Question about 2004 Mazda 3

1 Answer

2006 mazda 3 dash light will blink

Hello ,
I have a 2006 Mazda 3s, I bought it used about a year ago. Today I changed my battery for the first time. Ever since, there is a small red light below the dash on the driver side (to the right) that constantly blinks. It blinks if the car is on/off and locked/unlocked. I have never seen the light before. From my understanding, it is not the engine immobilizer light (for that light looks like a car with a key in it), however, I may be mistaken. The car appears to start fine and lock. Does anyone know what this light is or how I can turn it off? I am also concerned it will tax my new battery''s life. Help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 141 Answers

Wonder if it is a reminent of an old security system? Rather than taking it out and leaving a hole and wire splices, they just left the armed light there. Just a thought though. Do you have an owners manual? If so, check through it and see if there is a light, that is supposed to be there. Best wishes to you.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 2006 mazda tribute , i replaced the altinator a week ago because the dash lights and headlamps were blinking on and off. replaced the altinator and it was good for a week.... now it is happen

Check for voltage at the battery with the engine running. If you have around or more than 14 volts than the alternator is working. If the vehicle starts with a jump and continues to run without starting than the alternator is doing its job. You likely need a new battery. Most auto parts store will check it for free. If the battery is bad replacing it sooner rather than later will be the best choice.

Oct 09, 2012 | 2006 Mazda Tribute

1 Answer

1/2 light in dash dials out along with the ashtray light in 2006 Mazda 3

The dash light consist if two parts plus the ashtery light In your Mazda. You need to disconnect the dash look for the steps online available for Mazda 3. You might find that the cable harness is slightly disconnected or the pins in it are a bit twisted you need to check it out. And for the ashtery light after you get the cup holder removed and all the screws in the dash as well. You will get to a harness right back of the lighter which will leads you to another smaller plug of a tiny bulb. Make sure it's well connected otherwise it's just a replacement matter!

May 20, 2010 | 2006 Mazda 3

1 Answer

2004 Mazda 6 Battery Life is SHORT!

Was this mechcanic certified? It sounds like your altenator has a weak diode or regulator instead if the car does start every day. To see if you have a bad diode take a volt meter and set it to the DC switch for direct current. Have the red probe to red (POSITIVE) and black on black (NEGATIVE) It sould give you a reading of 13.5 volts when the engine is running. If not switch the red wire from the meter to the black (Negagtive) on the batteryand the black wire from the volt meter to the red (Positive) to the battery. If you get the same reading when inverting the wires you have a bad diode. A diode only lets current flow one direction. If it shows flowing both ways it will under charge your battery causing it to die out

Jan 23, 2010 | 2006 Mazda 6

1 Answer

I have a Mazda 3 year 06', the engine light recently came on... I have the oil changed every 3k, since I bought the car 3 years ago. Recently, it has been making a shuttering noise coming from the engine....

Look's like you have kept up with your car, but if engine light came on you need to have engine diag. done to find out what's going on, it's on because engine computer pick up a bad signal from one of your sensor, have it check out.Good luck.

Dec 11, 2009 | 2006 Mazda 6

1 Answer

Where is the distributor cap on a 2006 mazda 3s?

There isn't one. This car uses ignition coils.

Aug 31, 2009 | 2006 Mazda 3

1 Answer

Hesitation during acceleration

could be the type of plug you are using.I was told only to use ngk plugs.I recently put bosch plugs in my mazda 3 and the check engine light came on and it started missfiring.

Apr 26, 2009 | 2004 Mazda 3

2 Answers

Warning Light

That exclamation light on the dash board indicates low tire pressure. Check the air in all your tires and make sure they are all filled to proper levels and it should turn off.

Apr 11, 2009 | 2006 Mazda Tribute

1 Answer

Need programming instructions for RKE for 2000 Mazda 626

2000 Mazda 626
Note: Make SURE the battery is new.
Instructions for programming ONE keyless remote fob.
1. Open the driver’s door & leave open.
2. Insert the key in the ignition.
3. Turn the key to the on and off position 3 times.
4. Remove the key from the ignition.
5. After door open chime stops, press the door open button 3 times.
6. After chime, press any fob key twice.
7. After second chime, press any fob key twice again.
8. After third chime, press any fob key twice again.
9. Press the door open button once.
10. The car should give another acknowledgement chime.
11. Test key fob.
This DOES work. I just programmed mine successfully today, three hours ago.

Sep 03, 2008 | 2000 Mazda 626

1 Answer

2006 mazda 3

it may be the door switch at the door jam

May 27, 2008 | 2006 Mazda 3

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Mazda 3 Logo

990 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mazda Experts


Level 3 Expert

74241 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22082 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7207 Answers

Are you a Mazda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides