Question about 2006 Mazda 3
The display screen above the radio has gone blank. The radio and everything else on the dash seems to be working ... just no display for functions of the radio ... clock and the like. I can't determine if it has a separate fuse or it's just died. Any ideas?
06 MAZ 3 check the fuse marked ROOM15a ,,under the hood in the corner of the fuse panel, PULL IT OUT and change it whether blown or not ,,,,,should fix it ,,,,,,,,if the display is not bad
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
That really works...the fuse that controls the Information display power is the one labelled "ROOM" (15Amp). It is located under the hood in the engine fuses.
I didnt even replace mine, I simply scraped off the dirt/rust from the metal portion and reinserted it. If this doesnt work, test the ROOM port with a functional fuse switch (I used the one labelled HORN, 15amp). If it works with the switch, you have a good part, but need a new fuse.
Free solution to an expensive problem...if you dont know whats wrong.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
Yes Yes Yes!!! After reading the suggestion and replacing my Room (15amp) fuse with the horn fuse my display plannel is working again. Thank you for posting this. The dealer wanted to charge me $600.00 for the part plus labor. I fixed it in two minutes for free.. I am a happy Mazda driver again.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
I also switched the horn fuse and room fuse and it works great! Thanks!!!
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
Brilliant Taterhead! I had the same problem and it took less than one minute to fix via your guidance. Thank you!
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
I had the same problem after having my car serviced. Two different dealerships agreed the display needed to be replaced. It was going to cost 850.00. I decided to wait and low and behold replaced/upgraded my battery and the display came back on. Two dealerships were completely wrong. I have lost faith in them! I had checked all my fuses also.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
I drive a 2010 Speed 3. I pulled the room 15, dusted it off and replaced it. Instant fix! Thanks for the info!
Posted on Jun 18, 2016
Taterhead 3e you are the MAN! My 2006 Mazda 3 information display was belly up. Yahooed a search and here I am, you've been to this movie before. I snatched that 15A fuse outta the Room 15A slot, buffed er up and walla the display is back. I did notice that the fuse legs were bent a little indicating the factory might of just jammed it into the slot any old way with any care for installation. I straighten them out and I'm now up and running. Thanks dude, you saved me some bucks for a nasty ole dealer, you are the MAN!
Posted on Jan 07, 2015
I was driving my 2006 Mazda 3 hatchback earlier today and it was fine when I parked. But after two hours, when I got back to my car, the display was dark. All the buttons are lighted, my dashboard was fine, and I could still listen to the radio and switch stations. I tried using a brand new 15A fuse in place of the old room fuse, but that didn't work. Instead, switching the horn fuse and the room fuse brought my display back. Thanks for all the tips!
Posted on Sep 30, 2013
Thanks you just saved a poor college student some $$$$$$
Posted on Jun 19, 2012
Great, yesterday our radio and cd player suddenly stopped showing on the display on our 2006 Mazda 3, couldn't get it to come on or to get any audio working, did the replacing the room 15a fuse with horn fuse, reset the code number on the display as per the manual and bingo back to having an audio system. Thanks for the info and suggestions on this site, problem solved with no expensive trip to a dealer!!
Posted on Jul 21, 2011
My 2005 mazda 6 radio diplay is part of its lighting could it steel be the fuse
Posted on Apr 11, 2011
I found a loose ground wire on battery cable. Took off both cables, cleaned (wire brushed) and secured them back. Worked perfect!
Thanks all for the tips!
Posted on Jul 03, 2010
Thanks taterhead 3e, it's always good to see an old post coming to life and helping out someone in need.....read : me.
Fixed problem within minutes after your advice.
Posted on Jun 30, 2010
I came up to this problem just today.. and driving back home all i could think was how much it was going to be to fix it myself or by the dealer. I decided to do a search to see if anyone has ran into the same situation. All i have to say is Thank YOU!!!
I knew there had to be a fuse for that part of the cicuit. I checked fuse (room 15A) in the engine compartment. it seemed find to me so I decided to disconnect the Battery and connect it back again. Turned the ignition and MAGIC its working..LOL
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
I had the same flickering problem with display panel for about 2 months....BUT...one evening, I parked in an interior parking for a couple of hours and it magically worked again (the dealer was going to charge me 500$ + labor to change it, but thankfully ,I decided to wait!!!)...I'm assuming the higher humidity in the parking must of "unstuck" something!....just to let you know that if this happens to you (and you warrenty is up) it gives you an extra argument....oubviously their technology is not so reliable and we shouldn't have to pay for these things!
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
I had the same problem with my 2006 Mazda 3 GT about a year ago, the Information Display went blank and everything works. The problem is the "Information Display" unit, if your car is still under warranty, the dealer will replace the Information Display unit for free. I am not sure how much it cost if you are out of warranty. Hope this will help.
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I took it to the dealer. They fixed under waranty. The new issue is the flash and beep confirmation upon double locking the doors no longer works.
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
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