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I've just got/sold my Mazda 6 / Newbie and new owner to be
« Last Post by badgx on May 24, 2020, 11:18:33 pm »
Just wanted to say thank you for allowing me to join this forum.

I have just purchased a 3rd gen 2016 Mazda 6 Sport Nav in Sonic silver, petrol engine, which should be ready for collection next week.

I'm certain it's going to be a reliable car but would like to know if there are any common issues with this particular model or if there is anything I  need to keep an eye out for.

Thank you

Vehicle Electrics / How do I find out what’s triggering my alarm?
« Last Post by Pezza187 on May 23, 2020, 12:24:13 pm »
The problem I’m having, as many other people on here are is my alarm keeps on going off and just wondered how I can find out what’s triggering it.
Can someone help me and advise me on the best way, Or piece of equipment to perform a electrical test on my 2008 Mazda 6?
Wheels/Tyres / Re: TPMS False readings
« Last Post by Rusty Bike on May 19, 2020, 10:17:43 pm »
I was told that the system was mandatory in the USA (sounds about rite!) to flag up a puncture, not warn that one pressure is slightly low. Mine began faulting up when my tyres became worn. I fitted 4 x Khumo and was plagued for at least a year afterwards. Dealer said they couldn't deactivate it. Tried everything to remedy the fault but it kept happening. Then, after last recall, it stopped. My pressures are quite low circa. 31psi. I'm due new tyres again soon. Dear Lord, please don't let it start over again.
Wheels/Tyres / Re: 2016 M6 Sportnav - alloy wheels peeling
« Last Post by Rusty Bike on May 19, 2020, 09:55:10 pm »
I was very disappointed in the quality of the wheels on my 2013 Tourer. The wheels on my 02 Golf have no blistering. I got the set replaced under warranty but the new ones have gone the same as the old ones. 
Bodywork / Re: Paint colour code label (2008 Mazda estate Sport)
« Last Post by brackb01 on May 19, 2020, 10:05:11 am »
Many thanks.

I'd tried google, and found the same. I just wondered whether anybody else had been more succesful and perhaps it was buried away somewhere unusual.

I suspect that you are right and I need to contact a dealer.

thanks for taking the time to reply.

Bodywork / Re: Paint colour code label (2008 Mazda estate Sport)
« Last Post by Willpower on May 18, 2020, 02:43:02 pm »
As with most car manufacturers Mazda paint codes can be found in several locations. Most often Mazda paint codes are found on your chassis plate under the bonnet at the rear of the engine bay. They also can be located in the door shut on the chassis plate.

Since around 2004 later models will not always have a paint code put on the vehicle. The only option is to contact a local mazda dealer to obtain your paint code, they will require your Registration / Chassis number so have this available.

Also this might help   

Google is wonderful. 
Bodywork / Re: Paint colour code label (2008 Mazda estate Sport)
« Last Post by brackb01 on May 18, 2020, 01:37:02 pm »

I found some text underneath but i think that was just the part number for the mirrors. no other text visible.
Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Mazda 6 2014 Plastic Oil Pickup
« Last Post by Bradders on May 18, 2020, 11:47:22 am »
Hi Folks,
             Mazda 6 2.2D SkyActive 2014. Had the low oli pressure light on and as I'm on my 2nd engine thought I'd take the sump off and clean the strainer. To be honest, I'd decided after the last time that I should do this periodically, so this is the first time. The engine has 28,000 miles on it and have chaned the oil & filter at 7-8000mile intervals.
       So I finally managed to get the sump off and the pickup strainer has a fair bit of crud on it. It's a plastic one like none I've ever seen and it can't come off as one of the bolts seems to have gone in before the rest of the engine was built around it....
       It looks like the plastic pickup clips together. If so, this would likely be ideal to clean the mesh, but I don't want to start easing it apart with a screwdriver before checking if anyone has experience with these.
       Anyone know if I can take it apart in situ to clean the mesh?


Vehicle Electrics / Horn
« Last Post by matt_k_g on May 15, 2020, 07:12:09 pm »

The horn on my 6 sounds a bit odd, like it's worn out.

Not sure if it's the high or low tone that's bust.

Does anybody know how to get to the horn at the front of the vehicle. Its easily visible through the grill but can't see how else to get to it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Bodywork / Re: Paint colour code label (2008 Mazda estate Sport)
« Last Post by Ant-7 on May 15, 2020, 11:37:43 am »
I found mine on the inside cover of wing mirror!! Have you tried there?
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