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Offline IRONTUSK

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Mazda 3 SE-L
« on: July 01, 2017, 03:09:46 PM »
I picked up a 2015 Mazda 3 in the said trim and it has the reverse parking aid, I get the beeps when reversing but nothing shows on the display? Is that correct? I thought it should show a picture of the vehicle and highlight where the obstacle is in relation to the car?
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Re: Mazda 3 SE-L
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 07:02:46 PM »
Our 2015 SE-L is the same if it's any help.

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Re: Mazda 3 SE-L
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 09:31:21 AM »
Our 2015 SE-L is the same if it's any help.

Ah ok, that kind of sucks. I have done a bit of digging and it looks like you only get the onscreen display is you have both the front and rear sensors, so on the sport only basically unless when you buy a new vehicle and pay extra!

I just find it quite difficult to actually judge how close I am and i`m not sure how accurate the beeps are, I may practice by reserving into my bins on the drive  ::)
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Re: Mazda 3 SE-L
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 09:42:36 AM »
What you can do is just turn the ignition on (one click before the engine starts), put it in reverse and step around the rear of the car. Don't know about yours but you can hear the beeps outside on mine. I did this to get an idea as to their area of view (it has a surprising amount of side to side which can lead to a solid tone if you are along side something). Also you can find out what your margin for error is without risking nudging anything.

Will say I just use mine as a STOP! Notification, when it's a solid tone stay there (leaves 6 inches). Otherwise use the mirrors to reverse as normal, it just allows greater accuracy in judging where the back bumper is.

Our other car has a display in it and I don't like it, I don't think anything that encourages you not to be looking out the window/in the mirror during low speed manuvers is a good idea.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 09:55:06 AM by StevenRB45 »

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Re: Mazda 3 SE-L
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 01:02:58 PM »
the reverse sensors are a bit rubbish.
this works better and is easy to fit
http://www.mazda3forums.co.uk/index.php?topic=14010.0

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Re: Mazda 3 SE-L
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 01:02:58 PM »