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Vehicle Electrics / Additional Key Fob for 2010 Mazda3 Sport
« Last post by arthurd123 on July 11, 2018, 02:55:22 PM »
Hello everyone,

Hope someone can put me on the right track here, I have just purchased a 2010 Mazda3 Sport, love the car in fact never knew they were so much fun to drive. I do have one issue though as per my title.

The car came only with one 3 button smart fob (Open,Close & Alarm buttons), I have been searching for info on this on this very forum but couldn't find any compatibility lists for these key fobs. I have contacted a local Auto Locksmiths but they have quoted me £280+VAT for a replacement, which I'm not willing to pay for obvious reasons.

My current key fob lists as SKE11B-03 the ones of eBay are usually SKE13E-01 and my simple question is will the SKE13E-01 key fob work with my car or do I need to get an identical part number (SKE11B-03)? The SKE13E-01 version also comes with 3 identical buttons. I can also get a key blank and get it cut elsewhere so that shouldn't be a problem right?

I'm definitely aware that afterwards I need to get someone to program the car to work with this replacement key fob, once I know the above will work I will look for someone who can do it for me.

Thank you for your help in advance.

Vehicle Entertainment / Navigation Systems / Re: Trouble connecting to iPod
« Last post by Happy Jack on July 06, 2018, 07:32:40 AM »
Thanks for the welcome. I was passing a dealership yesterday so took it in on the off chance; apparently the software update that was done a fortnight ago was replaced by a newer update barely days later. Had it updated again and fingers crossed everything is working fine now. Many thanks for the advice.
Mazda 3 / Re: Mazda 3 from Scotland - why so cheap?
« Last post by moozmooz on July 06, 2018, 01:27:19 AM »
"I would imagine it is due to the dreaded corrosion problem caused by salt on the roads in Scottish winters"

I'm not sure where the north/south line lies for salt/no salt, so I'm not too sure if that's the answer. This past winter, we didn't have all that much snow, but enough for buses to stop running - as far as I know, the only route taken off in Scotland - because Stagecoach considered the road too dangerous. They were right. After a fortnight, the council put out diggers to chip their way through 150mm of compacted snow/ice which, by then, was like polished rock. Roads seem more likely to get salted when there's no need, and that's when it does most damage to vehicles.

I took to the hills yesterday and the "Scottish winters" line reminded me of a conversation I overheard in Tomintoul museum a few years ago. The "curator" was busy telling a gullible tourist, and everybody else within a sizeable radius, how the village was cut off by snow for up to 11 months of the year.

No sign of any snow yesterday, only some gritting on the road above Cock Bridge, but that was most likely for melting tar or maybe an obnoxious motor cyclist had been splattered. Too many of them seem to see the Lecht as a race track.

My 2005 Gen 1 underwent major surgery last week for its MOT. Corrosion on sills extending into wheel arches front and rear. I reckon three contributing factors. Salt corrosion, spread of corrosion from the wheel arch recall problem, which wasn't repaired properly and misuse of trolley jacks by tyre fitters.
Many years ago, I was getting the front tyres on my SAAB 96 replaced. Quick look and the jack was positioned at the front of the car dead centre. Stopped the guy and asked what he was doing. He reckoned there was a handy bit of tube running across the front, and he was right. Only problem was it was the exhaust! Before I bought the car, the sump was replaced as it had been punctured by...………...

As for the price difference, I don't know how the Mazda dealer density varies Scotland to England nor the sales rate. Nor do I know the car to population density difference between Scotland and England, but I'd doubt if there were major differences. I suspect, as far as trade is concerned, price difference may be due to cars being more mobile closer to bigger population centres - easier and cheaper to move cars relatively short distances by transporter- so easier to sell, so prices stay up.

Another major factor may be the difference in the structure of car sales between Scotland and England. I suspect there are more used car dealers in England than in Scotland, where the majority of cars seem to go through dealerships. 

Models/Trim / Re: Fastback vs Hatchback - tyre noise level
« Last post by moozmooz on July 06, 2018, 12:31:04 AM »
"Considering it comes with 17" wheels, it should be " Why?
Tyre noise is generated by the tyre and the road surface. How much gets in depends on insulation, which is tuned to the car. I'd imagine there'd be very little difference.
Mazda 3 / Re: Mazda 3 from Scotland - why so cheap?
« Last post by StevenRB45 on July 05, 2018, 10:52:03 PM »
Scottish cars do tend to be cheaper due to the location and lower population density..that and there seems more Mazdas in the north so supply and demand would dictate they were cheaper.

People don't tend to travel the length of the country to buy an ordinary car.
Interior trim / Re: Sport trim - black or white leather - dilemma
« Last post by StevenRB45 on July 05, 2018, 10:29:47 PM »
If you wear Jeans then Black all day..the whites tend to dye blue.
Mazda 3 / Re: Mazda 3 from Scotland - why so cheap?
« Last post by Ed-Led on July 05, 2018, 10:28:30 PM »
Nowadays I would buy a Mazda from Scotland although i'd still be wary of buying a car that's spent it's time near the sea anywhere in the UK. I used to have a 2002 Mazda 323 2.0 Sport that was registered in Inverness and owned by a guy in Thurso and rust had set in after 5 to 6 years on that. Eventually it killed the car, the strut top mounts dissolved after 10 years.   
Maintenance / Re: DSR FORMAT
« Last post by EWT on July 05, 2018, 08:49:23 PM »
Forgot about the new app, the one that limited to mobile phone an tablet and lost the ability to use a PC :-[
Models/Trim / Fastback vs Hatchback - tyre noise level
« Last post by philly on July 05, 2018, 07:19:38 PM »
Is BM petrol 2.0 120 hp Fastback much quieter/comfier/refined than the hatchback? Considering it comes with 17" wheels, it should be but in practical terms, driving at motorway speeds of 70-80 mph - which one would be a better choice?
Interior trim / Sport trim - black or white leather - dilemma
« Last post by philly on July 05, 2018, 06:47:17 PM »
Is there any difference other than colour between the black and white leather seats in the Sport trim? Which ones are easier to maintain, showing less spots, easier to clean? Which ones would you choose?
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