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Vehicle Entertainment / Navigation Systems / Re: New Map update February 2019
« Last post by djkj on February 14, 2019, 08:14:23 AM »
The update went ok for me too. Agreed, I had the "insufficient space" message but all one has to do is select the UK only option and it will download and install. I would imagine very few people would require the Russian data. My only gripe about the update(s) is that there are still road changes/amendments/new ones still not appearing.
Diesel /DPF issues / DPF Fluid (PAT Fluid)
« Last post by DanMX3 on February 13, 2019, 09:36:43 PM »
Hello all, Has anyone changed the PAT fluid in their 1.6 Diesel Mazda 3 mine is 2009 Gen 1. I have only learned of this recently and I have located the reservoir, there is a bottle in boot from previous owner so this is surely a good sign that they were topping it up, having no issues with it, it was during my oil researching that I discovered its importance. My question, is it simply a case of topping it up and is this easy? How do I know it is running low is there a warning icon or something and also is it crucial to re-set the counter then? What is the purpose of the 'Counter'. Hope someone can answer these questions as I can find very little on the net that answer them. Thanks.
Members Gallery / Re: Martha the Takuya
« Last post by StevenRB45 on February 13, 2019, 08:33:06 PM »
Got to say...after a week this stereo is awesome.

The screen is better than the oem one in the Citroen in both quality and responsiveness. The sound quality even on standard speakers is excellent..though I'd now love an I've got a feeling I might end up popping the stock ones. Been going through old music and enjoying it afresh on my commute.

I was already a fan of Android Auto but using it every day In a slicker installation is pretty much a thing of wonder. Literally just tell it what you want to do and it does it. Be it navigation, sending a message, playing a song or album or artist (pretty much any song as it's linked to Spotify, Google music...and iPlayer in my case) can all be done by pressing a single button then speaking to it.

DAB aerial may have been a waste of money given I've only not been streaming off my phone for about 2 minutes but sure I'll use it at some point.

But in general very chuffed, made my currently horrific commute (19 mph average speed over 280 miles cannot wait for Blaydon rounderbout to be done) a lot more bearable. Also means no faffing with phone cradles and the like when we go on weekend trips.
New Members / Re: Newbie 🙂
« Last post by StevenRB45 on February 13, 2019, 07:27:38 PM »
That's my favourite colour in a gen 2, looks great  :)
New Members / Re: Newbie 🙂
« Last post by Coops77 on February 13, 2019, 06:59:39 PM »
I do miss the power and the 4x4 in the snow and you cant really beat them for out and out pace and putting a massive grin on your face on a decent b road. But I have to say the mazda is really fun to drive and has enough poke to keep it hustling along. I think its definitely an upgrade though, the comfort, refinement and heated seats, heated windscreen, bose stereo, auto lights etc etc make it feel like a much more modern car. Glad I owned a scooby and now I'm really enjoying the mazda, but for different reasons I think.
New Members / Re: Newbie 🙂
« Last post by red_imps_2003 on February 13, 2019, 04:42:07 PM »
Those wheels look great and the colour of the body is nice too. How are you finding performance compared to the scooby? I always hankered after one of those in the noughties but the cost of insurance and a poor-paying profession put me off. I would have thought the Mazda would be considerably less powerful than the scooby. Does the new car feel like an upgrade, a downgrade or a side-step overall, would you say?
Bodywork / Re: Wheel arch liner
« Last post by red_imps_2003 on February 13, 2019, 04:28:01 PM »
Thank you for the update on your original query. It's something I might have to look into for my Gen2. Shortly after getting it I used to notice an annoying intermittent tapping coming from the back somewhere. This went on for months; some journeys I wouldn't notice it at all and others it would be fairly persistent or be present for a few minutes then stop then come back again. I tried taking everything out of the boot and back seat area, rooted around in various cubby holes and behind linings, sticking down any loose wiring I could see (including the ones connecting the rear parking sensors, which trail along the bumper somewhat loosly).

To cut a [very, very, very] long story short, I eventually noticed the rear wheel arch liners aren't held in place very firmly. As a test I stuck the rear-left one (passenger side) against the metalwork with a piece of sticky felt (the same stuff I'd used to prevent the parcel shelf from rattling) and I have not heard the rattle since. I've been meaning to sort out a tidier solution but I haven't got a scooby how one goes about fitting a new lining or even whether it is the lining itself or the area in which it is mounted where the problem lies.

Of course, since that rattle was sorted a bunch of others have started up elsewhere, such is the nature of these things...
Vehicle Entertainment / Navigation Systems / Re: New Map update February 2019
« Last post by Willpower on February 13, 2019, 03:47:12 PM »
how do you do quotes?

Vehicle Entertainment / Navigation Systems / Re: New Map update February 2019
« Last post by Willpower on February 13, 2019, 01:38:07 PM »
    Worked ok for me.

Is this on an older '3' Willpower and not the newer 2014+ '3'? - still nothing heard back from Mazda.

:)  I own and run a 2018 Mazda2 SENav as well as the 3  :)  The update went faultlessly for me.  I'm sad that others are having difficulties.
Vehicle Entertainment / Navigation Systems / Re: New Map update February 2019
« Last post by gknight9 on February 13, 2019, 12:56:16 PM »
Plugged card in, before update Used was 7024Mb out of 15185Mb.
After update, 7123Mb used.

And here is the problem probably, the original supplied Mazda SD cards were 8GB not 16. As far as I'm aware you cannot move the files (even via the toolbox) from the original SD card onto a larger SD card due to the Mazda security encryption, unless maybe it's a Mazda supplied replacement? I can see another Mazda kerching moment coming....
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