I cannot seem to find a way to stow the spare tire in this 1996 Mazda 626. Unlike later models the spare tire wheel well does not have a supporting 'hump' in its middle. The centre hook, I think, is supposed to hook into the loop at the bottom centre of the wheel well. I cannot get it to hook from the top or by installing it first in the loop and then putting wheel over it, etc.
I feel like an idiot asking this question but I just can't seem to find an answer that is effective. Is there something missing in the equipment or am I just not seeing something obvious?
Thanks never the less!!! The car is Swedish - but it looks like it was imported here 1999. So dont know the origin.
The modell is for years 98-02. Its a 2.0i 16V combi.
From 2002 I think they look like in the links you provided. And in every video I could find on Youtube. Instead of the fact that the modell year on those films are stated to be 1998. So I havent got a glue why ours are so different here.
I know Mazda changed the exterior as well - in 2000 I think - the front grill is different, the lights and the rear hatch handle is shaped different from -98 as on the 00-02. Our neighbors have 98/00/01 and 02.
I am from France and I just bough a Mazda MX6 1993 V6 2.5 automatic transmission.
I have HOLD light blinking so I decided to search some informations about the issue and how to access to diagnostic mode.
I saw your very helpful post and advices and I also saw that some informations were missing about EUROPEAN KL versions.
Here is what connectors are present on my car (sorry I don't succeed in adding a picture so I write it):
- First line: FEN / MEN / TEN / +B (all 4 are present)
- Second line: GND / FAT / FBS / FAC / FWS / FSC / "void" (GND, FAT, FBS, FSC are present)
- Thrid line: TAT / TBS / TAC / TWS / TSC / "void" (TAT, TBS and TSC are present)
- Forth line: FAB / IG- / GND / TFA / F/P / TAB (FAB, IG-, GND, F/P and TAB are present).
- Last line: Nothing.
I need to access to codes of my automatic transmission (ATX). I will need TAT which is hopefully present.
Thank you - unfortunatelly, this guide is for an other type of dash modell and the WHOLE dash panel needs to come out, not only some part of it.
I tried with a small screw driver and only could get out the upper part - and see that the side of the switch had a big hole in it.... so I pushed it back in.
The switch is mounted in an other way - REALLY heard!!!
Ill pop out and take a picture of it.
I used this guide to get dash apart, wasn’t too bad.There is another post I found where someone used a very small flat head and was able to work the switches out from the front, I’ll see if i can find that one.
Saw that this topic has been up before.
I suspect the culprit is the dimmer switch. If I tutch the switch, the lights come back - or if I hit the dash.
But I cannot, for the life of me, get it out!!!!
Its a 1998 Mazda 626. So the whole dash is in one piece......
I tried to take out everyting around the switch to get access to from the behinf - but by arms arent that thin or in such shape so I could bend them in a "Z"....
Is it REALLY the manufacturers meaning that the whole dash needs come off, so that single switch can come off?
Any help from you guys that have been working on these old Mazdas?