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wcraigiii last won the day on November 21 2009

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    1999 1/2 626 ES, 2.5V6, AT

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  1. Up for sale is a 1999 1/2 Mazda 626 ES V6. Vehicle is a titled 1999 Mazda 626 ES V6 but has many, many interior and exterior parts from 2000-2002 Mazda 626s. I am the 2nd owner of this vehicle and have had it since 2004 when it had 74,xxx miles on it. Vehicle is in excellent condition, very clean and always driven by a non-smoker. Vehicle features include: - 2.5L V6 with 165 hp - ABS brakes - traction control - sunroof/moonroof - fold down dual rear seats with trunk access - power driver's seat - leather seats (and seat backs), leather steering wheel, leather center console armrest - cruise - power antenna - adjustable height steering wheel, Here are the upgraded interior and exterior parts from 2000-2002 Mazda 626s: - 16" 5 dual spoke alloy wheels (from a 2000 Mazda Millenia) - Front grille - Front left and right side lights - Tail lights - Overhead color matched "console" with sunroof controls and storage bin - Complete center console with two covered cup holders and a dual level storage bin with 12V power outlet - Tan leather steering wheel and matching tan steering column bezels - Rear license plate surround chrome bezel - Color matched instrument cluster bezel Vehicle also has the following upgrades, options and accessories: - Electrochromic rearview mirror with compass and outside temp display - Tinted side and back windows (45% CXP tinting) - K and N air filter - Goodyear 225/55R16 Assurance Triple Tred tires (80,000 mile warranty - purchased in May 2014 with mileage at 173,897 from Discount Tire). - OEM fog lights (very rare) - OEM front and rear mudguards (rare) - OEM like new carpeted floor mats (extra set and not shown in pics - stored in trunk) - Aux port connected to OEM radio (in lower level of center console storage bin) - Bose premium radio and amp (under front passenger seat) - Moon roof wind deflector - New left and right front headlight assemblies The following selected repairs and maintenance have recently been done on the vehicle: - new right front CV axle (March 2017, 201,267 miles) - new alternator (February 2017, 200,950 miles) - Transmission Service - fluid, filter and gasket (August 2016, 195,288 miles) - new rear sway bar links (June 2016, 194,480 miles) - new battery (June 2016, 186,769 miles - 40 month free replacement from Cost Less Auto Parts) - new valve cover gasket (October 2012, 160,993 miles) - new front struts (October 2012, 160,787) - new mass air flow sensor (September 2012, 160,091 miles) - new timing belt, water pump, belt tensioner, idler pullies (August 2011, 150,729 miles) Oil used in vehicle has been Pennzoil 5W30 High Mileage Full Synthetic. Oil and filter changed every 5,000 miles or 6 months Goodyear Triple Tred tires have been rotated every 6,000 miles and have approximately 8/32" of tread left. The following services (Discount Tire) are included with the tires: - free rotation and balancing - road hazard replacement guarantee for life of all tires - free flat repair Also included with vehicle will be: - Haynes Repair Manual for Mazda 626 - LeBra front end and hood protectors - 3 remote entry key fobs, 3 chipped keys, 3 "valet" keys - ALL repair and parts records since 2004 Mileage for this vehicle has been 22 - 24 mpg city and 28 - 30 mpg hwy (documented). You will PROBABLY not get this kind of mileage as I am a cheap hypermiler and drive the speed limit. I have babied this car for 13 years but it is time to move on. Price is $2,495. PayPal or cash are accepted.
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    Clear Corners

    No. I settled for the corners from a '00-'02 626. They look much better than the stock '99 ones but not quite as nice as clears would have been.
  3. For sale is a Mazda 626 OEM driver's side airbag from a 1999 Mazda 626 ES. This airbag will fit all 626s for the years 1998 - 2002. The center logo area looks slightly different than the ones from the 2000 - 2002 626 models but it is an exact fit for all electrical connections, holding bolts, cruise control buttons and horn "button". Airbag cover is in excellent condition with no visible blemishes on it. Airbag was never deployed. Installing this item will take about 10 minutes. Price is $55. S&H is $18 for US addresses. Paypal is the preferred payment method.
  4. This steering wheel is from a 1999 Mazda 626 ES. It is an OEM steering wheel and the condition is excellent with no rips, tears, visible wear marks or unraveling seams. Installing this item will take about 20 - 30 minutes and probably require a breaker bar to loosen the large nut holding on the steering wheel already in place. Price is $45. S&H is $15.00 for US addresses. PayPal is the preferred payment method.
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    R&r Rear Seat Backs

    I want to replace the existing driver's side rear seat back in my '99 626 with one from a 2000 - 2002 626. The later model has the fold down center arm rest and storage area. It appears that there are metal arms that hold the seat backs in place at the bottom side part of the the seat and allow the seat to pivot up and down in place. However, there doesn't appear to be an easy way to get to these. Anyone taken out a rear seat back for repair and/or replacement and knows how to do this? Any help would be appreciated.
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    Pcm Question

    I called a local Mazda dealership and they quoted me $541 to replace the PCM w/a used one (said no new ones were available) and have everything programmed. Decided just to sell the car with a reduced price b/c of the issue of the high and hard shifting. Curioulsy, the problem came and went depending on something I could ever figure out. Hated to sell it as it had been a rescued one that I had spent a lot of time restoring. New owner (a few days ago) is in touch w/me still and fully knows the problem. It's in w/his mechanic who seems to think he can resolve it w/no need for Mazda's programming around the PCM/immobilizer issue. Perhaps he can actually repair the existinig PCM and be on his way. If I hear that the issue has been fixed and how it was fixed, I'll post it here. Zoom, zoom!
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    Pcm Question

    Hi, Did 2001626 get this issue resolved with a new ECU/PCM? My 2000 626 is experiencing the EXACT same symptoms - high and hard shifts. My tranny guy said the tranny is fine. If you did install a new PCM, how did you get around the immobilizer issue? Appreciate any and all details on your situation.
  8. I'm looking to swap a '00 insturment cluster into my '99. I like the looks of the dials and arms better and the Trip A & Trip B odometer options. It doesn't appear there are any "plug and play" differences between the two years but I'm wondering if there will be issues with the PCM and/or immobilizer with the swap given the difference of the odometer reading on the new cluster vs current odometer reading. Has anyone done a cluster replacement and either a)had no issues or b)had issues with the immobilizer/PCM? Let me know. Thanks.
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    '98 - '99 Oem Fog Lights

    XeNoMoRpH is correct. Installing these fog lights was fairly easy. You don't even have to run wires thru the firewall as the prewiring is all done for you. The '00 - '02 fogs were much harder as you have to take the bumper cover off and carve out the bezel holes. The hard part was getting all the fasteners and bolts off & on from a car that's 12 years old! Good luck.
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    '98 - '99 Oem Fog Lights

    The US spec 626 for '00 - '02 has the OEM foglights sitting inside bezels that go into those indents on the bumper cover, as you described. They redesigned the bumper cover for the '00 model year such that the new foglight design/placement would work. I personally think it's much nicer looking than the OEM ones I have on my '99. The '00 - '02 bumper covers even have perforations on the inside of the cover where you cutout to make way for the foglight bezels. That being said, the above Euro spec 626 foglights may or may not work on your '98 bumper cover. Your other choice would be to replace your '98 bumper cover with one from an '00, '01 or '02 and then use the US spec OEM foglight kit and bezels. The newer model cover should be an exact fit for the '98 & '99 626s. These OEM foglight kits & bezels have been available on ebay for the past year or so at very reasonable prices.
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    '98 - '99 Oem Fog Lights

    I agree w/XeNoMoRph. This is the OEM foglight kit for the '98 & '99 models. It will not fit '00 - '02 models though as the bumper geometry is different for those models They are super easy to install (if you can read French, that is - LOL). I say that because all of these '98 - '99 kits seem to include only the French instructions for connecting the cables and not the English instructions. Anyway, if you do buy this kit and find only French, let the forum know and someone can shoot the English instructions to you. Also, be aware that the connectors to the bulbs inside the actual foglights are fairly exposed to the weather. Mine rusted on me within 3-4 years of driving in the wet Northwest and I had to replace them - no big deal but a concern nonetheless. Best of luck.
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    98-99 Fuse Box (Specifically Fog Lights)

    Here you go. It appears you have a '00 626 so these are exactly what you need. The OEM fogs for the '98 - '99 are the ones with the French instructions. However, the electrical connections ARE IDENTICAL to the '00 - '02 fogs so if you're looking for those to be translated into English, you can just use these. Good luck. BTW - if you need the fog light bezels for the front bumper cover, radical-ed on ebay has a bunch. He will usually take an offer of $20 for a pr because his S&H is so high! LOL! 2000-2002 Mazda 626 OEM Foglight Installation Instructions.pdf
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    $141.98 For A New Key!

    Here is the procedure to use if you have two or more working transponder keys. It is MUCH simpler than having to get and enter a codeword. I know this works as I did it a few days ago on my '99 626. I assume it will work on all '98 - '02 626 models as they were mechanically identical. 1. Cut new transponder equipped key(s). ( Mine cost $3.50 to cut & ≈$40 off ebay for the key blank) Using 1st key, turn ignition to ON position, then LOCK position 5 times. Turn 1st key to ON position. SECURITY light should illuminate. Turn 1st key to LOCK position. SECURITY light should go out. 2. Using 2nd key, start engine. SECURITY light should illuminate for 1-2 seconds and engine should continue to run. Turn 2nd key to LOCK position and remove key. 3. Repeat step 2) with 1st key. Repeat step 2) with new key. Repeat step 2) with each new or valid key, up to 8 keys total. Wait 30 seconds, program will quit automatically.