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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
86,594 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. clean wire terminals on fuse box (1 reports)
2000 Mazda Protege electrical problems

electrical problem

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2000 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 132009

Protege SE 1.6L 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 86,594 miles


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alternator stops working

The car wouldn't start coming out of the grocery store. Seemed likes the battery was dead. I borrowed a booster pack and boosted it but it died as soon as I put it in gear. Had to drive home with the booster pack and start looking at the alternator. As the battery light never came on, I tested the inputs and the signal had only 0.47V key ON. The other end of the wires are under the fuse box, so I looked under there and found contamination in the connector's holes of the alternator wires. Cleaned with brake cleaner and everything works fine now.

- , Beloeil, Quebec, Canada

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