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2002 Mazda Protege electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 252005


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


If my Mazda Protege 5 is not driven for 2-3 days, the battery is dead the next time I try to start it. It has been to Mazda dealerships on at least 6 occassions. I have had the car jumped on 3 other occassions. They have replaced the battery 3 times, replaced varioues fuses, and finally decided that the factory stereo system was draining the battery while the car was not running. The most recent occurrence was 7/25, although this has happened at least 9 other times since last June.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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