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Yes, these two wires should be connected together. This is what allows the radio to retract the antenna when it isn't being used. Just because your wiring harness has a connection for this wire, it doesn't necessarily mean that your car has this kind of motorized antenna. Even if that's the case, there's still no harm in making the connection.


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Take the battery somewhere it can be tested. It probably is only holding what is called a "surface charge". One cell may be bad in which will not charge correctly. When left to sit, even a small drain can cause it to lose its charge. I will bet the battery is the root cause if your issue, especially since you say the alternator is putting out good juice.


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If all else fails check to see your thermostat is opening and closing at correct temps. all you need is hot water and a thermometer.Workshop manual particular to your car explains how.Dead easy


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Your radiator, if original, is 11 years old and may be full of scale depending on water quality in your area. It may need replacing/rodding out/recoring. Also, check that the bottom hose you purchased has spring inside to prevent collapse. I always use quality premixed coolant so water quality is not an issue. N.B. some people will tell you to discard ...


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I have not found anything definitive (only speculation on forums), but it appears the reason they offset the antenna is so it is more easily accessible for removal (such as when going through an automated car wash). If you look at this picture, you can see how far forward it is from the back of the car. Reaching up from the back to remove it could prove ...


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DUDE! You can't run ethanol in old cars! The fuel lines are made out of plastic, and, as you have just experienced, crack when exposed to ethanol. There are a whole myriad of other problems that ethanol causes. My suggestion would be to replace the fuel lines and injector(s) Even if you are lucky, and Mazda used fuel lines and injectors that aren't ...



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