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Can some one assist me for my car? Answered

I have mazda 6 Model 2006. The problem is that it is showing engine check, brake and ABS indicator in the dashboard. odometer also not working? can someone help?

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

4 years ago

An illuminated "check engine" light means your car's computer is crying out for help. It has detected troubles (DTCs), and it wants to tell its troubles to a human.

So that means you should plug your (OBD2?) code reading gizmo into your car's diagnostic port, for to read what DTC trouble codes it wants to tell you about.

I mean, this is a first step. The codes themselves are often cryptic: a riddle to be solved. But at least it narrows down the search. It tells you what part of your car you should be inspecting for problems.

Here is a page from a forum,

http://forum.mazda6club.com/3-0l-v6/205485-obd-ii-...

with someone asking where the OBD2 port on a Mazda6 is located. Answer: underneath the steering wheel.

I you have any friends who fix their own cars, it is likely one of these peeps will be in possession of an OBD2-code-reader-resetter tool, because this is pretty common thing. So you borrow the tool. Plug it into your car, usually with ignition off. Then turn the key to "on" position, and beep-bo-bop-booooo-beep it starts talking to the car's computer.

Well, actually, I kind of made up that part about the beep-beep noises. Every time I've done this, the process has been completely silent. But I like to imagine that these computers are talking to each other with beep-boo-bop-beeping noises.

BTW, there are Youtube videos that demo this code reading ritual.
e.g.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+t...

Like I was saying before, reading the trouble codes is only the first step. The real battle is figuring out what real physical problem caused the computer to set this code.

So, that is the DIY approach. The SEDIFY approach is of course to find an experienced mecha-nic, for to do all this goofy stuff for you.

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

4 years ago

Sounds like the car needs a lot of work. Take it to a mechanic. Check engine can be any number of things. Brake Light and ABS indicator probably mean the brakes are worn out and need to be replaced.

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iceng
iceng

4 years ago

Have you owned this car from NEW ?

And what is the odometer reading ?

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

4 years ago

Take it to a mechanic or try in a Mazda forum.

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Wired_Mist
Wired_Mist

Answer 4 years ago

Yeah I'd go to a Mazda form.

Search for your problem before posting because someone has probably allready delt with the Issue.

Goold Luck !