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    Guage cluster swap questions

    It’s plug and play! I got a nice cluster from a P5, automatic tranny. Everything works- high beam light, turn signals, and tach. I think if you have a Violet/White wire going to your guage cluster on 2001-2003 Protege/Protege5 you can swap these to your hearts desire. I think you have to run...
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    Guage cluster swap questions

    https://www.mazdaforum.com/forum/mazda-protege-23/oem-tachometer-install-2000-dx-26888/#post149818 It looks like this guy was doing a MSP swap on his 2000 dx, which did not have a V/W wire going to his cluster, which I believe I do. He connected it through his diagnostic port (located behind...
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    Guage cluster swap questions

    I was looking at this exact same diagram before I posted. All the way to the right almost 3/4 the way to the bottom it says "V/W" on the connection which I am assuming is the Violet/White wire. I followed the manual to the pinout diagram, and it seems to be exactly where my Violet (Purple) /...
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    Guage cluster swap questions

    I searched and there isn't much info on it that I could find- I have a 2003 Protege - I think its a DX. No power locks/windows, MT, no Tach. My question is can I swap a cluster from a 2001-2003 protege with a Tachometer with no problems? Can I use an automatic transmission cluster? I pulled my...
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    03 Protege 5MT 2.0L Battery light at high RPMs

    I got a new alternator, installed and tested it with every single button I could turn on from the inside, high beams, heated defrost, and no battery light at high RPMs. It's nice having a real alternator, DBElectrical (for our cars) are junk. They are making them produce more voltage it seems...
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    Protege Unicorn

    I did the bracket/front upper strut bar swap on mine as well, from a MP3 . Your car is clean!
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    03 Protege 5MT 2.0L Battery light at high RPMs

    I read about the 9v trick in another thread, tried it, and it didn’t seem to work. The 9v battery was good tested that as well. I put my junkyard solenoid in, revved the engine and the VICS actuator arm moved. I reset my ECU for twenty minutes, got a scanner, NO CODES now, nothing pending. The...
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    03 Protege 5MT 2.0L Battery light at high RPMs

    I only got a P0660 code. I grabbed about three of those sensors at the junk yard today and tested them for resistance before choosing the ones I wanted. Three Protoges there, and it looked like all three cars VICS side solenoids were toast (Zero resistance). So I got 3 VTCS solenoids that tested...
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    Protege5 rough Idle help

    My car was idling really rough after driving when I first got it, culprit was a filthy air filter. I think it had cylinder misfire as well. Clean your EGR, IAC, and maybe replace PCV or clean it.
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    03 Protege 5MT 2.0L Battery light at high RPMs

    I can get a new one with a lifetime warranty from advance auto for around $200 USD. And if I have to return or warranty it there is a store about every 7-10 miles around here. Meanwhile, I have inspected all connections (good), did voltage drop tests on connections (+) and (-) from battery to...
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    03 Protege 5MT 2.0L Battery light at high RPMs

    The belt is tight and I haven’t had a CEL for 6 months.
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    03 Protege 5MT 2.0L Battery light at high RPMs

    I was going through the comments on Amazon for the alternator I bought and several people say it tends to fail ~ 5000 rpm. The reason I got two alternators is I contacted the company with my battery light problems and they sent me a new one on warranty - 1 year. I will check those wires &...
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    03 Protege 5MT 2.0L Battery light at high RPMs

    Hello all- My battery light comes on when hitting higher rpms (accelerating onto highway etc.). I do not have a Tach so I do not know specifically what RPM. The pedal is pretty much on the floor and it mainly happens in 1st thru 3rd gear, sometimes 4th. What I have tried so far; 2 TWO...