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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    From PepBoys?
    Yeppers.

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    Mine did not start even with the negative to the metal surface.
    I had to charge it and only then it started. Today worked like nothing happened.
    This is the third time, since new(3.2 years/25k miles). I can't explain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    Yep, negative clamp should be connected to engine bare metal on the dead vehicle, not to negative post of the dead battery.
    Quote Originally Posted by tibimakai View Post
    Mine did not start even with the negative to the metal surface.
    I had to charge it and only then it started. Today worked like nothing happened.
    This is the third time, since new(3.2 years/25k miles). I can't explain it.

    Was able to jump start the car successfully via the black negative cable connected to battery. Follow its path away from the battery until you see the "exposed metal connection" it makes to the body on the strut tower area. Place clamp there.

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    The CX5, cuts the power after a while, if left some light on, right?

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    Early models do not, 2016 does for some but not all. I find it easy to bump the interior light switch when putting away my sunglasses and I believe it will stay on until turned off...

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    Bad battery, confirmed by Autozone tester. Got a new battery from Costco, for $78 after core($15). 640CCA/48 months warranty/Interstate.

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    You need that, if you store your car.

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    Had an issue with my 2015 touring where it was slow cranking for the past 3 weeks or so, and yesterday it just clicked... Called the dealer after jumping it and getting home, was told that starting with the 2015 model, Mazda is warranting the battery in the CX-5 for the full 3/36 warranty period. I took it in today, they tested it, and replaced it free of charge... it cost me an hour of my time because I chose to wait.... Hats off to Mazda and the dealership on this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmac43 View Post
    Had an issue with my 2015 touring where it was slow cranking for the past 3 weeks or so, and yesterday it just clicked... Called the dealer after jumping it and getting home, was told that starting with the 2015 model, Mazda is warranting the battery in the CX-5 for the full 3/36 warranty period. I took it in today, they tested it, and replaced it free of charge... it cost me an hour of my time because I chose to wait.... Hats off to Mazda and the dealership on this one...
    Considering you have a 2015 they could've covered it under the bumper-to-bumper warranty. Only thing I see regarding the battery is if you go to a Mazda dealership to have a new one installed- that new one is covered 100% for 3 years.

    1-36 months: Free replacement and labor
    37-48 months: Customer is responsible for 70% of the battery MSRP and labor
    49-60 months: Customer is responsible for 80% of the battery MSRP and labor


    https://www.mazdausa.com/owners/warranty

    Interestingly enough, Mazda dealer installed brake pads are covered with a lifetime warranty. So if its below spec 30k miles later or so I guess they are replaced with free pads with warranty and you pay for labor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tibimakai View Post
    Bad battery, confirmed by Autozone tester. Got a new battery from Costco, for $78 after core($15). 640CCA/48 months warranty/Interstate.
    Costco didn't have the right battery for my cx-5 wtf!!?!


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    Sorry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tibimakai View Post
    You need that, if you store your car.
    I personally wouldn't use a $7 battery tender/charger on my car, you get what you pay for.

    Here's what I've been using for years on my motorcycle, truck, motorhome, and cars.

    https://smile.amazon.com/Deltran-Bat...ry+tender+plus

    https://smile.amazon.com/Battery-Ten...ry+tender+plus

    Check out the ratings at Amazon on those two.
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