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Old January-14th-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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Mazda 3 Cruise Control?

Hello, I am new to this site and I have just recently purchased a used 2008 Mazda 3. Even though it doesn't have power windows or doors, that doesn't really bother me. The biggest thing to me is not having cruise control. I was just wondering if there is a way to put one in and about how complicated it is to put it in? Thanks to anyone who is able to help me, I hope to learn a lot from this site about my new Mazda 3.
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Old January-16th-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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As long as you have a drive by wire throttle (if you're in the US or North America then you definitely do) then it's easily added. You need to get the brake switch for the cruise, and replace the steering wheel controls with the ones that have cruise on them. You do have to remove the airbag to change those out, but from what I've read it's actually really easy.

You might be able to find the parts in a junkyard for cheap. New I think they run about $125 together. The walkthrough I quoted below notes a different p/n, but I'm pretty sure for all '07+ models these ones are the correct parts as there was a change between '06 and '07.

BS3E-66-4MO SWITCH, STEERING WHEEL W/CRUISE
BN7N-66-490 SWITCH, BRAKE, W/CRUISE

Here's an installation walkthrough copied from another forum.

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Tools Required:
  • [li]Small flat hear screwdriver[/li]
    [li]Phillips screwdriver[/li]
    [li]10mm socket (battery, airbag)[/li]
    [li]13/16" socket to remove the steering wheel[/li]

Time Required:
  • [li]20-30 minutes[/li]

Procedure

1. Orient the steering wheel so that the wheels of the vehicle are positioned to move in straight line.

2. Disconnect the negative terminal of the car Battery using a 10mm socket;

3. Open the headlight switch and pump the brake pedal a few times to help drain any power left in the circuit.

4. Wait enough to make sure that any capacitive load in the electrical circuit had some time to be drained out before removing the airbag (2-3 hours? maybe not necessary, but why take a chance??) Use that time to swap the brake switch:

5. Brake Switch Replacement

a. Locate the switch right above the brake pedal as shown.
b. Disconnect the electrical connector by pressing on the release tab;
c. To remove the switch, twist it like an 1/8 of a turn as shown, then pull it out;
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d. Apply reverse procedure to install the new switch.

6. Airbag Removal (Please read disclaimer above!!! Again, I higly recomment you have a dealership or a competent garage do the part of the install involving the airbag. Improper handling or a static discharge could set it off resulting in expensive damage, injury or even death. I do not pretend that the procedure explained here is adequate or complete to remove & re-install the airbag.):

a. Remove the 2 rubber plugs on each side of the steering wheel body, as shown below;
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b. Using a 10mm socket, remove the 2 bolts holding the airbag in place;
c. Pull the airbag assembly out carefully;
d. Disconnect the electrical connectors of the airbag assembly: there are 2 connectors to disconnect. Pull the black locking tab using a small flathead screwdriver then pull the connector as shown;
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e. Safely store away (face up) the airbag until you ready for re-assembly.

7. Steering Wheel Removal
a. Disconnect the wires of the steering switches;
b. Using a 13/16" socket, remove the bolt clamping the steering wheel;
c. Once the bolt removed, the steering wheel should pull out easily (I did not need a puller).

8. To replace the switch panels, you need to remove the back cover of the steering wheel. 2 screws must be removed from the back, then release the 2 tabs from the front side.
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9. Remove the old switch panels on either sides of the steering wheel and replace them with the new switch modules. They are held by a screw from the back side of the steering wheel. Pay attention to how the wires are routed and use the same approach for the new switches.
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10. Carefully re-assemble everything using reverse procedure, re-connect the battery and go for a test drive to verify that everything is working properly.

Enjoy!
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Old January-17th-2011, 11:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for that, I'm sure it will come in handy when I get the parts. Thanks a lot.
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Old March-4th-2011, 05:15 PM   #5
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does this work on the 2011 Mazda3 isport. If someone has or knows someone with a 2011 mazda3, and has done this please let me know, cause all i can find is parts for 2010 models and older. I am assuming the 2007-2010 all would work, from what i have gathered from the threads, but I want to make sure before I dump $160+ on it!

Thanks!

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Old December-10th-2013, 12:23 PM   #6
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does this work on the 2011 Mazda3 isport. If someone has or knows someone with a 2011 mazda3, and has done this please let me know, cause all i can find is parts for 2010 models and older. I am assuming the 2007-2010 all would work, from what i have gathered from the threads, but I want to make sure before I dump $160+ on it!

Thanks!
the 2011 has the switches for cruise control in a different place if you have navigation if not you should be able to. Im in the same situation, Ive found some parts but i can't decide which one is the right one.

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Confirmed. This worked for me on my 2004 Mazda 3 2.3

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Thanks for the write-up, when talking with Mazda about installing this they told me that I would need to have the car hooked up to a programmer, Is this nessesary, or a dealership just looking for extra money?

I have an 05 Mazda 3 i
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Dealership wanting more money. Just replace the two parts as noted above and it will work.
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I have a '06 Mazda 3. My cruise won't engage. Is that a brake switch problem?
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