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What is that supposed to mean? Thought this was a hospitable forum for newbies? Flaunting is not hospitable. But thanks anyway.
I am sorry, so so sorry.

Just like anywhere on this earth, we have to share it with the assholes and trolls.:rolleyes:


This is why www.MazdaNation.com was created!


To answer your question:

No it will NOT void your warranty. Its clearly outlined in the Magnuson moss warranty act. All mazda could do is deny a single claim for warranty repair if they can prove that the modification caused the failure.(Example: The HID melts the projector, or the ballast caused a short in the electrical system.)

Futher more, it is in the best interest of an honest, good service department to do everything they can to get something repaired under warranty as to not loss the job. Sadly, no dealer is alike.


We have already had customers in my service drive with 2015/14 3's and 6's with aftermarket HID hooked up. You know what my service writers say? "Those look great!"

As I said, it all depends on the service department. Some care about the customers, others just dont because they don't have the passion for Mazdas.
 

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Thanks again, SonicNutrition. Sounds like you're a good "expert". Maybe you can answer my other question regarding HIDs - specifically my 55w ballasts. Just went for a 30 minute drive 2 nights ago and felt my ballast. It is somewhat hot to touch but not too hot to burn my hand. Don't know the brand (Chinese?). Screwed on the engine bay walls, has a good clearance from anything for airflow. Is there anything I could do to possibly improve heat dissipation to cool the device. Concerned about the longevity of both the ballasts and the bulbs? Any thoughts/questions/suggestions? Or is it normal? Manual is worthless, flimsy and poorly written. No mention of acceptable operating temp range. Further concern that summer is coming and it gets very hot here in the mid-Atlantic also. Thanks for any suggestion.
 

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Thanks again, SonicNutrition. Sounds like you're a good "expert". Maybe you can answer my other question regarding HIDs - specifically my 55w ballasts. Just went for a 30 minute drive 2 nights ago and felt my ballast. It is somewhat hot to touch but not too hot to burn my hand. Don't know the brand (Chinese?). Screwed on the engine bay walls, has a good clearance from anything for airflow. Is there anything I could do to possibly improve heat dissipation to cool the device. Concerned about the longevity of both the ballasts and the bulbs? Any thoughts/questions/suggestions? Or is it normal? Manual is worthless, flimsy and poorly written. No mention of acceptable operating temp range. Further concern that summer is coming and it gets very hot here in the mid-Atlantic also. Thanks for any suggestion.
You should be ok. My ballasts (the DDM kit) can get really hot but I haven't had a problem with them in the three years Ive had them. Ballasts get hot so most likely what you are feeling is normal. If it has a heatsink, just make sure its positioned in a way to get optimimal flow if possible or stay away from hot engine parts.
 

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You should be ok. My ballasts (the DDM kit) can get really hot but I haven't had a problem with them in the three years Ive had them. Ballasts get hot so most likely what you are feeling is normal. If it has a heatsink, just make sure its positioned in a way to get optimimal flow if possible or stay away from hot engine parts.
Thanks, Riki Desu. Just went out and looked at the install and happy to say that both ballasts are screwed on the engine wall with ~80% hanging and exposed to great air clearance/flow with no proximity to any hot engine parts. So hopefully I will be as lucky as you. Much obliged for your comments.
 

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Thanks again, SonicNutrition. Sounds like you're a good "expert". Maybe you can answer my other question regarding HIDs - specifically my 55w ballasts. Just went for a 30 minute drive 2 nights ago and felt my ballast. It is somewhat hot to touch but not too hot to burn my hand. Don't know the brand (Chinese?). Screwed on the engine bay walls, has a good clearance from anything for airflow. Is there anything I could do to possibly improve heat dissipation to cool the device. Concerned about the longevity of both the ballasts and the bulbs? Any thoughts/questions/suggestions? Or is it normal? Manual is worthless, flimsy and poorly written. No mention of acceptable operating temp range. Further concern that summer is coming and it gets very hot here in the mid-Atlantic also. Thanks for any suggestion.
I'm only here to help. Hate to have one rotten apple ruin what we have built here. Riki has you covered on the ballast temp. They get hot, Most of the casing are built to act as a heat sink like you would see on a motherboard processors or graphics cards.

You should be ok. My ballasts (the DDM kit) can get really hot but I haven't had a problem with them in the three years Ive had them. Ballasts get hot so most likely what you are feeling is normal. If it has a heatsink, just make sure its positioned in a way to get optimimal flow if possible or stay away from hot engine parts.
Thank you sir!
 

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This is a very complex subject. This is my experience. Mazda has been very good to me. Some dealer are more tolerant to mods than others-- find this out . Have your car serviced at Mazda , if you dont you are probable are not going to get your car fixed under warranty--all bs aside thats the way it is . When I bought my Speed6 , the parts manager gave me a good price on a double bottle of nitrous , as long as I had it installed at the dealership--- and warranty was no problem. Its all about money. Spend it now , spend it later. A GOOD RULE want a 400+ horsepower car , buy it that way from the dealer --- like a Mustang GT--- dont like it OK. Its one of the biggest bargains around. Though not as good as a Mazda. OLDVET
 

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What is that supposed to mean? Thought this was a hospitable forum for newbies? Flaunting is not hospitable. But thanks anyway.
Did you even read the first post?? It tells you everything you need to know...
 

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Did you even read the first post?? It tells you everything you need to know...
No it does not, there is the what if world and the real world---- did you read my post--legally the first post is correct, but that may not be what actually happens most of the time--- unless you want to spend $3-4k for a attorney for a $2000 fix.I'm really trying to help members--- IM out on this post.
 

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Magnuson-Moss has statutory awards of fees and costs if you are forced to bring such a suit and win it.

Those two words usually shut up people that are trying to unlawfully refuse a valid warranty claim on the basis of modification that has not impacted the failed part, or where they cannot prove that it did.

Attempted tying of warranties to secondary purchases (e.g. maintenance parts and service) are particularly egregious and expose the violator to injunctive relief as well as final judgment.

I simply do not worry about car companies (or anyone else) trying to evade valid warranty claims in this fashion.
 

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Hello.
What about the audio? I guess that is one of the most common "modifications" or additions to a new car, as stock radios sucks. I guessing this could only affect the electrical (adding power plants, subwoofers, upgrade speakers), but if your stock head unit breaks I see little chances of getting it replaced.. Or as per Turbo story.. they may even go further and deny any other non-related failure to this? After all modern cars have almost everything electric now? Any thought on this?..
 

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No it does not, there is the what if world and the real world---- did you read my post--legally the first post is correct, but that may not be what actually happens most of the time--- unless you want to spend $3-4k for a attorney for a $2000 fix.I'm really trying to help members--- IM out on this post.
Magnuson-Moss has statutory awards of fees and costs if you are forced to bring such a suit and win it.

Those two words usually shut up people that are trying to unlawfully refuse a valid warranty claim on the basis of modification that has not impacted the failed part, or where they cannot prove that it did.

Attempted tying of warranties to secondary purchases (e.g. maintenance parts and service) are particularly egregious and expose the violator to injunctive relief as well as final judgment.

I simply do not worry about car companies (or anyone else) trying to evade valid warranty claims in this fashion.
Here's my two cents....I was all ready to purchase a CAI for my 6, but before doing so I wanted verify w/ my dealer (which is where I would take the car for warranty repair) if I was to put this part on my car would it void my warranty.....Magnuson-Moss Act be damned, they still said 100% it would void any part in which the aftermarket part would possibly compromise (and obviously w/ the CAI, that would mean nearly any engine issue). I even mentioned the M-M Act to the dealer and they acted like I was crazy. I did a little more research and read up a bit more on the M-M act, so I decided to call Mazda corporate and they once again said any aftermarket part would void the warranty.

So my conclusion is that IF I decided to mod my car, even if there's a federal law that deems it to be legal and not void my warranty, I'd be looking at a MAJOR headache if something were to go wrong. Not only would the dealer deny my warranty claim, Mazda would be right there w/ them, which means I'm stuck hiring a lawyer, paying for the repairs out of pocket for the time being (or not have a car), and go through a pain in the ass legal battle.
 

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Here's my two cents....I was all ready to purchase a CAI for my 6, but before doing so I wanted verify w/ my dealer (which is where I would take the car for warranty repair) if I was to put this part on my car would it void my warranty.....Magnuson-Moss Act be damned, they still said 100% it would void any part in which the aftermarket part would possibly compromise (and obviously w/ the CAI, that would mean nearly any engine issue). I even mentioned the M-M Act to the dealer and they acted like I was crazy. I did a little more research and read up a bit more on the M-M act, so I decided to call Mazda corporate and they once again said any aftermarket part would void the warranty.

So my conclusion is that IF I decided to mod my car, even if there's a federal law that deems it to be legal and not void my warranty, I'd be looking at a MAJOR headache if something were to go wrong. Not only would the dealer deny my warranty claim, Mazda would be right there w/ them, which means I'm stuck hiring a lawyer, paying for the repairs out of pocket for the time being (or not have a car), and go through a pain in the ass legal battle.
So did you end up getting a CAI? Did it void your warranty?
 

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So did you end up getting a CAI? Did it void your warranty?


Yeah, I put a Corksport SRI on my car. Haven't had any engine related issues/CEL's that would be cause for concern or anything that would be warranty related (engine/drivetrain) **knocks on wood**.


It's not as if it voids every warranty related problem. I've had other warranty claims that have went through w/o any issue.
 

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There's actually a push by some auto manufacturers right now that would prohibit an owner from doing ANY work on their vehicle unless it's by a licensed technician. They're using software licensing laws to try and twist it to their advantage. Their line of thinking is since a modern automobile uses so much software that basically you're buying the right to drive the car, not buying the car itself. It's like some kind of Bizzaro World lease. GM and Caterpillar are behind the push, but I hear Toyota and Honda are watching as well.
 

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There's actually a push by some auto manufacturers right now that would prohibit an owner from doing ANY work on their vehicle unless it's by a licensed technician. They're using software licensing laws to try and twist it to their advantage. Their line of thinking is since a modern automobile uses so much software that basically you're buying the right to drive the car, not buying the car itself. It's like some kind of Bizzaro World lease. GM and Caterpillar are behind the push, but I hear Toyota and Honda are watching as well.
What happens when they further that, and car software is treated like Microsoft and Adobe are starting to treat computer software - cloud-based subscriptions to use it vs purchasing it once and "owning" it for its usable life. That'd be a good way for them to make more money off of you vs just interest on payments gained through banks that they own or get kickbacks from for financing, and forced repairs through authorized dealer channels.

Could you imaging having to pay $20/mo for "software maintenance" on a car that you "own?"
 

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Hotred49....

Here for the 1st time, Thanks for sharing about aftermarket mod. I have a 2016 Mazda 6 Touring Model and thought ... Gee it would be cool to install the fog lamps. I couldn't justify buying the Grand Touring model and dropping another 3- 5K . Just to have the fog lamps. Maybe I'm cheap or a tight wad ! I do know this, you would think Mazda would make fog lamps standard on all Mazda 6 models.
 

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What about lowering springs? When I purchase the car( M6 touring w/Tech package). The first thing I want to do is put Rims, tires and lower it an inch or so(not slammed by any means). Will I void my warranty?
 

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What about lowering springs? When I purchase the car( M6 touring w/Tech package). The first thing I want to do is put Rims, tires and lower it an inch or so(not slammed by any means). Will I void my warranty?
Depends on your dealer. Mine loves when I come by and they like seeing my progress, so i would wager they wouldn't have cared if I lowered before the warranty let up.

Some dealers are more up-tight about it, but so long as the modification isn't reason for the part you want replaced to fail, they shouldn't care.
 
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