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Eric Gardner
Eric Gardner, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mazda
Satisfied Customers: 233
Experience:  ASE Certified Automotive Technician with a Bachelors Degree in Automotive Technology
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I recently jump another car with my battery and now my car

Customer Question

Hello, I recently jump another car with my battery and now my car will not start and the alarm is going off/disabling the vehicle.
JA: Have you tried locking and unlocking the driver's side door using the key itself?
Customer: yes
JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda?
Customer: 2008 mazda 3 i sport
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes i am. i've tried key tricks with the door, disconnecting the negative terminal and reconnecting to the battery. I've also tested the charge on the battery and it is 100% charged and good .
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no thats all
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Eric Gardner replied 1 year ago.

We need to try replacing the Main fuse.

This should fix the issue. I have attached a diagram below.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I replaced the main fuse but the "
Theft detterent "alarm" is going off. Please advise, thank you!