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The auto focus in my 2010 Mazda 3 quit working awhile back.

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Now, the parking lights turned...
The auto focus in my 2010 Mazda 3 quit working awhile back. Now, the parking lights turned on by themselves and the only way to shut them down was by disconnecting the battery. Could that all be caused by the AFS on/off switch on the dash or would the headlight switch on the steering column also need replaced?
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Mazda Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago
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Mazda Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

the headlight switch could caused that too, a bad ground ,a light control module really number of things can ?

what have been replaced so far if any ?

Please let me know

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Have not replaced either yet.
Mazda Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

https://www.dropbox.com/s/80nl3vtflyv72i8/MAZDA%203%20TAIL%20LIGGHT%20RELAY.gif?dl=0

CHECK THIS TAIL RELAY FIRST R 13 in that diagram

then we can go forward, could be the switch or the connector at the tsail light , short to ground ,plus start with relay

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you, ***** ***** that diagram is fuzzy and not legible. Not sure where R13 is?
Mazda Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

ok i m sorry let me see if i have better picture

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Much better. Thank you! How do I know if it's bad? Sorry, familiar with fuses but not relays.
Mazda Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

hey, what fault code number he came up with if you know ?

what is the mileage on the edge ?

have you inspected the pcm area ? I have sent a link to dropbox so you can zoom in on location of power terrain module,pcm .

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x83d0j2fct2qrmi/VW%20FORD%20EDGE%20PCM.gif?dl=0

Unplugged and inspect connector ,leave it unplugged 10 minutes ? retry

have all fuses been checked & ground connection?

what have you done so far ?

Please let me know

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It hasn't been on a diagnostic machine yet. Was hoping to fix it at home if possible.On the edge? Not sure what you mean, but the mileage is near 115,000.
Mazda Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

It is the same fuse box, just looks weird to you on this diagram regardless

it will be bottom left in the picture you sent me

R13

It is the small blue relay next to the 80 amp fuse with clear lens on it

It will be bottom left if i i m looking at your picture

I m sorry the edge reference was a typo meant mazda 3

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you. Can identify it now, but don't know how to tell if it's bad.
Mazda Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

you can buy a relay tester online or auto parts they are not expensive

or swapped with a known good one, number must match

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Is a special tool required to remove the relay?Forgot yo mention that the headlights do the autofocus sequence upon starting the car, but then they don't continue to operate. So they ARE capable of movement.
Mazda Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

no , not to remove it

well it could be , the relay is opening after few secs from closing, if relay is bad or the auto headlight motor ,the module ,etc...

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