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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 01:15 PM
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Note to self: Throw flat head screwdriver in the side cubbies of the trunk
Dont "Throw flat head screwdriver in the the trunk"!

You cant get to it if its in the trunk
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Look at the attachments that I have on the post. It'll show you instructions on how to open the trunk manually.

Sorry if it's small, it's just screenshots from my laptop.

If you have your manual handy, look at the pages that are indicated in the bottom right of my screenshots.
oh damn,,, I have a hatchback.
so I need to drop rear seats down and crawl to the back, then use screwdriver to turn lever to open the trunk?

yeah.. keeping jumper cables in the back seat mesh.
thx

2015 3i Sport Hatchback AT
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Dont "Throw flat head screwdriver in the the trunk"!

You cant get to it if its in the trunk
I'm in a hatchback ...perhaps there is another term for "back area behind seats" on hatches, but i can't recall it right now


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Obviously, this needs more explaining.

Problem is in SEDAN.

You need a screwdriver with you, in the glovebox for example, since you need it to unscrew a nut to get to the leaver.
@Brassmonkey - good thinking when asking the dealer about it but im pretty sure 99.99% of people wont think about it untill there is a need to do it.
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Obviously, this needs more explaining.

Problem is in SEDAN.
According to the instructions posted by @vieravy , the hatch requires a screwdriver for a manual open from the interior as well. I've not yet had a reason to open it manually, but good to know nonetheless!


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oh damn,,, I have a hatchback.
so I need to drop rear seats down and crawl to the back, then use screwdriver to turn lever to open the trunk?

yeah.. keeping jumper cables in the back seat mesh.
thx
Well, to be fair, once you've put the seats down, you don't need to open the trunk to get your jumper cables.
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Sorry you couldn't get to your jumper cables (and that your battery died of course). Every owner should read this thread because as others have said, it's very unlikely anyone would know the procedure for manually folding the seat from the inside to get to the manual trunk (boot) lid release lever.

Honestly, I am really surprised that Mazda designed something so non-intuitive. Every other car I have owned had key access to the open the trunk AND also allowed you to easily fold down the rear seats from the inside via a simple, easy to see lever. The rear seats on the 3 have to folded down by first opening the trunk and accessing the fold down levers which is odd now that I think about it. The 'secret' cover and need to have a screw driver for the manual interior procedure is even stranger in retrospect.
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I've removed the screw and 'secret' inner cover permanently. I now have no need to keep a screwdriver in the car. I just raise the cover on the parcel shelf and move the lever to the left to lower the seat back.
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Yes, I fully agree. Why isn't there a mechanical back-up for getting into the trunk when the battery dies, or the electric trunk(boot) switch doesn't work? I feel that Mazda dropped the ball on this one, unless it was done on purpose. I wonder if this design is only on export models!!!

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Honestly, I am really surprised that Mazda designed something so non-intuitive. Every other car I have owned had key access to the open the trunk AND also allowed you to easily fold down the rear seats from the inside via a simple, easy to see lever. The rear seats on the 3 have to folded down by first opening the trunk and accessing the fold down levers which is odd now that I think about it. The 'secret' cover and need to have a screw driver for the manual interior procedure is even stranger in retrospect.

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So is it that the battery totally was dead (aka no juice at all)? I've never had a battery go so dead the car had no power. Only dead enough that it can't spin the engine and just clicks.

How much juice is needed to pop the trunk I wonder?
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