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* * * * * * i like to use it to gharge my phone at the job or to plug a cooler on during summer, but the plug only work when key's are on!:([/b]
No, but a cooler drawing several amps might. Who knows what else he might want to plug in someday: Power inverter, big spotlight, air compressor, etc. Using an under-gauge supply line is asking for a fire.[/b][/quote]

The accesory outlets have the same fuse rating (15 amps) as the audio system and thus the same wire gauge. Mazda would have a problem if their wiring caught fire below the max current rating of the fuse for the circuit.
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* * * * * * I like that it turns off. *I'm scared my battery will drain.[/b]
That's a good point, and probably why Mazda designed it that way. He'd be fine plugging in a phone charger because once it switches to trickle charge when the battery is full, it's drawing even less current. The cooler at constant draw of 4-5 amps would probably put a drain on the battery.
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* * * * * * i like to use it to gharge my phone at the job or to plug a cooler on during summer, but the plug only work when key's are on!:([/b]
No, but a cooler drawing several amps might. Who knows what else he might want to plug in someday: Power inverter, big spotlight, air compressor, etc. Using an under-gauge supply line is asking for a fire.[/b][/quote]

The accesory outlets have the same fuse rating (15 amps) as the audio system and thus the same wire gauge. Mazda would have a problem if their wiring caught fire below the max current rating of the fuse for the circuit.

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While they may have the same fuse rating for the entire circuit, the little wire supplying a few milliamps to the radio to keep the presets alive is nowhere near the size one would need to supply the full 15 amps. I wouldn't use anything less than 14 gauge wire for a load of that size. Hooking that kind of draw to a little 22-24 gauge wire is simply asking for trouble.
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Speaking of battery draining, I wish the map lights would turn off after a few minutes. I can see myself leaving those one one day.
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The map lights do turn off after a while. Leave it on one day and go back into the house for quick snack and come out and check. If you leave the door open to listen to music while you are chamoising the car, the interior light will turn off after a while. too. Hope it work.
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Yeah I actually discovered this this morning. Went out, opened my door, wondered why the lights didn't come ON. THen I saw that I had another door open, closed that, and then opened my drivers door and the lights came on, then turned off when I shut it.

They auto-turn off if you leave a door open :)




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* * * * * * The map lights do turn off after a while. *Leave it on one day and go back into the house for quick snack and come out and check. *If you leave the door open to listen to music while you are chamoising the car, the interior light will turn off after a while. too. *Hope it work.[/b]
No way, that's sweet. You mean the map lights that you have to turn on yourself, not the dome light that stays on when you leave a door cracked open?

If so, this is one feature that will prevent at least one or two headaches over the course of a few years, and I think I can use that as an excuse to have a drink. :D :D :D
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