a 2015 Mazda6. I canít turn up anything specifying GT, et cetera (without a VIN search, I guess), but sheís a sedan and seems to have the default engine specsÖ?
She wonít start; just clicks (once) as everything lights up.
The time frame:
Since I dropped a new battery in a few days ago, stone-ignorant of the need to drain the ECU. I also tried, initially, to put the battery in backwards, frying fuses (which Iíve since replaced).
Yes, in hindsight, I KNOW
that was stupid! Iíd assumed that Western batteries and Japanese would have terminals on the same side. Go ahead and laugh.
Arkansas (the mid South).
I donít begrudge dealership employees a living (at all), but taking her in now could take a painful bite out of the family Christmas. Thatóand conviction that I made a mess of my wifeís car, so I need to clean it upóis why Iím desperately hoping to fix it myself.
A check-power-steering dash icon lights up at start now, too (and wasnít before). Not certain why itís appearing, but I suspect that itís a clue.
Research suggests possible ECU damage, but I donít see anything that clearly looks like an OEM ECU under the hood. I havenít found much thatís helpful on the Web, either (after multiple attempts). Is it in the interior, maybe on the driverís side? How much would I have to take apart to reach it?
I did read where someone pulled an ECU fuse and replaced it, but I canít find one labeled ďECUĒ in the hood or interior fuse boxesí lid diagramsÖ?
Any/all constructive suggestions are welcome. Thanks for reading this far!