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I havent seen anyone ask this before...
Does anyone know what the circle is on the middle of the front bumper(left side of photo)??



Some have it and some dont.
--perplexed

EDIT: Heading :twisted:
 

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its the reset button...u know just in case ure car goes haywire haha jk...i dont know...usually cars have that in the back dont htey too? on the rear bumper? no one i know...knows what that thing is ..
 

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Interesting...I am not accustomed to having these cool gadgets on smaller and compact cars...I just didnt think about that. Thanks
 

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It's the reset button for Microsoft Mazda3.

If your Mazda 3 crashes and you get a blue screen, you press that button to reset it and reboot it.
 

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dugrant153 said:
It's the reset button for Microsoft Mazda3.

If your Mazda 3 crashes and you get a blue screen, you press that button to reset it and reboot it.
The Mazda 3's ECU doesn't run Windows. That would need another USD$150 to spend for the Operating System that would always need to reboot (do you imagine if you needed to wait 10 minutes until you could start your engine??)

-Frank
 

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LOL

Good find btw, SP33D. I never noticed that circle thingy.
 

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Hmm, it could be place for wire of block heater?
At least here in northern Europe we use block
heater in winter time. Shortly: You can heat
the motor with electricity and engine get it's
normal temperature more quickly and of course
it also saves the engine when there is -20 degrees
of celsius outside :)

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http://www.kaha.fi/cgi-bin/product/view.pl?pid=20


Second quess is that circle can be the place for draw hook.
At least in my current car there is place in bumper where
you can attach an adapter for draw hook.
 

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A new take on it:

It can be the auto lights sensor I was saying but that should be glass/clear plastic covered to get the light info, right?

Now this could also be a towing hook like they have on the Golf where you remove a piece next to the headlight and underneath you have a hook. Most cars have this underneath, but you never know...
 

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Redeemer, here in Canada we oftenly gen -25 Celcius and worse, when there is wind (which does affect the engine), it can reach under -40! When I wake, I just place the key in, and the engine starts!

Note that I have NO block heater.. The 3 will have one.

-Frank
 

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True!

-40C w/windchill is not fun by any means, but all cars we've had started just fine. Maybe not on the first try but the always the 2nd.

The 3 wil lhave a standard block heater? Did you get this from mazda.ca?
 

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Heh :)

We have also -30 or more sometimes but usually it keeps between -20 - -25 in January - February.

Of course here are some cars without heater but probably 95% of them have this block heater. It's so nice to use it when motor get it's normal temperature much faster than without it. Also "cabin" gets +20 degrees much faster when engine is already warm.

Some studies has said that starting engine in -25 degrees uses engine as much than driving 1000kms in normal circumstances.
 

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I agrre woth you redeemer "Second quess is that circle can be the place for draw hook. At least in my current car there is place in bumper where
you can attach an adapter for draw hook."
It's the same as in the Subaru WRX
 

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Very interesting. I haven't ever seen a tow hook like that. Thanks for the input!!
 

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Adaptive cruise control? *dreams*
 

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SP33D said:
Very interesting. I haven't ever seen a tow hook like that. Thanks for the input!!
It's on Golfs and Jettas - next to the blinker, you remove a piece of the blinker and it's hidden there.

There must be aspecial key to remove it I assume.
 
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