Ello, ello - 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 Long-Term Road Test

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2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3: Ello, ello

September 10, 2010

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So I've been staring at this dashboard access panel for a while now and my curiosity finally got the better of me. It looks to be about the right size and in the prescribed location (3 feet from the driver's seat) for an OBD port. Do you know what it is?

Removing the cover plate wasn't very satisfying. Luckily, it didn't fall down some crack behind the dash board, though.

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Sliding the door open reveals one more clue...

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An SD card pops out. Is this an audio system Easter egg? Nope. It's simply the replaceable, updateable map information for the navigation system--and from the 2-3 year old date on the card itself, it looks like we might want to see if there's a 2010 card available.

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Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 18,620 miles

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