Power Error 404 Not Found - 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Long-Term Road Test

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Power Error 404 Not Found

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on August 23, 2016

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

When we perform instrumented testing on vehicles, we use a VBOX from Racelogic. The setup we have requires a 12-volt power receptacle, also known as a cigarette lighter socket. With space at a premium in our long-term 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata finding that socket proved difficult.

Center stack near the USB ports? Nope.

Center armrest bin? Nope.

Bins behind the seats? Hmmmm. Nope.

Glovebox? Doesn't have one.

Time to consult the manual.

It's in the passenger-side footwell, under the dash, next to the center tunnel. You have to knock on a wooden door three times, then answer some riddles from a tiny troll. That last part might have been made up, but here's a picture.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Now you know. You're welcome.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 12,595 miles

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