it could have a bad speed sensor
To check the hold light blinking of a Mazda Protege, take off the plastic over the shifter tube or bar. Then take off the console below it and look at the wires that come up from the hollow center of the tube. The edge of the shifter tube may have cut through the wire insulation.
The speedometer cable (which runs from the transmission to the dashboard) has snapped. This is a two-piece cable, and the one-piece cable in later Proteges will not work. I had the transmission replaced, and the cable could never be fit in properly. This is a mechanical speedometer, so you would have to change the entire speedometer part of the instrument panel to use a magnetic/electronic speedometer.
why does my overdrive keep blinking on and off in my mazda mpv van and its hard taking off
Sorry guys but from experance with 2.0 DOHC 16 valve that blinking hold light means your transmission is about to stop working with mine it started blinking and with in a half an hour of driven the tranny breaks and you loose all gears and the only way to fix is a new transmission or to have it completely rebuilt and a new one from Mazda is about $2100
Above the brake pedal,its black plastic.
My knee-jerk answer would be a TCM (Transmission Control Module) problem, but have a shop hook up a scan tool and they can tell you what is wrong.
Have the trouble codes retrieved with an OBDII scanner to identify the problem areas before you start spending on repairs that might not be the cause of the problem(s).
This indicates a problem with the transmission. Take it to a professional.
The HOLD light means you have an electrical problem with your transmission. See your mechanic ASAP.
It is run off of the same fuse as the engine computer.
you need to replace the vehicle speed sensor that should take care of bothe the speedodmeter and the blinking S3 light
If the check engine light is blinking , an engine cylinder misfire has been detected
get a new transmission
Switch is defective or out of adjustment.
Have vehicle scanned at auto parts store--most will do this free
Your oil level may be low, CHECK IT.
roughly 20 miles worth
You have a problem with the charging system. More than likely the alternator has failed.
The reverse light will flash if you use the override button when the front differential is locked or if "the engine is being raced for 10 seconds or more". Additionally if your speedometer is not working and the light flashes your speedometer cable may have been disconnected.
Remove the high mount brake light retaining screws from your Mazda Protg. Remove the high mount brake light wiring harness. Reverse the process to install your new high-mount brake light.
The alarm warning light in your 2002 Mazda Protg is an indication that the alarm system is deactivated. Remove the alarm fuse, for 10 seconds. Put the fuse back into its original slot.
I suspect your hold switch on the shift lever might be bad..or ahs a broken wire.