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Mazda MX-5 Miata DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the 4th generation 2016 to 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Advanced Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the intelligent or smart key fob remote control for the Advanced Keyless Entry system of a fourth generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021) Mazda MX-5 Miata can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing the battery (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Dome / Map Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Dome / Map Light Bulb

2. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Dome / Map Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The MX-5 Miata is equipped with a single overhead light above the rearview mirror that acts as the "dome" or "map" light.

If you need to change a burnt out dome / map light bulb in your Miata, take a look at my DIY tutorial (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Windshield Wiper Blades

3. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out of the front windshield window of your 4th generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) Mazda MX-5 Miata during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

To view my DIY steps for the procedure (with the OEM blade sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

4. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your Miata, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement speaker sizes) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Rear Turn Signal Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Rear Turn Signal Bulbs

5. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Rear Turn Signal Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out rear turn signal bulb in the tail light housings of your Miata, check out my DIY tutorial by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

The brake and high mount third brake lights are both LED bulbs that should last the life time of the vehicle.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reverse Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Reverse Light Bulbs

6. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reverse Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out reverse (back-up) tail light bulb on your Miata, take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement light bulb part number and the LED upgrade bulb) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   


Front Turn Signal Bulb

7. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Front Turn Signal Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out front turn signal light bulb in the headlight housing of your 4th generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and probably also the 2020 and 2021) Mazda MX-5 Miata, check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Front Side Marker Bulb

8. 2016-2021 Mazda Miata Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out front side marker light bulb in the front bumper cover of your Miata (or upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Rear Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Rear Side Marker Bulb

9. 2016-2021 Mazda Miata Rear Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out rear side marker light bulb in the back bumper cover of your Miata (or upgrade to a brighter and longer lasting LED bulb), check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

10. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element for the SkyActiv-G 2.0 PE-VPS 2.0 liter inline four cylinder motor in a Miata should be checked and cleaned and possibly changed at every oil change (at least every 12 months or 7,500 miles).

The longest service interval for the engine air filter is 36 months or 37,500 miles. To view my DIY tutorial, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuses Change

11. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your Miata is to check for a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay fuse box or the interior passenger compartment electrical panel.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Lights

12. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the back bumper cover of your fourth generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) Mazda MX-5 Miata, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement Guide
MAF Sensor Change

13. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement Guide

If your OBD2 (OBDII) scan tool is displaying the P0100, P0101, P0102, P0103 or P0104 DTC (diagnostic trouble codes) you may need to clean or change the MAF (mass air flow sensor).

Take a look at my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Side Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Side Turn Signal Light

14. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Side Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out side turn signal indicator on the front quarter panel of your Miata, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

The side turn signal is also known as the repeater, side blinker or "scuttle" (such as on a Mini Cooper).

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata 12 Volt Car Battery Replacement Guide
12V Car Battery Change

15. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble starting the SkyActiv-G 2.0 PE-VPS 2.0L I4 engine in your 4th generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021) Mazda MX-5 Miata on a cold morning and the OEM battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

To view my DIY steps for the procedure (with the OEM group size and compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link or thumbnail picture.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plugs Change

16. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped original OEM spark plugs in a Miata with the SkyActiv-G 2.0 PE-VPS 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine should be replaced every 75,000 miles. They should also be checked before that mileage to see their current condition.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
Oil Change & Filter

17. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine Oil Change & Filter Replacement Guide

The best way to keep your Miata running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and oil filter when ever you see the wrench icon indicator light on the gauges panel or at least every 12 months or 7,500 miles (12,000 KM).

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing the oil and replacing the filter (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads Change

18. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a screeching, squealing, scraping or grinding noise coming from the front end of your Miata when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front brake pads.

To view my DIY tutorial for changing the front brake pads (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Brake Pads Change

19. 2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear back brake pads of a Miata tend to last twice as long as the front pads or anywhere from 60,000 to over 100,000 miles. (Or a lot less if you autocross or drag race your car.)

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

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