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I purchased a 2004 RX-8 about two months ago. My buddy has an 05, and I know you hear a beep when you reach 8500, but in my 04, it does not beep. Does anyone know if the 04 is suppose to beep at 8500 or did mazda just start that in the 05 model? If it is suppose to beep, any suggestions on the fix?
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all rx8's have a beep at redline. I had a 2004 auto and that beeped. Now I have a 2005 manual and it still beeps. if yours does not beep you much not be listening. really, im serious. I actually have to expect it to hear it.
i have driven an 04 and my 05 manual, both beep, its a solid Beeeeeeeeeeep, that comes on when you reach 8500 and doesnt stop until you lower the revs under 8500...its loud enough to hear with the radio below about 10.
I want to wire in a relay so it triggers a shift light, cause with the radio over about 10 or with the windows down at freeway speeds....you cant/can barley hear it
Yep, I heard it today. I made it a point to make it complety quite in the car to make sure I would be able to hear it. It is actually fairly easy to hear. By the way, I am not playing Nintendo(Up Down Up Down Left Right On Off), I am driving a freakin RX-8!!! So much better then Nintendo!
I agree a shift light would be good, it is hard to hear with, wind engine and radio noise. The ideal spot would be just to the side of the tach with a small red led. ONe thing that might be a problem is the same beep is used for the lights on warning. The FD has a similar problem, they should have kept the old mechanical buzzer like in 70's rotaries. you can hear that easy even over a ported engine.