My 2009 Miata has gremlins. I will be driving along and the lights on the dash begin blinking and the radio will not turn up down off or change channels. I took it to the local dealer who said they can't do anything unless I bring it to them while it's happening. This is a random thing. It lasts for a few minutes and then everything is fine. It might only happen once every few months. I can't "make" it happen. Any ideas?


Asked by May 15, 2015 at 04:08 PM about the 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Hardtop Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2009 MX-5 Grande Touring with Power Retractable Hard Top. 37,000 miles. Manual transmission.

2 Answers


It's probably a wiring issue, momentary grounding or a bad contact at a plug. Which is difficult at best to find until total failure.


I was afraid of hearing "wiring issue" and hoping for a flip a switch quick fix:) Thanks for taking the time.

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