Today, I learned that the author of the online Mazda MX-5 shop manual has updated the site he hosts, so that flash is no longer required to view the wiring diagram images, so I again fixed the links to that great resource. If you are going to use that resource, you need do no more.
It turns out, he simply decided to embed ruffle , a flash player emulator . So I looked it up to see if I could incorporate that into our Fiat Service Manual USB, and I’m hoping that we need only load the ruffle build into the built-in website. The alternative method I chose for now was to load the ruffle extension into my default browser – Chrome is currently my choice, but there are also extensions for:
I can now click on my offline Mazda MX-5 shop manual, and all is well again, even using Chrome (example in top photo). My favorite feature of Mazda’s interactive (that’s why flash player was required) wiring diagrams, is that they show the current flow starting at the battery, through the respective fuses and switches, until the desired operation has been completed. As an example, for power windows > the effect of activating the start button and the respective switches (ie window down <short tap>, window auto down <long press>, window lock, etc.). You won’t find that feature from Mopar TA!
To familiarize yourself with the process, you can watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRkcOsmMZd0 . However, the easiest way to install Ruffle on Chromium-based browsers such as Chrome, Edge, Opera, and Brave is through the Chrome Web Store. The easiest way to install Ruffle on Firefox is through addons.mozilla.org.
Note that if a thumbnail copy is displayed that is too hard to read, just right-click and select “full screen display”.
Here is my MOPAR Tech Authority Wiring Manual using Chrome, pointing at the Wiring_Information.html file in the Wiring Diagrams folder (I’m not sure that it didn’t work prior to my installing the ruffle extension though).