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  1. 2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Hello everyone, I'm new to cars overall, but I got a brand new OEM seatbelt from a Mazda dealership because my old one won't work. I can't install this seatbelt, because it is locked in its initial position. The guide mentioned it may have ELR (Emergency locking retractor), so it says to pull...
  2. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hello everyone I’m new to this forum so hello to all. Abit if information about my car: it is my first car and I was not into cars AT ALL before getting it I got it for dirt cheap at the start of covid and used my quartine time to fix it up. It’s an 05 3 2.3 4spd auto with 240k it burns oil but...
  3. Maisy The Gen 1

    Bola B1 Gold 18" 8.5J +35 Nankang NS2-R Eibach Pro Lowering Springs Powerflow Stainless Steel Catback (Can post a clip if anyone is interested) Badges Dechromed, painted black Rear arches rolled to accommodate for larger wheels Retrofitted spoiler from the sport model Retrofitted tail lights...
  4. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I recently bought an 2005 mazda 3 and the only thing that bothers me is only that the heater knob isn't responsive otherwise A/C works and all but in these cold mornings it's annoying that i have to roll the knob like crazy and every now and then it increases/decreases 0.5-1.5 celcius and...
  5. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, Rod bearings were exchanged on a 4 cyl 2.3L 5 sp and in process the timing gear box was dropped to access #2 and #3 . (pictures attached) With crankshaft movement it seems the timing gears are now misaligned. How can timing gears be properly aligned? Thanks!
  6. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    Hello, I'm trying to work through long-standing electrical problems on my Mazda 3 but don't know what to check next. 2005 Mazda 3 Sport GT - 2.3L I've had parasitic drain on my battery for a couple of years and finally decided to try to rectify it recently; I have been using a trickle charger...
  7. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Wheels and Tires
    Hi all, Does anyone know if the wheels from the RX-8 R3 would fit on my 2005 Mazda 3 BK? I just can't seem to wrap my head around offset and what-not. I do believe they are the same stud pattern though. So if anyone could point me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated!
  8. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, My 2005 Mazda 3 won't go into drive until the engine warms up. I live in Puerto Rico so ' cold' is relative :) Typically it may take a few minutes to warm up enough but since starting a night job it takes forever late at night when its actually cool outside. It goes into reverse just fine...
  9. 2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    I’ve been scouring eBay and Amazon looking for an aftermarket open mouth/mesh grille for my Maz3. Cane across lots for the 4 door that claim to not fit the 5 door. Any tips on where to find a grille for the 5 door? Or will the 4 door one fit anyways ?
  10. 2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Hi guys, new here! Not only am I a first time Mazda owner but It's also my first car, I'm absolutely in love with my 3 and I've already done a few modifications but only cosmetic until now. Was wondering if anyone here is knowledgeable on exhausts for the 1.6 model (as far as I'm aware it's a...
  11. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi my name is Robin. I live in Victoria, BC Canada I own a 2005 mazda 3 gt sport and want to get better headlights without having to install a ballast...just bulbs. any suggestions. I don't want to fry my electrical system
  12. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    Hi guys! I recently bought a 2005 Mazda 3 (1.6L petrol engine) which came with central locking through key but not with keyless entry and I want to add an aftermarket solution to the car. I am struggling to find the correct wires to hook up the aftermarket keyless entry unit. So far I managed...
  13. Buy / Sell / Trade
    2005 mazda 3 cryptocurrency ok fuel: gas odometer: 210000 title status: clean transmission: manual Owned this car since day 1, and has been very good to me. Regular oil changes and tire rotations, along with scheduled maintenance. Recently changed suspension, belts, and tires. It runs...
  14. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I'm putting a new transmission in my 2005 Mazda 3s and it has a manual transmission. However I wanted to know the difference between the trans with abs and the trans without abs. My car has abs and I can't find a trans anywhere close with abs only without. I was curious if I could use a trans...
  15. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello, sorry if this is a repeat of another thread, but I want to share the discovery I've made today, while attempting to fix my reverse light that were not working anymore. So, while looking into this issue, I was verifying that the wires going from the car body to the trunk cover (through a...
  16. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    My sons 2005 Mazda 3 just stopped shifting out of park. I've tested these: The horn does works the brake lights do not work the solenoid to release the shifter from park doesn't work. Steps tried: I replaced the brake light switch but no improvement. The Brake light connector does have 12...
  17. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello, I took my 2005 Mazda 3 to a mechanics for a safety inspection & coolang flush before my big road trip to move out of state about 1.5 month ago. The check engine light had been on for almost two years at that time, the same mechanics had told me that it was fine to keep driving it since...
  18. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I have a 2005 Mazda 3 and I replaced the automatic transmission and now it won't start, it cranks over but doesn't start. Before I swapped out the transmission the car would fire right up. All I did was swap out the transmission and put everything back together. I'm thinking maybe I pinched a...
  19. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi All, I have searched everywhere, google, youtube etc...I cannot find where the location is for the TCM on my 2005 3 Or maybe some one can pointy me in the right direction. Sometimes the car engages in 1st and acts kind of normal other times it just revs in 1st. When it "acts" normal it...
  20. 2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Following an aftermarket radio install that blew a fuse or two (Because I'm not the brightest guy) my car turned back over only to find a power steering warning/failiure light on my dash. I'm currently driving old fashioned without power steering, but obviously I'd like to sort the issue out...
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