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  1. I was installing android auto and broke my shift knob. Pls help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I was installing android auto in my car using the official kit and decided to try vinyl wrapping the console as well. I removed the back cover on the shift knob, pulled the pin out, then pulled the entire shift knob out. Here is the issue: after installing everything back by following the above...
  2. New comer, looking to buy a Mazda!!!!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey everyone, I’m new to Mazda. I recently let go of my old Subaru hatchback. Looking to get into the Mazda3 hatchback. I know there’s a few variations. Which is the best one based on personal opinion? I know there is one with a dual exhaust, does it make a difference. Which is the best bang for...
  3. Looking to join the Mazda3 Club - Advice?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    First post as a potential Mazda3 owner. Just about to decide on a Mazda3 Hatch - ST or SGT A few questions if anyone more experienced with Mazda can help me out I would appreciate it. I've had Subarus, Hondas, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes, a miata track car, and a Baja bug. Mostly in my experience...
  4. Looking for advice for a 2010 mazda3 2.5

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    So wife and I went to Vegas for a vacation when we got back the battery was dead. Jump started it and took it in and got a new battery. First thing I noticed was when talking on cellphones threw bluetooth it sounds low and muffled on inbound sounds but outbound sounds fine. My registration...
  5. 7 issues on my 19 Mazda 3 so far, dropping off at dealer tomorrow, need advice!

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hi! It’s my third post complaining about the issues on my 19 Mazda 3 HB premium AWD. Though I love this car very much and it’s so much fun to drive it, these issues are really annoying and finally make me decide to drop it off at dealer tomorrow. The following is the list: Noise issues: 1...
  6. Manual Transmission Fluid Advice?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    What brands or types of manual transmission fluid would you recommend for a gen 3? Red Line MTL? I'm going to do my 5k service tomorrow. oil..tires..brake/clutch fluid..might as well add in transmission fluid..its on the low side for some reason anyways.. then take it to the dealership to get...
  7. Servicing advice - copper washers / anything else?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Evening all My car has done over 107k miles on the clock and going to book it into an independent mazda garage. There is a bit of a squeak on start / low running, so hes going to test the tension of the chain to see if it needs a new one. I think the front right spring has just gone too as...
  8. Purchase advice: 2016 Diesel 2.2 vs Petrol 2.0 (UK)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello! I’m in the UK and am looking to pick up a 2016 registered Mazda 3 and am struggling with the choice between the 2.2 Diesel (148bhp) and the 2.0 Petrol (118bhp) - both with around 20k miles / 32k kilometres on the clock. Obviously the 0-60 acceleration and MPG economy are much better on...
  9. Mazda Connect - AIO Tweaks Advice Needed Pls.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, Just upgraded FW from OS Version 51.00.351 Mazda6 (JM6-GJ / YoM 2015) to OS Version 56.00.513 4A N and about to take the dip into some of the awesome MZD-AIO Tweaks made available on this forum. Have a couple of queries in proceeding with same though and thus appreciate any advice/guidance...
  10. Mazda Connect - AIO Tweaks Advice Needed Pls.

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Hi, Just upgraded FW from OS Version 51.00.351 Mazda6 (JM6-GJ / YoM 2015) to OS Version 56.00.513 4A N and about to take the dip into some of the awesome MZD-AIO Tweaks made available on this forum. Have a couple of queries in proceeding with same though and thus appreciate any advice/guidance...
  11. Anti-theft advice

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    I could use some anti-theft advice! Tonight my daughter brought over her '07 Mazda 3 that has a "new" 2.5L Ford Fusion engine in it as of last year. When I completed the engine swap I did a lot of extra work including replacing the missing engine splash shields. One of her side shields was...
  12. New Member and Junk-In-Da-Trunk advice.

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi, I am new to your forum and relatively new to Mazda as well. My wife is nearing 40K with her 2016 Mazda 3 ISport (I think). I have a couple things I am looking for here: What is the actual recommended maintenance intervals for her car? I’ve spent an hour going through the stealership service...
  13. No idea what Im doing. 2007 2.0 Mazda 3 repair/maintenance question.

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Should we keep the old purple Mazda? My wife's 2007 Mazda 3 (2.0) sedan (automatic), with 117k miles (paid off) needs about $1k worth of motor mounts and suspension work and we are wondering if it's worth keeping? Repair quote: Both Axel assembly's Transmission mount Motor mounts...
  14. Need advice

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2015 Mazda3 I’ve been looking for a high output alternator so I can run a 2000w sundown but can’t seem to find one any advice would be greatly Appreciated
  15. UK 18" tyre advice

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi, I've been searching for tyres to replace the stock Dunlops on my Sport Nav 3 in the UK. I previously had Michelin CrossClimates on a Golf (I live in Scotland so all season is a good choice) but these aren't available in the 215/45/18 size of the Mazda, in fact the range of tyres seems to...
  16. CMU S/W< 29 Update Advice

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Just bought a 2014 Mazda3 SP25 Astina. Noticed that the OS is only version 28....... I'm reading the How To update the firmware, and on step 14 it states that if S/W is below 29 refer to Service Information R036/18. Any Help would be great as I don't want to brick it!!!
  17. Need Some advice???

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey Folks, Hope all is well in Zoom Nation.... I was wondering if a Mazda 06' Front seats from a hatchback would fit and 09' hatchback? Anyone...Know bolt pattern specs?
  18. MPG, Oil , miles to empty advice

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Greetings Fellow mazda misfits , can any one help / or guide in the right direction for the following , Losing my peace of mind in searching this ( manual book informs only type A and Type B cluster information ( Bone stock is type C doesn't say anything about this) We picked up new to us...
  19. Really Messed Up any advice? Removing oil from dipstick tube

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I just changed my oil and added a bit too much. I took one of the oil pumps and slipped the tube down into the dip stick hole way too far and lost the tube when I tried to pull it back out. I am hoping that if I drop the oil pan I can get it out. It felt like something mechanical was stopping...
  20. Need technical advice about load resistors and LED bulbs

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have 4 led bulbs, front and back turn signals and the 2 side-brake light. The seller sent me a 50w 8-ohm load resistors for the hyperflash issue As you probably know, the space in the front is near impossible. Very tight and no space. I read other users had to remove the front tires and...
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