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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm looking for some advice about the following situation and pictures. Someone borrowed my car and when driving back it was smelling really bad (like burning rubber). I followed the smell and under the hood I noticed something connected to the alternator was melting causing a lot of smoke. Now...
  2. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Need some tips on replacing my Alternator. Tried to find a YouTube vid for replacing the Alt. There is a vid for every Mazda 3 model EXCEPT for a Mazda 3 2.5. Any vids out there? Any tips? Replacing Serpentine at the same time (why not)
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Started to hear a chirping noise coming from the engine once the car heated up. Turns out it's the alternator? Apparently it's charging fine for now but when its getting hot it causes a chirp noise, and it's fairly loud. The quote I got said that an aftermarket alternator is around $350 and a...
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I want to upgrade the Bose audio system I have in my car by replacing all of the speakers and adding a subwoofer but I cant seem to find anybody that makes a high output alternator for the 2.5 skyactive. I was looking at like 1500 rms watts in total for the entire system. I don't even know what...
  5. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello, I think there is something wrong with my 2016 Mazda3. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced the same issue. If I have the blower on high and heat you can hear the blower temporarily slow down if I flip on the bright head lights. Is the alternator not providing enough power...
  6. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey fellas, I was looking to put a new audio system in my ride but I would need to upgrade the alty. I talked with two or three big, high output alternator companies and they all said the same thing (and I don't follow it) - there is some sort of data buss that runs everything and no way to...
  7. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey its been awhile since I was last active in this community. I had a 2013 Mazda 3i SV in white. Got into a pretty bad wreck and have since purchased a 2013 Mazda 3 Sport. I have been dying to change the alternator out for a more powerful one. As of lately since installing my amp and subs I...
  8. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    I'm looking to upgrade my alternator, although I can't seem to find a company that makes them for the 2nd gen ms3. I called Mechman, Power Bastards, RPMstore and no luck. Power Bastards said that the reason why they don't specifically is because there are no one who makes quality internal...
  9. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey all, new to the forums. Looking in trading my car for a 2013 mazda 3 with the 2.0l. I'm a big audio guy, so I plan on having a high powered setup for my daily driving (around 7,000 rms). I'm trading in my car because i dont want to put a high power system in it, and then the car crap out...
  10. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So a while back i installed a pionerr Double din(avh2500bt) and i love it. i have my backup camera and everything. good solid unit. but I have the stock bose system in my car and i bought the adapter so i could use the factory harness on my car. I have a alternator whine that is constantly...
  11. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I am attempting to upgrade the battery positive to alternator positive positive in my 2008 mazda 3 and need a little help... Has anybody done this? I cannot seem to find the alternator positive.. Any help is appreciated!
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