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  1. LED Ambient Lighting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I've drilled a tiny hole to interior lighting panel. Put an led and aimed it to armrest/cup holders. It should be there from the factory :/
  2. Ambient footwell LED lights install (Aftermarket)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey everyone! I just wanted to share my installation of Aura OPT7 ambient light LED strips that I got from Amazon. Available on Amazon . They are RGB and have options for fuse tapping as well. I have commented the pictures so they should be sufficient. I used fuse #11 since that one turns...
  3. Homelink Auto Dimming Mirror includes ambient LED

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I had the dealer install the OEM homelink auto dimming mirror today in my '15 S touring. Overall, I like it. It's bulkier than the standard mirror, but I can get rid of my transmitter for my garage door and the compass is nice to have. Come nighttime, however, I was surprised to find out that...
  4. Hello. Ambient lighting help please!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello, I'm new to the forums. I have a 2010 Mazda 3 hatchback in copper red. Its my first Mazda that I`ve ever owned and so far its been great for the money. I just acquired it recently and decided that i wanted to do some mods. First off is led interior. I ordered led`s for the dome, trunk...
  5. 2013 touring sky prewired for ambient light in the overhead console?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Just bought a 2013 3I touring with skyactiv couple days ago. I have a slit on my overhead console but no light there. I read some thread about this and am going to buy the light, part no. BCN8-69-974. But can anyone confirm it is plug and play? I know 2012 touring has the pre-wiring. But not...
  6. Overhead console ambient light wiring

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    New guy here! Just bought a 2013 3I touring with skyactiv couple days ago. I have a slit on my overhead console but no light there. I read some thread about this and am going to buy the light, part no. BCN8-69-974. But can anyone confirm it is plug and play? I know 2012 touring has the...
  7. Ambient Lighting Issue

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello! I recently just purchased a 2010 Mazda 3 s Sport Hatch, and I'm having a small issue with the interior lighting. It came with the ambient lighting kit and all the lights work accept for the one in the driver side door handle. I thought it may be an issue with the light itself so I...
  8. Door handle & Ambient light on shifter LED change?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    I'm wanting to change the blue accent lights in the door handles, and the one that shines down onto the shifter, to red LEDs instead. Has anyone had any success with this? If so, what LEDs do i need to buy, and where to get them? Thanks in advance
  9. Interior Ambient Lighting questions

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Has anyone added lights onto this factory system? The door handle lights come on when the doors are unlocked as well with the lights, im wanting to reproduce this for some other lights. i could use a relay and some diodes and tag the dome light (- trigger) and parking lights (+ trigger) but...
  10. HOW TO: DIY: Footwell Lighting for Non-Equipped Vehicles

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    My vehicle was not equipped with any type of footwell lighting and i think 2011 removed the harnesses somewhat. As such, i decided to make my own. The first thing that i did was pick my color. I wanted a turquoise hue, dim and easy on the eyes and decent color rendering (as blue is shit). This...
  11. Missing Ambient Lighting

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I bought a 2011 MAZDA3 5dr Sport three months ago and I noticed that I was missing the ambient lighting on my overhead map dome panel.. Should I have gotten it? Anyone else missing them? Mazda3 Sport with sunroof and Bose audio Automatic
  12. HOW TO: DIY Overhead Ambient Lighting for Non-Equipped Vehicles

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    My second post, and second guide! :yes: All right, lets jump right in. You will need to remove the overhead assembly as outlined by several other posts in the how to section. You will be left with this, once you have. Notice the two wires that carry the power necessary. The red pin on the...
  13. Ambient Air/Temp gauge displays "--". Reset?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Any idea how to reset the ambient air gauge/temperature sensor? It used to work just fine, it was in a front end collision, and I just picked it up today from the body shop. They said they replaced the sensor because it wasn't functioning, and now it reads "--". It's a 2010 Mazda 3 s(?) with...
  14. Ambient Air Sensor not working - why??? Mazda 2010

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone I am new to this forum. I purchased a 2010 Mazda3 GT in March of this year. Within days of the purchase I noticed the ambient air sensor giving incorrect readings. I returned to the dealer and left it there for a half day. I was told that everything was Ok as no errors had...
  15. Dual Color Overhead Ambient Lighting Mod

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Dual Color Overhead Ambient Lighting Mod I was intrigued by the thread started by Derrick B on changing out the overhead lighting to other colors, namely red so to keep in the theme with my blue/red foot well lighting, blue/red cup holder lighting I decided that the overhead blue had to go both...
  16. Another Interior Ambient Lighting Thread

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hi! New here, been reading a lot since getting a 2010 Maz3 5 Dr GT w 6 Speed Manual in Copper Red. Have been enjoying the posts for the last 6 months and have just recently joined. I have a professional background in electronics, mostly on the bench performing component level repair. I have...
  17. Ambient Lighting LED upgrade Guide

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Okay, since I didn't take pictures as I went, you'll have to use a little imagination cause I didn't want to take it all apart and re-install. Sooo, I took pics of what I did. The first part is to find a good constant power source, and add an inline fuse holder. Disconnect the negative battery...
  18. How to replace the overhead ambient lighting

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    For those of us with the ambient lighting, blue might not be our preference, but what can you do? Change it! This thread will give you most of the information you need to change the color/intensity of the overhead ambient lighting. Step 1: Remove the map light lenses Use a small screwdriver to...
  19. Ambient Temperature gauge

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Just curious if anyone has had any issues with the ambient temperature reading in the MID? I have had the car more than 5 months without any hint of a problem, but today I noticed that the outdoor ambient temp reading seemed to be stuck at 79 F, and I'm sure the actual temp was in the 90s. I...
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