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  1. XM Antenna Change

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    This is a bit of a cosmetic things but involves audio so I'll post it here. I noticed the Mazda 3 has a rather large XM shark fin. It seems a bit overboard to be honest, especially compared to other cars. I'm wondering if anyone has looked into changing it out? I would like to switch it with a...
  2. Conversion to shark fin antenna

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi! I'm not a fan of the staff/rod antenna on my 2017 mazda 3 hatchback. Has anyone had luck with the shark fin conversions from ebay? I know some recommend the "VG Sharkfin Antenna" kit but they're asking like $80 for it. I'm looking for something more budget friendly. If anyone has done it...
  3. Shark Fin Antenna

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi there all! New member here. I’ve been trying like crazy to find a shark fin antenna for my 2017 Mazda 3 isport. Anyone out there have any luck? I’ve been all over ebay and some of the sites that sell aftermarket Mazda parts. Either they are the wrong year or for the wrong model. Also...
  4. Shark Fin Antenna - Replacement

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi everyone My FM reception has been very flaky (Random buzzing etc) and I've pretty much narrowed it down to the Antenna after much troubleshooting and testing. I suspect it's it's a faulty component on the Antenna's circuit board that's intermittently playing up. I removed the Antenna and...
  5. Rooftop Cargo Carrier and non-fin antenna

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I've got a '14 hatch iTouring (normal antenna, not the shark fin type). I'm going to be installing an OEM roof rack and am interested in putting a cargo box up there. Does anyone know if the aerodynamic long & skinny boxes will fit next to the antenna since it sticks up above the rack? I know...
  6. FS: Shark fin antenna- Silver

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Selling a brand new silver shark fin antenna. Purchased this before deciding to wrap my roof black. This is ABS construction. It is functional and not just a fin that you place on your roof. Gold plated hardware and braided wire attach to the factory antenna mount. Includes 3m mounting tape...
  7. FS: Shark fin antenna- Black gloss

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Selling a brand new gloss black shark fin antenna. This is ABS construction. It is functional and not just a fin that you place on your roof. Gold plaated hardware and braided wire attach to the factory antenna mount. Includes mounting tape. $15 paypal/venmo/squarepay.Shipping from SD,CA.
  8. Anyone replace the whip antenna?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    As the title says. This was always one of the first mods done on the old Golf Mk IVs since their whip antennas make them look like bumper cars. The one on mine is oddly ribbed. I'm guessing because they had to make something look ugly on this car? Wanted to make it look ugly enough to not get...
  9. Location of bluetooth antenna in 2015 Mazda3 GT?

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Does anybody know the location of the bluetooth antenna in a 2015 Mazda3 GT?
  10. Visual Garage or OEM Shark Fin antenna?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Do most people prefer the Visual Garage or OEM Shark Fin antenna? My '14 iSport has the horse whip style antenna and I'd like a shark fin. It looks like the OEM shark fin requires complete removal of the current antenna, and to drop the headliner from inside the car and bolt in the OEM...
  11. Broken Shark Fin Antenna

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    My garage door ruined the shark fin antenna on my Mazda3 sport 2014. The GPS and radio still work normally, its just that the body of the fin is bent and the fibre glass on the outside is shattered. I want to see if I can fix this on my own before bringing it to the dealership. It does not look...
  12. Switch from shark fin antenna to wire antenna?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I've noticed that I get poorer FM reception in my 2016 M3 with the shark fin antenna than I used to get with the regular short thick 'wire' antenna in my 2007 M3. The owner's manual makes a big deal about the shark fin antenna being for Sirius XM. I won't be using that, so is there any reason...
  13. GPS Antenna Problem

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello Today i get problem with my navigation. I install EU map two days ago, it was working successfully. But now the system can't find satellite. Under the diagnostic menu i find following message. CMU DTC1 - B119F92 ( GPS Antenna - Performance or Incorrect Operation ) Please see Picture...
  14. Mazda3i Tour Shark Fin Antenna??

    Interior / Exterior
    Hi: Newbee... Just picked-up new Mazda3 i Touring. Didn't pay $2,500 for the Grand, so no sharkfin antenna. Any recommendations for adding one that looks right and works????? Thanks, RW
  15. Question about shark fin antenna

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have the I sport model and looking for a shark fin antenna. Can someone tell me if this would work and plug right in. I have the stock whip stubby antenna. 2014 Mazda 3 Shark Fin Integrated Radio Antenna Snowflake White Pearl 25D | eBay
  16. Disconnecting XM Antenna?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Does anyone know how I would go about doing this? (2015 Hatch). It looks like the audio plugs are behind the glovebox from what I have gathered from other threads on here, but is the XM wire labeled or anything?
  17. 2010 aftermarket antenna

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Have had some problems with the in-glass antenna having cracks. Would like to install an exterior antenna. Does anyone know if the factory radio has a plug in for an exterior antenna? If so, how easy/difficult is it to get to?
  18. Removing the Antenna

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, so I have an iSport edition with the long radio antenna. I don't listen to the radio, so I'd like to unscrew and remove the antenna for asthetic purposes, but was wondering if there would be a negative consequence of having whatever's underneath the antenna insertion exposed to the...
  19. Antenna Replacement?

    Interior / Exterior
    Is there an antenna or cover that replaces the shark fin that is smaller/less noticeable??? Of course while not loosing it's function.
  20. Shark Fin Antenna on 2015 GS?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Has anyone tried swapping the stock antenna for a shark fin yet? I don't care if it matches OEM paint black will do. Any info on this would be great. Not sure if the thread sizes are universal, etc.
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