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  1. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    2011 Mazda 3 S Grand Touring Hatchback 2.5L Hey everyone So this car was wired for subs prior to me buying it and I’m currently trying to get the battery back to stock Couple questions about what I have going on here. First, is that fat wire coming from the negative terminal the ground? It...
  2. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I just bought a used 2017 Mazda 3 Touring. Interior looks great except the main commander knob... I looked online and looks like only way to replace it is replacing the entire assembly for over $100? Anyone else have this issue or come up with a cheaper fix?
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey, what’s the difference between these two?
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2018 GT 3 that was probably one of the last to roll out without AA/Carplay installed. Anyways, I'm considering getting the kit and doing the upgrade (hardware/software), but wanted to get people's opinion on the audio quality after upgrading. Any noticable improvements or changes...
  5. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Simply put, I'm using the latest version of AIO and AA Tweak on my Serial patched fw 59.00.504 NA N and I can't get any audio to come through. I can only hear audio come through when Google Assistant is active. I've tried this in both Wireless and Wired mode. My Bluetooth being on/off doesn't...
  6. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey everyone, this is my first post here and I'm looking forward to interacting with all of you fellow Mazda3 owners. Anyways, I bought my 2010 GT hatch last August. I love it so far, except for the stock stereo. It is decent but nothing special. I was having some issues with the Bluetooth...
  7. 2019+ Mazda 3 Audio & Electronics
    Hi everyone! I'm looking to install USB/aux in a 2007 I just bought! I love it. But I can only play CDs... I'm wanting to be able to play music from my iPhone through a USB cord while it charges (ideally without needing a 3.5mm aux). Is there something out there that has this ability? I'm also...
  8. 2019+ Mazda 3 Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, I'm trying to find a layout on how to install my subwoofer within a brand new mazda 3 GS 2019 sedan and i can't find any. Someone have an idea? Any help would be gladly appreciated. Thanks!
  9. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello everyone. I have a 2010 Mazda 3 with the Bose system. I was wondering if there was any way to run a bypass to set up an after market sub, but keep all the stock audio running off of the stock amp?
  10. Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Non-Bose system. Upgraded Alpine Component speakers in the front only.* 2018 Mazda 3, but most Mazda's have been using this TAU (Tuner Amplifier Unit) for over a decade now. Even with the car off, in accessory mode, once the infotainment system boots up, a high frequency (10kHz) hiss appears...
  11. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi guys, I have a 2015 Mazda 3, and I'm sick and tired of the whole audio system! Is there a compatible Android audio system that I can replace it with (that will also connect to all the car features) ? Thanks
  12. Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    This is for the 2018 Hatchback, but likely similar for all generation 3 models. Sorry in advance for the long post. First some simple questions. I would appreciate informed first hand responses instead of the typical "I read somewhere..." Question 1: What is the efficiency of the non-Bose...
  13. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    after upgrading to CP/AA the audio quality substantially low, is there any way to fix it?
  14. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey guys! I just bought a 2013 Mazda 3 GS Sky. I dont believe this model to have the upgraded sound system. I've noticed that the bluetooth audio is super quiet. I have to have the volume up to 40 to get to a satisfactory sound level. Is this normal? I was researching online and some people were...
  15. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    hello everyone, I have in my mazda 3 2014 an infotainement audio system and sometimes the system get crazy and do things all alone like go to bluetooth settings and erase some connected phone or getting to the contact list and call someone in the list . i tried to upgrade the version to 57.00...
  16. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2017 Mazda 3 GT. I recently got the Apple CarPlay update installed but I have problems with the audio cutting out in the left speaker for about 20 seconds. This occurs every five minutes or so. I took it back to the dealer and they can’t fix it, They are telling me that the problem...
  17. 2019+ Mazda 3 Audio & Electronics
    Mazda shared some details of the new speaker layout. https://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2018/12/the-program-manager-of-the-2020-mazda3-has-an-unusual-favorite-feature-of-this-all-new-car.html
  18. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm driving a Mazda 2 DJ, but that's likely not relevant, as the CMU is the same between this and the 3. As of some days ago, my left speakers were suddenly much quieter, but got louder randomly. This morning, the right speakers were completely dead for the first 5 mins of driving, then...
  19. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey all, I've got a problem where the volume jumps from around 26 (my normal listening volume) to 36 at random times. It seems to be when I slow down and/or come to a stop, but not always. So while I thought it might be the touch screen re-enabling itself and dirt on the screen activating the...
  20. Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    From what I've found, there are 3 fuses relating to the infotainment system: #11 Audio 2 (7.5 A) #12 Bose (25 A) #13 Audio 1 (15 A) Does anyone know which circuits or features each of those control? Any other infotainment related fuses?