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  1. Auto-Manual shifting issues

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So I own a 2012 Mazda 3 Skyactiv with the 6AT. A recent issue it's developed is that when I put it into the manual shift mode (mainly to listen to my exhaust through town), is that it doesn't like to shift up a gear. It shifts down fine, and I've made sure that I have plenty of RPMs to play with...
  2. Is anyone else getting this fuel economy ? Mazda 3 Skyactiv X AWD AT

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hi ! I am getting crazy low fuel consumption on my new Mazda 3 Skyactiv X 2L AWD Automatic. The car has around 4000km, I bought it yesterday. Mazda says the car should get, on average, 6.9l/100km (34MPG). On the highway, I get between 4.1 and 4.5l/100km (around 57MPGs) and I get between 4.9 and...
  3. Odd shifting problem..

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, I’ve had this issue with my 2010 Mazda 3 2.0L (165000 kms) for the past year or so and I still have yet to figure out what the problem is. It’s actually driving me insane. When the car is in drive the “D” indicator light in the cluster will flicker on and off sporadically, and...
  4. Automatic Lighting System Warning

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Is anybody getting a warning about the automatic lighting system malfunctioning? Seems to only happen when the car has been sitting in the heat. After about 5 minutes of driving it clears itself.
  5. Is my transmission overfilled?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I just did an ATF drain and fill on my 2016 Mazda 3 with the 2.0L + automatic. After letting it drain, I put back in roughly 3.5 quarts. After a 20 minute drive and the fluid at operating temp, I quickly checked the dipstick and it seems to be about 1/8" over the "hot" fill line. Will I be...
  6. 2005 m3 Cold Automatic transmission prob

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, My 2005 Mazda 3 won't go into drive until the engine warms up. I live in Puerto Rico so ' cold' is relative :) Typically it may take a few minutes to warm up enough but since starting a night job it takes forever late at night when its actually cool outside. It goes into reverse just fine...
  7. Automatic door mirrors problem

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Just got a new mazda3 2016 I can’t get the mirrors to close automatically when locking the car, and they don’t open when I unlock the car, on one occasion I left the car and didn’t put mirrors in and when I turned ignition on the mirrors automatically closed. Am I doing something wrong ? Is...
  8. 2007 2.3L 5 speed Automatic transmission issues

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    I have a 2007 Mazda 3 s with the 5 speed automatic The fluid is not black or burnt smelling at all, but it is darker, almost a purple color, and I'm not sure how/if I should go about changing or flushing it. I just bought the car with 103k miles and I have no record of it being replaced, so I...
  9. mazda 3 stock to automatic climate control

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Hy, I have a mazda 3 2016 with stock climate control. I woud like to know if their is a update kit to convert it to a automatic climate control like the newer mazda car. Thank's
  10. Manual or Automatic?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I did a search on this before posting and couldn't find anything like this. We all know that manuals are dying a slow death but Mazda continues to make them available in most of their cars. The fact that I could get the Grand Touring with a stick was a huge factor in pushing me into Mazda and...
  11. Automatic Transmission Whine When Cold

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2017 Mazda 3 GT with A/T. My transmission whines noticeably when it's cold (pretty loud actually).....anyone else notice this? The car runs and drives perfectly. Just a little annoying. 5,000 miles as of today and I bought it new in July of this year.
  12. 5 different ways to drive a GT 2.5L Automatic Transmission

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    ************************************************************************************************ *************** PLEASE DON"T TURN THIS INTO ANOTHER BASHING AUTOMATICS THREAD ******************* ************************************************************************************************ I...
  13. Automatic to Manual Shift Knob

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hey Guys! So this is my first post and it's on something that I've wanted to try for awhile but never really knew how to do it. So I own a 2015 Mazda 3 Sport GS with an automatic transmission. Personally I hate the feeling of the automatic shift knob in my hand and want to switch it up. I used...
  14. Best automatic transmission fluid?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    New to forums I have a 2015 Mazda 3i touring Just hit 80k miles. I plan on changing the transmission fluid and want close to Oem spec fluid or better any suggestions?
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    Mazda Swag
    Manufacturer: Mazda Part Number: L32E-18-9E1D Product Dimensions: 35.4 x 6.9 x 4 inches Description: Automatic Transmission Control Unit. Already programmed. Just swap it with the old one and you're all set. THIS PART FITS Mazda 3 2.3L A/T S Hatchback 2006 Mazda 3 2.3L A/T S Sedan 2006 Mazda...
  16. Injen SP Series CAI Review (Automatic Trans)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Now that I have had my intake for a couple days I thought it would be nice to give a quick review first on the pros and cons of it, along with extensive diving into the specific parts most of us care about. With pictures too of course! So without further ado, here we go: Pros: Style! Noise...
  17. Automatic Transmission Oil Pressure Switch location on vehicle

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi I have a 2012 Skyactiv Mazda 3 that I am replacing this switch on. I have taken the transmission pan and what not off and I can't locate where this switch goes. If someone could either explain or show me a diagram it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  18. Removal of automatic shifting in "manual" mode

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    New to this Mazda forum and to this Mazda, but I am decently familiar with focus's so I know some things. 2.3 duratec, auto trans. My dad bought this car to use an endurance car at a dirt track. He got it for $300, missing overdrive and body damage. Also has the typical tumble flap problem...
  19. 2011 manual shift boot center console on an auto???

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Manual 3 Center console on an automatic Mazda 3. Hello, been on the forums for a while now but this is my first post. i want to add a shift boot onto my auto. i see that the center consoles are pretty similar, does anyone know if they are swap able? as in can i put use a manual center console...
  20. Automatic Poll: Sport Mode-Paddles/Manual Mode

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    For Automatic Owners Curious about Sport mode driving and using Paddle Shifters for those who have them, or manual stick mode shifting .. I tend to usually leave it in Sport mode around town and local driving because I like the more responsive engine feel and handling and I haven't noticed a...