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  1. USA navigation SD card as a base for EU navigation card

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Zoom zoom, Got bit stuck with the following: Firmware 59.00.504 Car produced in 2015. Free updates are no more available. Still though, got the USA navi SD original card. Wanted to make an EU copy, but as mentioned above - bummer.because of the firmware version. Since I am not able to...
  2. FS: 2014+ Skyactiv JBR Solid Shifter Base Bushings

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    $25 shipped and paypalled. These are $30 plus tax on the JBR page. The JBR Solid Shifter Bushings create more responsive shifts in your MAZDA. Having solid spacers removes the sloppy feeling from the shifter, greatly improves shifting accuracy and allows the driver a more connected driving...
  3. Radio base model 2014 Mazda 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi guys, I have a 2014 Mazda 3 with a base model radio (non-touch screen) the radio is not turning on. It has no sign of power. I was woundering if their is a rest method like with touchscreen one for the base radio. The fuses are okay. Also Bluetooth calling still works. So, I know the speakers...
  4. 2017 Base Model to GT Seats?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello everyone, been awhile! I've been out and about playing around with my newest project, an old truck :P Of course, my Mazda's still getting a ton of use and a little love too but I've strayed a bit from modding it and I miss it. So, I'm looking to do some subtle tweaks to it for now. First...
  5. Base Model Audio Upgrade

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Has anyone have any information at all on swapping out the Base Radio to a Mazda Navigation Set Up in the 2015 Mazda 3 Sedan GX.
  6. Replacing '14 base model taillights

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm looking into replacing my taillights with some aftermarket ones that look more like the newer model's. Wondering if anyone has experience with or knows about these ones off aliexpress.. Costing about 270usd for them and a local shop will help me install them for 80$.. Any advice or tips...
  7. shift knob base scratch removing

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    is there a way to remove the light scratches on the black gloss plastic which is found around the shift knob? see picture below
  8. Paddle Shifters in Base Model 3?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    I've seen the 2.5 MZ3 and higher trims with paddle shifters, and I know that some of the wiring for the higher trims is already available in the base models (i.e. the fog light wiring harness), so my question would be has anyone attempted to retrofit the paddle shifters into a base model 3? I'm...
  9. swapping from base model stereo to high level

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, Jus wondering what parts would be required if I were to upgrade my base level stereo to something a bit more upmarket (like, from the SP25 GT or similar?)
  10. Adding power locks to 2013 base iSV 3.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2013 Mazda3 iSV automatic which I bought for a decent price. It is bare bones but I don't need a lot of features. The only thing I would like to add are power locks since after having it for a few months, the back door locks are a pain to reach for. Terrible placement of locks. Power...
  11. Replace Base model Infotainment with higher model

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi guys, New to the forum, usually a lurker. I am just struggling to find the information i need. I currently own the base model mazda 3. The infotainment system is just a basic one but i am looking to install the higher model MZD Connect system from the higher models. I am just wondering is...
  12. Success - Swap Base Model Cluster with SP25 GT Cluster in Mazda 3 2014

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Success - Swap Base Model Cluster with SP25 GT Cluster & Install HUD in Mazda 3 2014 ** Disclaimer - do this at your own risk, I am simply sharing my testing experiences ** Hi all, I have been contemplating doing this for a while; swapping out the base model (Maxx, Touring, SP25) 2014 Mazda 3...
  13. Change from base radio to infotainment

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello, Is it possible to go from OEM base radio to the OEM infotainment radio? Or would that require a complete transition to Bose and everything? Would that be worth it? I've noticed there's some Chinese market ones that are made for our Mazdas but I am nervous about buying one of those. So...
  14. paean to the Mazda3 iSport--Ace of Base

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Ace of Base: Mazda3 i Sport
  15. Track Info on base radio (not infotainment)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Does anyone know if track info, such as song name and album name, shows up on the base radio? (not the infotainment) When connected via Bluetooth, the songs come up as numbers both with Apple Music and Spotify. When my phone is connected via usb, "No Content" is displayed but the music still plays.
  16. WTB: Shift boot base

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    hey everyone, I'm looking for the plastic base for a 2012 mazdaspeed 3 that the shift boot wraps around and clips into the center console. I went to a stealership and they wanted me to buy the whole console for $250. picture stolen from google for reference.
  17. Base radio firmware upgrade?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I searched but didn't see anything related to my question. I was curious if the base radio ever gets firmware upgrades? It looks like it's always the fancier radio that does.
  18. Has anyone added the Seicane Android unit - Base Model sport, No Infotainment

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey guys, just got a good deal on a 2015 Mazda3 6MT...It does not have the infotainment system, and I definitely need bluetooth calling. Searching my options, and wow...there's really not much out there. Been eyeballing this system, specs seem legit and the seller responded that it is plug N...
  19. Upgrade to infotainment from base?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey guys, Sorry if this has been asked, but I couldn't find anything in the search. I've got a customer who's got a 2015 base model Mazda3 with the non-screen radio, and he's interested in going to the infotainment system (his buddy has one with infotainment). I've been doing some looking...
  20. Base Stereo upgrade

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have the iTouring, without the tech package. This means I only have 4 speakers and I really want to put speakers in the spaces on the dash but I don't know how and if I do I don't know how much work will need to be done. Any thoughts?
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