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  1. Hidden feature: Battery kill switch ...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    ... a.k.a. map light 'On.' File this under 'Do as I say, not as I do.' Hopped out of the car last Sunday, lifting something heavy (can't remember what it was) off the passenger seat. Hand bumped the roof in the area of the map lights, sunglasses holder. I was in a hurry so I paid no further...
  2. Auto light off and battery life

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I am new to Mazda. I recently traded in my BMW for Mazda 3. Since my BMW had automatic headlights, I have a habit of leaving mine on. I read in the manual that the headlights will turn off automatically after a certain time. I have that set to 30 seconds. It also mentioned that it will drain...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    2015 Mazda3 GT 2.5L Will not start properly thereafter the battery went dead. 1.) Charged the car battery 2,) Start Push Button flashes red/orange color and the factory alarm light blinks 3.) Only way to start the car is to hold the key fob close to the start button, put your foot on the brake...
  4. Problem wtih Car Battery?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    So there may be a problem with my car battery. Or something I've neglected to do. My car battery finally died so I bought a new one two weeks ago and I've been using it every day but this morning my car wouldn't start so I jumped it and it started and I left it running, been on for maybe 30...
  5. Thinkware F770-2CH + Cellink Battery B

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello Forum, So a couple of days ago I received this kind of a gift from some f**** while my car was parked overnight, it was a hit and run... Therefore after the incident, I went to my local dealership and got my bumper repaired (fender was not necessary since it is not noticeable and waste...
  6. Battery for key Fob?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2015 3i Sport hatchback. what battery? and if I swap out the battery, do I need to reprogram the Fob? If so, how? thx
  7. 2010 Mazda3 Sport GTE Keyfob Battery Dies in 4 days

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have both original fobs. Both of them used to work, but recently, over the last 6 months I've been having problems. I used the pullout key for a while because it seemed like I was always replacing batteries. Recently I decided to try to get both working again. I replaced both batteries...
  8. New Battery - XS Power

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello everyone, My battery is dying in my 2013 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Hatchback, and I'm looking to upgrade. I just recently did the Big 3 Upgrade w/ 0 awg. I'm going to install an Alpine PDX-V9. That is the extent of the electrical work on my car I will be doing. My buddy gets discounts (idk how...
  9. Dead battery?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, I have 2 months old M3 Revolution. Today I came to the car and couldnt open it by the smart key. So I had to open it by the regular key. Sat down and tried to start. Nothing. Tried to turn on the interior lights, nothing. The car is compleatly cold and dark. :surprise: Is the batery...
  10. 2013 Skyactiv Battery Rplacement Q-55/Q-85

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, I have recently purchased a second hand 2013 Mazda3 Skyactiv 2.0, this is already my third mazda3 since the 1st gen, i love all the new stuff especially the 'Advance key' and the 'i-stop'. The sales person (not from original Mazda dealer)had my original battery replaced for free right...
  11. Key fob battery replacement interval

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Does mazda recommend replacing the key fob battery at a certain interval? I dont really want to get caught out seeing as it starts the car.
  12. Battery replacement questions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've recently bought a used Mazda 3 2015 5-doors (i-stop without i-eloop), all is good but the battery seems to be very weak and giving me some troubles, so I'm looking to replace it. I've heard that i-stop requires a special kind of battery to work, is this true? The manual says the battery...
  13. Negative Battery

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    My question is how to disconnect the negativ battery cable on a 2.2 diesel with i-Eloop. Thanks
  14. Replacing the OEM battery fuse.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Greeting! I have some questions regarding to the OEM main fuse located at the positive battery terminal. I have a 2011 Mazda 3 hatchback with manual transmission and I would like to install an Audison Connection Battery Clamp for my car audio system. But there is a fuse attached to the battery...
  15. Wiring up amp - battery terminal question (2014 - BM)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Got a 2014 AUSDM model, trying to hook up power for an amplifier. The service manual says that the leftmost position on the battery terminal should be vacant, and I've seen pictures of the USA guys on here and their battery terminal has the leftmost position vacant. Mine is wired in to...
  16. Replaced stock battery now the battery cover won't fit on like before

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Mazda 3 2012 Skyactiv... OEM battery finally gave up and died after this recent cold front...Just replaced it earlier today with a battery I bought at O'reilly.. no problems with installation or getting the car back on but I can't seem to properly close the battery cover like before. The...
  17. Inaccurate Battery Icons

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    When I connect my Phone via BT, it shows my phones battery on the status bar. Unfortunately, this seems completely inaccurate since even if my phone is @ 99% health, the battery icon looks like it is half full. Where can I find the Bluetooth icons under /jci/ and how does the infotainment...
  18. Key Battery low! problem

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    A few weeks ago when I stopped the engine the green key light flashed and the display said Key battery low. I was surprised by this because the key still can lock and unlock the car when more than 100 meters away. However the next day and the week after that this did not happen, so I thought...
  19. Need new battery

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Hello all, my car battery is old, and isn't performing as it should. Is there a specific brand of automotive battery that you use in your car? What battery has the best performance?
  20. Radio not working after battery disconnect

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, Had some work done on my 2010 Mazda 3 today at the local mechanic and i'm pretty sure they disconnected the battery. Now my stereo doesn't work. It won't turn on and there is no information on the display asking for a security code or anything it's just dead, won't light up when I turn on...