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  1. Alright there folks. Top strut mount BROKEN 😔🤬 for suspension in UK

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    Afternoon guys n gals, Im rocking a 2.0 3 from 07, faceliiiiift 🤙. I was driving over to the local halfords to get some paint for the interior and noticed a knocking sound front right. Upon getting home i opened the bonnet and noticed one of my top strut mounts has completely sheared, must be...
  2. Fuel Economy Calc Broken

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I have been driving for about a month (just over 3000km) and fuel economy stabilized to 8.8L/100KM (26.7mpg) based on my driving but for the last few days it had been randomly rising and had reached 12.3L/100KM (19.1mpg) but I believe it's just software glitch as my fuel used is about the same...
  3. 2010 Mazda 3 Rear Shock Stud BROKEN

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I was nearing being finished replacing the rear shocks and shock mounts. I BROKE ONE OF THE TWO MOUNT STUDS. There was a lot of corrosion and crud and it broke! Dag nabbit Those studs don't just drive up and out? They are welded in at the top. Any tips? I am going to drill the stud out...
  4. How to: Replace broken Fog light lens

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    As the title says, my passenger side fog light has a broken lens. The lamp still works. It seems I may have to buy the entire assembly for $hundreds$ Wondering if anyone has tracked down a source for just the glass lens (cover) ? Thanks!
  5. What's New and Broken in v70 Firmware?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Before jumping on the CarPlay, I'd like to know what the other new features are, what might be fixed, and what might break (further). Here's a thread about broken USB playback for USB Drives > 32GB. Discussion of that there, please, but anything else broken? Anyone see any release notes...
  6. Front knocking noise over broken road surface only

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi, Hope someone can help/advise please. (2014 2.2D Sport Nav 57K miles) I have a really annoying hard metallic knocking noise coming from front offside suspension which only occurs when I drive over a broken road surface (fine over speed bumps). Just the slightest broken tarmac surface will...
  7. Broken coil spring

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Had a clanging sound in the rear of our '15 with 25K miles that turned out to be a broken coil spring. Seems early to have this type of problem. How common is this? The car is just a few months out of warranty, and even if I can claim that it must have been failing during the warranty period...
  8. MZD Everything is broken at once, need emergency help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi guys, I have SGT 2014, 2 weeks ago I installed the front camera in the local audio shop(I bought all the necessary wires and the controller after reading lots guide here). Everything is working fine until today. As you can see in the pictures: 1. My genius SD Map becomes "invalid SD Card"...
  9. Car wont properly lock into park or drive. What is broken?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    When shifting my automatic transmission into gear it wont light up on the dash that it went into park, even though the brake is engaged and it let's me remove the key from the ignition. Recently, it no longer shows the digital "D" that my car is in drive in though it is. Furthermore, when my...
  10. Help identify broken hose - system too lean

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Please see: imgur.com/a/qVqFP The hose outlined in green in the above image broke, approximately at the red line on the corresponding hose on the right. This caused a 'system too lean' code, however by taping it the code cleared. Would like to do a more legitimate fix, however I cannot...
  11. Seat heater broken

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have a 2014 Mazda 3 iGT and yesterday I turned on my driver side seat heater and the back portion is working, but the bottom seat portion is not. The passenger side they are both working. What do I need to do to troubleshoot? -I have seen that there is only one fuse for the seat heaters...
  12. Broken suspension height sensor?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'll post more tonight, but the following 2 pictures show a part/plug-in harness that is supposedly a suspension height sensor on the left rear control arm. The guy who helped me install my rear swaybar has potentially broken this using an impact gun when we changed the nuts for my endlinks as...
  13. WTB Broken 2014-2016 Clutch Master Cylinder

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    I know this may sound strange, but I would like to buy a BROKEN or SPARE clutch master cylinder from a 2014 -2016 mazda3 (preferably a manual sGT just to be sure it is the same part I will be replacing on my own car). I need it to take measurements so that I can replace the weak plastic OEM part...
  14. USB Shuffle/Random is Broken, Right?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I think someone else mentioned this, but I couldn't find the post. I have about 2000 songs on a USB stick. When I'm not in the mood for anything specific, I set it to shuffle all songs. Previous firmware versions did a great job, but v59.00.502 seems to have broken the shuffle function. So...
  15. Trunk light clip is broken. What are my options?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Very upset! Brand new '17 Mazda 3 GT. Not even 200 miles on it. I was swapping out interior, license plate, and reverse lights for LED bulbs and all I had left was the trunk. The LED strip I got off Amazon was too big and stupid me thought it would be a good idea to try and force the adapter...
  16. Broken USB Outlets

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, first post and first thread as a new user. I have a 2012 hatchback and while the aux jack still works the two USB ports in the center console armrest have stopped working. Ive had the car for about 8 months now and they worked when I got the car but as of last month they will no longer...
  17. Center Console/Arm Rest broken? Gen 3.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello everybody, So, I noticed that when I open my arm rest and close it, there was a misalignment. I thought nothing of it until I got home. The pictures show that clip? hinge? is broken on one side. I thought at first that this may be 1 long pin? that goes through the middle. Upon further...
  18. Broken strut mount stud help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Looks like I screwed up and over torqued one of the three strut tower mount bolts while installing my CS STB. Any suggestions on how to remove the one bold that is spinning freely on that broken (base-stripped) strut mount stud? I have to install my new Bilstein sport struts and Racing Beat...
  19. 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...
  20. Broken GT Tail light

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    first time poster! wish it was about something awesome. i got backed into at a party, and now i have a broken tail light on the driver side and a scratched bumper. thinking i can probably work some sort of magic and make my bumper better, but there's no fixing the tail light. i have the gt LED...
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