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  1. AC Relay caused compressor to not kick in for a few minutes

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I have only had our 2006 3 for a few months now, it is very used with 185k miles but was taken care of pretty well by the previous owner (single owner). One issue that started recently was the AC compressor would not kick on until a few minutes on the road. Once it did start it worked reliably...
  2. Dimming headlights caused by cold?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello all, I have a "new to me" 2015 Mazda3 Sport and have upgraded the audio system. I've had it about 2 weeks so am not familiar with the expected behaviour of the electrical system. The audio setup is an MTX TC4004 which is rated at 50WX4. I have a single JL Audio 10W3v3 that's getting...
  3. Q on how to handle alignment issue potentially caused by dealership

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I brought my 2013 Mazda 3 hatch Skyactiv into the dealership last week for an oil change, and came out with an alignment issue. The car tracked very straight and true prior to the visit, and now it has a definite pull to the left and the steering wheel is slightly crooked when traveling...
  4. Really rough ride, caused by suspension or bad tires?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I know Mazda 3's are supposed to have a tight sport suspension, and it does handle great, but my cars ride feels terrible. I had the stock yokohama avid tires rotated at 7,500k. and soon after I started to notice it was riding very rough. Started feeling every little bump and hump in the road at...