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  1. Tools for changing wheels.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I'm looking to upgrade my tool box for changing out my snow tires every year. I'm using a socket set now, with a torque wrench, but it's too slow. An old school cross lug wrench would be best, but the winter wheels need a thin wall deep socket, and I haven't found a cross wrench that fits. I...
  2. Changing Fuel Filter

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey guys! I've been having an issue with my car for the past several months. It will come and go and sometimes happens back to back. I will be driving normally on either the freeway or city and the car hesitates and the engine seems to turn off but it still manages to accelerate at half half the...
  3. should I check for carbon deposits before changing spark plugs?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So it's that time for new spark plugs. It's actually 3k miles past the recommended interval (75k). My main concern is carbon deposits on the intake valves. After searching, I've learned that the best way to know you have carbon deposits is to take off the intake manifold and the best way to...
  4. Changing manual folding mirror to automatic folding mirror

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I need to change my manual folding mirror to automatic folding mirror on my MAZDA3 2017. I need the wiring diagram of the driver's side control switches, the door lock signal wire and the ACC ON signal wire, does someone has these diagrams. Thank you.:smile2:
  5. Changing lighting to LED in 2014 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi im looking to change some of my lighting to LED and just wanted to know what's recommended now.. Mostly looking to just change my tail&brakes l, my reverse lights (can barely see through my tint at night) and headlights for now Looking around I think I should do 7440 white for reverse...
  6. Quick advice on changing transmission fluid please

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I have a 2010 Mazda 3 Sport 2.5L. I have been doing a lot of reading on here from threads that were 5+ years old on the matter. Of course there is always the 2 beliefs of whether or not to change the transmission fluid. The car was bought brand new by my father in law for my wife, he has since...
  7. Changing low profile tires to something more cushy

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Wheels and Tires
    I live in one of the top POTHOLE ridden cities in the world (San Jose!) I would like to change my tires for something bigger/taller/softer on my 2006 mazda3 2.3. One tire company thought I could go from 205/50R17 to 225/50/17. Another said I could only go as large as 225/45/17 which, to my...
  8. Noise after changing brake pad

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi all, i changed my front brake pads 3 week Ago , but since a couple of days i've got a problem , à metalic noise. I already dismound and remound everithing twice but i cant' find where the problem is. The noise seems to be exactly the same than the one on this youtube video In the...
  9. Question about changing rotor and brake pad

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, i just would like to know if this DIY video , about how to change rotor and brake pad on a Mazda 6 is ok for my 2015 Mazda 3 . Cause it's look realy easy compare to the "Old" Mazda 3 (i did it on my Gen2) Thx All
  10. Changing a tire, does the car have wheel chocks?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So I watched a video on youtube to see where are the tire change components are, and I didn't see any wheel chocks. Do you guys go buy your own? If so, which ones do you prefer and where do you store them? Thanks!
  11. Changing the Navi Guidance Voice

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello, I have the infotainment / navi menu available in Bulgarian, but the navigation guidance voice is always English. I know that the normal iGo supports Bulgarian language for navi guidance, did anyone have luck in adjusting the language in the Mazda Connect system? Thanks!
  12. Changing oil and filter for DIY'ers

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    I don't see a sticky or a thread for people who don't like to take their car to the dealer or the morons at jiffylube for an oil change. Anybody?
  13. Soul Red Metallic Paint Changing To Soul Red "Crystal"

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Starting with the new Mazda CX-5 which is discussed in the below Mazda's article, Soul Red Metallic will be changing to Soul Red Crystal , which according to Mazda has 20-percent greater color saturation and 50-percent more depth than its predecessor, and Soul Red Crystal adds another level of...
  14. USB solution for changing the order of audio inputs

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Is there a USB tweak solution available, without having to do the AIO tweak, that will let me rearrange the order of audio inputs? Thanks!
  15. Changing te average speed to current speed

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello, i'm new on this forum and have a Mazda 3 2.0 120pk Europe version. On the right side of, the middle display on the dashboard (type B), you can choose the average speed. I would like a setting from average speed to the current speed. Is there someone who knows how to do this? Greetings.
  16. Changing the Body Control Module

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Anyone do this? I am having electrical gremlins. First had window issues, the on a particular day had the car let me in with my fob but then gave me the "Advanced Key Not found" when I tried to start it. Key had fresh batteries. Then had my trunk just repeatedly unlatch after shutting the car...
  17. Color changing instrument cluster

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    the other day i was looking around youtube for modss and found this video, it just look awsome! it's been posted since March so i hope someone who's brighter than me can figure out and maybe post a how to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX62oQpyzZQ
  18. Changing Window Trim

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, I was thinking about this today. I wanted to replace the chrome window trim on my car with the black trim pieces and I was wondering how much work is involved? Easy or let the body shop do it? The reason I ask is: 1) The plot monkeys are running rampant in my head. 2) If I go with a...
  19. Changing Serpentine Belt 2010 MS

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Hello, It's getting to be time I replace the serpentine belt, but I can't seem to find a how-to. Some forums say it is very easy, but don't say too much more. I thoroughly searched the inter webs and only found information for the regular 3 and the previous generation Mazdaspeeds. I am fairly...
  20. Changing dashboard backlight brightness

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello chaps, I often like to override the auto lights on the car (Many reasons, including weather conditions and also the fact that it distracts other road users when the running lights turn off with iStop). A problem I have is that when you turn on headlights, it dips the dashboard backlight...