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  1. Clip or mount on driver side under dash

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    I’m new to Mazda and can only do basic maintenance on most other vehicles. The other day while climbing out of the car I clipped something with my foot. After a quick search I found a wire with a chip and a light in the end of it the slide off. I was wondering what this thing does and how do I...
  2. JDM ASTAR 2520 Lumens Extremely Bright PX Chips 7440 7441 7443 7444 White Backup Reve

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Hello everyone! Just to let my first gen 3's know about my experience regarding these reverse lights. In summary I do not reccomend/like these for multiple reasons. These are too long for our housings, they fit but they hit the plastic. During the day they look horrible but at night they...
  3. JDM ASTAR 1260 Lumens Extremely Bright PX Chips Red Brake LED

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    I have a 2008 Mazda 3, I noticed the other night while driving behind my wife my tailight was out. I remembered Arathol reccomended these lights so I ordered them and gave them a shot. Before and after shots, the install you could say was easy but was a bit difficult to get back into the...
  4. Performance Chips

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Has anyone bought any performance chips? If so could you reply with a review on how it is for the Gen 3’s? Really interested in getting one but don’t know what to get.
  5. Hood Paint Chips

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My commute is virtually all highway (about 35 miles each way), so having some paint chips on the hood is not s surprise. What is a surprise to me is that some of the chips are beginning to show rust near their edges. I have a 2016 3 sedan; my 2004 Pontiac Vibe also had its share of chips, but...
  6. Looking at performance chips for my car?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Wondering if anyone has heard of this brand or can give me any suggestions Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Rock chips in bumper - no help from mazda

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey Guys. I know there are probably a lot of threads on paint issues. I just wanted opinions on this. I bought my 2014 3 last July. Ive owned it for one year now. There is a ridiculous amount of paint chips on my front bumper and hood. I thought it may be a defect in the paint from factory as...
  8. Chips or Programers?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi guys, after a little research of my own I have found some ecu chips for the 2nd gen 2.0's but no programers. has anyone had any luck with either? This will be the first mod on my mazda and I wanna start out with something good so I don't end up going back and doing it again later.
  9. Fixing paint chips scratchs etc

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Whats the best method to fix paint chips and scratches on the paint? I noticed so places that have paint chips most likely from stones or something. Also small scratches. Thanks
  10. Help with Soul Red Paint Chips

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey all. I just recently got a '14 M3 sGT Soul Red. Within the last 2-3 weeks, I have already noticed 2 chips in the paint that go down to a white base/metal so they show pretty easily. 1 is by the front passenger door handle and 1 is why the driver side front wheel. I am assuming they are from...
  11. 2014 Red - paint chips and clear coat scratches

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    What is the best touch up paint for paint chips and clear coat scratches? How best to repair clear coat scratches?
  12. Chips

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    We've had our Soul Red 3SGT for about 3.5 months now. I've noticed a massive amount of chips on the hood-one nearly the size of an eraser head. Anyone else notice excessive chipping? The car has 6000 miles on it and I've had cars with 100k+ with far less chips. Very odd.
  13. Inevitable paint chips

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Washed and waxed the car this morning and found inevitable paint chips mostly around the front bumper area but minor few on the hood, roof, and on the A-pillars. No more new car feeling... Used tooth pick to apply touch up paint on the bumper but for other areas, applied few more coats of wax...
  14. Best way to fix rusted rock chips? (see pics attached)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi, I just bought a used 2010 Mazda 3 S a few weeks ago.:clap: First post here, though I've been lurking a lot looking at mods. The previous owner had acquired a few rock chips (from driving on the highway frequently, I'm guessing). A couple of them are rusted as you can see in the pictures...
  15. Deep Rusting Paint Chips

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey everyone, I have two really small paint chips on my car that are already starting to rust. The one on the roof is bubbling the paint around it and the one near the passenger rear door is basically all the way to the metal. Roof Door What can I do? I want to take it to Mazda but I...
  16. Performance Chips

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Just wondering if anyone out there has any performace chips installed into their 2.0L Mazda. I know of a few here in Australia but was wondering what you guys thought about them. Here is a link i found 2010 Mazda 3 4Dr HB Performance Chips What do you guys reckon??
  17. GFORCE chips

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Has anyone tried a G force, chip? Sounds to good to be true.
  18. Small paint chips on my wheels can they rust

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    i got small paint chips on some used wheels i got was wondering if wheels can rust and if so whats the best protection i do for them ?
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