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  1. Car Battery Corrosion- how to safely clean & replace

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    My Mazda 3 '08 battery died a few weeks ago. Being on leave with a new kid, I let it sit until I had time to deal with it. But yesterday I open the hood and find this massive corrosion (see pictures). I'm wondering if some kind of mounting bracket or bolt for the battery is shot and needs...
  2. Seafoam carbon intake clean results

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    My 2011 Mazda 3 has 167k miles on it. It has been having some issues with a slightly rough idle, and an even rougher time accelerating from a stop. I saw a recommendation to try the seafoam intake cleaner.... And wow. The car is running like it is brand new! All of the power I have been missing...
  3. What do you use to clean your throttle body?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I tried cleaning the throttle body on a 2015 2.5L with some CRC throttle body cleaner but that stuff dries so fast I wasn't able to clean it completely but I got most of it. Just spraying it wasn't doing much. Is there anything better that I can used that wont harm the coating on the throttle body?
  4. How fast do you do your oil changes, including clean up?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2015 Mazda3i Sport AT from getting out ramps to putting the used oil in the milk jug, it took me 45min. this is my 4th oil change for this car but 1st time timing it. 45min seems slow. How long should an oil change be, including clean up?
  5. How to clean official car seat covers (BM)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello all, So the official front car seat covers, less than 2 years old, the white lettering have started turning yellow. Tried scrubbing them out with a wet cloth, didn't do much. Anyone know how to get these to white again?
  6. Useless USB ports - how to run a clean USB cable?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So I'm finding the front USB inputs on my 2017 Mazda 3 GS (Canada) are totally useless for charging. I've read about how they barely output anything to charge the device and is more for connecting to the infotainment system. That's fine, I will use a 12v car charger... my question is, does...
  7. A Few Pics of the Mazda, nice and clean

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Well we are having a New Englander's dream winter right now. a week straight of 50+ degrees in February. I guess pigs really can fly. Eibach's are sitting in the basement collecting dust. Koni FSDs are stuck somewhere in Nevada according to UPS (severe weather or something). But by the end of...
  8. How to clean leather seats?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    Hi, so far I have cleaned the seats with "baby wipes" ... can I damage the seats ?, is there anything better? thanks
  9. Help! Interior Cleaning

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I had my window tint guy come and install my tints and he did a good job but he was going a little crazy with his spray bottle and it got into the fabric of the door leaving water stains. How do I get it back to black?
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  11. Anyone have diagram opening CD player to clean lens?

    Interior / Exterior
    I've got the radio unit detached and in my house. I've got it open until the CD player is removed (attached with a electric cable). It's not obvious to me where the CD lens is, and how to open it from here. Thought I'd stop and ask if anyone else has done this or has a diagram to it! Looks...
  12. FS: Daly City 2014 Mazda 3 Hatchback Manual 40k~ iGrandTouring Clean

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    PLEASE READ BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS: - NO TEST DRIVES UNLESS YOU HAVE CASH IN HAND. - I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHERE TO MEET Description: 2014 Mazda 3 iGrandTouring Transmission: Manual Color: Crystal Blue Mica, with leather black interior. Miles: ~41K Price: $19,000 (OBO) (STANDARD TRANSACTION...
  13. Clean open the headlight

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello there! I've been searching in the forums and on YouTube for complete guide on "how to open the headlights", without anything relevant. Perhaps someone could help me out with this!? I'm looking forward to install 2 led "tubes" in my M3 2015, here's a little preview. Of course the LED are...
  14. HOW TO: Clean inside the blower fan wheel without disassembling the dash

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    HOW TO: Clean inside the blower fan wheel/fix ticking from vents First write-up, bear with me if formatting is wrong. I recently had a mouse destroy my engine cover and take a lot of the padding into the "mouse cage" heat/AC blower fan wheel, causing poor performance and ticking from the...
  15. What do you use to clean and detail your 3?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Figured I'd start a thread on this, I just spent 4 hours this weekend cleaning up my 3. The products I use: High quality soap wash Autoglym Polish and detailer Mothers clay bar kit Mothers detailer Mothers wax California duster (Guy from dealer recommended for the soul red cars, works...
  16. Best way to fix / clean Piano black interior trim?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have some scratches (think came with the car) in the piano back trim. What is the best way to fix or clean this? Can the trim pieces be replaced with a different material without wrapping (which im not sure looks good). Thanks.
  17. How to clean dry-flow filter on the cheap!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Billy May's here!! So I know the holiday shopping is coming up around the corner and figure this is a great way to save money on cleaning dry-flow filters. K&N air filter cleaning solution costs around $15.......mine was $5. I went to Walmart and just bought ox-clean and a spray bottle. Now I...
  18. Best way to wash and clean my ride

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Can someone tell me the best way to wash and wax the outside of my Mazda 3 hatchback. Also best way to clean the inside.
  19. Keeping Black Paint .... Clean

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey Guys - This is my first black car since I was in high school! I remember it being a tough color, but I used to wash it at home, and bought really nice wax and used a random orb to buffer.... the rain would just fall off and never leave marks. Now as soon as I leave the car wash I have...
  20. Keeping Backup Camera Clean

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Does anyone encounter spots on their backup camera's due to the glass getting dirty from road debris / dried up water? It's been raining a lot this spring and I don't want to clean it off every couple days. I'm tempted to use RainX in order for water to just bead off and not dry up on the...
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