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  1. Mexico or Japan Built?! I'm so confused!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I've searched a ton to figure out whether my car was built in Mexico or Japan. I've had people tell me "look for a certain code on the door jamb" and "check the VIN" but I don't seem to have a VIN decoder handy for my car. Can someone just end this debacle and spoon feed me the way to figure...
  2. Confused on fuel

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So I've heard on this forum that mid-grade and premium fuels make your car run better or at least make the engine cleaner. But, just days ago, everyone now says that 87 octane (regular) is best for this car and premium is not worth it and "makes it run worse". Soooo... which one is it?
  3. ECU froze? Confused?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey everyone, So I started my car the other day and noticed that there was something strange going on. wipers were not working ( front and back), signals were not working , no fans, windshield washer fluid light was on , brake light stayed on.. and the night time headlights did not want to...
  4. New, confused, Mazda 3 owner

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi everyone! I'm the new owner of a 2010 crystal white Mazda 3. I've only had the car for about two months so far but I'm already in love with it! I'm inspired to modify it a bit and make it look more "sporty", but I'm clueless about where to start. I would love to hear some of your guys'...
  5. Confused about 2012 Bose front door speaker fitment.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, first post here, I've been searching for days for an answer to this. I have some coupons that expire today and want to pick up some components before the day ends, but I don't know what will fit the front doors of my 2012 Mazda3 w/ Bose. Crutchfield is only suggesting 5.25" component...
  6. Ok now im confused..

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I had a mono amp and sub installed a while back; regardless, I felt like certain frequencies were kinda low or missing. I read a couple threads on here suggesting taping into the front speakers instead of the rear ones. I traced back where the installer had the LOC and unhooked it and hooked the...
  7. Still confused about trip meter and fuel economy

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm still confused about something regarding the trip meter A and B and how it relates to fuel economy screen. Hopefully, you guys can clear a few questions for me :) The Infotainment fuel economy monitor screen is split into 3 sections: The third section represents the exact same value as...
  8. Confused by USB not sure if working

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I just got my first Mazda3, and it's most basic of models, no Bluetooth or anything. There is a USB Jack though, and I would like to use it to play the music from my Galaxy Note 3. Whenever I plug it in though, it just says check USB. Is it not supposed to work, or am I doing something wrong?
  9. Confused on what I need for HIDs

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Hey everyone, I am wanting to put in HIDs into my 3 and I have a few questions. I have an 06 mazda 2.3 with the stock h7 halogoens. Plus at the end of the bulb i have to place this adapter like socket on to the bulb so that it will connect to car. Not sure if that's standard so I felt like...