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  1. Auto Dim rear view mirror

    2019+ Mazda 3 Appearance & Interior
    Hi, I just got my new Mazda 3 Hatchback. A pleasure to drive, amazing handling and most (not all) of the interior materials used are of high quality. I got the base model as it has all I need, specially the safety options that are standard on Mazda new models. I can live without sunroof and...
  2. 2013 Speed Xenon headlights dim

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hello all, So upfront newbie. But the site rocks. Cool and knowledgeable members. Proud to be part of the brotherhood. My 2013 MSP3 Xenon headlights w/ AFS, for about a year one headlight is about 50% dimmer than the other. Car has 93k miles and runs flawlessly otherwise. I spoke to the...
  3. Reset Instrument Lighting Auto Dim - Follow Up

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a separate line of postings with the same title. I tried to reply, but I cannot. The error message says I have 'links', and that I must remove them. I do not know what or where they are, so I try to respond with this new message. Here are the words I tried to use for my reply to my...
  4. Reset Instrument Lighting Auto Dim

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I accidentally cancelled the auto dimming on the instrument lighting while resetting the oil change reminder. Now the instruments are bright at night which makes it difficult to see out of the car. The owners' manual shows how to cancel it, which I apparently found out how to do without...
  5. 2014 HUD so dim, please help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    My Mazda 3 14 SGT HUD(Mono, not the color one since 2017) becomes so dim suddenly. 1. I installed official AA/CP kit a month ago myself, all went well and drove for a month without any problem. Then I went on vacation for a month. Last night I came back and drove for a while, battery, MZD...
  6. Dim Passenger Headlight

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm having an issue with my headlights. My passenger side is substantially more dim than my driver side light. I have ran through the following troubleshooting: - Opened hood and poke around for any corrosion or damaged wiring - Swapped bulbs from driver - passenger to ensure it was...
  7. Retro Fit oem auto dim rear view mirror

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Is possible to install the oem auto dim rear view mirror on a sport model? can I get the missing wire harness and make it work? Used ones are around $40 and the new Mazda kit is $150 Thanks!
  8. My auto dim day / night screen setting no longer works

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    A few months ago my navigation stopped working and I had to take it into the dealer, while they spend 3 hours on the phone with mazda trying to reinstall everything and get it working again. In the process my infotainment system got updated to the latest version. This fixed the GPS navigation...
  9. How to dim the lights of the Instrument cluster?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    just bought a 2015 3i Sport. when my headlights aren't on, I want the lights on the instrument cluster to be OFF. in my old car, the instrument panel isn't lit w/o the headlights on so when I cant read the speedometer, it's a reminder to turn on my headlights. a lit up instrument panel plus...
  10. Auto Dim Footwell LED

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello, First time post here. I have basic LED lights I bought on Amazon installed in my car right now. However, recently I stumbled on this. It's a Japanese site that sells floor LEDs that has 3 brightness levels from brightest to dimmest: open doors > engine on > headlights on. I haven't...
  11. Information display/mpg /temp. gets dim

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    Has anyone experience there center information display that shows the temp. and your mpg average get dim. noticed when it gets cold the display tends to get really dim is there a reason or is it something going bad. Please let me know if you have any ideas Thanks
  12. is there a way to dim the dash and ac control lights in this car?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I took my son to the drive in movie theatre to see the Ninja Turtles in my iGT sedan and I noticed there was no dimmer switch for the dash light (at least none I could find) I had the engine on for the ac and the display turned off but the dash was so bright I has to cover the gauge cluster...
  13. 2013: cannot seem to dim the dash/SAT-NAV

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Per owner manual, I tried to push the knob on the left side of the gauges to activate the dimming feature and then rotate the knob clockwise and counterclockwise, but my gauges and SAT-NAV screen stay bright. Of course I had the headlamps ON. I then tried to press the knob again and repeat the...
  14. Auto dim mirror plug wire ????

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So I bought my girl the passport 9500ix radar detector and I want to hard wire it using e mirror harness. My ? If anyone knows is this. What color is the power wire and ground if not black? I'm buying the wire kit that has the prongs so I can push in to the plug. Iv search bu all I found was the...
  15. Monocrhome MID is extraordinarily dim.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    My MID is dim--really dim, like the backlight is gone dim. The car is (thankfully) still under warranty. I noticed it a few months back during the summer when it was 100° F out. Now, it seems to occur when I've had my defroster on for a little while (like 20-30 minutes). I'm guessing it's...
  16. '10 MS3 do you guys get dim light output when....

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    '10 MS3 do you guys get weak light output, when you turn your wheels while your car light is on, it seems to dim out on me a bit. Have you guys had that issue or if you can try it to see if its not only me
  17. Auto Dim Mirror

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello, I have a 2010 3S Hatchback.Does anyone have detailed instructions on how to install an Auto Dim Mirror? Thanks in advance!
  18. Auto dim mirror with compass owners

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I am considering putting the auto dim mirror w/compass on my car and was wondering how bright the compass is at night. Does it dim with the headlights or is it always the same brightness? Also, is the compass distacting when driving? Sorry for all the questions and thanks in advance!
  19. Should the gear selection display on the dash dim with the lights?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    The gauges dim when the headlights come on, but the gear selection (I.e. D, N, R, 1, 2, 3 etc) is still very bright. Is this normal? If so, what the hell were they thinking? :argh 1: Actually it was probably because the auto headlights come on before it's dark, and they didn't want people...
  20. I can get auto dim mirror kit cheap from MyMazda

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I registered our new car at MyMazda and setup my account. So I browsed through the accessories. Son of a gun, the auto dim mirror that the dealer needed $399 for, I can buy for $160. There's an install kit that includes everything you need to install it yourself along with instructions for...