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  1. DIY reflash ECU (G120) with G165 settings

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello all, After many hours of searching over the last year I am wondring why there is no tutorial/avaiable hardware that allows to install a different ECU map. I read many times that the motors of the europian G120 and G165 have the same hardware. Some local tuning workshops offer a chip...
  2. DIY: LED foglight install

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
  3. DIY rear motor mount for 3rd gen Mazda 3

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Filled a stock mount with 65 durometer urethane. Now, I will say that this mod will increase the NVH on the car significantly and that the driver's side mount (transmission mount) is a far superior albeit costly and labor-intensive mod. But this will also help lock down the drivetrain and really...
  4. DIY Interior Footwell LED lights that turn on/off with interior night lights

    Interior / Exterior
    Hello, I Recently bought a 2012 m\Mazda 3 hatch and was wondering if it is possible to hook up some footwell lights that basically act the same as the interior lights at night. Ideally, they stay off during the day and when the night time running lights are on, they to come on. My last car was...
  5. How To Change Front Wheel Bearing Hub Assembly DIY?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I can't seem to find a thread that discusses how to change the front wheel bearing hub assembly for the '14. Am I just overlooking it or has this never been thoroughly discussed? I've looked at the service manual and it looks fairly straightforward and not to unlike previous models. Can...
  6. DIY with Quick Jack

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Is anyone else using a Quick Jack for your oil and other DIY service? The one shown below is a BL-3500 that I originally bought for the Mazdaspeed, but we have used it for the 3 5-dr, a 3 4-dr, the MSM, a Cavalier and a Versa.
  7. DIY Install Video - LED Interior Lights

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hey everyone, i decided to convert my interior lights to LEDs recently and made a video of the process. I dont think its necesary to spend $50 on a kit as i was able to get my interior lights and license plate lights for under $7 total. Look around on ebay and you can find packs of 10 lights for...
  8. DIY rear motor mount

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Made my own poly rear motor mount by getting the parts from a crashed car on eBay. Cleaned it up using a pipe brush and degreaser. Sealed off one side with duct tape and put it flat in a disposable take-out container filled with sand (so that in case of leak it wouldn't extend too far out)...
  9. DIY Paintless Dent Removal Kit

    Off Topic Lounge
    I was doing a little work last night and I wanted to share this, as the entire project turned out to be much simpler and cheaper than I would have originally thought. I had a small dent just above the passenger side front door. The curved part that's just above the door jam. It's been there...
  10. Retired and DIY in Seattle...

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi all. I'm retired and like doing just about any kind of DIY so long as I have a reasonable understanding of what is entailed and it is within my abilities. Getting those two things matched up is an ongoing process. :wink2: I find that I do a lot of things on my kids' and grandkids' cars in...
  11. DIY: Fog light LED DRLs install

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey everyone, installed some of the aftermarket LED DRLs that go around the fog lights the other week. Made a video of the install. Hopefully if you are interested in the lights this might give you an idea of how hard the install is and help you make up your mind.
  12. 2016 Mazda3 Sedan Trunk light on/off switch DIY

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hello fellow MZ3 owners. I have been searching all over the internet hoping to find someone that has done a DIY trunk light upgrade. I did one recently using an LED strip but for some reason the light trunk doesn't turn off. I read few articles about this issue and I guess it is a known fact but...
  13. Anyone have those DIY chrome things for the front grille?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone have tried any of the DIY chrome things for the grille? I found this website, but also found lots on Ebay and Aliexpress etc: Mazda 3 Chrome Grill, Custom Grille, Grill inserts, Chrome Grille If you have, what are your thoughts on them?
  14. DIY CorkSport Solid Shifter Bushing Install Video

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hope this helps anyone who's more visual like me. The CorkSport instructions are very good and easy to follow but I thought it would be nice to see someone else. https://youtu.be/_d97ehxQPQw
  15. DIY Paint Rim Guide

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi all, Just last night I finished up painting my wheels and learnt some lessons too which I don't think I saw anywhere when I did my week long research for this project. My wheels turned out awesome thanks to this community and now want to pay back by adding my lessons learnt to an already...
  16. Any DIY on Coilovers Installation?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hey guys! Coilovers just came in today! Any DIY here? would love to have any advice on how to install them. Thanks!
  17. Need feedback on DIY Hatchback Rear trunk open switch at pilot's seat

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Heya folks. I've attached a couple of diagrams from the mazda service manual which outlines the wiring schematic associated with the hatchback's liftgate access button. I'm going to try to jury rig a momentary push button that would work similarly to the external liftgate button on the hatchback...
  18. Koni FSD / Racing beat installation DIY fail

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Let me first say that i'd like to thank those on this forum that took the first plunge into buying and installing these. But not only that, posting up guides for everyone else as well. Well, with all the info I found on here I purchased the Koni FSD shocks and Racing Beat springs for my 2015...
  19. DIY: 2017 Door Panel Removal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Rudimentary guide to removing front door panel on Mazda 3 w/ Premium Package. This is just a guide and I am not responsible for any damage or injury that may occur from using this guide. Start Here (Driver's side is similar): Take a right angle pick or flat head screw driver and remove the...
  20. DIY: 2017 Overhead Console Removal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Rudimentary guide to removing the overhead console on a 2017 GT w/ iAS. I take no responsibility for any damages or injuries that may result from using this guide. Remove the two Philips head screws; don't drop them or else they'll bounce into a bottomless pit never to return... Once you...
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