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  1. How long can a thief drive the car before the engine cuts off?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    lets say i had the car running and got out to mail a letter at a mailbox. someone hops into my car and drives off. my key fob is still in my pocket. how long before the engine cuts off?
  2. USB drive not recognised after MZD update

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, new member here with an issue that hopefully someone can assist with. We have a late 2016 BN SP25 GT hatch (Australia) which had a glitchy MZD system. Sometimes the DAB radio wouldn't work, sometimes the clock showed 00:00 no matter what time of day. These were random problems that...
  3. Stuck in drive

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey new to the forum. I have a 2005 Mazda 3 Sedan 2.0L, yesterday the Mazda was turned on put in drive and was turned off while in drive. The issue is the key is in the on position (can't take the key out unless the car is in park), can't start it with it in drive, can't move the shift lever. I...
  4. Lowering spring or coilovers for daily drive ?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Please suggest if i should get lowering spring or coilovers for daily drive ? I dont go track, i only want it to be lower and practical for everyday drive.
  5. Looking to purchase a 2011 - shaking on test drive

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello, i was looking to purchase a 2011 for my son. it's a base car with 5-speed and 150k miles. It runs and shifts nicely. I took it up on the highway and there is a really pronounced shake at highway speeds. Felt it the most in the passenger seat. At first i thought just tires or a lost...
  6. 5 different ways to drive a GT 2.5L Automatic Transmission

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    ************************************************************************************************ *************** PLEASE DON"T TURN THIS INTO ANOTHER BASHING AUTOMATICS THREAD ******************* ************************************************************************************************ I...
  7. Flash Drive

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi To everybody I'm new to this The question I have is what memory do you require for a flash drive for the MZD-AOI to operate properly and can a novice install. I have a 2015 Mazda 3 SE
  8. 2012 Mazda 3 Touring - Delayed Shifting Reverse to Drive when Cold

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi, I have a 2012 Mazda 3 Touring hatchback with SkyActive transmission and 79k miles that has about a 5 to 7 second delay when shifting from Reverse to Drive first thing in the morning when it is cold. It only does it the one time and after that it will not do it again until the car sits...
  9. Mazda 3 rough idle in drive

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi guys I need your advice. So I have a 2011 Mazda 3 2.5. It idles fine when in park or neutral ( at 750 RPM ), but as soon as I put it into gear the RPMs keep dropping, car starts shaking and feels like it will stall out. I have cleaned the TB and replaced spark plugs already. Any advice is...
  10. Is an All Wheel Drive Mazda 3 Conversion Possible?

    Engine / Drivetrain
    Hello all, So something I've been thinking about as a dream project car would be a big turbo Mazda 3 with all wheel drive. I do realize that doing a conversion of that magnitude would be a massive project, but hear me out for a second here. I was researching the engine platform of first...
  11. How often do you drive in sport mode?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'll admit it, sport mode makes the car really fun. I use it when merging on highways mostly, and sometimes in the city.
  12. Need advice: Radio shuts off when i put it into drive

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    So I recently bought what was supposedly a done Mazda 3 however was just a battery issue so decided to keep it. She is in decent shape so replaced some stuff however the radio I put in a 2din touchscreen that sounds amazing.....except the moment you put the car into any gear it shuts off and...
  13. 2013 Type A - full random from USB drive?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Greetings. I purchased a 2013 that has the standard Type A Audio. I plugged in a thumb drive containing some MP3 folders and it appears that the unit allows for Random within a folder, but no full random (across folders). The user manual doesn't hint at a full random capability either. Can...
  14. Car wont properly lock into park or drive. What is broken?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    When shifting my automatic transmission into gear it wont light up on the dash that it went into park, even though the brake is engaged and it let's me remove the key from the ignition. Recently, it no longer shows the digital "D" that my car is in drive in though it is. Furthermore, when my...
  15. Guide - How to Play Music from a USB Drive on MZD Connect

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've been struggling for a while to coax MZD Connect to correctly playback MP3 files on a USB drive, display the correct metadata / artwork and respond correctly to voice commands. I've now cracked the problem no thanks to a lack of Mazda documentation but many thanks to those who have provided...
  16. Connect not showing album covers for music on USB drive

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello, I am having a problem that I was now trying to solve for 3 days without success. Two weaks ago my Mazda dealer updated my car to Version 59.00.504 EU N. It then started that some albums on my usb stick did not show correct album covers. Instead a generic cover was displayed...
  17. 2017 CX-5 infotaiment not reading flash drive

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I am and 2-year old member very pleased and happy with the AIO application that I used in my prior CX-5 with no issue at all. I got a new 2017 CX-5 with infotaiment firmware 59.00.504 NA N, and the system is not reading the flash drive? Any advise? Thanks
  18. Auto transmissions - Using sports mode for daily drive - bad?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I got an AT 2.5L and I much prefer to drive it in sports mode as the torque is always there ready to go and throttle is more responsive and it is easier to maintain speed. The thing is, when cruising, the rpm would sit between 3k to 4k, compared to normal mode (1.5k to 2k cruise). Do you...
  19. Firmware D/L - Google Drive 403. That’s an error.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm trying to download firmware and associated files from the Google Drive links in the 'Mazda-MZD Connect FIRMWARE Downloads-UPDATED' thread. Every Google Drive link I get an error "Google Drive 403. That’s an error." and am unable to proceed any further. Is there a problem with the Google...
  20. How-to: Your music library on a USB drive

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I’m a PC user. I like iPhones so I’m stuck with iTunes. This is a summary of what I did to convert my iTunes music library to MP3, generate a playlist, and put it all on a USB flash drive. I can Select USB as the source. The playlist works. Sorting by album, artist, or genre works. Direct access...