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  1. old & dumb & full a rum

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello. I'm new owner of '07 Mazdaspeed 3. Blk, 127,000 mi. During my 3 city block, 5 minute test drive all was well. 1st drive, after I bought it and (after about 30 min.or so) the trans. slipped/jumped/popped outta 2nd gear. Owner: "I never had that issue." I've driven it 3 times and it's...
  2. Dumb question re: snow tires

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, So, I'm embarrassed to ask this. Logistically, how do those of you who have separate snow and summer tires handle it? Completely different set of wheels that you store? Or just a different set of tires and the same wheels? If the former, how do you store them? If one did not have much...
  3. Dumb dealer nicked up wheels

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Washed my car today and realized last week that when the dealer did its first oil change, rotated the tires and did the state inspection that they nicked up my wheels. Couple areas it's from the air wrench spinning I'm the lugnut hole. Couple areas it's a nick outside the whole like the nicked...
  4. Can we get the USB interface to act in "dumb" device-control mode?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    In my limited experience with car stereos connected to my various Apple devices via USB, there are usually two flavors of controls: "Smart" mode, or head-unit control mode, wherein the HU displays track data, can access and play songs and playlists on your device, etc. ...and... "Dumb" mode...
  5. Dumb Question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, I have purchased a SP25GT two weeks ago. I have looked and looked at the car to try to identify that it is the 2.5 litre model. There are many indications such as hood up display etc, but examining the engine and engine surround, I can't find any indicating marks saying 2.5 litre. Can...
  6. Dumb mistake made.. Some advice needed!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys.. I kinda screwed myself over, it seems. :001_unsure: I have a red 3 touring that I got 4-5 months ago. A few weeks after I got it, I installed a suction-cup mount for my phone (similar to this). I recently took it off to properly clean and detail the dash, and I discovered what you...
  7. Feeling dumb

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Had my first "duh" moment with my '12 MZ3. I've only owned the car for 2 weeks now. During the test drive, I thought it had an unusually small glove box. Yesterday, I was leaning in the car to retreive the owner manual and what do I see? I deep and spacious storage area immediately behind...
  8. newbie with dumb radio question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    so every time i start my m3, the (bose system) fm radio defaults to 87.9, which is static. i can't seem to delete it or keep it from starting there. any ideas how to do this ? also, my EQ settings will not stick. sometimes they will stick for part of a day, but the next morning everything is...
  9. Dumb Dumb Idiot Question..

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    I was wondering if would the 2.3 DISI MZR turbo engine would fit into the engine bay of the Mazda Mx3 (1.6L 4 cylinder) ? I mean, the MX-3 is so much lighter than the MS3, and would be quicker despite the slippage of traction.
  10. Dumb Navi Issues

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Alright, I don't know if anyone else has run into this, but it's kind of annoying to me. It happens both on my 2010 3 and my dad's 2009 6. I live in the Eastern Washington state, and I travel to the Seattle area frequently. I know the way there with no problems. But finding places in the...
  11. Maybe a dumb Hid question?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    i have the stock hids that are i think4500k. if i want to goto 6000k, can i just change the bulbs? or do i have to upgrade stuff? dont realy know much on the hid stuff