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  1. Is there easy way to enable touch screen on 59.000.504

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I already know the answer, but I hesitate to go the AIO route on brand new car (ver. 59.000.504). Mazda "fixed" the easy way to enable the touch screen at any speed, by going into the test screen.
  2. Easy stealthy V1 hardwire install

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    This applies to those with auto dimming mirror. I prefer the detector to be above the mirror for more stealth, and sitting higher on the seat this location is better. With the rain sensor and camera housing surrounding the mirror, tolerances are tight for mount between the mirror and the...
  3. Easy & Cheap Homelink Mirror install 2014 sGT

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    I just installed a Homelink mirror I purchased for $55 shipped on eBay. If you do not care about loosing the reverse turn off function then you can buy any cheap mirror. I don't really care about that since I predominately use the camera for reverse. The mirror you need is: Gentex GNTX-453...
  4. Beware: Keyless fob boosters/amplifiers allow cheap and easy theft

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I am surprised I haven't heard about this until now, even in these forums. This came to my attention yesterday because a friend's car was broken into and valuables stolen. There was no sign of forced entry. The cops told him that the most likely scenario is a cheap fob booster or amplifier that...
  5. Easy Envelope style cargo net for Hatch

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Its a little ghetto fab, but I prefer having an envelope style cargo net vs the tray one. Mazda makes one for the sedan but not the hatch. I purchased an extra OEM net from Lowincash, (fellow forum member) and tried to make it fit. Preferred the net to be at the hatch opening but it would...
  6. DIY: Easy Aftermarket Footwell Lighting That Dims With Dome Light

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I did a whole lot of searching, trying to decide whether or not to go with an OEM footwell lighting kit or to go with an aftermarket one. I found out that the OEM add-on kit was just continuous power with a switch and was either always on or always off. I did not want them on while driving, so I...
  7. Hid kit, best in ur op? How easy install?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I was thinking about putting a hid kit on my 2014 mazda 3 hb but i havent really looked to see whats out there and never actually did one in any of the cars ive owned. Whats out there for the mazda thats good, that you have (links). And how easy are the installs? Thanks! Sent from...
  8. How easy is it to break into a 3 with tools?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello all! Long time lurker, first time posting. I had a scare today that has me wondering how easily a new 3 can be broken into with tools? Obviously if someone wants in your car they're going to get in regardless but I'm curious. I always park far out in the back by myself to avoid...
  9. Mazda 3 LED Conversion Kit! Upgrade your lights, great mod! easy install!

    Diode Dynamics
    Full Interior LED Kit - Mazda 3 At Diode Dynamics, we carry a full line of LED bulbs, to replace your map lights, license plate lights, vanity lights, trunk light, turn signals, fog lights, and more! We carry the brightest, highest-quality bulbs at the lowest prices. Your order will ship same...
  10. Easy speaker replacements?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm looking for some aftermarket speakers to replace my factory ones in my 2012 Skyactiv Hatch (no bose, 4 speakers) I noticed that my tweeter in my driver's side went out, so I might as well just replace the speakers. I'm looking at these: Rockford Fosgate Prime R152-S 5-1/4" component...
  11. Is there an easy way to make the 12v Power outlet Turn off power when the car is off?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've recently added some LED's to my car interior, I wired them to a 6 port terminal thing that plugs into the 12v outlet in the center console because I want the option to turn them on and off whenever I want. Unfortunately the 12v outlet doesn't turn off when the car turns off, I know I could...
  12. How to install aluminum brake pedal pad, the easy way

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    If you are looking for a mod to install on your own, the aluminum foot rest and pedal pads are a good choice. You can save money online vs. dealer price, plus you can saver the install labor cost. The foot rest and accelerator pedal are pretty straight-forward--follow the directions and you...
  13. Advice on some easy mods for Mazda3s GT

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey everyone. I love these forums so far, any ideas on some cool things to do to my 2013 mazda3s gt hatch? its all black. I already: Plastidipped wheels black Blacked out emblems Tinted tail lights and fog lights Any recommendations be cool as i dont know where to start. Thanks
  14. How to: Fog lights with parking lights--Easy

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    I've noticed not being able to turn my fog lights on without the low beams being on kind of defeates the purpose of having fog lights to begin with, and after searching online for a mod where I can switch my fog lights on and off with just my parking lights being on, and failing, I decided to...
  15. Possibly Easy ( cheap ) HP on the 2.5!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Last night I couldn't sleep and stumbled upon something interesting online. The Ford 2.5 ( mzr ) engine vs our engine. well the ford 2.5 engine is pretty much the same. EXCEPT! the ones they use in their hybrid vehicles are : atkinson cycle engines, and run really high compression, because the...
  16. Is it easy to remove the small lup underneath the grille?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I was wondering how and if so you can remove the small lip underneath the fog lights. The little plastic lip that hangs out underneath the bumper if you can remove it how so?
  17. Why is it so easy to heel-toe?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Does anyone else think this car is ridiculously easy to heel-toe? I can't explain exactly why that is. Is it the pedal placement? Is it the ecu? Is it the feel of the brakes? I'm coming from a 2004 Mazda3 and that car was impossible to heel-toe. I'm finding this thing very addictive to...
  18. Cheap and Easy Way to Install BLUE Footwell Interior

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    1st PART: PURCHASE LEDs get a pair of LEDS which are 6 inches (i bought the blue of course, but u can get whatever u want) V-LEDS Foot-well Kit 07-Up Toyota Tundra one of the LED strips will have longer wiring than the other strip (i dunno why) the wires are ALL BLACK, but LOOK FOR (+) and (-)...
  19. Any other mods that are relatively cheap and easy to do?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm a mod newbie, to start. But I just got the window visors and love everything about them. About $120, 30 minutes to install, makes my car look more badass : ) Anything similar, I guess similar price and similar ease of installation (hopefully similar added badassness) ?
  20. Easy Way to Remove Roof Rack Screw Covers

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I had a devil of a time removing the little plastic pieces that cover the roof rack mounting screw holes on my 2010 M3 hatchback. I even tried tapping them with a small hammer and chisel to get them to slide, but they wouldn't budge. After completely removing one of the rails, I discovered the...