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  1. Looking for a guide on replacing STOCK HID lights

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hi everybody, I've been scouring the forums and youtube all morning. Does anyone know of a solid guide to replace the STOCK HID lights? There are a billion guides for the halogen replacements, but not the HIDs.
  2. Body Control Module Replacement Guide - 2012 Mazda 3

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    2012 Mazda 3 Body Control Module Replacement. The following post outlines how to change a BCM on a 2010-2013 Mazda 3. Original Problem: My power locks were broken. When using my key fob the doors would not lock when outside the car. The fob could unlock the doors, but not lock them. Even...
  3. Body Control Module Replacement Guide - 2012 Mazda 3

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    2012 Mazda 3 Body Control Module Replacement. The following post outlines how to change a BCM on a 2010-2013 Mazda 3. Original Problem: My power locks were broken. When using my key fob the doors would not lock when outside the car. The fob could unlock the doors, but not lock them. Even...
  4. Lowering spring / coilovers setup guide help!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi guys, i'm looking to get a coilovers , please recommend me some. Btw anyone running on vogtland lowering spring + stock absorber ? whats the fender gap like ? 2 fingers gap? Because i saw someone with vogtland lowering spring + koni fsd had a 1finger fender gap, but one of a guy in my other...
  5. 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...
  6. Unable to remove guide pins brakes

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I remember when I did my rear brake jobs, I was unable to remove the guide pins as the rubber boots were sealing it. Did anyone manage to remove it? I feared I could break the rubber boots
  7. 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...
  8. Guide for Budget Friendly Appearance Mods

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    As a college student, I understand the need for frugality and budget friendly options. But when it comes to cars, it's hard to compromise since you always get what you pay for; both good and bad. Reason for making this list is because these are some of the mods I've been researching into almost...
  9. Guide: how to run 2 different versions of Spotify and get Android Auto to detect 1

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, Finally my first real contribution to this community, after just questions and requests, hope you like it :) Problem: "My Android Auto doesn't detect Spotify, it defaults to Google Play Music" Cause: you probably have a modded version of Spotify. Android Auto only detects the original...
  10. Mazda 2004-2009 Buying Guide

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I was wondering what are the common problems these cars have and what to look for buying a used one. I had a 2004 Mazda 3i but I totaled it falling asleep at the wheel. I have a BMW E46 323i but I really loved this car and miss it. Just wondering what any common issues would be. Never had any...
  11. please help, always-hot 12V/12V socket/fuse guide?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, I want to change my 12V socket in the armrest from switched to always-hot, and install a few accessories in the glovebox (router, usb outlets). unfortunately the fuse guide in the user manual doesn't state which ones are acc/ignition switched and which are always-hot, and which wire/where...
  12. Reverse Guide Lines Missing

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, my CX5 does not show guide lines when i reverse. ie i only have 2x straight lines. no "moving guide lines" is this available with a tweak or software update? Thanks!
  13. How to Guide: License Plate Lights

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hello All, I am new to this community and thought I contribute with a "How To" Guide to upgrading or changing your License Plate Lights. I recently purchase a set of LED from Amazon and after 2 months it failed on me. I purchased a set of Sylvania's and thought I create a how to guide since I...
  14. Bose Subwoofer Installation Guide 2015

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    HOW TO: Adding a Subwoofer to the 2015 Mazda 3 Bose stereo This post explains how to add a subwoofer using the line level output from the infotainment system as the input to the subwoofer. This is recommended for those who are experienced in electronics and soldering wires. NO LOC REQUIRED...
  15. [REQUEST] Guide to Projector Retro-fit

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey, Is there some type of guide to replacing the projector in the non-HID mazda 3's? I have the iTouring 2014 sedan and I want to upgrade to something with better visiblity/color/cutoff. Would these work? Whats the difference between H11 HID bulbs and D2S bulbs? Do they require different...
  16. MazdaEdit Tuning COMPLETE information Release and Self Guide

    2012-2013 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Edit: We thought it would be easier to do Complete videos with section / chapters. Will be posted soon.
  17. CARiD gift guide has tempting holiday ideas for you!

    CARiD.com
    Are you worried about finding holiday gifts? Or maybe you're just looking for an idea? CARiD has you covered with perfect gifts for the holiday season and beyond. At our website you will find many useful and WOW making products of any kind, starting with car and truck accessories and finishing...
  18. Tutorials, guide, or wiki on Infotainment?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    The subject line of one of the stickies above says something about a "Guide V27" and mentions a Wiki, but I can't seem to find the links. What I'm really looking for are examples of voice commands, especially for the phone-related functions. For example, what phrase makes a phone call from my...
  19. Consumer Reports 2015 Buying Guide (Cover)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey that's my car (in Sour Red) there on the Cover of Consumer Reports 2015 Buying Guide. They recommended Mazda 3i Touring and Grand Touring, page 148.
  20. need help, maybe someone can guide me

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Guys so I have this weird noise coming from my rear right side wheel, I thought it was my suspension like many others have had here but its not, While doing some tests on a bumpy road I noticed that when I would press the brake pedal even just lightly, the metal clunking sound would go away. So...
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