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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi guys, I just bought a 2017 mazda3 and noticed that the leather from the front passenger seat is separated from the plastic piece where the headrest poles go: I have no idea how this could have happened... I tried pulling the leather up but it's very tightly in place. Do you guys have any...
  2. 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.
  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. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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!
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
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