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  1. How big of an audio system can the stock alternator handle?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I want to upgrade the Bose audio system I have in my car by replacing all of the speakers and adding a subwoofer but I cant seem to find anybody that makes a high output alternator for the 2.5 skyactive. I was looking at like 1500 rms watts in total for the entire system. I don't even know what...
  2. Hatchback Boot Handle Is Very Loose, Normal?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey Guys, I noticed recently that the boot handle is very loose, so my question is very simple, is this normal? Provided a picture below to show you what I'm referring to. Thanks!
  3. How do you handle interior storage

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I've noticed there's not a ton of interior storage in the front of these cars, especially in comparison to my 2006 3. How do you handle this? What are your storage tips? Any aftermarket parts or trays you've used that you'd recommend? I definitely don't have a bunch of junk with me, but on...
  4. How to handle scratched up front bumper?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, The short story here is that we loaned our 1100 mile 2017 3 to a neighbor for two weeks while out of town, and 24 hours after returning, found the damage in the attached image to the front bumper. I'm trying to figure out the best thing to do. I don't really want to have it repaired...
  5. missing sensor back of handle

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    This is a really weird omission... even the cheapo Honda FIT has a sensor at the rear of the handlebar so you can just grab it to open instead of pushing the button. I am really surprised Mazda has not rectified this.
  6. HORRIBLE vibration sounds coming from door driver side door handle and dash

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    What's up guys this is my first post on this forum! I'm hoping that being a part of this will help me take care of my car better. I like to listen to trap music, therefore am really into a lot of bass. I have a '15 5-door w/o Bose speakers and they're starting to make parts in my car vibrate...
  7. Want to make your '10-'13 Mazda3 handle better? Buy my Hankook Ventus R-S3's!

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Seriously, these will give you more of a benefit than springs, shocks, swaybars, etc. I've got a set of 4 Hankook Ventus R-S3 extreme performance summer tires. Size is 205/55/16. I ran these on my 2012 Mazda 3 for 4 autocross days (about 18 runs) and around 1500 highway miles. 8-9/32nds tread...
  8. Possible loose e-brake handle?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Took a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGbGYCJTEeg Logically thinking that the e brake handle should be firm. It seems to me that the handle is loose when moving left and right. In the video, it makes a sound when I move it from left to right; indicating it may be loose. Is this normal...
  9. How does this handle in the snow?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm going to go snowboarding soon and I might have to bring the little skyactiv 3. How does it handle the snow? Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  10. Wanted: passenger side rear door handle

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Anyone parting out a GREY passenger side rear door handle for a M3S (2.3l)? Is there a service recall on the door handles? Thanks!
  11. Q on how to handle alignment issue potentially caused by dealership

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I brought my 2013 Mazda 3 hatch Skyactiv into the dealership last week for an oil change, and came out with an alignment issue. The car tracked very straight and true prior to the visit, and now it has a definite pull to the left and the steering wheel is slightly crooked when traveling...
  12. Door Handle Replacement/Swapping

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    Does anyone have any info for replacing/swapping door handles? I have a 2011 MS3 (black) and im trying to swap door handles with my buddy who also has a MS3 (red). Any info is appreciated.
  13. Door handle & Ambient light on shifter LED change?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    I'm wanting to change the blue accent lights in the door handles, and the one that shines down onto the shifter, to red LEDs instead. Has anyone had any success with this? If so, what LEDs do i need to buy, and where to get them? Thanks in advance
  14. carbon e-brake handle

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Its a carbon fibre and chrome e-brake handle. The one I saw said Mazdaspeed in white but its a generic handle I'm pretty sure. Anyone put one on?
  15. Is it possible for a car to handle too well??

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I know loaded question and I am sure it will be no surprise to see where it is going. :yes: So now that I have been in my 3 GT for over 3 months and pushing about 5k miles I am starting to stretch the limits a bit when possible. Prior to now I just kept pushing until it felt like the...
  16. Door handle trim

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have the GT HB and the passenger door handle trim ( the silver piece ) is all scratch up. My wife took it on a 2 week trip with her buddies and is all messed up now. :no: I need to know where can I get a new handle trim because the dealer said they'll charge me $150 for a new one. :argh 1:
  17. cracked door handle trim

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    has this happened to anyone else? my hatch has a silver trim piece on the door handle, and i noticed last night that there is a hairline crack in it on the right side, about an inch long. don't know how long it's been there, because it's kind of facing away from me. gonna take that sucker by...
  18. MOMO Park Brake Handle

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I will be getting a 2010 Mazda 3 GT Hatch later this week. One of the items i want to install is a MOMO Park Brake Handle. Does anybody know if this will fit the Mazda 3 and if so what is the procedure to dissassemble the stock handle ? Thanks.
  19. Question On Front Passenger Door Grab Handle

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Just wondering if everyones front passenger door grab handle(the one above the door with the coat hanger) when you release it, it quickly slams back to its resting position. Its different on both my rear passenger door grab handles when you release it, it gently goes back to its resting position...
  20. Bad interior door grip handle quality? Anyone?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I bought my 3GT sedan about 2 months ago... and I don't know if anyone else have this problem... The silver-ish paint on the interior door grip handle on my driver seat side started to kind of wear off... It's now showing some of the black material that is under the paint. I'm not talking about...
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