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  1. Aftermarket Head Unit Recos

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    So my 2005 Mazda 3 is still running strong and still on the factory radio. I have way too many doohickeys now crowding my windshield that I think there should be a head unit out there where I can consolidate everything. I'm surprised I haven't been pulled over by a cop citing me for...
  2. Head lamps and tail lights

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hello everyone, Being that only the top trim level Mazda3 has the halo DRL's and twin circle tail lights. Would it just be a matter of switching out the entire front housing of the lights for the DRL's and the inner lights of the rear? Or would there be more wiring and work to it? Has anyone...
  3. Aftermarket Head unit

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Does anyone bought one of these head units? I think they are the same. They seems can be replaced on higher trim models. Can they access the car's factory features settings like Bose audio, HUD, headlight, auto wiper, ... I see a lot of aftermarket HUs what can handle these factory settings in...
  4. AA stops working after head unit update

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, greetings from Quebec, CMU version 55.00.760 NA. Installed AA 6 months ago (v. 1.8 or 1.9, not sure), was working fine (not stable), so I updated to v. 1.10+ 2 days ago using AIO 2.83. Now the haed unit just won't connect to AA. I cleared all app data on phone (Galaxy S6), but it...
  5. L3-VE head on L3-DE block?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    i have just acquired a cheap sp23 3 because it was only running on.. 3.. cylinders. upon removing the motor i see that a rod has escaped from the engine. anyway the only l3 engines i can find locally are from atenzas, which appear to have different heads? from what i've seen, the head gaskets...
  6. Head an taillights for mazda 3 sedan and hatchback, is it the same?

    Exterior Lighting
    Hey, quick question. Are the head and taillights the same for the hatchback as for the sedan on the mazda 3 models from 2016<...
  7. Urgent question - bolt for head unit

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have the CarPlay and cables and hub and put it all back. My issue is the bolt that holds the head unit in. I dropped the bolt that holds the head unit in, the one that’s about 10” or so inside the dash. Anyone know the size, thread, etc so I can try and get another one at Home Depot or...
  8. Lighting issues after aftermarket head unit installation

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    I recently purchased and installed a Regetek 7" Touchscreen head unit in my 2004 Mazda 3 GT sedan. I used the Metra 70-7903 wiring harness (sorry, I can't post links yet, but both products are on Amazon, bear with me please). The head unit itself works fine, however after the installation, I...
  9. Head Question Help

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So I lost antifreeze this weekend. Stopped filled it up til I could get safely parked. Noticed this pinhole this fitting. My question is am I screwed completely. Are these fitting cast in, or can it be replaced? 2012 3 with 160k miles. Looking to try and repair it. Trying to wait out two more...
  10. head gasket/cylinder head removal

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    i just bought a 2004 2.3l mazda 3 with a blown head gasket and ive torn it apart but i cant figure out how to remove the timing chain. im thinking of pulling the engine but i really don't want to do that. can someone help with like a service guide?
  11. Possible to swap US head unit with a Canadian one?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey everyone! I have recently purchased a 2014 MS3 iSV and noticed that it didn't come with factory Bluetooth functionality. My question: Is it possible to swap out my US simple head unit (non-infotainment) with one from Canada to gain Bluetooth functionality that comes stock with those? I do...
  12. Change head unit

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    Hello guys! I would like to change my factory unit and install an android auto double DIN. Sony XA-AV 1000 might be my choice. I have read that some people had trouble with the car's screen after changing the unit. Do you have any advice about how to do the wiring in order to have it working...
  13. Upgraded my stock head unit to a Kenwood ddx9704s with the Maestro RR

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Overall the process wasn't too bad. This was my first time installing a car stereo but from what I've seen pioneers/alpines should be similar. I tried adding links to the guides that helped me but I'm under the post limit. Parts you need Double din radio Metra 70-7903 Harness iDatalink RR...
  14. Mazda 3 Head Unit Shows Hidden Files

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi Guys, I copied some songs into usb, but no when i plug usb into mazda it shows some garbage files which are not songs. And it seems that it has made my head unit bit slow. How do i get rid of hidden files ( i believe) that? I dont want to format my usb as i have copied around 2000 songs. I...
  15. Which android head unit for a 2003 Mazda3?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    Hi! I have got a 2003 Mazda3 with automatic climate control. (but I think it's irrelevant in this question) I would like to change the factory CD head unit to an Android one. Main criterias for myself: - ability to run Spotify - trusty GPS hardvare (I think then I could use any kind of...
  16. 14 Mazda 3 Head Unit

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm looking for a head unit to replace my stock "non smart" one. I was looking at carnaviplayer.com/aftermarket-navigation-auto-radio-for-mazda-3-2014-2017-p-1122 but heard bad things. Does anyone recommend one? Thanks,
  17. 2017 Mazda 3 GT Head Light

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey Guys, Does anyone happen to know what the part number is for the 2017 Mazda 3 GT LED Head Light. My buddy was asking me and I wasn't sure. Before I ask the dealer I wanted to see if any of you guys knew. Thanks!
  18. Keep a cool head and even cooler brakes ;)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey guys and gals, Just wanted to share a little side project we have been working on for the past month. This forum here will be the first to hear about it so let me know what you think and if you feel this is a product we should offer to the public. In our effort to push our SKYACTIV-G...
  19. Getting a flat signal from the factory head unit?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, I would like to know if any of you guys know a way to get a flat signal out of the OEM head unit. I have noticed that there seems to be a high pass filter of ~-6 db per octave @40 Hz in the factory head unit, which really bothers me since I listen to a lot of hip-hop with a lot of content...
  20. head light

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Good day ladies and gents Did you noticed on your head light some kind of peeling of the material? my 2 front headlight show signs of it Thanks Cheers