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  1. Headlights: 2014-16 HIDs vs 2017-18 LEDs

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello everyone: I am looking at buying a 3rd gen Mazda 3 GT sedan. One of the biggest selling points for me of the GT over the lower trim levels are the upgraded headlights. As we're all well aware of, the refresh in 2017 introduced all-LED lighting for the front headlights and a departure from...
  2. PnP HIDs damaging headlight housings?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    For those of you who put in plug in play HID kits into your halogen projector housings, have you noticed any damage to your headlights housings over time? I saw a few reports of this in the DIY forum and wanted to pose the question to the larger group - thanks!
  3. FS: 3rd Gen parts--CS intake-exhaust-swaybar-strutbar, Tactrix, HIDs, LEDs, Paint

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Hey guys I'm selling all my parts from my 2015 Mazda3 2.0L. Buyer pays shipping. Local pickup in Orlando or South Florida is preferred. Prices are firm-ish (I think they're fair). I'll be posting some of this stuff on other sites too but I will always keep availability updated. Touch up paint...
  4. upgrading FOGs to HIDs

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm trying to make sense of the wiring but are their any guides to be found? Checked this forum but found nothing. I take it all I really need to do is make an extra connection to the battery?
  5. Aiming HIDs left/right (horizontal)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Has anyone figured out how to do this? I'm all set with vertical.
  6. LED vs HIDs

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So i called a shop about installing HIDs and I was told they're not doing HIDs and they've converted over the LEDs. Anyone know what the reliability of LEDs are and the light out comparison to a HID?
  7. 1st-gen HIDs on 2nd-gen?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi guys and gals - I have my OEM HID hardware and bulbs from my dearly departed 2004 Mazda 3. Does anyone in the know think these could be jury-rigged into a 2010 Mazda 3 S? I assume all the models have the same projector lenses like the 1st gen? Not sure what it would take for wiring...would...
  8. Mazda 3 OEM HID Replacement Bulbs! Only $40! Upgrade your Factory HIDs Today!

    Diode Dynamics
    Mazda 3 Replacement HID Bulbs These replacement OEM-size HID bulbs will upgrade your OEM bulbs, which are slightly warm in color, to a cool white, modern color. These are quality bulbs, with better performance than most other generic ones on the market. They will not flicker, and they will...
  9. Installed HIDs, have a question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have a 3iT, so naturally I wanted to get rid of the yellow incandescent DRL/Hi beams. I bought Kensun 6000k 35w 9005 bulbs to replace them for a nicer white. Install went just fine, hi beams look beautiful, but my question...why don't my DRLs work anymore? Maybe I shorted a fuse, maybe these...
  10. Good hids??

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I was looking through the forum before and found places to get hids low price and good warrenty, I've been looking for a while now and can't find either site, could anyone tell me the sites where they got their hids?? Thanks in advanced
  11. Foglight and HIDS

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I already have a spare ddm kit with yellow fog bulbs that i want to install this weekend and i just ordered them for the low beams. I was curious as the best/easiest way to mount them for the fogs, and the easiest way to mount the ballast for the lows. I dont "WANT" to pull the bumper off if i...
  12. FS: CS Exhaust, Lowering Springs, CS Intake, HIDs

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Up for sale is a CS Exhaust for 2.0l engines, a set of Eibach Sportline Lowering springs (-2.0" all around), CS Intake for 2.0l NON-SKYACTIV, and DDM 35w 6000k HIDs. CorkSport Exhaust (~10k miles) Retails for $439.00. MY PRICE - $350 (LOCAL PICKUP) Eibach Sportline Lowering Springs (~2k...
  13. HIDs Issues

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    I decided to upgrade to HIDs after realizing the halogens just weren't cutting it. I've been through two different sets of HIDs now and it has been a nightmare. First set was 35watt 6000k from DDM Tuning. They were very blue. Got them put in without any issues. Went out for a test drive that...
  14. Confused on what I need for HIDs

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Hey everyone, I am wanting to put in HIDs into my 3 and I have a few questions. I have an 06 mazda 2.3 with the stock h7 halogoens. Plus at the end of the bulb i have to place this adapter like socket on to the bulb so that it will connect to car. Not sure if that's standard so I felt like...
  15. HIDs for my sport, What sizes?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Ok so I want to get HIDs but I am unsure about what kits to buy. The Hi/Lo beams are H11 or H11b? And what size for the daytime running lights? Thanks from a new owner:cheesy:
  16. 2014 mazda 3 with OEM bi xenon hids

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys.. i have a 2014 mazda 3 GT fully loaded hatchback with the AFS system and looking at mazda's canada site specification for the mazda 3.. it says Adaptive front lighting system with automatic headlight leveling. Does this mean the projectors adjust automatically? Is there a way to raise...
  17. Considering Upgrading my stock fog lights to HIDs with projector. Looking for advice.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I got my Mazda 3 s Touring a couple weeks ago and I want to upgrade my fog lights for both looks and performance at night. The s Touring come standard with HID headlights and halogen fog lights, and to be honest I can't tell any difference at all when the fogs are on, not to mention the...
  18. My HID Review for i Sport & i Touring models

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, after the first night of ownership of my 2014 i Touring 3, I instantly knew that I need HIDs ASAP, because the factory Halogens weren't going to cut it. I ordered DDM Tuning HIDs with a 55W Ballast and 4,500k H11 bulbs for that Super White OEM look with a hint of blue for both the...
  19. Odd problem with HIDs

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey everyone, so about a month ago I installed a Morimoto Elite H11 HID Kit from TheRetrofitSource. Installed fine and everything, but lately I've been noticing that my passenger side headlight won't fire up every so often. It'll fire up if I cycle the headlight switch (ie, turn it off and on...
  20. Want to Install HIDs. Tips/Guides?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    My car didn't come with HIDs and I took a look around the engine bay to see how involved it would be to install them. It looks like the front bumper has to be removed and the headlights taken off. Took a look at the service manual (thank you, sen!) and it says that the lo beam bulbs can be...