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  1. 2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I have a new 2019 Mazda 3 Sport GT and it is making a strange noise when the engine is not running. I suspect the sound is there also when the engine is running. The noise is there if I turn on the ignition but do not start the engine and after the engine is running it lasts for about 15...
  2. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi Folks, Been lurking here for a while mainly checking out the various threads and discussions on the Mazda Connect ICE system. I'm a Fiat 124 Spider owner (i.e. ND MX-5 in an Italian suit) and I've been working on a project with some other owners to adapt the Mazda CarPlay / Android Auto...
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    The stock setup of the high beams running at half voltage as the DRLs is bad for the filament of halogen bulbs. Halogens need to run at (near or over) full voltage for the actual halogen cycle to work. Lifespan and luminosity are both negatively affected with the stock setup. Inspection of...
  4. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I ordered a front turn signal that acts as a DRL white, then switches amber for turn signal. I always disliked the orignal yellow-ish DRL, can i disabled it, but do want to keep high beam for safety on the streets. You guys probably already know, DRL and high beam uses the same bulb. Thanks
  5. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello I have been trying for some time to find an induction solution for the Mazda 3 which would offer some real performance improvements. Unfortunately, I wasn’t convinced by none of the solutions I could find online (particularly the SRAM solutions from CorkSport and K&N). However, just...
  6. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi everyone, owner of a 2008 Mazda 3i. 2 years ago I had the a/c compressor replaced, and worked fine for nearly 19 months. It now exhibits all symptoms associated with failing/ failed high pressure switch. My questions are: 1. Is there a way to test said switch 2. What's the difficulty in...
  7. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    A little thought experiment for discussion... From what I've read, each 1000 feet of elevation equals about 3% power loss. So at my home near Denver, CO (elevation ~5500ft) total loss is about 16.5%. Which means: My 2.5L 185HP Mazda 3sGT = 155HP A 2.0L 155HP Mazda 3 = 130HP My previous car...
  8. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, Jus wondering what parts would be required if I were to upgrade my base level stereo to something a bit more upmarket (like, from the SP25 GT or similar?)
  9. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi guys, I am new to the forum. Got my Mazda 3, 2014 (i grand touring, red), couple of months ago. Been saving up some money and going to spend it on my car now. I have all other mods figured out, but i need your guys help with shocks, struts, springs, colliovers, etc. So, I am getting new...
  10. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Any issues with Mobil 1? I've used it in everything else (save for a few w126 oil-burners) and haven't seen any issues.
  11. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Car: 2014 Mazda 3 HB S Grand Tour, 2.5L Just finished up an oil change at 54k miles and was told by the dealer that I had a 60K major service coming up. They gave me a list that seems to deviate from the owner's manual. Check out the pricing though, that's what is freaking me out! What can I do...
  12. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have not tried this feature but supposedly it switches between high and low beam automatically? Anyone here have feedback on how well this actually works in the real world?
  13. Exterior Lighting
    I can't seem to find the specs on my 2012 Mazda 3 (sedan) wattage output for headlights. I just bought LEDs for both low beams and high beams. Problem is that it looks like they run at 160w and I don't think the output on for the headlights reach that wattage. What can I do to bypass the...
  14. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I'm glad to be part of the community today All the best
  15. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I like K&N oil filters. But the Mazda dealership wrench-man said the high-compression Mazda-3 (2.5L) has high pressure oil lines. So I should stick with the Mazda oil filter. Comments ?
  16. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I am pretty happy with how the BOSE audio sounds, delivers a good enough kick (although I wished it would be a bit tighter and mids would be a bit more accentuated, I understand that there is no mid EQ), but overall it's quite a good system for stock. The problem is that I like to listen to my...
  17. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2016 Mazda 3 hatchback (2.0 L automatic). I bought it brand new at 27 miles and it currently has 1,076 miles. This has been happening since I started driving the car, but it hasn’t gotten any worse. When I’m about to go down a steep hill, I shift the car into manual mode and shift down...
  18. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Really enjoying the sound in my 2016 Mazda3 (non-Bose), but the high frequencies (coming from corner dash mounted tweeters) could sound better. A bit bright/ harsh. I think part of the problem has something to do with the sound waves reflecting off the windshield glass (and perhaps the...
  19. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm considering buying a used 2014 Mazda3 i Touring 5dr with 14k miles and got the attached offer from the dealer. Does that documentation fee seem really high? When I balked, they said they could drop $300 from the car price. I may be able to get them to go down another $200. This is in the N...
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