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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I was super exited today to install one of those front tow hook license holders that attach to the front tow hook. Well, after I took the plastic cover out, I found out that my car doesn't have the socket. Is that a standard thing for 2014? https://i.imgur.com/X9FxmIZ.jpg Note: Yes I know...
  2. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi Fam, So I was a knuckle-head and didn't disconnect the negative terminal from the battery while I was installing the HID relay to the battery. I was tired and had a long day at work. ( no excuse ) I am ok! Thank goodness. However I dropped a ratchet on the battery and unfortunately the...
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So my left foot has been wearing a hole in my drivers side mat. Anyone having the same symptom? I'm trying to find a way to patch it and reinforce because I want to keep the original mats and not have my heel burn a hole in another set. Thoughts?
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Is there a way to know how well a wheel will hold up to pot holes and other road hazards?
  5. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi guys, I'm working on upgrading my sound system in my car. The first thing I'm trying to do is install a subwoofer. I've got almost everything in place except for the power wire. I know a lot of people might suggest "use the f'ing search!!" - believe me, I have. For days now. I have a...
  6. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey everyone, So i popped the hood today to fill up my washer fluid and noticed that my Corksport SRI looked worn. I looked closer and noticed that there was a hole in it! Approximate 3/4 inch. I can place my index finger inside.I have no clue how this happened but i am afraid that salt or...
  7. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hey everyone! I ordered new set of rims for the car, but in order to fit them in, one hole (out of 5) should be drilled (moved a bit). Obviously, the shop is going to do that with the machine etc. They say it safe and will not affect the safety.:| The rims are original for BMW M6. My buddy is...
  8. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Drove over a nail and had a flat today. While I was changing the spare, I noticed a hole in the chassis behind the wheel. Since I only saw this in the passenger rear, I assume it's damage from a rock or something that popped a piece off. It's a 2013 hatchback. I'm assuming it's not a big...
  9. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    If you remove glove box, you can see the hole. I think it is glove box lamp socket and tried to insert t- 10 socket. (material is rubber) Is it cost saving? terrible...
  10. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I had my 2014 Mazda 3 sport GT rust proofed last week. I used Krown. I noticed some leaking on the back bumper. The leaking came back after cleaning so I looked at the hatch door and noticed a hole (see pic). Is this hole there by default? Or did the rust proofer guy just forget to cap a...
  11. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Pulling out onto a busy street yesterday, I gave it a decent amount of gas out of the turn and BOOM- I drove over a minor hole at high RPM while accelerating (6-spd auto)... The whole car jerked pretty bad once the right front wheel made traction out of the bump (felt like a much bigger hole...
  12. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Ugh... I give up, it had been 2 days searching and no luck. please someone help me. I was looking at the How to Guide regarding the fog light, and I manage to order the lamp, and the stock switch. but I can't find the damn cover. The one with the 3 Wings. googled every possible keyword...
  13. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Just a quick question. I am trying to install a powered sub, and im searching for a hole through the firewall to rout the power wire through. Does anyone know the best pre-made hole that can be used? I heard the hood-release wire runs through the firewall as well. Where would that be? Im looking...
  14. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey guys, I was washing my car just now and I heard some water dripping, and when I went to see what it was, I saw that it was coming from my exhaust. I have a Mazda3 with a Mazdaspeed 3 axle back and apparently it has a small hole in it. I thought it might have been rust or something because I...
  15. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2010 Mazda 3 2.0 Sedan automatic. I installed LED lights and thoght some of these photos would help anyone looking for a way to power their amp or what not. This is the whole where the cluth pedal would be. It's covered with white plastic and come out right behind the battery. Also...
  16. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So the other day i was driving a backroad just a few miles from my home and i notice a kid riding his bike on the side of the road so i move over to give him some room since tere was no oncoming traffic. And as i go to get aroun him he swurves out into the middle of the road and swiped my car...
  17. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So here is the beginning to my stereo install. Unfortunately I have a 6M GT, so I have a clutch in the normal passthrough. Here are some pics to get started. Going to cut a hole through the flat area behind the glovebox. Fun!
  18. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Just as title stated. Took the 3 to Mazda for maintenance, they said they noticed a screw in the tire, and fixed it - for 33$! (I'm used to a courtesy fix from previous vehicles) The next day, My wife and I were traveling on the hwy @ aprrox 85kms and the tire blew. But it blew from the side...
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