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  1. How-to: Your music library on a USB drive

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I’m a PC user. I like iPhones so I’m stuck with iTunes. This is a summary of what I did to convert my iTunes music library to MP3, generate a playlist, and put it all on a USB flash drive. I can Select USB as the source. The playlist works. Sorting by album, artist, or genre works. Direct access...
  2. How-to: Change AC/WP belts?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Mazda told me that at 46k, my belts might need some replacing. After scouring the internet, I have found plenty of information for the older years, but no clear instructions for how to install on a Skyactiv. My car is a 13 AT. If someone has information here, I'd love to document it and...
  3. [How-To Request]

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I can't seem to find a how-to guide to replace a headlight assembly for the 2015 GT. Spend about two hours on google only to come up short...
  4. HOWTO: Install HID kit

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    HOWTO: Install HID kit H11 Bought my HID kit because my halogens bulbs weren't cutting it, couldn't see *h*t at night. IMPORTANT: make sure HID kits are legal where you live before buying. Tools you will need: HID KIT H11 Relay Harness kit Screw drivers flat and phillips Zip ties Wrench...
  5. HELP A POOR NEWBIE! Can't find 2014-2016 bulb replacement how-to! Very strange!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hello everyone. Just bought a 2016 Mazda3 iTouring with MT, and this is my first-ever question. I thought the answer would be easy-peasy to find, but I've looked everywhere -- on this site and elsewhere -- and I can't find it. Maybe one of you fellow Madzites can help. My request is...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Here's a quick how to on installing the mirrors: FYI: My car, is GT model, has heated mirrors, DOES NOT have blind spot monitor. 1. Purchase the mirrors. I went to Japan for vacation, so I picked up a pair. 2. remove the door panels Here's a pic of the clip locations: 3. Unplug the...
  7. How-To: LED DRL strip + turn signal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Premise: This guide will allow you to: 1. install LED DRL's strips that will stay on whenever the car is powered on and will shut off automatically when car is off. 2. enable said LED DRL's to dim at night when low beams are on 3. use them as turn signals 4. disable stock turn signals 5. disable...
  8. How-To: Adjust Foglight Height

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    If you are like me, the original foglight height was too low for my taste, could also be because of the way the bowls reflect HID bulbs, but i decided to adjust the higher. Just in case anyone is wondering bulb size is H11, wasn't able to find it anywhere else. 1. Remove foglight bezel 2...
  9. Quick How-To Cabin Air Filter Removal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    So much easier than the older Mazda 3's
  10. Review and How-To Install HID Lights from TRS

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    It took me roughly 5-6 hours to install these lights, mostly because I’ve learned that I am not handy at all and the instructions weren’t at all clear-cut enough more or less any instructions for a DIY noob + I didn’t understand the diagram at first glimpse and was just like “I’ll figure this...
  11. How-To: Stealth spare tire sub enclosure/install

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    I recently upgraded my front components and now wanted a little more bass. Nothing too crazy, just wanted something better than stock. After installing the front components, I decided to run a small subwoofer to enhance the bass response. However, I didn't want to lose any trunk space or have...
  12. How-To: Another front component install on non-Bose hatchback, stock HU

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Finally got around to installing my Hertz ESK 6.5” Components. Took me a good couple weeks as I've been pretty busy and waiting on parts. Got some help from a friend during the install...The lesson we both learned from this install was to not buy eBay piece of sh!t 5x7/6x8 adapter plates (see...
  13. How-To: Passenger Side Axle Replacement

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Replacing the passenger side axle on this vehicle is not quite as hard as one would think. I started hearing a clicking sound coming from the right side of my car, and after consulting with a friend of mine who was a Master Technician for Ford/Mazda, we pretty much concluded that it was the CV...
  14. How-To: External Postive terminal

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    So, I was at the OCC All-Mazda Meet yesterday - and stumbled upon GT-Spec's booth. I walked away with one of their GORGEOUS strut bars for my 2012 3s hatch. I recently bought speed springs from @swerv0428 and decided today was a perfect day to install those, and my newly purchased bar. My...
  15. Do It Yourself (DIY) / How To? Threads

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Thought i would kind of bunch this up to make it easier for others. Will Rate the write up from 1-4 :) 4 being the best description/write up, 1 being not that great If you have more i might of over looked PM me or post it and ill put it in. And Thanks to all those who took the time to take...
  16. How-To: Install HID Bulbs in your OEM Fog Lights

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hey guys, I thought I'd post a quick how-to on installing HID bulbs in the OEM fog light housings. I saw a few guides for head lights and the process is very similar, but none of them mentioned anything about using the heavy-duty relay harness. I decided to purchase the TRS H11 HID kit for my...
  17. Is there a how-to install SRI?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Is there a "how to" install for a short ram intake? I cant seem to find one anywhere.
  18. How-to: Cleaning Simota Intake and other filters

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    This is a short guide for cleaning the filter on your Simota or other washable intake filters. It is super easy and requires little effort but a decent amount of time due to drying the filter. Parts/Tool List: 1. I purchased a K&N filter recharge kit, just didn't use the oil from it. 2...
  19. How-to: Stealth Hatch LED lighting

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Disclaimer: This guide is for reference purposes only. I am not responsible for any damage done to yourself or vehicle from attempting what is shown. **Hate to do that but with electricity and removing trim, its necessary** All my photo captions are for the photo below it. Part 1: Hatch LEDs...
  20. How-To: Draw-Tite Hitch Install

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    This is my first How-To on any forum, so I hope I do an OK job. I enjoy mountain biking and I decided on a hitch mount, instead of roof rack, for transporting my bike. I went with a Draw-Tite hitch (model 24843 for 2011 3 GT Hatch). It is identical to the Hidden-Hitch, so the installation...