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  1. I've learned to appreciate Android Auto over the Navi card

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'd been using the Navi card for directions even though I had the AA tweak installed on the car, but now I've learned to go to AA from now on. Took a trip to Halifax the other day and ran into a major accident and traffic jam. Finally got through but the Navi system immediately wanted to...
  2. Rear Brake Replacement - Lesson Learned

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    So, the last few weeks, I started hearing some scraping noise coming from the rear and realized it was time to replace the rear brakes (60k miles). So I get go get the parts, get home and start working on what I figured would be about an hour job. Little did I know that I would need a piston...
  3. iphone Verizon bluetooth problems--solved

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    My Verizon iPhone previously paired with my mazda 3. Then the car couldn't pair up with it. My dealer tech person told me that she has seen this happen to Verizon iPhones a lot. She deletes the iPhone from the M3 memory. Then she resets or turns the iPhone off then on again. Then she pairs...
  4. Aftermarket Head Unit Install - What I've Learned

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So a few months ago I did an install in my car of a Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS in my non-bose 2013 3. What a beautiful system it is. Anyways, heres a few things of what I've learned from installing it. The steering wheel bluetooth controls are routed to a seperate computer behind the glovebox...
  5. 1680 Miles, Flat Tire on Escondido Pothole, some lessons learned

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    :sad: Still brand new as far as I'm concerned, but I hit a pothole on the way home with a very aggressive edge and lost a skinny Dunlop tire tonight. It was instructive to consult the manual, find the stuff, and change to the dreaded 55 mph spare. I am very angry but certainly not at Mazda. I...
  6. What I learned at the dealership today....

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Spoke to a Mazda tech while getting my free oil change. He confirmed what I already suspected, but I figured I would share this info. Apparently, the 2.5l motor bolts right in and mounts perfectly in any car with a 2.0l motor. He stated that the only difference in the engines is the...
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