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  1. Steering wheel skin and license plate frame - Done

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hello Zoom-Zoom fans - Today I put on a Wheelskin cover on my steering wheel. I love the oem wheel but I always do this to all my cars so that the day I sell it, I simply remove the cover and I get top dollar. Nothing looks than a pristine steering wheel when selling a car...
  2. No Drill Front License Plate

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I'm looking into buying a new Mazda 3, but here in California all the dealerships now are required to have the front license plate before leaving the dealership. I can probably use the towing platypus plates to get out of the dealership, but do you guys have suggestions for a long term solution...
  3. License plate lights and passenger parking light out

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    My license plate lights and passenger side parking light are out. I have changed all the bulbs and checked all the fuses. They just won't turn on. Anyone run into this before? I'd rather not tear all the wiring up to figure it out
  4. New member but owner of a mazda3 since I got my license

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I’m on my 2nd mazda3, but ended up getting her used and complete different set up from my original. However - starting to run into some issues with her and am looking to see what all’s been posted and if they’re issues I can resolve myself or will have to break down and take it to a shop.
  5. LED Bulb Suggestions and Sizes. License PLate, Tail Lights etc

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm looking to change out the License plate lights with some LED's (what size?) but want to go with something that wont burn out in a day. I also want to try and increase the tail light brightness with some LED's but dont know how bright or what reliable brand. Im not use to driving a dark...
  6. How to take off the license plate holder

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hello, Does anyone know how to take off the license plate holder from my Mazda 3 2017 hatchback? Thanks, Joe
  7. License plate frames

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I finally got my new plates in and installed them with license plate frames. On the front, I used a plain black plastic frame (from eBay), which helps visually "shrink" the plate to make it a little less prominent. I cut out the tabs (using a Dremel) on the bottom of the car's plate holder to...
  8. What to do with grill after relocating license plate?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So the grill has a spot for the license plate and if you relocate the license plate down below the grill, you will see the ugly mounting plate for the license plate. What is everybody doing about it? Just deal with it? What options are there?
  9. 2018 Mazda 3 - Front License Plate Extender?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I just bought a new Mazda 3 and am wondering if there's a way to make my front license plate stick out a little farther, maybe by about 3 inches, give or take. I live in the SF Bay Area, so lots of parallel parking, and it's somewhat common for cars to bump each other while squeezing into tight...
  10. DAB problem after fitting license plate LEDs

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi peeps, I have installed some new license plate leds from vleds lately. After that I have experienced a lot of DAB issues “no signal, change the essemble” So I investigated this further and noticed when I leave my head and tail lights off, DAB works immediately. If I switch the head lights...
  11. Black metric thread screws for the rear license plate?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I would like to replace the plain steel screws that hold the rear license plate to the car with black screws to match new black frames. Unfortunately all the black fasteners I can find have threads for domestic cars. That works on the front license plate that fastens to the plastic grill but...
  12. Weather resistant mat between license plate and car?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm looking for some kind of weather and heat\cold resistant mat material that I can put between a license plate + frame and the car to protect the paint and prevent rattles. Any suggestions? Background - these are the frames I bought: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MXDZI0E/...
  13. 2017 Mazda 3 License Plate Light Bulb Size

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Does anyone know the License plate light bulb size for a 2017 mazda 3? I think it is 2825 but I'm not 100% sure on that. I was going to switch it out for LEDs.
  14. $40 for license plate frames? That's a joke, right?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Nope. Apparently Mazda has the big brass ones to try to charge $40 apiece for license plate frames that have "zoom zoom" etched into them. Well, I decided to do one better. I took to my workshop and came up with this nifty thing. The plate frames are $10 cheapies from Autozone and the...
  15. Damond motor sports license plate relocator

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    For those of you who have been looking for a license plate relocator, just wanted to give people a heads up on my experience with the damond motor sports license plate tow hook for the mazda3/mazdaspeed3. I installed the license plate relocator on my car about a week ago, fairly easy install and...
  16. Philips Interior & License Plate LED's

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey Guys, I just ordered 4 of this: (For map lights, dome and trunk) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P2D3W00/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and a set of this: (For license plate lights)...
  17. Trouble With License Plate

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I'm having a problem here. I got a new plate recently and needed to take the old one off. Right screw came out fine but the left one would not budge. I tried different drivers until the notches were stripped. Next I tried vice grips until the head came off:| I'm really not sure what to do at...
  18. Re-Position of the Front License Plate??

    Interior / Exterior
    Hi: HELP! I'm not crazy about the plate floating in the middle of the grill...... Any brilliant ideas about re-positioning the front license plate and cleaning up the mount they float in the grill area??? California has a program in place to re-issue the black plates from the 60's (I have...
  19. License Plate Attachment

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    What fasteners do I need to attach a license plate to a 2012 Mazda 3? Could you let me know for front & back? Thanks! Mike
  20. CORKSPORT License Plate Relocation Kit For 2010-2013 Mazda 3

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    I am selling a CORKSPORT License Plate Relocation Kit for $60+shipping. All screws are included.