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  1. 2016 3SGT w/Suspension + Lighting Upgrades

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Located in OC, CA. I purchased this Snowflake White 2016 Mazda 3 in October of 2015. I just came out of a S2000 and a Mustang GT after that. I was looking for a transitional car to make the bridge between the sports cars I loved and the family car I needed to get into. It was the perfect car...
  2. Automatic Lighting System Warning

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Is anybody getting a warning about the automatic lighting system malfunctioning? Seems to only happen when the car has been sitting in the heat. After about 5 minutes of driving it clears itself.
  3. Reset Instrument Lighting Auto Dim - Follow Up

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a separate line of postings with the same title. I tried to reply, but I cannot. The error message says I have 'links', and that I must remove them. I do not know what or where they are, so I try to respond with this new message. Here are the words I tried to use for my reply to my...
  4. Reset Instrument Lighting Auto Dim

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I accidentally cancelled the auto dimming on the instrument lighting while resetting the oil change reminder. Now the instruments are bright at night which makes it difficult to see out of the car. The owners' manual shows how to cancel it, which I apparently found out how to do without...
  5. GT lighting: Headlights and DRL/Halos switch operation

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I got a new hatchback GT with the LEDs, and I'm Trying to figure out the operation of the headlights and halos. The rotating switch on the stalk has 4 positions: (1) OFF, (2) AUTO, (3) Indicators-only, and ON. If I turn it all the way on, then turn it back one click to Indicators-only, the...
  6. More Lighting Savings, Off-Road LED Light Bars

    Vendor Deals
    Wrapping up the day we spotted another lighting deal, this time on LED light bars designed with the off-road enthusiast in mind. the 31" curved bar has an output of 180W, and is designed with some serious heat sink fins to keep the LED nodes cool and extend their lifespan. Learn more at the...
  7. Lighting issues after aftermarket head unit installation

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    I recently purchased and installed a Regetek 7" Touchscreen head unit in my 2004 Mazda 3 GT sedan. I used the Metra 70-7903 wiring harness (sorry, I can't post links yet, but both products are on Amazon, bear with me please). The head unit itself works fine, however after the installation, I...
  8. LED Ambient Lighting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I've drilled a tiny hole to interior lighting panel. Put an led and aimed it to armrest/cup holders. It should be there from the factory :/
  9. SERIOUSLY bright LEDs for interior lighting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017R2QYNK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 1 each in the map lights, and 2 in my rear seat light (sedan). VERY bright. I had to hook 2 together to one "festoon" for the rears. So far, brightly recommended.
  10. LED Lighting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey guys I have a 2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring and I want to change the interior lights to led as well as my fog lights and rear tail lamp bulbs and reverse lights. Will the car throw any canbus errors or can leds be installed with no issues?
  11. 0.05 Candela lighting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey, all. I had a thought that putting a very slight glow around rims may come out nice (or not, will have to try and see). Then came the question of what's technically street legal. Those of us living in California have to work with a legal intensity limit of 0.05 candela of diffused light...
  12. Footwell LED lighting install

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I installed some footwell led lighting in my car and made a video showcasing how i did it if anyone else wants to try! i think it turned out great so i might throw together a how-to if there isnt already one posted. Also i am trying to continuously upload content regarding primarily my mazda and...
  13. Factory installed footwell led lighting

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Does anybody know where the interior lighting package footwell lights are located? Does anybody know what they look like? All my interior led lights work, except the ones lighting the footwell. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Changing lighting to LED in 2014 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi im looking to change some of my lighting to LED and just wanted to know what's recommended now.. Mostly looking to just change my tail&brakes l, my reverse lights (can barely see through my tint at night) and headlights for now Looking around I think I should do 7440 white for reverse...
  15. Footwell Lighting Kit

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Has anyone installed the Mazda footwell lighting kit in a car other than a Mazda? I'm just curious, I want to install this in a GMC truck and it seems I should be able to hook up the power same as with our cars and I can figure out a way to mount the lights no problem.
  16. LED Interior Lighting Mod for 74 cents

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I saw this interesting led device on ebay and thought it might solve the problem that the ports and storage space aren't lit at night. There's this version, which doesn't have a switch, but can be turned off by pulling it partially out. This is the one I got. 2 Ultra-thin Portable USB LED...
  17. Footwell lighting problem.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey guys. I have a european 2009 Mazda 3 Sport (151HP) (GPS Trim) I'm a moron and I shorted out some cables that burned interior lighting fuse, I replaced it and had to tune the settings again. (The cables I shorted were connecting to the footwell lighting LED.) I fixed it all except one thing...
  18. Under lighting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Has anyone done under lighting under their cars yet?
  19. Mazda Interior Lighting Kit

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi All, Quick questions, while my MZ3 is on order, I'm going through the genuine Mazda accessories and making some picks. I wondered about the Interior Lighting Kit -- it's pricey, but whatever. So my questions that I couldn't find anywhere: 1) Are the lights on permanently once the car...
  20. Exterior/Interior Lighting Upgrade Help!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Currently: Can anybody point me to some headlight bulbs (High & low beam) (I know that one is D2S, and the other is possibly D45) for a 2014 SGT that will match the color of the Corksport fog light kit? They say 7000K on the box. Im assuming I should also go 7000k on the headlight bulbs, But...