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  1. Mazda 3 2020 Review (Geek Mode)

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
  2. Apple Carplay Album Art display mode

    2019+ Mazda 3 Audio & Electronics
    Hey'all. New to the board, just got my 2019 Mazda 3 Sport GT. I love the look of the album art display mode as shown in the link below. Sometimes it doesn't display it in this mode. I am using Spotify. Anyone else have this problem? Or know how to change it to this display mode? Thanks...
  3. Manuel Mode stuck in 1st gear

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    something weird happen today. I was driving my 14 IGT in manual mode on the highway when I hit some traffic. Didn't think much of it but when it started to clear up, I noticed my transmission stay in 1st gear. even on the tachometer, it just said M. No number. I switched to automatic mode and...
  4. enable dvd in driving mode

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I want to watch DVD while driving. Please show me how to do it. My ver 59.00.504
  5. Hlp please - Version 33 wont enter update mode or jci test mode

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Touch screen not responsive in parts of display Hello friends, I just got another 3, a white 2015. I came from a rental company and the system version is 33.00.500 I enter the test screen no problem but hitting DEL for 20+ seconds does nothing and i cant enter code 99 for update. some numbers...
  6. Wiper intermittent mode doesn’t work

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    Hi everyone, I have a 2006 Mazda 3 hatchback 2.0 and the wiper intermittent mode doesn’t work. All other functions of the wiper switch works fine, including the rear intermittent controls . I have changed the the whole switch but still the same. Anyone have any ideas, experience with this issue...
  7. How often do you drive in sport mode?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'll admit it, sport mode makes the car really fun. I use it when merging on highways mostly, and sometimes in the city.
  8. Removal of automatic shifting in "manual" mode

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    New to this Mazda forum and to this Mazda, but I am decently familiar with focus's so I know some things. 2.3 duratec, auto trans. My dad bought this car to use an endurance car at a dirt track. He got it for $300, missing overdrive and body damage. Also has the typical tumble flap problem...
  9. Maintenance Mode for Electric Park Brake

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    While looking at how to change rear pads on my 2017 M3. I came across a Ford cheat that didn't involve the dealership hooking a computer to retract the EPB, further delving led me to a Mazda site that elaborated the procedure on a 2016/2017 CX-5 Does this procedure work on our Mazda 3 with...
  10. Strange MZD iphone wired/dock mode behaviour

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've had a good look around and the forums and cant see to find anyone else who has this issue. Would appreciate any help or ideas. I have had my BM Mazda 3 SP25 GT for about 2.5 years and the MZD has been fine so far until now. Typically I connect my iPhone to the car via USB and play music...
  11. Transmission Manual Mode going up hills

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I’ve noticed if I have my mazda in manual mode, it won’t downshift on some pretty steep hills that normally cause it to kick down from 6th to 4th gear. It would seem that if it would normally have to downshift 2 gears to handle the hill, that keeping it in 6th with manual mode could be...
  12. Turn on mazda connect ( accessories mode ) for few hours

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi Guys, I'm planning to make some experiments on my M3FL. Would it kill my battery if I turn on the Mazda OS to the accessories mode for few hours (no engine running ) just to enable me to dig to the OS and do some stuff?
  13. Automatic Poll: Sport Mode-Paddles/Manual Mode

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    For Automatic Owners Curious about Sport mode driving and using Paddle Shifters for those who have them, or manual stick mode shifting .. I tend to usually leave it in Sport mode around town and local driving because I like the more responsive engine feel and handling and I haven't noticed a...
  14. Accessing JCI Test Mode in v59

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi. Unless Mazda decides to remove JCI Test Mode completely from firmware this tweak should work on any firmware past and including V59, certainly worked on my 411A. JCI Test Mode was only removed from UI, but functionality is still there. Looking in firmware 55.00.753A I was able to find...
  15. Auto transmissions - Using sports mode for daily drive - bad?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I got an AT 2.5L and I much prefer to drive it in sports mode as the torque is always there ready to go and throttle is more responsive and it is easier to maintain speed. The thing is, when cruising, the rpm would sit between 3k to 4k, compared to normal mode (1.5k to 2k cruise). Do you...
  16. Enable sport mode all the time?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey all, I tend to use Sport mode on my 2017 GT3 auto more than I don't, but it feels like a bit of a bother to have to turn it on every time I get in the car. Question: Is there a way to always leave sport mode on? TIA! --VxD
  17. Sport Mode stopped working

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Just had the a/c control replaced, and the command center knob remounted after falling in, now I find the Sport Mode light doesn't come on when I hit the button. Anyone have this problem? Wondering if something got disconnected when the other work was done.
  18. Amp Protection Mode

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello everyone, I have an Alpine PDX-V9 and currently 2 speakers in the rear (front ones are soon to be installed). I've had this set up for about 2 months now with no problem. Recently, I would be playing music loud, and my amp would go into protection mode. This was odd to me because I...
  19. Key Fob Programming Mode Woes

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    Hey all, I got a new keyless entry fob to replace my current unit that no longer has the LOCK function. I've been trying to get this thing into programming mode since summer to no avail. The current remote definitely works with the car for UNLOCk and PANIC, but I cannot get the car to go into...
  20. jci test mode

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all the version of my mazda 3 OS is 56.00.513 EU N failsafe 56.00.513 in fail safe missing EU N. is correct ? or bad installation software ? in a previous version software OS 22.00.000 is possible use the JCI test mode 11 see the video. jci test mode disable speed restriction now...