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  1. Installing Infotainment to vehicle without Infotainment

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Hey guys, First post on the forum and I am most definitely a noob at car stuff. Just wondering if it is possible to install an infotainment stereo to the dash if the car didn't come with the info. system.
  2. New Mazda 3, need knowledgeable advice!

    Wheels / Tires
    Hello guys, First time Mazda owner, just got a 2018 Mazda 3 Hatch Touring Trim, and unlike my past vehicles where I have worked on them plenty repairs wise, I really wanted to start customizing and modding this car I've fallen in love with. I had some items on my list that I could use...
  3. Modification of race_* files in CMU

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello, in 59.00.502 there are two XML files: race_config_params_CMU and race_mp_config, which are used to set many parameters of the media system of the car. @diorcety used these files to add support of FLAC format to the system, but there are a lot more options in these files that might be of...
  4. Small modification to navigation possible?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all- I have a 2015 3sGT with nav. The "Where am I?" screen shows a small map with latitude, longitude, and altitude. Living in Colorado, it shows me altitude in miles. For example, driving near home it shows me 1.0 or 1.1 miles. Over mountain passes it shows 2.1, 2.2, etc. I would...
  5. Injector modification?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Here's an idea that I have been pondering and would hope someone with more knowledge than me to give some two cents. I own a 2015 Mazda 3 Hatch with the 2.0L and Auto transmission. First two mods I did was Corksport's cat-back exhaust and an Injen cold air intake. (yes the true cold air intake...
  6. [HELP] Modification of Gracenote DB files

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello! Can anyone help me figure out how to modify Gracenote database files to add artists to it, so that it will show them correctly and not replace with some other artists? As far as I understand, the *.up file is a password-protect zip file. I found the password on diorcety's GitHub Also I...
  7. Modification for cooler/more air to CS SRI

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I have a 2011 Mazda3. I just installed a CS SRI and airbox and was browsing to see how i could induce more cooler/more air from the outside. I searched and came across this but i was looking for a more simple way. Im going to end of doing this later down the road...
  8. exhaust tips

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    hi just curious has anyone not modified the whole exhaust and just welded on some universal muffler tips from borla,hks,blitz, etc? thanks.
  9. 2014 iSport Speaker Replacement Using Stock Housing

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    This is my first post/ write up here, so please let me know if I miss something. I recently purchased a used 2014 Mazda 3 iSport. As most of you already know, the stock stereo isn't the best. Paper cones are never a good thing. So as one of my first projects, I swapped out the door speakers. A...
  10. New to the Mazda and Modification scene!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey, guys! Just bought a Graphite Mica 2011 Mazda 3s Sport Sedan a little over 2 weeks ago. Been lurking the forums a while--I'm still trying to soak up a lot of information. Anyways, you'll see more of my car starting with engine upgrades through the help of my friend. Steps (minor aesthetic...
  11. Corksport SRI modification to K&N filter

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Today I took a look at my corksport air filter on my corksport Sri and it was quite dirty. I have a spare K&N cone air filter sitting around so I removed the corksport (AEM) filter and replaced it with the K&N filter. I was initially just planning on doing this so I could clean the corksport...
  12. New member on Long Island, Modification Installer

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello Mazda friends. My name is Steve and I live on Long Island. I hope to meet other Mazda enthusiasts, share stories and other advice. I have an L.E.D. Daytime Running Lights modification that I can perform on your Mazda and other makes. This modification is a sporty, stylish and safety...
  13. proud new owner of 2012 3i

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    [FONT="Courier New"][/FONT Hello everybody. I'm new to the forums and glad to be here. I'm wondering what easy modification I can make on my 3 right off the bat. I'm in need of faster acceleration! Thanks for any help
  14. HeadLight Led Modification Mazda 3 2010

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys This is my first Modification in my car , i hope u guys like it Give me your Opinion i didnt install the Xenon Lights yet so u guys have to wait a lil bit
  15. next modification decision thread

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    do you suffer from the "mod bug bite"? do you have a constant desire to make your car better and better? are you absolutely in love with the sound of your engine screaming at you to go harder even though you're in the red zone? isn't setting off car alarms in parking lots with your sounds so...
  16. Fresh Air/Recirc Button Modification

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Since I have owned my '10 M3 in November, the fact that fresh air is forced on when in any of the defrost modes has been a constant source of irritation for me. I realize that there is somewhat of a safety concern using recirculated air to defrost with, particularly if the A/C is not on, but...
  17. Headlight modification Guide

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hello my fellow members here are some steps of how to modify your lights I am not completely finished just yet i had just enough time to do the passenger side. Fortunatly I have a spare set of headlights haha. As yuou all know the headlights have to be opened to be able to play around...
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