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  1. Official AA, Google Maps and Flaky Traffic

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Anyone else experience the traffic layer disappearing and reappearing? Waiting a couple minutes and the traffic layer returns. You can also get it back by zooming. I like driving with the traffic layer active and find it frustrating that the traffic layer is so flakey.
  2. About to install official AA but want to keep AIO

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello, I am about to go to a dealer to get the AA/CP but I think I should update my firmware from 59.00.441 from to 70+ myself first. Will that be possible while keeping AIO functionality? I am aware that the new firmware takes more space and leaves less room to install a lot o tweaks. As far...
  3. Dealer Official Parts Warranty

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So while at the dealership to get an oil change I asked about getting the CP/AA retrofit. They said they would start making appointments for it on November 19th, but when I asked for what they would charge he said he did not know yet. I mentioned that online people where saying it was around...
  4. Official AA vs AIO

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, Wanted to hear people's experiences who used both AIO and changed to official AA from Mazda. Has the experience been more stable? Better performance? For reference, using a 2015 Mazda 3, Pixel 2XL and recent version of AIO. It's been a good experience but some lags, freezes on long drives...
  5. Next Gen Official Drawings

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    They're out!!! Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  6. advantages of official AA?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    what are the advantages of official AA? I heard the music quality isn't as good as just connecting your phone via mazda bluetooth
  7. Official AA disconnects in reverse

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So far my experience with Android Auto has been great. I have found one issue though. My phone disconnects the second my car gets put into reverse. Sometimes it reconnects after and sometimes I have to replug it. Phone is a S8. Anyone else have this experience?
  8. Official AA Interface

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, Been lurking for a few months while I decided on buying a 2015 3 in the UK. I've been following the CarPlay/Android Auto discussion is it's something I would really like in my car. I have the retrofit booked in for the 17th of September but the only thing I'm worried about is not having...
  9. MAZDA WORLDWIDE Official Tweak Warning

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    MMC Japan has just issued to Mazda Distributors and Dealers worldwide this following Bulletin which I have copied (as I wont publicise the original). Japan have been aware for sometime about the AIO Tweaks and will no longer cover Connect (MZD or Mazda Connect) on any car which has been...
  10. How to clean official car seat covers (BM)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello all, So the official front car seat covers, less than 2 years old, the white lettering have started turning yellow. Tried scrubbing them out with a wet cloth, didn't do much. Anyone know how to get these to white again?
  11. Official 0-60 on the M3 SGT HB 2.5L 6MT

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    What is the official 0-60 on the 2014-2016 M3 SGT HB 2.5L 6MT? I would think it should be high 6s but C&D says 7.4s. 2015 Mazda 3 2.5L Manual Hatchback ? Long-Term Test Wrap-Up ? Car and Driver Looking here C&D had the CX-5 with the same engine at 7.7, however the CX-5 2.5 is an auto and the...
  12. The Official "I shouldn't have wasted my money on..." Thread

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone, Ever bought something for your Mazda 3 that you later thought, "Man... I shouldn't have wasted my money on this..." Well, I encourage you to state all your regrets here! Purpose for this thread? -Help others to not make the same mistake that you perhaps have done in the...
  13. Mounting Official Reversing Camera on 2014 Mazda 3 UK

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Deleted Deleted Sorry - posted and then found solution after re-reading instructions. If a moderator can delete this post, that would be appreciated as I don't think I can do that myself.
  14. Official Mazda 3 UK DAB+ USB Adapter Installation

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi I saw in the recent Mazda 3 owners newsletter/magazine I got through the post that there is now an official DAB+ USB adapter available. Looking on their site, it is £187 without installation. Official Page: Mazda3 Accessories Since I have already updated the CMU myself to the latest...
  15. The Official 3rd Gen HID Picture Thread

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Feel free to post pictures of your aftermarket lights: HIDs, halogen, retrofitted projectors, etc. Don't forget to state the brand, specifications, cost, and overall review. I'll go first!
  16. I'm doing the official OEM HID conversion, need some help

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm tired of dealing with the conversion kits and I want OEM headlights. I know the cost and am sucking it up and buying OEM. I found the set at Mazda-Parts and it's 1,300. I've always wanted the OEM hids but I hate leather, so I really don't mind paying the extra to do the real deal. What all...
  17. Official OV-Tuning Skyactiv Tester

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey Everyone. I have a 2013 Mazda3 2.0L Skyactiv with a manual transmission. I am currently working with Matt or @OrangeVirus1 on getting the Skyactiv Tuned with Tactrix Openport 2.0 and Mazdaedit Software. The Tool that is required is the Tactrix Openport 2.0. costed me about $184 shipped...
  18. OFFICIAL: What tires do you have or recommend

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Redirect... http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2010-2013-mazda-3-skyactiv-wheels-tires/3346-official-what-tires-do-you-have-recommend.html
  19. The Official 3rd Gen Wheel and Tire Picture Thread

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Ok you 3rd geners post all your pics of aftermarket wheel/tire combo's here. No 1st or 2nd gen pics. Lets stick to pictures only. Make sure to state your wheel/tire specs.
  20. The Official Post Your Decals Thread!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I know I'm not the only one rocking some decals on my ride, what do you have? Representing the team/crew/car club? Have some memorial decals? Sponsored? Rocking a windshield/track banner? Front bumper/lip stickerbombed? For whatever reason your ride has a sticker, post up! Here is mine...