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  1. Mazda 3 2017 - Firmware question

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi, I have firmware 59.00.something (EU). I don't have new cables / ports for Android Auto. Can i install firmware 70.00.352B even without new ports/cables? Will everything keep working (without Android Auto)? I don't need to use Android Auto. I just would like to get newest software. Do i...
  2. Question for Auto owners?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Just curious, how many of you drive more in manual mode, shifting shifter or paddles more than leaving in auto? Mine is Touring with no paddles but honestly with Borla s Exhaust I enjoy driving my car much more in manual mode shifting when I feel and only sometimes do I regret not buying...
  3. New to the forum — Question about Album Art/Sirius

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Hi everyone! Just became a proud owner of a 2018 3 Hatch GT. So far, really loving it compared to my old Civic which was essentially a golf cart. I have a question regarding the display for Sirius. Album artwork is not displaying and a lot of the artist/song name are cut off. In addition to not...
  4. Another keyless entry question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have had my Mazda 3 2016 Black edition for a few weeks. I don't have a button on the door handle like mentioned in other threads and have only been opening the door by pressing the button on the fob - i.e. it does not detect the key is in proximity and open the car. It does however lock the...
  5. New Member looking at a 2019 Mada3 - got a question

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hola Amigos. Looking at a Mazda3 hatchback, they sure do look sharp, but I do have some concerns. I have been reading everything I can on the forums. So I went to test drive one (white on red- Premium FWD- very pretty) and sure enough, it had exhibited a few of the problems that I have read on...
  6. Audio question

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello everyone. I have a 2010 Mazda 3 with the Bose system. I was wondering if there was any way to run a bypass to set up an after market sub, but keep all the stock audio running off of the stock amp?
  7. Bluetooth call quality and a speaker question

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey all! 2011 HB w/ Bose system - the automated voice assistant and call quality have suddenly became ... well, terrible. Sounds very distant / tin-y and you have to crank the volume waaaaaay up to even hear anything. Music plays well but I'm also now noticing a bit of pop crackle on the high...
  8. Question for lowered 3's

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Sorry if this has already been asked, surfed for about an hour to no avail. Question for all of you lowered 3 owners out there; do you run aftermarket adjustable end links to account for lowering your vehicle? If so, what brand are you running? Recently installed BC racing BR series coilovers...
  9. Question re: Headlamp Condensation

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Question: My right headlamp is getting a LOT of condensation inside. Does anybody know how to fix this?
  10. 2016 Mazda 3 side mirror assembly question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    So someone hit my passenger side mirror on my 2016 Mazda 3 iGT while I was parked on a one-way street and now it just wobbles back and forth. All the electronics work (motorized adjustment, indicator, blind-spot monitor) and the cap doesn't have any paint damage, but I know that I'll need to...
  11. Question on CAI filters

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    So right now I am looking at the K&N CAI as one of several mods I plan on doing this year, but while researching different CAIs/SRIs, I learned a bit about the oiled filters used on CAIs. Most trouble (getting oil on sensors and causing a CEL) seems to take place after a cleaning and re-oiling...
  12. Rear caliper question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi Just bought a 2014 HB and wanted to powder coat all four calipers but to my suprise the rear ones are made of aluminium? (non magnetic) the rear pistons are magnetic i assume steel. But the front calipers are steel and the pistons aluminium?? Could some one shed some light why mazda decided...
  13. Grill interchange question

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Will a factory 2004 3s sedan grille work in a factory 2007 3i sedan front bumper? I think the answer is no but want to confirm.
  14. AIO Tweaking question - ID7_recovery scripts

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello all. I just bought a 2016 Mazda 3 i-Touring a few weeks back and love it so far. As with a lot of us, the only real gripe that I have is the Infotainment system being... limited. I currently have OS Version 55.00.753 NA N, so tweaking is an option. I have downloaded MZD-AIO v2.8.4-1 and...
  15. Tuning question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I ordered the tune for my 2018 2.5 Mazda 3 a few days ago and I’m worried about something. Will I be able to use the laptop I used to tune my 2016 2.0 for my 2.5? I read that the software is assigned per computer so I’m afraid I won’t be able to use the old laptop. I’ll be going with an ASUS...
  16. Sat Nav Question

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi, I just bought a 2015 Mazda 3 - it doesnt have satnav , just the stupid compass thingy and no sat nav sd card. I see there are sat nav cards for sale on ebay for like 20 quid. Can I just buy one of these and then upgrade the firmware myself? Will that work to give me sat nav capability. The...
  17. 155hp US spec engine vs 120hp/165hp EURO engine question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi, Recently I have just bought a 2017 Mazda 3 2.0 155hp US import, I'm located in Europe. The car has a badly cracked intake manifold besides other things and runs rough:). I would like to replace this manifold with a OEM part. The issue here is that when I talked to my local Mazda dealer and...
  18. 2011 mazda 3 GS 2.5 (auto shift question)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Can anyone tell me what this is beside the shift gate? See picture below....
  19. 2017 mazda 3 sunroof question

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi guys I’m from Montreal and i have a question about my sunroof I attached a picture My sunroof is completely close Is that gap between the front of glass and the roof normal? It’s not supposed to be flat with the roof?
  20. Making a 2010 Mazda 3 GT more powerful

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I have a 2010 mazda 3 GT that i need to make more powerful. I live up in the mountains and the stock parts are just not cutting it for me in terms of having the power to climb big mountain passes. I have had a altitude tune on the car to help in the meantime whilst i find out what i can do to my...