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  1. Did Mazda fix Soul Red Crystal issues for 2019 Mazda3?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Appearance & Interior
    A lot of Mazda forums including this one have people complaining about how easily the SRC paint chips and swirls on 2018 CX-5s and 3/6s. Does anyone now if the formulation changed for our cars to improve the durability of the clearcoat?
  2. 2016 Mazda 3 shut off at red light

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi guys, I have a 2016 Mazda 3 itouring (made in Mexico) which has 53,000 miles that while stopped at a red light completely shut off on me. The car is an automatic I was in drive and it was the weirdest experience. The battery light came on and so did the red airbag light. I pushed the brake...
  3. JDM ASTAR 1260 Lumens Extremely Bright PX Chips Red Brake LED

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    I have a 2008 Mazda 3, I noticed the other night while driving behind my wife my tailight was out. I remembered Arathol reccomended these lights so I ordered them and gave them a shot. Before and after shots, the install you could say was easy but was a bit difficult to get back into the...
  4. Red key symbol and locks closing and opening repeatedly

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So I bought 2014 hatchback 3 about a month ago. On the first week I had this problem a couple times where the red key symbol is lit when driving and also before starting the engine (clutch pedal down). After shutting the engine a green key symbol starts blinking. Also sometimes after turning...
  5. VLED V6 Triton Red. who has them?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    good day everyone, I am intrigued to see who else has the VLED Red V6 Titon on their car. I have them installed and i love the quality, feel, output and design. i know its pricey and there could be other options. but i was wondering if anyone else has them installed. i can provide pictures...
  6. Proud new 2018 Mazda3 TR Hatchback, Red. need recommendations

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Tint? wondering what tint you guys use and shade. Im thinking 20 shade all around but here in California must be 70 also, need recommendation for a phone mount for the Iphone SE not sure if i should look for windshield or one of the vent ones. i like the car very much
  7. 2012 Mazda3 Turns Off At Red Lights after $1200 in repairs do nothing

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Good evening all, To say the least, I am angry. I dont know much about cars FYI. What's happened so far: On Friday, January 4th, 2019 as I was leaving work, my 2012 Mazda3 was unable to turn on when I set the ignition. I got the hood opened, checked the battery -- it was good. Used a boost...
  8. Got my first red car

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Just took delivery of a 2018 Mazda3 GT with MT. It was time to replace my 22 year old Mazda Protege! It seems automobile technology has advanced a bit during this time, though my old car did have a spiffy cassette player. :laugh2: That is one bright red car.
  9. Red Key stays on

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    Hello. I have a problem...always after one mile of driving illuminate red key light on dashboard + car stabilisation light. Stabilisation light go off, but red key stays on. Once lights on RVM and Power steering light too, but after that went off. Red key stays on.
  10. Yet another soul red paint match problem

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have read through the forums and I am aware that bumper paint mismatch is a common complaint. I'm hoping some people can give me some advice. I have a Soul Red mazda3. It was mismatched enough that mazda USA decided it should be repaired and the following occurred: 1. The dealer repainted...
  11. Does the Soul Red Mica paint fade badly?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I recently purchased a pre-owned 2015 Mazda 3 GT (I think Americans would call this trim a S Grand Touring). Anyway, the previous owner applied a vinyl decal to the bottom of the doors (as seen in the attached photo). What are the odds that if I remove that decal the paint won't match...
  12. Soul Red Mazda 3 Touring

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello Everyone I've been lurking through the forums for the past month trying to decide whether or not the Mazda 3 is for me. I like cars but I wouldn't call myself a Car Guy. I'm more into computers and electronics. When I heard the the infotainment system in Mazda cars could be "modified" it...
  13. The Little Red Pinball Build Thread

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    Car: 2018 Mazda3 Sport GS 6MT Packages: Moonroof package Color: Soul Red Metallic Location: Canada (Northern Ontario) This thread will detail my mods and build progression. Mazda has done a really good job with the stock 3, so my mods will likely remain to a minimum. Mods completed to date: -...
  14. 2014 M3 Soul red color difference

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone! Some parts of my car were recently painted in Mazda collision center, they have painted the front and rear bumpers, also the hood. But when looking at it, I can see a slight difference. I know the color has a code in Mazda agency, so there is no way it can be wrong (they say)...
  15. Never posted - selling car

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    FS: 2015 Mazda 3i GT - 6 speed For Sale! 2015 Mazda 3i Grand Touring - 6 speed manual transmission. Soul Red. Craigslist Ad is below - Car is perfect inside and out. PM me or Call/text number in my ad. Always Happy to discuss. https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/6034872060.html
  16. enkei ts10 gold on soul red 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I think these would look great on soul red 3? Photoshoppers?
  17. Soul Red Metallic Paint Changing To Soul Red "Crystal"

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Starting with the new Mazda CX-5 which is discussed in the below Mazda's article, Soul Red Metallic will be changing to Soul Red Crystal , which according to Mazda has 20-percent greater color saturation and 50-percent more depth than its predecessor, and Soul Red Crystal adds another level of...
  18. RED and BLACK Background

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Red and black background PNG files Hi all- I thought I'd share a few backgrounds that I use with my 2015 3sGT. These are all properly sized (800x480) PNG files. I've stuck with the standard red and black color scheme. I also keep most of the image on the right side of the screen where it...
  19. Transaxle Fluid: Can I Use Red Line MTL?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I changed my oil at 5k, and asked the dealer parts department whether I could use Red Line MTL (searchable on Amazon by typing in "Red Line 50205 MTL 70W80 GL-4 Gear Oil"). I was far from inspired by their confidence levels. The response was not confidently affirmative. Is this a good...
  20. Soul Red Wheel Color Choice and pics?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I just purchased a 2017 Touring 2.5 manual in Soul Red. It's in port right now and should be delivered in the next 1-2 weeks. I was pretty set on the OEM Mazda Dark Alloy wheels, but after looking through and reading a lot of threads, I'm beginning to consider aftermarket wheels. I really...