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  1. Windshield Rain Sensor cover removal

    2019+ Mazda 3 How-To Guides
    Hi everyone! Looking to install a mirrortap on my 2019 Sport GT Premium, for my radar detector. Anyone remove the sensor cover for rearview mirror/ windshield Rain sensor? I'm hesitant as I don't want to break any clips. Thank you
  2. Center console removal help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Ok, after spending way too much time searching these forums and even more time on Google, I need help. I have a 2018 Touring with manual trans. I have the electric E-brake and Bose system. I CANNOT find anywhere to show how to remove the center console. There are numerous tuts for the 14-17...
  3. Emblem Removal - Rear

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Not sure if this has already been discussed in a different thread..... But on a third gen mazda3 (I have a 2014 GS Hatch), if I remove all the emblems on the back (Mazda center logo, skyactiv and mazda 3 logo) will it come out clean or are there insert holes for these emblems? Planning on...
  4. 2018 Mazda 3 hatchback rear door panel removal for camera?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I am working on adding a front and rear dashcam to my car, a 2018 Mazda 3 hatchback For the rear camera, I've found enough information that I have been able to route my cabling to the rubber tubing that goes to the rear door, but not much after threading the cable through the rubber housing...
  5. Interior Trim Removal Video

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hey Mazda Fam, I recently posted a video of removing the interior trim, which I wrapped with carbon fiber! Hope it helps some of you guys! Thanks and Enjoy! If you guys want to see other mods. Please let me know!
  6. Mazda 3 Sedan (Gen 3) Rear bumper lip removal

    Interior / Exterior
    Hi everyone, long time lurker finally posting. I've had my mazda for a while now and some exterior parts started to interest me. I decided to bite the bullet and I ordered a rear diffuser confident I would be able to fit it myself. The diffuser I ordered was the MV-Tuning one from Russia (it...
  7. 2007 Mazda 3, Removal of ashtray and cigarette port

    Interior / Exterior
    I am not a smoker so I have no need for the ashtray or the cigarette port above it in my 2007 Mazda 3. I would like to remove these and replace it with something more useful like a storage cubby or anything else. Was wondering if anyone had any ideas/experience on what to replace/ change it to...
  8. Second Cat Removal Gains?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey guys, My second post on the forums, but I have read a ton over here and love it here. I have a 2016 BM Mazda3, Skyactiv-G 165 (no 2.5 here in Namibia), named her The Shadow :laugh2: I have not done much to her since I bought her back in 2016, put on some 18x8 wheels wrapped in 225/40R18...
  9. Step by step trim removal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, I've been trying to search and youtube but still a bit scared. Can someone post a step by step instruction to remove the trim to get the headunit out so that I can do the mod for AIO? The trim seems very tight and I'm not sure if I stick in a screw driver and force it out that it'll...
  10. Mazda 3 hatchback 2017 emblem removal.

    Interior / Exterior
    Hey, I recently removed my 2 emblems from the back of my mazda 3, the "mazda 3" emblem and the "skyactive" emblem, but I didn't know that the mazda 3 emblem was attached with 2 plastic fastenings and now I have 2 hollow points in the back of my trunk and I cut off the fastenings with the wire...
  11. Drivers side airbag within seat removal

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi there. Anyone know if its possible to replace the drivers side airbag located within the seat? Or do you have to replace the whole seat? On a mazda 6 it looks possible but on a 3 not sure. Nothing mentioned about it in the service manual either.
  12. double sided tape removal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    HI, wanted to know how to remove an item which has been glued on a car using double sided tape? will heat gun and pulling it works? thanks
  13. "A"pillar removal help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Anyone have suggestions on how to remove the A pillars ? hopefully without removing the dash ... I tried youtube but no luck. I want to remove them without damaging them to paint them satin black.
  14. Center Ventilator Removal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    On my 2014 3 I've removed the silver bezel from the two side vents in order to wrap them matte red for vinyl but for the life of me I can't seem to release the center vent. I tried to follow the service manual and got to the point where I got the 3 metal clips off of the "decorative panel"...
  15. 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...
  16. head gasket/cylinder head removal

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    i just bought a 2004 2.3l mazda 3 with a blown head gasket and ive torn it apart but i cant figure out how to remove the timing chain. im thinking of pulling the engine but i really don't want to do that. can someone help with like a service guide?
  17. Driver Side Lower Panel Removal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Does anybody have instructions or knows how to remove the Driver Side Lower Panel? I need to fix a rattle coming from that area and I'm not able to find proper information, or videos. Waiting for your advise or any suggestions. Thanks.
  18. Clutch return spring removal?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi everyone. Has anyone removed the clutch return spring on the Mazda3 if it has one? I can check after work to see if there is one on our clutch pedal. I've just been having so much trouble modulating the clutch because it pushes back at you so violently as soon as it gets to the biting point.
  19. Skyactiv Superglued Logo removal

    Interior / Exterior
    Hey all, I just purchased a used 2012 2.5L hatchback. The previous owner stuck a skyactiv emblem beneath the 2.5 emblem with what looks like superglue or some other hard adhesive. I want to remove it; is there any way to get it off without completely destroying the paint job? Cheers
  20. DIY: 2017 Door Panel Removal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Rudimentary guide to removing front door panel on Mazda 3 w/ Premium Package. This is just a guide and I am not responsible for any damage or injury that may occur from using this guide. Start Here (Driver's side is similar): Take a right angle pick or flat head screw driver and remove the...
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