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  1. Removing upper lift-gate trim (hatchback)

    2019+ Mazda 3 How-To Guides
    Anyone here successfully removed and reinstalled the upper lift gate trim on the 2019 Hatch? I managed to pop the clips on the left and right sides, but there's something holding on in the center that wasn't popping with normal force. I gave up just in case I broke something. With the way the...
  2. Removing leather seat cushion

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I've recently bought a used 3 Sport that came with leather seats. There's a split or stitch failure at the front of the seat where thigh area meets side bolster. Got access to the workshop manual for the 2014-2017 model but this is the 2017-facelift. Has anyone had any luck removing the leather...
  3. How to disable stock yellow halogen DRL without removing fuse

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, I know there is a thread on how to turn off the stock DRL on 2013 mazda 3 by using a combination of pressing different buttons. However, I fuse tapped some RGB halos for my headlights on the DRL fuse. Is there anyway to stop the yellow DRL from turning on while still having power to my...
  4. Issues removing infotaiment unit from 2012 Mazda axela

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've decided to install a reverse camera on my 2012 Mazda axela as my gf is short and has issues seeing stuff like curbs and such. Now i want to connect the cords to the infortaiment system but of all the YouTube videos seen due to my unit having a strange screw I'm not able to remove it can...
  5. Headlight bulb replacement w/o removing the bumper

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hey I haven't seen a guide for this (idk if theres one buried here somewhere), but I did see someone else do it so I decided to give it a go as well: I got the idea form PrecisionLED's video, but theirs was for retrofitting HIDs:
  6. Really Messed Up any advice? Removing oil from dipstick tube

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I just changed my oil and added a bit too much. I took one of the oil pumps and slipped the tube down into the dip stick hole way too far and lost the tube when I tried to pull it back out. I am hoping that if I drop the oil pan I can get it out. It felt like something mechanical was stopping...
  7. Removing Burnt Plastic Bag From Exhaust Pipe?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey Guys, I hope you are all doing well. So, I went to fuel the car and I noticed that bubble wrap paper got caught on the exhaust pipe, practically getting melt and leaving burnt plastic with a burnt shade spot. Do you guys know how to remove this 100%? I know that I will be doing this...
  8. Removing seats and carpet for sound deadening

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Are there any special instructions or precautions I need to take before I remove the seats and carpet for additional sound deadening? I've done the driver's side door and it's clear that the more area I cover the better it'd be. Whereas before I noticed sound coming from all directions, most of...
  9. Remove lower grill without removing bumper?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey everyone, something hit my lower grill recently and put a nice crack in it. That being the case I’d like to remove it and wouldn’t be opposed to just going without one altogether. With that in mind, is it possible to just pull out the grill without removing the bumper? *Again this is...
  10. shift knob base scratch removing

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    is there a way to remove the light scratches on the black gloss plastic which is found around the shift knob? see picture below
  11. Gasoline pouring out of tank after removing nozzle at station

    Engine and Performance
    Today something weird happened when I was pumping gas at a station. When the pump stopped and I removed the nozzle gasoline was coming out of my tank from the top(filling hole?) and it wasn’t stopping so I put the cap on. After a few seconds I removed the cap again and the gasoline kept pouring...
  12. Removing shifter trim 2016

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Anyone knows how to remove the piano black trim around the shifter? Planning on wrapping them as it scratches like crazy
  13. Removing Chrome Trim Around Grille (2017+?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Anyone know how to remove the chrome U-shaped trim around the grille? I've seen pictures of the bumper apart and there's a tons of clips it looks like. Just wanted to see if anyone has done it on the 2017+ so I could get an idea on what to separate and what not to so I don't end up breaking...
  14. Removing Blower Motor Resistor

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hi everyone, I have been looking around to see if there is a "step-by-step" on how to remove and replace the blower motor resistor on a Mazda 3 2010... The fan only turns on when I am on "4". Nothing works on 1-2-3 levels... From what I gathered, it seems that the issue would be the resistor...
  15. Removing tail lights

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm going to tint my tail lights and I was wondering if any one has any tips or knows about a video showing how to do this. I have a 2014 sport and it's the light in the trunk door I can't figure out. Thanks!
  16. Removing panel below steering wheel with 6 tabs

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hello, I have a 2014 MAZDA3 GS MODEL Sedan (Non-Bose). I've searched and I can't find any information (even in the 10,000+ page service manual) on how to remove the small plastic panel which contains the TSC, TPS, etc sensor switches below and to the left of the steering wheel. I have a...
  17. 2017: Removing hatch plastics

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Long story short I'm trying to get behind my plastics on the inside of my hatch to seal up some badge holes but I don't wanna just start pulling plastics off. Anyone got any pointers/tips? A DIY would come in clutch right now haha.
  18. 2017 Mazda 3 Factory Service Manual? (Removing Front Bumper)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm trying to install my Hella Horns and throw my front lip on at the same time, so I'm removing my front bumper to do both. I can't seem to find a factory service manual online for the 2017, or even a DIY for removing the front bumper. Not trying to break any tabs or screw anything up during...
  19. Lower Grill Removable Without Removing Front Fascia?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I want to paint the lower grill (and the fog light surrounds), Mazda's glossy Jet Black to match many other parts of my car (such as the front air dam, the GT's glossy grille, etc). Can we remove the front lower grill by pulling the lower grille straight out with a trim tool or similar, or is...
  20. Need help removing electric connector's for rad fan.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I recently hit a big chunk of ice and broke my rad, grabbed a replacement and in the process of getting it out. I got the grill and top piece above the grill off now my only problem right now is removing the electrical connectors for the fans, if anyone knows how help would be greatly...
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