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  1. Deep scratch repair and general cleaning

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey all looking for some detailing advice. I just bought a new to me ’17 Mazda 3 Touring for 12k OTD. It, unfortunately, has got some blemishes in the paint. Some worse than others. I’ve got a Dr. Colorchip set on its way to help me fix at the very least some of the imperfections. So it looks...
  2. Repair the command buttons, system goes crazy [2014]

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello, So I am about to do the update of the infotainement of my Mazda 3 2014 so I could use Android, but somehow the command buttons is going crazy since many months now ! When I'm in the main menu, the screen press itself on the "contact" window, then favorite and then calls whoever is on the...
  3. repair manual

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed Recalls / TSB / SSB
    Hi, can anyone tell me the best place to obtain a workshop repair manual for my 2010 mazda 3 tamura?
  4. HID headlight repair

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    My son's HID headlights (2007) are getting really hazing looking and need to be replaced. They are original. We've tried having them polished, twice, with very little improvement. The cost of new HID headlight assemblies is pretty insane at ~$680 each (BN8R-51-031D, BN8R-51-041D). Can a...
  5. No idea what Im doing. 2007 2.0 Mazda 3 repair/maintenance question.

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Should we keep the old purple Mazda? My wife's 2007 Mazda 3 (2.0) sedan (automatic), with 117k miles (paid off) needs about $1k worth of motor mounts and suspension work and we are wondering if it's worth keeping? Repair quote: Both Axel assembly's Transmission mount Motor mounts...
  6. Impact Tools, Tuning Software, Headlight Repair Kits, and Other Huge Black Friday Deals and Promo Codes

    Vendor Deals
    Impact Tools, Tuning Software, Headlight Repair Kits, and Other Huge Black Friday Deals and Promo Codes It's been another busy day as we roll towards Black Friday, the deals keep rolling in. Here's what we've tracked down for you so far today. 3M Headlight Restoration Kits on Sale...
  7. my latest repair job

    Other Cars
    Yesterday I had a fun time. My parents have an old 2007 Hyundai elantra. Great car, but its getting to the point where repairs are needed. Problem is they live nearly 2 hours away from me and aren't in good health so bringing the car to my place is out of the question right now. This past may...
  8. 18 Hatchback Roof

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So... I've had my white 2018 GT for 7 days. On day 6, I left it at a hipster shop to tint the windows, then went to work. 4 hours later I picked it up, and noticed that the roof looked like a GOLF BALL. Dents EVERYWHERE. Not as noticeable on the hood, until I got home and parked it in the...
  9. Redneck, shade tree, at home body repair

    Off Topic Lounge
    I never claimed to be an expert at body repair but I do what I can. Here's some pics of the GMT400 I'm trying to get back on the road. This is just part one, I needed the fender fixed and the hood folded back out for inspection. The third picture is me test fitting the new grille, which I'm...
  10. Los Angeles Body Shop Needed

    Interior / Exterior
    I damaged the rear bumper of my3 this past weekend. Can anyone recommend a auto body shop in the LA area? The damage is about the size of a dime, but it is right in the middle of my rear bumper. It is beyond a simple wax/buff. -Thanks
  11. Dents and ding repair

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Someone dinged my 2016 Mazda 3 driver side panel. There are now two dime-sized dents. How much should it cost to get it repaired? I'm more concerned about the dent. And is it possible to do it myself?
  12. 2012 Mazda 3 Clutch Replacement - Repair in SE MI

    2012-2013 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello, I have a 2012 Mazda 3 with a manual transmission. The car has about 55K miles on it and was purchased brand new. The clutch is starting to slip. The local Mazda dealer service center recommended a clutch replacement @ ~$1500. Right now I am weighing whether to have the dealer do the...
  13. Paint Repair

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So not sure what happened, but it looks like something dripped on my hood and removed the paint down to the metal. Thought it was bird crap but turned out I am not that lucky. Was wondering if the Dr. Colorchip would be ideal for this or are these too large? Would hate to spend the money for...
  14. 2010 Mazda 3 Sport Fog Light Repair

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Just purchased a used 2010 Mazda 3 Sport for my son's first car. The driver's side fog light is busted. By busted I mean that it appears that the assembly/housing is broken. The lens looks good but it is just hanging loose in the bumper. I want to look at fixing this myself and I am wondering if...
  15. Dent/scratch repair costs?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Anyone have a rough idea of what it costs to repair small dents and scratches in the door of our cars? Here's my situation: I have a 2015 3sGT hatch in Blue Reflex Mica. A few days ago I parked my car in a city lot while running errands. Someone opened their door into my driver's side rear...
  16. Advice on window repair

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Hey, I've got a 2008 Mazda 3 with a bad driver's side front window. Since I bought the car 4 years ago, I've had an issue with the window moving forward out of its track when moving the window. The issue made it saw I had to apply significant pressure on the window by pushing it towards the rear...
  17. Simple repair question - bumper lip reattach

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Had a little scrape on my bumper lip, and am wondering how to properly reattach this on the drivers side. The whole lip is mostly attached by two-sided padded tape, and there are some clips on the corners. As you can see, the lip's clip has come free. Are these originally attached with sticky...
  18. Mazda 3 2014 - Bumper is dented, repaint cost

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello, What a bad day! My neighbor missed her parking and dented my car. What a mess. I am posting a picture. You can see on the picture that I had already some damage on the bumper (never knew what happened that last time) that I covered with the pen that came with the car. Now, since the...
  19. Mazda3 2014, BSM OFF Flashing (troubleshooting & repair)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hello! I am new to FORScan and am trying to determine if my BSM-R (Blind Spot Monitoring Sensor – Right) is bad and how to replace / recalibrate it. I have hit a wall on what I can research online. Any help / insight is appreciated! Some Background: My car was hit while parked on the street a...
  20. 2016 Mazda 3 - Bumper Repair Needed...help!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet - photos of the damage Basically I accidentally backed into the metal-step part of the back of a moving truck and it speared my bumper pretty badly. Please, if anyone could tell me an estimate of how much it will cost to repair this, how long, and...