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  1. Replaced dead battery on my key fob and now the car doesn't start

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    The battery on my key fob was dying, the car warned me to replace it but I wasn't aware I was supposed to do this ASAP. Today I got to my care and the key fob didn't work, I opened the car door manually and tried to ignite the card with my key fob next to the push start button, it didn't work...
  2. Crazy / Ghost Screen - Replaced Infotainment

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I wanted to document the outcome of my infotainment system replacement. Its a long post but I wanted to share my success and hopefully give others confidence to fix any problems they may have... I have a 2014 Mazda 3. About 4 or 5 months ago the infotainment system started acting weird...
  3. Anyone replaced a windshield?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Anyone replaced a windshield? My wife's 2015 CX-5 needs a new windshield. With all the sensor stuff, do I need to go OEM ($500 deductible :surprise:)?
  4. Battery replaced - Is it correct

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    My 2015 Mazda3 battery was dying a slow death ever since the dealer left it out in the cold (-30 for 2 days) and I noticed it was getting hard to start in the cold weather. It was only a bit beforehand but since then any colder day it struggles much more than last year. A friend tested it and...
  5. LED headlights replaced but now need 2015 Mazda 3 fender rents inter clip?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I replaced the stock low beam headlights with led. They work great. When removing the clips/retainers/fasteners (aka I don’t know the proper name) 2 broke and one semi broke. Prying them with a screwdriver wasn’t fun. For the last hour I’ve scoured the internet trying to find the Oem part...
  6. Anyone replaced a clutch in a 2014 yet?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I'm suspecting that the clutch is starting to go in my 2.0L 2014. When I do a hard acceleration, say on an uphill onramp in 3rd gear, I get a burning smell. It isn't slipping noticeably in gentler driving (yet), but I suspect that's only going to get worse. The car has under 50K on it, and I...
  7. Replaced Worn Factory shift knob

    2007-2009 Mazdaspeed 3 Performance & Mods
    PO must have worn jewelry a lot. The factory shift knob was pretty beat up around the chrome ring so I decided to replace it with a smooth round knob in a "red splash" pattern that I think goes pretty well with the Gen 1 MS3 interior. Not really a performance mod but it does feel a lot better...
  8. Anybody replaced whole stereo system, add sub and amp?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    How much did it all cost? Looking to get it done at a shop, I want to replace the head unit, all the speakers, add a sub and ofc the amp
  9. Replaced '16 Silver Dash Trim

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So, while I'm sure not all of your feel the same, my OCD-sense starts tingling when I look at the silver trim on the dash. There's a lot going on in there. We've got the piano black trim, carbon fiber trim, bright silver trim, and then we've got this dash trim that just doesn't really match...
  10. Replaced stock battery now the battery cover won't fit on like before

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Mazda 3 2012 Skyactiv... OEM battery finally gave up and died after this recent cold front...Just replaced it earlier today with a battery I bought at O'reilly.. no problems with installation or getting the car back on but I can't seem to properly close the battery cover like before. The...
  11. Right Rear Passenger Door Lock Replaced

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Started hearing a noise every time I locked the rear passenger door. I took the car into the Mazda dealer and they said the right rear passenger door lock actuator needs to be replaced. The door locks find just makes a different noise from the other doors. They ordered the part and will call me...
  12. Have you replaced stock headlights?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Since I got the 2016 isport Mazda 3 I don't have fog lights. I am looking for some brighter headlights. Have you guys replaced the stock bulbs yet? Looking at the sylvania h11 halogen bulb. 37 dollars. those pretty good? Thanks!
  13. Replaced Fogs...

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Bought replacement fog lights from CARiD - tried through the wheel well, but found that dropping the bumper was WAY too easy. Both sides out and back in within an hour. Sure looks better without the broken lenses. Next...
  14. Might sound funny.... But has anyone replaced to black hubcaps

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    In a moment of embarrassment for an OCD car freak who's incredibly anal about not curbing wheels, I did the nasty to my finance's (who pays no mind to these types of things) 3. Even if she doesn't notice it, it drives me nuts. And if she does, then I'll feel really bad. Either way, as a...
  15. Just replaced battery

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I just replaced my battery for the first time at around 40,000 miles. When I connected the new battery, my driver's door automatic window stopped working. It had the two features for holding the button down as far as you want, and one click down. Has anybody encountered this? Does anyone...
  16. Does crush washer need to be replaced every oil change?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Getting ready to do first oil change but did not buy a crush washer. On other cars I've owned they are re-usable for several oil changes but from what I'm reading that might not be the case with this car. Can I reuse the crush washer that came from the factory? :001_unsure:
  17. Replaced factory speakers and now my tweeters don't work

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    2010 Mazda 3 speed/sport without Bose, 6 speakers... I replaced the factory door speakers with kicker 6x8s which work but now the factory tweeters don't work. I knew this would happen and was told I would need to create a jumper wire between the tweeters to get them working again. I tried a...
  18. Leased a 2014 GS. Just replaced the headlights due to condensation

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys just leased a 2014 GS sedan for 165 all in bi weekly for 48 months 0 down 0% Also replaced headlights due to condensation
  19. Corksport Rear Sway Bar Version 1. Snapped and Broke. Replaced with Version 2.

    CorkSport Mazda Performance
    I want to give a big thanks to Corksport, especially @[email protected] and Kelly, for their great customer service and help with my RSB. Last week, my Corksport Version 1 RSB snapped while I was driving. I was coming around a corner and then I heard something dragging under the car. I didn't...
  20. Replaced Speakers and Have no Sound

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi everyone, I have a 2012 Mazda3 i touring without the bose system (too tall for sunroof) and decided to replace the speakers. I found a place online that recommended two sets that would fit without hitting anything or causing any trouble. Installation went well and I tested the...