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  1. Fender Replacement

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I unintentionally went off roading with my mazda and now have damaged fenders. I'm looking to replace them and it seems like OEM would be the best option. I'm also looking at some cheaper replacement fenders. Has anyone had experience with aftermarket fenders (are there any available) ?
  2. spark plug replacement at 55K

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    My Mazda isnt running like it used to... I've had a rougher idle and even the occasional mis at low RPM load. Its bad enough to be annoying but not bad enough to actually worry about. First I called the dealer about a carbon cleaning for the intake valves. The service adviser tried to tell me it...
  3. Advanced keyless entry replacement fob

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Does anyone know how to positively identify a replacement fob that will work with my 2015 Mz3 hatchback? Which of the numbers on the key are critical? I've found several fobs with the same FCC and model numbers, but there are 4 rows of numbers above the FCC number I can never match. (The...
  4. Rear Brake Replacement - Lesson Learned

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    So, the last few weeks, I started hearing some scraping noise coming from the rear and realized it was time to replace the rear brakes (60k miles). So I get go get the parts, get home and start working on what I figured would be about an hour job. Little did I know that I would need a piston...
  5. this piece broke off on my center console, where can I get a replacement?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I don’t know how this happened, but this little piece broke off near my gear shifts. I can’t find it and I don’t know what this piece is called, where can I get a replacement piece?
  6. Replacement of Headlight (help!)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello everyone! I am very new to this forum and I am also a complete noob in car repairs. Therefore, I came here to ask for help in replacing the headlight on the passenger side. Basically what happened is a grandma bumped into the front bumper of my car (Mazda 3 GT, sedan, 2014). The bumper...
  7. 05 Mazda 3 auto trans replacement options

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Just like it says 2005 Mazda 3 GT hatchback 2.3 engine 4sp auto trans Trans might be going soon jumps into gears hard feels like it's holding the engine back and rpm way too high before it up shifts. I've read alot that these trans are just not reliable. What's the newest trans that can swap...
  8. 2.3 auto Transmission replacement suggestions

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I'm thinking about just replacing the trans sice I only paying $1000 for the car, QUESTIONS is the 5 SD auto better than the 4sd more reliable/what other trans will fit with my 05 2.3 hatch. If anyone has bought a used transmission online please let me know your experience or somewhere that's...
  9. Rock auto replacement hid headlamp

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Browsing rock auto I see that they have replacement tyc oem halogen and hid assemblies for $121 and $398 respectively. It’s only under 2014 model year but I didn’t know the quality of the beam for the hid unit as a cheaper upgrade or the halogens ones could be a cheaper retrofit alternative.
  10. 2005 Mazda 3 2.3L engine replacement

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I have a 2005 Mazda 3 with a blown 2.3L engine. I've been looking for new engines and noticed that they all have coil packs and plug wires, while the engine in my car now has coil on plugs. Will an engine with plug wires bolt right in to my car with no problems? Could I just transfer over the...
  11. LED headlight bulb replacement

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Just as the title says. Any of my 2013 mazda 3 guys or gals replace your headlight bulbs with the H11 LED bulb? Thanks
  12. Brake Fluid Replacement

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    We've talked about this before - the manual is unclear. Who has had this service done - what time & milage were you at and how much did it cost? My 15 is due for oil and I'm contemplating brake fluid. Thanks for your input. Paul
  13. Oil Replacement Advice

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My new Mazda 3 2.0 Sport petrol is due its first service in a few weeks. The Mazda handbook recommends the use of Mazda synthetic oils - Mazda Original Oil Supra 0W-20 (synthetic) or Mazda Original Oil Ultra 5W-30 (synthetic). My local dealer's service schedule offers only a semi-synthetic 5W-30...
  14. HID/Xenon Replacement Question

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 How-To Guides
    Hi, for the second time moisture has leaded into the housing of my headlight, shorting out the light on my 2010 Mazda3 GT. The first time was warrantied, but that's not the case this time. The part alone, a HID/Xenon with "Adaptive/Auto-Level" is almost $1000 alone! The car has well over 200,000...
  15. Shark Fin Antenna - Replacement

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi everyone My FM reception has been very flaky (Random buzzing etc) and I've pretty much narrowed it down to the Antenna after much troubleshooting and testing. I suspect it's it's a faulty component on the Antenna's circuit board that's intermittently playing up. I removed the Antenna and...
  16. Replacement Outside Mirror

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So the wife destroyed the passenger side outside mirror on our 2014 Touring when attempting to murder a trashcan at ~30mph :surprise:. Now I am hunting for a replacement mirror. The original had the BSD led and signal indicator and I don't believe it was heated. I have a couple questions: 1)...
  17. Upholstery replacement

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I've got a 2017 Mazda 3 Sport Nav with cloth seats and I was fiddling around them earlier today and noticed that there are zippers at the back of both front and rear seats. I've also noticed what feels like velcro attachments at the bottom front of the driver seat. Does this mean that I can...
  18. Dashboard Trim Replacement Part (RHD)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi All I need help I needed to remove the dashboard trim and centre air vents on my 2015 Mazda 3GT Yesterday to access the CMU however the trim was very firmly clipped in place and came free suddenly snapping the trim just about half way. My local Mazda Dealer can only supply the Plastic Trim...
  19. 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...
  20. need help with replacement headlamp wiring harness

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2009 Mazda 31 with standard halogen headlamps. I have a problem with the low beam headlights. They worked for the first few weeks after I (recently) purchased it and now they will initially turn on then go out before I get more than a few yards down the street. The bulbs test fine and...