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  1. Looking for a guide on replacing STOCK HID lights

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hi everybody, I've been scouring the forums and youtube all morning. Does anyone know of a solid guide to replace the STOCK HID lights? There are a billion guides for the halogen replacements, but not the HIDs.
  2. Caution when replacing trunk light with LEDs!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I saw another thread on this topic from back in 2016, but I was not aware of the issue until it was too late. This is actually on my 2015 Mazda 6, but it shares the same RBCM (KD45675Y0G) and wiring arrangement. A few days ago, I tried replacing my terrible trunk light with a strip of LEDs, and...
  3. Replacing stock horn

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 How-To Guides
    Hi all, my horn seems to be dead. I double checked the fuse and popped a new one in just to be sure. The relay clicks and seems to be working. Unfortunately don't have a power probe or any connectors to test the horn itself, but through process of elimination (fuse + relay is good) I thought...
  4. Replacing the audio system?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi guys, I have a 2015 Mazda 3, and I'm sick and tired of the whole audio system! Is there a compatible Android audio system that I can replace it with (that will also connect to all the car features) ? Thanks
  5. Replacing AIO system in sGT

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have been experiencing boot loop issues in cold weather. Whenever I start the car up cold in winter weather (usually below 60 F), my AIO will reboot two to three times before normalizing and remaining on while driving. Once, the screen randomly flashed to snow/static out of nowhere for a...
  6. Replacing the outside piano black trim around gear shifter?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I just completed my second successful Mazda3 retrofit for Carplay/AA, but unfortunately cracked the glossy black gear shifter when I pulled it off of the middle console. Upon further inspection, it turns out my own Mazda3 also has a crack, in the same place (thought it was a scratch, not as bad...
  7. Replacing HUD (Active Driving Display) on 2014 (DJ) Mazda 2

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi Everyone, Understand I’m positing in a Mazda 3 forum about a Mazda 2 but I couldn’t find a more appropriate place to post this question. I own a 2014 (November 2014 build) DJ Mazda 2 that came with the MZD Connect Infotainment system and Active Driving Display (HUD). My current HUD is the...
  8. Replacing hatchback shelf mount

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi Everyone, For reference, this is for a 2014 Mazda 3 s GT 5-door. Where the cargo shelf sits on one side one of those posts that stick out snapped off. No idea how, no idea when, just that nows it's gone. It looks like it is part of a trim piece? Just trying to gauge the feasibility and...
  9. Replacing halogen headlamps with bi-xenon (OEM)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Does anyone know which parts are necessary to replace the OEM halogen headlamps with the OEM bi-xenon headlamps?
  10. Replacing dash tweeters and door speakers (non Bose)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    2016 non-Bose system. I would like to upgrade my speakers, but I'm no audiophile and my budget is tight. As well, car audio is a foreign land to me. In this thread, it was mentioned the dash tweeters could be replaced with 3.5" speakers. The door speakers would be replaced by a woofer. Can I...
  11. Replacing rear door window...

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Someone broke out the rear passenger side window on my granddaughter's car. It is a 2010 Mazda 3s Grand Touring 5 door hatchback. I found a couple different R&R procedures online as well as the procedure in the service manual that I downloaded from the Mazda site. However, none of them look...
  12. Replacing Steering Wheel Rack

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I've been getting some noise coming from the front of my car when I turn my steering wheel. Then I started noticing that I would get some popping sounds when turning and driving over small bumps on the road. Took the car to the shop and they said that the steering wheel rack needs to be...
  13. Replacing '14 base model taillights

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm looking into replacing my taillights with some aftermarket ones that look more like the newer model's. Wondering if anyone has experience with or knows about these ones off aliexpress.. Costing about 270usd for them and a local shop will help me install them for 80$.. Any advice or tips...
  14. Replacing headlight with Halogen - must switch off DRL?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I am looking to replace my halogen yellow headlights in my 2018 Mazda 3 Touring Hatchback to cooler, blue lights. Because of so many differing opinions here about the efficacy of LED lights, I was thinking about replacing the halogen lights to 4300K halogens I found on CarID. I can't post...
  15. Replacing the air filter

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    How often do you guys do this? I went to Browning Mazda here in Los Angeles today to get the first oil change after completing our move from Brooklyn, NY, and they tried to get me for $350 when I only came in for the $60 oil change (with coupon). $30 tire rotation, $130 engine and cabin air...
  16. Replacing AUX with USB port?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi! I've got a 2012 Mazda 3 with Bose audio. I'd like to replace the radio with one that supports Android Auto. There's a USB port at the back of these radios, so I'll need to route the USB cable to somewhere accessible. I was thinking of removing the AUX port in the center console (since I...
  17. 2014 Mazda 3 i sport, picky fuel issue? Replacing fuel injectors

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi, I want to share my experience in my 2014 Mazda 3 issue that I'm having. My 2014 Mazda 3 i sport showed engine light recently (with ~ 16000 miles on it). The Mazda service said all 4 fuel injectors have to be replaced because I have been using poor quality gas in my car! And therefore no...
  18. 2014 Mazda 3 i sport, picky fuel issue? Replacing fuel injectors

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, I want to share my sad/depressing story recently happened at about my 2014 Mazda 3 i sport (try to be short as possible). I bought a used 2014 Mazda 3 i sport last year (it had only ~ 6000 mi, no accident history at all). After about a year of use (and additional ~ 6000 mi of usage)...
  19. After replacing strut, ABS and Traction Control lights are ON

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Not sure why, not sure how to fix. Any ideas? Could they have broken a sensor or is there a way to reset the lights? They do not blink. I drive a 2011 Mazda 3
  20. Need advice on replacing rod bearings

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey guys I have a 2007 Mazda 3 2.0 and the first cylinder rod bearing is toast. I would like to change it myself has anyone done this before without taking the engine out. In my head I should just take the oil pan off take the two bolts off the connecting rod put the bearing in and put...