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  1. 2010 Non-Bose: Want to get rid of boomy mid-bass

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2010 3s non-Bose stock stereo. One of things that has bothered me the most about it is the excessively boomy mid-bass. I'd like a cleaner bass sound but without a sub. Is this more the result of the headunit, or the speakers? If going the speaker route but keeping the stock HU, I...
  2. Getting rid of the slight on-center play on highway speed

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    With most cheap cars you can wiggle the steering wheel slightly with little effort on highway speeds. How do I make is such that it takes a decent amount of effort to make the steering wheel move from the center position? Alignment is within specs, with even some positive toe-in which is said...
  3. How to get rid of Auto Headlights?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I strongly dislike the Auto Headlight functionality on my 2016 i Sport. It doesn't work well, and it causes my HIDs to flash every time I turn them off from the On position (the switch goes On, Parking, Auto, Off -- IMO the order should be On, Auto, Parking, Off). Can I simply swap out the...
  4. Best way to get rid of this rust?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I noticed on the top of my car right behind the windshield there are 2 small paintchips with rust in them. What would be the proper course of action for getting the rust off and then reapplying (I assume some kind of DR. Paintchip) paint?
  5. Getting rid of the alarm clock on top the dash.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Howdy all, I am new here and have been looking through the forums. I have not seen anyway figure out an alternative to the crappy alarm clock looking stereo on the dash. Has anyone modified this or know of something that will work? I don't want the infotainment center. I just want something that...
  6. Anyone in Cali looking to get rid of their stock 17s?

    Pacific West
    Just throwing it out there to see if anyone has a set for sale (at a reasonable price) because I need some wheels to experiment on. I cant find anything on Craigslist so I figure Ill give it a shot here. Let me know what you got Forgot to add, preferably not too far from the south central valley
  7. Need suggestions to get rid off the wrinkle

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I am painting my stock rims, but the 1st one had this winkle problem after applied final clear coat. :( I don't wanna sand off whole rim and repaint, that is a big pain in the ass. Any body had this issue and fixed using good techniques? Thanks
  8. getting rid of hyperflash

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    just converted everything to HID (H11-9006 6000k) and that ugly amber bulb is still there, im getting switchbacks and was wondering for those who have done leds, where they got the resistor to get rid of hyperflash and where to change it... is there a thread about this, tried to look around for...
  9. How to rid CEL due to loose gas cap

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    i had a fill up couple of days ago and got a CEL yesterday. i drove the car for more than 30 miles now thinkin that it will reset and the CEL to go away. ...but i still have it. im sure this CEL is due to the loose gas cap. anyone have suggestions on how to remove the CEL, and more...
  10. Best way to get rid of bug guts

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I am driving 1,200 miles per week and the amount of dead bugs on my front end is awful. I have tried some of the bug/tar remover but it scares me and they still aren't all gone. Is that the best stuff to use? BTW - I have over 15,000 miles on my 2010 M3 manual 2.0L. Love it!
  11. Got rid of the Civic, bought a 3

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello... I traded my Civic and bought a 3 HB. Fun car.
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