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  1. Any way Run USB cable to Armrest area?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Is there any way to easily rout the USB connection slots under the HVAC to the Arm Rest pocket Slot? OEM like look of course 2018 Touring Hatch with Apple Car play
  2. Help! My 2012 Mazda 3 i Skactiv will not run!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Automatic 4 dry sedan w/ 6 spd trans. The car has only 74K miles on it and we were pretty good about oil changes. Wife got a few gallons of unleaded gas and drove it to a client. Came out to leave and it wouldn't start. The car cranks, turns over, but only runs for maybe half a second. Then it...
  3. Utilising the id7_recovery pack to run own scripts

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey, (Background info not necessarily important - you can skip this paragraph) So I've installed a bunch of tweaks using the AIO tweaks windows program, including Android Auto v1.02, the AIO tweaks app as well as the id7_recovery pack. As anyone who has installed Android Auto should be aware...
  4. arggh, hit and run!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Had parked on the street for a couple of hours while I ate dinner with a friend only to come out to this damage to the rear bumper. The person that hit me fled the scene with no note left. I checked to see if there are any cameras around but none were pointing in the direction of my car. Can...
  5. Useless USB ports - how to run a clean USB cable?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So I'm finding the front USB inputs on my 2017 Mazda 3 GS (Canada) are totally useless for charging. I've read about how they barely output anything to charge the device and is more for connecting to the infotainment system. That's fine, I will use a 12v car charger... my question is, does...
  6. 2.5L Skyactiv Fuel Octane, what do you run?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Just wanted to quickly check what everyone is using for fuel octane on the 2.5L Skyactiv. Im sure the manual will say regular 87 Octane but they say that about the new civic turbo(non-si) and Im told their having many issues because of that. Which serves them right for trying to run variable...
  7. [help] Virtually Run the JCI GUI on PC

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, thanks for the nice posts and work done in this forum. I am trying to run the JCI GUI on my Mac following the instructions on mazda3hacks wiki However, all I get is the background with the watch (see attached foto). I'm using Opera 12.16 Any ideas what could be the problem? Opera...
  8. Guide: how to run 2 different versions of Spotify and get Android Auto to detect 1

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, Finally my first real contribution to this community, after just questions and requests, hope you like it :) Problem: "My Android Auto doesn't detect Spotify, it defaults to Google Play Music" Cause: you probably have a modded version of Spotify. Android Auto only detects the original...
  9. The thread where I inevitably run out of gas

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    At some point this is all going to go horribly wrong, figured I'd at least provide some humor. Since getting my '16 S GT 5 door manual, I've been resetting the trip meter when I get an indicated 0 miles 'til empty and delaying filling up in an attempt to get beyond the 3 or so remaining gallons...
  10. Can I run a COBB SF INTAKE on stock tune?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey guys, I have a stock 2012 speed3 with 32k miles and I want to start modding it. Now before you guys start saying "Forget the intake, get an AP" I know, I will be getting it down the line eventually, I just don't have the funds right now to justify spending that much money on it. But...
  11. Would you guys run these?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hey looking to get these esx rims on Craigslist. And was wondering what you guys think?
  12. Where to run a DC power cable from inside to 12 volt battery?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hi folks! I'm a new 2015 Mazda3 iGT owner. Got this car about a month ago (traded my old 2005 Volvo XC90 SUV for this car). Been busy adding a lot of stuff since last month (installed a low profile 1.25 inch EcoHitch trailer hitch, OEM front/rear splash guards, doorsill trim plates, rear bumper...
  13. How cold or hot should the skyactiv engine run?

    2012-2013 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Can anyone access the Mazda shop manual or other Mazda documentation to see Mazda's specifications for the opening temperature of the thermostat or the intended operating coolant temperature of the engine? What coolant temperatures are others seeing on their ScanGauges on their 2.0L Skyactiv...
  14. cars might not run on spider venom.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Didn't a few MZ3 owners complain about spider webs in their new 3 in the past? This recall was for the 6 though. Spider problems cause Mazda to recall 42,000 cars for software update | Computerworld Blogs
  15. Can SkyActiv run to 200k miles?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I know this motor hasn't been out long enough, but would this motor run reliably to 100k/200k miles? I know the MZR motor can, but what about SkyActiv. Are there any high mileage people out there?
  16. Anyone run a wire through firewall on a 2014 yet?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    This thread shows how to run a wire through the firewall on a Gen2: http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2010-2013-mazda-3-skyactiv-how-guides/15308-firewall-wire-routing-manual-2012-mz3.html Will that spot work in a Gen3 (2014) as well? Has anyone found a good spot to run wires through the...
  17. place to run amp power wire

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have been searching for weeks on where people run their power wire for their amp and have not really found anything concrete other than the hood release cable area. I just ran my wire last night. There is a big grommet where the wiper motor is on the drivers side. really easy to get to and...
  18. How to run oem foglights on with parking lamps and without foglight switch

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    I did this to my 2013 Skyactiv hatch without fogs or auto lights. Vehicles with auto lights and/or foglights already installed should work the same with this mod but experiment at your own risk. Step 1: Install foglights according to instructions provided with kit I didnt take pics so Ill...
  19. Anyone able to run an UN-catted DP without CEL on 2012 MS3?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Ok please dont automatically jump me if there is already a thread... Im on my phone and it won't keep the search bar open. But, just like the title says, has anyone been successful in installing an un-catted dp on the 10+ ms3 without getting a CEL? Does the mechanical fix work? And is there any...
  20. What Tire pressure do you run?

    For those autoxing, what tire pressure to you run. I bumped up to 39.5. Car handled way diff, at 36 psi the tire was scuffing half way down!!