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  1. Short throw shifters for 1st Gen?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey all how’s it going? I’ve been looking into getting some solid shifter bushings and thought might as well get a short throw shifter too. Problem is, I cant find any haha. It seems people only make short shift plates for the 1st gen's now. I think I'm a little late too cause it seems all...
  2. Odd shifting problem..

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, I’ve had this issue with my 2010 Mazda 3 2.0L (165000 kms) for the past year or so and I still have yet to figure out what the problem is. It’s actually driving me insane. When the car is in drive the “D” indicator light in the cluster will flicker on and off sporadically, and...
  3. Vibration in shifter

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Sometimes I feel a vibration in the shifter when changing gears particularly if I am a bit aggressive while accelerating... is this normal? Also sometimes, I get a 1-2 clunk. I do recall reading some other users had this issue. This happens only occasionally, not quite sure why.
  4. 2017/2018 paddle shifter retrofit?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Has anyone done this? If so, which parts/guide did you use? I’ve seen info for the 2014-2016 but nothing specifically for the facelift models. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. FS: MX-5 Shifter Knob

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Selling a the shifter knob from the latest MX-5. Love this thing compared to the stock Mazda3 knob Part - N244-46-030B Asking $80 shipped Comparison: End result:
  6. FS: 2014+ Skyactiv JBR Solid Shifter Base Bushings

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    $25 shipped and paypalled. These are $30 plus tax on the JBR page. The JBR Solid Shifter Bushings create more responsive shifts in your MAZDA. Having solid spacers removes the sloppy feeling from the shifter, greatly improves shifting accuracy and allows the driver a more connected driving...
  7. Shifter panel compatability

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    My new-to me 2004 Mazda 3 came with a shift boot that has seen better days. There seems to be a lot of generic ones made online, but not very application specific ones. I found a used MazdaSpeed3 shifter panel with an OEM shift boot installed from an 07. The tabs and size look almost identical...
  8. Sloppy 2015 manual shifter assembly

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have seen reports of this posted for earlier models, but I was curious if anybody else has seen this or has a solution for 2014+ The attached images are from a service manual and a Youtube video. Similar to earlier models a white plastic (nylon?) "crown" captures the ball of the shift lever...
  9. 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...
  10. Shifter Bracket Washers and Stock Airbox Nonsense

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Didn't see any posts about these so I figured I'd do a little write-up. Bought some James Barone Racing Solid Transmission Cable Bracket Bushings after a friend that knows FWD said that such a upgrade is definitely worth it. After a quick test drive this evening, I agree. Very easy...
  11. 2005 Mazda 3 horn works but no brake lights or shifter unlock

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    My sons 2005 Mazda 3 just stopped shifting out of park. I've tested these: The horn does works the brake lights do not work the solenoid to release the shifter from park doesn't work. Steps tried: I replaced the brake light switch but no improvement. The Brake light connector does have 12...
  12. Eliminating gear shifter “wobble” - gear linkage bushes?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I’ve installed the JBR short shifter and all their bushings. I’m happy with the upgrade, but still don’t like the wobbly feel of the gear shifter. I’ve exposed the mount and it seems there are some plastic bushes linking the shifter to the cables. Would there be any upgraded options for...
  13. Bad reflection on chrome shifter trim

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    My brand new Mazda3, touring, silver with black int. Look at the VERY annoying unintended consequence of the chrome at the base of the shifter. When the sun comes from one direction, it is laser like blinding. Thinking I’ll paint it.
  14. DIY CorkSport Solid Shifter Bushing Install Video

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hope this helps anyone who's more visual like me. The CorkSport instructions are very good and easy to follow but I thought it would be nice to see someone else. https://youtu.be/_d97ehxQPQw
  15. Removing shifter trim 2016

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Anyone knows how to remove the piano black trim around the shifter? Planning on wrapping them as it scratches like crazy
  16. Kenstyle paddle shifter

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Anyone succesfully installed a kenstyle paddle shifter in the 3? Especially for 2017?
  17. Help identifying part and where to buy?( under shifter boot)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I needed to adjust the tension on the left linkage arm under the shifter boot. I made the adjustment but didn’t realize I lost the rubber/ plastic ring that kept the arm and base attached . Now it just wiggles around and will surely come loose if I drive it this way. I made a call to the...
  18. shifter stuck in park

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi everyone, I've seen some previous threads on the issue of shifters being intermittently stuck in park - but no one posts the solution! Anyway, I've been experiencing this for a while now - to temporarily resolve the issue I typically stick a pen in the manual override hole, which works...
  19. FS Corksport short shifter for Gen 3

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Never used. $100 shipped to lower 48. $80 local pickup in SoCal
  20. Short throw shifter for the 3rd gen Axela?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I know corksport offers the shift plate but I wanna know if someone is offering a short throw shifter with reduced height. I swapped my shift knob and it's still too tall where the chrome still shows. Any help please?!