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  1. Help me identify this hanging thing

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    My wife saw me drive into the driveway yesterday and said "you have something hanging down from the bottom of your car." Sure enough, there is some bracket that is holding some thing that looks like it might have only been held on by a single bolt. The joys of winter... looks like the bolt...
  2. I've done a bad thing, and fear for the valves...

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    Hey guys. Jim here. New to the forum, but not new to mechanic work - even though I feel like it today. I was helping a friend on his '05 Mazda 3 with a 2.3 4cyl, and I've made a terrible mistake. His car threw its belt about a week ago, so I went over to help him get back on the road. Now that...
  3. Door trim corner cap (how to name this thing?)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Yesterday I it was raining heavily so I accidentally removed this tiny cap with an umbrella. The point is, anyone knows what the name of this thing is? I went to my dealership and they won't sell it alone, it seems I would have to buy the entire part for 50 USD which sounds crazy just for this...
  4. Thing to consider when picking out lug nuts

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    In my quest for quality lug nuts I found these 32906UN - BURNED BLUE - MUTEKI SR48 OPEN END: 12X1.5*| Mackin Industries, Inc Just not sure if this is the general price range for quality steel lug nuts or not. I assume that if I upgrade to a different set of wheels later these will still fit?
  5. Owners manual case thing = Infotainment cover

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I wasn't really liking leaving the infotainment screen out in the open and tried thinking of some covers. Tried hats, but none were big enough. Then I took the manuals out of the case and voila! Even has the Mazda logo haha
  6. Tunerspotting!! Next best thing!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Okay so I don't know how many of you people have heard about Tunerspotting but I recently joined it and donated to the people because I think it's a great idea. So in a nutshell it's a mobile optimized website that is sort of a social network for your cars and other cars. You post pictures of...
  7. Help! What is this thing?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I was vacuuming the car and found this under the passenger seat. Some sort of plug... can any one identify what it is and where it goes? I've looked all over and can't find any holes that it might plug. Black plastic about 1-3/16" diameter Thanks,
  8. The one thing I hate about the car...

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I think the placement of the oil filter is straight idiotic. I can't get it off without an arm covered in oil. The hole in the skid plate doesn't seem to line up right either. I've tried laying on the driver and passenger side. No luck. How do you do it?
  9. First Thing I Did to my Speed3/ Question to Other Owners

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    The first thing I did to my speed3 was remove the license plate bracket, which imo was really hideous. Then I decided to fill the holes, and since that would've been a waste of time, I went all out and bought a whole new bumper insert instead. So... My question is: What did you guys do about...
  10. Stupidest thing you've done in your Mazda?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So, I'm curious as to what the stuidest things people have done in their Mazdas. I kind of backed into a ditch on the weekend. Well it wasn't really *kinda*, I actually did back it into a ditch. I was camping, and backing my car into the site, hit some soft gravel, and was doomed. Tried to...
  11. Most Epic thing I ave ever heard

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  12. what is this thing....

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    It is a little too close for comfort to the CAI, and I'm thinking about moving it, or just the connector to the other side...
  13. First thing to break :' (

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Im just pissed! I took my car to get detailed and I think the detailer broke the thingermabob that the hatch cover hooks onto. Of course he claims thats how he found it. I knew something was wrong when i went to pick it up and he had it unhooked. Im so not happy!!
  14. This is Really the Dumbest thing...

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm at work and the boss comes out and is looking at my Speed, asks a few questions and then wants to look at the motor... I pop the hood, and he sees the intercooler on top and asks "Why is the Radiator on top", I was like its an Intercooler for the Turbo. He says "NO, the Intercooler is in the...
  15. Dumbest thing someone said about your car?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So this guy was looking at my car and told me how nice it looks. Then he asked how fast it was and I asked, "It depends on what you conceder fast?" He said, "Can it go 80 on the freeway?" I said, yes it can. Then he asked, "Is it a 4 or 6?" I said 4 and he said, "It was not fast enough?"...
  16. What is the thing beside the navi screen?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    What is the thing beside the navi screen in 2010 MS3? there is a plastic cover on the left of the navi screen, what is that? I know some regular mazda 3 have it also, but some dont. From some trim cover sellers' illustration, it says it is a usb port, but I have no way to get the image of a...
  17. Outside Temperature Display on MID - Weirdest Thing

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    This is a really strange anomaly - I had the Sirius DLP unit installed in my 3 GT 4-door and now for some reason the outside temperature always reads the same (72 degrees). All the other data changes (like the very useful Current MPG - bah!) and "Miles Remaining" but the temperature part of the...
  18. List the last thing you bought... and/or just talk about random purchases

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    last purchase....grande mocho frap from starbucks next big thing i plan on getting....snow board likely this one
  19. One thing...

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  20. Dirtiest Thing in your 3

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    What is the dirtiest thing you've had in you 3? A wet dog perhaps? Used condom under the seat? Week old food in the trunk? A 3-some with whipped cream? 2 girls jello wrestling in the hatch?