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  1. AA/Carplay Upgrade First Impressions *official*

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Installation on my 2018 3 was very simple, as I didn't need to remove any of the center console or shifter panels. Sorry to those with the CD player that do. I just used a stubby flathead screwdriver, wrapped in tape, to do the job. Wiggled it in position where the clips were and tapped it...
  2. Confusing infotainment upgrades. Need some direction.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a Mazda 3 S GT 2015 w/ Technology Package North America (Made in Japan). My infotainment is on version 55.00.750 I want to upgrade it to the latest. I want Android auto/car play. I read the sticky posts and watched some YouTube videos on how to do it but the more I get into this more...
  3. Where can I get the newest firmware upgrade?

    Audio and Electronics
    I'm planning on installing the new Android Auto in my 2018 CX-5. I know that I need to update the firmware and have seen dozens of videos on how to do this. But I cannot find the firmware files anywhere. The ASH8 postings are very good but the link that was (is) posted is no good.
  4. Brembo 18z BBK upgrade

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    now, i'm not sure if you guys remember me posting about some dude in singapore running brembo 6pot fronts and 4 pot rear. well, i've managed to find the supplier to that kit. they are a brembo distributor that also specialised in reconditioned brembo parts such as porsche and audi BBK. the 18z...
  5. Connect Screen Blackout

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, for the last couple of months my Mazda 3 (year of manufacture 2014) Connect Screen will blackout together with the audio after the car is started for about 1 minute. The Connect Screen seldom restart itself. If it does restart, it willl blackout again in about 1 minute. What is the...
  6. 2-pot Front Caliper Upgrade for Gen3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey guys, I'm in process of upgrading my front brakes with 2-pot front calipers. I will try to give you as much information as I can, cause it's a simple and cheap upgrade. So let me start :) 1. What is the goal and why I'm doing it? The stock brakes don't give me confidence while braking...
  7. Help upgrading my firmware!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2016 mazda3 with v55, I previously installed some basic tweaks 3 years ago ( it was a package that enabled touch screen while moving and changing wallpaper, etc) my new galaxy s10+ has horrible bluetooth connection issues with my car (only my car not others) so I wanna upgrade the...
  8. Mazda Axela (3) 2.0 sedan 2017 upgrade thread

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I just received my new Mazda from the factory. It's one lever under de most luxury version. 2.0 liter. I love the car's handling and drivetrain. The engine (156hp) and the automatic gearbox are doing their job fine. I owned a 2014 Sport version before and some off the issues I had with it are...
  9. Screen blank after attempting firmware upgrade?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I started following the steps laid out to upgrade my firmware before installing the carplay kit. It calls for 3 file to be uploaded but it seems like there is only 1 now. Since its not explained properly that you only upload the one file, i started with the fail safe file and now my nav screen...
  10. Observations on Upgrade to Apple CarPlay

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Have a 2018 Mazda 3, and I recently plunked down $450 to upgrade to Apple Car Play. With it is you get an upgrade to the Mazda3 Connect Infotainment system, and upgrade in the USB slots. Just some observations, anyone else notice these? Is there possibly an easy fix? 1. Loading my music...
  11. Upgrade from M3 BN rear camera to M6/CX-5 camera

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi guys, Did anyone ever try to upgrade the existing rear camera in the mazda 3 to the one used in Mazda 6 or CX5? The benefit would be to have dynamic lines while parking. I know, that the camera with dynamic lines has 7 wires instead of 4 with static lines in M3 due to wheel angle sensor...
  12. ‘12 3 Grand Touring Hatch - Swaybar Upgrade to Larger OEM Interchange

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi All, Mazda fan here wit 2 3s and 1 5 in the fam. Have a 12 M3 GT & 2.5. I am a little confused on models, what differentiates a 3Sport? I am renewing the suspension and brakes and would like to give the car a little suspension week, a mild one. Here in NE Ohio the roads are abysmal so I...
  13. Appropriate way to upgrade firmware on Mazda 3 2014

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi guys, After I fixed the issue with the infosystem going crazy when the car is stopped, I feel relieved. Now I want to update my firmware so I can use Android Auto and all its tweaks with AIO. Only I need to know exactly what updates to install before I can do it. Currently my Mazda 3 2014...
  14. 2016 S touring brake rotor and pad upgrade?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Need something better then stock, any info would be appreciated
  15. GT model tech upgrades?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello! I have a 2014 GT model how ever the previous owner did not have the insight to order it with the teck package :( Id like to know if it is possible to install some of the luxuries found in the tech package after the initial car build? Ive been looking around for a while but so far...
  16. 2014+ Clutch master cylinder replacement / upgrade

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    A project to upgrade the hydraulic transmission components on the BM 2014-'18 Mazda 3 6MT: Why? 1. I strongly dislike that Mazda has put plastic parts where I believe aluminum / steel should be used for strength, reliability and longevity. I want to replace it with a universal, easy to...
  17. Infotainment upgrade: stuck at logo

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've read through a few infotainment upgrade threads but can't find a solution to my current problem. I'm stuck at the 'boot' logo after an upgrade to version 70: * Was on version 56; * Installed a tweak to allow tweak installs after firmware upgrade (ID7 tweak); * Upgraded to firmware 70...
  18. MZD Connect Upgrade

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Hey all, I am a new Mazda owner. Just got a 2015 Mazda3 i Grand Touring and I super duper love it! 6 speed manual and everything. But, I am noticing more an more issues with the MZD connect software; lockups, sluggishness, disconnects. I suspect I have a combination of hardware issue and...
  19. Android Auto upgrade performance

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm thinking about doing the upgrade of my system to support Android Auto/Carplay - It's a very expensive upgrade, so wondering if there have been issues with the upgrade on these older vehicles. Has anyone any experience with the performance of the app>? Any recommendations>? Thanks for any...
  20. Mazda 6 Firmware upgrade

    FAQ / How To Articles
    I'm a new Mazda6 user in Sri Lanka and new to this forum... Stumbled upon your very useful thread (//mazda3revolution.com/forums/2014-2018-mazda-3-skyactiv-audio-electronics/180578-mazda-mzd-connect-firmware-downloads-updated.html) on upgrading the Firmware on the Mazda and was wondering if any...