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  1. For those that upgraded to CarPlay, was it worth $500?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2015 Mazda 3 and I’ve always been a bit underwhelmed by infotainment. I was really excited by the CarPlay announcement but really turned off by the $480 I’d need to spend at the dealership. And no, I’m not savvy enough to install it on my own. Since the release, it doesn’t seem like...
  2. Bose 9 Speaker Surround vs. Upgraded Focal Speakers

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Bose 9 speaker surround sound system Focal Speakers with Alpine Amp and Dyna Mat The audio was recorded on the same phone with the volume level at 25 both times. I used the Sony Audio Recording app to record to aac in high quality stereo. I was parked on Ventura Blvd with the engine running...
  3. Upgraded my stock head unit to a Kenwood ddx9704s with the Maestro RR

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Overall the process wasn't too bad. This was my first time installing a car stereo but from what I've seen pioneers/alpines should be similar. I tried adding links to the guides that helped me but I'm under the post limit. Parts you need Double din radio Metra 70-7903 Harness iDatalink RR...
  4. Upgraded from a 2007 to a 2017!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey guys, I'm new to the forums, but I've been a Mazda owner for 10 years. Just saying hi, and sharing pics of my 2.5L hatchback.
  5. Upgraded the Door Cards

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    some grey quilted alcantara. thinking i should do more of the interior. Arm rest, and both gaitors on the hand brake and gearstick.
  6. Upgraded interior from OEM black cloth to custom leather seats

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey all, I took the plunge and spent some money to upgrade my OEM black cloth seats to custom fog/black leather seats. I'm pretty happy with the results and wanted to share! Overall, very satisfied! It makes the cabin feel slightly more spacious and much brighter. Comfy too.
  7. Upgraded Camshaft

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    I'm looking to upgrade my camshaft on my 09 Mazda 3 Sport Hatch and haven't had any luck finding any. Can someone aim me in the right direction? Thank you!
  8. Upgraded 2012 Bose fronts to MM6501 components, but...

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I fixed my Bose system for $40. Please skip to page 2 for the $40 fix. Youtube video link also on page 2 with 5 minutes of demo music to hear how it sounds! My new MM6501 component speakers sound worse than the factory Bose speakers. No bass or midbass whatsoever and the only way to get bass...
  9. Upgraded to OS Version 56 today

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I took my car in for scheduled service at 45,000 km (28,000 mi) today and asked them to upgrade my system version from 27, because every now and then the system conks out and reboots in the middle of a phone call - extremely annoying, to say the least. I was expecting to get V 55 based on the...
  10. Horn upgraded...

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Added the new Strebel Magnum low tone to my stock "meep, meep" horn - wow, the difference is outstanding! I can't help but chuckle every time it honks.
  11. Upgraded to v55, Music Not Sorting Properly

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey guys, I listen to music in my car via USB and with the recent update to v55.65, my album tracks are now sorting alphabetically instead of by track number. It's really annoying as I like to listen to full music albums during my long rides to work and can't full appreciate them because the...
  12. Upgraded to v55, fuel economy no longer displayed when turning off engine

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have my infotainment system upgraded from v31 to v55 which fixed media player freezing problem when skipping MP3 tracks to quickly. So I'm happy. However I noticed when I turn of the car's engine, the system no longer display fuel economy app displaying MPG of my last drive. Does anyone...
  13. Upgraded cooling system

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Found out today my car doesn't like to race very long in temperatures in the 117+ range. What options do I have other than the super expensive cs one?
  14. Question for those who have updated their maps

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I bought the nav SD card and updated the maps last night. I did the back up first, then the update. I left the update to put kids to bed and came back a few hours later (update was slow). When I got back it was complete but it said it completed with errors. I had the details window open that was...
  15. Upgraded to 2012 iTouring! Hello!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello all! I've been lurking for awhile before my latest purchase just getting info and responses to the Skyactiv tech. A bit over a week ago I traded in my 2008 Mazda 3 for a 2012 Mazda 3 iTouring (6AT) in Black. It's also got fog lights, moonroof, and Bose. This is pretty much my dream Mazda...
  16. Questions for those upgraded sway bars.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    When you replace your stock bars with larger bars, are the new bushings and brackets larger too? . If the brackets are larger, doesn't it mean the mounting holes on new larger brackets will not align with mounting holes on the car's frame? Unless the new bushings are the same size as the...
  17. upgraded mass air flow sensor

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    anyone have one for the M3 2.0?
  18. Upgraded 2010 MS3 Stereo

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    Just upgraded my 2010 MS3's stereo yesterday. I am stoked with the results. This was my second Bose and I have never been that impressed. It was good, but this system kicks it's ass. I added a Rockford Fosgate 3sixty1, Alpine PDX-5 amp, Alpine SPR-17S in front and Alpine SPR-17C in rear...
  19. Very detailed post on installing upgraded horns on 2010 Mazda3 with pics

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hi all, Well, it was finally nice weather and the kids and I installed the two new horns. Wow, what a difference, you can really hear the horns now! I have posted a nice install how to including nice big photos with circles and arrows here: 2010 Mazda3 Horn Upgrade How To Article This is a...
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