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  1. Upgrading Stock Speakers

    2019+ Mazda 3 How-To Guides
    Hi everyone in the UK here I have a 2018 3 Hatchback, just wondering if it's worth upgrading front and rear speakers, just after a better sound nothing kicking,I'm getting too old for that, even though I do like it loud sometimes. Thank you.
  2. 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...
  3. Upgrading, 2.0 Sport to 2.5 grand touring

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So to answer a question I’m sure much of you have, even though my 2.0 is tuned the 2.5 is still more powerful in the top end. My 2.0 currently has Headers, midpipe, axelback, and a SRI. It is tuned on 91 and e85 and although the 2.0 is faster to 60 the stock 2.5 just blows it out of the water...
  4. Upgrading to an Optima battery?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Anyone out there, who replaced the standard battery by an Optima Red Top on a (European) Mazda 3 2014 BM? I had an Optima red top in my former Mazda 6 for several years and this battery did a great job. So, in the near future, I planned to switch to an Optima Red Top (RT C 4.2, RT R 4.2 or RT S...
  5. Upgrading Basic Power Mirrros to Heated ones

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi everyone, I currently have the base power mirrors on my 2015 Mazda 3 GX. I was wondering if any one has upgraded to one with heated mirrors and a turn signal off other models like the GS or GT. I'm searching the forms and I can't find someone that has done this. I'm wondering if it is...
  6. Upgrading a 2.5L

    Engine / Drivetrain
    I'm pretty new to the forums, I registered but never posted, but I'm disappointed to see there is a mod and more forums for the 04-09 mazda 3 and almost nothing mod-centered for the 10-13 mazda 3. Anyways, I have a 2012 Mazda 3 s GT 2.5L with 70 durameter mounts for engine and trans, coilovers...
  7. Upgrading from Firmware Version 59.00.330 NA N to NA 59.00.441A?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I decided to finally look into installing AIO Tweaks, it's definitely overwhelming at first. I'm on version 59.00.330 NA N, and am going to upgrade to .441 before installing the tweaks. Since I read another thread where that's the most stable version that you can still tweak on. I found a...
  8. SCBS and SBS stopped working after upgrading to v59.502

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, Im new here! My name is Ahmed! Got a question: I upgraded my CMU to version 59.502, and it seems the SCBC/SBS stopped functioning altogether (they used to work on v56). I have an unstable SBS option only under the "safety" screen. By ubstable I mean: I turn the option on, shut down...
  9. Upgrading sound.

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Hi all good te be here. My first post as well :smile2: I am looking a upgrading the stock stereo in my car. I have the non Bose version. I am looking at Hertz hsk 165 component speakers for the front and Hertz HCX 165 coaxial for the rear with a underseat sub. Firstly I measured the clearance...
  10. Is it 1 pair or 2 pairs of bulbs when upgrading headlights?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi everyone. Future 2018 M3 owner here, just processing some paperwork. As per the topic's title, I am a bit confused with upgrading the bulbs. From my understanding the 2014-2018 M3 uses separate bulbs for low and high beams, H11 and 9005/HB3 respectively. The videos I've seen upgrading their...
  11. Upgrading to 2018 Mazda 3 Grand Touring

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Well, after cruising around this website for the last month or so, I've caught the Mazda fever even stronger and decided to trade in my current 2016 S Touring model for the latest and greatest 2018 3 hatchback. I'm also getting my first manual transmission car, which I'm really looking forward...
  12. Anyone Attempt Upgrading USB Ports?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    As the title says, has anyone attempted to upgrade their USB ports? As noted and buried in threads elsewhere (Ah, modern day acronyms. Too short to search. Too common to be worthwhile.), these ports are extremely out of date. I'm convinced this is one of the things alluded to needing to be...
  13. Upgrading the stereo

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have the stock sound system on my Mazda 3 without the Bose "upgrade" and it sounds really tinny despite adjusting the EQ settings. Has anyone upgraded their system? preferably keeping the stock headunit but changing the speakers/amp?
  14. Upgrading Mazda 3 2016 from Radio to Screen system.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello everyone, I got a 2016 Mazda 3 and I'm loving it, the only thing i wish i could change is the radio system, this is a Mexican vehicle so the basic model has a Radio in the dashboard instead of the navigation screen. I have requested a quote from the dealer for an upgrade (which is...
  15. BOSE - Upgrading Dash Speakers (almost plug and play)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Thanks to a few threads on the forum and this video of a guy who did it on his Mazda 6 I decided upgraded my factory BOSE dash speakers to some aftermarket 3.5" PowerBass coaxial speakers that I snagged for $24 on ebay I haven't seen any thread on the forum showing any pictures of the install...
  16. Upgrading Stereo List of Parts! Suggestions? Need Speaker Wiring colors too!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    2014 Mazda 3 GT With Bose. Does anyone have the color codes for the speaker wiring at the Bose Amp? For the 9" woofer/subs in the door, I am replacing with some retrosound shallow mount subs and kicker in the back doors and also in the dash. I also purchased two pioneer amps one for the rear...
  17. upgrading rims on my 2015 mazda 3 GX

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    ignore this ..idk how to delete this lol
  18. upgrading FOGs to HIDs

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm trying to make sense of the wiring but are their any guides to be found? Checked this forum but found nothing. I take it all I really need to do is make an extra connection to the battery?
  19. Upgrading stereo

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Hello guys, Just bought a Mazda 3 hatchback base model. Love it but hate the radio headunit. But was unwilling to pay the 2500 for the infotainment upgrade. Did some searching online and found this unit: AliExpress Mobile - Global Online Shopping for Apparel, Phones, Computers...
  20. Advice on upgrading Bose system-- Best bang for $$

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey, all! So I love my "new" 2011 s GT, but the sound quality is really irking me. I think the biggest annoyance is the fact that I can't adjust the mids... bass sounds acceptable, I don't need a loud "booming" bass, but trying to achieve a rich bass sound results in the mids getting lost...
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