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  1. Factory Bose rear wire color?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Does anyone know the polarity for the two rear speaker wires for a factory BOSE unit for my 2013 4dr? Appears purple and white for rear driver side...just cannot figure out which is (+) and which is (-). May have to use a small 9v to test if cannot find an answer here. Thanks for the help!
  2. hard wire dash cam

    Interior / Exterior
    I am looking at this to remove overhead console forums/2014-2018-mazda-3-skyactiv-how-guides/202138-diy-2017-overhead-console-removal.html does anyone know what wire is only hot with ignition on? I have a 2018 Mazda 3 GT
  3. How to bring in wire from engine bay to cabin of 2016 Mazda3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I am trying to install an additional horn for my 2016 Mazda3 and im trying to feed the wire from the battery to a button in the cabin. Where can I feed the wire the engine bay to the inside of my car?
  4. Wire harness for starter motor

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey everyone, I'm looking for some help on getting the plastic harness off that covers the wires going to the solenoids on the starter motor. The motor got shortened out and no longer works so I'm replacing it and I'm trying to get them off but I'm scared of breaking them since I've never...
  5. starter wire

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    does anybody know where the small gray wire from the starter solenoid goes to ,i cleaned it at the starter but the 2007 mazda 3 ,still starts hard.
  6. mazda3 2016 bose speaker replace how to wire speaker

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I tapped in old speaker wires on the fame of the mount and very little sound . replaced with JBL GS602 please help in how I am suppose to wire up to new speaker. because nit working
  7. Need wire diagram

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey guys I have 2015 mazda 3 and in need for wire diagram of power outer mirror switch. I downloaded fsm and they wont show wire diagram for power outer mirror switch. please send me wire diagram for it thanks!
  8. Running power wire 17 mazda 3 hatchback need imput

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello I just bought a 17 mazda 3 hatchback and installing my amp power wire and wanted to see how you all attached your wire to the battery. I was thinking doing it like the second picture but not sure if it will pop the fues already there? Thanks for your time.

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    Hello to everyone! Glad to announce I am new to this forum since I traded my mazda 6 3.0 for a 2004 mazda 3 this last week. Anyways here is my problem I traded the car knowing it had a "wiring issue" as the old owner stated. So first off the lowbeams don't work at all. Bulbs are good. Also...
  10. Installed Flex Innovations Big 3 and 5 wire grounding kit

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Ordered the Mazda3 BIG3 + Mazda3 Grounding Kit Black Flame Retardant COMBO from Flex Innovations and installed it yesterday. Paid $100 easy install. Took 2 hours going slow. Longest part was jacking car up removing splash guard to gain clearance to alternator. Everything else was simply enough...
  11. Speaker wire colors on non-BOSE 2016 Mazda 3?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Looking to tap into the speaker level inputs, anyone got an answer?
  12. MAZDA 3 SKYACTIV / OBD device with external wire that locks the doors

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    MAZDA 3 SKYACTIV 6-speed manual transmission Does anyone know where to find an OBD device that locks the doors when the car is going forward? the device must have an external wire to be able to control a relay. The first OBD safety lock models had an external wire to directly control the...
  13. Switch from shark fin antenna to wire antenna?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I've noticed that I get poorer FM reception in my 2016 M3 with the shark fin antenna than I used to get with the regular short thick 'wire' antenna in my 2007 M3. The owner's manual makes a big deal about the shark fin antenna being for Sirius XM. I won't be using that, so is there any reason...
  14. 2015 ONLY mazda 3 speaker wire colors. NOT BOSE!

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    I am doing an amp and sub install on a 2015 Mazda 3 NOT BOSE. I also bought a PAC MAZ2 and it does not fit into the stereo. I cannot for the life of me find a wiring diagram for a 2015 NON BOSE mazda 3 either. I hear all kinds of different stories about the PAC MAZ2 fitting and not...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Options for running power wire for Amplifier Looking for pictures of power wire for amp installs if anyone has any. I would like to see how you integrated the battery terminal and which direction you took in running the wire. Thank you in advance
  16. Speaker wire colors out of head unit plug

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello everyone, Background of the question: I have completely redone the sound system in my non bose mazda 3 2015 hatchback. This includes front component speakers, rear coaxials, Lc7i LOC, 5 channel amp, and subwoofer. The only thing I have to do now is to cut the speaker wires coming out of...
  17. Where is the milege wire

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi i have an annoying ptoblem. I have a 2013 mazda 3 and i am looking for the speedometer milege wire. When you take out the wire, it also stops the milege. I go to tracy to san Francisco every day. Please help me take it out. Thanks
  18. 2013 Bose/Nav HU - VSS wire?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Heya Guys, I'm looking to add a switch for the VSS input on the Nav unit. Been looking through various online resources, but I'm seeing some mixed information. Trying to verify the correct wire, either by connector-pin location, or by wire color. Anyone happen to know for sure? Thanks for...
  19. Hardwiring radar detector to map lights- which wire do I use?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm mounting my radar detector to the mirror and trying to run power down from the map lights, but as far as I can tell with my voltmeter, all the wires except for the green one and the purple one are hot all the time, whether the car is on or off. Any help on which wire to splice into so...
  20. 2012 Mazda 3 w/ SkyActiv A/C wire harness problems

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi. I have a 2012 Mazda 3 with SkyActiv engine. Recently I was having trouble with the A/C (it wouldn't turn on). I was hoping it was just low on Freon (I had to get the blower fan replaced before) or just a small leak. Well it turned out to be a bigger problem. Something chewed through the one...