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  1. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I’ve already pulled 8ga through the clutch plug, doing some wiring/amp/sub/connectors/LOC schematic/planning on the stock HU. I know you can easily pull the dash vent. Anyone remember what wire gauge the HU 24pin connector is? Any problems using splice taps (T/Scotchlok type)? I’m looking at...
  2. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    Hello, First time posting to the forum. I was looking to hook up a line out converter to the rear door speakers in my new 2013 Mazda 3. I was going to splice into the speaker wires in the panel between the the front and back doors. I looked around for a while but couldn't really find what I...
  3. Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    I have up for sale a few items. I'm located in Southwest Florida. I can get you shipping quotes if you are serious about buying. Thanks for looking! First off Road Magnet 1.25" springs SOLD! Corksport Eyelids SOLD! Raptor 1 Farad Capacitor with a digital gauge, 5 foot 4 gauge wire...
  4. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    DRL, Daytime Running Lights So, I have my lights. LED strips. I've asked my dealer for advice, and they had nothing. I sorta expected it, but the actual guy from the bay was helpful, if not really useful. (I got a bunch of personalization things set). Where would you splice in your DRL? Or...
  5. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have been searching for weeks on where people run their power wire for their amp and have not really found anything concrete other than the hood release cable area. I just ran my wire last night. There is a big grommet where the wiper motor is on the drivers side. really easy to get to and...
  6. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Browsing the threads, I found that a few people had questions on how people wire LEDs to their car's footwell or how to make it so they turn on and off with the interior lights/headlights. Having done this a few times, I decided it would be a good opportunity to put LEDs under my rear seats and...
  7. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Firewall 4 gauge wire routing on Manual 2012 MZ3 Edit: 4 gauge wire routing on a 2012 skyactiv, no drilling. While searching about PAC’s and LOC’s I found this method in the MazdaSpeed section posted back in 2009, figured I’d see if it worked before I drilled something to get a 4 gauge wire...
  8. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    Hey guys, so I finally did it. Took me 9 hours from start to finish to complete 2 amps under seats, 4 speakers and 4 tweeters, 4 gauge power wire and ground. A power block and ground dist, and the touch screen head unit, oh and the 12" sub in the back. Ill post pics eventually, I was cold and...
  9. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I just got my 3 a few weeks ago and wanted to install my old radar detector from my old car in the 3. I don't have a significant amount of wire from the old install (~4-5ft) and it's not enough to run all the way down to the fuse box. My car DOES have the sunroof that's only on when the car is...
  10. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    What up yall, quick question about the wiring harness. I have a 2011 3 i sport and just got the ddm 55w 5000k kit. my question is when i hook it all up what is the best place to put the ground wire on the drivers side. this is only the second time im hooking this up so just thought i should ask...
  11. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So I bought my girl the passport 9500ix radar detector and I want to hard wire it using e mirror harness. My ? If anyone knows is this. What color is the power wire and ground if not black? I'm buying the wire kit that has the prongs so I can push in to the plug. Iv search bu all I found was the...
  12. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I just bought a Pioneer Sirius XM Radio (GEX-P920XM) add on to my Pioneer AVH-P4400BH head unit. I plan on putting it (GEX-P920XM) in the extended space in the glove compartment. My question is this: Is there a metal part that is in that area (glove compartment) that I can ground the black...
  13. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    yes i am special needs... I'm installing a direct wire radar detector. used add-a-circuit to my drivers side interior fuse panel. just not sure what the easiest and safest ground location is...can anybody advise a safe ground in that immediate area?
  14. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Ok so I can do whatever I want using the reverse light, turn signal and brake light. Right now I have it wired so that Turn signal by itself: Turn + brake flash Turn + city lights: turn flashes on-off, brake goes low-high brake: brake stays high, turn flashes on-off brake + city lights +...
  15. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    My Pioneer head unit needs a reverse trigger wire hooked up so it knows when to turn the rearview camera on. I found some threads on another forum about a wire under the passenger kick panel that will work, but all those threads were for the 1st Gen MZ3. Has anyone found that wire on a 2nd...
  16. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey all, throwing this how to thread together for those that need to wire door speakers without cutting and tapping the OEM wires. I am going to skip some steps to focus mainly on this task. DISCONNECT BATTERY STEP 1 Open your door and remove the door panel. STEP 2 Remove the side molding so...
  17. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I just got a set of alpine type r's for the front doors. Does anyone know if these harness wires will definitely work so i don't have to splice the wires. MAZDA 3 2010 Speaker Adapter Harness Connector Wire 10 | eBay thanks in advance.
  18. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey guys, So this is my first car audio job, now that things are warming up I can really finish up my install.. the other day I got the door panels removed easy, figured out how to install my new setup, everything is laid out. Only issue is how mazda has a harness in the doors that plugs into...
  19. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    2012 Skyactiv hatch 6M Does anyone notice during engine braking that it feels like the car isn't letting it fully engine brake, i.e. applying some throttle? Coming from a few cars that use a traditional cable setup, it definitely feels different. I find myself not slowing down as much when I...
  20. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    While doing an audio install, I needed to find the vehicle speed signal and illumination wire and there were multiple threads with conflicting information so I made this picture to depict the location of both wires to help people in the future.
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