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Thought i would kind of bunch this up to make it easier for others.
Will Rate the write up from 1-4 :)
4 being the best description/write up, 1 being not that great
If you have more i might of over looked PM me or post it and ill put it in.
And Thanks to all those who took the time to take pictures and do a write up.

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Exterior Lighting


How to Bake&Paint Headlights
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How to Bake&Paint/Install Angel Eyes
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How to Wire Fogs to headlamps:
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How to Install HIDs
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How to Install OEM Fogs w/ Switch
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How To Add HIDS to OEM Fogs:
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How to Install Fogs (OEM INSTRUCTIONS):
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How to wire up the Corksport Bumper LEDs:

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How to Wire and install footwell lighting:
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How to Wire Footwell LEDs to Dome Lights:
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Performance

How to Install Intake:
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How to Install Skyactive Intake:
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How to Install Drive Belt:
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How to change Oil :
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How to Make your own Oil Catch Can:
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How to Install Guage:
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Suspension

How to replace Front Brakes:
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How to Install Lowering Springs/Struts:
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How to Replace Passenger's Side Axle:
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Exterior

How to Remove Front Bumper and Grill Insert
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How to Remove/Replace Side Mirrors:

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How to Remove Tail Lights
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How to Install Shark Fin:
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How to Remove Rear Wiper Blade:
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How to Paint/Dip your wheels
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How to Install Hitch:
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How to Install OEM Side Skirts:
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How to Vinyl Wrap Your Roof:
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How To Home Depot Lip Kit (HD Lip):

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Interior

How to deassemble Center Console for Short Shifter:
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How to Install/Replace Rear View Mirror:
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How to Remove Dash/Panels:
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How to Replace headliner and Pillar fabric:
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How to remove Door Panels:
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How to Remove Seats:
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How to Remove Rear Deck Panel(Sedan):
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Others

How to Install/Upgrade Horn:
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How to Program Remote with Car:
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How to Clean your Intake Filter:
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How to Wire External Terminal:
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How to Ship wheels and tires :
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How to home made shift knob:
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How-To: Stealth spare tire sub enclosure/install:
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HOW TO VIDEOS
I found a great source for how to videos by youtuber (are they called youtubers) Everythingdiy:

https://www.youtube.com/user/everythingdiy/videos?shelf_id=1&view=0&sort=dd
 

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Addendum to above for spark plug change on 2013 Mazda 3 Skyactive 2.0L.

You need the basic tools as described in the above link (10mm deep socket, spark plug socket, extension, wrench), but the most important tool is a 14mm thin wall spark plug socket ($10 at Amazon) with magnetic like holder, so you can reach/grab the spark plug and actually hold it when retrieving and inserting it.


My car had Mazda PE5R 18110 spark plugs, but it's really NGK ILKAR7L11 spark plugs ($43 for four)


I usually apply anti-seize on the top half (away from the tips ) of the thread on the spark plug itself and apply a bit of dialectic grease on the tip of the ignition coil



BTW, #4 spark plug seems to have a minor oil leak... The tip looked ok, but it was good time to change (Odometer: 80K).
I can feel ( may be a placebo effect ) the engine responding quicker and accelerating faster.
 

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supposedly ngk has anti seize "built into" the threads (as in presoaked in the metal or they have some fancy way to make metal not seize form temp swings) so they say not to use antiseize on ngk plugs but I don't trust that and still have and have yet to ever have any issues from using it. just thought id pass that along
 

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There are two issues to be aware of regarding the use of anti-sieze on spark plug threads:
1) something in its "recipe" can foul the catalytic converter.
2) it acts as a lubricant, so for the same torque they will be clamped much tighter than if they were installed dry. This runs the risk of stripping threads in the aluminium cylinder head
I'm old school, and routinely used anti-sieze in the past, but I now follow the manufacturer's recommendation and leave the anti-sieze on the shelf.
Your mileage may vary. Proceed at your own risk.

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