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Hi folks,

Been lurking on this site and finally joined and just saying hi.

Anyways, I have been driving the M3s for a week now and loving it. Only things that bug me are vent clicking sound and check tire pressure warning. I just need to fix those two items.
 

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The weather just turned cold here in Charlotte. The clicking sound comes on when I put the air on. Seems like the fan is grinding on something as it spins.
 

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Welcome aboard! The noise in the fan vent has usually been a leaf stuck down in there. I agree with Redtape. If you have a warranty, let the dealer sort it out. I think getting to that fan is a pain.

Please SEARCH before posting a question. It's probably been asked.

This thread has a lot of info on what mods to do:

http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/showthread.php?p=206311#post206311

Here are a couple useful threads to read through:

How to guides.
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14276

HOW TO's with PICS for a dozen common mods for gen 2 speeds from rallysportdirect:

2010+ Mazdaspeed3 How-To’s | theATTACK.rallysportdirect.com

Wheel figment guide.
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26833

Wheel and Tire Picture Thread
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2010-2013-mazda-3-skyactiv-wheels-tires/2550-2010-12-mazda-3-wheel-tire-picture-thread.html

Will these wheels/tires fit.
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2010-2013-mazda-3-skyactiv-wheels-tires/3103-official-will-these-wheels-fit-tires-fit-what-wheels-tires-these-thread-152.html

Jack Points.
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8610

MS3 Parts Websites:

OEM Parts
http://onlinemazdaparts.com/

Corksport
http://www.corksport.com/

Crossover Auto
http://www.crossoverauto.com/crossovershop/

Edge Autosport
http://www.edgeautosport.com/

James Baron Racing
http://www.jamesbaroneracing.com

Rallysport Direct
http://www.rallysportdirect.com/

Don't buy anything from SURE. Read:
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14593

SPEND!!!
 

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Thanks for the recommendation on the leaf, I'll check it out this weekend. As far as warranty, it only covers powertrain from the dealer. I am afraid they will not warrant it for clicking noise in the vent. I'll get some pics up ASAP.

Quick update: Managed to clear the tire pressure warning by adding air to all tires to 34psi. As for the vent making clicking sound, I sprayed some air in the middle vents with some compressed air. Then I turned on the fan and heard something fell. Clicking sound went away. Maybe a piece of debris fell in the back but I cannot tell. Will check the cabin air filter this weekend to see how dirty it is.
 

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I don't know if this would fix your problem with the clicking noise or not, but maybe cleaning or replacing the cabin air filter might possibly help. I bought my 3s new a couple years ago and once a year take out the cabin filter and either clean it with compressed air or replace it. Every time I've taken it out there have been some leaves and other small debris. I've never had any clicking noises from a clogged cabin air filter, but it wouldn't hurt in any case and it's very easy to do. Takes about 20 minutes the first time I did it... After knowing how to do it, it usually takes about 10 minutes. There's a DIY on it on here that has pictures on how to do it. Hope this possibly helps you out and congrats on the new car! I love my 3.
 

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Thanks for the tip. Any idea where I can get the cabin filters online that are reasonably priced?
 
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