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The Mazda3 or Mazda 3 (known as the Mazda Axela in Japan) is a compact car manufactured in Japan by Mazda. It was introduced in 2003 as a 2004 model, replacing the Familia/323/Protegé. A performance-oriented version of the Mazda3 is marketed as the Mazdaspeed3 in North America, Mazdaspeed Axela in Japan and the Mazda3 MPS in Europe.

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What is this metal thing under my passenger seat?

In my Mazda 3 BL (manufactered 2010, version for EU) there is this (see picture) metal thing under my passenger seat, what is it? Same thing is also under the drivers seat.
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Can fuel dilution significantly lower oil pressure?

Low oil pressure light flashes at idle when the engine is warm. It doesn't do that when the engine is cold and it flashes more frequently the warmer the engine gets. The light doesn't flash or isn't ...
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What can cause high coolant temp and check engine light

I've got a 2008 Mazda 3i Touring, 5 speed manual, with about 145k miles on it. A few weeks ago, after my wife got home from work, we noticed the coolant temp gauge on the dash was fully at high and ...
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Engine swapping / ECU swapping

I’m looking to change my 2.0L mazda3 engine to a newer 2.5L turbo Mazda engine and I was wondering if I would need to completely swap the ecu or if my stock ecu could run this engine.
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Annoying knock/clunk noise

Got an annoying knocking noise over speed bumps. No rattles on bumpy roads or uneven road, just over speed bumps. Its a one off knock/clunk and sounds like something in the trunk/boot moving around ...
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TPMS Light Coming On Incorrectly

Since owning my 2017 Mazda 3 -- I've had the TPMS light come on a total of four times in four months, three of which were false alarms, one of which was genuine. I regularly check my tyre pressures at ...
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MAF error after replacing short ram intake and MAF

I bought my 2004 Mazda3 used and it had a Short ram intake. I replaced the filter with a K&N filter that was slightly longer than the one that came with the car. It was jammed in there bending ...
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Annoying Noise Back Of The Car

I have a Mazda 3 Sport 2017 which has developed an annoying noise from the rear of the car when I go over speed bumps. No noise when I bounce on the corner of the car, and the noise is much less ...
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Clutch Pedal Feels A Bit Grindy

Mazda 3 Sport 2017 with 22,000 Miles on the clock ( car had 20,000 miles when I purchased it ) Recently sometimes the pedal feels a bit grindy when bringing the pedal back upwards. The higher the revs ...
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Brake light switch clicky

Mazda 3 2017 with 21,000 miles. The brake light switch ( brake relay switch ) seems to be a bit clicky and slightly stiff ( doesn't move in and out smoothly) Any ideas how to fix it ?
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Vehicle Theft Detected

Looking at engine codes on 2012 Mazda 3, there is something odd: P1260:00-22 theft Detected, Vehicle Immobilized P0138:00-28 O2 (oxygen Sensor) circuit high voltage (bank1, sensor 2) Vehicle starts ...
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Mazda 3 2015 ac not working

My Mazda 3 2015 ac is blowing hot air and my radiator fans aren’t turning on. What could be the issue?
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When to change oil for new generation Mazda?

I have a 2021 Mazda3 and MyMazda app is showing that I need to change my oil soon. I had an oil change at 4600 miles and it's telling me to change oil at 7600 miles, and it's currently at 7500 miles. ...
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Why would a car have a burning smell, but only when going uphill?

My girlfriend has a 2008 Mazda 3 which has developed a strange burning smell. It only does this when going up steep hills (8% grade or so) for more than a mile or two. The smell seems to be the ...
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Driver side window will not go up or down

2007 Mazda 3 driver side window will not go up or down ,put new motor & switch in still does not work.Getting no power to driver side window
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clunking/popping/crackling noise at low speed

Does anybody know what could cause this clunking/popping/crackling noise only at low speeds when hitting a rougher surface- bumps, dips, stone roads (under 10-15 MPH) ? The position of the steering ...
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Car rattling suddenly resolved itself

2015 Mazda 3 hatchback with 105k km. It's in perfect shape. Last night drove on a bumpy road. Parked for a few hours. Coming back there was a little rattle from the rear on every single bump large and ...
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My 2004 Mazda 3 passenger window receives a signal to go down but not up. Could I get a little help?

So my 2004 Mazda 3 has an issue with the passenger side window not rolling up. I’ve narrowed it down to an electrical issue on the passenger side motor plug with a current tester. Every other ...
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'06 Mazda3 handbrake "popped out"

This happened a couple times many years ago, but I just can't remember the resolution. Basically if you incredible-hulk the handbrake on the Mazda3, it "pops out" to this overly upward ...
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Cannot pair/connect to the Bluetooth in my Mazda 3

I have a 2010-2012-ish era Mazda 3 that has the Bluetooth option in its menu. When I attempt to pair a phone it fails, despite me going through the steps correctly? How can I pair my phone? Do I have ...
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2013 Mazda 3 Engine not turning off while pushing the start/stop button

My 2013 Mazda 3 does not turn off the engine while pressing the start/stop button. If I continuously press the start/stop button for three or four times then engine stops and goes to the acc mode. ...
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Is this expected behavior after replacing the clutch on a Mazda 3?

I recently had the clutch replaced in my 2008 Mazda 3i manual transmission (last question in this saga I hope!). The car works now, but sounds and runs a bit differently than before. I expect some ...
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What else should I check and/or repair when replacing the clutch?

Based on a recent question I asked, I'm looking to have a shop replace the clutch in my 2008 Mazda 3i manual transmission with ~130000 miles on it. Before I do, is there anything else I should / could ...
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What caused my manual transmission to rev while shifting gears and now won't go at all?

I have a 2008 Mazda 3i Touring (2.0L engine) with a manual transmission, ~130k miles on it. For a few weeks, whenever I shifted gears the engine would rev (up to 3000-4000 rpm) for a second or two ...
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HVAC Flow Control - A/C Won't Blow Through Dash Only

In my 2010 Mazda 3, the switch that adjusts the flow control works generally, but when I adjust it to blow only through the dash vents, it still blows primarily at the feet (the adjacent setting) and ...
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Mazda 3 hatchback 2003 fuel loss of acceleration power

I was driving to work this morning,making about 100kmp and all of sudden the acceleration drop and could not go more than 80 km/p , no matter how I press the gas pedal,makes only noise but not ...
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2007 mazda 3 i 2.0 spinning and not starting, timing chain broken?

my wife was driving it last summer down the highway and she said it lost power then died on the offramp and could not get it to start again. when I got there and turned the key it sounds like its ...
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Is this a bad engine mount?

So it's my first time opening the hood of my car, only to find this. I came to ask because this doesn't look normal, I dont know any reason what could cause this as its a new unit, 600 kms on my odo ...
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Both brake lights cause radio interfere. Can both bulbs be defective?

I had recently posted a question about this (Active brake lights interfere with radio station on ‘16 Mazda CX-5?) and I ended up removing all the lightbulbs in the car. After removing all bulbs in ...
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Code P2177, engine noise and power loss?

I have a 07 Mazda 3 and it seems like ita getting worst by the day. I have a check engine light on with the code P2177 System too lean, I'm pretty sure its losing its power when accelerating. I'll be ...
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Overheats only when running at low RPM

Car in question is a 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L. 193,000kms. My car's temperature starts to rise when idling or driving at low RPM. Before this problem started, the coolant temperature always stayed at 88C. ...
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My car wont start and is silent when turning ignition, but lights, radio etc will come on. What is the most likely culprit?

When trying to start my car the lights, radio, and all auxiliary components will turn on, but the car is silent and not trying to turn over. However, if I shift my car out of park and back into park a ...
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Is it possible to "hack" the behavior of the cruise control of Mazda 3

I would like it to do +10 instead of +1 per button press (the same for minus)?
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What can I do to get a sound warning when fuel gets low?

In my Mazda 3 from 2018 I find it very weird that I do not get a warning when my fuel gets low. What can be done about this (if anything?), because multiple times I got very scared with only a few ...
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Evap System Leak, Repair and Clear Codes to Pass USA State Emission Inspection?

I'm aware of two related issues here Does Check Engine Light Clear Itself... I need the correct 2010 ... drive cycle steps to clear a “Permanent ” P0456 code I've just completed a particularly nasty ...
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How do I remove this fuel line connection?

This one has me fooled. I've never seen a quick connect like this without some mechanism to remove the connection. Generally you push something, remove something or use a quick connect special tool ...
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Mazda 3 1.5 AT 2018 Short turbo whistle sound during transmission switch from 2nd to 3d

I have a problem with my new Mazda 3 1.5 AT 2018, I hear whistle (sounds like a turbo blow-off valve) during transmission switch from 2nd to 3d, every day and after every traffic light. But when I ...
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My tires are louder than normal

That is the simplest way I can describe the problem. I changed into my summer tires and after that after I get past 40 kph the car starts to get very loud. Between 60 and 100 is a little quieter but ...
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Is it time to replace the compressor clutch on my 2008 Mazda3?

The AC on my 2008 Mazda3 fails to cool the car after I've been driving it for more than 10 minutes or so. It's able to produce cold air while I'm idling from a cold start, but it seems like the ...
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2006 Mazda 3 sunroof went off track and won't close anymore

i have a 2006 Mazda 3. I opened the sunroof yesterday and now It looks like the glass went beyond the stopping point in the track and now it wont close. The motor works fine. when i press the button ...
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Will disconnecting the battery lock out my stock car stereo in my 2006 Mazda 3?

I remember there was a time that stock radios we programmed with an anti-theft logic in such a way that if they lost the power source, they will automatically lock out requiring an unlocking code from ...
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2010 Mazda 3 Rotors and Brake Pads

I have a Mazda 3 2010 at 100,000 miles. Unfortunately I don't have the exact history for replacement but recently had a vehicle report done at a mechanic where they started I should replace front ...
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Car loses power after a short while and regains it immediately after I shut off the ignition and turn it back on

A few weeks ago my car lost power and the check engine light came on. I scanned the car and found that the spark plugs and ignition coils needed changing. After replacing the plugs and coils the ...
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MAZDA 3 2006 (UK) - poor acceleration then takes off at 3250 revs

I have a 2006 Petrol Mazda 3 1.6, with 74k on the clock. I have a problem where the car is really jumpy with poor acceleration when it is accelerating from 0 up to 3250 revs, it feels like it is ...
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2003 Mazda 3 AC Relay Won't Close

I have a 2003 Mazda 3 with a strange issue. The AC wasn't working, and I found that the relay wasn't closing when the button in the cabin was pressed. The actual relay is fine. I opened up the relay ...
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How do I know if my car battery needs replaced or just fully charged?

I've had my Mazda 3 2013 since 2016. This winter in Massachusetts it's died on an almost daily basis in the morning, and sometimes at night if it's particularly cold out. I mostly drive to school, ...
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Dead battery, reversed polarity on jump, won't turn over with correct polarity

Total #rookiemove on my part - it was late, dark, I'd shovelled snow for an hour then decided to try and jump my car that had been sitting in the garage for at least a couple months without being ...
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how to check transmission fluid in a 2006 Mazda 3 with standard transmission

My 2006 Mazda 3 with manual transmission does not have a transmission dipstick. How can i check the fluid level? and thus how can I refill it? I have checked the manual and there is no mention of ...
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Radiator Flush Mazda 3 2010 - 100,000 miles

I'm working on flushing the radiator on my 2010 Mazda 3 at 10,000 miles. Am I correct to assume an appropriate process is to iterative by filling and drain the system with distilled/de-mineralized ...
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Spark Plugs Maintenance

I just changed my first set of spark plugs. I tend to think most things are just an excuse for companies to sell us things. I took a picture of spark plugs replaced out of my Mazda 3 after about 100,...
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