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List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« on: January 22, 2009, 01:20:26 PM »
Speed3s, you have extra how tos here

Krystmsgarage Version of how tos

Please understand that some of these How Tos are specific to a certain brand or type of item and chances are good that the item(s) can be substituted.


Mechanical Repair/Upkeep:
Fluid Change
    DIY Oil Change: How-To Guide w/Pics
    How to: Coolant Drain and Refill
    DIY - How-To: Mazda 3 Automatic Tranny Fluid Change (Pics) - *Updated for 06-UP!
    How to: Change your manual transmission fluid to synthetic
    POWER STEERING FLUSH WALKTHROUGH
    2.0L Spin on Oil Filter Conversion (No pictures)
Brakes
    Sok07's Custom Brake/Clutch Install
    How-to Guide: Rotor, Brake Pad, and BrakeLine install/replacement (FRONT / REAR)
    HOW TO: Rear Brake Pad Replacement/Install w/Pics
    TCE Wilwood Front and Rear Brake kit install walkthrough
Filters
    DIY Cabin Air Filter Change: How-To Guide w/Pics
    How To: Cabin Air Filter Install
INT/EXT teardown
    Sedan Sub Owners *HOW TO* Get back Plastic peice out!
    How To: Factory Seat Disassembly
    HOW TO - Removing Auto Climate Control
    How to: Reaching and Disassembling the Instrument Cluster (56k have fun)
    How-to Guide: Front Bumper Removal (Sedan Mz3S bumper)
        Bumper Removal
        Rear Bumper Removal
CV axle / seal replacement
"HOW TO" Fix Curb Rash
how to seafoam your engine.

Exterior Lighting
HEADLIGHTS
    Headlight Removal
    Headlight Disassembly
    How To: Aim head lights
    HOW TO: MTEC Xenon Match Fog Lights and High Beams
    How-To Guide: Install AUTO On/Off Lights Feature by ahmed1rusty39(56K NO WAY!!!)
    HOW TO: Disable lowbeam on when using flash to pass
    HIDs
    How To: Retrofit OEM HIDs and leveling motors
    H.I.D. Install
    Install Guide: Apexcone HID Conversion Kit   This is not the easiest way. Once I get another one, follow that link
    How to: reinstall hid kit bulb retention clip (with pictures)
    Angel Eyes
    Angel Eye Install
    How to Guide: DIY Mazda 3 Angel Eyes
FOGS
    MAZDA 3i Fog Light Kit (Aftermarket) Installation (pics!)
    Lamin-X Fog Light Install
    Independent Fogs
    HOW-TO: Independent Fogs WITHOUT running wires through the firewall
    Independant Fogs Guide by XENON EXPERT (M3-GT)
    Fogs always on with igntion... The "jumper" method
SIGNALS/SIDEMARKERS/TAILS
    Black Out / Tint Side Markers
    Change Your Turn Signal Bulbs (Because You Never Know)
    *HOW TO* Parking Light Delete Mod

Interior Lighting
JDM OEM Footwell Lamps Install
How To: Changing Dash Colors
Idiot?s guide to installing lighted door sills
    Lighted Door Sill Install Walkthru
HOW-TO: Reverse Polarizer on Radio LCD Display...
How to: Change the Color of your Radio LCD (Pictures)
How To: Neon/LED Bar Install, Hardwire Radar Detector, etc.
How to: Install 12" LED Strips


Electronic:
How To: Unlocking all doors with one click
HOW TO: Complete Nav System Install + Pioneer AVIC D3 Review
HOW TO: Installing Japan OEM Nav Mount (or single DIN nav mount)
How To: Unlock Trip Computer On Non GT MS3  Speed3...07+ mz3 unknown
HOW TO: Keyhole reverse camera install
[HOW TO] Grounding Wires....56k you should start singing 99 bottles of beer
Power Window and Moonroof control Mod : keep controls active after key-off !
RADAR DETECTORS
    Valentine One, Custom Installation with Pics!!! (Dial-Up NO WAY!)
    Radar Detector Install
Big 3 Walkthrough!
5 WIRE grounding kit walkthrough
Condenser / Voltage Stabilizer Install
Auxiliary audio inputs, and ipod integration options
Hella Horn Installation Guide
A beginner's guide to Upgrading the whimpy stock HORN - w/ pics
HOW TO: Heated mirror install, plus LED puddle lamps 56k Go Home
installed: aftermarket heated seat kit
     How To: Seat Heater Installation

Visual:
Paint
    How To: Paint Your Calipers
        Caliper Painting
    How To Paint Your Wheels... and my winter setup pics... **56k Beware**
    DIY Painted Emblems (the right way)
    How To: Paint Fog light surrounds w/pics - detailed walkthrough
Fabric/upholstery
    How to: Install Custom Faux Leather Seatcovers
    How To: Changing Door Fabric Inserts***3/7 APillarPod and Better Pics of Suede
    How To: Install Shiftboot from Shiftstyle.com  MTX
    HOW TO: Install Shift Boot On Automatic 3  ATX
How To: Installing an OEM Mazda3 Spoiler for a sedan
How to install Altec Show-N-Go Retractable Front License Plate Holder
how to: remove window trim tape
Instructions for Side Sill Extensions (side air dam skirt)
HD Lip Install (No Longer on Car FYI)

Engine/Trans Performance:
Intakes
    How to : Remove Stock Airbox and Install CAI (F2, Injen, Fujita F5, AEM, etc...)
    HOW TO INSTALL INJEN CAI Pics
    Installation Instructions for an Injen CAI (Cold Air Intake)
    Simota Racing Carbon Fiber SRI Install Guide *PICS*
    How to depin your MAF plugs (for lengthening the wires)
HEADERS/EXHAUSTS
    Cat-Back and Race Pipe Install
Mounts, supports, dampers
    HOW TO: Installing AWR rear mount
    Rear Motor Mount Install
    **HOW TO: Mazda3Mods.com Engine Torque Dampener Kit Install Walkthrough**
    How To: Replace Front Passenger Side Engine Mount
    HOW-TO: Replacement of the right top support of the engine
SHIFTER/TRANS
    Shifter Bushing Install
    How To: Short Throw Shifter Install
    How To: Shift Beeper Installation For Speed3...mz3 Unknown
    How to: Install Transmission Cooler & Flush 8 quarts of ATF
FORCED INDUCTION
    Turbo Inlet (VTA) Install
    ****HOW TO: Install a Turbo on the MAZDA 3 *** DOWNLOAD ON FIRST POST ****
CDFP Install
BSD how-to by me :D
Beginner's Guide to the VCTS Removal
    The new improved VTCS removal Guide
Beginner's Guide to the TB Coolant Bypass Mod
Lentech Valvebody install instructions

Suspension:
Bean's Beginner's Guide: Installing Rear Camber Links (No crossmember lowering!)
SPRINGS
    Coilover Installation Walkthrough.
    Eibach Install How To *Pics*
     Eibachs Installed (Pics) + How-to....
     Rear spring install how to w/ pics, Tein Progress eibach
    Lowering Spring Install
HOW TO: Install Racing Beat Endlinks
How To: Install MS3 Front Sway Bar on Mz3
      FRONT SWAY BAR INSTALL (No pictures)
How-To: Rear Sway-Bar Install (Updated For Known Issues)
HOW TO: (GTSpect Front) Strut Tower bar install

Other And Or All
How to - Permanantly disable key warning
HOW TO: OEM Shock Sensor Upgrade
Spare Keyless Remote Self-Programming - How To Guide
Spare Key Self-Programming - How To Guide
HOW TO: Roush Vent Gauge Pod install Pt. 1 (Pt. 2 adding Aeroforce Scan Gauge) For speed3, but why not the others?
How to: Instantaneous MPG on a Mazda3
How To: Install JDM Visors / Rain Guards / Rainguards
How-to: Make and install your own Mud guards/flaps for less than $5
DIY Clear Bra install on my new MS3... Works for regular 3
Catless CEL Fix

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 09:52:15 PM »
This definitely deserves to be a sticky.
Good job Tony. Nice compilation.

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 12:00:49 AM »
wow....... KICK ASS !

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009, 06:14:17 AM »
 ;D
I wanna be a millionare so freekin bad!

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009, 01:12:17 PM »
haha. I stole it off M3F don't give me credit... I've added several to the list, but didn't compile it by my lonesome...


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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 08:36:05 PM »
unfortunately i have to proxy all those links lol but dude who cares if u stole it. that is a big help on here especially as this places grows and turns more and more into a forum for everything not just the meet

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 09:53:16 PM »
Plus that forum is going












                                           to hell in some aspects.  It's not the same as it was 2-3 years ago

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009, 12:35:52 PM »
yup

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2009, 10:44:55 PM »
Because corbs is gone lol


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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2009, 11:15:33 PM »
i have nothing to do with it, i just slowed down the shitslide

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2009, 01:37:15 AM »
ok well here is a list I found a while back. Im sure people will find something from it that they are interested in.

http://www.msprotege.com/forum/archive/index.php/f-191.html

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2009, 01:39:28 AM »
thank you i'll put it in the OP

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2009, 01:40:54 AM »
np

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2009, 05:28:07 AM »
wow sensory overload

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2009, 09:48:32 AM »
Nice!


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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2009, 05:41:53 PM »
lol i know right

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2009, 12:00:20 PM »
Updated as of today.


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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2009, 04:20:57 PM »
I didn't even know you guys had a forum until I saw the link hit my site haha. Anyways Ill let you guys know when I do updates can add to the list etc. Sadly I cannot make it to EECMM unless I get a change in Jobs which may or may not happen but if so I am soo there!

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2009, 10:05:14 PM »
That would be cool man! Thanks.


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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2009, 03:45:58 AM »
i just found the Cosworth High Performance Cams, i am thinking of getting it for my Mazda 3 2.0L with an upgraded cold air intake - headers -cat - catback exhaust.  and i was wondering if any one has used this in their car? is there any other upgrades that you have to make the have the car run with no issues?

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Re: List of HOW-TO :: INSTALL CENTRAL :: Mazda 3 - Speed 3
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2009, 12:01:00 AM »
no clue man sorry :(

but hey good news there'll be a stage1 turbo kit bein raffled off from f2mazda.com
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