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Links to DIY repair and vehicle maintenance "how-to" guides for the 2nd generation 2010 to 2013 Mazda Mazda3.

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2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Mazda3 Key Fob Battery

1. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the keyless entry remote control fob of a second generation (2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013) Mazda3 can become weak or quit working entirely.

To view my quick DIY tutorial for changing the key fob battery, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   


Mazda3 Map Light Bulbs

2. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you'd like to replace a burnt out incandescent overhead map light bulb in your 2nd generation Mazda3 or upgrade both bulbs to brighter LED units, check out my quick DIY tutorial to the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   


Mazda3 Dome Light

3. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 Overhead Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

Mazda Mazda3 A/C Cabin Air Filters Replacement Guide
Mazda3 Cabin Filters

4. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 Cabin Air Filters Cleaning & Replacement Guide

If the A/C system in your 2nd generation Mazda Mazda3 hasn't been blowing as hard or smells funky, you probably need to clean or change the two cabin air filter elements in the blower motor housing.

To view my complete DIY tutorial for changing the HVAC cabin air filters, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Mazda Mazda3 Interior Door Panels Removal Guide
Mazda3 Door Panels

5. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 Interior Door Panels Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers, add soundproofing material, fix a faulty switch, or replace a power window motor in your 2nd generation Mazda3, you'll first need to take off the interior door panels.

To view my complete DIY tutorial for taking off the interior door panels, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Mazda Mazda3 Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Mazda3 Tail Lights

6. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light assemblies of a 2nd generation Mazda3 contain the brake, turn signal and reverse light bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 3rd Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Mazda3 3rd Brake Light

7. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 High Mount 3rd Brake Light Bulb

The "third" or "high mount" brake light in a 2nd generation Mazda3 is located inside the trunk lid.

To view my DIY tutorial for changing a burnt out 3rd brake light bulb, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Mazda Mazda3 License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Mazda3 License Light

8. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

 



 

Mazda Mazda3 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Mazda3 Headlight Bulbs

9. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a 2nd generation Mazda Mazda3 contain the low beam, high beam and front turn signal light bulbs.

If you need to replace any of these bulbs, check out my complete DIY tutorial to the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Mazda Mazda3 Skyactiv-G 2.0L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
Mazda3 2.0L Oil Change

10. 2012-2014 Mazda Mazda3 Skyactiv-G 2.0L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your 2012, 2013 and 2014 Mazda Mazda3 running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the Skyactiv-G 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine.

To view my DIY instructions for the oil change procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Mazda Mazda3 Skyactiv-G 2.0L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Mazda3 2.0L Spark Plugs

11. 2012-2014 Mazda3 Skyactiv-G 2.0L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs of a 2012, 2013 and 2014 Mazda3 equipped with the Skyactiv-G 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine can last up to 100,000 miles.

But the plugs should be checked before that time if just to make sure they don't become stuck or "frozen" in the cylinder heads. To view my complete DIY instructions for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Mazda Mazda3 Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Mazda3 Front Brakes

12. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squeaking or squealing sound coming from the front of your Mazda3 when you hit the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front brake pads.

Check out my complete DIY tutorial to the front brake job procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Mazda Mazda3 Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Mazda3 Rear Brake Pads

13. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
   

Mazda Mazda3 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Mazda3 Engine Filter

14. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element of a 2nd generation Mazda3 with the Skyactiv-G 2.0L I4 motor should be checked at every oil change and either cleaned or replaced.

To view my DIY tutorial for changing the engine filter click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Mazda Mazda3 Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Mazda3 Electrical Fuse

15. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The first step to troubleshooting any electrical problem in your second generation Mazda3 is to check for a blown fuse in either of the two fuse panels.

To view my DIY instructions for changing a blown electrical fuse click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Mazda Mazda3 Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Mazda3 Wiper Blades

16. 2010-2013 Mazda Mazda3 Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

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