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Ventilation / Pollen Filter
« Last post by Shadow on Yesterday at 06:53:18 PM »
I'm looking to change the pollen filters in my 59 plate 2.0 Sport.
Can anyone advise me on what the part number may be.
Thanks in advance😀
Members Gallery / Re: Martha the Takuya
« Last post by StevenRB45 on May 22, 2018, 05:52:17 PM »

Diesel /DPF issues / Gen 3 1.5D Safety Recall Notice
« Last post by Ian345 on May 22, 2018, 08:29:23 AM »
Just a heads-up for any 1.5D owners out there.

Just received a safety recall notice for my Gen 3 1.5D - Something about stopping the engine over-revving and needing a software update. Not sure if it affects the 2.2D as well.

Not sure if this was the software update done at my service last week or not. Will be annoyed if it wasn't as it will mean another 80 mile round trip to get it done.
I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: Civic to Mazda...
« Last post by woodycivic on May 22, 2018, 08:12:48 AM »
So i thought i'd report back with an update.

I've been to see 3 Mazda 3 Takuya's over the past couple of weeks and they all were nice from the outside, no major issues or paintwork problems/dents/scratches etc. However on each one close to me the driver side bolster and bottom foam cushion area were pretty badly creased and it was obvious when sitting on them that the foam was failing underneath. This alone really frustrated me as the rest of the car i liked so i didnt pursue my interest in any of them. I came away and was willing to bide my time and wait for the 'right' one.

Last week one came up that from the pictures looked in really good condition and the drivers seat looked really nice, no marks or signs of foam failing/creases etc. However, at the same time a 9G 1.8 SE Civic came up too at £300 less than the Mazda 3 and i went to see that first. It was at a garage only 7 miles from home. It was spotless both inside and out and the last owner was a disabled guy who has serviced it every 6k miles (Its 6 year old with 38k on the clock) and it has continental tyres all round with good tread on all. I couldn't turn it down so put my deposit on it and am picking it up this friday.  :D

It was a very close race and has opened my eyes to Mazda's as a future car. The newer Mazda 3's look to have more durable seats so im certain when its time to change cars again in 4/5 years time this will be one on the shortlist.

Thanks to all for the extremely helpful advice and replies - much appreciated! :D
I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: Mazda 3 Sport
« Last post by Ed-Led on May 21, 2018, 10:17:13 PM »
I've actually got a kit to install the footwell lighting but not got around to getting it fitted yet. Part of the install requires drilling into the plastic panels in the footwell and there's probably a connection point somewhere but I've not yet checked that out either.
I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: Mazda 3 Sport
« Last post by red_imps_2003 on May 21, 2018, 04:17:09 PM »
Is there a socket for to plug one in? I removed the cover plate underneath the glovebox (it just unclips) recently and there is a cable attached to it with an electric socket at the. I have been wondering wtf it is for but perhaps one can get an LED to stick in there? Is this wiring absent from your vehicles? I ask because mine is a 59 plate too (but 1.6 diesel in TS2 trim rather than 2.0 petrol in Sport).
Interior trim / Re: Sticky steering wheel
« Last post by Alfisto on May 21, 2018, 02:23:28 PM »
I must admit I never thought of the handbook
Interior trim / Re: Sticky steering wheel
« Last post by hanix on May 21, 2018, 01:41:49 PM »
 Leather *    Remove dust and sand fi rst using a vacuum cleaner or other means, then wipe dirt off using a soft cloth with a leather cleaner or a soft cloth soaked in mild soap.  Wipe off the remaining cleaner or soap using a cloth soaked in clean water and wrung out well.  Remove moisture with a dry, soft cloth and allow the leather to further dry in a well-ventilated, shaded area. If the leather gets wet such as from rain, also remove moisture and dry it as soon as possible That's according to the handbook.
Interior trim / Re: Sticky steering wheel
« Last post by Alfisto on May 21, 2018, 09:13:03 AM »
I'll try that as a first measure
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