Mazda 3

The Mazda 3 or Axela is a compact car manufactured by Mazda Motor Corporation. Since its introduction to the market in 2004, the Mazda 3 received many positive reviews due to its excellent performance, styling, handling and affordable price.

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Mazda 3

Does Mazda 3 2007 have aux port?

It may depend on manufacture date, market it was purchased from, and equipment level. I have a US market '07 Sport trim hatchback with the 6-disc CD changer and my auxiliary port is located inside the center console with a label marking it as AUX.

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Removal and installation of blower motor on 2004 Mazda 3?

The short answer for many is this may be more work than one will want to undertake at home. Although it is a fairly straightforward process, there are many opportunities for derailment that will require an expensive dealer correction. It is a lengthy process and you will need to dedicate a weekend for the repair.

Before you take out the blower, do the following first as blowers usually don't go out:

  • First, check your relay. It is located in the engine space, outboard of the battery in the fuse compartment. There is a small cover you snap out and that will expose a group of relays and fuses. The one you are looking for is marked "HEATER" on the cover. It pops in and out easily. The simplest way to test it is to swap it with the "STARTER" relay that is in the same space. They are identical and after you swap them, if the car won't start then you need to replace the relay.
  • Next check the fuses. In the same compartment as the relay there is a 40A fuse labeled "HEATER". Check it to make sure it is not burned out. Also, under the glove compartment there are another group of fuses and one of them is labeled "A/C" (20A). Check it as well.

OK, so if you have done the above and still have no working fan, you have two remaining possibilities: One is the blower motor and the other is the blower motor resistor. In my case the problem turned out to be with the fan portion of the blower as once I removed it I could tell that it had actually melted on the motor shaft! (more on that later) Perhaps someone else can add the procedure for resistor removal and replacement.

I should mention here that I am describing a blower motor removal procedure for a Left-Hand Drive Mazda 3, but interestingly enough, if you have a Right-Hand Drive Mazda 3, this description still works. Everything under the dash is a mirror image of the LHD model, it's just that the passenger side is on the other side of the car.

Anyway, here is the process to remove the blower:

  1. Remove wire from negative battery terminal. If you don't know where that is or what that is, stop here and call your local qualified mechanic and schedule him to do the blower replacement. You are not qualified!
  2. Next, on the passenger side, slide the seat all the way back. Begin dissassembly by removing the fake carbon fiber bezel that surrounds the clock/radio display. Pull from the center, then to the left- there's a hook on the right, so free all the friction clips before pulling to the left.
  3. Next, you will need to remove the glove box. This is facilitated by pulling off the rubber door seal from the body where it meets the outer portion of the glove box unit. Y will also need to remove the passenger kick panel down by the carpet...the glove box is supposed to have no screws but mine had one under it on the right outer most corner.
  4. Once removed, you need to drop down the fuse panel that is under the glove box. Two set screws allow it to pivot and then you need to unhook it from the pivot mounts so it lays flat on the floor. Mazda shop calls for it to be disconnected but there's an electrical start-up procedure that's a pain and you can avoid it by leaving it connected but unhooking it from its frame.
  5. If you look inside the space left behind by the glove box removal, up high under the dash and towards the center, you will see the end of the Heater/AC control housing. Everything at this point is black plastic. On the end of it is a small wire harness plugged in. That is the Fresh Air/ Recirc Air control wires so unplug the wires from the control unit.
  6. There are 3 screws holding the next section of the Heater / AC control housing to the main blower unit. Only one is clearly visible; the other two are almost impossible to spot, and in fact I actually took two other screws out and because I did not have the right ones, when I started pulling the unit out I broke the two mounts off. The parts I needed were only $35 at the dealership. FYI - the screws are at the 10 O'clock, 1 O'clock, and 4 O'clock positions.
  7. Once removed, you will be able to look in the space and see the blower fan, but not the blower motor itself. You are done on this side of the car (for now). Go over to the driver's side and remove the driver's seat.
  8. Seat out??? Good. Next, find a 40lb bag of mulch, fertilizer, or something similar to lay in the space where the seat was. There is a frame member the seat bolts to that is raised so that laying on your back with your head under the dash is very uncomfortable after 7 seconds. The bag can be molded to make your stay in this position comfortable enough to perform the final dissassembly tasks.
  9. Lay on your back with your head under the dash as far as possible. If you haven't cleaned your carpets in awhile you may want to do this before laying there.
  10. With your left hand (right for RHD cars), reach up and feel for a ring that holds the blower motor in place. For those who need a visual first, get a short flashlight and look for it first. Inside the ring's circumference there will be a wire plug for 2 wires. You will need to squeeze the retaining clips on each side and remove the wire plug.
  11. Next, there is a small molded translucent tube that plugs into the blower motor. This is a duct to channel some cooling air into the motor. Disconnect it from the blower motor.
  12. Last, the ring has a small flange that needs to be flexed away from the motor so that the ring can be turned counter-clockwise. Once turned, the ring will fall into your hand and the blower motor assembly will fall away. go to the passenger side again and you can stick your hand into the blower cage and slide the assembly out.


  1. Before putting in the new blower motor assembly, check inside for debris and clean if necessary.
  2. Dealers wanted close to $200 for a fan assembly but I purchased one for $60 on-line (god bless the Internet). Make sure you are getting the whole assembly and not just the motor.
  3. Assembly is basically the reverse of dissassembly, but for the first part you will need an assistant unless you want to invest heavily in the Mazda speciality tool.
  4. There are notches on the blower motor that match the heater unit case and the retaining ring. See how the ring fits on the motor before putting the assembly in the heater unit.
  5. From the passenger side, fit the new blower assembly into the heater unit and make sure it is aligned with the slots and is all the way in. Once you are sure, have your assistant hold the motor in that position, taking care not to let it slip out of position.
  6. Go to the driver side and assume the position on your back. Take the ring and align the slots. Make sure you don't push too hard against your buddy holding everything in place. Once on, turn the ring clockwise until it locks in place with a "click".
  7. Plug in the little cooling tube and wire plug.
  8. Make sure no loose wires are present. I left everything plugged together with the fuse panel so I can test the new blower before putting together everything else. If you are sure there is nothing that can short out, reconnect the battery negative terminal (don't need to tighten), turn on the ignition (but don't start the car!) and turn on the fan switch. Everything working??? Fan runs on all speeds??? Great!
  9. Now, disconnect the battery again and reassemble everything else.
  10. Reconnect the battery (tighten) and enjoy your new blower motor!!!
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Why would your Mazda 3 gear shift be stuck in park?

neutral safety switch/ or reverse switch faulty

thanks. how would i go about replacing the safety switch? is it difficult?

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Is Mazda 3 front wheel or rear wheel?

The Mazda 3 is front wheel drive.

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How do I replace Mazda 3 dash lights?

This is not the complete answer but at least helps you to disassemble the the dash, where the radio is located. check this link: they sell covers to install a standard 1 DIN radio instead of the integrated one coming from factory. Cheers C

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How do you change the headlight on a 2007 mazdaspeed 3?

first unhook the headlight wiring harness

behind the headlight is a retaining clip, which you have to unhook and swivel away from the center of the car (towards the same-side wing mirror) then the bulb should just pull out

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How do you remove the door panel on a Mazda 3?

try looking at the above thread.

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How do you install an auto-dimming mirror on a Mazda 3?

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How often do you replace power steering fluid on 2004 Mazda 3?

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How do you turn off the seatbelt alarm on a 2006 Mazda 3?

ANSWER!!!!!!!you buckle your seatbelt. if that doesnt work then i dont really know. ANONYMOUS




Wrong !!

2006 (and most likely every other year & model) can be programmed OFF at any dealership.


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Does the security light stay on when car is off?

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How much does a mazda 3 battery cost?

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What is the wheel offset of a 2010 Mazda 3 you?


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Where is the oil plug located on a Mazda 3?

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Does the remote for key less entry in a 2006 Mazda 3 contain trunk release If so which button does that?

No, the only features on the 2006 Mazda 3 Keyless Entry Remote is Lock, Unlock, and Panic.

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What does 3 and out mean?

Three and out is a football term. In American football you 4 "downs/attmepts" to get 10 yards. If you get the 10 or more yards than you start over at first down. If you don't get 10 yards after the first 3 downs you can go for it and try to get the remaining yards, punt or you can try for a field goal. A punt is when you kick the ball and the other team receives it and trys to return it into your endzone. The benifit of punting is it pushes the other team back towards the other side of the field and makes it harder for them to score. A field goal is when someone holds the ball and a kicker trys to kick the ball through the goal posts, which is worth 3 points. Anyway, if you go three downs without getting 10 yards and have to punt they call it "Three and out", you've done three plays and now your off the field.

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Do you need full synthetic oil in your 2004 Mazda 3?

depends on how long you plan on owning the car. personally every vehicle i have is running full synthetic oil. Ask any one who has every taken apart an engine and theyll tell you how mcuh cleaner an engine running synthetic is compared to conventional oil.

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How do you recharge a Mazda Miata?

The same as any other car, except the battery is in the trunk. On the earlier cars it is tight up under the right fender in the trunk. You may need to remove it for access to one of the terminals. I'd recommend using a trickle charger. It is a small battery, and I think it uses a gel electrolyte. So I'm not sure how one of those 20 amp rapid chargers would affect it.

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Are there any decent supercharger kits out for this car?

Last I heard, "no" but one may be in development. Check out , it's a great resource.

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Where can you find a step-by-step guide to installing headlights in a 2004 Mazda 3?

You can try on this address It will open the workshop manual online.

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What country makes Mazda cars?

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What is the 2006 Mazda 3 speed governed at?

According to Mazda, both the 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter engines have a maximum speed of 117.5 mph.

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Can you change the color of the instrument panel illumination from red to green or blue?

Actually is is possible to change the radio, and HVAC controls. Head over to and look under interior modifications.

AnswerThere is no way to change the color of the illumination on the instrument panel.

This guy says you can but I tried hitting this button on my Mazda 3 and it only changed the brightness of the light, not the color!

Actually, you can only change from red to blue when the lights are on, it doesn't work with the lights off.

Reviewed by: Titan3Year: 2004Model: Mazda 3SPrice Paid: $22724 at MORRIES MINNETONKA M

For all of you out there that are saying there is too much red accent have you pressed the button above the tack to turn it BLUE? It looks alot better and much easier on the eyes at night. I live in Minnesota where it snows and gets cold so it will be interesting how the car handles.

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How do you program a Mazda 6 remote?

Step 1: Open drivers door and leave open.

Step 2: Lock and unlock the drivers door using the power door lock switch on the door.

Step 3: Insert key into the ignition.

Step 4: Turn key to on position and return to off position. (IMPORTANT - use ON position NOT ACC position). Do this 3 times within 10 seconds. Leave key in the ignition.

Step 5: Open and close the drivers door 3 times. (Door should be left open after this step). *Instead of opening/closing door 3 times, you can press the button in door jam. The car will think you're opening and closing door but much easier!

Step 6: ECU should respond by locking and unlocking the doors.

Step 7: Press any button on remote #1 twice. ECU responds by locking and unlocking the car doors.

Step 8: Press any button on remote #2 twice (etc.) Each time the ECU will respond by locking & unlocking the doors.

Step 9: Remove the key from the ignition and the ECU will respond a final time with a series of door locks and unlocks. You're done!

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How to change headlight on 2006 Mazda 3?

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