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  1. Sorry, it would only let me attach five photos. ...

    Sorry, it would only let me attach five photos. Here are the tread shots, and invoices.
  2. SOLD: 16 steel winter wheels with Blizzak tires ($300)

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    Set of four Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 studless winter tires mounted on 16 steel wheels. $40 Storage bags included. Wheels/tires were purchased in 2014 for my old 05 Mz3. Sadly the...
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    Seems like you*ve already fixed it, but likely...

    Seems like you*ve already fixed it, but likely the issue was not having the little notch on the H7 lamp base line up with the same notch on the projector. It tends to fall out of place while you*re...
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    I had a similar issue after tapping wires in the...

    I had a similar issue after tapping wires in the maplights for some other interior lights/puddle lights under my mirrors. I ended up wrapping a zip tie around the wires at the plug into the back of...
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    Glad that I never read this thread........ I've...

    Glad that I never read this thread........ I've had a hatch mounted bike rack on my 5 on and off for the past two years. Did a 8 hour drive with one full size, one large kids bike and one itty bitty...
  6. Valentinmtl I never did get around to tracking...

    Valentinmtl

    I never did get around to tracking which wire in the fuse box needs to be extended to the doors, and never heard back from MarioT. While I was dithering on that project someone clipped...
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    Used a set of Blizzak WS-80's on my '05 Mz3 last...

    Used a set of Blizzak WS-80's on my '05 Mz3 last year and they were wonderful. Got a set for my new 5 for this year........ so I'm ready whenever winter decides it isn't taking the winter off.
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    If it's anything like the 3 or the previous gen 5...

    If it's anything like the 3 or the previous gen 5 then it's silly easy. Jack up each rear corner and put on stands, remove the rear wheels. Remove one large bolt holding the bottom of the shock...
  9. It's possessed. You'll need a young priest and...

    It's possessed. You'll need a young priest and an old priest....... also a really long flight of stairs.
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    Question for you. Did you buy just the skeleton...

    Question for you. Did you buy just the skeleton and swap over all of your hardware (buttons, airbag, cover)? I'm curious because I installed a pioneer carplay stereo. The paperwork with the...
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    It's one of those things I'd like to do one of...

    It's one of those things I'd like to do one of these days, but I really don't want to blow several hundred dollars on an OEM wheel. I miss the leather wheel in my 3. :(
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    Like some have said, the quality and materials of...

    Like some have said, the quality and materials of the tint have as much to do with the benefit they provide the car as does the VLT. Most metallized tints are cheaper and people tend to go darker on...
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    there are three clips on the bumper cover which...

    there are three clips on the bumper cover which slide into holes along the seam where it meets the fender. Then there's a single bolt in the upper rear corner of the bumper cover which goes straight...
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    Sticky: Just picked it up a couple of weeks ago. Thus...

    Just picked it up a couple of weeks ago. Thus far I've completed:
    -dual tone horns
    -puddle lamps in the mirror housing
    -heated mirrors (in progress, need to connect to the power inside the car...
  15. Can you point me towards the correct...

    Can you point me towards the correct wire/port/plug/location to pull the power from to run the wires? Descriptions are good. Pictures are also good :). Given that I've pulled apart the dash three...
  16. Which wire where? So the wire itself is present...

    Which wire where? So the wire itself is present coming into the cabin? Or there's power that comes into the cabin but there's no wire in the cabin? Is it a switched 12v or switched ground? If...
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    Not a huge fan of wrapped things like this,...

    Not a huge fan of wrapped things like this, however I really like how it makes the emblem look like it's floating.
  18. Thread: Baking Tails?

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    Assuming they're similar construction to the ones...

    Assuming they're similar construction to the ones on the 3 then no, you can't bake them open. The tail outer cover is actually melted around a lip on the housing itself. You could (and people have...
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    Help with 2012 steering wheel questions

    Howdy. Long time Mazda owner here, and I just picked up a used 2012 mz5 Sport yesterday. One of the things I'm already missing from my Mz3 is the leather wrapped steering wheel, and while it isn't...
  20. I realize the thread is a little old, but I just...

    I realize the thread is a little old, but I just ran across this today and the first thing I thought of was "Hmmm, I wonder if this would pop into one of the switch blank slots".
    ...
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    Yeah it's possible with just large needle nose...

    Yeah it's possible with just large needle nose pliers, but a compelte PITA. I got a harbor freight compression tool (now even more useful with three mazdas in the family) and it does the trick quick...
  22. I'm the guy with the old walkthrough from the 3. ...

    I'm the guy with the old walkthrough from the 3. I did this on a '08 Mz5 which is when I discovered the wiring was opposite the 3. I ended up just using a wire tap onto the factory wiring, though...
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    Welcome. First off sorry for the difficulties...

    Welcome. First off sorry for the difficulties you've had dealing with this. It's sad the amount dealers charge for some of the services they offer. Part of the reason they charge so much is that...
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    Definitely check with theretrofitsource. I've...

    Definitely check with theretrofitsource. I've actually exchanged a few e-mails with them about one of their retrofit packages. They have a set which includes bi-xenon projectors, ballasts, lamps,...
  25. Yup. the 3,5,and 6 all have a 5 x 114.3 bolt...

    Yup. the 3,5,and 6 all have a 5 x 114.3 bolt pattern.
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