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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Mazda 3 - Hidden Hitch

Today we will be installing our 2008 Mazda 3 hidden hitch trailer receiver with drawbar. It's a class one quarter inch hitch. Part number 60201. Now this hitch installed fits nicely around the bumper and does not require any trimming. This is a class one hitch. It has a 2000lb max trailer weight capacity and a 200lb max tongue weight.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2008 Mazda 3

Today on our 2008 Mazda 3, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar Roof Rack. The crossbar numbers are RRVA118B-2, the Rhino-Rack 25 Series Legs are RRRLKVA, and the clamps and pads are DK041. Now we have he first one already on our vehicle, I'm just going to show you how we should install the second one. Here in the table is everything you get. You have your crossbar, you have your 2500 Series Leg with the covers. This is the clamp and the pad, and this is our end cap, and the two tools that also come with it.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2008 Mazda 3

Today, on our 2008 Mazda 3, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail Roof-Top Bike Carrier, part number RBC-035. We have a bike on our carrier, and we have our carrier hooked to our vehicle. I'm just going to show you a few things. First thing I want to show you, this is a Forkmar 00:00:18 bike rack. You see we have our skewer in engaged on our forks. Back towards the back, we just have our wheel sitting in our wheel cradle, with the strap, that's pretty much holding it down. We're going to remove that first and move that out of the way. Coming up here, we will disengaged our skewer.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Mazda 3 - Curt

.Today on our 2009 Mazda 3 we'll be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch in the Class One Inch and a Quarter Receiver Opening, part number C11386. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 4-1/2 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 11-1/2 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with we'll need to remove these two plastic fasteners that help hold the lower fascia in place. We can either use a large flat head screwdriver or a trim panel removal tool.



Rain-X Professional Series Wiper Blade Installation - 2005 Mazda 3

Today on this 2005 Mazda3, we're going to show you Part Number RX30121. This is a Rain-X Professional Series Windshield Wiper Blade and Part Number RX30119 for 19-inch length. All right, this is our new windshield wiper right here from Rain-X. The overall length of it is going to be 21 inches. The frame of the windshield wiper blade, as well as its contact points, is a galvanized painted frame. The attachment point on here is designed to work with J-style arm that we have on our vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Mazda 3 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2010 Mazda Speed 3, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 60259. This is what our hitch'll look like once installed. Next we're going to give you a couple measurements. This will assist your selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper, is 7 1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10 inches.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Mazda 3 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2010 Mazda Speed 3 we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24843. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 7-1/2". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10".



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on this 2011 Mazda 3, we're going to install part number 118420, this is a T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with a 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Now to install our wire harness, we have to get inside the vehicle and remove some access panels so we can make our connections and also route wires from the driver's side over to the passenger's side. Let's go ahead and take this panel and get it out of our way and this foam insert can be pushed out of the way as well. Let's go ahead and get this panel opened up here because our connections will be right back here. Let's go to the passenger's side and get the panel out of the way. Now we need to also loosen up our threshold here, there's a plastic rivet on each side, just pull out the center and then pull out the rivet. This will be the passenger's side one.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Mazda 3 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Mazda, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24843. This is what our hitch will look like once in position. Next, we're going to give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. For the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outermost edge of the bumper, is 5 1/4". From the top of the receiver tube openings to the ground, was 8 1/4". Now go ahead with the installation. The vehicle raised up, we'll point out the attachment points. We're going to have a total of 4 attachment points, 2 on each side.



Husky Liners WeatherBeater Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda 3 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Husky Liners Weatherbeater Custom Auto Floor Liners for the front and rear in black, part number HL98631. To begin with we'll need to remove either the factory floor mats or any other after market floor mats that may have already been installed. Once we've done that now we're ready to go ahead and install our floor liners. We'll go ahead and start here on the passenger's side. As you notice, as we put the floor liner in there are two areas on the mat that cover the factory floor tab that hold the original floor mats in place. These floor liners do not have that cutout which helps eliminate any possibility of dirt, debris, or any liquids of getting down onto your carpet through the hole.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Mazda 3 - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2010 Mazda 3, we're going to install part number 60258 from Hidden Hitch. This is their 1-1/4" class one receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Mazda 3. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as the bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. Top of receiver opening,down to the ground will be about 11". From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper will be about 6".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Mazda 3 - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2010 Mazda 3, we're going to install part number 24842 from Draw-Tite. This is a class one, inch and a quarter receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Mazda 3. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. Top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 11 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper will be about six inches.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2004 Mazda 3

Today, on our 2004 Mazda3 five door, we're going to be installing to Tow Ready T-One vehicle wiring harness before pole flat trailer connector, part number 118420. Now, to begin with, we are going to need to open up the rear hatch of the vehicle. We'll then need to remove this center threshold piece, here. Now, in order to do that, we need to lift up a couple of item here so we can pull the center threshold piece out. Go ahead and set this piece out for now too to give ourself a little bit more working room. Now, in order to remove this center threshold piece, there's a push fastener, here, that you'll need to remove, looks something like that, and there's one right over here on this side as well. With our two push fasteners removed, go ahead and gently pull up on the center section, releasing the tabs underneath.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Mazda 3 - Curt

Today on our 2004 Mazda 3 5-door we're going to be installing the CURT trailer hitch receiver, part number C11386. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you chose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 10-1/2". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now let's begin by pointing out our mounting locations.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Mazda 3 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2004 Mazda 3 5-door we're going to be installing the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch receiver, part number 60201. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you chose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. The ball mount pin and clip are included with this hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 5-1/2". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 10-1/2".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Mazda 3 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2004 Mazda 3 5-door we're going to be installing the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver, part number 24816. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you chose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 5-1/2". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 10-1/2". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now let's begin by pointing out our mounting locations.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Mazda 3

Today on this 2010 Mazda 3, we're going to install part number 118420 from Tow Ready. This is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with a 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. To install our wire harness, we need to get inside the trunk. We open up the trunk lid and we need to remove some interior panels to get your wiring behind the taillights. We'll start with the floor covering and get it out of the way. All right, two holders will come out there easy enough, so I'm also take them out.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Mazda 3 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Mazda3, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 60259. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 11 inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with installation. First we'll go ahead and point out the attachment points.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Mazda 3 - Curt

Today, in our 2013 Mazda 3, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, Part Number C11383. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper, is 3 1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground, is 10 1/4 inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now let's go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Mazda 3 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2009 Mazda3, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24816. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. We'll give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories such as a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 4 inches. To the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 11-3/4 inches. Let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, we'll need to remove two plastic push pin rivets that help attach the lower bumper fascia to the vehicle. To remove these rivets, a large flat-head screwdriver or a trim-panel tool works. Now we're ready to point out our locations where we'll be mounting our hitch.





Mazda 3 Questions

  • Typically we do not recommend using trunk mounted bike racks on vehicles that have spoilers. Most plastic and fiberglass spoilers cannot handle the weight of a bike rack and bikes and will bend or even break sooner or later. If the spoiler on your 2013 Mazda 3 hatchback is metal and part of the rear hatch, rather than a separate plastic or fiberglass spoiler, then you can use a trunk mounted bike rack without having to worry about the weight of the rack damaging the spoiler. You...
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  • I have included a picture here. If your spoiler looks like the one pictured then you can use the Yakima SuperJoe Pro 2, # Y02629. I cannot confirm fit for the KingJoe. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes I recommend using the Tube Top adapter bar, # Y02531, for greater ground clearance and to carry the bikes more level.
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  • You have done your research. As you have seen, all of the hitches for the 2010 Mazda 3 are Class I trailer hitches. The Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch models do have the safety notch in them that prevent the insertion of a Class II accessory. This is so you will not accidentally overload the hitch. The Curt hitch does not have this feature. This notch and the capacity are what makes a Class I hitch a Class I. As you have said neither the Draw-Tite nor Hidden Hitch models require...
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  • According to my Yakima rep, every 2015 Mazda 3 they've seen has had the fixed mounting points. In the past, Mazda installed rectangular covers in the ditch molding to provide access to the mounting points. Beginning in 2014, the entire piece of molding needs to be removed to access the mounting points. I've provided you a photo showing what the Yakima Round Bar roof rack that uses the fixed points looks like once installed. The Yakima Round Bar Rack would consist of the following...
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  • In order for the Thule Echelon Roof Mount Bike Rack, # TH518, to fit the new Thule AeroBlade bars, you will need the Thule Xadapt9 Aero and Xsporter Load Bar Adapter, # THXADAPT9. I have included a link to the installation details for you.
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  • The Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C11377 is designed to fit your 2015 Mazda 3 Hatchback. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. A note form Curt states that all non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 180050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. If you plan on doing some light towing with your vehicle I recommend a ball mount...
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  • The CURT Class I Receiver Hitch, # 11393, for the 2010 Mazda 3 will fit on either model, with or without LED tail lights. The note you are seeing about LED lights pertains to the wiring for the Mazda 3 because a different trailer wiring harness is recommended for these vehicles. All of the hitches for the 2010 Mazda 3 will work on vehicle with either lighting option. If you want to install trailer lighting, you can tell if you have LED lights by looking at the rear taillight...
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  • The Thule Podium feet, # TH460, or Podium feet for AeroBlade bars, # TH460R, are listed as a fit for the 2013 Mazda 3, 5-door hatchback. These feet fit in the factory fixed mounting points on the roof of the vehicle. If you want to go with square load bars then you will need the following parts: Podium feet # TH460 Load bars # THLB50 Fit kit # THKIT3069 If you want to go with AeroBlade bars then you will need the following parts: Podium feet # TH460R AeroBlade bars...
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  • I do have a solution for you to carry your Thule Weeekender roof cargo box on the roof of your 2011 Mazda 3, 5 door, but the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack, part # 59833, is not compatible. The reason why it will not work is because the older model Thule roof cargo boxes are designed to work with square Thule load bars. You are correct, the Rola load bars are too wide to work with cargo box mounting feet. You will need to use the Thule Roof Rack, part # TH460, THLB50, THKIT3069,...
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  • The Rola Extended Series Roof Rack with APE Mounting System, item # 59834, fits the Mazda 5. For a 2009 Mazda 3 there are several other Rola roof rack options depending on how your vehicle is equipped. For a 4-Door with fixed mounting points with no existing rails or crossbars you can use the following Rola roof racks: # 59714 # 59715 For a 4-Door with fixed mounting points with no existing rails or crossbars you can use: # 59714 # 59715
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  • Thule, unlike Yakima, does not have a special device that attaches to the bars and accepts numerous accessories. Basically, it depends on what you want to fit to the AeroBlade bars. Thule makes several adapters, called Xadapt? where the question mark would be a number depending on which adapter it was. If you can tell me what you are wanting to attach to the AeroBlade bars I can determine what Xadapt you will need. If it is a non-Thule item then it may not fit. Or if you...
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  • The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 60258, is designed for sedan models so it will not fit the MazdaSPEED model. But we do have hitch options that are listed as a fit for the 2010 MazdaSPEED 3. CURT lists trailer hitch # 11383, as a fit for the MazdaSPEED 3. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you and a link to a video showign a typical installation. The hitch comes with the proper ball mount, hitch pin and clip. If you plan on doing some towing, you can...
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  • The RhinoRack roof rack system for your 2010 Mazda 3 4-door sedan, consisting of parts # RRVA118B-2, # RRRLKVA and # DK289, uses clamp assemblies (part # RRRLKVA) that do grab onto the door jambs on the vehicle. This component also includes locks to secure the rack to your roof. Optional locking end caps are offered for the Vortex Aero crossbars, part # RRVA-LEC4, to secure cargo carriers and other accessories to your crossbars. Before loading anything on your roof rack...
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  • Take a look at Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24816. If you look at the link to the instructions I have provided, you will see that it includes the Speed 3 models. Draw-Tite also lists this hitch as a fit for Grand Touring models. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation. Since you will be using the hitch for a bike rack, you will need to make sure the bike rack you have or choose is compatible with a Class I trailer hitch. With a Class I trailer hitch,...
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  • There are trunk mount carriers that will fit the 2010 Mazda 3, 5-door hatchback with the spoiler. Because you do not want to put stress on that spoiler I recommend the Hollywood Racks Over-The-Top rack # HRF2-3. This rack was built with an additional upper arm piece that moves the top straps up and over that spoiler so no weight is put on it (since the spoiler is not meant to support weight). I have included a link to a video that shows how it works. If you will be carrying...
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  • You can install a trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver on your 2012 Mazda 3i Touring Hatchback. The trailer hitch that I would recommend for you would be the Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch, # 24843. This hitch was designed for the hatchback models of the 2012 Mazda 3 and gives you the same weight capacities as the other hitch options at the most economical price. I have attached the installation instructions for you to check out. For a bike rack, I would recommend the...
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  • When you are choosing a hitch, it makes no difference if your Mazda 3 has incandescent or LED taillights as the taillight assemblies have no bearing on the fit of the hitch. The Hidden Hitch Class I receiver you referenced, part # 60258 will fit regardless of which taillights your vehicle uses. I would recommend this hitch if you might use the vehicle to tow at some time in the future, because it includes the draw bar. If you are only planning on using the hitch as an attachment...
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  • In addition to the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack, # 59833, there are 3 other roof rack systems that will fit your 2011 Mazda 3 five door. All 3 systems have longer crossbars than those included with the Rola system. I will go over all 3 systems and what parts are needed for each. First, we have a Yakima system. For this rack, you will need 3 parts: LandingPad 11 for Yakima Control Towers, # Y00233 Yakima Control Towers - Roof Rack Feet (QTY 4), # Y00214 Round 48 Inch CrossBars...
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  • The Yakima KingJoe Pro 3, # Y02625, is a fit for your 2010 Mazda 3, 4-Door. The feet and strap buckles that contact the trunk are covered with premium padding which will protect the vehicle paint from scratches. Yakima racks have been rated for and tested on the 2010 Mazda 3, 4-Door by Yakima to ensure they fit properly and safely. Make sure that, prior to mounting the bike rack to the vehicle, the surfaces on the car and rack are clean and free of debris to prevent any road...
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  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24843 happens to fit the 2013 Mazda 3 hatchback with or without LED lights so you can use it. If you have a sedan then use hitch # 24842. It will also fit sedan models with or without LED tail lights. Both of the hitches mentioned are Class I trailer hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers. This means that you will need a Class I compatible bike rack and you can carry up to 2 bikes maximum. For a bike rack I recommend the Swagman Trailhead, # S63360....
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