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Mazda5 Owners Accessories & Modifications

Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,024
Talk about Mazda5 accessories and add-ons here!

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  • mrgarymrgary Posts: 33
    Any one know about getting windows tinted?
    I live in Pa so they can't be too dark.
  • coastercoaster Posts: 46
    I am very interested in purchasing a 5 and asked my salesman about accessories. His answer was that the accessory list for the 5 hasn't been issued yet "but it should be the same as the 3". I would like to have the auto-dimming rear view mirror with home link which is available on some 3 models but not avaiable on those models with rain sensing wipers. The fact that Mazda is selling the cars without issuing an accessory list is very aggravating.
  • robyneilrobyneil Posts: 26
    Same here. I went to the dealer and they didn't even have a cargo net in stock. They don't even know about the cargo cover accessory part #ICC because it didn't show in their computer.

    But I did find this site in Japanese, but easy to use, where you can tune your Mazda 5, etc... with different accessories. Check it out at:

    http://www.w-tune.com/

    You can print out the parts list at the end of the tuning (just try one of the buttons on the top). The roof rack for the Mazda 5 is part #EHOR for example.

    Unfortunately, you can't get them here in North America as far as I know. I'm interested in the Mazda 5 Thule roof rack, but couldn't find the same roof rack in Thule's web site. Thule doesn't even have any fittings for the Mazda 5 yet. I think it's a special roof rack made specifically by Thule for the Mazda 5. My closest lead is that it looks like the roof carrier for other Mazda vehicles from the Mazda UK site:

    http://www.mazda.co.uk/buy/accessories/Accessories_Lifestyle.pdf

    If you guys have any leads on this, please let me know. I'd appreciate it very much.

    Here's another Mazda 5 accessories list for the UK. I was surprised that sports bumper,etc... in North America are accessories in the UK. But I still want the roof rack...oh well:

    http://www.mazda.co.uk/sycomax/uploadpool/documents_UK/forecourts/brochures/Accessories_Ma- zda5.pdf
  • frank4carsfrank4cars Posts: 98
    I was reading an article that said Mazda rushed this to market because of US gas prices being so high. I'll see if I can find it and post a link here. Apparently we were supposed to get them in August when the advertising and accessory pipeline was full. I have to admit I was surprised to see these at the dealer when I hadn't seen any ads for them.
  • robyneilrobyneil Posts: 26
    We just bought $20 all weather mats from Costco for the first and second row since the black mats get dirty easily. The third row is always folded anyway. Vacuumed the carpet and upholstery today and placed the cheap but great quality all weather mats. We also have 3 plastic folding baskets to put groceries in...from the Total Trolley as seen on tv product. The baskets so far helps the black cargo area stay clean.

    The dealer said we can order the Mazda 5 all weather mats for $48 (their first quote was $89). They couldn't find the retractable cargo cover part #ICC that we were interested in so decided not to order anything from them yet.

    Hopefully they'll have more accessories available this August. Thanks for the explanation.
  • Looking to connect my Ipod to the Mazda5.

    Had no joy with the iTrip as Toronto has overpopulated the airwaves with crap.

    Anyone no the best way to get a line-in on the Mazda 5 or which one of the Denison Ice type products is the best.

    Thanks.
  • I currently use the $25 iTrip, but i find it difficult to use at times and sound quality isn't that great. I've seen the Monster iCriuze in a few stores link title
    Unfortunately it only works on Mazda trucks and it's also expensive. If anyone else has a solution please let us know.

    The other issue I have is with the stock speakers. They aren't quite up to the quality as the stock speakers in our Mazda6. They offer very little mid range sound and mediocre upper end, low end? don't thing so. I don't know what size the speakers are either, I'm guessing 5 1/4, maybe smaller. I do know they need to be replaced, so if anyone has any info or has already replaced them and can offer advice please post.
  • robyneilrobyneil Posts: 26
    I've looked at these 2 sites, but now willing to try it yet without a service manual. One is specifically for the RX-8 but maybe the same with the 5 somewhat if you can find the solder points for left, right, & ground (you then need to order or create your silent CD) and the second site does not have support for the 5 yet.

    http://www.whatsmyip.org/ipodrx8/
    http://www.carplayer.com/whatisit.html

    I'm also looking and will let you know if I find anything else that doesn't use FM modulation. I'm also thinking there's probably a way to hook up something to the "Media" button on the 5's center console. If you guys have some ideas where to find a service manual for the 5, that'll probably help.
  • robyneilrobyneil Posts: 26
    Anybody looking for a moonroof wind deflector, cargo nets, all-weather mats, etc... for the Mazda 5? I found this online site:

    http://www.mazdastuff.com/directory.cfm?CategoryID=247

    I don't know if the site is okay It's about the $4 to $8 over invoice price (see invoice prices at 2006 Mazda MAZDA5 optional equipment at Edmunds). Probably about the same you can get at the dealer if you ask for a discount. My dealer quoted me $48 for all-weather mats, at least there's no shipping cost.
  • Robyneil

    Any luck with the ipod connection.

    I took my 5 into Futureshop (Canadian equiv to Best Buy) They had a look but couldn't figure how to get a look at the back of the stereo. They thought that one of the Dension ICE links will work (I've heard that the Sony model may work) but neither of us wanted to figure out how to get into the stereo.

    I may see if a dealer will install one as it's 3 plugs (L+R audio in) and the 6 CD changer cable.

    Anyone know where they locate the CD changer on the 5 ?

    Will try a few Japanese site to see if they have figured it out.
  • robyneilrobyneil Posts: 26
    Sorry no. I can't find a service manual for the 5 and most likely not until for another year (plus my wife won't let me touch it :cry: ).

    Have you thought about putting in a mini-itx pc in the 5? I know its a bit 007-bond-flick-fantasy, but I thought it's the cheapest way of getting NAV, DVD, Gaming, MP3, ipod interface, Internet/e-mail, bluetooth, front and rear car-cam, pc, and heat-seeking missiles for less than $1000-$1500...(look into your inner geek...sooo beautiful!!!).

    * There's a big glove compartment area for 2 mini-itx pc's even a mini keyboard (if you didn't have NAV)
    * There're are cheap touch screen TFT's for $200-800 (in-dash, on-dash, roof mount) available
    * There are 2 hidden compartment under the 2nd row seats for peripherals and another mini-itx pc
    * There are 2 side cubby holes at the cargo area for more peripherals or a much needed security system for this setup.

    Inspiration:
    http://www.cartft.com
    http://www.mini-box.com

    Back to reality, its more practical to opt for a refurbished fujistu stylistic ST5000 series tablet pc with an otterbox tablet pc case though. You can mount the otterbox to the 5 with an accessory mount:

    http://www.tabletpc2.com/Review-OtterBoxTabletPcCase-Article020105.htm

    This way you can take the tablet pc with you anywhere you go (you won't have to keep checking on your 5 every 15 mins). The problem is I don't know yet where to mount the otterbox in the 5. Sorry for the long spiel. Let me know if you have any other inspirations for the Mach 5 (speed racer...speed racer...goooo!!!) Unforuntately, my wife hates it when I call it the Mach 5 :cry: ).
  • robyneilrobyneil Posts: 26
    mactavish1, here's the alternative but expensive and not as great as a direct connection:

    Order and have the dealer install the cassette module for the 5's face panel see link below:

    Cassette Player and Trim Panel 2006 Mazda 5

    Then get an iPod cassette type car kit like this one:

    iPod cassette car kit

    It's still expensive, but better than FM modulation type car kits. I think this will set you off around $250. I contacted the folks from www.mp3yourcar.com to see if their iPod cd changer interface is compatible with the 5. I'll let you know.
  • nola1nola1 Posts: 18
    Has anyone got the satellite radio? I was told they don't have it yet.
  • robyneilrobyneil Posts: 26
    I think we can now get more parts from dealers. I haven't inquired locally though. Compared to last week, more sites are now offering Mazda 5 parts. Here are some web sites now selling Mazda 5 parts (still looking for roof racks):

    finishlineperformance.com

    mazda-accessories.com (UK) (I already sent an inquiry to buy the Dual Area Load Liner if they can send parts to the US...will let you know)

    mazdastuff.com
  • robyneilrobyneil Posts: 26
    Maybe you can inquire SAT on this site:

    http://mazda.autowebaccessories.com/store/mazda3-sirius-satellite-receiver-prod295_643_817- 4.php

    It's for the Mazda 3 but it might be compatible with the M5.
  • One of the accessories now readily available online is the mudguards for the front wheel wells. They take only a few minutes to mount, and they look terrific. See http://pagetuner.com/mazda5/mudguards.html.
  • bjerrybjerry Posts: 59
    The mudguards look terrific. What about on the rear? I've seen those, and wondered if they're worth it.
  • han2han2 Posts: 11
    I live in the city and with second baby coming, nothing really fits my bill until I saw 5, it is just a great idea, other car makers ought to think the same way as MAZDA did...
    they did pack pretty impressive list of cool stuff with a smallish price tag, this baby is full of airbags and beautiful 17 inch wheel, other vans all got the smallish tires...but I do wish they have more choices on their option lists, and I checked MAZDA 5 models in other countries, boy, the US customers are getting short changed, maybe somebody is true when he heard they tried to rush them to US market simply because of the sky high gas price, they didn't have confidence US consumers would like it...they were wrong. Not all of us like driving Ford Expeditions..anyway, the oversea models got storage bin at map light area, they have DVD system on the ceiling for kids (German model), they have standard roof rack on almost all Euro models, the Asian and Euro model also have this Karakuri system, a small seat in between the second row, as matter of fact, the Hong Kong model says "6+ ?", an exta baby seat? it could convert to an arm rest with cup holder, that is nice, they actually have smaller engine (better GPM) hauling more people? what the heck? They forgot all these nice things when they rush 5 to US??? where is my roof rack? or even leather seat option, or auto driver seat position auto adjustment, at least offer them as the option......I bet they will do it next year, expand the list, so they look like they did something new.....
  • bobw3bobw3 Posts: 2,997
    It's just the markets. The Mazda MPV is going away because it's too small for families. I think if the Mazda5 sales get really strong, then this type of car may get more options and other manufactures might follow the 5; however, if sales aren't great, then this car will go the way of the Colt Vista.
  • perfectofcperfectofc Posts: 155
    The MPV is not going away.

    I also think that Mazda made a big mistake not bringing the Euro roof rails to North America, at least as an option. They are dead sexy. :)
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