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Mazda CX-9 Accessories

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  • If you already have the roof rails (which cost $250 not including installation) you can get the factory crossbars for $72. I had the roof rails installed by the dealer (I think it was $50 to have the dealer install them) since my 2007 CX-9 didn't come with them, and installed the crossbars myself when they finally became available. I think it only took me about 30 minutes to install them.
  • I received mine this week too. It does fit great. For gardeners, I can see where this wouldn't be the best choice - all those little depressions to hold dirt....
    But unlike what some people mentioned in the Review section of the AutoAnything website, I didn't find the material particularly 'stinky' - but I also have it covered up with all of of my stuff - plus the retractable cargo cover is covering the cargo area, so, maybe it's trapping the smell back there.
    Anyway - although it's not as 'grippy' as the one from my Subaru, it's a good buy and would recommend it for anyone wanting to protect the cargo area.
  • FYI,

    I happened to stop in at the MacNeil (WeatherTech products) factory store today in Illinois. They told me that inventory will be available soon for the CX-9 front floor mats, +3 weeks for rear, and probably +9 or so for a cargo mat. Design is done, molds are in progress.

    They showed me a picture of the front mats and they looked terrific - fully molded to the contours of the floor. The fronts will go for ~99.00, don't know about the rest.

    He was also unsure about the cargo mat covering the 3rd seats when down, but he knows they offer others in that configuration, so he was optimistic.

    As I was local, he's going to have front mats shipped to me from the factory in Kansas next week, so I will post a picture when I get them. I'm guessing they should hit their web site next week as well.
  • Would like some feedback on getting a cargo liner for the back. I want a liner to handle my ski accessories (boots, etc..) that are wet, my labs which are also wet 1/2 the time. Something to protect the back. I have seen some full liners but they look either too ugly or like too much trouble unless there was one you could leave in all the time. I want it to fill the space between the 2nd row of seats and the back with the 3rd row of seats tucked away. A rubber mat would also be good. Anybody bought any good 3rd party products out there?
  • Just thought I would share my recent experience with others that might be considering adding some accessories to their CX-9.

    Since my last 4 vehicles had heated Cloth seats, I was bummed to find the CX-9 didn't offer heated seats in the Sport model. So I had my local 'Auto Trim' dealer install the heater for me. It works well - almost too well! Within 10 minutes I have to turn it off because it feels like my butt is on fire.
    The brand they use is Webasto in case anyone is interested;
    http://www.webastoshowroom.com/seatcomfort/

    Also, I had purchased a few accessories, as mentioned in an earlier post, from www.mazdaparts.org - a few of these a installed myself; Splash Guards and Hood Deflector (easy installations on both), but I also purchased the external mirrors with the integrated Turn Signals, and the Auto-Dimming Homelink/Compass Mirror. I originally planned to have a Mazda dealer install these for me. I called 3 different dealerships and received labor quotes between $300 and $350 to install the 3 mirrors. A little high if you ask me....so I even thought about installing these myself to save some cash.

    When I called the Auto Trim shop to make the appointment for the seat heater installation, I happened to mention the External mirrors I had purchased and asked if they could install something like that - they said 'Sure'. Both mirrors came with the Installation Instructions, so that was a plus. When I went to the appointment I also brought the Auto-Dimming mirror with me too and asked if they could install that too. "We sell and install these all the time" was the response.

    It took about 3 1/2 hours for everything to be installed - the Seat Heater taking the longest because they had to remove the seat to install the heater (I only did the driver seat, since this is my 'work' vehicle and I rarely have anyone else in the car with me).

    When it was time to pay the bill, I was pleasantly 'shocked' at the price - $300. That was for everything; parts and labor for the heated seat, and labor to install the 3 mirrors. Now granted, these were installed by a 'non' Mazda dealership, but I felt comfortable that they could do the work just as well as the technicians at Mazda. So although there is a risk to having them do the work, the fact that they also warranty their labor for a year puts my mind at ease. And I saved about $250.

    I wanted to share this in case others wanted to add some of the OEM Accessories but didn't want to get raped on the labor charges by the dealerships. There ARE other options.
  • Wondering whether anybody over there in the US has managed to install a rear DVD with moonroof in the CX-9.

    Here in Australia the CX-9 has just been released so the local knowledge of what can and can't be done is limited. Unfortunatly the upmarket model with leather seats comes with the moonroof as standard, and rear DVD is not offered as an option. A fitter of aftermarket DVD players was telling me that intergrating it with the sunroof would be complicated and expensive and also Mazda requires a CAN Bus adapter so that they can tap into the electronics. Are you aware if one is available or it is even required?

    Prefer the roof mounted DVD, but I guess on the back of seat would be an option, but the CAN Bus would be still an issue.

    Really love everything about the car, but this one issue regarding DVD and moonroof is holding up the purchase.

    Any input would be appreciated.
  • nxs138nxs138 Posts: 481
    I had talked to a local dealer about this, since I had similar concerns if I were to purchase the CX-9. He has done many aftermarket installs with moonroofs (bigger screens, even). Told me something about how Mazda uses these longer bolts for their built-in DVD player which interfers with the moonroof, but aftermarket solutions do not have the issue (I believe some mount brackets to the side of the player). People on other forums have had this done.

    Not sure about the CAN Bus. Sounds like you might have to talk to a few more dealers, or other shops. I know for a fact that certain headrest DVD players are sold for the CX-9, with matching color for the black or sand leather, so obviously they must have figured this one out (see here for example)
  • kj123kj123 Posts: 11
    I am considering adding the factory ipod module. For those who have it, can you comment on to how it sounds? I have one in my bmw and it sounds pretty bad, plenty of static.
  • Are you sure that you don't already have IPOD capabilities? I have the Sport model and it was already wired for IPOD use. The input jack is in the center console. After connecting your IPOD, you have to choose the Auxiliary mode on the radio.

    I do have the Moonroof and Bose Audio Package on my vehicle but I don't think that is the reason why mine was IPOD-ready. Either way, I'm glad I have it. I like being able to put my IPOD inside the console hidden with the wire and the sound is excellent!
  • kj123kj123 Posts: 11
    I have the aux input in the center console. I want to have active control through the steering wheel. My bemer adapter allows for use of the steering wheel buttons and shows the track name on the radio, but does get some interference likely due to poor installation (did it myself)
  • I would love to have this capability. Why manufacturers are still putting CD players in cars is beyond me! :)
    Anyone have the $150 add-on from Mazda? The parts guy has no idea how it works!
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    I have used it and it leaves a lot to be desired. The display only gives you playlist/folder/track numbers, there is no text. While you can bump between tracks with the steering wheel controls, charge your iPod and the sound quality is good, you lose 95% of the user interface.
  • Is it possible to add the system? Is the car wired for it just needing the mirrors and black box(s). Thanks
  • I'm still waiting to receive my CX-9 GT, :D but already started searching accessories. :shades:

    Has anyone done any research on the invisible bra? I know 3M makes them, but I've found other sellers on ebay and the costs are all over the place.

    I'm also interested in the MP3 adapters. I had asked the dealership to install the iPod converter, but then remembered my son has a Zune, so the cost doubled. I found connector kits that hook into the main port (of both the zune and ipod, then into the Aux and into the power output. Any experience with these? :confuse:

    What about vent visors? The moon roof is not in stock because my dealer said Mazda is switching manufacturers and the door visors are not even produced. Has anyone found sources for these?

    Thanks for all your help and advice.
  • cericceric Posts: 1,093
    Thanks for posting the site
    mazdaparts.org
    Very good price for Mazda accessories.
    Also, free shipping (>$100) and no tax for my state(CA).
    Can't beat that!

    Does any one know what the accessory, "Rear Finisher", do?
    From photo, I can't really tell. Any comments?
  • vinsuzvinsuz Posts: 10
    Someone posted previously that the rear finisher is the chrome accent below the Mazda emblem; it is standard on the GT.
  • Very good to know - I guess the AUX port it is....
  • cericceric Posts: 1,093
    Thanks.
    I figured this out last night thru google. What confused me was the part about "color-matched"...

    The accessory booklet should clearly state which models any accessory applies to.
  • I have the touring AWD and am contemplating about installing the fog lights on my own. I think its a plug and play scenario since the vehicle has the slot to install them into. Can anyone shed some insight into what this project involves or installation instructions? :shades:
  • 16ue16ue Posts: 6
    I am also interested in knowing how to do that even though I have the GT with fog lights. I am adding protective films to the lights, both front and rear and including the fog lights. For the front, they are for protection as I had cracked fog lights on all my other cars including a BMW 528 and an ML 320 with the sport spoiler. The protective films are from lamin-x and they have exact cut-outs for CX-9. I have already put on the rear lamp assembly and I chose the smoke version to darken it and hid some of the chrome. From the back, my CX-9 definitely looks more sporty and less chrome-y (if there is such a word). For the fog lights, I ordered the yellow tint but I need to get to the whole lens in order to properly install the film so I would like to get some installation as well as de-installation instructions.
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