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Mazda CX-9 Accessories

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  • 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: 11
    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.
  • 16ue16ue Posts: 6
    I came across this site www.mgtmotorsports.com and they sell a full line of Gentex mirrors, which seem to be identical to those available as Mazda parts. It includes ones with homelink as well as the one with the backup camera. I was actually shopping for a mounting mechanism for my wireless park-asist system and this website also sells a mounting bracket that will fit any Gentex mirrors.

    By the way, if anyone has the homelink mirror option, that unit uses 3 wires: a switched +12v (which also powers the meters controlled by a10A fuse), a direct 12v (which also powers the interior controlled by a 15A fuse), and a ground wire. You can therefore tap power for gadgets such as radar detectors.
  • cericceric Posts: 1,093
    Hi, All:
    You may find useful installation guides here (including the auto-dimming mirrors)
    http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?t=123669277
    The Gentex mirror is becoming widely used by many automakers.
    The one on Prius is obviously from Gentex as well.
    However, each model will need a different installation kit depending on things like
    rainsensing, etc.
    Yes, two power lines are needed. The auto-dimming needs the 12V ignition. The homelink needs the constant 12V (works even when the ignition is off).
  • pulleydogpulleydog Posts: 61
    Just an FYI - I purchased both the interior Homelink mirror and the external mirrors with turn indicators from mazdaparts.org and each came with detailed Installation Instructions. I would be surprised if the Fog Light Kit didn't include instructions. Whether they are easy to install or not, is another question.
  • caliche67caliche67 Posts: 27
    How do you install the Homelink? I see no wires on these.
  • cericceric Posts: 1,093
    See the link below to access the PDF installation guides from Mazda.
    http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?t=123669277
    A Homelink/Autodimming mirror has three wires to connnect.
    - ground - connect to body frame
    - +12 ignition (switch on for power) - for autodimming
    - +12 constant (always on) - for homelink
  • sellstar1sellstar1 Posts: 19
    Has anybody found an aftermarket replacement for the CX 9 Sirius Radio? I looked at mazdaparts.org and found it for $320 or so but that is still way beyond what the market brings for "normal" Sirius installed radios.

    I'm in my "don't travel much" season right now but want to be able to install prior to hitting the road again in the fall. Any input would be helpful.

    thanks for the info on the cargo mats and mazdaparts!

    My 2007 has about 21K miles on it now and running beautifully.
  • My cargo cover is very difficult to pull out and when I do it is all wrinkly especially where it flares out to conform to the shape of cargo area...in the back when fully extended. It has stress creases on both sides. Being that the material seems to be a heavy type of paper rather than vinyl, I know at some point it is going to rip.

    The dealership has replaced one and the second one is the same. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

    Thanks!!
  • rdawgrdawg Posts: 15
    I just installed a Curt hitch on my CX-9 for a hitch bike rack. It bolted on really easy, I put the bike rack on, but when I folded the arms out the rack arm bracket just barely clears the Mazda emblem on the hatch. Phew! I added a rubber pad between the rack the the hatch, just in case, there's about an inch of clearance. I even slid the hitch as far forward as the mounting holes would let me when I installed the it.

    I have used the rack a couple of times and it has not hit the door. Just an fyi incase anyone else installs one.
  • MY OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT INCLUDES THE ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS ($125), BUT IT ONLY INCLUDED MATS FOR THE FRONT AND 2ND SEATS. NOTHING FOR THE 3RD ROW. I NOTICE IN THE MAZDA ACCESSORIES THEY ALSO INCLUDE MATS FOR THE 3RD ROW. SHOULD I HAVE RECEIVED 3RD ROW MATS. PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES............THANKS
  • badselfbadself Posts: 39
    If you got the second row, you should have gotten the third, also.
  • cericceric Posts: 1,093
    badself is correct.
    Look at this: http://www.mazdaparts.org/inac6.html
    The front set consists of two, the rear set consists of four. You should go to your dealer and ask for the other two for the 3rd row.

    BTW, that website has the lowest price (including shipping) if you intend to buy other accessories. Some other site might have better price, but if you factor in the shipping, it usually comes out a better deal.
  • I'm expecting to receive new CX9 2008 in 2-3 weeks time. Mazda in my country does not include the Power Side Mirrors. So, anybody can help where I can buy the whole set of side power mirror with heated or non heated including installation manual if possible.
    Thank you
  • Do you know what I would need to carry two kids' bikes (16" wheel size, I think) -- should I get the tow hitch installed when choosing options? Thanks!
  • lmaddielmaddie Posts: 4
    I have just purchased a 2008 CX9 Touring with the Bose 6 CD changer. I was concerned about my wifes MP3 (Zen) player working with the radio. We brought it with us and it worked fine. You can control the volume on the steering wheel but not control the MP3 player. In order to control the MP3 player you have to install the iPod Interface Adapter. I got a quote from the dealer for $893.01, $490.00 in labor, $349.20 in parts, misc $25.00 (???) and $28.81 in taxes. There is no way I could justify that. From reading previous post the display bar wouldn't be any better than the display on the iPod itself.

    I just wanted to post to let anyone know that's what it would cost me to get it done and I don't think that it is worth it.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    $490 in labor? This is not a 5 hour job. Clearly, that dealer does not need/want any work.
  • did you ever find a source for vent visors??

    -deb
  • vikefan7vikefan7 Posts: 8
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    So does anyone know, from experience, if the Yakima Low Rider will attach and stay on the factory roof rack for the 2008 CX-9? It looks like Yakima has not tested this application because it's a dealer install or some lame excuse like that. Their suggestion is to get the Control tower and a certain landing pad, but you can only use that without the roof rack. I have not purchased the roof rack yet, but plan on doing so if I can make this work.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is really going to piss me off if I have to go spend $300 to have a rack system. I already have the Q towers and the Low Rider set up for Yakima and I really don't want to go buy yet another tower type.

    Thanks.
  • jcpharmjcpharm Posts: 92
    i have a roof rack (complete with dealer-installed crossbars) in my CX-9 GT AWD. Does anyone have a recommendation on a good cargo box (Yakima, Thule, inno, etc.) that is easy on the budget but is durable and easily attaches to the roof rack? i am not the most DIY-saavy guy so ease-of-installation is important. Just want enough room to carry a few extra things for long trips/vacations. Thanks!
  • howardruhowardru Posts: 155
    This just in....

    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E011000

    Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
    MAZDA / CX-7 2007-2009

    MAZDA / CX-9 2007-2009

    MAZDA / MAZDA3 2004-2009

    MAZDA / MAZDA5 2006-2009

    MAZDA / MAZDA6 2003-2009

    SUBARU / FORESTER 2009

    SUBARU / IMPREZA 2008-2009

    SUBARU / IMPREZA STI 2008-2009

    SUBARU / IMPREZA WRX 2008-2009

    SUBARU / OUTBACK SPORT 2008-2009

    Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: Production Dates:
    THULE / 3068 JAN 01, 2008 - FEB 28, 2009
    THULE / 3069 JAN 01, 2008 - FEB 28, 2009

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E011000
    Summary:
    THULE, INC. IS RECALLING 2,323 OWNER-INSTALLED ROOF-MOUNTED FIT KITS, MODELS 3068 AND 3069, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2008 AND FEBRUARY 28, 2009 THAT ARE USED WITH THULE PODIUM FOOT PACKS, MODELS 460 AND 460R. THESE FIT KITS WERE SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE BOLT(S) USED TO SECURE THE FOOT TO THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED TO A HARDNESS THAT MAY CAUSE THE BOLT(S) TO BE BRITTLE AND POTENTIALLY BREAK UNDER STRESS.
    Consequence:
    THIS MAY RESULT IN THE BOLT(S) SNAPPING OFF DURING USE OR WITHOUT A LOAD. THE UNSECURED RACK AND LOAD CAN THEN COME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING CREATING A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
    Remedy:
    THULE WILL MAIL A RETRO FIT KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THULE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-238-2388.
    Notes:
    THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO THULE AFTERMARKET ROOF MOUNTED LOAD CARRIERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV
  • rabadashrabadash Posts: 11
    You probably won't hear this recommendation from others, but we've been hugely pleased with Kanga's Hurricane carrier. It's a soft but weatherproof carrier, and comes in 11 and 14 cu. ft. models. We've had ours for over ten years and we favour it over the popular rigid products for a number of reasons: It's more aerodynamic, quieter on the highway, load flexible, and when you're not using it, you can just pack it right back into its box, taking up little room in the garage or at destination. The other advantage to it is that the manufacturer provides straps and brackets to allow installation on vehicles with or without roof racks. As our CX-9 and former Pathfinder had roof racks, we just strapped both ends quickly to the cross members and hit the road. Ours also has a folding, semi-rigid base that goes inside of the hurricane, and prevents any possibility of cargo damage to the roof. In short, adaptable, just like the CX-9. Hope this helps.
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