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Mazda CX-9 Audio, iPod, Bluetooth, MP3, AUX questions



  • bmb1767bmb1767 Posts: 63
    You import by using your bluetooth. I did it by following the directions in the owner's manual. I was surprised of how easy it was. I have a Samsun Mesmerize, Galaxy S phone.
  • Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the stock head unit w/ Bose ? I am swapping out the 6 disc changer with BT for a new pioneer head unit with NAV, BT, backup camera, etc. I have all the pieces including the phone button and Bose issues worted out. What I want to find out is which set of wires go to the stock, installed BT microphone that is mounted between the overhead lights.

  • dogdoc1997dogdoc1997 Posts: 32
    So we have the 2010 GT wife's Blackberry sometimes connects and sometimes it does not; sometimes it says "failed to connect" , etc, the dealer has tried to set it twice...I also note that the windows down and moonroof open express on hot days will not work; it did the first week or so,using th fob, the dealer reset it, also the little"black button" on the door handle, when you walk up and its locked, isn't it supposed to unlock the doors if you hold it?

    Love the ride and handling BUT the electrical stuff and programming is not working at 5k miles....annoyed in Atlanta", dogdoc
  • I bought a 2011 CX-9 in February, and overall, I love it. Fun to drive, loaded with cool stuff, thousands less than the competitors. BUT...having lived with it a while, I'm deeply disappointed with the sound quality of the "Bose" system. I'm not a Bose hater...I love the Bose speakers in my Miata. But the system in my CX-9 T is maybe the worst-sounding factory-installed stereo I've ever heard. There's hardly any stereo separation (it almost sounds mono), and very little mid range power.

    But the worst thing: Because of the way Bose engineers its stuff, you can't replace the speakers. I've asked both Mazda and the leading local car audio specialists, and they basically say I have no options, other than replacing and rewriting the entire system, head to speaders. And that would cost thousands. So I'm stuck with.

    Has anyone else been disappointed, or come up with a reasonable replacement? Thanks!
  • circlewcirclew Posts: 8,353
    Agreed. The Bose system is not good at all for the money.

  • When using bluetooth in a 2011 Mazda CX-9 Sport (no navigation screen), does the incoming or outgoing information show on the small radio screen or do I have to use my phone to see the contact name/number of the incoming/outgoing call?
  • dyllon1992dyllon1992 Posts: 1
    edited July 2011
    We just purchased a used 2009 CX-9 with nav and i can plug my ipod nano into the auxiliary jack and it works fine. But i noticed that there is an ipod option on the source menu and i am unable to select it. I wish to navigate through my songs and menus on my ipod from the navigation screen on the dash. I havent found a usb port and would ba happy to hear any remedies for this problem as I found nothing in the manuals mentioning this problem.
  • Love my CX-9 overall (2011 GT AWD). Quick question, though -- while my Blackberry stays synced (bluetooth-wise) with my non-nav system, it seems like every time I want to use my iPod, I need to reconfigure the bluetooth back up to connect it to the stereo via Bluetooth Audio. Any way around this? Any reason why that configuration gets "lost" but my phone doesn't? Thanks1
  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    You just need the Mazda Accessory iPod connection. Factory connector for the audio system, that your iPod/iPhone can be plugged into and then charged & controlled direct from the radio controls.

    Have it installed in my 2011 CX-9, done at the dealer and customized rather than sitting in the glove box the cord & plug were routed into my center console. Works great, and fully integrated. gId=11601&storeId=10051&categoryId=3012200&parent_category_rn=3012199&yearSelect- ed=2011&modelSelected=vc254&modelName=2011+CX-9#3013701
  • did u ever get an answer to this? would like to plug in ipod and control from the car audio and not ipod
  • lwb3lwb3 Posts: 5
    We have a new CX9 Sport. Im able to set up the bluetooth to work with the Handsfree phone part of my Iphone, but not the audio. I only see the phone icon on the display screen and the BT audio function is not there. On my 2010 CX7 and my 2011 Mazda 3, the Bluetooth audio works just great. Any ideas, Ive tried setting it up a couple of times and have had no luck.

    Thanks for your help
  • lwb3lwb3 Posts: 5
    Nope, still waiting. I havent been able to figure it out. From the manual, Im getting the impression that its not available unless you have the higher end system. Seems weird that both of my other Mazdas worked fine and this, the higher end vehicle on their line, doesnt offer it as standard on all models.
  • buddy938buddy938 Posts: 3
    BT audio is not available in Sport but optional on Touring and Grand Touring
  • jontyreesjontyrees Posts: 159
    In the months since you posted this, did you find a solution? We have the same complaints about the Bose system - it's not "horrible", but it's definitley sorely lacking - no separation, muddy, just not very lively. Has anyone had luck just switching out the dash speakers? I'm probably not in the market for a complete replacement, and I'd definitley like to keep the stock head units for the stock look and bluetooth connectivity
  • cubanomxcubanomx Posts: 6
    Hi, I'm upgrading the audio of my CX-9 Sport. Unfortunately, i don't have the BOSE factory audio, so I'm planning to:

    - install a active subwoofer (Kenwood)
    - install a 4 channel amplifier (Pioneer)
    - upgrade all my 6 speakers (2 mid/high at front, 4 speakers at doors)

    Before start, I have some questions:

    - do you know the size of the speakers?
    - do you know where I can find a guide to remove speakers from the doors?
    - do you know if the Sport model Head unit have line out connectors?

    Thanks in advance for any response and I'm wondering if you upgrade any audio item in your cx9.

  • mfsign60mfsign60 Posts: 1
    Hi all,

    I just bought a CX9 and everything works perfect except for my iPhone 4S (iOS vers 5.1.1).
    It connects to the handsfree and audio bluetooth too. But, it doesnt show the data of the playlist, such as name of music, artist, folder... etc.
    Is this fixable? If so, does anyone have any idea how to fix it?
    Any other suggestions?
  • bdub3bdub3 Posts: 3
    mfsign60 -

    I'm a new CX-9 GT owner myself and I noticed the same issue that you reported (No song metadata shows on the stereo display). Did you happen to find any answers since your post on 5/22?

    On a related note, my wife and I both have iPhones (latest OS version). We have both iPhones paired with the CX-9, and we now understand how to switch between them, but the iPhones show up with a name of "UNKNOWN" on the display and it would be nice to name the devices (i.e. Tom's iPhone, Carrie's iPhone). Have you been able to name your iPhone during the pairing process?

    Thank you
  • ak1900ak1900 Posts: 3
    Hi There,

    Just wondering if there is any limit to number of entries in the
    Phone book ? I synced my Android based Samsung phone but not
    all entries are getting loaded into the system. First time it downloaded
    60% of the entries. So I deleted the device and added the device
    again. This time it exited after say 20% entries. I have around 1700
    names in the phone book with multiple phone numbers in each one.
    Is there a limit ?

    Let me know...Thanks in advance..
  • I have a 2007 CX-9 Bose/Navi. It has worked fine until recently. The bluetooth just seems to have disappeared. None of our phones detect any signal. Does anyone know what has happened or what I can do about it? Thanks
  • Has anyone else experienced a problem with the dash speakers on the CX9 working intermittently, They generally work when I first start the CX9 and will often times cut out as I am driving down the road. I have removed both speakers and re-installed them just to make sure the connections were not loose but that has not solved the problem. Would it be something with Amp located in the back, and if so how do I get that amp. The audio sounds great when they work and terrible when they don't.
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