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Mazda CX-9 Rear Entertainment System

i have an cx 9 imported to holland and now i can not use the dvd system because this has a usa coutry code
this can be changed but i cant find the code
can someone help me?


  • howardruhowardru Posts: 155
    Region codes on DVD ROMS are programmed into the firmware on the DVD ROM reader. Not sure this can be done from the diagnostic control panel up front.

    Your other option is to create region-free DVDs of the movies that your passengers want to watch. You are already half-way there with your PC. Buy a double layer DVD burner if you don't have one already. Easiest method is to RIP them to disk with software like ANYDVD from Slysoft. Then burn them to Double layer discs using several progams on the market to create region free versions.

    If you don't mind video compression a bit to save cost, use DVD RW discs and you can keep using the same disc over and over.
  • in the menu of de dvd player there is a menu to change de region code but i need a 4 digit code to do this
  • cericceric Posts: 1,092
    Send an e-mail to They might be able to help with your special case.
    I have sent them a couple of emails in the past. They had been very friendly and informative. It takes a couple of days for them to get back to you by e-mails.
  • i will try that aswell thank you
  • Can anyone suggest an economical replacement for the Bose entertainment system DVD player remote control and wireless headsets. I went to the dealer and they want $183 for the remote and $205 each for the headsets. I can see why the headsets might cost that much, but $183 for a remote? I purchased a GE universal remote, but it didn't work.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    I don't know of any other remote for that system (I tried a couple myself) but I can tell you that the headsets from the dockable DVD player will work on the fixed mount Panasonic system. Just ask your dealer for part number 0000-8F-N16 (~$43)
  • cericceric Posts: 1,092
    Please try
    for best OE prices.
    Your local Mazda dealer can't wait to charge you an arm and a leg.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    What if his local dealer is Med Center Mazda? ;)
  • cericceric Posts: 1,092
    Good point, but what is the chance? 1/425?
  • matt999matt999 Posts: 1
    Hi Silvervtr, I have the same issue: I have relocated from Europe (Holland) to the US and have bought a CX9, and now want to play our collection of European DVD's. Have you already been able to set you DVD system to region free? If so, can you share how? Thanks
  • jaco3jaco3 Posts: 1
    Did you also have navigation? Were you able to find a compatible navigation system for the CX9 in Europe? Does anyone if there is such an option?
  • has anyone had any luck with purchasing a remote control for the Bose DVD player in a Mazda CX9? The dealership is soooooooooooooo expensive. I am just trying to see if there is another option.

    Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

  • has anyone had any luck with purchasing a remote control for the Bose DVD player in a Mazda CX9? The dealership is soooooooooooooo expensive. I am just trying to see if there is another option.

    Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
  • cericceric Posts: 1,092
    Watch the eBay.
    Occasionally one will pop up.
  • nord911nord911 Posts: 1
    The flip down LCD screen for the DVD player stopped working, but the audio part of the system works fine. I opened the system up and found a 4 inch eletric ribbon that powers up the LCD screen form the main component had a tear in it. My local Mazda dealer said they only do an exchange with the DVD system for $450, they don't have parts for them. I would say this is mybe a $5 part. On the back of the unit is a lable with a Mazda part number, but also states that it is manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Co. I have got no where with Mitisubishi, you can't even talk to a human and nobody returns your emails. Has anybody had a similar problem.
  • ravicheraviche Posts: 1
    Hi, did you find the remote control??? I also will need one, I look all around my car but it's missing. Please if anybody knows any tips for a cheaper remote please let me know.
  • catxnjcatxnj Posts: 5
    I had the EXACT same problem happen to me this week.
    PART # z38 FPC-MONI NAN241L872

    I am going to go to a computer store and see if I can have the guys work on it or give me a duplicate. Some of this electrical metal strips are like power cords and many are alike.

    If you find some help with MAZDA please let me know. :sick:
  • heartchheartch Posts: 1
    edited November 2010
    Does anyone know the item number for the remote control? We bought a used vehicle which did not have a dvd remoted and I'm trying to see if I can order directly from Bose; they need an item number. And if there is any other remotes we can use instead that works, please let us know. The dealership is really expensive! Thanks.
  • I bought a 2008 CX-9 Grand Touring with Navigation and RSES. As I had read on these forums I did not expect the AUX input to work since the car had RSES. But to my surprise when I press the MEDIA button it switches between RSES and AUX.

    I thought a switch was need to make it work but this appears to be factory functionality.

    Do I have a later date model when Mazda had resolved this issue? In any case, I am glad it works!
  • pck19pck19 Posts: 2
    I bought a cx-9 with a nav and rses also. However, I cannot figure out how to use the rses with audio (without headset) for the kids in the back and listen to the radio myself in the front. Does the CX-9 have the ability for this or am I stuck listening to what the kids are watching. I have 3 kids and they cannot share one head set, nor will I shell out additional money for more. Thanks for your help. My manual does not indicate how to do this.
  • pck19pck19 Posts: 2
    I just bought a 2008 grand touring CX-9 with a DVD/NAV.
    While my children are watching a movie in the back, is there any possible way for me to allow them to listen to the DVD in the back speakers while I listen to the radio in the front speakers. I know this is allowable with the headset on. However, I have 3 boys and only one headset. Therefore, I am only able to use the speakers.
  • I don't think the MAZDA CX9 has this feature as far as I know.
  • agbiggsagbiggs Posts: 19
    If you go with an aftermarket DVD I think you can do this. I put in an Alpine unit (around $500, plus maybe $200 installation) and I think it can run independently of the stereo. Overall, glad I did this rather than go with the original equipment DVD.
  • pittguypittguy Posts: 1
    edited February 2011
    We're looking at a 2011 GT-AWD with factory moonroof + NAV, but also want RSES.

    Has anyone had experience with aftermarket headrest DVD-monitor set-ups for the CX-9? I've seen a few different types, including an Audiovox, but am wondering about performance & reliabilty.
  • I was just quoted $1600 for a rear system, two DVD and wireless...BUT I haveseen sets with the DVD PLAYERS already in the headrests for $299...But not wireless, the one guy says they are not a "clean"install; as you have to plug into an outlet and wires running everywhere; I am NOT handy but this is too high; the dealer told me they can get it done for $1800; and the one guy said only ONE company can match my black leather and they ONLY sell two seperate DVD players, not one main and a monitor so I have to pay more for that!!!!! I am in Atlanta. Dogdoc :confuse:
  • Do yourself a favor and just get portable dvd player and head rest holder instead. I thought about getting after market dvd player installed as well but lot of places hire people who are not skilled enough and some of them can actually mess up your new car. I bought Panasonic 8.5" portable dvd player that has long play time and headrest player holder for less than $100 together. No tearing your car apart and if something breaks, just buy a new unit which is dirty cheap now days vs taking it back to store to get the unit replaced + installation cost all over again. I can move it to other car if needed as well. So glad I didn't go with after market install.
  • i got some inexpensive headrest dvd players through Amazon and had a professional install it for a grand total of $500 combined. works great although matching the color of the headrest to the upholstery may not be exact. i can live with that since it saves me $500+.
  • jpd33jpd33 Posts: 1
    Hi, I have the same problem with my CX-9 RES. Where you able to find a fix?
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