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

When I plug my MP3 into the aux port in the center console, I only get a single channel. I have changed cords and I either get one channel or the other depending on the cord. Does anyone know why or do I need to purchase a certain cord to satify the aux input port?


  • thefreysthefreys Posts: 5
    I recently purchased a Mazda cx-9 with a factory DVD system. I am unable to play my ipod thru the radio and do not know why. Can anyone help? It tells me to run it thru the radios auxiallary, but it looks like the DVD system won't allow me to.


  • tstormytstormy Posts: 6
    I don't have the DVD system but the bose/moon roof option but I had a similar problem.

    I noticed the sound weak and then figured out the sub-woofer was not working. Then found the sub was unplugged. I had to take the back floor panel out (easy) and plugged the sub in. Plugging the sub in enabled the AUX jack to work.
  • srinaldisrinaldi Posts: 22
    What did you use to plug the Ipod into the auxillary jack? Is there a Mazda patch cable? I just bought our 07 Grand Touring and would like to use my Ipod.
  • thefreysthefreys Posts: 5
    I purchased from Apple a mini stereo cable. One end plugs into the Ipod and the other in the Auxillary jack in the middle consol between the driver and passenger. You are supposed be able to run it thru the Auxillary function of the car stereo. Hopefully you have better luck than me. My fear is that the DVD system in my car is using the Auxillary port and won't allow my ipod to work!
  • srinaldisrinaldi Posts: 22
    How much was the cable through Apple? Does it just plug into the headphone port on the Ipod? If so, there is a vendor on Ebay selling them for $6.99 shipped. He appears to have very good feedback and sold tons of them.
  • thefreysthefreys Posts: 5
    I purchased mine at an APPLE store for $19.99 plus tax. But as i mentioned in my original inquiry, it doesn't work.
  • jamueljamuel Posts: 7
    I just bought a CX-9 with the navigation system, Sirius satellite radio, and Moonroof w/Bose audio package. The first thing I did was to plug in my ipod to the auxiliary audio input jack and guess what? IT DOESN'T WORK! The dealership contacted Mazda's support desk and they were told that the auxiliary input will not work with the navigation system.

    Looking closely in the console area where the input jack is located there is a sticker that says: "Due to the installation of Satellite radio on this vehicle, the Auxiliary jack is disabled. To activate the auxiliary jack, part number TD13-79-CFZ (switching box) can be installed. Please see your Mazda dealer for further information”. OK, so I go back to the dealership and they say they can order the part and install it for around $175.00 but cannot guarantee it will work because Mazda tech support says it won’t.

    Is there anyone who has been able to get the auxiliary input to work along with the navigation/satellite radio options?
  • Hi, picked up my CX-9 on Wednesday (March 7) I have exactly the same options you have. When they installed my Sirius system, they put in the switching box because they knew I wanted the iPod hookup and it works fine. They didn't charge me $175 either. What doesn't work is my am/fm reception because the antenna was disconnected by accident. When my plates come in they'll fix that.

    Hope that helps

  • jamueljamuel Posts: 7
    Hey Paul,
    Thanks for the info. Because you said it worked I ordered one and had it installed yesterday (03/16/07). It works great. Doesn't play video but does play my music. :shades:

    I'm wondering if the iPod module would now work? The switch box is great but if the module worked it would charge the ipod as well as play it. And I would bet it would display the ipod info on the nav screen.

    If anyone tries it let me know.
  • Did you finally get your iPod to work? If so, how dod you do that?
  • jamueljamuel Posts: 7
    Yes I got my iPod to work.

    Take a look at the first post of this thread. I had the switch box installed by my local dealer.
  • So this is my understanding; please correct me if I'm wrong.
    If you have nav and sat radio, the aux jack only works if you install switch box. If you install switch box, can you also install iPod integration module? The integration module would allow you to control iPod through steering wheel controls and would also charge the iPod.
  • jamueljamuel Posts: 7
    All I can say is that with the switch box my ipod works along with the nav/sat. I don't know if the module will work. I don't have it installed. I was asking if anyone has tried it yet.
  • lwolf99lwolf99 Posts: 80
    Hello. Looking for a little iPod info...

    We recently looked at a Mazda CX9. Salesman said there was a mini-jack connection between the driver and passenger seat to connect my iPod. It seemed to work okay, but I was hoping that, in a new $40,000 vehicle, that I would be able to connect to the 30-pin connection at the bottom of my iPod - so that it could be charged, and I was also hoping that that I could use the audio controls in the vehicle to skip between sounds (instead of having to mess with my iPod while driving).

    The salesman said there was no option for this. But today I received the CX9 brochure that I ordered from the Mazda website, and it has a sectiom that talks about an Apple iPod Integration Module. It shows an iPod with a cable being connected to the 30-pin interface.

    Does anyone have this feature? Is it a factory option? Dealer add-on? Can you use the steering wheel controls to skip thru songs?

    Any info that anyoen can suplpy would be appreciated. Thanks!
  • imamgimamg Posts: 136
    We now have them available at the dealerships... haven't installed one on the cx-9 yet... but have done so on the mx5/miata... they work great...

    "Switching box - Required
    when auxilary console input
    and iPod Integration Module,
    PhatNoise or SIRIUS are
  • lwolf99lwolf99 Posts: 80

    Thanks. Just so I am clear...with the iPod Integration module, are you able to beform some basic functions, like skip to the next song, from the controls on the radio and/or steering while?
  • unixxusunixxus Posts: 97
    According to this article from apple you should be able to perform functions like song selection, shuffle etc using the car's controls.
  • carlitos92carlitos92 Posts: 458
    The short answer is yes. Read the CX-7 iPod thread: a few people have installed the OEM box and posted there, myself included. Not the same car, but the same module.

  • boardsboards Posts: 1

    Does anyone know if it is possible to unlock access to non North American region codes (eg. Play discs that aren't region 1). We have just moved to the US from the UK and my son's favorite DVDs are encoded for the UK.

    Failing knowing how to unlock the DVD regions, does anyone know the OEM manufacturer / model of the DVD unit?
  • nxs138nxs138 Posts: 481
    A tech might be able to able to do a software change. Otherwise, it might be cheaper to re-burn your DVDs with a program that can change/remove the lock.
  • jamueljamuel Posts: 7
    Every time I use the steering wheel controls to adjust the radio it beeps to confirm the change. After 3 months of constantly changing the volume or station I'm about ready to find the engineer that thought this was a good idea and tell him to shove his beeper where the sun don't shine. Seriously, this is driving me crazy! Does anyone know how to turn this beeping beeper off?
  • imamgimamg Posts: 136
    I've the nav system like you...and it gets (got) on my nerves too... what you do is go thru the "display" system controls on screen... to turn the beep off...
  • jamueljamuel Posts: 7
    Thanks, that works!

    I had already turned of the beep on the nav system but never knew how to do it with the audio system. YOU JUST MADE MY DAY :)
  • imamgimamg Posts: 136
    whoo whoooo.... Like I said before... Mazda's bringin Cx (y) back ... yeah... enjoy y our car...and your weekend... !
  • I haven't found any information on the website whether their CD player can play MP3 CDs or not. I know it has a separate IPOD jack, but I want to know if I burn MP3s on a CD, can I play it in the car or not. I asked the salesman and he did not know either. The brochure does not specify explicitly.

    Some current owners, please comment.

    I'm looking for the one in Sport model, but welcome responses with a 6-CD changer or other premium audio options as well.
  • todostodos Posts: 13
    yes it does. I confirmed this last week when I burned several mp3's to CD's went to my CX9 and it played without a problem. My vehicle is a touring, 3 weeks old
  • imamgimamg Posts: 136
    If you haven't already... download the owners manual pdf... it's much easier to get around... it explains everything about using mp3 cd's... file management..etc...
  • Thanks to both the responses so far.

    I cannot find the owner's manual on their website so far. I found the Complete Features and Specs page, but that has only the following information:

    AM/FM Radio with CD and 6 speaker sound system

    AM/FM radio with CD changer and 10 speaker Bose® sound system with Centerpoint® and surround sound
    AM/FM Radio with CD changer, 11 speaker Bose sound system, 9" DVD rear seat entertainment system with
    Centerpoint and 5.1 surround sound

    Dealer Installed Accessory:
    In dash 6-disc CDMP/3 changer (modular audio)

    Let me know if you find the user's manual. I will continue searching on google/yahoo to see if I can find some external link there.

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