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



  • fantfant Posts: 25
    Looking at purchasing a new 2010 cx9 with bose audio. I have an iphone4. A few questions if anyone knows:

    1) If using BT audio, can the steering wheel controls skip track?
    2) If using BT audio, is audio sent at line level so that the amp in the car can control volume or does the iphone volume control still work? Trying to determine if BT audio is clean as line level

    Otherwise i'm thinking of adding the ipod integration ... its sad that in 2010 mazda doesnt have a usb ipod connection standard ...
  • jorges1jorges1 Posts: 6
    BT in CX9GT is neat. Currently using w/regular dump cellphone. Just have phone 'on' in car & do nothing w/phone. Incoming calls will be announced by BT & you just click on tab on steering wheel to connect. Incoming & outgoing volume adjusted w/radio knob on dash. It's that simple.
    Outgoing calls just as easy after you follow setup procedure for inputting phone 'name' & companion phone 'number'. Volume again controlled by radio knob.
    Hope that helps.
    Excellent feature.
  • fantfant Posts: 25
    What about the BT Audio? is that controlled by the steering wheels?
  • fantfant Posts: 25
    Just got a 2010 cx9 and updated my iphone4 to 4.1 (with supposedly enhanced AVRCP functions) and repaired and while i can stream audio still no play/pause/next track/prev track/ or title information. Do the enhanced functions work for anyone else on any other phone?
  • I have the same issue... It thought the 4.1 update would fix the so called lack of AVRCP functionality... I have to operate the functions through my iphone vs the NAV screen.... Really am disappointed.. Let me know if you find the fix. Thanks!
  • First time Mazda owner! Picked up 2010 Mazda cx9 yesterday. Today the audio doesn't and all sound components do not turn on, including the Bluetooth via the steering wheel. Checked the fuse....suv only has 80 miles on it! My Acura lasted longer! Any ideas before i call the dealer?
  • fantfant Posts: 25
    Its gotta be something simple .... call the dealer
  • Hi - Ended up at the dealer and they have to order a new Front Panel.....if I bang on it the radio and the "HELLO" appear only to have it go quiet the dealer will order a new CHASSIS......
  • fantfant Posts: 25
    With just 80 miles, you can probably just ask for a new car rather than a "fixed" one. There is no reason you should have to wait for a fix when you are within your window of returning the car (which i think most states is 2-3 days?).
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,862
    With just 80 miles, you can probably just ask for a new car rather than a "fixed" one. There is no reason you should have to wait for a fix when you are within your window of returning the car (which i think most states is 2-3 days?).

    Nope - unless the dealer has such a policy, there is not such thing as a return window on a car. Once it's over the curb, you own it.
  • cericceric Posts: 1,092
    Within 3 days, you could return the vehicle and get a refund.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,862
    Within 3 days, you could return the vehicle and get a refund.

    Sorry that's not the case unless the dealer or brand have that sort of offer.
  • cericceric Posts: 1,092
    edited September 2010
    I did more study into this. So here it goes...

    >> California's 3-day right to rescind some contracts does not apply to automobile purchase and lease agreements, but fraud or misrepresentation during the sale negotiations can provide the basis to rescind the contract and get your money back.

    So, neither of us are 100% correct. It is possible to return the vehicle if there was a fraud or misrepresentation in the purchase process. Guess not.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    I don't know of any US state with a "3 day rule" for buying cars. There are ways to unwind deals however. But it's rarely easy.

    What's the cooling off period to back out of my car purchase?
  • mgtcx9mgtcx9 Posts: 1
    I have a 2007 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring with Bluetooth (no navigation or Bose) and I have a 3G iPhone I am trying to pair with it. My iPhone recognizes my Mazda Bluetooth, and I can pair the two, but when I press the "phone" button on my steering wheel, I can't hear anything. The system is supposed to beep and give prompts, but it doesn't. My radio display shows the Bluetooth is connected but all the radio display shows is "Listening" and "Help". Thus, I can't hear any prompts to pair my phone, dial a number, or anything else. Does anyone know what to do in this situation?
  • I have same model but w/nav & Bose. But that shouldn't matter.
    My wife's 'dumb' phone works perfectly. We turn her phone on & stash it. Incoming announced w/beep/alert & I just press button on wheel & chat. For outgoing, I just hit button & do one of two things: 1) quickly announce 'name' & it dials & connects automatically; or 2) if I'm slow, menu prompts kick in & I follow.
    iPhone listed as OK to use on Mazda website. Unsure of 3G.
  • davichodavicho Posts: 190
    Thats because the system is listening to your command. Its not suppose to prompt you of what you would like to do. Press the phone button and once the Listening prompt comes up on your radio start talking. Read you owners manual and it will tell you that that is the way the system suppose to work.
  • cericceric Posts: 1,092
    edited October 2010
    I am with davicho.
    Press the "phone" button. Once the "Listening" prompt shows up, say something like...
    "Call 'wife'"
    "Dial 1-523-123-4567"
    "call' and "dial" do the same thing.
    A short pause after "call" and "dial" does not hurt, either.
  • gusbufgusbuf Posts: 44
    edited October 2010
    Hello everyone. About to turn in our 2008 CX9 for a 2010 GT AWD CX9. Looking at getting the add-on Ipod integration module. I have read that in previous years, this add-on module only allowed for basic ipod integration through the sound system. DOes anyoen know if the new 2010 modules allow for more Ipod function control through the car's radio, i.e. access directly to artists, songs, playlists, etc? Thanks for any and all help/opinions.
  • I also just bought a new 2010 CX-9 and noticed a very high pitch sounds inside the car anytime the engine is running. I did some research and some owners had issues with the AUX setting, something where the audio was searching for a bluetooth conection. Does anyone hear a similar noise? I have taken it to the dealer 3 times, each time they put in a new fuel pump, thinking that was the noise. 1 out of 5 techs can only hear the high pitch sound in the first place, so that's why it's hard to troubleshoot. Sure could use any ideas, thanks.
  • I just did the same. i got a bose factory with 6 disc to upgrade my non-bose single disc player. same problem, volume will not move, all other functions work. i beleive the solution is that the bose equipt vehicles have an amplifier built into the wiring harness of the vehicle. non bose vehicles are missing this. you can purchase the amplifier that connects to the vehicle for $180.00. double check with mada to see if they sell this, i saw one for sale on ebay a few weeks ago.
  • davichodavicho Posts: 190
    I didn't want to hassle with it, so I sold my Bose head unit on eBay a while back. Eventually I may just go the aftermarket route and hook up an amp to my OEM head unit and upgrade the speakers.
  • fantfant Posts: 25
    Yah i have the bose and while i would rather have a usb connection, i'm satisfied with the quality thru bluetooth. Just need to get a good dock that will charge the iphone and allow me to control music easily from it. $400-$500 or whatever they are charging is way to much to add the ipod integration. I bet the 2011 model will have it built in.
  • Just got the 2010 CX9 GT without nav and from what I can tell, there is no way to stream audio through bluetooth? The handsfree phone works great, but the manual says the bluetooth audio only works with the navigation :(

    My husband's 2009 Mazda6 doesn't have Nav and it can stream audio.

  • fantfant Posts: 25
    You don't need nav for BT audio. I have the Bose non-nav and I have BT audio
  • bababooey2010bababooey2010 Posts: 6
    edited October 2010
    Ok thanks - ours still isn't Bose but we will try again to see if it works.
  • crikeycrikey Posts: 1,041
    BT audio is only available on Type B audio systems (Bose with or without Nav). Type A audio systems (non-Bose) do not have BT audio. I have the Type A audio system also and I was convinced that it had BT audio but the manual said otherwise.

    As a consolation, BT audio has been reported to consume more power, thus shortening the battery life of your device. And apparently, BT audio sound quality is not as good as using the Auxiliary input.
  • fantfant Posts: 25
    Sorry to hear about that ... But since you didn't get Bose it will be easier for you to swap out the entire unit with an aftermarket one that has USB which is the best. I didn't want bose but had to get it for moonroof and liftgate
  • davichodavicho Posts: 190
    WOW! Iam amazed at how many people are disatisfied with the Bose system in CX9. I have Type A (non-Bose) and I dont think is horrible but I also think is not the best either. I guess I would have to hear both systems back to back to listen to the difference...anyone here have had both that can chime in and tell us about the difference in sound quality, loudness, etc.????
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