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



  • crikeycrikey Posts: 1,041
    I have to agree that the Type A audio system is not bad. I had a Bose System in my previous Infiniti FX35 and while it was better, the Mazda base audio system is not too shabby. The only issue with swapping out the base audio system for an aftermarket audio system is the INFO button. I like toggling the information that it provides and not being able to have that functionality on an aftermarket system would be a big issue for me.
  • davichodavicho Posts: 190
    Crikey, that is exactly the reason I would never swap to an aftermarket head unit. On a separate note, I am waiting to come up with a little extra money and swap out the stock speakers with a set of aftermarket name brand poly-carbonate dome spekaers. I hear from another website that doing this upgrade is like night and day difference in sound quality from a Type A audio system...thats where my money will go instead of an aftermarket head unit.
  • crikeycrikey Posts: 1,041
    Dude, let me know which speakers you end up with. I realize the Type A has 6 speakers only. The Type B has more speakers. Any chance we can add speakers to where the additional Type B speakers are located?
  • davichodavicho Posts: 190
    Not sure 100% if our Type A CX9s are prewired. My sense is that they are not because I have removed my center stack where the "centerpoint" speaker would go on a Type B equipped CX9, and I did not see any taped wire connector in sight, there was just an empty hole where the centerpoint speaker would mount to... and I am definately not about to check on the third row pillar speakers because according to my Mazda Shop Manual the entire third row (among lots of other things) needs to be completely removed to access that area. So with that in mind the only speakers I will be updating will be the ones on the doors (4), the two dash tweeters seems to do a good job IMO.
  • crikeycrikey Posts: 1,041
    That's probably enough to convince me that it isn't prewired. Thanks. Let me know what speakers you end up with and what sizes for each door and the dash.
  • I have a question, how can i disconnect sirus radio for connecting aux imput again, is that a possibility?
  • I've just paired my Mazda with my Nokia E72, and it dials calls via voice control nicely. But, when I try to answer incoming calls, I can pick up the call, but then it drops the it suddenly.
    To answer, I click Answer on the monitor or click a button on the steering wheel. Am I missing something?
  • are you sure it drops? perhaps it just switches to your phone's earpiece and not thru the car. my iphone switches to the phone only (no car) if i answer by touching the phone...if i answer by touchscreen or steering wheel, i can talk thru the mazda.
  • fantfant Posts: 25
    After updating to iOS 4.2 on my iphone4, I can now use the play/pause/skip fwd/skip rev functions on my cx-9 stereo including steering wheels control to play audio over bluetooth. Track info still doesn't show up on the display but we're getting closer with each update.
  • regudregud Posts: 1
    What year/stereo do you have in your cx-9?

    Would you mind telling how you got this to work? I am wanting to set this up in my wife's 2007 she just got.

  • fantfant Posts: 25
    2010 cx9 with Bose package (not nav) ... I just unpaired and repaired my phone
  • fgardfgard Posts: 1
    as soon as you press the phone button, turn up the volume on your sound system and you should be able to hear the prompts. if not, try saying "setup" and then turn up the volume.
  • I recently bought a 2010 CX-9 with Bose and Nav. I have noticed that when I call my wife on Mazda, I hear this buzzing sound on my phone, while she can hear me fine. Looks like there is some sort of issue with the BT inthe vehicle. Anyone seen this issue?

  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,862
    The buzzing sound may be your phone interfering with the audio system. Try moving your phone away from the dashboard.
  • I purchased a 2010 CX9 with the Audio B system (bose no nav 4.3" screen) and when I bought it the RDS was working; meaning it streamed the name of stations, artist and song. I had to take my car in for a repair and ever since then I can not figure out how to turn the RDS back on? Can someone help me with this? I have read the manual over and over but just can't seem to figure it out.

  • jorges1jorges1 Posts: 6
    I have 2007 CX9 w/Bose, GPS, & BT:
    1. If you have compatible phone, turn on phone & stow; use button on wheel & mic overhead exclusively for incoming & outgoing;
    2. A CD is a CD & will work in 6-disc changer;
    3. iPod & any MP3 player works nicely in jack in center stow compartment.
    Tip: read your Bose, GPS & BT instructions, especially to train BT commands.
  • rmuralirmurali Posts: 10
    I have a 2011 CX-9 and iPhone 3G. I can par phone easily, but can not import contacts. What is the difference between pairing and importing? How do you import? Thanks.
  • bmb1767bmb1767 Posts: 64
    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: 8,609
    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
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