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    CX-5 Android Auto / Apple CarPlay

    Wouldn't setting up a brand new phone do exactly that? I ran into a minor problem with my multiple email accounts so took the new phone and did a total factory reset on it. Wiped it clean then started the setup again. Worked flawlessly - except the AA.. :cautious:
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    CX-5 Android Auto / Apple CarPlay

    Well, totally dissatisfied with the Mazda factory AA. For my '17 GT is was a dealer retrofit. Seemed to work OK at first but lately Google Maps or Waze crashes the system and restarts every 10-15 seconds. I tried replacing the USB cable with a genuine Samsung cable for my Galaxy S10 and no...
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    Infotainment ver. 74.00.230A

    2017 CX-5 GT and I had the dealer retrofit AA about a year ago. Recently experienced Google Maps (and WAZE) causing the system to reboot every few minutes - Mobile Connection Lost. Ordered a new, official Samsung USB-C cable and it still crashes w/regularity. Had the vehicle serviced...
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    2014 CX-5 Headlight Swap to 2015 LEDs?

    I had a 2015 and don't think they were available w/LED headlights. I got mine with the Technology package which included HID headlights, not LED. I thought the LEDs appeared on the 2016 CX-5 in the US?
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    Mazda6 Discontinued For 2022

    I just noted Buick is no longer selling any sedan model. All SUV/Crossover. Wife and I just attended the Minneapolis Auto Show (held outdoors at the State Fairgrounds). She's a Camry (Hybrid) driver and looking for a new Camry. Don't think I can envision NASCAR racing tall SUVs...
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    Mobile HAM radio CX-5

    I'm primarily interested in the VHF/UHF mobile rigs which would be the VHF 2 meter (~144 MHz) and UHF 70cm (~420 MHz) bands as I could then use the many amateur repeaters to reach out to a wider geographical area. I'm also a local elected official (municipal) and would like to listen in to...
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    Mobile HAM radio CX-5

    I just passed my amateur radio license (HAM Technician class) and am interested in installing a mobile VHF/UHF radio (probably around 50W) in the CX-5. Most mobile units come with detachable faceplates which mean you can mount the radio chassis anywhere. More concerned about the antenna. It...
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    2013~2016 CX-5 Navi Issue

    Problem I have now is when trying to open the Mazda Toolbox app, I get a message saying "Service is unavailable at the moment. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please try again later!" Been that way for the last 2 days.
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    Navigation maps are updated for September

    Well do I feel like an idiot. With being recently retired and most things locked down I'm only taking 1-2 trips per week in my CX-5. Made some in-town runs today, took out the SD card and noticed the little slider tab was in the locked position. Moved it to unlock and now everything works...
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    2013~2016 CX-5 Navi Issue

    Well do I feel like an idiot. With being recently retired and most things locked down I'm only taking 1-2 trips per week in my CX-5. Made some in-town runs today, took out the SD card and noticed the little slider tab was in the locked position. Moved it to unlock and now everything works! Just...
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    Navigation maps are updated for September

    The restaurant industry is highly volatile with many established locations shutting down and new ones popping up, particularly under the COVID turmoil. Not sure how quarterly updates can even keep pace with the changes. Thinking Google Maps would be a far better alternative than the Mazda Nav...
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    Cabin noise reduced in 2020s?

    When I traded up from a 2015 to the 2017 CX-5, it was evident they had worked on noise reduction. Haven't heard what, if any, improvements were made in the 2020. My '17 came off lease last spring so decided to buy it. I looked at the 2020s but the only feature I saw which was an upgrade were...
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    2013~2016 CX-5 Navi Issue

    Posted a similar issue in this thread. Nav SD card not recognized, compass does not work and my Active Driving Display's Traffic Sign Recognition doesn't seem to be functioning.
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    Navigation maps are updated for September

    My 3 year new car subscription expired May of this year but I wound up buying the car when it came off lease. Bit the bullet and purchased a 3 year subscription for the Nav but... Nav system won't load. Validated the SD card on Mazda ToolKit but the compass comes up (and also doesn't work) and...
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    New Mazda map?

    Also have the January 2020 map version but my 3 year subscription expired in May. Not sure it's worth upgrading to every new map - especially since I upgraded to the Android Auto feature but it requires a smart phone connected via USB cable.