2017~2021 SD card question

erhayes

Contributor
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Mazda CX-5 FWD Touring
I was looking at the 2021 CX-5 Navigation system and it appears that only the top-tier vehicle comes with it. I questioned about getting Nav on the Carbon or Reserve models. The sales lady said, just order a card from ??. Does MAZDA sell thes cards and is it just a Plug & Play insert? Ed
 
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2016.5 CX-5 GT AWD titanium/black 2016 Miata Club ST MT white
Yes, Mazda sells these cards, for a crazy high price of ~$350.

Or you can check out the many threads on this forum on the subject and buy a card from Amazon or Ebay for considerably less, well under $100.
 
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2019 CX-5 GTR
heck let me help further

Navigation card for the U.S, Canada, and Mexico is part number: BHP1 66 EZ1L

The last letter moves through the alphabet as the cards update.

 

erhayes

Contributor
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Mazda CX-5 FWD Touring
I found the Nav card prices varies fro ~ $25 to $300+. That is ludicrous unless there is a quality difference. Ed
 
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2019 Mazda CX-5 GT Reserve
The 2021 CX-5 has the new upgraded infotainment system with the larger display like the new Mazda 3. Perhaps it may need the new SD card the Mazda 3 uses?
 
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2019 CX-5 GTR
I found the Nav card prices varies fro ~ $25 to $300+. That is ludicrous unless there is a quality difference. Ed

No difference. What happens is navigation cards come with the car and are shipped to other regions where the maps don't apply so the card is removed and sold. To the seller the cards are "worthless" so they put them on Ebay for at least ~some money.
 
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2016.5 CX-5 GT AWD titanium/black 2016 Miata Club ST MT white
I purchased my new 2016.5 CX5 with Nav included. I purchased a used 2016 MX5 without Nav but ordered a Nav card from Amazon, ~$80. It worked perfectly, exactly like the system with the factory Nav card in every respect.
 
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W WA
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2020 CX-5 GT
Now that I've figured out how to set a destination in the Nav, I like it OK. The user interface definately has some quirks though and the map data isn't as up to date and complete as Google Maps. For example, there is a major bridge out in Seattle, has been closed since April, yet the Nav still tries to route me over the closed bridge. I do have the latest map update installed.
 
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2019 CX-5 GTR
Just so I understand - if I buy a 2021, I have to be careful because the $50 cards that are out there on Amazon and eBay won't work properly with the new display?

Mark

Correct.
While no one has directly tested this scenario (using 2020 model year cards in a 2021 model year) Mazda does have two different part numbers.

from the knowledge sharing document:

BHP1-66-EZ1NGEN2year of maps 2020
2021 model year with larger screenTD2K-66-EZ1GEN2year of maps 2020

I'd say give it another 1 to 2 months and the 2021 vehcile model year NAV cards will start showing up on the resellers on Amazon and eBay.
 

Davidiot

Ballistic Reentry Vehicle
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2020 CX-5 GT PP
I’m thinking the reason why there are a lot of cheap NAV cards being sold is they have earlier generation maps. Once a new map update is ready, new cards go out with the new maps and they increment the letter at the end.

Dealers now have all the left over inventory to dump, but can’t do it officially, so throw them to eBay. At least, that’s the theory I’ve got.

Explains why you can never find current generation maps for much less than retail — not that you need to, because you can just update the old card as soon as you get it ... and continue to update it for 3 years after.
 
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2019 CX-5 GTR
I’m thinking the reason why there are a lot of cheap NAV cards being sold is they have earlier generation maps. Once a new map update is ready, new cards go out with the new maps and they increment the letter at the end.

Dealers now have all the left over inventory to dump, but can’t do it officially, so throw them to eBay. At least, that’s the theory I’ve got.

Explains why you can never find current generation maps for much less than retail — not that you need to, because you can just update the old card as soon as you get it ... and continue to update it for 3 years after.

Close. You can get current generation maps for a reduced cost because vehicles are purchased in regions where the maps don't match the destination of the vehicle.

Example it could be financially better to buy a vehicle in America and ship it to Brazil. The American maps are "worthless" in Brazil, so the SD card is removed and sold.

The alternative theory is "fell off the back of the truck".
 
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