What have you done to your CX-5 today?

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Pueblo county CO
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CX-5 Sport 16.5 6M
Did you put the Kilmat on the metal door skin? Some say to put it on the speaker baffle board.
I found the rear door panel a little tricky to remove but there's a pdf to help.
Is it hard to apply to the rear wheel wells? I guess you pull out the plastic trim there too.
 
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2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD Auto
Yeah, I put kilmat on both the outer door skin as well as the inner one. Not a whole lot but enough for at least 50% coverage. I applied some to the giant piece of plastic secured inside the door too as it was so large, and put some Kilmat on the back of the plastic door trim.

I pulled enough of the wheel well trim back to be able to fit my arm back in there from the trunk side. Pull out those two push style clips in the lower trim where the hatch locks into. Pull the trim up and out. Remove two more of those clips from the side pieces of trim trim, unscrew the top screw on each piece of trim, and remove the bolts that secure those tie down type hooks. The trim pulls back pretty easily from the side of the car. The front of the wheel well was going to be tough to reach so I left it alone.
 
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Pueblo county CO
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CX-5 Sport 16.5 6M
Sounds like plenty to me. I put maybe a half sqft or so on the door skins. I used Dynamst but last week I bought some clone stuff at Autozone for half the money. I can hear the difference but I also removed the hood pad and put numerous pieces there.

I think I might remove the front fender plastic inner liners and treat that area somehow.
 
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2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD Auto
What I’m doing made a great difference in reducing cabin noise. The rear cargo area seemed to make the most noise and that’s very quiet now. Drivers door noticeably quiet. Only bummer is I can tell how loud the floor is now. Going to finish the other three doors first, and then I need a game plan for the floor. That’s going to be a PITA to get to.

interestingly, I don’t think I’ll have to do the roof or the hood. The engine is kind of noisy at low speeds but I can’t hear it at all on the highway. Don’t see a point in doing the hood as my main goal was to reduce cabin noise at higher speeds.
 
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Pueblo county CO
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CX-5 Sport 16.5 6M
I agree about the cabin noise. I will consider noise when I get new tires.
I think I read somewhere you could add an extra bottom door seal to help.
 
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13' CX-5 and 16' Mazda6 both Touring w/Tech/Bose
I applied some Kilmat to the drivers side door and replaced the OEM speaker there with an aftermarket Rockford Fosgate. I added some denim insulation between the plastic door trim and the inner door metal. I didn’t have time to do the remaining doors so I added Kilmat to the rear hatch, the spare tire well, and over the rear wheel wells. I added denim insulation to the rear hatch too for good measure (between the plastic trim and the inner metal).

I’ll get the passenger door and rear doors done in the same manner (Kilmat, denim insulation, new speakers) when I have some more time. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s commute to see what kind of difference I made.
Oh shoot I also used denim insulation but with foil backing (from HD). The front door speakers are woofers.....you changed just the front door woofer?
 
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2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD Auto
Yeah, just the drivers side woofer. I have the other three for the remaining doors but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Insulating and installing the new speaker took about 2 hrs on the drivers door.

I have a 8” Rockville slim subwoofer on its way from Amazon. I’ll install that under the passenger seat when I have a chance. It has high level inputs so I can splice off the wiring harness behind the stock head unit.
 
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Pueblo county CO
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CX-5 Sport 16.5 6M
I removed the rear seat bottom cushion and applied some 'Boom Mat' to parts of the sheet metal under the carpet. It might be possible to put some under the footwell area but it might be a bit of trouble. I know this stuff helps but I don't think I'm up to that.
 
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2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD Auto
I removed the rear seat bottom cushion and applied some 'Boom Mat' to parts of the sheet metal under the carpet. It might be possible to put some under the footwell area but it might be a bit of trouble. I know this stuff helps but I don't think I'm up to that.
I agree. I peeled up the carpet on the drivers side floor and found something interesting. You know that black epoxy like material that's under the spare tire in the cargo area? The floor of the vehicle is covered in it. It appears to act as a sound deadener.

Because that's already there, I may opt to put some closed cell foam on the floorboards (decoupling layer) and put a layer of mass loaded vinyl on top of that. I don't think the butyl rubber sound deadening material is needed for the floor due to the factory material. Mass loaded vinyl with a decoupling layer seems much more appropriate there.
 
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13' CX-5 and 16' Mazda6 both Touring w/Tech/Bose
If I had to do it again, I'd use MLV sparingly (10-15% coverage) focusing on thin metal sections, then Closed Cell Foam as much coverage as possible. Light yet effective........but somewhat more costly.
 
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Pueblo county CO
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CX-5 Sport 16.5 6M
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I Installed a Curt class III trailer hitch on my 2016 CX-5
Did you install the taillight adapter and plug? I guess you only need it for trailers

I have the kit and I have run a 12v from the battery to the rear. I haven't plugged the module in yet.
I also ran an extra 12v cable at the same time for camping accessories.
 

Avoidin Deer

Zoom Zoom, baby
Contributor
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Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
I'm troubleshooting it today since it won't start yesterday, hope I can find the where the problem is.
Hey!
Welcome to the forum!

What year/trim do you own? How many miles on it?
What part of the country are you in?

What's wrong with your car...does it turn over (battery) or is it another problem (ignition/fuel)?
 
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13' CX-5 and 16' Mazda6 both Touring w/Tech/Bose
Applied Rain-X unto CX-5's windshield last night as its supposed to rain today/tomorrow. Will see how well it works with 1 year old cheapo wiper blades.
 
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CX5 Akera 2.2 Diesel
Put a new EFB battery in because I started to get a few “battery maintenance system fault” messages on the dash.

Put a new Century (Yaesu) T110 MF stop/start battery in it, all good. Found that it is well worth shopping around. The dealers want nearly $500 for a battery replacement, I paid $260 at a specialist battery shop.
 
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tibimakai

San Dimas CA
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USA
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2014 CX-5 Touring
You guys don't have warehouse style stores there? Here, at Costco you can get a battery for ~$75(US).
 
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CX5 Akera 2.2 Diesel
Can you really get a special stop/start battery for those prices?

EFB (enhanced flooded battery) is required for Mazdas with iStop system. They are a fair bit more expensive than standard flooded batteries.

 
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