What have you done to your CX-9 today?

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'18 CX-9 Signature
Well, after about 18 years of driving, I finally popped my roadkill cherry. On the way to work this morning, a white rabbit darted out from behind a snowbank on a main road. I was going 60 km/hr, and I had an SUV beside me and a car behind me, so there was no way I was going to even attempt to swerve or hit the brakes.

No blood or anything upon inspection, but I definitely felt a tiny hit when it went under the car, so I'm guessing it smacked itself against the tire's sidewall or it got clipped by one of the suspension components or the subframe bracing.
 
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2018 CX-9
This is a great forum for me all these years. Couldn’t be any happier. Here is what I have done so far.
- Replace engine oil drain plug with Futomo valve for eaisier diy oil change
- Hardwired Viofo A129 Pro Duo Dash Cam
- Hardwired front footwell ambient light
- Add carbon fiber to center console and side doors
- Ordered Carplay2air adapter to try wireless Apple carplay.
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Mazda CX-9 Signature
This is a great forum for me all these years. Couldn’t be any happier. Here is what I have done so far.
- Replace engine oil drain plug with Futomo valve for eaisier diy oil change
- Hardwired Viofo A129 Pro Duo Dash Cam
- Hardwired front footwell ambient light
- Add carbon fiber to center console and side doors
- Ordered Carplay2air adapter to try wireless Apple carplay.
How you like the fumoto valve? I thought about it but it seems to stick about 1/4" into the pan so it can't "fully" drain all the oil out.
 
This is a great forum for me all these years. Couldn’t be any happier. Here is what I have done so far.
- Replace engine oil drain plug with Futomo valve for eaisier diy oil change
- Hardwired Viofo A129 Pro Duo Dash Cam
- Hardwired front footwell ambient light
- Add carbon fiber to center console and side doors
- Ordered Carplay2air adapter to try wireless Apple carplay.
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Looks great! Where did you get the carbon fiber from and how did you wire in the footwell lights? Are they multiple colors?
 
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2018 CX-9
How you like the fumoto valve? I thought about it but it seems to stick about 1/4" into the pan so it can't "fully" drain all the oil out.

Yes, it can’t completely drain out. I don’t know how serious it can be in long run. The valve itself seems to cause no issue yet after 2 oil changes.
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2019 Mazda CX-9 Touring Premium Snowflake White Pearl Mica
Didn't do it today but drove from Washington state to San Diego California and back for the total of 2997 miles and SnowFlakeBear did amazingly great! :)(y) Also had her first snow this year.
 

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2018 CX-9
Carbon fiber - dash kits from carid.com

I bought the multi color ‘type s 24in interior smart lighting kit’. It is Bluetooth enabled and control via mobile app.
How hard was the lighting install? I was thinking of doing the same thing. I was thinking of getting the 4 pack so I can put under footwell of back seat but didn’t know where to really mount it there.
 
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2018 CX-9
Hi BrettLevy85,

Since I did only the front mounting above footwell, it is easy enough. There is enough space behind center unit to fish through the wiring. I tap to fuse box with fuse adapter (Add-A-Circuit Adapter - Mini ATM Apm blade)

I also can’t find the way to mount behind back seat too.

Original fuse is low-profile mini fuse but low profile mini adapter won’t insert all the way down due to clearance.

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Hi BrettLevy85,

Since I did only the front mounting above footwell, it is easy enough. There is enough space behind center unit to fish through the wiring. I tap to fuse box with fuse adapter (Add-A-Circuit Adapter - Mini ATM Apm blade)

I also can’t find the way to mount behind back seat too.

Original fuse is low-profile mini fuse but low profile mini adapter won’t insert all the way down due to clearance.

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Thank you very much! Looks great. Nice and clean. Do you feel it would add a nice touch to the back or the front is just fine. I was also thinking of adding something of the type s line to the trunk to get more light back there and have it all link in.
 
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2018 CX-9
Thank you very much! Looks great. Nice and clean. Do you feel it would add a nice touch to the back or the front is just fine. I was also thinking of adding something of the type s line to the trunk to get more light back there and have it all link in.
Here is reference to show how it looks on the back to give you some idea. Link