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    Who has done the Apple Carplay/Android Auto upgrade?

    How do you update the software? My dad's CX-5 has version 51.00.--- and it says you need version 70.--.----. I am technologically impaired. What do I need to do to update this?
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    You need to update to v70, and install a hardware box.
    Dealer charge varies from $250 to $500.
    The hardware box costs about $145 on eBay.
    Software update can be updated in 30 mins DIY (download it from web w/ instruction).
    I did the software update already.
    Waiting for the right time to buy hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceric View Post
    You need to update to v70, and install a hardware box.
    Dealer charge varies from $250 to $500.
    The hardware box costs about $145 on eBay.
    Software update can be updated in 30 mins DIY (download it from web w/ instruction).
    I did the software update already.
    Waiting for the right time to buy hardware.
    Thanks for the reply. I purchased the hardware box on eBay, I just need to figure out how to update the software. I've never done that before. I'm sure I can do it, I just need it explained in simple terms. I googled it and couldn't find a clear answer. If anyone can shed some light on how to update the software, it'd be much appreciated. I'd like to be able to do this without a trip to the dealership.

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    Just do a YouTube search for ďMazda firmware updateĒ and voila.

    https://youtu.be/jYfH-ikZoUM

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRM1022 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I purchased the hardware box on eBay, I just need to figure out how to update the software. I've never done that before. I'm sure I can do it, I just need it explained in simple terms. I googled it and couldn't find a clear answer. If anyone can shed some light on how to update the software, it'd be much appreciated. I'd like to be able to do this without a trip to the dealership.
    JRM,
    See the link below. Proceed at your own risk, though..... have to put it up here... sorry.

    https://my.hidrive.com/share/hsodpqja.l#$/Mazda_Firmware/NA%20N
    (NA version. for other version, go up one level and select)
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    Managed to update the firmware today myself, thanks for all the help and links guys. Hardware kit came in the mail today. I'm going to swap cars with my dad tomorrow and install the kit. That should be the easy part. I'm very mechanically inclined, just not very technologically inclined.

    The kit was less than $150 from a Mazda dealer on eBay, so total investment in this is less than $150 and a few hours of my time. Not too bad.

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    Congrats!
    Watch a couple how-to videos before you begin... my suggestion.
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