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#580 of 629 Re: Different rack [athenasius]
Sep 10, 2009 (9:49 am)
Thank you for your response!
Maybe the rack in the picture is considered too flimsy for the typical US use.
The fact that I would have to modify the vehicle would not stop me from getting this one. That is as long as I do not have to drill holes and use a welding tool.
I'm thinking that the rack is easier to find then the black inserts.
With the traction control... Yeah, who needs some? This car barely moves as it is... Yeah . I'm thinking they try to keep the price as low as possible. They may not have the money to develop such a system, although ESC is coming to 2010 and that system can be employed to do TC, too.
now going all over the field....
I read the manual about Bluetooth and it says that you can make calls by dictating the phone number to dial. That's great! Now I have to learn all my phone numbers? My phone has voice commands. I can tell it to call somebody in the "Contacts" list. Can I use that feature over this BT system? It works with a BT headset (UFO). Or, can I start the phone call with the hand set (phone) and then move the conversation to the BT in the car?
I mean I want to buy a GT for the leather seats only (my wife thinks they're easier to maintain). I was getting happy at the BT, but it seems to be useless.
And... does anybody know where I can get an electrical diagram for the car? I intend to put a PC inside, so I will remove the head unit (any takers?). It would be nice to be able to route the steering controls to the computer. I can dig and discover where the wires go.. but....
#581 of 629 Re: Different rack [vicenac]
Sep 10, 2009 (11:49 am)
TC is already in this car everywhere else no development needed just they chose not to let us have it as an option. as is the blue tooth.
i personally do not like leather as it is cold to start in the winter and hot in the summer and i like to not slide on the seat.
As for the electrical diagrams i have heard that u can get them on a cd but in my area they will only sell the binder with the diagrams ( this again was decide by the us mazda).
As for the head unit sell it on ebay. or keep it if u think u will ever sell it again.
Let me know how the pc install goes i would be interested. email me
#582 of 629 Re: Different rack [athenasius]
Sep 10, 2009 (2:06 pm)
Let me know how the pc install goes
I think I'll make a website out of it. However... I have to find a car first! The only ones left are 28 and 29k ($). A rep told us that the 2010 will arive in about 60 days!!!!!#$%^&.
I'll be walking for a month!
Anyway, about the leather. We used to have a Freestyle with leather and discovered that baby wipes cleaned everything off of them. I mean everything! Milk included. I am affraid to spil milk on a cloth seat ('ve done it before). It will stink and stink and stink. And when you think it's gone, you spil some water or leave the windows opened in the rain, and it's back, baby!
I have a 4,5 yr old and a -0.2 one, so spils r us.
#583 of 629 Euro roof rack again
Sep 14, 2009 (1:23 pm)
I looked at some promo movies and photos for MZ 5 for Europe. All of them have the rack and none of them have a sunroof. All kinds of details are being highlighted, like fog lights and so on, but no sunroof.
I don't think a sunroof is offered there. That being so (if it is), then their roof rack makes sense. And that roof rack would not work here, where the sunroof opens outside.
An in-the-roof opening sunroof may take too much interior hight and reduce the storage space.
#584 of 629 air intake by K&N
Sep 14, 2009 (1:38 pm)
I saw earlier a post about K&N air intake, so I went and checked it out. There is a part for 07 MZ5 but none (other then filter) for 08 and 09. Was the engine modified when the new transmission came on?
#585 of 629 Euro interior
Sep 14, 2009 (2:22 pm)
This video (although in Russian) shows some interesting bits about a 5 there.
6 speed manual (problably on a 2 L),
center seat and the ceiling mounted seatbelt (I have one like that in my MZ CX-7),
airplane style fold-out trays for the middle row (maybe added by a local shop?),
electric sliding doors and the key fob,
No moon roof.
#586 of 629 Re: Anyone Added Aftermarket Foglights to their M5? [kw_da]
Sep 22, 2009 (4:23 pm)
Have you or anyone else looking at this fourm added aftermarket foglights?
#587 of 629 help on an '09
Sep 26, 2009 (6:55 pm)
Just bought an '09 Sport model.
First thing I need to do is add a couple more inputs on the stereo. I'd like to run an iPod, aftermarket Sirius, and DVD player. I'd rather not spend a few hundred bucks on the factory Sirius. Seems the best course of action would be to add the Ipod adapter ... BUT, for those that I've found (like the GROM unit), they aren't listing them as compatible with the 2009. Was there a stereo change in '09? Why wouldn't something compatible with '08 work?
If I can get the Ipod to plug into the back of the stereo, then we'll just have 2 cables hanging by the factory aux input and switch between sirius and dvd by switching the plug. I just don't want to have to switch between 3 cables.
#588 of 629 Need to replace tailgate's protective cover
Nov 08, 2009 (4:32 am)
The protective cover that encases the passenger side tailgate of my 2006 5 is cracked with a small hole.. The tailgate works fine and I have taped the protective cover with clear tape.
I looked online for a replacement cover, but am unable to find a match. It seems that in order to repair the tailgate, I have to replace the entire tailgate. Has anyone replaced only the protective cover to the tailgate?
#589 of 629 parts stoer needed
Nov 13, 2009 (11:35 am)
What store are you guys using for buying OEM accessories?
Got a new 2010 5 GT