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Mazda MAZDA3, Audio, Hatchback, Sedan
#121 of 140 Re: Satellite Radio [dilbertsdub]
Oct 24, 2009 (6:24 pm)
my husband installed the sirius in my 2008.5 mazda 3 and then my aux port didn't work because he said the instructions said to tape it off (isn;t used) Once I found that out, I investigated on line and realized they sold me the sirius recvr for the 2008 model. I went back and exchanged it and told them the reason, they just gave me the new recvr and didn't say anything about needing anything else for the aux port to work. My husband installed the new radio, and it doesn't play. the aux port doesn't work either. I called the dealer and talked to parts and service and they couldn't help except they finally got a tech involved and he said I needed a Switch Box ($169.) Why the ##% they didn't say that in the first place is beyond me. Then I asked about adding the Ipod Integration and they said I still need the switch box with that, too=== that might explain why they charge $750. I guess I should check out Best Buy.
#122 of 140 ipod adapter for 2010 mazda 3i touring
Jul 22, 2010 (9:44 am)
OK, I just purchased a M3i touring and am very happy with my decision EXCEPT in my eagerness to buy the car didn't realize it only had a aux/headphone port to play my ipod touch. Arghhhhhh! I'm having a hard time finding any after market devices that will reliably allow my ipod to take advantage of some of the car stereo's controls. My last car was an 05 Toyota Corolla and for approx $140 I was able to mate my music and my car very successfully. Does anyone know of a solution out there?
#124 of 140 Thanks but I'm a cheapskate.
Jul 22, 2010 (3:50 pm)
Seriously, I do appreciate the tip but aren't there any reliable 3-rd party vendors with something available for less? (I know that there's an FM signal solution but I'm looking for something "purer".
#125 of 140 Re: Thanks but I'm a cheapskate. [sparky52t6]
Jul 22, 2010 (7:00 pm)
As far as I know, the best and only iPod solution for the Mazda3 (and other Mazdas as well) is the one from Mazda. Sorry.
#126 of 140 Re: Thanks but I'm a cheapskate. [shipo]
Jul 23, 2010 (4:04 am)
Do you happen to know if I buy the harness and adapter, do they come with installation instructions? Or is this something Mazda wants their mechanics to install?
Plus, does the Mazda solution show song information on the display?
I do appreciate your help here.
#127 of 140 Re: Thanks but I'm a cheapskate. [sparky52t6]
Jul 23, 2010 (5:44 am)
I've heard from a number of folks that there are installation instructions and that the installation is relatively simple. I've also heard that the song information is in fact on the display.
Naturally I need to add the following disclaimer:
-- "I've yet to do this myself so everything I've written is hearsay."
#128 of 140 Re: Thanks but I'm a cheapskate. [sparky52t6]
Jul 24, 2010 (8:37 am)
The factory kit is obviously the best solution, but I'm very happy with the setup that I use. It's a Griffin AutoPilot charger adapter. The advantage of this unit over just plugging your iPod into the AUX jack is that it outputs the line level from your iPod. I had a buzz when the motor was running so I installed a Rat Shack Ground Loop Isolator. as well. No in-car displays and such but it sounds great. My total outlay was $60, which includes a couple of Y-adapters needed to splice in the isolator.Speaking of adapters, I was pleasantly surprised by the Monster iCar Cassette adaptor that I use in a couple of my older cars. Only $17 from Amazon- amazing considering how most all Monster product are incredibly overpriced- and it sounds much, MUCH better than an FM adapter.
#129 of 140 Stereo Suddenly Stopped Working
Oct 02, 2010 (12:27 pm)
Please help. I have a 2007 Mazda 3. Today, for no reason whatsoever my stereo would not work. The clock and temperature still display but the stereo will not turn on. It worked fine last night and now, nothing! Any ideas why this might have happened or how I can fix it?
#130 of 140 Mazda iPod adapter for 2007 Mazda 3
Oct 05, 2010 (8:10 pm)
I'm wondering if anyone out there has or has used the Mazda ipod adapter. Can you completely control the ipod remotely using the stereo controls on the dash, like select playlists, podcasts, etc? I'm assuming it charges ipods? I find the aux-in connector cheesy. One of the speakers always seems to have a flaky connection when I use it, and I'd prefer to keep the ipod and all cables hidden in the glove box or similar.
If you have one, what do you think of it?
Wish Mazda would just throw in a USB port like Hyundai.