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Mazda CX-7, Audio, SUV
#3 of 198 Mazda CX-7 Bose Problems
Jan 04, 2010 (7:15 am)
I have a 2008 Mazda CX-7 with the Bose package. After the vehicle was about 6 months old, the radio/cd would mute all sound on its own upon startup. The lights were active and all functions would display but no sound would come out. The only way to fix this was to turn the vehicle off and restart it. I have been through 4 radios and the problem has only gotten worse. They said it was an ABS switch and it was ok for about 2 months but now its doing it again. I'm on the 4th radio and now its worse than ever! Now it also cuts out after being on for a few minutes. This is purely unacceptable. Mazda has dragged their feet and have not been very helpful at all.
Does anyone out there have a similar problem or have and recommendations?
#5 of 198 Re: Mazda CX-7 Bose Problems [jdtomori70]
Jan 29, 2010 (10:20 am)
I have the same problem with my 2009 mazda 6 with Bose centerpoint pkg.
The sound is muted for anywhere between 30 sec and 4 minutes after starting the car. with me the lights were active and all functions would display but no sound would come out also. I am waiting to speak to a service tech about the issue. It seems to be cold weather related as it was in the single digits today and took almost 5 min for the sound to kick in. The average is about 2 minutes though. It won't be warm around here for a couple of months but I'm not counting on the weather to solve this. I am also looking for answers and a fix.
#7 of 198 Mazda CX-7 Navigation System
Feb 18, 2011 (1:02 pm)
#8 of 198 Mazda CX-7: Navigation System
Aug 16, 2006 (9:34 am)
Issues? Concerns? Discuss them here!
#9 of 198 How to Disable Navigation Safety feature
Jul 19, 2006 (8:31 pm)
Anyone know how to disable the nav safety feature that prevents you from entering destinations while the vehicle is moving?
#10 of 198 Turning Off (suspending) the NAV's Voice Command
Jul 27, 2006 (6:56 am)
This applies to model's with the Tech Package.
The owner's manual seems to indicate that the Voice Command can be suspended. Sometimes, I want to use the steering column's MUTE button for just that...mute. However, with Nav installed, the mute button activates Voice Command. The owner's manual indicates that if I press the Voice Command button aka Mute for .7 seconds continually, then Voice Command is suspended. No such luck. The audio system is still broadcasting music. If I press the Voice Command button again, the audio goes mute for a few seconds, but the NAV system interprets the silence as an unrecognized command.
The owner's manual is clearly wrong or poorly written or I'm just flat-out doing something wrong.
#11 of 198 Re: Turning Off (suspending) the NAV's Voice Command [vbbuilt]
Aug 04, 2006 (8:39 pm)
What they mean is that you can cancel the current voice command input. If you press the voice command button and then decide not to enter a command, you can either say "Cancel" or press the button and hold it for .7 seconds.
#12 of 198 Nav point of interest database limited?
Aug 04, 2006 (8:51 pm)
Before the CX-7, I used the portable Garmin C330. Navteq provides the database for both systems. With the garmin, if I wanted to find a WalMart near me, I just typed in Walmart and it would list all of the Walmarts starting from the closest one. If I try this with the CX-7, I get only a couple of listing and they could be any where within the U.S, but none near me. It would list a couple 50 to 100 miles from me.
The best I can determine is that the CX-7 only list shopping centers or Malls, not individual stores like the Garmin. I just want to know if the CX-7 data base is that much more limited or is it a Software issue or is it the way I am using it. I have been trying to get an answer from both Mazda and Navteq. They both referred me to the other . At least Mazda is still trying to figure it out. BTW, I do have the Nav set for CA and NV. The garmin only has an internal 2.5 GB hard drive and the CX-7 could use the full 4.7 GB of the DVD so it could have even more data than the Garmin, but I wonder if Mazda skimped licensed a cheaper more limited version.