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#28 of 40 Mazda CX-9 Towing Options
Jul 14, 2009 (4:18 am)
Many have tried to answer the towing question for 2009 CX-9s. I have recently purchased an AWD CX-9 and thourghly researched the towing question. I do not know the answer for earlier models. Be cautious in that some of the Mazda literature has conflicting information and unless someone carefully researches this question they will likely have the incorrect information. So, here is the answer:
All FWD CX-9 come standard with a towing capacity of 2000lbs. In order to tow to this capacity you will need to add a tow hitch and wiring harness neither is which is available from the factory but is available from the dealer.
All AWD CX-9 come standard with a factory tow prep package which consists of a larger transmission cooler, revised ECM and wiring harness. With this tow prep package the towing capacity is 3500lbs. In addition, you will need to add a tow hitch which is not available from the factory but is available from the factory.
The FWD Grand Touring CX-9 does have a factory towing package available which includes the tow prep package metioned above plus a tow hitch. This will allow towing to 3500 lbs. However, in order to get the towing package you also need to order a "mandatory" GT assist package.
The towing prep package cannot be installed by the dealer only the factory.
The factory tow hitch which is available for the dealer to install, is a class II (3500 lbs) hitch with a 1.5" reciever.
I am getting a Class III hitch installated so I can get a 2" reciever for which I have a bicycle rack and other towing items. I do not know how it will integrate with the bumper but I will let everyone know.
Don't reply that some literature or someone told you something else. This is what I learned over a 2 week period proir to purchasing my CX-9.
#29 of 40 Re: Mazda CX-9 Towing Options [newawdcx9]
Jul 14, 2009 (9:59 am)
I made a mistake in my post stating 2 1/4" vs 3" when it should have been 1 1/4" (not 1.5", either) for class-II and 2" for class-III.
I hope newawdcx9 was not implying that I provided wrong info. Because if I did, I certainly would love to know and correct it in my head.
I have a 2008 model.
newawdcx9 seems to know more about 2009 models.
#30 of 40 Re: Mazda CX-9 Towing Options [ceric]
Jul 14, 2009 (10:03 am)
Ceric, rarely....if ever is wrong!
(Except when conversing with his wife)
#31 of 40 Re: Mazda CX-9 Towing Options [ceric]
Jul 14, 2009 (12:26 pm)
Not wrong but incomplete.
#32 of 40 disconnect my satellite radio
Jul 19, 2009 (10:48 am)
I just bought a 2007 cx9, it came with SIRIUS Satellite Radio (I don't want it), but because it is installed I can't use my aux port. does anyone know how to disconnect the satellite radio and re-connect the aux port. Or do I really have to buy the "switching box"?
#33 of 40 Re: disconnect my satellite radio [redbull22]
Jul 20, 2009 (12:03 am)
If I were you, I would talk to my dealer (the guy who sold you the CX9) nicely to see if he/she can pull the Sirrus unit out and connect the Aux jack.
That way, you get what you want, and have an Sirrus unit (for the dealer as parts) or for you to sell it on eBay. Make sure you have the whole accessories of Sirrus if you want to sell it on eBay.
Depending on your negotiation with the salesperson, he/she may or may not charge you for the labor cost (get behind the center console and reconnect wirings).
#34 of 40 Re: Mazda CX-9 Towing Options [newawdcx9]
Jul 22, 2009 (4:44 pm)
Does this also apply to the 2008 CX9. All AWD have the factory tow pre needed?
#35 of 40 Re: Mazda CX-9 Towing Options [montezuma]
Jul 22, 2009 (10:11 pm)
Allow me to reiterate,
all 2009 AWD (Sports, Touring, or Grand Toruing) models have Tow Prep as standard. No so for 2008 or 2007.
#36 of 40 Re: Mazda CX-9 Towing Options [ceric]
Dec 02, 2009 (1:34 pm)
You state AWD 2009 Tow prep is standard - where is the harness located or is the tail that plugs into it to give your a flat 4 wire connector available from Mazda?