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Mazda CX-9, SUV
#32 of 58 Re: Factory vs After-Market Rear Seat Entertainment [dogdoc1997]
Feb 16, 2011 (10:53 pm)
Do yourself a favor and just get portable dvd player and head rest holder instead. I thought about getting after market dvd player installed as well but lot of places hire people who are not skilled enough and some of them can actually mess up your new car. I bought Panasonic 8.5" portable dvd player that has long play time and headrest player holder for less than $100 together. No tearing your car apart and if something breaks, just buy a new unit which is dirty cheap now days vs taking it back to store to get the unit replaced + installation cost all over again. I can move it to other car if needed as well. So glad I didn't go with after market install.
#33 of 58 Re: Factory vs After-Market Rear Seat Entertainment [pittguy]
Feb 17, 2011 (6:58 am)
i got some inexpensive headrest dvd players through Amazon and had a professional install it for a grand total of $500 combined. works great although matching the color of the headrest to the upholstery may not be exact. i can live with that since it saves me $500+.
#34 of 58 Re: Mazda CX-9 rear entertainment system problem [catxnj]
May 12, 2011 (8:10 am)
Hi, I have the same problem with my CX-9 RES. Where you able to find a fix?
#35 of 58 Re: Mazda CX-9 rear entertainment system problem [jpd33]
May 13, 2011 (3:16 pm)
I was able to recover a piece from a junk source after a few months but after all the wait the DVD player no longer works! So, now, I have to hook up through the AUX input with a portable DVD. I have to wait to find someone's RES at the junk yard again!
If anyone has a RES system they are getting rid of for a new system please contact me, please.
Sorry, I was not much help.
#37 of 58 Re: Mazda CX-9 rear entertainment system problem [luis56]
Jun 05, 2011 (8:07 pm)
Awesome!! Thank you!!! I will make sure to get extra!
I am still looking for a DVD player if anyone want to get rid of theirs for a newer system.
#38 of 58 Re: Mazda CX-9 rear entertainment system problem [nord911]
Jun 21, 2011 (11:30 am)
I have the same problem with the video display going out, but am apprehensive about breaking something while trying to open the system up. Can you tell me how to open it up to have access to the ribbon cable. Thanks
#39 of 58 Re: Mazda CX-9 rear entertainment system problem [bobs_2004]
Jun 21, 2011 (12:09 pm)
Don't be scared, just careful.
Make sure to have ziploc bags nearby to separate the screws. Take a picture of everything after you take the bezel/cover off.
For the main cover - just pull it down. You will see some screws holding the unit. Unplug the power/signal connections [You'll need a thin flat head to do this].
After this it is simple. You will see a little latch holding the flat connection just pull it up and it unlocks the flat connection. Next, unscrew the monitor's bezel, and unlock the flat connection there also. Keep the black strip of tape you find inside because you can use that for the new flat connection. Put in your new strip. Buy it on Ebay from the link above...and you have yourself a working screen!
By the way, I still need a DVD player so if anyone is getting rid of their system for something different, please contact me I would like to buy it.
#40 of 58 Play DVD through speakers
Jun 26, 2011 (6:01 am)
I just bought an 09 with NAV and DVD entertainment and can't figure out how to listen to the DVD without headphones. I keep seeing reference to a media button, but there is no media button.
#41 of 58 Re: Factory vs After-Market Rear Seat Entertainment [pittguy]
Dec 16, 2011 (7:15 am)
I searched extensively for DVD headrest solutions, but every set available looked to be too wide to fit in the "shoulder" of the seat - about 10". I ended up installing an armrest mounted DVD player on the console and am quite pleased with it. It has IR headphones, or audio can be run through fm. Two disadvantages are: All three of my kids have to watch the same movie (suck it up, it'a a car not a living room!) and the video can't be seen from the 3rd row unless you are tall. I got the player on ebay shipped from NY for about $245. I did the install myself and it was very easy.