Last post on Mar 19, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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Mazda CX-9, SUV
#45 of 52 Re: Mazda CX-9 rear entertainment system problem [catxnj]
Jan 18, 2013 (11:05 pm)
Did anyone try the ribbon cable suggested buy catxnj above?
#46 of 52 Re: Mazda CX-9 rear entertainment system problem [will_v]
Jan 19, 2013 (9:03 am)
I did not try that one, only the one originally posted, and it lasted about 12 months before it failed (cracked). Luckily, I had ordered two cables at that time in case this would happen (pat my own back!) so I just added two layers of electrical tape to this second one before installing it and everything works fine again. We'll see how long it lasts this time around. So I guess I'd recommend you give it a try, even order two, and make sure you just solidify it a little since it is probably cheaper plastic than OEM: all you stand to lose is 5-10$ and a half-hour of your time, and if it doesn't work, you just keep the console aside until you can try something else, you can still use the car. Oh yeah, I also filed the very sharp edges of the plastic holes through which the cable runs to reduce possible wear on the cable and slightly staighten the cable's path.
#47 of 52 Re: Mazda CX-9 rear entertainment system problem [sizematters]
Mar 18, 2013 (7:15 am)
I am having the same problem, i noticed a small break in the strip but my dvd monitor comes on when the monitor is half closed, do you think this is still caused by the strip or would it just be a sensor that got displaced, I am also very apprehensive about pulling the dvd cover off it is very tight and i'm worried i will break it, i don't see any visible screws to remove does anybody know where any directions with pictures or videos that have the removal of this included.
#48 of 52 Re: Mazda CX-9 rear entertainment system problem [treyi20]
Mar 18, 2013 (8:03 am)
I know it feels like it's gonna snap but have faith and just pull down on the cover as best you can and it will come off in one piece! And it's definitely the cable, no question, based on your symptoms. If it ever fails on minute again, I will make a video, but search YouTube !oand someone may have beat me to it! It's easier to replace than you think, plus no one will do it for you at the dealership, so you have nothing to lose. Good luck!
#49 of 52 Re: Mazda CX-9 rear entertainment system problem [sizematters]
Mar 18, 2013 (9:13 am)
do you have the specs on that cable, i click the link someone posted earlier but the listing has been removed.
#52 of 52 Re: Mazda CX-9 rear entertainment system problem [treyi20]
Mar 19, 2013 (8:39 am)
Came off just like you said, I went with the ribbon cable i posted just waiting for it to come in them start the reassemble. thanks for all the help