Last post on Aug 16, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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Mazda CX-9, SUV
#76 of 85 Re: CX9 side window wind deflectors [richwood]
Oct 04, 2010 (6:42 am)
Nobody makes them. I have been looking for them as well and I can only find the outside double-sided tape mounted ones which I do not want. I know Weathertech makes the in-channel type deflectors for many vehicles but not CX-9s. Maybe someone that lives near Downers Grove, Illinois can give Weathertech's R&D a call and if they approve, that someone can lend them their CX-9 as a guinea pig to fabricate some deflectors for our CX-9s
Oct 11, 2010 (6:39 pm)
My wife and I just got a Black CX-9 Sport over the weekend. Overall, like the car, but there are a couple of annoyances. First of all, it was my mistake for not noticing that Sport trim doesn't have auto headlights, so that's kind of a bummer. Our old chevy malibu has that option. Second when we shut off the car, the dome lights don't automatically turn on. They only turn on when we open the door(s)s. Do you guys know if there's a way to reprogram the car so that the headlights go off when the car is turned off without turning off the switch, as well as the dome light?
Thanks in advance.
#78 of 85 Re: Lighting controls [master_yoda3]
Oct 13, 2010 (1:18 am)
All CX9s have "auto-off" headlights. It shuts off in 30 secs.
Only certain models have "auto-on" headlights (Touring, GT, for example).
No way to program the dome lights to turn off when ignition is off.
It turns on when door is opened. Sorry. It is what it is.
#79 of 85 Re: Lighting controls [ceric]
Oct 13, 2010 (6:34 am)
Actually "auto-off" headlights are only on Touring models..."auto-off/on" are only on GT models. Sport models get none of the above, headlights are completely manunal operation.
I am not sure about the dome lights coming on when turning off the vehicle on Sport models, mine does do it but it is a Touring model. Sport models may not have this feature as well...sorry!
#80 of 85 Re: Lighting controls [davicho]
Oct 13, 2010 (8:04 am)
That's correct. If you want both auto on and off feature, you need a GT. On a Touring you only get auto off. On Sport ...well.....
IMO, this is a feature that Mazda should have provided on all trim levels.
#81 of 85 Re: Lighting controls [davicho]
Oct 14, 2010 (12:39 pm)
Obviously I should not be too sure about my answers.
After all, I own a GT.
Auto-off, to me, is a great feature.
I don't even use the auto-on feature.
I like the auto-wiper, but auto-on headlights feature is not appreciated by me.
I used the auto-on for a while when I got my GT.
I found it very annoying driving under the overpasses.
The lights went on then off in a few seconds, and this could repeat
if there are sequence of ambient light changes. It feels light I was
flashing headlights at the drivers in front of me.... That driver might take it
#82 of 85 Re: Lighting controls [ceric]
Oct 22, 2010 (9:14 pm)
Thank you all for the answers. All of a sudden the dome lights started working when ignition is off. Sux about the auto headlights, but oh well. We got a pretty good deal on the black sport model with roof rack and cargo net for 29K OTD which includes Aurora, CO 8.1% tax.
#84 of 85 should i warm up my car engine
Aug 14, 2013 (6:59 pm)
No matter what season it is , I usually just fire up my car ( Mazda CX 9 2013) and go, though Iíve often wondered if I should let it warm up?
#85 of 85 Re: should i warm up my car engine [kq_kq]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 16, 2013 (7:36 am)
That's what I do and both my cars are in their teens and the van I'm riding in now has ~188,000 miles on it. And both cars have lived in severe weather (both extreme hot in Boise summers and long hard winters in the UP of MI).
So I think it's better just to get in and go (but gently for the first mile). Idling doesn't much warm up anything other than the engine.