What have you done to your CX-5 today?

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
its a 2018, probably should have while the "patient was open" but the pins moved freely so I didn't grease them.
Next time...
The reason I asked is because there’re reports here that those caliper pins seem to lack grease from the factory. I was wondering if Mazda has improved it with enough grease on these pins.
 
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2018 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD with tech pack
Finally found the annoying rattle noise coming from the center console, the air ducting for the rear vents that runs underneath needed to be secured...
 
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2017 CX-5 Sport
I switched out my interior lights and license plate lights for LED lights, and added a light bar. With my lights on I end up with a blue glow from the license plate lights on my back up camera.
 

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Did the ACP retrofit this morning.

The firmware was already upgraded when I purchased.

Not too bad. A couple of hiccups. 1) I ran the cable the wrong way. Wasn't that difficult really. 2) The most difficult part for me was reinstalling the head unti/infotainment screen. It was really finicky going back in. I would say that took me :30 to get it back in right. 3) I left the volume knob unplugged on the command knob panel. Luckily it is simple to get to.

The stock infotainment system was SO SO BAD. Happy to have carplay even with all of its foibles.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
Did the ACP retrofit this morning.

The firmware was already upgraded when I purchased.

Not too bad. A couple of hiccups. 1) I ran the cable the wrong way. Wasn't that difficult really. 2) The most difficult part for me was reinstalling the head unti/infotainment screen. It was really finicky going back in. I would say that took me :30 to get it back in right. 3) I left the volume knob unplugged on the command knob panel. Luckily it is simple to get to.

The stock infotainment system was SO SO BAD. Happy to have carplay even with all of its foibles.
Thanks for the report. What model year is your CX-5?

Wife and I both are University of Iowa alumni and go Hawkeyes!
 
Thanks for the report. What model year is your CX-5?

Wife and I both are University of Iowa alumni and go Hawkeyes!

2017 Touring. I just bought in the past month. The firmware was updated as part of the certification process.

I'n a tavern hawk, but still love the hawkeyes! Born and raised in Iowa. Still live here.
 

rockethead26

2019 CX-5 Reserve
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N. Arizona @ 7000'
Took my '19 GT-R to a local garage for the first oil change at 3800 miles. I provided the OEM Taiwanese filter with crush gasket and they provided the 5W30 Mobile One full synthetic oil. I guess my CX-5 is a happy Mazda.
 
Applied a ceramic coat from Avalon King to my Snowflake white 2019 GTR. Entire process went like this:

  1. Full exterior wash
  2. Iron remover spray
  3. Clay bar the entire car
  4. Dual action polish (Chemical Guys v38 polish)
  5. Isopropyl alcohol wipe down
  6. Apply ceramic coat and wipe down one panel at a time
  7. Cure 24 hours
Finish is super smooth with a deep shine. Photos doesn't do it justice.

 

sm1ke

Work In Progress..
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Canada
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'18 CX-9 Signature
Applied a ceramic coat from Avalon King to my Snowflake white 2019 GTR. Entire process went like this:

  1. Full exterior wash
  2. Iron remover spray
  3. Clay bar the entire car
  4. Dual action polish (Chemical Guys v38 polish)
  5. Isopropyl alcohol wipe down
  6. Apply ceramic coat and wipe down one panel at a time
  7. Cure 24 hours
Finish is super smooth with a deep shine. Photos doesn't do it justice.

Best looking Snowflake White Pearl I've seen so far.
 
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2019 CX-5 Touring
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with PP
Took my '19 GT-R to a local garage for the first oil change at 3800 miles. I provided the OEM Taiwanese filter with crush gasket and they provided the 5W30 Mobile One full synthetic oil. I guess my CX-5 is a happy Mazda.
Why not 0W20 as recommended by Mazda?
 

rockethead26

2019 CX-5 Reserve
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N. Arizona @ 7000'
Why not 0W20 as recommended by Mazda?
I have the 2.5L turbo. My manual states this:


SKYACTIV-G 2.5T


Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil.


Mazda Genuine Oil is used in your Mazda vehicle. Mazda Genuine 5W-30 Oil is required to achieve optimum fuel economy.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
Yes, Mazda recommends 5W-30 oil for 2.5T. In fact, other than 0W-20, Mazda also recommends 5W-30 oil for 2.5L worldwide except in the US and Canada.
 

Davidiot

Ballistic Reentry Vehicle
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2020 CX-5 GT PP
Getting a new windshield tomorrow
I got a little chip in my windshield early in the first month of ownership and first few hundred miles 😠. It probably happened from something kicked up by or blowing out of a truck while parked because I have to parallel street park.

Luckily it’s in a place where I can live with it (though I suppose I should get it “filled” by someone).

Scares me to think what it would cost to replace considering all the sensor hardware mounted to it (and also making sure that was all reinstalled correctly so it still functions as designed).
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
Getting a new windshield tomorrow
What is the current price going to replace a no-sensor after-market windshield on a CX-5? Any shop and brand preference?

My sensor-equipped windshield still has a big crack on the upper-right corner by a big hail 3 years ago. I haven’t had a chance to replace it and it has no problem to pass annual state inspection anyway. Last time I checked the price for OEM only windshield is approaching $750. May be I should get it done soon as the price is getting higher and higher.
 

Davidiot

Ballistic Reentry Vehicle
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2020 CX-5 GT PP
What is the current price going to replace a no-sensor after-market windshield on a CX-5? Any shop and brand preference?

My sensor-equipped windshield still has a big crack on the upper-right corner by a big hail 3 years ago. I haven’t had a chance to replace it and it has no problem to pass annual state inspection anyway. Last time I checked the price for OEM only windshield is approaching $750. May be I should get it done soon as the price is getting higher and higher.
Yikes. That’s what I was afraid of. My ‘08 Impala windshield cost about $100 to replace with new, in my driveway, by Safelite. Obviously no tech to replace except a rear view mirror with OnStar and an inspection sticker.

Glad I selected a low deductible on auto-glass ($50) for my new CX-5, but still, I’d hate to have to use my insurance for something like that.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA

Luckily it’s in a place where I can live with it (though I suppose I should get it “filled” by someone).
Yes, you definitely want to keep the sensor-equipped windshield as long as you can. Get some DIY windshield repair kit to fill the chip just in case it may be getting worse.

Scares me to think what it would cost to replace considering all the sensor hardware mounted to it (and also making sure that was all reinstalled correctly so it still functions as designed).
I’d replaced my sensor-equipped windshield once before due to the hail damage. Unfortunately the new replacement OEM windshield of my 2016 CX-5 GT AWD with Tech got hit by the hail again in the following year and I haven’t got it replaced. According to Mazda Factory Workshop Manual, all sensors and camera on the windshield should get re-calibrated by the Mazda dealer after the windshield replacement. Since my CX-5 has only a rain-sensor without front camera, and the dealer seemed to have no clues about the sensor re-calibration, I skipped the step. Luckily the rain-sensing wipers still work as “bad“ as before anyway.
 
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