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    2021 CX-5 GT FWD with Low MPG

    2019 Touring
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    2021 CX-5 GT FWD with Low MPG

    @P-51 Lover I have less than 500 miles so I think it'll be fair to drive a couple hundred more miles to get a better fuel efficiency reading. And yes, I do have a hitch installed but the Rav4 I traded in had one too. The Rav4 had a horrible aerodynamics underneath, specially near the hitch and...
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    2021 CX-5 GT FWD with Low MPG

    Hello guys, I just got a 2021 CX-5 GT FWD and love it. Not my first CX-5 and I was getting nearly 31 MPG on my last one. Now, same driving I'm only getting about 26 MPG, Hwy and in the city I've seen even lower numbers 18-20. No bumper to bumper driving and I babied my vehicles. I've seen some...
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    Installation of CarPlay Upgrade Kit on 2017-2018 CX-5?

    Below is the Carplay apps list, scroll down and you'll see them. I personally only use Waze, Pandora and XM radio. Carplay
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    Installation of CarPlay Upgrade Kit on 2017-2018 CX-5?

    I know that you can add the apps on your phone like waze, pandora, XM radio, etc. Then when you plug in your phone, you'll see them on the radio screen.
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    Installation of CarPlay Upgrade Kit on 2017-2018 CX-5?

    Did you installed the new box (usb port and map SD card port) and cables? When you plug in you phone, what happens? Have you tried a different phone?
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    Installation of CarPlay Upgrade Kit on 2017-2018 CX-5?

    This is the part that you need. But I think you can get it cheaper at fleabay. On the link below from Amazon, scroll down to the Product description and the Customer questions and answers as well. Really good information there. Mazda Carplay and Android
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    Installation of CarPlay Upgrade Kit on 2017-2018 CX-5?

    Instructions for the installation HERE That's a good forum too.
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    Installation of CarPlay Upgrade Kit on 2017-2018 CX-5?

    I'm almost positive that you have to do the update, I totally forgot about it. There's ways you can download it online (some Mazda forums) or you can take it to the dealership and tell them that your radio keeps rebooting itself. That way they'll do the update for free. It's been a while since...
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    Installation of CarPlay Upgrade Kit on 2017-2018 CX-5?

    After you turn the car on, the radio will come up as well. Plug in your Iphone and look at your phone, you need to unlock it. You might also sig a pop up sing asking you to always enable Carplay, just say yes on you Iphone. Carplay will open on the radio screen. I know that Waze, Pandora and...
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    Installation of CarPlay Upgrade Kit on 2017-2018 CX-5?

    If I'm not mistaken, I recall two wires having some type of insulation. But they're thick enough so they'll be protected. Again, watch other videos with installation steps and that way you'll get more comfortable with it. And yes $400 its a lot of money. Good luck with it and let us know how it...
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    Installation of CarPlay Upgrade Kit on 2017-2018 CX-5?

    I've done this installation and I removed the center part (knob). I believe his install is better and faster. You can see him wire fishing the line at around 11:19. His way is definitely better/easier. If you are nervous about doing this, watch different videos so you can have a better idea...
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    CX-5 Carbon Red Seat Color Fading

    That red interior was the biggest reason I was gonna get the Carbon edition, it's really nice. I liked it better than the black interior. If I was the owner I would just take it to the dealership. Who knows what'll happen in a year from now, more discoloration, etc.
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    CX-5 Carbon Red Seat Color Fading

    That sucks. I would take it to some shops (leather) and ask for opinions, then I'll garb that information and take it to the dealership. I almost bought the Carbon Edition, specially that red interior. I was going back and forth for a good hour in the dealership parking lot, but finally I...
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    2020 CX-5 with Thule Motion XT XL

    Well, if you drive under 65 MPH I can see those number. I got my numbers driving around 80 MPH. Some states I have driven the speed limit is 70 and 80 MPH. Even w/o the cargo box you'll take a hit. Also, my box is similar to this one.
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    Waxes, sealants, ceramics - Don't over think it

    WOW, what a great product. I never heard of it. I'm glad I read this thread. I then spent nearly four hours watching videos regarding the product. I personally don't take my vehicles to the carwash, I wash them by hand ( I really enjoy it) so I just placed the order and I ended up buying the...
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    Considering a CX-5 roof box - height info?

    I have a Thule box and I used it a few times. Very easy to put on and to take off. Also, I built a frame made out of 2X4's inside my garage to stored it. I only use it for long trips, and I usually put it on a day before a trip. I have a regular 2 car garage and the CX5 will not fit with the...
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    Removing front emblem from 2017 CX-5

    It is the sonar and yes, it depends on trim level and year as well. If you have the EBA, you can adjust it too so it won't go off as often. I live in a semi rural area so I adjust it to the most sensitive level. The settings are on the radio.
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    2020 CX-5 with Thule Motion XT XL

    You'll also notice a drop in MPG. I have a similar setting and lost about 6-7 miles of fuel efficiency. I’ve done trips from CO-NY a few times with it.
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    New 2021 CX-5 GT - Love it now after some changes

    Yes, the center speaker is really easy to swap, but you must spice the wiring unless you get the adapter. Not hard at all. Send me a PM if you need help. It took me over 30 minutes because I kept testing three different of speakers (JBL)and at the end I was very please with my choice. The sound...