Nice! I did the same for my CX-5 a few years back and was wondering if the wiring was there to do the same with the CX-9. Looks like i've got a new project!
Hey guys, so I'm trying to find the correct part numbers to do this retrofit on a 2017 CX-9. My simple logic was to try and find the parts for 2017 Mazda6 since the parts for a 2016 Mazda6 seem to work for a 2016 CX-9.
Yep, looks like I'll have to wait a bit.BUT, the 2018 Mazda6 (in GT Reserve and Signature trims) does indeed offer this combination. Unfortunately, as yet it does not seem like you can buy parts for the 2018 Mazda6.
True, I'd bet that it will work as well. Sounds like it's worth a try.it's probably going to work on the CX-9 if it works on the 6, and also it's a $25 part so not a big waste if it doesn't work out.
My thoughts as well, as I recall this part was pretty inexpensive as well. Better to have it and not need it than the other way around.I completely forgot about the wire adapter for the steering column! In looking at the Mazda6 DIY that step isn't necessary, so I was somewhat hoping it wouldn't be need for the CX-9 either...but it makes sense that it would since the CX-9 wouldn't be pre-wired for paddles shifter compatibility like the 6.
Keep us in the loop, It'd be nice to put together a nice how-to similar to what was done for the CX-5. (drive2)I guess since they don't have the 2018 Mazda6 rear covers available yet, I'll be the guinea pig and try this first. Seems like it'll be an identical DIY to the CX-5 retrofit. I might start order parts soon and then find a quiet weekend to give it a go.