Shift Switch Replacement issue...Any ideas? 2015 CX-5 Automatic

So I have a 2015 CX5 2.5 and the radio started staying on after the car was turned off. It is the shift switch is worn but no one can help find the proper switch. Mazda Canada was completely useless and one deal wants me to make an appointment so they can see my car and the other one says I will have to buy the shift assembly at $750 to get that $80 switch which is what that switch costs from Mazda for 2014. The upgraded part is KYD0-46-040 which does not fit my car. It is an automatic. Have not been able to find any scrap yards with a 2015 up in it. Any suggestions besides dumping the car. It did start to work again. Thanks for any input.
 

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Keep checking auto recycling places, maybe you'll eventually find the switch. Maybe you can find it online.
 
So I have a 2015 CX5 2.5 and the radio started staying on after the car was turned off. It is the shift switch is worn but no one can help find the proper switch. Mazda Canada was completely useless and one deal wants me to make an appointment so they can see my car and the other one says I will have to buy the shift assembly at $750 to get that $80 switch which is what that switch costs from Mazda for 2014. The upgraded part is KYD0-46-040 which does not fit my car. It is an automatic. Have not been able to find any scrap yards with a 2015 up in it. Any suggestions besides dumping the car. It did start to work again. Thanks for any input.
If you can’t find the shift switch from any US Mazda dealers (don’t just check it online, go to a Mazda dealer with the VIN and have the parts to locate the switch), you should try to find it overseas such as AliExpress. You can find many car parts there.

Do you know the part no. from your original shift switch?
 
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Thanks. That looks like the switch I am looking for. Found a scrap yard that has some 2015 cx 5 so will have to check it out tomorrow. But of a drive but Mazda Canada and the dealers around me are useless. Thanks for checking it out.
 
If you can’t find the shift switch from any US Mazda dealers (don’t just check it online, go to a Mazda dealer with the VIN and have the parts to locate the switch), you should try to find it overseas such as AliExpress. You can find many car parts there.

Do you know the part no. from your original shift switch?
There was no numbers on the part I took out. Never thought of aliexpress. Will do a search. Mazda says I have to buy the whole shifter assembly for $800 to get that switch. Pretty sure this is the last Mazda I will own. Feel really screwed over. Thanks for the info. I have give Mazda dealer my vin and found nothing. Says to pay the $800. Thanks for your input
 
So aliexpress has the same switch that Mazda said to buy the KYDO-46-040 which is totally different. Thanks for the idea
 
Here is an update. I found a yard that had the 2015 CX5 2.5 and had to buy the whole assembly for $50 Can. The actual switch is on the side that Mazda will not sell. Mazda Can did not want to help a customer out finding the part. Dealer wanted $800 and also book an appointment so they could look at the switch. So Mazda put another piece of junk switch in and then won't supply like they did with the KYDO-46-040. My car has 130k klms and it is failing like the other switches and the new solution is to have to buy the entire shifter assembly for $800. Think I only had another make of company rip me off like that in the early 80's was GM. Screwed me over huge. Never bought another GM product since. Will be dealing this as soon as affordable and never buy another Mazda. I appreciate all the help from all the members that replied. Thank you
 
Wow, when my switch went out on my 2014, all I did was go to Med Center Mazda and order the revised part and it fit no problem. It was sort of a pain to do the work myself since you have to tear the center console out, but in the end glad I did the work myself.

My car has the gated shifter vs the ones in the newer CX-5's. I'm not sure what your 2015 has, but wonder if different switches based on that.
 
Thanks but yeah it is 100% different switch. I also bought the upgraded switch like you did the KYDO-46-040 for $39 on Amazon which is the same switch as the one Mazda dealer said was the replacement was. Bought it but no way it will fit.
 
The only thing is you're replacing it with another 10 yr old switch that has a bad track record to begin with. I would at least see if it's possible to take the used one you bought apart before you install it and clean and lube the mech and also the electrical contacts on the switch itself. You'll be hating life if you take the time to install it and two months later the problem comes back.
 
I can’t say over the 10 years I’ve been here this has been a common failure in CX-5… in fact seems kind of rare. I do agree treating the switch with some cleaning and lube where needed.
 
I can’t say over the 10 years I’ve been here this has been a common failure in CX-5… in fact seems kind of rare. I do agree treating the switch with some cleaning and lube where needed.
I see them on the Reddit CX-5 sub pretty regularly, enough so that I'm aware of the problem. Mostly people with higher mileage '14s and '15s asking why their car won't turn off completely.
 
Yeah I called 2 dealers and Mazda Canada was completely useless. They don't care about customers only if your buying. The one dealer said they used to sell tons of the KYDO-46-040 upgraded switch which doesn't fit 2015 and up. Mazda thinks it is a great idea to make a customer pay over $700 for the entire shifter to get the switch. Might be dealing my Mazda away for an Infiniti so might have this switch for sale for what I paid, $50 for the whole shift assembly with the proper switch. The Mazda has been a good vehicle it is the dealers and the head office that I rate right up there with GM screwing me over in the early 80`s which I have never bought again. The switch was so bad on the 13 and 14's that a TSB was made
 
I suspect it's not some nefarious plot from Mazda to make more money. Back when that switch was spec'ed out for the car they ordered or made X amount of units, enough to build the expected amount of cars they produced using it plus whatever they thought they would need as spare parts over X time. Remember, they didn't sell nearly as many CX-5's as they do now back then so the anticipated amount required for repairs wouldn't be all that high. Since they turned out to be failure prone as they age, as evidenced by the TBS, that stock of switches would get used up faster then anticipated. They likely only have the whole assy at this point since it's not as likely to fail and they already have the switch installed so that's the only stock left. It would be nice if they would make a run of say 500 replacement switches, but the odds of them doing that is nil since it would be very expensive just to support some 10 year old cars.

The reality is it's not just a Mazda thing. I was in the used audio business for years and ran into that sort of thing fairly often on complicated older units that they didn't sell a lot of. I can think of one turntable manufacturer that used a small plastic part in their arm lift mechs that when it wore out the arm wouldn't return at the end of the album. They got old, hardened and cracked off. After 10 or 12 years that simple piece became unavailable once the stock ran out, so 10's of thousands of turntables wouldn't work properly anymore, at least the return mech wouldn't though you could still play records manually. I only mention that one as I thought about it after I got my 3D printer and now I could make my own as needed. It's actually sort of interesting, a lot a parts for all sorts of devices that were long out of stock are being printed since the cost is so low to make them in small quantities now.

So the bottom line is devices age, the parts become unavailable and devices which are 99.9 percent functional get scrapped for the lack of one part. As a guy who has 20 year old Yamaha motorcycle I'm familiar with the problem, and have had to improv some stuff to keep the old girl running.
 
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