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Troubleshooting / Launch Easydiag 2.0 comparability queation
« Last Post by Harllequin on Today at 03:08:32 am »
Hi there folks.

I have a Launch Easydiag 2.0 which has been great for my Ssangyong.

I was wondering if anyone has any info on its use for the Cx-5 before I go buying the Mazda software for it.

Thanks in advance guys for your replies.
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Vehicle Electrics / 12v Sockets ignition live
« Last Post by chubnut on April 18, 2018, 05:14:43 pm »
Hi all, I have checked all my 12v sockets but all seem to be ignition live and was hoping the one in the boot would be permanent live as i need it for my cool bag. Any help appreciated if it isn't how much of a pain is it to make it permanent live. Thanks
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Bodywork / Re: Swirl Marks On Brand New CX-5
« Last Post by Jonno21 on April 18, 2018, 04:41:46 pm »
I've seen a few car production videos on Youtube and the amount of checking of the paint finish is unreal. I find it hard to believe that swirl marks are there straight from the factory. More like the "swirlathon" combination of re-used dirty sponges, rags, brushes combined with one bucket washing where the same water is used from beginning to end of the wash. I always now get my new cars detailed by a trade person I trust and I instruct the dealer NOT to wash the car before handover. I compromise by letting them vacuum the interior :)
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Troubleshooting / Re: Possible flat battery ..... but ?
« Last Post by Jonno21 on April 18, 2018, 04:28:58 pm »
I've topped up the battery in between services. I cannot see anything in the service schedule that the dealer checks this.
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General Discussion / Re: Thank you for the add.
« Last Post by Bert321 on April 18, 2018, 03:11:20 pm »
We have not bought our CX-5 yet and have been having a good look through these pages to find out anything I should look out for when going to see one.

We have a limited budget so will be looking around the 2013 to 2015 age of vehicle.

Due to needing to pull the caravan the 2.2 Sport Nav 172bhp is our choice vehicle in manual form.
This will replace our Ssangyon Rexton which is a beast of a tow vehicle but it's MPG is not the best, which is why we have come to look at the CX-5.  I know there is a huge disparity in quoted to actual but from what I read from people who use these for towing they are still getting around 32 MPG.

We are starting our hunt next week, its going to be fun asking people to let me know the last 6 digits of their vin plate before we go to see it!!  Bet that gets some strange comments :)

One thing I was wondering, that I can't seem to find the answer to is, when the oil is changed at the Mazda dealers they reset something in the ECU regarding oil quality.  Is that the same as the service schedule being reset by the infotainment unit?  Oil being a rather critical thing for these little machines I'm rather curious.

Beware some early versions of the 2.2 diesel had camshafts made from cheese - personally I'd look for late 2014 or later.  The car also had a mild facelift early 2015 - the pre-facelift has orange lighting on the heater control panel and clock etc, and knobs on the face of the stereo.  The post-facelift has white heater control lighting and a full touch screen with no knobs on the front of it, and a volume knob next to the commander knob on the centre console.

I get about 40mpg with my 175ps Sports Nav auto in winter and 45mpg in summer, but I don't tow with mine so don't know what it'll return.

I had Forscan plugged in to mine the other day - there's a setting called "reset engine oil deterioration learned value", and I've read that this needs reset with an oil change.  The engine dumps diesel into the sump when a dpf regen fails, thus diluting the oil.  As a side note mine has covered a full year (10000 miles) and the "Oil-Dil, kg" reading (I assume oil dilution) read 0, although it gets quite an easy life with daily commute being 23 miles each way, mainly on motorways.
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General Discussion / Re: Thank you for the add.
« Last Post by BigAl on April 17, 2018, 12:37:54 pm »
Hi and welcome.

AFAIK, the only thing reset is the service indicator itself. There's nothing that checks the oil "quality" as such; however, the oil warning light will come on if the oil pressure is low, but also if the oil is suffering from dilution from DPF flushback - see here.

http://mazdacx5forums.co.uk/index.php?topic=701.msg4840#msg4840

From your reference to the VIN, you obviously know about the early camshaft issues...

Alan
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General Discussion / Thank you for the add.
« Last Post by Harllequin on April 17, 2018, 11:24:13 am »
Hi there folks.

Thanks for allowing me to join up.

We have not bought our CX-5 yet and have been having a good look through these pages to find out anything I should look out for when going to see one.

We have a limited budget so will be looking around the 2013 to 2015 age of vehicle.

Due to needing to pull the caravan the 2.2 Sport Nav 172bhp is our choice vehicle in manual form.
This will replace our Ssangyon Rexton which is a beast of a tow vehicle but it's MPG is not the best, which is why we have come to look at the CX-5.  I know there is a huge disparity in quoted to actual but from what I read from people who use these for towing they are still getting around 32 MPG.

We are starting our hunt next week, its going to be fun asking people to let me know the last 6 digits of their vin plate before we go to see it!!  Bet that gets some strange comments :)

One thing I was wondering, that I can't seem to find the answer to is, when the oil is changed at the Mazda dealers they reset something in the ECU regarding oil quality.  Is that the same as the service schedule being reset by the infotainment unit?  Oil being a rather critical thing for these little machines I'm rather curious.

Anyway thanks again for the add and thanks in advance regarding the oil ecu reset.
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Accessories / Re: TOW ELECTRICS
« Last Post by WIZZ on April 14, 2018, 07:28:30 am »
It was fitted in November & the first time I used it was Easter, I think that was BS, perhaps they never put a fuse in there.
The electrics on these modern cars are so complicated no way I could call them out on it, though.
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Accessories / Re: TOW ELECTRICS
« Last Post by Deeps on April 14, 2018, 05:58:37 am »
How long's a while? I've been towing a caravan and from time to time had a bicycle carrier on the tow ball during the summer months for the past 2 years. Obviously neither have been used for the approx 4-5 winter months but never had any trouble with lighting when hitching up again the following season. I don't swallow the fuse story myself which, being a solid item, is either blown or not - there's nothing half way.
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CX-5 / MOVED: TOW ELECTRICS
« Last Post by Willpower on April 12, 2018, 02:14:45 pm »
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