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Accessories / Re: Dash Cams
« Last Post by Jonno21 on Today at 10:31:37 am »
Thanks Anchorman. I WILL take you up on your offer so it will be after 23 October after having it detailed. It will be a CX5 fest around your place.  :) Obviously I will contact you privately relating to when exactly and where. :)
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It is early days BUT, Gee has already made her presence felt and is the polar opposite to our last CX5 in that the MPG is higher by 5MPG, the engine has no Cold start-up rattle and the general feel of the whole car is one of upgrades to the cockpit, paintwork and extras to assist your drive ie. lane departure, proximity warning signs in the door mirrors etc.etc. you can choose to use them or not as the case may be.

The addition of Ad-Blu which I am sure some will look at and wonder how to gauge it and how far a tankful of it will last---well tank is 10 litres and accessed via the fuel filler flap where it is situated directly behind the diesel filler cap.

So you can't get it wrong the Ad Blu cap is coloured BLUE a full tank will last 10,700+ miles it has a much smaller filler neck than the diesel filler so you should not get it wrong and put diesel in the Ad Blu and vice versa.

How do you know when it is getting low ? The Ad Blu Icon which is situated in the top left of the instrument binnacle between the Rev Counter and Speedometer will flash up but you will have at least 10% left. Don't ignore it but fill the tank if you are capable enough or take it to your nearest Mazda Garage to have it done for you.

How do you know how much Ad Blu is left in the tank- On the left side steering wheel spoke are two switches, the innermost one you press down in the middle once, from Trip A+extras where it will scroll down on the active driving display to Trip B + extras. Press down again it will scroll to Engine Coolant+extras and once more to the remaining Ad Blu + extras.

It's on page 4-11 in the CX-5 reference booklet but how many who take delivery of a car read the instruction manual :) ? My bet is not many , it get's chucked in a drawer and forgotten about If you literally take all the warnings to heart issued by Mazda you'd never do anything but drive it, and my guess is that there are a fair few out there who like to tinker ;D.

Anyway off to Stoneleigh to compete in a Dog show ;D that is the dog and not me ;D
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CX-5 / Re: New safety features tried out
« Last Post by singingsnapper on Today at 02:02:58 am »
How is it making you drive better if the car is braking for you because you ae too slow to do so?
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Accessories / Re: Dash Cams
« Last Post by Anchorman on September 22, 2018, 10:33:05 pm »
If you pull the door seal off just where the trim is, you can then detach the trim enough to feed the wire in. You might hide it without but I’m not sure how much room there is to feed the connector through.  Alternatively, have a ride over and watch me do it while you have a brew.

Incidentally, I used a piggy back fuse holder behind the fuse box panel in the footwell.  I think I might have another you can have. You would need a 12v socket then you can maintain your sockets in the car for other use.
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Accessories / Re: Dash Cams
« Last Post by Jonno21 on September 22, 2018, 07:52:08 pm »
Just bought a Nextbase 612GW for my new CX5 for when I collect it in mid October. I'm thinking of installing it myself using either the front accessory socket or the one in the console which houses the USB ports etc. I know Anchorman has concerns with the A pillar airbag. What if the cable was fed along the headlining and down the A pillar trim tucked into the gap between the trim and the windscreen which should avoid the air bag?
I'm loathe to let Halfords loose on this for fitting as they sold me a used 612GW at a new price. The tell tale was that the security sticker had been restuck with tape and a registration number had already been entered into the dashcam. Also, there was a scribbled note on the inside of the box that the firmware had been updated 16/08/2018. And...there was no protective film on the lense and screen...And there was no first time start up when switched on. I obviously got it exchanged for a new one. Muppets! How did they think they would get away with that!
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I don't have the confidence in my abilities - or limited toolkit - to carry out this job. Well done those of you who have or will steam in there and do it yourselves.   :)

I'm going to do the software upgrade myself (as I've done in the past) to v70 and then go to my dealer for the hardware upgrade. I see the recommended cost is £350 but already there are some offers for this work. https://www.magnamazda.co.uk/new-car-offers/mazda-apple/

I guess the cost can be offset against future map upgrade costs. Be nice to have a USB port that'll charge my Galaxy Note8 too.

Nice to see a dealer being proactive.  When I ordered the parts for mine, the dealer asked me what they were for...   ::)
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I don't have the confidence in my abilities - or limited toolkit - to carry out this job. Well done those of you who have or will steam in there and do it yourselves.   :)

I'm going to do the software upgrade myself (as I've done in the past) to v70 and then go to my dealer for the hardware upgrade. I see the recommended cost is £350 but already there are some offers for this work. https://www.magnamazda.co.uk/new-car-offers/mazda-apple/

I guess the cost can be offset against future map upgrade costs. Be nice to have a USB port that'll charge my Galaxy Note8 too.
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Vehicle Electrics / Re: Mirror fuse
« Last Post by Rogthedodge65 on September 21, 2018, 08:59:12 am »
Thanks for the replies. As my new mirror is coming today I think it will be OK. Now for the sat nav . . . !
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I’m an atheist so where does that leave us!  I only know that whoever designed Buxton had Inuit ancestors.
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Well Clarice has now gone and been replaced with Gee, It is early days and not yet enough time to see whether we have turned up trumps or not. Suffice top say that we will let the club members know how thing progress as time goes on.
I will update as time goes by either good or bad, however our thanks go to Floyd and his staff at Lodge Garage, Kingswood. Aylesbury for assisting us in making this change when it would have been all to easy to just cast us adrift and have to put up with absolute aggravation.
So, to all of you out there in Mazda world there are still some proprietors who are prepared to look after their customers even though the manufacturers of the marque fail to meet the grade when it comes down to it.
Again Thank you Floyd and the team at LODGE GARAGE, KINGSWOOD. AYLESBURY.
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