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Topic # 229172 10-Feb-2018 23:10
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Searching for Mazda CX-5 (>2012) NZ New in Auckland which has dash like this:

 

 

LCD on the right has to have horizontal fuel gauge as pictured. Visited Mazda in CBD - their cars have LCD with the Fuel Gauge curved down (like a smile). I got dash like that on the bench and number of English firmware for those already. But not the one as above (yet).

 

No dismantle involved. Will read over OBD.

 

Going to convert this Japanese dash:

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1960388 19-Feb-2018 14:31
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Interested to know this too as I have a 2013 Cx5 with Jap dash as pictured. Is it just a firmware update to program to English?

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  Reply # 1960426 19-Feb-2018 15:47
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Where in AKL are you?

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  Reply # 1960461 19-Feb-2018 17:06
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I’m in Titirangi. Like the poster I have a similar dash and would like to know if possible to update to English!

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  Reply # 1960467 19-Feb-2018 17:27
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Same question but for a 2012 Axela 




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  Reply # 1961230 20-Feb-2018 21:09
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ukdazz: Interested to know this too as I have a 2013 Cx5 with Jap dash as pictured. Is it just a firmware update to program to English?

 

Work in Progress. When solution is ready - it will be posted here and on my Facebook page.





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  Reply # 1961231 20-Feb-2018 21:10
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hsvhel: Where in AKL are you?

 

Greenlane





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  Reply # 1961233 20-Feb-2018 21:13
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DjShadow:

 

Same question but for a 2012 Axela 

 

 

Please upload photos of all dash menus. At the moment I have been tasked to sort CX-5 and Mazda 3. But approach with Axela would be similar.

 

 





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Ok, very little sleep last night as I was overexcited to finally getting to the bottom of it. Just returned from the dealership yard.

 

Mazda CX-5 2013 AWD SkyActive JDM Import - from now on will communicate in English (right side LCD on the Dash)wink

 

Very deep menu on the LCD - I was not expected that much.

 

Made video - will upload on my Youtube channel when I have more time ("Camry Hybrid Dash Language Conversion" and "Aqua - dismantling the dash" videos are in the pipeline - in the queue to be edited and uploaded).

 

 





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  Reply # 1963135 23-Feb-2018 18:36
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RUKI:

Ok, very little sleep last night as I was overexcited to finally getting to the bottom of it. Just returned from the dealership yard.


Mazda CX-5 2013 AWD SkyActive JDM Import - from now on will communicate in English (right side LCD on the Dash)wink


Very deep menu on the LCD - I was not expected that much.


Made video - will upload on my Youtube channel when I have more time ("Camry Hybrid Dash Language Conversion" and "Aqua - dismantling the dash" videos are in the pipeline - in the queue to be edited and uploaded).


 


Wow nice work! Can’t wait to see the video..



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  Reply # 1964101 25-Feb-2018 22:09
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@ukdazz
@DjShadow
@hsvhel

 

Made a quick GIF for Mazda and uploaded here

 

Video on Youtube is uploading now.

 

 





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  Reply # 1964387 26-Feb-2018 12:37
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Link to the end result of Mazda CX-5 conversion





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  Reply # 1964388 26-Feb-2018 12:39
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Well done @RUKI

 

Can you do a toyota blade also?




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  Reply # 1964557 26-Feb-2018 15:01
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hsvhel:

 

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Can you do a toyota blade also?

 

 

I have updated my site to list all conversions I have done. Toyota Blade is not on the list.

 

Blade is discontinued in 2012 and closest equivalent is Auris in Europe.

 

I have made tools to work on conversions for Toyota/Lexus/Nissan/Mazda and potentially some others. My approach is to have dash on the bench in my Lab (I am usually buying them) to play with it before I touch the car.  I do not have Blade or Auris dash at my disposal right now.





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  Reply # 1964745 26-Feb-2018 19:51
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Today another CX-5 have learnt to communicate in English.

 

@DjShadow

 

There was also Axella 2014 - found to be different algo - not sorted that one yet. Would be great to have the Axella dash on the bench to play with - like I did with CX-5 Dash from wreck.





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  Reply # 1964754 26-Feb-2018 20:28
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OK, i'll see if i can source a dash.

 

The MIL has a jap Blade and this would be helpful for her


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