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  Reply # 2092131 17-Sep-2018 19:00
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...It sounds like an awful lot of labour for such a minor upgrade.

I’m not sure I would want the dealer doing invasive work like this for something that’s not really essential.

 

I have service manuals for removing plastic in almost all popular models. Hauling of two cables could be a small challenge but hey people install rear cameras with much more labour involved.

 

My idea of testing was absolutely non-invasive: i.e. in Axela or CX-5 removing computer is ~5 minute. Put my computer in and without hauling the cables and without replacing the hub - we could just connect the HUB outside to test how all things will look and feel on the go. Then put everything back - another 5 minutes.





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  Reply # 2098371 28-Sep-2018 20:02
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Has anyone had any luck from their local Mazda dealer about upgrading to this?

 

I've just upgraded to a Mazda 3 with a compatible system but my local dealer knows nothing about this and the reception lady noted she has had a few phone calls regarding this.

 

I did send an e-mail to Mazda Headoffice in Auckland who basically said yes it is available and the dealers should know about this so I'm going to stay on their back.

 

There is a huge thread on mazda3revolution.com where it has DIY instructions, but given I still have "new car warranty" I'm not so keen to DIY it.


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  Reply # 2098373 28-Sep-2018 20:05
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When I last had my car serviced I asked the technician at Capital City Motors about it and he said that Mazda were still working on it. That was a month ago, so I’m not sure if that particular dealership is still in the dark.

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  Reply # 2098375 28-Sep-2018 20:12
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From what I can see the required firmware for this part of the world only came out in the past fortnight


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  Reply # 2098408 28-Sep-2018 23:03
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How new does your Mazda need to be to be able to use this? A family member has an '08 Premacy import and may be interested in this.


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  Reply # 2098414 28-Sep-2018 23:48
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DjShadow:

 

Has anyone had any luck from their local Mazda dealer about upgrading to this?

 

I've just upgraded to a Mazda 3 with a compatible system but my local dealer knows nothing about this and the reception lady noted she has had a few phone calls regarding this.

 

I did send an e-mail to Mazda Headoffice in Auckland who basically said yes it is available and the dealers should know about this so I'm going to stay on their back.

 

There is a huge thread on mazda3revolution.com where it has DIY instructions, but given I still have "new car warranty" I'm not so keen to DIY it.

 

 

I spoke with the service technician at my local dealership.  He recalled hearing something about it, and went off to search through his emails and found it.  Confirmed they could do it, but I would be the first they had done.  So I believe they can and are doing them.


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  Reply # 2098430 29-Sep-2018 08:42
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UHD:

 

How new does your Mazda need to be to be able to use this? A family member has an '08 Premacy import and may be interested in this.

 

 

It won't work on an old vehicle like this. You need a 3rd generation Mazda3, or any other model generation released since then.


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  Reply # 2098438 29-Sep-2018 09:13
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Capital City Mazda will install this now. You’ll be paying about $500 though, ex GST. I can’t remember exact figure.



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  Reply # 2098609 29-Sep-2018 19:42
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Info from USA which I wanted to put to the test is that they say new Mazda System AA+CP does not have touch screen activated in Android Auto.

 

Alternative system for Android Auto which does not require HUB+cables has active touch screen. Tested with the very latest version. On the latest FW it does not work via USB but only work via WiFi. Which means if you are not the Apple fan and use Android smartphone - you may wish not to upgrade to the latest version. On previous versions it work fine via USB.





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  Reply # 2098645 29-Sep-2018 20:12
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Its for the current Mazda Connect system so about 2014 and newer across the range, excludes the 2014 CX5 where its system is based off Tomtom software


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  Reply # 2098653 29-Sep-2018 20:34
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sekh: Capital City Mazda will install this now. You’ll be paying about $500 though, ex GST. I can’t remember exact figure.

 

This sounds cheaper than buying a Maps SD card for it


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  Reply # 2099206 1-Oct-2018 10:24
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This was only released a couple of weeks ago. I was speaking to the guys are Mazda parts DC and they said about $400 +GST and involved 1.5 hours labour. RUKI any interest in offering this service to NZ New vehicles?

 

I still don't know why the USB needs to be uprated to 2.1A to work.


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  Reply # 2099985 2-Oct-2018 13:15
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Fairview Mazda in the Waikato are doing the upgrades, sounds like a $500 job


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  Reply # 2099986 2-Oct-2018 13:17
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DjShadow:

 

Fairview Mazda in the Waikato are doing the upgrades, sounds like a $500 job

 

 

I think I'll leave mine  for a year and stick with the default  TomTom one   which i will get updated when the car has it's first service next year. 





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  Reply # 2100082 2-Oct-2018 14:13
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DjShadow:

 

Fairview Mazda in the Waikato are doing the upgrades, sounds like a $500 job

 

 

Zero interest in upgrading mine at that price. Price will probably be higher in Nelson as there is only one Mazda dealer.





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