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  1. iOS 13 Apple Carplay with Mazda Connect

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I was able to get my hands on the iOS 13 beta and I was able to try out carplay. When Apple showed it off, I was wondering how it would look and how would you control it using the Mazda Connect control knob. I made a short video in my 2016 CX-5 that goes into it a little bit. I like it so far...
  2. Adding an App to Apple Carplay

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have searched high and low for this, but nothing. Problem: SiriusXM does not show up on the Carplay screen. I've updated to iOS 12 and show the correct screen layout on my phone's Carplay settings (General>Settings>Carplay>My Car). I have SiriusXM on my phone, but it does not show up in the...
  3. CarPlay kit for European version...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, Does anybody know if US supplied (ie. ebay) CarPlay kit will work with European car (2016 Mazda CX-5 in my case)? I've the software updated to required version and I'm wondering if there's any software/region lock that would prevent US carplay kit with EU car...? Also - another question -...
  4. Observations on Upgrade to Apple CarPlay

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Have a 2018 Mazda 3, and I recently plunked down $450 to upgrade to Apple Car Play. With it is you get an upgrade to the Mazda3 Connect Infotainment system, and upgrade in the USB slots. Just some observations, anyone else notice these? Is there possibly an easy fix? 1. Loading my music...
  5. 2019 3 w/PP using Waze with CarPlay

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Good evening fellow Mazdonians! My wife and I are having a perplexing issue with her 3. She got a ‘19 3 with preferred package and, when she uses Waze, the turn by turn directions are almost completely inaudible. This is regardless of if she is using the radio or streaming something from the...
  6. Apple Carplay Album Art display mode

    2019+ Mazda 3 Audio & Electronics
    Hey'all. New to the board, just got my 2019 Mazda 3 Sport GT. I love the look of the album art display mode as shown in the link below. Sometimes it doesn't display it in this mode. I am using Spotify. Anyone else have this problem? Or know how to change it to this display mode? Thanks...
  7. Mazda 3 Nav vs. Carplay

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Been debating navigation software for my new 3 (don’t pick up the car for another couple of months) and wondering if there is any benefit to buying the Nav SD software? Up to now I’ve been using Google maps on my phone, and thought that the factory installed CarPlay could save me $500 in...
  8. poor audio quality after CarPlay / AA installation

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    after upgrading to CP/AA the audio quality substantially low, is there any way to fix it?
  9. Anyone Know How to Change the CarPlay ID?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi - apologies in advance if this has been discussed elsewhere, but I didn't have any luck searching for it. I'm working on a project to modify the Version 70 firmware for Fiat / Abarth 124 Spider owners doing the CarPlay / Android Auto upgrade. As many of you know, the Spider is just an ND...
  10. CarPlay - Can I rewind and fast forward music using control knob?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Does anyone know whether it is possible to perform rewind and fast forward function using the commander control knob when CarPlay displays the "Playing Now" screen ?? I tried various music apps, including Amazon Music, Google Play Music and CarPlay/iOS own music app, and none of them allows me...
  11. For those that upgraded to CarPlay, was it worth $500?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2015 Mazda 3 and I’ve always been a bit underwhelmed by infotainment. I was really excited by the CarPlay announcement but really turned off by the $480 I’d need to spend at the dealership. And no, I’m not savvy enough to install it on my own. Since the release, it doesn’t seem like...
  12. Audio in left speaker cutting out using Apple Carplay

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2017 Mazda 3 GT. I recently got the Apple CarPlay update installed but I have problems with the audio cutting out in the left speaker for about 20 seconds. This occurs every five minutes or so. I took it back to the dealer and they can’t fix it, They are telling me that the problem...
  13. Keep radio from playing before CarPlay?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Is there any to keep the radio from playing before CarPlay has a chance to load? I just want silence until I play something in CarPlay. I have zero interest in listening to the radio. I really don’t want to have to press the mute/unmute every time I get out of/into my car.
  14. CarPlay sound quality in 2017 3GT - not very good

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Just came back from the dealer with Carplay update installed in my 2017 Mazda3GT. Previously, the USB audio sounded very good, better than the Bluetooth feed. After the update, the Bluetooth feed seems to be the same as before, but the USB feed now thru CarPlay sounds much flatter, with a...
  15. Is CarPlay possible with 2014 Mazda 3?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2014 Mazda 3, I Grand Touring with the old style radio without a touchscreen in the dash. Part #: 638-72435 I would like to install a CarPlay radio in the car for Navigation and Spotify but can't find anyone that has done this modification. I came across the following ad that says it...
  16. CarPlay parts

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello people, I'm buying the parts to put CarPlay on my car, in Mazdaswag they gave me these part numbers: 1. TK78-66-9U0C 2. C922-V6-605 Are they correct? and are they the same ones you sell at Mazmart? MAZMART - Serving The Mazda Community Since 1980 | New & Used Mazda Parts | Mazda...
  17. LA County Apple Carplay Install for $200

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I just wanted to share I found a guy on Craigslist in Huntington Beach that installed Apple Carplay in my car for $200. The guy updated my software and added the hardware in under 1 hour while I sat in the car. Link: https:// orangecounty.craigslist.org/pts/6757399099.html. ( Remove the...
  18. AIO Apple Car-Play

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    This has probably been asked before, but will Apple Car-Play be coming to MZD-AIO soon and if not soon, any time frame on when it'll come out? Thanks guys
  19. Mazda Apple Carplay implementation

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I DIY'ed the official Carplay/AA install on my 2017 Mazda3. It's functioning fine, but I have a few thoughts after a couple months of user experience if you will allow me to rant. Basically Carplay is an improvement over the original infotainment but implementation in the MZD connect system is...
  20. Apple CarPlay clock

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Hi all, I had Apple CarPlay installed when I purchased my 2018 Mazda 3. I love it but there is one really annoying thing... the clock! The viewing angle from the drivers seat cuts off half the clock. Does anyone know how to flip the screen so the clock is on the other side? Thanks