2004 to 2016 Mazda 3 Forum and Mazdaspeed 3 Forums banner


  1. Mazda USB Hub for Android Auto/Carplay

    Community Help
    i need some clarity, what's the difference between the normal/factory fitted USB Hub and the upgrade kit to use android auto/carplay. I used to make my own OTG USB cables where you just short out pin 4 and 5. i just think paying $100 for a cable that you can hack yourself is a bit overkill
  2. Recommendations on USB/Aux/Bluetooth for my 2007

    2019+ Mazda 3 Audio & Electronics
    Hi everyone! I'm looking to install USB/aux in a 2007 I just bought! I love it. But I can only play CDs... I'm wanting to be able to play music from my iPhone through a USB cord while it charges (ideally without needing a 3.5mm aux). Is there something out there that has this ability? I'm also...
  3. Replacing CD Player Trim/Cradle with USB Accessory Module

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi All I'm about to do the USB/Aux Hub retrofit for Android Auto / Car Play in my 2014 Mazda 3. My USB Module currently sits in the center console armrest, because I have a CD Player in the dash. However when I'm going to be having to connect my phone for AA/CP I want to avoid having a cable...
  4. USB Playback: Old MP3 Tag Info

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I recently updated the Artist tag info for all of my MP3's, as some was incorrect. However, Mazda Connect keeps showing the old info, not the new. Is there a database stored in the MCU itself that needs to be deleted in order to create a new one from the modified USB stick? I checked the stick...
  5. 2011 Android Auto + Routing a USB port

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    I'm looking at picking up a new head unit so that I can run Android Auto, but to take full advantage of that I need to install a working (data-enabled) USB port to somewhere in my car, I'm thinking on replacing the cigarette lighter in the center console. The female USB input included with the...
  6. Sanity check: USB ports on 2017

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello As the title states, I need a sanity check on a the 2 USB ports on a 2017 Mazda 3. I just got the car, and neither port seems to recognize my iPhoneXs. The “USB” menu option on the entertainment systems remains greyed out and my phone doesn’t have the charge icon (I’m not expecting fast...
  7. Apple cord getting stuck in USB port?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Good afternoon, first off my 2016 Mazda 3 has Apple car play and Android auto so we have the new/upgraded USB hub. The other night my wife had her Iphone connected but could not take off the USB out of the hub but my cord was totally fine. after a huge struggle i thought i was going to break...
  8. How to get USB box out

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey all, First of all, thanks for the awesome community support and the detailed instructions in the other thread on installing CarPlay. I was inspired by some folks' posts to give it a go myself. I got the hardware from the dealer and started taking apart the infotainment unit/center console...
  9. Any way Run USB cable to Armrest area?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Is there any way to easily rout the USB connection slots under the HVAC to the Arm Rest pocket Slot? OEM like look of course 2018 Touring Hatch with Apple Car play
  10. Yatour Digital Music CD Changer Bluetooth Adapter USB For Mazda 3

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    Hello everyone, Has anyone installed such an adapter in his car, and then after hearing for a while, it goes off alone and each time I press the button of the CD it will turn on and off immediately? Does anyone know what the problem is? Is it the adapter or something in the car's electricity...
  11. USB audio oddities

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm driving a Mazda 2 DJ, but that's likely not relevant, as the CMU is the same between this and the 3. As of some days ago, my left speakers were suddenly much quieter, but got louder randomly. This morning, the right speakers were completely dead for the first 5 mins of driving, then...
  12. USB drive not recognised after MZD update

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, new member here with an issue that hopefully someone can assist with. We have a late 2016 BN SP25 GT hatch (Australia) which had a glitchy MZD system. Sometimes the DAB radio wouldn't work, sometimes the clock showed 00:00 no matter what time of day. These were random problems that...
  13. USB Music Playback disconnects randomly after installing Android Auto

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2016 Mazda 3 So I got the official stereo retrofit so I can use Carplay / Android Auto. I noticed that playback of music on my usb drive disconnects randomly every 10 minutes or so. Sometimes it connects itself after one minute of silence, and sometimes it just switches input to FM...
  14. USB not recognized (greyed out)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm trying to install aio for the first time using a usb drive on fw 55 on a Mazda 2016. I've tried three different usb's, all formatted to fat32 but the USB1 and USB2 options are always greyed out when I plug in the drives. I then formatted the drives again and simply put in 1 mp3 file to see...
  15. Re-purpose USB Port in arm rest

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm planning on installing an Android Auto compatible head unit in my 2013 3 hatchback. I have been doing some research on re-purposing the USB port in the arm rest to interface directly with the new head unit, but I can't seem to find anything on the internet at large about people doing that...
  16. Top USB port not working (New CarPlay Hub)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, Any ideas would be appreciated. Just finished installing the new hub and cables but now the top usb port (the CarPlay one) does not recognise the phone at all. The bottom one works as expected -> phone charges, says USB 2 connected, can select in entertainment sources to play music...
  17. Disable USB data?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi! I have a 2015 Mazda 3. I use a GoPro as a dashcam and iPhone for navigation. Since the USB ports do not have enough power, I have to use a car charger. I have only one but I need both the iPhone and the camera to be charging. If I plug the camera into USB hub, it charges but I cannot start...
  18. Max Usb files

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Does anybody know how many files the usb input can read? I have a 16gb thumb drive with 172 folders on it with 2000+ songs. I put it in tonight & it reads every folder & plays every song as well as let me select songs by name or select individual albums AND it even shows album art! This is...
  19. Two Mazdas, new one problematic

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    After my Ford Focus Ecoboost 1.6 set itself on fire, I decided to go non-turbo and got a Soul Red 2016 Mazda3. Joins my 10th Anniverasary Edition MX5 to make an all Mazda stable However, while waiting for the dealer to fix the satnav that can't find out where it is, it's developed a new problem...
  20. USB Music Randomization/Playlists

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello everyone, When my dealer updated my system to v59.00.502, the ability to use playlists from USB disappeared entirely. Meanwhile, music randomization became broken. For instance, every song had to start with the same letter or alternating between 2 letters (technically out of order, but...