Stereo & Navigation


July 29/2019





I lucked out and have a stereo that plays MP3's on a burnt CD.




August 17/2019





The remote and headphones for the rear DVD player didn't come
with the car. I found this used set on e-Bay for $150 US.





February 7/2020



Driving to work and noticed the Bluetooth wasn't working. That day,
on the drive home, it was working, and has worked fine ever since.


March 5/2020



    
Info.



    
Mazda navigation vs iPhone & Waze.




July 11/2020



    



    



    




September 22/2021




The screen was blank when I started the car.
It returned to normal after re-starting the car.




February 15/2022



Pics of all the "modes".



         

         

         

    




February 18/2022



Compiling the parts needed to upgrade the headunit.....



ITEM
MFG
MODEL
PART #
HAVE
NOTES
Headunit Kenwood Excelon #DDX9707S
Dash Mount Kit  Metra Turbo Kit #99-7516B
Steering Wheel Control Metra -
#AXSWC use iDatalink Mastro
Bose Adapter Axxess TURN-ON #MZTO-01
B/U Camera Adapter Axxess RVC Harness #AXBUCHMZ6V






Steering Wheel Control Interface iDatalink Maestro RR
#ADS-MRR




February 23/2022







              



    



    



    



    



    




April 12/2022



Due to my current health situation, I decided to have the new stereo
professionally installed. After some research, I took it to
Extreme Dreams Automotive in Abbotsford.

As I type this, I am sitting next door at Francisco's Cafe & Catering,
enjoying a dry place to wait and sip on some coffee.




Four hours later, only to find that the Maestro does not work with the CX-9.
He says I need the PAC-RP4-MZ11 to make things work, without the Maestro..




April 14/2022



The problem with the Maestro RR: Couldn't get the Maestro to power up to send power to the radio at all.

iDatalink Tech Support confirmed that the Maestro RR will work on my vehicle.

Can I use the PAC-RP4-MZ11 and the Maesto RR?
PAC says no, one or the other.
iDatalink says.....



Updated list of parts.....

ITEM
MFG
MODEL
PART #
PURPOSE HAVE TO BE USED
NOTES
  Headunit Kenwood Excelon   #DDX9707S   headunit
  DVD "Safety" Bypass
home made
-
  n/a
  allows dvd player to operate with "key on"
  Dash Mount Kit  Metra Turbo Kit
  #99-7516B   stereo installation kit
  B/U Camera Adapter Axxess RVC Harness
  #AXBUCHMZ6V   retains oem backup camera
  Steering Wheel Control Axxess -
  #AXSWC   steering wheel control interface not needed?
  RadioPro4 Interface
PAC-Audio
-
  # RP4-MZ11   radio replacement and SWC interface ON ORDER


  Steering Wheel Control Interface iDatalink Maestro RR
  #ADS-MRR   universal car radio replacement interface
  Bose Adapter Axxess
TURN-ON
  #MZTO-01   retains oem bose system not needed?




April 27/2022



         
    
         
The final piece of the puzzle (hopefully).



Updated list of parts.....



ITEM
MFG
MODEL
PART #
PURPOSE HAVE TO BE USED
NOTES
  Headunit Kenwood Excelon
  #DDX9707S   headunit
  DVD "Safety" Bypass
home made
-
  n/a
  allows dvd player to operate with "key on"
  Dash Mount Kit  Metra Turbo Kit
  #99-7516B   stereo installation kit
  B/U Camera Adapter Axxess RVC Harness
  #AXBUCHMZ6V   retains oem backup camera
  Steering Wheel Control Axxess -
  #AXSWC   steering wheel control interface not needed?
  RadioPro4 Interface
PAC-Audio
-
  # RP4-MZ11   radio replacement and SWC interface
  Steering Wheel Control Interface iDatalink Maestro RR
  #ADS-MRR   universal car radio replacement interface
  Bose Adapter Axxess
TURN-ON
  #MZTO-01   retains oem bose system not needed?



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April 29/2022



Was back at Francisco's Cafe & Catering today while Extreme Dreams Automotive finishes off the install.




All done.



    
Apple Car Play and Gauges.




Never had the lines before.



    




Parts used.....



ITEM
MFG
MODEL
PART #
PURPOSE
  Headunit Kenwood Excelon
  #DDX9707S   headunit
  DVD "Safety" Bypass
home made
-
  n/a
  allows dvd player to operate with "key on"
  Dash Mount Kit  Metra Turbo Kit
  #99-7516B   stereo installation kit
  B/U Camera Adapter Axxess RVC Harness
  #AXBUCHMZ6V   retains oem backup camera
  RadioPro4 Interface
PAC-Audio
-
  # RP4-MZ11   radio replacement and SWC interface
  Steering Wheel Control Interface iDatalink Maestro RR
  #ADS-MRR   universal car radio replacement interface




Parts to be retuned.


Write-up on the install.




Manuals and instructions.




Left overs.



The stock headunit.....

         

         

    

    




May 8/2022



    
Where I will mount a USB/3.5mm outlet.



    
              
The USB/3.5mm outlet. Axxess AXUSB35-SKT.



    
Changing the LCD display lettering via the PAC module.




May 15/2022



         
Plastic enclosure for the USB/3.5mm outlet; Hammond Mfg #1593QBK from RP Electronics.



    
Remote control for the Kenwood. Got it for $15 on Amazon.



              
The enclosure all done and ready to be screwed together.



              
I used Bondic to hold the outlet to the enclosure.



    
Two sided tape on the back.




The hinged cover will bind when the enclosure is mounted, so I trimmed off the hinges.



    
         
All done and ready to go in the car.




August 6/2022




Dash apart.




Test fit.




Mountted.



    
Notching the cover.




Perfect fit.




All done.




August 20/2022



Making the microphone mount.....




Dome light removed.



         
Dome light.




Factory microphone removed.



    
Factory microphone.




Pulled apart.



         
The part we will work with.



    
This was option #1.



    
Going with option #2.



    
Bonding time.



    
Bonded together.



         

         

         
Wrapped it with cloth tape toclose in the back side.




If you have any comments, suggestions, or see any errors, please let me know..... cbradley@telus.net

Last updated on August 20/2022

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