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The info for this is now currently listed in its own in the accessories catalog.

For most models it will be at a website price of 119.00 shipped.

If you are one of the lucky ones that have an 07 Mazda 3 with an Auxilary jack then you will have to pay 220.00 shipped.

Also if you have Sat kit or the phatnoise system you will not be able to use this with those systems as the use the same port on the back of the unit.

Lastly, This will not work with the 07 CX-7 with factory NAV.

Here is an application chart:
http://i10.tinypic.com/2r55hjl.jpg

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So could you tell me more about this integration kit? Does it work similarly to the Audiolink that is available 3rd party or does it add functionality? Is it an easy install as that product is?

I may be swiping my debit card if this is the case!

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I was looking around the RX8 Website about it.


Official Mazda press release (from Mazda News Media site):




Mazda to introduce an iPod® adapter Specially Developed for its Factory-installed Audio System

- Mazda is the first in the world to deploy worldwide -



Mazda Motor Corporation will introduce an iPod®1 connection adapter with which the owner can connect an Apple's iPod digital music player to Mazda's factory-installed audio system, allowing the occupants to enjoy music stored in the iPod.

Starting from the initial launch in Japan, on August 22, 2006, the company will put the device on sale as a dealer option through Mazda dealers in countries throughout the world.

Mazda is the first to offer iPod adapters for almost all of the brand's models2 to be launched in the future.

The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) is JPY 23,100 (including installation fee and consumption tax) in Japan.


Product features of Mazda's iPod connection adaptor accessory

- Connected by a special adaptor to the car audio system, music can be played without compromising the iPod's clear sound quality.

- Owners can switch to the music menu, play songs at random and control the volume with the switches on the car's original, factory-installed Mazda audio system.

- If the steering wheel has audio control switches, the driver can control the volume and select tunes without taking his or her hands off the wheel.

- Once connected, the iPod is stowed securely in the glove compartment where it is charged.

- Operation must be done through the audio system, not using the iPod. Track information, such as the artist or album name is not displayed on the audio system.

- The adapter is compatible with the iPod models with a Dock connector including the third-generation iPod or later, iPod mini and iPod nano. It is not compatible with iPod shuffle.
 

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The article states.
Owners can switch to the music menu, play songs at random and control the volume with the switches on the car's original, factory-installed Mazda audio system.
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Operation must be done through the audio system, not using the iPod. Track information, such as the artist or album name is not displayed on the audio system.

My question is does the music menu somehow display or do you just have to play playlists, and random music?
 

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The article states.
Owners can switch to the music menu, play songs at random and control the volume with the switches on the car's original, factory-installed Mazda audio system.
Then Says:
Operation must be done through the audio system, not using the iPod. Track information, such as the artist or album name is not displayed on the audio system.

My question is does the music menu somehow display or do you just have to play playlists, and random music?
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I will post both the users manual and the install instructions ASAP ( @thursday). This will answer most of the capabilities questions that I cannot at this time.

The only things I know for sure at this time are:
1- It plugs in the same hole as the SAT or Phat noise system would.
2- It will allow for simple functions to be cotrolled through the vehicles audio functions
3- When in use the i-Pod is to be stowed in the glove box.

I promise I will post all the info I get as soon as I get it.

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The info for this is now currently listed in its own in the accessories catalog.

For most models it will be at a website price of 119.00 shipped.

If you are one of the lucky ones that have an 07 Mazda 3 with an Auxilary jack then you will have to pay 220.00 shipped.

Also if you have Sat kit or the phatnoise system you will not be able to use this with those systems as the use the same port on the back of the unit.

Lastly, This will not work with the 07 CX-7 with factory NAV.

Here is an application chart:
http://i10.tinypic.com/2r55hjl.jpg

JMBaggie
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This is the best I can do at this time. As soon as the pdf's are available from Mazda I will repost so it will be easier for you guys.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k129/mazdapart/P1.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k129/mazdapart/P2.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k129/mazdapart/P3.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k129/mazdapart/P4.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k129/mazdapart/P5.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k129/mazdapart/P6.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k129/mazdapart/P7.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k129/mazdapart/P8.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k129/mazdapart/P9.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k...zdapart/P10.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k...zdapart/P11.jpg

I do hope this is helpful.

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Did Mazda release picture's?
 

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There actually isn't anything to show. It is simply a cord that resides in the glove box.

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Miss the parts list on page #9, just wanted to see if it was the same as the one RPM is selling.


You didn't answer TraderStav question:

So could you tell me more about this integration kit? Does it work similarly to the Audiolink that is available 3rd party or does it add functionality? Is it an easy install as that product is?[/b]
 

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Miss the parts list on page #9, just wanted to see if it was the same as the one RPM is selling.
You didn't answer TraderStav question:
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Sorry didn't see it.

The kit is about a 4.5-5.5 on the install-o-meter. As far as functionality to be honest you do lose some of the capabilities of the i-Pod due to the interface and Mazda's lawyers. When using the Mazda adapter you cannot control anything using the i-Pod it is all through the SW controls.

What I have concluded on this item is that it is up to the individual. If you just want access to the music on your i-Pod then the Mazda kit is perfect, but if you want to use your i-Pod like your car was a big set of earphones then you will not be happy with the limitations of this product.

I hope this answers your questions.

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I really really really wish that someone would release an iPod unit that works without having to remove the Sirius radio capabilities. Yes, I know about aux-mod - still on the waiting list.
 
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