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Unread 08-21-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Mazdaspeed6 Questions

I live in Canada and have had a Mazdaspeed6 for just over 2 weeks. I love it, but I have some questions that the owner's manual doesn't address, or plain and simply gets wrong.

Why won't the CD player play MP3 CDs?

What is the 'MEDIA' button on the stereo for?

Why are my scuff plates not the stainless steel 'Mazdaspeed' scuff plates?

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I can answer the first one at least. CD players are designed to play .WAV files not .mp3 files. Turn your mp3s into wavs and you are golden. You could probably find an aftermarket CD player that playes mp3s.

The media button I think is an AUX button, it will switch to what ever you plug into the stereo, like satelite radio
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Default Thanks, but...

I appreciate your response very much. That said, it answers neither of my questions.

I am well aware of how to create an Audio CD from MP3 files. The MS6's owner's manual claims to play CDs that are data sessions comprised of MP3 files up to 8 folders deep. Heck, it even claims to display the ID3 tag information on its display. Not happening in my car...

And as for the Media button, there is a 'SAT' button right next to it (I figured that one out pretty quickly...). I figure that the MEDIA button is for an external MP3 player (or equivalent device), but I was hoping someone could shed some light on it definitively.

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I appreciate your response very much. That said, it answers neither of my questions.

I am well aware of how to create an Audio CD from MP3 files. The MS6's owner's manual claims to play CDs that are data sessions comprised of MP3 files up to 8 folders deep. Heck, it even claims to display the ID3 tag information on its display. Not happening in my car...

And as for the Media button, there is a 'SAT' button right next to it (I figured that one out pretty quickly...). I figure that the MEDIA button is for an external MP3 player (or equivalent device), but I was hoping someone could shed some light on it definitively.

Thanks anyway.
Well heres an answer to one of your questions anyway. The Media button is only active if you have the tape or MD accessory, and is used to operate them it can also be used as an auxilary input. If you wanna plug your Ipod in its a good idea to get one of these http://www.therpmstore.com/product_i...roducts_id=142. As far as the other two Im not 100 percent sure but I would call the dealer and ask about the plates and see what they say. Enjoy the car man, hope I was of some assistance. =)

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Wonderful. Thanks for the tip ACTURBO.

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WOW man thats $140 for an ipod adapter

what a rip off

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WOW man thats $140 for an ipod adapter

what a rip off

Haha, not cheap but its worth it if you want it to still work with steering wheel controls etc. =)

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Haha, not cheap but its worth it if you want it to still work with steering wheel controls etc. =)
You are right, many people would pay that if it retains your ability to use the steering wheel controls, that is pretty cool.
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It might be one of those stupid little accesories that i would buy

but does the steering wheel still controll the ipod ?? does it have a clickwheel

or do you still have to play with the ipod

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It might be one of those stupid little accesories that i would buy

but does the steering wheel still controll the ipod ?? does it have a clickwheel

or do you still have to play with the ipod

Im pretty sure steering wheel controls the Ipod, otherwise it would be kinda useless dont you think?

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