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Old 04-11-2016, 01:35 PM
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Hello there! We are going to buy a 2012 Japanese imported Mazda Demio (Mazda 2). Its interior it's different from the European Mazda 2 version. It has a screen in the middle of the dashboard. Is the screen only for the CD player? Is it a GPS?

I was wondering, does it have a USB port? Bluetooth? These are very convenient features that we'd like to have. Unfortunately I can't find a lot info about the Japanese version.
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Ive never seen a (DE) Demio with bluetooth before, nor a (DE) Mazda 2 for that mater.

Can you post any photos of the screen?

It may have USB, look in front of the handbrake lever.

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Hi.
I bought a 2012 Japanese imported Mazda Demio today.

In my case that screen in the middle of dashboard is Panasonic AVIC-MRZ05 (I stumbled upon this forum while searching for info on it actually).
It seems to be a domestic model too, as I could find any info about it only on AVIC-MRZ05 ?????? | ????????? | ??? | ???? | ?????????

It boasts a GPS, but getting a set of maps for it and uploading them will be a problem.
I found the recommended software - carrozzeria | ƒiƒrƒXƒ^ƒWƒIiŠyƒiƒr/ŠyƒiƒrLite—pjVer.1.3 - but I'm not really sure about anything in it.
It also receives FM radio and should've allowed to catch on-air TV channels if I was in Japan.

I didn't find any USB (yet?) and didn't test what probably is bluetooth connection properly (it didn't pair with my old non-touchscreen phone, and I didn't exactly hope for it).
However, when you "eject" it, the screen slides out and there is a full-SD card slot there and a CD slot.

It's all in Japanese in my case and with no hopes to translate it (the model was discontinued in 2014 according to the site) I'm aiming to find a way to replace it.
After all, I'm not even sure if bluetooth means what I think as it proposes "1600khz" and "1628khz" (or so) frequencies, while bluetooth operates at 2,4Ghz.

Once I'll convince my kid to go to sleep, I'll investigate further, obviously.

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So, if the dashboard looks like this - http://i.imgur.com/5C2CM04.jpg - chances are you do have that MRZ05.

I looked all over a place, but didn't find any USB. If it is there, it's hidden.
I was wrong on bluetooth, these frequences are Japan Highway Advisory Radio.

SD card playing works fine with fat32 formatted card - http://i.imgur.com/nfZv5nL.jpg

There is a choice of display language, but it's very specific - http://i.imgur.com/SEuFPUi.jpg

GPS works, but I don't think it likes the place - http://i.imgur.com/b4xJ0Jl.jpg

Hope that helps to make an informed choice.
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Ditch it. Not worth trying to do anything with it.
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Yep.
I'm currently researching how I can replace it with minimal intrusions in the wiring (the connectors there seem to be custom anyway).
I mean, ordering something that will be suitable for installation and that I'll like and paying a proper car electronics engineer to do the actual installation.
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Thanks for your replies. grim_reaper I can't specify which model exactly is the car because I haven't got it yet. Though I think it's a newer model than faijeya's since the one I want to buy has climate control not a simple air conditioning. faijeya I'm from Cyprus too. Behind the shift lever, in the image you provided, I think I can detect a small lever/switch, which the one I'm about to buy doesn't have it.

The company assured me that they will take care of putting an FM transmitter suitable for Cypriot radio stations and convert everything in English on-screen.

So it has an SD card slot? If it does and it's working for listening to music then that would be cool since my current options were: 1. Buy an FM transmitter (for the power plug) with USB or 2. Exchanging the whole screen with a good CD player.

Again thanks for the information and images provided.
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