- To reactivate the stock backup/reverse/rear camera.
- To reuse the OE/stock USB port in the center console.
- To activate Bose's center dash speaker when playing music from phone i.e. Spotify.
I will go through one by one, and share as well things that I discovered over the use of more than a month.
Here's a very good sharing in Mazda247 forum on reviving the stock camera. As usual, I headed to KL Auto to complete the job. It's recommended to get a 6V step down transformer, we tested few 5V but the camera couldn't work with them. Here's the end result...
Simply disable media audio and voila! The audio will be streaming through the HDMI connection. The center dash speaker or Bose called it "CenterPilot" will be enabled and the music estate is much more broader and enjoyable than before! More to that, the AudioPilot feature is also active when the car is moving fast, I noticed it only gets activated when drive beyond 120km/h. AudioPilot is the feature that Bose named as a noise cancelling feature that turns up the volume according to the vehicle speed. I believe these Bose features would not be available with aftermarket head unit if the original cables were cut.
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