How to play music with AUX input on Mazda CX-5

You can easily access and power your digital devices from two USB ports and an auxiliary audio input jack located under the arm rest.

AUX port location on Mazda CX-5

To connect a portable audio player, plug an AUX plug into the player and into the auxiliary input of the vehicle.


Now turn on the portable audio player in the vehicle audio system, go to Audio from home screen and then AUX. The screen will show AUX audio menu.

To connect a late-model smartphone iPhone, iPod or flash memory. Insert a connector into the device and into one of the two USB ports on the vehicle. Select Audio on the home screen and then select USB 1 or USB 2.

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David E. McCord
David E. McCord
1 month ago

I have a USB Flash Drive loaded with mp3 music. When I plug my flash drive into USB-1 or USB-2 and scroll down to select USB-1 or USB-2 neither is highlighted/selectable. What is the solution?

Winston
Winston
1 month ago

Format your flash drive with FAT32 format, copy the music again and then retry. If it still doesn’t work then try a different flash drive.

Eric
Eric
1 month ago

Winston’s suggestion is correct: You must format the drive FAT32. On my CX-30 I found that the system would not recognize my 128GB drive, but it recognized a 16GB drive with a few hundred files. Then, I removed the 16GB flash drive and re-inserted the 128GB flash. The system recognized the 128GB flash, but would not list all 17,274 files. There seems to be a 9,999 file limit. Also, it helps the search process to create lettered folders, A-Z, and load each folder with the appropriate artists.

Last edited 1 month ago by Eric
Gordon E. Hartwig
Gordon E. Hartwig
1 month ago

I have an iPod and I can’t play it on my 2021 CX-5. The USB will not highlight in 1 or 2. This sucks. Am I screwed? My Lexus plays it and it is a 2011… 10 years old. What’s the deal on a new car? Seems basic and should be easily done.