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A few weeks ago I discovered a post on You Tube from Karl Minikel who reported an update on his Mazda that made it possible to deactivate the Motorsound that comes through the speakers. Interesting!

This is the link:

He also reported a description of how to deactivate the sound (in german):

Hier noch die Tastenkombination zum aktivieren/deaktivieren:
1. Den Einschalter (Startknopf) in Wählhebelstellung P bei nicht betätigtem Bremspedal zweimal drücken (Zündung EIN) 2. Brems- und Gaspedal mit beiden Füßen gleichzeitig durchtreten und halten.
3. Fünfmal die rechte Schaltwippe (Plus-Schalter) betätigen.
4. Fünfmal die linke Schaltwippe (Minus-Schalter) betätigen. 5. Bremspedal und Gaspedal loslassen. 6. Eine Probefahrt durchführen und prüfen, ob das künstliche Motorgeräusch aktiviert/deaktiviert ist.

Well. I tried it and according to me the sound is still a bit there, but not nearly as loud as before.
Some say that it can only be done, when your car has had a software update. Mine is still due.

I'm interested to hear from your experiences.

Greetings
Jacques
 

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A few weeks ago I discovered a post on You Tube from Karl Minikel who reported an update on his Mazda that made it possible to deactivate the Motorsound that comes through the speakers. Interesting!

This is the link:

He also reported a description of how to deactivate the sound (in german):

Hier noch die Tastenkombination zum aktivieren/deaktivieren:
1. Den Einschalter (Startknopf) in Wählhebelstellung P bei nicht betätigtem Bremspedal zweimal drücken (Zündung EIN) 2. Brems- und Gaspedal mit beiden Füßen gleichzeitig durchtreten und halten.
3. Fünfmal die rechte Schaltwippe (Plus-Schalter) betätigen.
4. Fünfmal die linke Schaltwippe (Minus-Schalter) betätigen. 5. Bremspedal und Gaspedal loslassen. 6. Eine Probefahrt durchführen und prüfen, ob das künstliche Motorgeräusch aktiviert/deaktiviert ist.

Well. I tried it and according to me the sound is still a bit there, but not nearly as loud as before.
Some say that it can only be done, when your car has had a software update. Mine is still due.

I'm interested to hear from your experiences.

Greetings
Jacques
Yes. It is working.
 

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Try this:
1) Switch on the car by pressing the start button twice
2) Check that the direction selector is in Park
3) Press and hold both the brake and accelerator pedals at the same time
4) Pull the right steering lever five times
5) Pull the left steering lever five times
6) Release the brake and accelerator pedals
7) Insert direction selector in Drive and you can drive without artificial engine sound.

Repeat the procedure to activate artificial engine sound.
 

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Well. I tried it and according to me the sound is still a bit there, but not nearly as loud as before.
Some say that it can only be done, when your car has had a software update. Mine is still due.

Greetings
Jacques
If you are referring to the CMU software update, which came out recently, and is talked about in this thread: Software updates then that has nothing to do with enabling this feature, a PCM update is needed to enable this for older vehicles, newer ones will already have it.

Has anyone in the UK tried this?

He says to turn the car on by pushing 'Start' twice, but at least in the UK, you have to hold the break down to start it.

Have tried a few different ways and doesn't seem to work on a UK Mazda MX-30.
Yes for this to work, the car needs to have PCM software version MH01-186K2-J or later for LHD vehicles and MH10-186K2-D for RHD (UK) vehicles. (Right now, I believe that, version MH01-186K2-K and MH10-186K2-E are latest).

If your MX-30 VIN number ends in less than 113813, you will probably need this update before being to able to do this. If needed, visit your dealer and ask them to update it for you, since only the dealer can update the PCM.
 

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Try this:
1) Switch on the car by pressing the start button twice
2) Check that the direction selector is in Park
3) Press and hold both the brake and accelerator pedals at the same time
4) Pull the right steering lever five times
5) Pull the left steering lever five times
6) Release the brake and accelerator pedals
7) Insert direction selector in Drive and you can drive without artificial engine sound.

Repeat the procedure to activate artificial engine sound.
Thank you for this and your patience in writing that out. My issue with this though is same with the video, when I push start twice it turns the computer on but not the car, so:

1) Switch on the car by pressing the start button twice - OK turns the computer on.
2) Check that the direction selector is in Park - OK
3) Press and hold both the brake and accelerator pedals at the same time - OK
4) Pull the right steering lever five times - OK
5) Pull the left steering lever five times - OK
6) Release the brake and accelerator pedals - OK
7) Insert direction selector in Drive and you can drive without artificial engine sound. - can’t because the car isn’t switched on after pushing Start twice, the car only turns on when you push the Start Button whilst pressing the brake.

I feel like I’m being reeeaally stupid here and I’m a web developer in my 30s. I’ve tried this on and off for two hours. Do Mazda make things needlessly complicated? This being my third I feel they kinda do.


If you are referring to the CMU software update, which came out recently, and is talked about in this thread: Software updates then that has nothing to do with enabling this feature, a PCM update is needed to enable this for older vehicles, newer ones will already have it.



Yes for this to work, the car needs to have PCM software version MH01-186K2-J or later for LHD vehicles and MH10-186K2-D for RHD (UK) vehicles. (Right now, I believe that, version MH01-186K2-K and MH10-186K2-E are latest).

If your MX-30 VIN number ends in less than 113813, you will probably need this update before being to able to do this. If needed, visit your dealer and ask them to update it for you, since only the dealer can update the PCM.
Thanks for this, I’m unsure how to check software version without, I’m guessing, an OBD scanner? My VIN starts 114 though and I believe was fresh ordered, so guessing I’m safe?
 

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Hmm, yes the instructions seem right, only after step 6 in those instructions you are supposed to turn power off, but I'm sure you've tried that, there is a 10 second limit to do steps 4 and 5, yes you should be ok with that VIN.

Anyway here are Mazda's instructions, that might be added to the owners manual at some point, they are pretty much the same, with slight wording difference.

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Hmm, yes the instructions seem right, only after step 6 in those instructions you are supposed to turn power off, but I'm sure you've tried that, there is a 10 second limit to do steps 4 and 5, yes you should be ok with that VIN.

Anyway here are Mazda's instructions, that might be added to the owners manual at some point, they are pretty much the same, with slight wording difference.

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That's fantastic to see, thank you for that. I think I might have done it then, I can still hear a grumble but it is faint, but I don't think it has ever been particularly loud. Will keep trying and testing. Wish I could just find the damn thing and unplug it! :LOL:
 

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Hmm, yes the instructions seem right, only after step 6 in those instructions you are supposed to turn power off, but I'm sure you've tried that, there is a 10 second limit to do steps 4 and 5, yes you should be ok with that VIN.

Anyway here are Mazda's instructions, that might be added to the owners manual at some point, they are pretty much the same, with slight wording difference.

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Actually, re-reading, step 1. Turn the power ON (READY off). What is READY off?
 

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I assume You have the correct software (all MX-30 that were affected by old software problems should be updated by now)
Rewrite:(long time ago and old man with bad memory, sorry for that, so we try again)
1) Switch on the car by pressing the start button twice
2) Check that the direction selector is in Park
3) Press and hold both the brake and accelerator pedals at the same time
perform next 2 steps within 10 seconds
4) Pull the right steering lever five times
5) Pull the left steering lever five times
6) Release the brake and accelerator pedals
switch of power
Now You can start engine as usual and sound should be gone

Repeat the procedure to activate artificial engine sound
 

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Confusion around the word "Start". To action this procedure, initially keep your feet off the brake pedal. The start button then has 2 steps. Press once and only a few auxiliary things turn on. Press again and the whole dash system lights up except no little green "Ready" is illuminated. This is the state for actioning the procedure. However, don't get too carried away, it just reduces the racket a bit. Accelerate hard at 60mph and you won't notice a lot of difference. This procedure does not turn the sound off. In fact, the man in the video who started all this says that the sound is reduced and not off.
 

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I think i know, why it's made so "hard" to shut off the fake motor sound.
I think mazda is trying to cover up an annoying high pitch whistle sound, arround 100km/h.
It's a electronic sound, i guess from the motor or the regulator. Sounds like bad caps in a power supply or the high tension from an old tv.
I hear it, when everything is off. no radio , no blower, no fake engine sound.
When there's some noise from the radio or blower/ACC, you hardly notice it.
 

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Just to update everyone, after a lot of pratting around but still following the same instructions, I’ve managed to turn it off. I know a lot of people mentioned it only made it quieter but have found it has complete gone. Great to drive with but just keep an eye on how fast you’re going 😄😉
 
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