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Mazda CX-5 Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance tutorials for the 1st Generation 2012 to 2016 Mazda CX-5.

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Mazda CX-5 Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
CX-5 Key Fob Battery

1. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

The battery inside the "intelligent" key fob remote control for the keyless entry system and push button start system of a first generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & the revised 2016) Mazda CX-5 can become weak after a few years of use.

To view my DIY tutorial for changing the key fob battery (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
CX-5 Map Light Bulbs

2. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your 1st generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and the updated 2016 model year) Mazda CX-5, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Dome Rear Passenger Reading Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
CX-5 Dome Light Bulbs

3. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Dome / Rear Reading Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The Mazda CX-5 SUV is equipped with two dome or "rear reading lights" located in the headliner above the 2nd row of passenger seats.

If you need to change a burnt out bulb or upgrade them both to brighter LED units, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
CX-5 Cabin Air Filter

4. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the A/C system in your first generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and the refreshed 2016) Mazda CX-5 hasn't been working so well or the air coming out of the vents smells a bit musty, you probably need to clean or replace the cabin air filter element.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
CX-5 Door Panel

5. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your Mazda CX-5 SUV, you'll first need to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Trunk / Cargo Area Light

6. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade

7. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out of the back windshield of your Mazda CX-5 SUV during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the rear window wiper blade.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure, including the replacement part numbers, click on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Lights

8. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the cargo tailgate door of your first generation Mazda CX-5, check out my detailed DIY tutorial by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
CX-5 Tail Light Bulbs

9. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail lights assemblies of a Mazda CX-5 contain the brake, turn signal, rear side marker, parking and reverse bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.



 

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
CX-5 Headlight Bulbs

10. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a first generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & the updated 2016) Mazda CX-5 SUV contain the low beam, high beam and the front turn signal light bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
CX-5 2.0L Spark Plugs

11. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV-G 2.0L I4 Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs in a Mazda CX-5 with the SkyActiv-G 2.0L or 2.5 liter inline four cylinder engines should last up to 100,000 miles, but they should be checked before that mileage.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure, including the replacement part numbers, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 12 Volt Car Battery Replacement Guide
CX-5 12V Car Battery

12. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If the OEM 12 volt battery in the engine bay of your Mazda CX-5 is a few years old and you've been having a difficult time starting the engine, especially on a cold morning, you probably need to replace the battery.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure, including compatible replacement batteries with their part numbers, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
CX-5 Engine Air Filter

13. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-G 2.0L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element in a first generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Mazda CX-5 with either the SkyActiv-G 2.0L or 2.5L I4 motors should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced when overly soiled.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure, including the replacement part numbers, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
CX-5 Electrical Fuses

14. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide

The first place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your Mazda CX-5 is to check for a blown fuse or relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Take a look at my DIY steps for the procedure to check a fuse by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left of this paragraph.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
CX-5 Wiper Blades

15. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having a difficult time seeing out of the front windshield window of your Mazda CX-5 SUV during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the replacement blade sizes in inches and part numbers) click on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-G 2.0L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
CX-5 2.4L Oil Change

16. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 SkyActiv-G 2.0L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your Mazda CX-5 running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the canister style oil filter on the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the oil change procedure (including replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail picture.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
CX-5 Front Brake Pads

17. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The front brake pads of a first generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & the revised 2016 model year) Mazda CX-5 SUV can last anywhere from 40,000 to over 80,000 miles depending on your unique driving conditions.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (including replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
CX-5 Rear Brake Pads

18. 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5 Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide

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