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Some things we don't get over here like an official dash cam, Genuine Black wheel nuts and locking luts (ive just replaced the nasty chrome ones on my Homura for Black aftermarket ones, would have been nice to get originals!).

The most interesting product, a device that blows the rear camera with air to remove water droplets which @gazdzin spotted.

This is a massive omission not to include it for the UK market, where it rains 300 days a year!

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A bit sad that we don’t get more original accessories in Europe, I have also seen some products in this catalogue that I would like to have. I did some research and found that it is possible to order some of them from Rakuten (similar to Amazon but in Japan). So far I have found this seller: https://item.rakuten.co.jp/ap-murase/c/0000004457/.

It is not possible for the seller to ship items directly to Europe but what you can use is Rakuten Global Express: [Rakuten Global Express] Rakuten's Official International Shipping (Forwarding) Service. Obviously there is transportation cost and tolls so the final price of the products may turn out to be much more expensive, but it may be worth it for some of them.

Has anyone else found an easier way of getting these products to Europe?
 

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Some things we don't get over here like an official dash cam, Genuine Black wheel nuts and locking luts (ive just replaced the nasty chrome ones on my Homura for Black aftermarket ones, would have been nice to get originals!).

The most interesting product, a device that blows the rear camera with air to remove water droplets which @gazdzin spotted.

This is a massive omission not to include it for the UK market, where it rains 300 days a year!
I also spotted it in the Japanese catalogue, wrote to my Mazda importer and got a reply that it will not be offered in Europe "due to different road conditions in winter, mere compressed air wouldn't be enough to clean the lens."

Well, I've lived in Japan for 10 years, driving all over the main 4 islands, and have never experienced drastically different road conditions than in Europe. But I've also learned that trying to convince my Japanese friends that their country is not THAT different from Europe is a lost cause :)

Anyway I found this device in some Japanese stores like Rakuten at much below the list price, so I'm going to buy it in the hope it can be installed on the European version of CX-60.
 

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I also spotted it in the Japanese catalogue, wrote to my Mazda importer and got a reply that it will not be offered in Europe "due to different road conditions in winter, mere compressed air wouldn't be enough to clean the lens."

Well, I've lived in Japan for 10 years, driving all over the main 4 islands, and have never experienced drastically different road conditions than in Europe. But I've also learned that trying to convince my Japanese friends that their country is not THAT different from Europe is a lost cause :)

Anyway I found this device in some Japanese stores like Rakuten at much below the list price, so I'm going to buy it in the hope it can be installed on the European version of CX-60.
Did you figure out what the two seperate part numbers are that seems to be needed? I am hoping its a wiring loom that can easily splice off the number plate lights or similar
 

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Did you figure out what the two seperate part numbers are that seems to be needed? I am hoping its a wiring loom that can easily splice off the number plate lights or similar
Yes, it's the main unit and a connecting kit, but I think the overall part number contains both. Once I identify a good shop to buy it from (and first of all a good forwarding service, I've never used one) I will call them and make sure - I can still communicate in spoken Japanese, but my reading/writing is mostly gone :) Also I've seen it in the past on some Japanese site at something like 40% below the list price in Mazda Japanese catalogue.

By the way I encourage everyone to write to your country's Mazda importer and demand that they make it available in Europe - Mazda does listen to its customers (sometimes).
 

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Yes, it's the main unit and a connecting kit, but I think the overall part number contains both. Once I identify a good shop to buy it from (and first of all a good forwarding service, I've never used one) I will call them and make sure - I can still communicate in spoken Japanese, but my reading/writing is mostly gone :) Also I've seen it in the past on some Japanese site at something like 40% below the list price in Mazda Japanese catalogue.

By the way I encourage everyone to write to your country's Mazda importer and demand that they make it available in Europe - Mazda does listen to its customers (sometimes).
I'd definitely be up for a kit too - I did see those price differences too when looking around, as you can speak some Japanese, could you maybe call a Mazda dealer in Japan and find out how much it really is?

I've already asked my dealer to inquire and Mazda customer service UK, awaiting a response on it, but will report back
 

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So far I called one Japanese auto parts store, but they told me it's a new model and they have no idea, they just list the parts they can order themselves, and they can find out but it will take some time. I'll make some more calls after I return home next week from a business trip.
 

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So far I called one Japanese auto parts store, but they told me it's a new model and they have no idea, they just list the parts they can order themselves, and they can find out but it will take some time. I'll make some more calls after I return home next week from a business trip.
Do the main dealers have parts departments in Japan? I was tempted to use Google translate to send them an email but imagine it would come out with me asking for a window cleaner or something :)
 

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Yes, they do, at least my Toyota dealer network (Tokyo Toyopetto) did - I had 3 Toyotas in a row in the 90s :) But they don't stock almost any parts, the showroom space is too expensive, everything is ordered on demand.

You are right - for some reason machine translation works quite well between e.g. Polish and English, but does a terrible job with Japanese. No idea why, it's a pretty simple language in terms of grammar and phonetics. Highly idiomatic, that's true, but so is English :)

Another idea I had was to find a Euopean supplier of parts for Japanese cars. They probably have partners over there.

Failing that I'll do my best on the phone, after I'm back in my country.
 
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