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Old 01-16-2013, 10:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Hi,

The cable can be bought on ebay (dont get the overpriced metra/axxess one) and the firmware would be from the axxess website I beleive.

If you check all posts by the user neil201 he managed to get the kit working correctly on a UK car. You will have to sift through various threads to find out how. His posts below:

http://forum.mazda6club.com/search.php?searchid=1102538

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For anyone wondering, the thread referenced is as follows:
Finally!!!

I'm curious as to whether it'd work for me, though, as I have a Metra 99-7503 rather than the 7507.

I'm going to buy a cable online and hope for the best, nonetheless -- I can get a cable for < ~ $10 and mod it so that it *should* work; so there's no real loss if it doesn't work.

I would modify it as follows:
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f...ble-5-a-79367/

Will keep you guys posted.

edit: FUDGE! Apparently the cable mentioned in that link is NOT able to update metra kits. I bought mine elsewhere (I wanted it quick, so paid a little extra and grabbed a generic one from Australia (I'm from Melbourne, AU) based on the PL2303HX), so hopefully mine works! If not, it won't be completely useless, as I'll use it for other things I may need to program in the future.

For the record, I purchased this adapter:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/190749631...ht_3986wt_1271

(I know it's a bit more expensive than the ones from HK, but I want it asap, so I'm happy to pay that little bit more.)

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:25 AM   #22 (permalink)
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That guy has a Mazda speed 6, so chances are it won't work.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #23 (permalink)
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That guy has a Mazda speed 6, so chances are it won't work.
Did it?
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Found this one... They say it will work with EU models.
Can anyone confirm this?

http://www.autotoys.com/x/product.php?productid=5251
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:51 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Did it?
I've been incredibly busy, and so haven't been able to try it. Sorry.

The dash kit you linked above appears to a metra kit, so I'm not sure if it will work. I'd try it, but I can't afford it right now --- anyone able to test it?
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:32 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Just got this from Metra.

"There is a deviation in the communication protocol between the climate system and the OE display from models made in North/ South America and Japan.Our NEW Double din application 99-7523S* should have this sorted out when released.ETA is proposed for JUNE."

Doesn't seem like they are working on a firmware update for Mazda 6 EU/AU on the current system.. :/
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Just tried this.
The USB Bootloader app that ships with WebXXpress can't detect the device. Damn.

Looks like I'll be waiting out for the new metra kit!
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I've been incredibly busy, and so haven't been able to try it. Sorry.

The dash kit you linked above appears to a metra kit, so I'm not sure if it will work. I'd try it, but I can't afford it right now --- anyone able to test it?
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Looks like the new kit WON'T work with Australian/European models?!

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Old 08-01-2013, 05:38 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Looks like the new kit WON'T work with Australian/European models?!

Metra Online
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:46 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Hi there, I just signed up here to let you know I succeeded in installing this kit in my 2005 6er (european Version). Everything works as it should except the clock now running in 12hrs-mode. Didn't yet find out if there's a way to change that but I can live with it.
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