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Old 10-31-2012, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Double-din Radio Install Kit from EBAY

I had posted this in another thread about an entire radio unit on ebay but thought I would post it in it's own thread so it didn't get lost. I know when I was trying to research double-din options there wasn't much out there... so what little info I can offer will hopefully help someone... If you have any questions about something I may have forgot to mention just ask... Here is my original post:

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I installed this ebay kit today... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mazda-6-Radi...item5ae986e0f7

the install isn't complete as I plan to get the 2006 shifter console and cup holder to match the kit... and a few other touch up... this is a quick pic I took when I powered it up today...

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

A few notes about the kit...

- It completely disables the information display... other then the back light coming on and off it doesn't show any information...

- All climate controls work as designed, although the buttons aren't as nice as the OEM ones... we'll see how they hold up.

- The climate control lights are a little weak compared to OEM...

- Wiring was straight forward, basically match colors for the radio wires and the shapes of the harnesses to the car... no instructions were provided

- The brackets that hold the radio are plastic but seem to be holding up well...

- It came with a trim ring that fills the small gap around the radio that mounts from the inside of the kit... I ran into an issue with using the ring that it made the radio sit in farther then I liked AND made the holes on the brackets not line up...

- When the brackets were installed on the radio they were wider then where they were meant to mount to the kit... not by much... but enough..

How I fixed those two issues...

I mounted the brackets to the radio and slowly drilled out each mount hole and guide hole until the radio sat in the opening where I like it... I only showed a gap at the top and the bottom of the radio because the brackets filled in the sides... I cut the trim ring they supplied and simply glued it to the kit on the top and bottom of the radio...

Overall I'm 90% satisfied with the kit... I got it for $175 free shipping through the "make an offer" option... and it arrived quickly... There really aren't many options as you all know... so overall I would recommend it if you don't mind loosing your display...

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I had posted this in another thread about an entire radio unit on ebay but thought I would post it in it's own thread so it didn't get lost. I know when I was trying to research double-din options there wasn't much out there... so what little info I can offer will hopefully help someone... If you have any questions about something I may have forgot to mention just ask... Here is my original post:

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I installed this ebay kit today... Mazda 6 Radio Stereo Car Install Double DIN Mount Navigation Bezel Kit Harness | eBay

the install isn't complete as I plan to get the 2006 shifter console and cup holder to match the kit... and a few other touch up... this is a quick pic I took when I powered it up today...

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

A few notes about the kit...

- It completely disables the information display... other then the back light coming on and off it doesn't show any information...

- All climate controls work as designed, although the buttons aren't as nice as the OEM ones... we'll see how they hold up.

- The climate control lights are a little weak compared to OEM...

- Wiring was straight forward, basically match colors for the radio wires and the shapes of the harnesses to the car... no instructions were provided

- The brackets that hold the radio are plastic but seem to be holding up well...

- It came with a trim ring that fills the small gap around the radio that mounts from the inside of the kit... I ran into an issue with using the ring that it made the radio sit in farther then I liked AND made the holes on the brackets not line up...

- When the brackets were installed on the radio they were wider then where they were meant to mount to the kit... not by much... but enough..

How I fixed those two issues...

I mounted the brackets to the radio and slowly drilled out each mount hole and guide hole until the radio sat in the opening where I like it... I only showed a gap at the top and the bottom of the radio because the brackets filled in the sides... I cut the trim ring they supplied and simply glued it to the kit on the top and bottom of the radio...

Overall I'm 90% satisfied with the kit... I got it for $175 free shipping through the "make an offer" option... and it arrived quickly... There really aren't many options as you all know... so overall I would recommend it if you don't mind loosing your display...
I got the exact same one for 175 as well and im putting it in this week lol
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mv577-What year is Mazda 6? thanks
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I got the exact same one for 175 as well and im putting it in this week lol
It's growing on me... climate controls still working... nice and solid... would recommend specially since there aren't many options...
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mine worked just fine and I have 2007 ms6
everything on mine works just like stock
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why so expensive? there's no cheaper ways?
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To clarify... your display works?
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it was better to buy in-dash multimedia system, that that mazda kit for screen. something like this: 03-07 MAZDA 6 Navigation system - 7" Digital Touchscreen/ DVD Playback/ USB SD
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