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post #11 of 85 (permalink) Old 10-10-2016, 09:38 PM
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Running the RCA cables and remote turn on wire


Step 8
Remove a plastic cover above where the passenger feet go. There are two clips and then it just pulls out towards the passenger seat. Remove the glove box completely. To do this, open the glove box and push in on both sides of the box while pulling the glove box further open. Once the two stops come out, remove the arm attached to the glove box by simply lifting it up slightly. Then the glove box should be able to pop out pretty easily.



Step 9
Remove the passenger runner trim by lifting up and wiggling side to side. Again, do this gently and firm at the same time. It’ll pop out. To remove the passenger kick panel, remove the screw holder up near where the passenger feet go and pop the trim away from the bolt that you just released. Grab hold of the kick panel and pull towards the back and center of the car at the same time with a little pressure. Lightly shake it while you do this and it should start to come out. It can help to pull some of the rubber trim that runs along the entire car out a little to release the kick panel easier.




Step 10
If you are using the same LOC that I chose, this is where you will plug it in. Looking through the glove box hole, there is a silver box with a plug sticking out of it on the ‘rear of the car’ side. The clip to release this plug is on the back side so it is a little difficult to reach but once you get it, the plug comes right out. Then, your LOC has a male and female plug that lead to it. Plug the male end into the car and the female end into the male end you removed from the car. I then shoved the LOC up into the depths of the glove box area as far as I could with the RCA cables and remote turn on wire aiming out of the glove box.




Step 11
Attach your male-to-male RCA cables to the LOC RCA cables. Wire your remote turn on wire to the remote turn on wire of the LOC. At this point, you are now ready to run both the RCA cables and remote turn on cables along your car trim. Do this the same way you did your power cable. This is even easier because you don’t need to pull the trim up as far.
I was wondering if you could tell if the black box in this picture is the same as the silver one in your picture...I'm considering using this loc to add the subs that I pulled out of my wrecked 3, but want to make sure it will still work....
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Just by looking at it, it looks a little different but that doesn't mean a whole lot and I would actually assume it is the same as mine. Is that an 18-pin connector? What year is your mazda 3?

When I was researching LOCs I came across a lot of people using the one I did so we should be able to figure out if this one would work for you or not.
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that picture is from my new 2016 mazda 6 isport, the mazda 3 I pulled the speakers out of had the bose system and I didn't need the pac aoem-maz2.
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I would say yes. Those upper wires are speaker wires. You should check though. Open the door panel/ any speaker actually..and check the speaker inputs. And if they match up to yellow with silver dots or whatever u find..you'll know.

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I have attached the picture of my connector again. They look different to me but that is surprising since it's the same year and model as mine. It seems like the clip is on the opposite side. As in, the clip to release the connector is on the back side for mine and yours is on the front side. Also, mine looks a little more square.

I am sure that you could make it work by cutting the wires and connecting them to the LOC but it would not be plug and play at that point which is the main reason for using it. Going that route though would still assure that you have full functions of everything else that runs through that connector.

Sorry I have not been of much help on this issue so far.
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So I did a little experiment....turned on the radio, then pulled the connector off that box....radio kept playing, so I'm guessing that's not the box I need....
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That black box says bluetooth, obviously your cars bluetooth module. Strange, wondering where they puy the connector box you need
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Oh, look right above the bluetooth box then. I know in my kick panel on that side there were two boxes. One right above the other. When I unplugged mine my radio wouldn't even start up after turning the car on.
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In all this, I just noticed something that will probably make all the difference in the world. You have the navigation knob on your center console. which means you have an infotainment system with a touch screen if I'm not mistaken....that doesn't mean you have a bose system....but it's different than mine. My radio looks more like this picture, no knob on the center console.....so I am starting to think I may not have the tuner and amp unit in the footwell. The picture I pulled is from a 2014 mazda 3 i touring....which used one of the LOC's you used but connected it directly to the back of the radio......here, adding a second photo of my actual car that I pulled from the dealer site before I bought my car.
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Ah yes, I believe that would explain the differences. I didn't know that you had a manual. I also didn't know that things would be that much different with the head unit just due to having a manual. I wonder if the connector on the back of the radio is the same connector as the one in the kick panel in automatics.

What are you thinking of doing for a LOC now?
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