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There is no need to tie power into the overhead console; there should be a plug under the driver-side A-pillar cover. Just get the auto-dim mirror with the correct harness for this car (it's sold that way) and plug it in -- done. Oh, you get Homelink at the same time.
You will need a new "bitch clip" for the A-pillar as it's nearly impossible to remove it from the cover and a-pillar without destroying it (the "book" way is to cut the tether, which destroys it) and you DO NOT want to use a damaged one as there is an airbag back there and if it goes off that tether is what keeps the cover from smacking you in the face!
BTW there is only one actual manufacturer of these -- they have a patent on it, so you get to pay up and the only real difference is whether you buy the Mazda-specific wiring harness for it or not. For the extra $20 or so yes, you want the Mazda-specific wiring harness as it makes it a 10 minute install :-)
Last edited by tickerguy; 04-23-2017 at 10:27 PM.