Both these plugs have tabs that must be pressed-in to release them. Be careful not to nick the radio's face plate on the top of the gear shift shaft. Cutting of the factory wiring, when it can be avoided, is never a good idea. Step 3: Lift the front edge of the top panel with the air-conditioning vents to pull the radio out. Bend them into a U shape about 1.
History: These were introduced in 1998 and used through 2001. Carefully remove the two covers to reveal two small holes underneath. This head unit has three connectors on the back. Do this with the glove box unlocked and closed. Cut it into two lengths about eight to 10 inches in length. These head units include an internal 4-channel amp and are also used in other Mazda products, like the Protégé.
When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. There is a available about this unit. Make sure the spring clips for the center dash piece are all in their proper place in the back of the center dash piece. Locate two nuts near firewall at end of steering column and remove. A much better way to do this is to buy a harness that has male connectors that you can plug right into the harness in your dashboard. Even though the later Bose systems aren't supposed to be affected by the infamous Bose Buzz that affected the '99 cars, many people including myself do hear a distinct buzz from the door speakers in wet weather.
View of the pod where the instrument cluster and hood go. The '99 problem was caused by a missing or incorrect baffle, and Bose admitted that the speakers will buzz when damp. Street price is somewhat cheaper, but not enough to make it competative with a decent aftermarket setup. Here's an example of the minidisc module: With the 2009 facelift all models were now fitted with steering wheel audio controls, and a 3. I have a non-bose system.
About 6 inches from the radio an in-line connector covered in grey foam can be unplugged simply by pulling it apart. In-door tweeters could be added with the optional Convenience Package. Remove the glove box by removing the retaining cors from the back 6. Why purchase the aftermarket wire harness? I have to get the right amp out so I can replace it. A little Dremel action will take care of that.
To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Lying upside down so you can see it's construction. Once the radio is out re-route the cables so they are not looped around the pipe. With the bass and treble controls set at the default positions, the radio has boomy, poorly-defined bass and too much treble, but no midrange. A Yep - some information, and some more. Most people that install aftermarket sound, if they have a Bose system, have to do an involved Bose-ectomy to remove everything and switch to the more common 4-ohm system. Q Can I replace the head unit? I am open to maybe even going aftermarket if i dont like my options for staying close to stock.
These devices can be found at various online stores and cost around £50. The looks similar to the 1M32, but. This is then spliced to provide signal for both the tweeter and door speaker. To remove the center dash piece simply grab hold of it at strong points along the sides and pull it from the dash. A plug-in wire cable runs to the bottom of the console -- it can be left plugged in. Look at all those wires! These may be really tight, so be careful.
Notice the upper part of the dash. Please see the steps below or alternatively watch the video. A The speakers use a single wire pair from the Bose amp in the dash through to the doors. Q Can I replace the head unit? Step 2: Unscrew the 4 radio head unit screws. Q Can I add a minidisc player? Just use a speaker-level amp, and you're all set. Q Can I replace the speakers? We recommend changing the battery in Mazdas every 4 years. Q So which cars have which audio components? Look at the Radio to be removed and notice the two covers on either side of the faceplate.