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    Mazda5 - Stereo Replacement

    Hi Guys,

    So I have tried to remove the old head unit, in order to install a new double din. In the process of doing so, I have found there is no way to reseat the cage correctly.

    First question - is there an aftermarket cage, which secures into the area where the old headunit used to live? non of the universal ones look like they work?

    I have also managed to pull the entire centre console plastics out, and cant seem to get them back in, I did not remove the cupholders, and I cannot find a way to reinstall it.

    Second Question - How do I get it back in?!?!

    Any help would be much appreciated, as my car is currently in an ugly mess and I would love to get it back on track, and soon!

    J

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    Hi,
    Do a search on the youtube.
    You will find several instructions, it slightly different depending on the year of your 5.

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    This is a good one if you have a 1st gen:

    https://youtu.be/VGwBQPywHO8
    Last edited by Hank3; 03-14-2018 at 08:39 AM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasy View Post
    Hi,
    Do a search on the youtube.
    You will find several instructions, it slightly different depending on the year of your 5.
    For anyone who cares to know specifically about the MK1, but needs the answer to these questions in the future....

    1) you have to slide the second console (around the handbrake back -
    a. which involves taking two screws out from the rear left and right side (behind face plugs)
    b. take out two screws at the front near the bottom of the seat slides (left and right - behind plugs).
    c. remove the screws and covers then give a firm tug towards the back of the car to release the console
    2) Once removed, try to sdlide the centre console back into place, I had to pivot from the bottom to get it to fit and reduce the amount of colliding between the centre console and the side panels (steering wheel cowling and the glovebox)
    3) snap the cowling back into its original position

    With regards the headunit installation, some companies will sell a cage which rests the entire weight of the unit on the inner edges of the double din gap, which can overstress the fascia and leave the headunit it in a state of reduced security. In the end, I removed the mount cage from the original factory unit, wedged placed it in the gap in the correct orientation, then mount the facia infront and the position it rests in on the rear stereo support mounts and the top of the heating controls and remains steady entirely without rattles.

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