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Radio Replacement Click on a link Cover Before Remove Wire Mount
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Factory Radio
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2) In the print options box do the following:
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New Radio B) Locate box “Print Quality”. Select highest print dpi
allowed by printer.
C) If print quality listed is not as high as that printers normal
quality, press the “SETUP..” button. In the next screen,
press the “PROPERTIES” button and set the printers
print quality to the highest print dpi allowed.

Document Revision History

09/99 Document Creation

All Information, Including Photos And Illustrations, In These Pages Is Believed To Be Correct And Reliable. The Information Contained In These Pages Is Given As General Information For The Installation Of Audio, Video, Security,
Communications, And Other Accessory Products Into Mobile And/Or Vehicle Applications. The Install Doctor, Any Subsidiaries Or Divisions Thereof, Or Any Member Of These Companies Shall Not Be Held Liable For Any Damages And/Or Injuries
Resulting From The Use Of Information Contained In These Pages. All Information Contained In These Pages Should Be Checked And Verified With Appropriate Test Equipment To Assure The Safety And Proper Operation Of Equipment Installed
And The Vehicle Itself. Careful Attention Should Be Given To All Electronic/Electric Circuits. High Voltages And Currents Can Cause Bodily Injury, Skin Damage, And Even Death. Installs Are Taken At The Risk Of Each Installer, And/Or Individual.
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MX-6 - Mazda 1994
I
Radio Replacement Click on a link Cover Before Remove Wire Mount
tab to jump to Page You Begin & Install New Radio New Radio
Document #: 629005 that page

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Overview Of This Radio Install Parts Needed For This Radio Install

Step What Section To Go To Parts REQUIRED for the install Description


Remove old radio from dash Remove & Install Snap on wire harness adapter 92 and newer Mazda 2 pc
Wire the new radio Wire New Radio wire harness
Mount the new radio Mount New Radio
Finishing the installation Remove & Install
Optional parts for this install
None

Tools Needed To Complete This Install

TOOL TIPS:
Small Battery: use a battery to test speaker wires. Touching the (+) positive
Radio Solder/ Voltage Small
Keys OR Crimper Meter Battery and (-) negative baterry leads to a pair of speaker will cause the speaker to
Coat Hanger make a “Pop” sound indicating that pair of wires goes to that speaker.
Voltage Meter: Always check +12 Volt power wires for voltage before
Hand tools needed Accessory tools needed to test and making wire connections. These wires will fluctuate between 10 and 14 Volts.
to remove radio wire the new radio Solder Iron or Crimp Tool: make wire to wire connections using either a
solder iron and electrical tape, OR plastic crimp terminals found at most
PLUS: Wire ties or electrical tape: to neatly bundle and organize your hardware or auto parts stores.
wires for a professional appearance.

Installation Difficulty Ratings


Easy. No advanced skills or specialty tools needed.
Do It Yourselfers
Basics. Simple tools required. Installs quickly. Basics
Intermediate. Requires knowledge of tools, or disassembly of panels.
Advanced. Requires advanced tools, or extra time.
Difficult. Involves modifying or cutting of the installation area. Advanced Professional Installer
tools and/or skills required. Best if performed by experienced installers.
Basics

Support Information If You Need Help

Supplemental information if you need help

Document Title Document #


Basic DC electronics for automotive applications 999001
Wire splicing: soldering vs. crimping 999004
Why use radio installation kits 999005
Mounting your radio to an installation kit 999007
Why use an optional snap on wire harness 999008
Wiring your new radio using a wire harness 999009
Testing wires when installing a new radio 999013

All Information, Including Photos And Illustrations, In These Pages Is Believed To Be Correct And Reliable. The Information Contained In These Pages Is Given As General Information For The Installation Of Audio, Video, Security,
Communications, And Other Accessory Products Into Mobile And/Or Vehicle Applications. The Install Doctor, Any Subsidiaries Or Divisions Thereof, Or Any Member Of These Companies Shall Not Be Held Liable For Any Damages And/Or Injuries
Resulting From The Use Of Information Contained In These Pages. All Information Contained In These Pages Should Be Checked And Verified With Appropriate Test Equipment To Assure The Safety And Proper Operation Of Equipment Installed
And The Vehicle Itself. Careful Attention Should Be Given To All Electronic/Electric Circuits. High Voltages And Currents Can Cause Bodily Injury, Skin Damage, And Even Death. Installs Are Taken At The Risk Of Each Installer, And/Or Individual.
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I
Radio Replacement Click on a link Cover Before Remove Wire Mount
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Remove Factory Radio

STEP 1: STEP 2:

The Mazda radio is snapped into the vehicles dash. With the proper tool, known as Mazda Pull the radio from the dash. Unplug the
radio removal keys, the Mazda radio can be pulled forward out of the dash. antenna cable from the rear of the radio. Unplug
A clothes hanger can be used instead of actual Mazda radio removal keys. Cut the clothes the 2 white wire harness connectors from the
hanger and bend 2 pieces into a “U” shape as shown in the photo above or the diagram below. rear of the radio. Unplug the brown ground wire
For more information on how to remove the radio, see the diagram below. connector from the rear of the radio.

Note: Many Mazda radios have small rubber plugs that are inserted into the holes on the side
of the radio. Before the radio removal keys can be inserted into the holes, these rubber plugs
must be removed. A sharp pointed tool can be used to remove the rubber plugs.

Removing Mazda Radios Using “U” Shaped Removal Keys

Insert the “U” shaped keys into In order for the radio to be
the holes as shown in the removed, clips attached to the
diagram. Coat hangers can be side of the radio must be moved
cut and bent into shape for a inward so the radio can slide out
quick, cheap replacement or of the dash. Insert the keys and
alternative when Mazda keys push each key out, away from
are not available. the radio. The ends of the keys
will press into the clips. While
pushing the keys outward, pull
and the radio should slide
forward out of the dash.

All Information, Including Photos And Illustrations, In These Pages Is Believed To Be Correct And Reliable. The Information Contained In These Pages Is Given As General Information For The Installation Of Audio, Video, Security,
Communications, And Other Accessory Products Into Mobile And/Or Vehicle Applications. The Install Doctor, Any Subsidiaries Or Divisions Thereof, Or Any Member Of These Companies Shall Not Be Held Liable For Any Damages And/Or Injuries
Resulting From The Use Of Information Contained In These Pages. All Information Contained In These Pages Should Be Checked And Verified With Appropriate Test Equipment To Assure The Safety And Proper Operation Of Equipment Installed
And The Vehicle Itself. Careful Attention Should Be Given To All Electronic/Electric Circuits. High Voltages And Currents Can Cause Bodily Injury, Skin Damage, And Even Death. Installs Are Taken At The Risk Of Each Installer, And/Or Individual.
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Radio Replacement Click on a link Cover Before Remove Wire Mount
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Wiring The New Radio Mounting The Radio

Move to: Mounting New Radio Section


Move to: Wire New Radio Section

Completing The Radio Installation

STEP 1: STEP 2:

Insert the new radios ‘DIN’ cage into the Connect the antenna to the new radio. Make
opening in the dash. Bend the tabs of the sure all power and speaker wire connections
cage behind the plastic of the dash panel to have been made and plug in any connectors
secure the ‘DIN’ cage in place. to the rear of the radio.

Slide the new radio into the ‘DIN’ cage until


the new radio snaps into the cage.

The installation is now complete

All Information, Including Photos And Illustrations, In These Pages Is Believed To Be Correct And Reliable. The Information Contained In These Pages Is Given As General Information For The Installation Of Audio, Video, Security,
Communications, And Other Accessory Products Into Mobile And/Or Vehicle Applications. The Install Doctor, Any Subsidiaries Or Divisions Thereof, Or Any Member Of These Companies Shall Not Be Held Liable For Any Damages And/Or Injuries
Resulting From The Use Of Information Contained In These Pages. All Information Contained In These Pages Should Be Checked And Verified With Appropriate Test Equipment To Assure The Safety And Proper Operation Of Equipment Installed
And The Vehicle Itself. Careful Attention Should Be Given To All Electronic/Electric Circuits. High Voltages And Currents Can Cause Bodily Injury, Skin Damage, And Even Death. Installs Are Taken At The Risk Of Each Installer, And/Or Individual.
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MX-6 - Mazda 1994
I
Radio Replacement Click on a link Cover Before Remove Wire Mount
tab to jump to Page You Begin & Install New Radio New Radio
Document #: 629005 that page

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Step By Step Wiring Page 1 of 2

Auto Makers
Factory
Radio

New Radio
Wire Harness Inside Vehicles
Dash Which Plugs Into The Optional (STRONGLY
Rear Of The Factory Radio RECOMMENDED) Snap On Wire
Harness That Splices Into The
Wires Of The New Radio
(Note: the radio shown is for display purposes and may not be similar in
size or dimensions than the auto makers factory radio in your vehicle) Wiring Instructions:
The power and speaker wires needed to connect the new radio are attached to
the connector of the wire harness located inside the vehicles dash. The Install
Supplemental information if you need help Doctor STRONGLY recommends using an optional snap on wire harness that is
specifically designed to snap into the vehicles dash wire harness connector.
Document Title Document # This will keep you from cutting the vehicles wires. This optional snap on wire
Testing wires when installing a new radio 999013 harness will have wires on the opposite side of the connector that will allow you
to splice these wires to the new radios wires. The only other option is to cut off
Why use an OEM snap on wire harness 999008 the vehicles dash wire harness connector and splice the new radios wires
Wiring your new radio using a wire harness 999009 directly to these wires. The optional snap on wire harness takes all the guess
Wire splicing: soldering vs. crimping 999004 work out of trying to figure out what each wire is in the vehicles dash wire
harness. The optional snap on wire harness shows you what each wire is.

STEP 1
Connect the GROUND wire of the new radio to the Ground wire
connector inside the vehicles dash. (See TIP on the following page)
Ground Wire Ground Wire

POWER AND SPEAKER WIRES FROM THE VEHICLES


DASH WIRE HARNESS OR SNAP ON WIRE HARNESS
STEP 2
POWER AND SPEAKER WIRES FROM NEW RADIO

Connect the +12 Volt Battery or Constant wire of the new radio to
either the +12 Volt Battery wire of a snap on wire harness OR connect
+12 Volt +12 Volt
Battery Wire
this wire to the +12 Volt Battery wire found in the wire chart above. Battery Wire

STEP 3
Connect the +12 Volt Ignition or Switch wire of the new radio to
either the +12 Volt Ignition wire of a snap on wire harness OR connect
+12 Volt +12 Volt
Ignition Wire this wire to the +12 Volt Ignition wire found in the wire chart above. Ignition Wire

STEP 4
If your vehicle has a POWER ANTENNA connect the
POWER ANTENNA wire of the new radio to either the POWER
Power Antenna Power Antenna
Wire (if available)
ANTENNA wire on a snap on wire harness OR wire in chart above. Wire (if available)

STEP 5
Connect the LEFT FRONT speaker wires from the new radio to the
LEFT FRONT speaker wires on a snap on wire harness OR the
LEFT FRONT speaker wires found in the chart above. Left Front Speaker Wires
Left Front Speaker Wires

STEP 6
Connect the RIGHT FRONT speaker wires from the new radio to the
RIGHT FRONT speaker wires on a snap on wire harness OR the
Right Front Speaker Wires RIGHT FRONT speaker wires found in the chart above. Right Front Speaker Wires

STEP 7
Connect the LEFT REAR speaker wires from the new radio to the
LEFT REAR speaker wires on a snap on wire harness OR the
Left Rear LEFT REAR speaker wires found in the chart above. Left Rear
Speaker Wires Speaker Wires

STEP 8
Connect the RIGHT REAR speaker wires from the new radio to the
RIGHT REAR speaker wires on a snap on wire harness OR the
Right Rear Speaker Wires RIGHT REAR speaker wires found in the chart above. Right Rear Speaker Wires

All Information, Including Photos And Illustrations, In These Pages Is Believed To Be Correct And Reliable. The Information Contained In These Pages Is Given As General Information For The Installation Of Audio, Video, Security,
Communications, And Other Accessory Products Into Mobile And/Or Vehicle Applications. The Install Doctor, Any Subsidiaries Or Divisions Thereof, Or Any Member Of These Companies Shall Not Be Held Liable For Any Damages And/Or Injuries
Resulting From The Use Of Information Contained In These Pages. All Information Contained In These Pages Should Be Checked And Verified With Appropriate Test Equipment To Assure The Safety And Proper Operation Of Equipment Installed
And The Vehicle Itself. Careful Attention Should Be Given To All Electronic/Electric Circuits. High Voltages And Currents Can Cause Bodily Injury, Skin Damage, And Even Death. Installs Are Taken At The Risk Of Each Installer, And/Or Individual.
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I
Radio Replacement Click on a link Cover Before Remove Wire Mount
tab to jump to Page You Begin & Install New Radio New Radio
Document #: 629005 that page

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Radio Wire & Color Code Information Page 2 of 2

Factory in-dash wire harness (this vehicle has a 2 pc harness)


that snaps into the factory radio + a single ground wire
connector plugged into the a flat tab on the rear of the radio.

A B C I J M N S

D E F G H K L O P Q R T

AS VIEWED FROM MATING END OF CONNECTOR

Typical Factory Radio Typical New Radio


Pin What It Is In Dash Wire Color Equivalent Wire Color
A +12 Volt Ignition Wire Blue w/ Black Stripe Red
B +12 Volt Battery Wire Blue w/ Red Stripe Yellow
C do not use
D do not use
E Power Antenna Turn On not available Blue
F do not use
G do not use
H do not use
I Left Front Speaker (+) Purple White
J Right Front Speaker (+) Orange Gray
K Left Front Speaker (-) Blue w/ Orange Stripe White w/ Black Stripe
L Right Front Speaker (-) White Gray w/ Black Stripe
M Left Rear Speaker (+) White w/ Blue Stripe Green
N do not use
O Left Rear Speaker (-) Black w/ Blue Stripe Green w/ Black Stripe
P
Q Right Rear Speaker (+) Blue w/ White Stripe Purple
R Right Rear Speaker (-) Blue Purple w/ Black Stripe
S do not use
T do not use

Crimp a male tab spade to the new radios


TIP: ground wire. Slide it into the brown female
tab spade connector that originally snapped
into the tab on the rear of the factory radio.

All Information, Including Photos And Illustrations, In These Pages Is Believed To Be Correct And Reliable. The Information Contained In These Pages Is Given As General Information For The Installation Of Audio, Video, Security,
Communications, And Other Accessory Products Into Mobile And/Or Vehicle Applications. The Install Doctor, Any Subsidiaries Or Divisions Thereof, Or Any Member Of These Companies Shall Not Be Held Liable For Any Damages And/Or Injuries
Resulting From The Use Of Information Contained In These Pages. All Information Contained In These Pages Should Be Checked And Verified With Appropriate Test Equipment To Assure The Safety And Proper Operation Of Equipment Installed
And The Vehicle Itself. Careful Attention Should Be Given To All Electronic/Electric Circuits. High Voltages And Currents Can Cause Bodily Injury, Skin Damage, And Even Death. Installs Are Taken At The Risk Of Each Installer, And/Or Individual.
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I
Radio Replacement Click on a link Cover Before Remove Wire Mount
tab to jump to Page You Begin & Install New Radio New Radio
Document #: 629005 that page

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Mounting A Radio All information needed to complete the mounting of the new
radio to the installation kit is included on this sheet. If you need
additional help, please consult the following tech documents:
NOTE:
This vehicle does not require using a dash installation kit Document Title Document #
to mount a ‘DIN’ style radio. If you are installing a shafted
radio, you will need a radio installation kit that converts the Why use radio installation kits 999005
rectangular opening to mount the shafted radio. Mounting your radio to an installation kit 999007
Radio security 999010

‘DIN’ radio opening


in the dash

New radios ‘DIN’ cage slid into


the ‘DIN’ opening of the dash
with its tabs bent securing the
‘DIN’ cage for new radio cage to the dash.

The radio can now be slid into


the ‘DIN’ cage which will snap to
the radio securing the radio in
place.

When ‘DIN’ cage is inserted into


the ‘DIN’ rectangular opening in
the dash, bend these tabs behind
the opening in the dash to secure
the ‘DIN’ cage to the dash.

All Information, Including Photos And Illustrations, In These Pages Is Believed To Be Correct And Reliable. The Information Contained In These Pages Is Given As General Information For The Installation Of Audio, Video, Security,
Communications, And Other Accessory Products Into Mobile And/Or Vehicle Applications. The Install Doctor, Any Subsidiaries Or Divisions Thereof, Or Any Member Of These Companies Shall Not Be Held Liable For Any Damages And/Or Injuries
Resulting From The Use Of Information Contained In These Pages. All Information Contained In These Pages Should Be Checked And Verified With Appropriate Test Equipment To Assure The Safety And Proper Operation Of Equipment Installed
And The Vehicle Itself. Careful Attention Should Be Given To All Electronic/Electric Circuits. High Voltages And Currents Can Cause Bodily Injury, Skin Damage, And Even Death. Installs Are Taken At The Risk Of Each Installer, And/Or Individual.