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Installed Pioneer X930BT in my Mazda2

Kags1969

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2011 Mazda2 Sport
I just finished installing a Pioneer X930BT in my Mazda2. I used a Kanatech install kit and it was a very straight forward install. One nice thing is that Mazda has put a VSS wire in the stock stereo harness in the 2011's. I took a bunch of pics of the install if anyone is interested. Now I just need a Mazda2 Splash screen...

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Evilpony

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Mazda 2 and Mazda 3 GS Sport
I'd love to see the install pics. I'll be installing a new Double-DIN deck in my wifes car in the near future and it would be great to have some direction for removing the stock head unit etc.

Thanks!
 

mray

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1972 240z
i know this may be weird but did you weigh the stock set up vs the new set up? if its not that much heavier i might want to do this
 

Kags1969

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2011 Mazda2 Sport
Here are some pics. I am a bit tired but can add narrative later....


Step one: pull the glove box.

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Step two: Remove the bolt (White Arrow) that hold the stereo in place....

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Step three: Remove both side panels. They have one of those funny fasteners that you have to pull the center section out first and then the whole fastener comes loose.

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Step four: remove the two screws that hold the center column in place. One drivers side, one passenger side.

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Step five: screw the shift knob off then pull on the top of the center console. The center console breaks into two pieces. The part around the shift knob and the rest.....

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Kags1969

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2011 Mazda2 Sport
more pics

Step six: unscrew two screws that hold radio in, directly below the faceplate by the shifter....

Step seven: pry the plastic side cover from the dash. Start in a corner and pry a little till you get the snaps to start popping loose and work your way around. You have to pull this to get the stereo out.

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Pic of the panel
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Back of the panel. On the drivers side, I just pulled the side closest to the radio and was able to get the radio out and new one in without having to pull the drivers side panel.

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Two little metal clips hold the hazard signal switch, so pop it off and put in your new stereo surround

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The instrument cluster pod just pulls off with a firm tug. I placed my gps antenna as it looked like a good spot......

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DaleNixon

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2001 Miata, 2011 Mazda 2
Thanks for the pics. Is that an antenna adapter you have there? Or is that the factory antenna plug?
 

Kags1969

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2011 Mazda2 Sport
No worries. It is a Honda Antenna adapter. I will be glad to answer any questions if I am able...
 

Evilpony

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Mazda 2 and Mazda 3 GS Sport
Thanks for the pics and the description of the process! Extremely helpful stuff!
 

Kags1969

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2011 Mazda2 Sport
I am not sure which one as I just took my old head unit to Best Buy and told them I thought it was a Honda adapter. I remember the package saying 2005+....
 
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2011 Mazda MX-5 Sport, 2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
Did you have to cut any supports? Crutchfield says the rear support needs to be cut in order for this to fit.

I wonder if I can keep my steering wheel controls?
 

fam

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10 Mazda5 GT AT, 10 Mazda3S GB GT 6SPD
Looks amazing...am interested if steering wheel controls work as well?
 

DrWebster

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2013 Mazda 2 Touring
Out of curiosity, can you tell what manufacturer makes the factory headunit? In the Mazda 3, Panasonic, Sanyo and Clarion made them.
 

DaleNixon

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2001 Miata, 2011 Mazda 2
Thanks again for this write up. I'm in the process of tearing down my 2 and this is making it super easy! You really have to pull the hell out of that glove box!
 
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2008 Mazdaspeed 3 and 2010 Mazda 5
Did you have to cut any supports? Crutchfield says the rear support needs to be cut in order for this to fit.

I wonder if I can keep my steering wheel controls?

Just bumping this thread to find out if you needed to cut the rear support.

I am installing a Pioneer AVIC-U310 into my wife's new 2 and just bought the Scosche kit. Anyone have any experience with it?
 

SurlySays

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2011 Mazda2 Touring
if i do install a double din nav unit into my M2 will i be able to retain the steering wheel controls? or do those become useless?