What all goes into swapping to the GT trim? How different is the harness? Obviously bumper cover and headlights etc
A lot.What all goes into swapping to the GT trim?
Very.How different is the harness?
But in all seriousness - the wiring for the GT headlights is unique to the GT because there's extra wires that account for extra bulbs (DRLs) and the adaptive (moving) headlights. So far as I know, no one has ever converted from non-GT to GT, or the other way around.Obviously bumper cover and headlights etc
This. Given the abysmal resale value of these cars you are better off just buying a used GT.Really, beyond minor asthetic changes, you're really better off just buying another car in the trim level you want.
Many features are built-into the car and would required expensive/extensive modifications.
Safety equipment, seating, interior materials, different lighting, etc.
I would never recommend it unless you're a Rich Rebuilds type and just want a project to do.
My car's front harness was swapped from a GT to a Touring - I can't recommend doing it.So far as I know, no one has ever converted from non-GT to GT, or the other way around.
I'm preparing to buy a 2019 Touring and the only thing I wish it had from the higher trims is the Autodim mirror with Homelink. What year mirrors or aftermarket mirrors are compatible with it?It DOES make sense for Mazda, or anyone else, to make only one harness and leave pieces unpopulated. MUCH cheaper. However, that doesn't mean they did. But in some cases they clearly did (e.g. the Homelink mirror connector, which is not on the lower trims, is right under the A-pillar cover and it plugs right in -- including the dim circuit! It took me longer to get the cover off and re-attached than it did to add the mirror.....)