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I sent this to Scosche.com

Hello,

I was just wondering if you actually have any plans on creating a dash kit for the 03-05 Mazda 6. I know there are many people that are interested in such a purchase. I would appreciate a response back.

Thanks

The response I received back was this;

We are currently in the making of the kit. The release date is December 15. if you have any other questions just give me a call at 1-800-363-4490 ext 134.

Thanks


Tim Maddox

Regional Sales Representative

1-800-363-4490 ext 134

[email protected]

www.scosche.com


Lets hope this is right!!!
 

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at least we finally got a real date....lets see how true it really is??? what are the odds that it will be released on the dec 15......i say 5 to 1
 

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Dec 15th, 2048 maybe
 

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that's definitely one of my christmas presents if they're serious. I'll just keep my fingers crossed
 

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next thing they will say its coming out and Feb 30
 

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sorry for the dumb question, but what exactly does the dash kit consist of? Some specifics would be cool. Thanks
 

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Originally posted by pobody@Oct 7 2004, 10:29 PM
sorry for the dumb question, but what exactly does the dash kit consist of? Some specifics would be cool. Thanks
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"DASH KIT"
Usually a "dash kit" or "radio install kit" consists of a piece of plastic
that fits a specific car's dash and allows you to install a standard DIN-sized
aftermarket stereo in place of the stock stereo. The dash kit helps to fill any
gaps left from removing the stock (usually larger) radio and helps to make a
flush fit between the new stereo and the dash. Usually you simply remove
the old radio, mount the kit to the new radio and slide the new radio into
the dash. Occasionally, in order to properly mount a new radio, you must
actually replace a portion of the dash rather than just simply fill a gap. Such
kits may include integrated AC ducts and/or spaces for AC control knobs.


MAZDA6 DASH
In the case of the Mazda6, the radio dash panel has -everything- mounted
on the rear of it -- the panel does not simply cover up stuff, the stuff is actually
mounted to the panel. This includes special integrated electronics between the
radio, AC controls and the upper LED display, not to mention integrated AC air
ducts as well as the actual AC control panel. Any "dash kit" for the Mazda6 will
need to provide the same functionality and because of this will need to be
much more custom than the average radio installtion kit. Unless Mazda
continues to make future Mazda6 radio dashes the same as the 2003 and 2004
dashes, it is not likely that any installation kit manufacturer is going to make
much effort to produce such a special, expensive kit just for two model years.
If they do, expect such a kit to run in the $50 to $120 range, depending upon
the maker and the volume of kits produced. Also expect car installation shops
to charge out the wazoo (double to triple, at the very least) to do a radio install
since, compared to an average install, the Mazda6 kit would require tons of
disassembly and re-assembly of dash components.


SAMPLE PICS (NOTE: these are NOT Mazda6 dash kits!):
Here's a fairly standard-looking style dash kit that runs from $10 to $20:
Picture of an average dash kit.

Here's a more expensive kit that includes integrated AC air ducts. This kit
just has the holes for mounting the actual vents (you must re-use your
existing AC vents). This kit is probably for a Chevy or GM truck:
Picture of a more custom dash kit with integrated AC air ducts.


These are the types of kits the aftermarket kit suppliers are accustomed to
making. The Mazda6 dash is -way- beyond what most manufacturers are
willing to tackle, but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed...

-mazdahatch
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Has anyone else received the little mailer on the Mazdaspeed 6 coming in '05 or '06. It has a picture of the dash. Radio appears to be in a removable insert seperate of the AC ducts and controls. Not likely that it will be backward compatable with previous dash guts.
 

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Originally posted by Absolut@Oct 14 2004, 03:33 PM
Pinned this topic!  Awesome news!
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I seriously think you wasted your time pinning this up =\. I have been disappointed to many times to beleive this story again.
 

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Originally posted by oakfan52@Oct 14 2004, 10:15 AM
I seriously think you wasted your time pinning this up =\. I have been disappointed to many times to beleive this story again.
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I agree. :(

I'm still hopefull but I'd not wager any money that
an '03/'04 dash kit will be forthcoming...
 

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Hi guys im new in the world of the mazda6, just bought mine 2 months ago and I'm pretty pleased with what i got. Heard some rumors about that dash kit. Well I was looking up for some head units and talked to the merchant. He called a friend which is a distributor of Sobel / Metra here in Quebec. He said that metra will have the mazda6 dash kit out for January 2004 Car shows. So Maybe out to the market around february? And he said also that normally Scosche always get his products out after metra did.

So all in all the question is... is scosche fucking with us or he's trying to get it out before metra...?
 

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I just talked to Tim over there about the head unit.....They are def mak'n one.

For all the disbelivers....since i have made a custom circuit board and sorta-dash kit from scratch and just don't have the LCD work'n...he called in one of the tech guys....The dude knew what he was talking about....and actually asked me some questions where they are stuck...he said the LCD wasn't a problem for them...funny huh.....

The kit that will come first most likey is the one for the Dial temp, not the auto controled one....which sux cuz that's what I have....but it's a start....

But he said mid december to call and most likely the will have some sort of preorder going on for it since it is in such high demand (thanx to everyone calling the number posted...LOL)

Just an update.........
 

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Originally posted by scans007@Nov 10 2004, 01:12 PM
I just talked to Tim over there about the head unit.....They are def mak'n one. 

For all the disbelivers....since i have made a custom circuit board and sorta-dash kit from scratch and just don't have the LCD work'n...he called in one of the tech guys....The dude knew what he was talking about....and actually asked me some questions where they are stuck...he said the LCD wasn't a problem for them...funny huh.....

The kit that will come first most likey is the one for the Dial temp, not the auto controled one....which sux cuz that's what I have....but it's a start....

But he said mid december to call and most likely the will have some sort of preorder going on for it since it is in such high demand (thanx to everyone calling the number posted...LOL)

Just an update.........
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The LCD is no problem but the auto temp controls are? :sarc:
 

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I know...My auto controls work with the new circut boad made....just can't get them to display......grrrrrrrr anyone happen to have wirirng diagram to the stock CD head unit.....then I'd be able to figure it out (with help of a friend of course)
 
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