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I have the Bose system and I want to know how easy it would be to hook the Delphi fm modulator adapter up.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-O1ubmU9zhDA/c...mp;i=040SA10112

For those that have seen the back of the bose 6 disk changer head unit does it look like the wires in that delphi modulator will work without a separate adapter?

I've searched around forever and I can't seem to get a definite answer.

Thanks!

Edit: Here is some instructions on the website but I don't know if the bose system would have the right connections.

Connections: The FM Direct Adaptor features the following connections:

To FM Radio: Male Motorola antenna plug on a 38" cable--plugs into the vehicle's AM/FM radio
To FM Antenna: Female Motorola antenna jack on a 38" cable--accepts the vehicle's antenna cable
XM Antenna: Female SMB jack on the side of the module--accepts the XM Radio antenna supplied with the SKYFi2 car kit, the Roady2 or the MyFi system
To XM Radio: Male SMB plug on a 40" micro-cable--plugs into the SKYFi2 car kit, the Roady2 or the MyFi system
Power Socket: The Roady2 receiver, the SKYFi2's car kit and the MyFi system come with a cigarette lighter power adapter. If you desire a hardwired power connector for the XM Receiver, you can wire the supplied cigarette lighter power socket to the vehicle's power wiring. This allows you to hide the SKYFi2, Roady2 or MyFi cigarette lighter adapter out of sight, and free up the vehicle's cigarette lighter.

Installation: The FM Direct Adaptor can be tie-wrapped to existing under-dash structures or under a seat. Care should be taken to prevent the unit from rattling or cables from being cut or chafed by moving parts.

Antenna Adapters: Some vehicles (such as select GM vehicles, Volkswagens, Nissans, etc.) may require antenna adapters in order to connect the FM Direct Adaptor to your vehicle's OEM antenna connectors. Please consult the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to see if OEM antenna adapters are needed.[/b]
I phoned Crutchfield and they said that the Mazda has just standard motorola connections so he said it should work. Does that seem accurate?
 

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it will work with ANY XM plug-n-play receiver. i have used this very item with the roady2, roady xt, samsung helix & sportscaster. you can pick it up just about anywhere; i bought mine at circuit city for ~$27. i have it installed in my 2005. there are plenty of write ups on getting to the back of the radio, or you can grab the antenna line at the driver's kick panel, couple write ups on that too.
 

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Thanks guys. I'm picking it up today at Future Shop (division of Best Buy Canada) for $29.00 Canadian so I think that's a really good price. They had like five of them in stock. Everywhere else on the internet it seems they are all sold out.

I've already managed to take the middle console off before. I couldn't figure out how to take the head unit off until I found out from the mazdatech forum that there is a screw somewhere by the side of the glove compartment. I couldn't understand why I was removing the glove compartment before. lol.

I'm hoping this is as good of a system as I've heard.
 

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How should I go about wiring the power into the car? This adapter came with a female cigarette type adapter with a positive and negative wire coming out.
 

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for power i hardwired a cig adapter plug behind the radio & grabbed power at the factory cig adapter. the blue is positive & black negative.

there are a couple of write ups on cig adapters, here are a couple (probably not exactly what you're looking for, but great for ideas).
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...mp;hl=cigarette
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...p;hl=cig+socket
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...p;hl=cig+socket
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...p;hl=cig+socket

i bought a 1-to-2 cig socket adpater from autozone for $5, and chopped off the sockets to enable behind the dash wiring.
 

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for power i hardwired a cig adapter plug behind the radio & grabbed power at the factory cig adapter. the blue is positive & black negative.

there are a couple of write ups on cig adapters, here are a couple (probably not exactly what you're looking for, but great for ideas).
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...mp;hl=cigarette
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...p;hl=cig+socket
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...p;hl=cig+socket
http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...p;hl=cig+socket

i bought a 1-to-2 cig socket adpater from autozone for $5, and chopped off the sockets to enable behind the dash wiring.
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So it's simple to hook in through the back to the existing cigarette adapter just below the head unit? I was looking to see how that would work. Should I be pulling something off or can I just jam the wires in there and pray it works?

Thanks so much for your help!

edit: btw the delphi adapter sounds so good. I can't even believe the difference it makes.
 

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odds are you'll pull the center dash out to get to the antenna at the back of the radio. you'll notice that the lower center portion around the shifter comes right out. there are several posts on disassembly, so i'll spare the details, but once you have the cup holder & shifter piece out, you'll see that there's a white plug connecting power into the cigarrete socket, unplug it as part of disassembly. go down about 2-3 inches from the white plug and tap your aftermarket socket into the wires. i always recommend adding your own inline fuse anytime you grab power. here's a how-to for another application, but it demonstrates tapping wires & adding a fuse.
 
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