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Metra 95-7510 Dash and Wiring Kit

Install and connect a new double-DIN car stereo in a 2004-08 Mazda RX-8 (Gloss Black)

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by Zak Billmeier

You bought a 2004-08 Mazda RX-8 — great car, but its console makes it tough to upgrade the factory radio. Metra's 95-7510 kit allows you to install an aftermarket double-DIN (4" tall) receiver in the RX-8's dash panel, while maintaining all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning controls. This kit works with vehicles that use manual climate controls.

Available in flat black or gloss black, the dash kit is a perfect match for the color, texture, and contours of your Mazda RX-8's dash. Warranty: 60 days.

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Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so, then check here for a list of parts. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

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What's in the box?

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  • Radio/climate control housing
  • 2 Double DIN radio brackets
  • Rear support bracket
  • Interface module
  • Wiring harness
  • 2 Climate control extension harnesses
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

Compatibility: The Metra 95-7510 OEM Integration Installation Kit is designed specifically for the 2004-2008 Mazda RX8.

Note: Please visit the Crutchfield Car Selector for your specific type of vehicle.

Double DIN Installation Kit: The 95-7510 Installation Kit offers a recessed DIN mount and is compatible with double DIN radios only. The 95-7510 installation kit ISO mounts with Metra's patented Quick Release brackets and includes a custom trim panel. The Metra 95-7510 OEM Integration Installation Kit is painted, contoured, and textured to match your factory dash. Its custom design allows retention of factory climate controls and hazard button in their original location.

Interface Module & Wiring Harness: The Metra 95-7510 OEM Integration Installation Kit also includes an interface module and wiring harness to connect your aftermarket stereo to your vehicle's factory wiring. The included interface module and wiring harness prevents you from having to cut your vehicle's factory radio plug when replacing your factory radio with an aftermarket head unit.

Wire Code Chart: Wiring code for included harness (not your vehicle).

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Blue Power Antenna
Orange Illumination
Orange/White Dimmer
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -

Installation Note: When a Black wire is not present, ground radio to vehicle chassis. All colors may not be present on all leads due to manufacturer's specifications.

Tools Required: The following tools are required for installation.

  • Panel removal tool
  • Small flat-blade screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Socket set
  • Cutting tool
 
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4 out of 5

Works as adverised.

Written By Eric J., Graniteville, SC on Saturday, August 16, 2014
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Kit is well made and looks great installed. Works like it is advertised to work! Only problems encountered were inadequate instructions and the fact that there are a LOT of wires to fit back into the dash! The inadequate instructions had me stymied, but Cecil in tech support came to the rescue. When I called and posed my problem, he researched it and called me back AND emailed me pictures to highlight what he explained. Worked as he explained it. This is Crutchfields absolute strength!
Pros:
Looks good Allows use of heat and A/C Customizable
Cons:
Instructions left some to be desired. Did not explain actual mounting of unit.
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5 out of 5

Exactly what I needed

Written By Juda882006, Decatur, TX on Saturday, April 26, 2014
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I had a little trouble getting the wiring harness to fit behind the radio and eventually placed it in a compartment below the radio. This does not have anything to do with the product itself... which does what it is supposed to. Just take the time to keep your work neat and complete all proper connections. I also had some trouble with the first axxess box that I received but Crutchfield made this right by sending another... free of charge. I am extremely happy with the flat black dash panel, the wiring harness, and the service I received from Crutchfield.
Pros:
Service was awesome. Product does what it says. My aftermarket stereo makes factory Bose speakers sound amazing. The flat black dash panel replacement looks way better than the factory gloss panel.
Cons:
Too small of a compartment for wiring harness and Axxess box.
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5 out of 5

superb customer service

Written By Dennis, Lake Mary Florida on Monday, November 04, 2013
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when I first received the product I experience a little bit of difficulty. then I called the customer service and I must say Crutchfield is among one of the best companies for customer service
Pros:
great product great price great customer service
Cons:
absolutely none
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5 out of 5

Metra RX8 dash kit

Written By Terry ttg, Eugene, OR on Sunday, July 14, 2013
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I was pleasantly surprised after reading some of the reviews knowing this was the only choice out there. I purchased the matte kit, it wasn't a perfect match to the factory abs but a 8.5 of 10 , it didn't look like a cheap add on like some other vehicle kits do. Installation was pretty straight forward and the instructions were thorough. Others have stated there's a lot of wire to cram in there and there is with the interface, I found the pocket right behind the glove box accommodated all of it nicely. The end result was a double din factory look and the custom dash text was a plus. Gr8 product.
Pros:
Factory look. Detailed instructions. Custom text. Fit and finish
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Love the sleek look

Written By Dre101, Texas on Sunday, June 23, 2013
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Love the sleek look it offers my RX8, not to mention the functionality and how it looks seamless in my car. One can hardly tell this is an aftermarket item as it looks that clean.
Pros:
Great glossy/classy look.
Cons:
May have to have it professionally cut to fit certain aftermarket stereo systems. Certainly something to consider when purchasing this.
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5 out of 5

Looks very much like OEM

Written By JustMe, Columbus, OH on Thursday, May 23, 2013
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Very awesome for a complicated dash. With medium experience you can easily put this in and it looks very much OEM. Very clean product. I preferred the matte finish over the gloss.
Pros:
Everything.
Cons:
Instructions are missing a few details, but not very difficult to figure out what you have to do.
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Jim, Mich. on Friday, August 03, 2012
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This product worked perfect in my RX8. At first it looks a little intimidating, but once you get started is goes in nice. Some reviews say the extra wiring makes it tight. Just tuck the adapter box in the opening next to the glove box. & their is plenty of space.
Pros:
Lets you finally upgrade you system!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Metra 95-7510 Dash and Wiring Kit

Written By Anonymous, Charleston, sc on Monday, June 18, 2012
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Great look, easy installation!
Pros:
Perfect fit, classy gloss look, metra kit works with bose system, extra long wires, keeps temp, time, customize name on dash.
Cons:
It can be a tight fit behind the dash with all the wires. Will need extra product for steering wheel control.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Could Be Better, but not bad.

Written By RobertH, Gillette,WY on Thursday, May 17, 2012
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Overall, to make evrything fit, neat, perfect, professional, it was a bit on the difficult side. to figure out how to run all the wiring from a double din stereo with all the features/wires and strip the oem stereo down to the circut board to get all the original climate controlls and hazard light button installed into new dash kit and then find a place to store the interface and tuck wiring for all that........... It was a true challenge. But i do love a challenge, and i do have alot of install experince. So, to the pros, have fun, i did. To the DIY beginner or little experienced, i do not recomend this challenge.
Pros:
Installed firm, tight, clean. Love the display controller on the OEM display above stereo, personalizing txt.
Cons:
Instructions are not so clear(but good enough). The finish was "orange peel" looking, if you want it perfect, you'll have to sand and paint again. Came with bracket screws but would not fit my stereo, good thing i have a stash. Somehow someone should make the climate control connectors impossible to mess up.I think they all had extension cords, one of them could have been a different size or shape to make install flaweless.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

double din dash kit

Written By albert, fort leavenworth,ks on Sunday, May 13, 2012
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the product came in on time with all the needed hardware it was a easy install easy to follow directions
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1 out of 5

Stay away

Written By shaun, Jackson, ms on Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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when i first recieved my kit, i was very excited. i went out and installed it as soon as i got back from the mission i was on. first off let me say the access box is extremely cheap looking and feeling and then come to find out is a commonly malfunctioning piece. the A/c and heater controls were jacked. i caled metra, who not only were not helpful but had me on hold for thirty minutes. just to tell me that they knew about the problem. and there was no solution. thankfully crutchfield was MUCH more helpful and sent me out a new kit. i'm instaling it today so lets see if IT works.
3 out of 6 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Metra RX8 Ad

Written By Dustin, Orlando, FL on Friday, April 23, 2010
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Overall, this is a pretty good kit. The Axxess adapter retains the use of the stock LCD display above the radio and allows you to program the middle text to whatever you like.

My only complaints are:
With a double-DIN radio, there is not much space behind the radio for the adapter and wires, so tucking them was a bit difficult.

This is the glossy kit, which matches the stock radio bezel look, but the finish is less than perfect - it appears to be painted and has the 'orange peel' effect, which means it needs to be wet-sanded and buffed. It does look better than many other aftermarket kits, but still looks very aftermarket. I imagine the matte kit probably has a better finish to it.

The fitment is not perfect. There is a small gap at the top above the hazard light and the rear window defrost button sticks a bit because the hole for it is a little off. This could probably be corrected by shaving a little bit of plastic off with a hobby knife, but for a kit at this price, I expect the bezel to fit just as well or better than the stock radio bezel.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Great But Lacks...

Written By B-Rob, Orange County, CA on Monday, October 05, 2009
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So first off this product includes everything you need to install into the factory rx8 radio din. the kit includes the adapter that plugs into the stock wires which allows the user to customize the display, for example, mine says b-robs rx8 instead of mazda rx8.i have a video on you tube that shows what i mean.
the only flaw with this is that the kit comes with extremely short wires and hiding the adapter is nearly impossible with the limited space. Other than that this kit is perfect. Looks Great=)
17 out of 17 people found this helpful
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