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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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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.

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.

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

good kit, lots of wires and lots of screws but that's to be expected for a kit that gives me HVAC with my new head unit. fit and finish is great and everything works like it's supposed to.

Donald, Havelock, NC

What's in the Box:

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

Metra 95-7510 Dash and Wiring Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review:

18 Reviews

good kit

Donald from Havelock, NC on 3/30/2016

2004 Mazda RX8
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good kit, lots of wires and lots of screws but that's to be expected for a kit that gives me HVAC with my new head unit. fit and finish is great and everything works like it's supposed to.

Pros: looks good and works without messing up.

Cons: just takes a long time to change everything over from the old faceplate to the new one.

Great product and fit perfectly!

Mitch.w from Buffalo ny on 10/29/2015

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Easy install. Great instructions. Prompt delivery and customer service

Pros: Direct fit and easy install

Cons: None!

Awesome kit with one drawback

Michael T from Florida on 8/11/2015

2004 Mazda RX8
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in 2004 Mazda RX-8. I went with the Gloss finish since the original radio was gloss. I was worried about the finish not looking factory but when I opened it up I couldn't tell the difference. The finish was a high Gloss, no defects and looked just like the factory finish. All the connector and control box that came with it hooked up with no issues. Plugged all the connectors in and the radio worked and still had the factory digital display at the top of the dash. The only complaint I have is with the wire harness adapter. It didn't come with pins to match to the factory radio steering wheel controls. Even if a car doesn't have that option installed I would have assumed the wiring harness adapter should have the pins to accommodate steering wheel controls. Since they were not there I had to fabricate two pins and wires and inserted them into the harness. That way I didn't have to splice into the factory wires. It worked and I'm very happy with the install.

Pros: Great finish and quality of the product. It's not flimsy and fits perfectly into the dash with no modifications needed.

Cons: Wiring harness didn't have pins for steering wheel control

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jeff from laurel md on 3/28/2015

2004 Mazda RX8
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The kit was to small and the stereo would not fit, thankfully I work for an auto body repair facility where I was able to sand it down to fit and then repaint the kit.

Pros: None

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Metra 95-7510 Dash and Wiring Kit

Anonymous from Lafayette, La on 3/10/2015

2004 Mazda RX8
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ordered for RX-8. First interface did not work - temp and fan control did not work. Second one worked but had difficulty fitting system in dash behind radio. Wire harness could be just 1-2 inches longer and it would have been much easier. Install instructions are not clear. Had to make several calls to Crutchfield for assistance which they were helpful. Tried to get help from Metra but they were not helpful

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: Not best design- read reviews of product on Internet. Several people report problems with interface. Poor install instructions with product Wire harness to short - provide a longer harness and allow installer to shorten to their desire

Works as adverised.

Eric J. from Graniteville, SC on 8/16/2014

2004 Mazda RX8
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Exactly what I needed

Juda882006 from Decatur, TX on 4/26/2014

2005 Mazda RX8
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

superb customer service

Dennis from Lake Mary Florida on 11/4/2013

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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

Metra RX8 dash kit

Terry ttg from Eugene, OR on 7/14/2013

2004 Mazda RX8
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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

Love the sleek look

Dre101 from Texas on 6/23/2013

2004 Mazda RX8
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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.

Looks very much like OEM

JustMe from Columbus, OH on 5/23/2013

2004 Mazda RX8
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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.

Great Product

Jim from Mich. on 8/3/2012

2004 Mazda RX8
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Metra 95-7510 Dash and Wiring Kit

Anonymous from Charleston, sc on 6/18/2012

2004 Mazda RX8
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Could Be Better, but not bad.

RobertH from Gillette,WY on 5/17/2012

2004 Mazda RX8
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

double din dash kit

albert from fort leavenworth,ks on 5/13/2012

2004 Mazda RX8
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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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shaun from Jackson, ms on 7/21/2010

2004 Mazda RX8
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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.

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Dustin from Orlando, FL on 4/23/2010

2005 Mazda RX8
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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.

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Great But Lacks...

B-Rob from Orange County, CA on 10/5/2009

2004 Mazda RX8
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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=)

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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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Why did you buy this?

only kit to fir into mazda [ Brad  May 13, 2016 ]
Kit allows me to use an aftermarket head unit without doing major surgery [ GERALD  Apr 24, 2016 ]
The interior of my car is gloss black so I wanted it to match [ Ahmad  Jul 28, 2016 ]
Needed to install new head unit. [ Larry  Jan 10, 2016 ]

3 questions already asked

You have to buy it separate. If I remember correctly it's about another $80. But I'm doing just fine without my steering wheel controls and I drive a manual. [ Scott  Apr 22, 2016 ]
You need to buy it separate [ Leigh  Apr 22, 2016 ]
All necessary cables to connect the climate controls are included with the kit. [ Woo  Dec 26, 2015 ]
Yes it works great with my bose equipped RX8 [ ALBERTO  Nov 27, 2015 ]
Yes [ BARRY A  Nov 26, 2015 ]
Yes my car has the Bose in it also [ Roy  Nov 26, 2015 ]
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