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Metra 99-7523S Dash and Wiring Kit

Install and connect a new car stereo and retain your climate controls in select 2003-05 Mazda 6 vehicles — single- or double-DIN radios (Silver)

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You bought a 2003-05 Mazda 6 — great car, but its console makes it impossible to upgrade the factory radio.

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About the Metra 99-7523S Dash and Wiring Kit

Metra 99-7523S

You bought a 2003-05 Mazda 6 — great car, but its console makes it impossible to upgrade the factory radio. Metra's integration adapter allows you to install an aftermarket single- (2" tall) or double-DIN (4" tall) stereo in the Mazda's dash panel, while maintaining all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning controls.

Metra 99-7523S

You bought a 2003-05 Mazda 6 — great car, but its console makes it impossible to upgrade the factory radio. Metra's integration adapter allows you to install an aftermarket single- (2" tall) or double-DIN (4" tall) stereo in the Mazda's dash panel, while maintaining all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning controls.

The included dash kit is a perfect match for the color, texture, and contours of your Mazda dash. The included wiring harness works in vehicles with or without a factory amplifier. The package also includes a harness that plugs directly from your Mazda into the Axxess ASWC-1 adapter  (not included), allowing you to retain your steering wheel audio controls with a new car stereo.

Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this kit is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 1 year.

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What's in the box:

  • Radio trim-panel
  • Vehicle/Radio harness
  • HVAC harness
  • 2 Brackets
  • Pocket
  • Four #8 x 3/8" screws
  • Two #8 x 1" screws
  • 6 Panel-clips
  • Installation Instructions
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Metra 99-7523S Dash and Wiring Kit

Crutchfield customer from Arlington, VA on 6/12/2019

2003 Mazda 6

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I purchased this to install a Sony audio system to replace and upgrade the factory-installed audio in my 2003 Mazda 6. The kit did what it was supposed to do and had a nice professional finished look. Cost seemed high but perhaps reasonable, given its model-specific design. I opted to have Crutchfield pre-wire the wiring harness for the Sony unit. This seemed like a very good choice to avoid possible problems that might have arisen only later during initial testing. The main weakness is the quality of the installation instructions, which include minimal details. Connectors are not adequately described (what the function is of each), and affixing the Sony unit to the dash requires the drilling of mounting holes in the car dash with almost no instructional guidance. Installation therefore required moderate skill and is not recommended for everyone. Off-setting this limitation is Crutchfield's exceptional installation hot-line.

Pros: Nice final finish. Excellent Crutchfield installation support

Cons: Minimal installation instructions. Fairly expensive

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Crutchfield customer from Casper, WY on 4/23/2019

2005 Mazda 6

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The kit is great and looks great installed. The only trouble was with a few wires that were not in the instructions.

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Easy installation

John from Rossville, GA on 11/28/2018

2003 Mazda 6

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Love the Metra turbo 2 stereo installation kit. Fit perfectly for my Mazda

Pros: The finish was an exact match to my stock dash finish

Cons: Non

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Danielle from Franklin, OH on 11/13/2018

1997 Jeep Wrangler

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Easy to use

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Crutchfield customer from Port Orchard, WA on 10/15/2018

2005 Mazda 6

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Great fit and works perfectly

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Awesome!

Buddy from Topeka, IN on 8/26/2018

2004 Mazda 6

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Product fit perfect. Plug and play made installation easy. Price was fair for all included.

Pros: Fit awesome! Plug and play!

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Overland Park, KS on 2/26/2018

2011 Lexus GX460

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Looks nice I had to use adhesive and to secure the headunit in place but it's looks like it's factory

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Compatibility and Install

Isaiah from Hampton, GA on 1/29/2018

2003 Mazda 6

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I don't usually do reviews but I have to express my dissatisfaction with this product. This product was not 100% compatible with my 2003 Mazda 6s 3,0L v6 with the electric climate control. I gave it two stars because the installation was a nightmare, but I made it work. This product does require a bit of improvising to get it together. I had to zip tie the DIN mount into the console because the screw provided just didn't fit. After installing my Pioneer DEH-X3910BT my LCD display didn't work. In order to adjust temp, I turn the dial arbitrarily to the right or left now and feel I have to have my music though. These are also not isolated problems. Apparently, other people have had these issues, specifically on 2005 and older models. Followed instructions and made sure every cable I needed was in place, even display harness from the original unit. Once its together it looks great, but I'm definitely not satisfied with this purchase, especially for the price OUCH. If the product is advertised to work on a group of vehicles ALL of those vehicles need to be tested and noted for incompatibility because my 6s seems to be one of them.

Pros: Looks great

Cons: compatibility issues, requires zipties...

Crutchfield response on 1/30/2018
Isaiah, we're sorry you had issues with your kit. If the problem continues, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return/exchange within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Sam from Bowling Green, VA on 1/8/2018

2004 Mazda 6

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The kit made install a breeze. The instructions included were very clear and concise, the finish is just as nice as stock.

Pros: Ease of install Good fit

Cons: None

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joe from Maryville, IL on 2/15/2017

2005 Mazda 6

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Panel fits like a glove and matches existing interior perfectly. well almost. The panel looks a quite a bit better!!! (Car is 12 years old) Only concern I had was that the instructions were a bit vague when it came to the wiring. Most items I purchased thru Crutchfield were simply plug and play type adapters. Some hard wiring was needed here with no illustrated or written instruction. I had to call for assistance and explanations which was ok because Crutchfield is the best at customer service. Seems Metra (panel brand) and also JVC both did not take the responsibility and filling the hole in the instruction here.

Pros: perfect fit and look.

Cons: Vague instructions on the wiring.

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Crutchfield customer from Dixon IL on 1/23/2017

2004 Mazda 6

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easy to change stuff over to and easy to install

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Sean from Auburn, KY on 1/3/2017

2013 Nissan 370Z

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Works as advertised. Everything worked when finished.

Pros: Fit and finish was good.

Cons: The wiring kit for the Steering Wheel didnt work. Not sure what was was wrong, the wiring or the module.

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Crutchfield customer from San Jose, CA on 10/30/2016

2004 Mazda 6

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Kit is awesome and easy to install. Quality is excellent and with Crutchfield's technical support staff...the installation went extremely well.

Pros: Good quality, good fit and finish.

Cons: Instructions are a little sparse with respect to mounting the stereo unit...but in the end it wall worked well.

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Lacey from San Francisco, CA on 10/28/2016

2005 Mazda 6

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Worked great! Took apart the dash removed the factory stereo, installed alpine head unit with the power pack 45x4 amp, buttoned everything back up! Looks fairly clean, better than cutting the dash with a hot knife which was how I was gonna do it lol! Thanks a lot Crutchfield!

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Features

Vehicle Compatibility: The Metra 99-7523S Radio Replacement Installation Package is designed specifically for the 2003-2005 Mazda 6; allowing you to replace your vehicle's factory radio with an aftermarket head unit to improve the overall sound quality of your car audio system.

Double-DIN/Single-DIN Dash Kit: The Metra 99-7523S Radio Replacement Installation Package includes an dash kit that will house most double-DIN or Single-DIN aftermarket head units. A pocket is provided for Single-DIN installations only. The included dash kit is painted, contoured, and textured to match your vehicle's factory dash.

Retained Factory Climate Controls: The dash kit also retains full functionality of your factory HVAC system by integrating soft-touch button controls into the front-panel of the kit and allowing the use of your vehicle's factory dash vents and rotary control knobs. All control knobs and buttons are backlit for easy viewing and duplicate the factory lighting in your vehicle. In addition, the installation kit features a factory-styled hazard lights button.

Amplified & Non-Amplified Systems: The Metra 99-7523S Radio Replacement Installation Package can be used in vehicles with amplified and non-amplified factory audio systems. Balance & Fade control are retained.

Optional Steering Wheel Control Interface: The Metra 99-7523S Radio Replacement Installation Package is pre-wired for the Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Interface (120ASWC1, sold separately). The ASWC-1 steering wheel control interface module lets you retain your vehicle's factory steering wheel controls when replacing the factory radio with a compatible aftermarket radio that features an SWC input.

Wiring Harness: The Metra 99-7523S Radio Replacement Installation Package includes a wiring harness which plugs into your vehicle's factory radio connector and hardwires to your aftermarket stereo's wiring harness. The included harness contains the following wires that will need to hard-wired to your aftermarket stereo's wiring harness.

Wire Color Function
Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Chassis Ground
Blue Power Antenna
Blue/white Amp Turn-On
Orange Illumination
Orange/white Not Use
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 -

Tools Required: The following tools are required for installation.

  • Small flat-blade screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Socket wrench

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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It's what I needed in order to put the new radio in. I was actually surprised because I had been looking for this separately and they cost more. I just so happened to see the button for discount right before placing the order. [ Heather  Jun 04, 2019 ]
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Only one [ Parrish  Mar 18, 2019 ]
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Only way to add an after market radio [ LEONIDES  Apr 19, 2018 ]
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Crutchfield makes it easy to install with the wiring kits. [ MARCUS  Mar 19, 2018 ]
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only way to change factory radio [ T  Apr 24, 2017 ]
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I needed it for the install in my car and since it was reasonable priced, I thought I should just buy everything from one place. [ Raphael  Nov 27, 2016 ]
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is it something that I could do myself?
[ zena  Aug 06, 2016 ]
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It wasn't super difficult for me. But then again, I am pretty technically inclined, and I really enjoy doing this kind of work. The instructions that Crutchfield sends with this part are pretty good and, for most people, they should be all that is needed to install this part. The only hard part is securing the radio unit to the inside of the dashboard. For my 2004 Mazda 6, there are two plastic pieces behind the radio that you will need to use. This part comes with two screws, and you need to use those screws to screw in the radio unit (after you attach the black housing that comes with this part). For me, I could only get one screw to hold the unit in place because one of the plastic pieces already had a large hole in it and it was too big for the screw. The radio unit was only held loosely by that screw, but once I snapped on the new faceplate (this part), it was all pretty snug. I hope that helps. Overall I'm pretty satisfied. It may not be a factory fit but in my car it looks really nice and clean.
[ Nicholas  Aug 07, 2016 ]
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Yea it was reasonably easy installation
[ Connor  Aug 06, 2016 ]

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