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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)

Item # 120997523S

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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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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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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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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