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#1182 of 1221 Protege 5 roof rail adjustment
Dec 24, 2005 (2:39 pm)
I just bought a 2002 Protege 5. I didn't get any manuals with it.
It has (factory fitted) roof rails/cross-bars. The rear one appears to be adjustable (the front appears to be fixed). They are currently to far apart for my ski box. Anyone know how to adjust them ? Can they be adjusted ?
#1183 of 1221 Re: Protege 5 roof rail adjustment [protege5owner]
Dec 26, 2005 (3:13 pm)
You just loosen the two screws on top of the rear bar. The two pieces at the base on each side pop off with a little effort. The bar is held down with a bolt which you can loosen and then adjust.
I just took off the rack today and it only takes a couple minutes.
#1184 of 1221 Protege5 audio line input?
Jan 03, 2006 (11:51 am)
I have a 2003 Protege5 with a factory installed radio/CD player. I would like to be able to play my iPod through the system but have had unsatisfactory results with a number of the FM transmitter interfaces on the market. Ideally I would like to add a line input to my car stereo or, if that's impossible, a cassette player so I can use one of those cassette adapters (which perform way better than the FM transmitters).
Has anyone out there done this? If not, anyone know of a source for the service manual for the stereo? Thanks.
#1185 of 1221 Re: Protege5 audio line input? [glaserron]
Jan 05, 2006 (8:47 pm)
I believe I have an answer for you that you will really like. The following is a paraphrase of info I posted here some time ago:
FM Modulator That Actually Works
I have a recommendation for those who, for any reason, might want to play a MP3 player, CD player, USB flash drive, or other audio output device through their car radio.
I tried out eight different FM modulators of the type that transmits an FM signal through the air to be received by your car radio. I was very disappointed with the results. Not a one of them was in any way usable at all. The signal went up and down, the background noise was unacceptable. They were all a disaster, and some cost up to $80 (luckily I bought them all with a return privilege). All were of the "wireless transmission" type. I believe this is the important distinction as compared to the device I will now mention.
About a year ago I came across an FM modulator that plugs into your cigarette lighter and into which you attach a MP3 player (CD player or other audio output unit) via an audio cable (supplied). Or, as an option, you can also insert a USB flash drive directly into a USB port on the modulator. This product is called the "VR3 MP3 FM Modulator", it is made by Virtual Reality Sound Labs and can be seen at:
I have been very satisfied with both voice and music played through this device via the audio cable. Music played from USB flash drives however seems to lack a little bass. No batteries are needed, power is supplied by the cigarette outlet. This device does stick out somewhat from the dash so you must make sure it will not interfere with your dash controls.
I bought this modulator at Costco for $26, including sales tax. If you don't find it at Costco I believe Fry's, BestBuys and others now carry it.
#1186 of 1221 remote starter install
Jan 14, 2006 (9:55 am)
Would anyone be able to help me with wiring info to install a remote starter on a 2001 Protege. I also seem to be getting conflicting opinions to if this car has a factory security system that needs to be by passed. Any help with this matter will be greatly appreciated.
#1187 of 1221 Re: Mazda parts online? [meinrad]
Jan 20, 2006 (2:55 pm)
You (meinrad) wrote:
I found a Honda parts site that has every clip, bold, panel, etc., that makes the car a whole piece.
Can you share the web site's name?
#1188 of 1221 Re: Accessories??? [musikman]
Feb 07, 2006 (5:43 pm)
Yo check out cork sport for any mazda parts
#1189 of 1221 Clear side signals for protege5?
Feb 20, 2006 (9:27 pm)
Does anyone know where I can get a pair of clear side turn signals for a 2002 protege5? I hate the orange ones that come stock. They should definately be clear like the headlights. I've searched everywhere but can't find them. I know they exist because i've seen one with them driving around once in a while.
#1190 of 1221 mazda protege lx alarm kit
Mar 30, 2006 (4:03 pm)
My daughter has an 02 Mazda Protege LX and the dealer tells her she needs a 400 Alarm kit replaced to solve her problem that when she locks the car, her headlights turn on and stay on. Can anyone tell me where this kit is located and if it's readily available? I own my own repair shop and could probably change it, but I really have no idea what component I'm looking for. Thank You
#1191 of 1221 Re: Clear side signals for protege5? [ilovedesmoines]
Apr 03, 2006 (10:53 am)
Try corksport.com or EBay