Last post on Jun 27, 2011 at 12:05 PM
You are in the Mazda Protege
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Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5, Sedan, Wagon
#860 of 1221 Mazda's response
Apr 24, 2003 (11:55 am)
"Thank you for contacting Mazda North American Operations. I appreciate the opportunity to respond to you.
I was advised by my Parts Department that the subwoofer is not available as an accessory to your 2003 Mazda Protege5 is the reasoning that I was given. First of all, the vehicle is not wired for the subwoofer and the harness is not compatible on a non-equipped vehicle. Secondly, the trunk boards are different from the non-equipped vehicle as well. Basically, the subwoofer and components are strictly "service parts" and not intended for an add-on accessory feature. Additionally, we have not seen or heard of anything in the works in the future for this car, the sedan, or the Miata.
I apologize that the subwoofer cannot be added on to your vehicle. I hope this explanation was clear. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance or answer any additional questions."
I believe most of that I suppose. I am unsure whether to believe the part about the harness being incompatible with the "non-equipped" vehicles. I seriously doubt they changed the head units on Protege5s exclusively to accommodate the subwoofer. As I am not that interested anymore, I do not plan to further pursue the matter with Mazda.
#862 of 1221 cargo tray
Apr 28, 2003 (6:34 am)
Anyone with a cargo tray? Likes/dislikes? Price and where to buy.
Any info would be helpful.
#863 of 1221 Re: Cargo Tray
Apr 28, 2003 (6:46 am)
I have it and really like it. I don't worry about how much dirty stuff I put back there and then just scub it when it gets really dirty. Much easier than trying to get stuff out of the carpet.
I bought it from mazdastuff.com, but can't remember what I paid. It appears to be $39 now.
I also have the cargo net, which I really like, but my wife thinks is the dumbest thing ever.
#864 of 1221 Cargo tray
Apr 28, 2003 (7:51 am)
I just got one. It seemed prudent since we got rid of the Cherokee. Seems like it will hold up well. I got mine from Mazdastuff. $39 is a good value IMO.
#865 of 1221 Thanks
Apr 28, 2003 (10:52 am)
Just ordered from mazdastuff.com.
#866 of 1221 rear door speakers
Apr 30, 2003 (11:02 am)
I noticed that the rear doors in my 2001 Protege ES have speaker grills, but no speakers. Does anyone know if the rear doors are pre-wired for speakers?
#867 of 1221 I dont think so
Apr 30, 2003 (11:07 am)
#868 of 1221 rear door speakers
Apr 30, 2003 (11:22 am)
No, they are not pre-wired, but it would not be too hard to do if you wanted. The problem is, you can only put 6.5" speakers back there, and clearance is a little tight. They are so low on the door, that the sound pretty much gets lost. I noticed this after upgrading the ones in my P5. I would recommend against it, unless you are planning to upgrade the head unit and add an amp with which you could turn up the gain to compensate.
Apr 30, 2003 (12:02 pm)
Damn Boggse, you're everywhere!
Question on tires? Boggse has the answer.
Question on speakers? Boggse to the rescue.
Why don't you just give me your private email address so I can send my questions to you directly?
Anyways, I was actually playing around with the idea of putting in a 4-channel amp and using 2 channels to power the rear door speakers and bridging the other 2 channels into a subwoofer.
I just assumed that if I add more speakers, I would have a better sounding system. It seems like the more speakers you add, the better sound you get.