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Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5, Sedan, Wagon
#872 of 1221 New Front Speakers
Apr 30, 2003 (5:09 pm)
They are easier than the rear deck install. I have some pictures at my home page:
I just put in the Mazda Kenwood 6x8s in my P5. They are Kenwood eXcelons pre-wired for the stock wiring harnesses. List price is $150. I got mine from Mazdastuff.com for $104. The 2003 already has tweeters mounted on the window garnish plate, so I didn't consider components.
When I had my 2001 Protege ES, I put in 3-way Kenwood KFC-688Cs. They were around $79. I like the Mazda supplied 2-ways in my 2003 better.
#873 of 1221 Radio stuff
May 01, 2003 (7:20 am)
I was reading latest Motor Trend comparo of the SRT4, SVT Focus and the Mazdaspeed Protege and noticed the dash on the Pro is the same as the P5's.
I wonder how much it'd cost to get the brackets and filler trim so a regular sized head unit would fit AND look factory. A good sounding head unit can be had from Crutchfield for $200 and, the wiring isn't difficult. Of course, if you want to retain the 6 disc in-dash changer, you're going to pay more.
#874 of 1221 Filler Trim
May 01, 2003 (7:22 am)
From Mazda is about $90. I'm sure someone has posted the part number before. Best place to look for one is in a junk yard on 99 or 00 models.
May 01, 2003 (7:29 am)
Your web page is nice and clean. Good look. We've got a G4 at home, nice most of the time. I wish more of the net was Mac friendly though.
The Miata looks fantastic.
#876 of 1221 You could get the $10 open-faced pocket from gen-2 Pros.
May 01, 2003 (9:29 am)
That's the option I went for when I put in an aftermarket head unit.
Wiring wouldn't have been too bad, but I couldn't dislodge a plastic fastener holding the factory wiring to a metal brace. This severely limited how far out I could pull the wiring. Oh well, I guess I could have cut the back side of the fastener and then taped the wire harness back in place.
May 01, 2003 (9:42 am)
So, are the front speakers in the 2001 ES 6.5" cones or 6X8?
May 01, 2003 (10:43 am)
In the front doors of my 2001 ES and my 2003 P5.
#879 of 1221 Home Page
May 01, 2003 (10:47 am)
Thanks. .Mac makes it so easy that I really can't take much credit. I have a 600Mhz iBook at home and a G4 Dual 867 at work. I find very few sites I can't get to work, but I do have to use multiple browsers to accomplish that. I am currently re-ripping all of my tunes in AAC format to recover about 25% of my hard disk on the iBook. Once I get the Head Units replaced in my P5 and Miata, I will have no more need for CDs or cassettes. I'll just bring my iPod with me and plug it into the HU.
#880 of 1221 boggse
May 01, 2003 (11:12 am)
Two browsers, that's my point. My work email won't work without IE and my home email doesn't work with NN.
Are you an AD?
#881 of 1221 Three Browsers
May 01, 2003 (11:22 am)
I use Safari when possible with Netscape as my backup. I keep IE around just in case of an emergency.
AD?? Athletic Director? Anno Domini?