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#17194 of 17829 IPOD for 2004 Mazda6
Jan 21, 2005 (5:47 pm)
I got the Mazda6 and had the mp3 player installed....I find it to be terrible. The functionality of it makes no sense. So I am having that uninstalled and want to get the IPOD. However, I would rather not go through a transmitter and just go directly into the radio...an audio input. I cannot seem to find if there is one on the regular Mazda 6 stero (not BOSE). Can this be done with a standard out of audio line into the radio, or is a transmitter necessary. Thanks.
#17195 of 17829 Re: IPOD for 2004 Mazda6 [jerry13]
Jan 22, 2005 (5:54 am)
I don't know the answer to your question, but I am curious about the answer myself. I do have some thoughts though. On my stereo there is a button for md/tape, both of which are additions to the car. It seems like to me that if you were to purchase those items, they would simply add these items to your existing radio, and therefore there should be at least one audio out connection for those items. I am not sure if you could buy some sort of adaptor for that connection or not, but it sure seems like that would be a possibility to me....anyone know for sure?
Who knows...maybe you could buy the tape deck, and cut off the connector for that and connect the proper connection to your ipod?
#17196 of 17829 Re: IPOD for 2004 Mazda6 [escortowner]
Jan 22, 2005 (1:59 pm)
unfortunately no one makes a plug and play aux input for the Mazda 6, yet. Check out the link below for a way to get it to work, though. It's much easier if you have a 2003 over a 2004 (not sure about 05) because with the 04 you need to solder something onto the board inside the head unit. Check this link:
If you want, instead of attaching the cable that provides the RCA inputs, you can attach an Ice Link ($200) which allows you to use the buttons on the steering wheel, and head unit to control the iPod.
Jan 25, 2005 (8:50 pm)
Sorry for being so dramatic. I work for an intl org in Costa Rica and currently own a 2005 Mazda 6i (leather and auto with ~8200km) built in Japan. However, I have to move to the UK; I will be leaving for the States next week and eventually going to Europe in February. Since I've not been able to sell the car (I bought it tax free and selling it has been a nightmare because buyers without tax-free status would have to pay huge taxes and complete inordinate paperwork).
I love my car very much and don't want to leave it here for someone to sell on my behalf. As such, I wanna ship it to NY because it doesn't make sense for me to take it to the UK. Does anyone know if it would meet NY/US standards? Is there a big difference between Mazdas built in the States and those manufactured in Japan? If the car is not sold by this weekend, I will have to ship it to the States.
I look forward to reading your suggestions and comments.
Thanks so much!
#17198 of 17829 Re: HELP!!!!!!! [dayokayode]
Jan 26, 2005 (4:19 pm)
Try posting this on the questions for car dealers forum in smart shoppers. Maybe Terry can help you out.
Jan 29, 2005 (5:58 am)
The NHTSA has issued a recall for certain 2004 Mazda6 models. According to the website, it only affects 190 vehicles, so chances are you aren't affected. It has to do with the locking mechanism on the rear seat belts. If you need more information, go to www.nhtsa.dot.gov, click "Recalls Search From Office of Defects Investigation (ODI)" found in the middle of the page. For the NHTSA campaign number, type the following: 04V582000. It will give you the details of the recall, as well as numbers to contact Mazda and the NHTSA.
#17201 of 17829 No Snow Chains?
Jan 30, 2005 (1:13 am)
I've had my 6 for not quite 2 months yet, and I love it. I was surprised to read in the owner's manual for my 6s that I am not supposed to use snow chains due to the low clearance under the car. On the mountain passes here (Oregon and Washington) the state police will require chains if the snow gets too deep. What am I supposed to do, not drive in the snow when that happens? This is the first car I've ever had that had this kind of issue.
Feb 01, 2005 (7:46 am)
You could try some of the low profile chains - they should be fine. I would also call to see if 4 snow tires will work - some places don't make you have chains if your have 4 snow tires. They must have the mountain and snowflake symbol though.