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jharijan
07-29-2009, 02:51 PM
I'm looking into buying a new HU for my Mazda 3 and was wondering how difficult connecting the new wiring harness is? do you have to splice the wires into the stock speaker wires or how does it work?

Bullet03
07-29-2009, 11:13 PM
u use a wireharness that connects from the headunit to the factory harness, some come as a plug n play, others require u connect the wires.

jharijan
07-30-2009, 01:56 AM
do you know which ones are plug n play?

SSS 18734
07-30-2009, 02:21 AM
Just ebay your car + radio wiring harness and get it for a few dollars.

You'll have to splice into about a dozen wires... all of which are color matched. Couldn't be simpler.

If your car has a factory amp... it's a bit more tricky.

jharijan
07-30-2009, 04:32 AM
is it a pain in the *** to install an aftermarket HU or easier than I'm thinking it is?

jharijan
07-30-2009, 04:38 AM
is it a pain in the *** to install an aftermarket HU or easier than I'm thinking it is? I'm looking into getting either a JVC KW-AVX810 or a JVC KW-AVX720 and a pac swi-jack adapter but i'm going to do the install myself so I want to know if i would be getting in over my head. I'm wired my amp to my factory HU so I know a little but I would still call myself a novice when it comes to this kind of stuff. Also, and input on which of those HU is better? also does anyone know where I can get a walkthrough to install an aftermarket wiring harness?

Bullet03
07-30-2009, 07:47 AM
its very simple. like said above, ebay your car + harness, itll only be at most 15 bucks, its all color coded unless the amp.. the hardest part of the whole thing is probably getting the dash off.

cbrei1023
07-30-2009, 08:46 AM
yeah man, a head unit swap is simple. When you have the wireing harness you will connect the proper wires to the harness for the deck. Then just plug it in.

jharijan
07-30-2009, 03:40 PM
cool, what about the pac swi-jack?

jharijan
07-31-2009, 12:17 AM
how is the installing this because I really want to retain my steering wheel controls?

JeepBeats96JGC
07-31-2009, 01:09 AM
www.nasa.com

they have all the answers to simple questions made hard.

jharijan
07-31-2009, 01:18 AM
thanks for that, sorry everyone doesn't know as much about these things as you do, I just wanted to know if its something that a novice at these kind of things could do.

Louisiana_CRX
07-31-2009, 01:22 AM
buy the deck from www.crutchfield.com they will supply a manual to take the dash apart wiring harness and dash kit...and free tech support....some of their closeout deals are realy good prices on certain decks

JeepBeats96JGC
07-31-2009, 01:53 AM
thanks for that, sorry everyone doesn't know as much about these things as you do, I just wanted to know if its something that a novice at these kind of things could do.

sorry you dont do any research before you ask such questions.

jharijan
07-31-2009, 04:31 AM
sorry you dont do any research before you ask such questions.

why even reply if your just going to be a ****...got nothing better to do with your time I guess.