How to upgrade 2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio to DVD player navigation system

Hello friends, I’m a owner of Mazda 6. I love my Mazda 6. But once I run into the unfamiliar environment, I found it’s hard to drive without a navigation. The Mazda 6 Radio is pretty good. But there are few functions in it. So I have upgraded it to DVD player navigation system. It’s really awesome, and I’d like to share the experience with you.

If you have the same dashboard with my car, you can follow the instructions below.

2008-2012 Mazda 6 dashboard

2008-2012 Mazda 6 dashboard

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation

1·Start your removal by removing the negative cable from the battery. Then return to the inside of the Mazda 6.

2·Next remove your cup holder.

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 1

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 1

3·Unscrew and remove the shift knob.

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 2

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 2

4·Remove the shift trim panel with your fingers.

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 3

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 3

5·Then remove both sides trim panel of the speed control.

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 4

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 4

6·Pull out the panel and set it aside.

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 5

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 5

7·Remove four screws on each side of the speed control with a Phillips-screwdriver.

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 6

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 6

8·Pull out the speed control slowly.

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 7

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 7

9·Find two screws under the radio and remove them.

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 8

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 8

10·Push the top panel and set it aside.

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 9

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 9

11·Remove two screws with a Phillips-screwdriver as the picture shows.

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 10

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 10

12·Pull out the factory radio slowly.

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 11

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 11

13·Disconnect the original harness and set the factory radio aside.

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 12

2008-2012 Mazda 6 Radio installation step 12

14·Make antennas and cables connected step by step as installation instructions show, and you should be very careful when you are doing this for it will affect whole procedure.

15·Connect the new radio to your Mazda 6, you should check whether your connections are correct, the new unit is in right position, and you’d better have a tidy for the cables.

16·Check whether the unit is working without problem.

17·If everything is OK, firm removed screws that are put aside, then make trim panel back on your new unit.

 

By the way, this is the aftermarket Mazda 6 Radio I have bought:

http://www.seicane.com/android-car-dvd-player-radio-navigation-system-for-2008-2012-mazda-6-with-bluetooth-mirror-link-gps-multi-touch-screen-obd-dvr-rearview-camera-tv-usb-sd-3g-wifi-ipod-s168001

 

If you don’t know which aftermarket radio is better, this unit can be a good choice for you. It has intelligent pure android 4.4.4 operation system and 8 inch HD 1024*600 multi-touch screen.

You can perform Google search on the road with quick search box, play online games, watch videos, download online data and check emails by connecting to any WiFi hotspot in range or 3g internet, download any applications in the android market for access to games, Skype, MSN, YouTube, twitter, E-Book, Gmail etc. And it is your perfect road companion.

 

Now I’m enjoying my car life with my aftermarket Mazda 6 Radio. How about you?

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