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    Question subs in 2014 3

    hey guys

    has anyone installed subs in the new 2014 mazda 3 with the new touch system

    ive been trying to find some information on it and cant seem to get any.

    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: subs in 2014 3

    Quote Originally Posted by 3abuser View Post
    hey guys

    has anyone installed subs in the new 2014 mazda 3 with the new touch system

    ive been trying to find some information on it and cant seem to get any.

    thanks in advance
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    Default Re: subs in 2014 3

    yeah thats what im thinking hoping there is an amp that connects to the speakers

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    Default Re: subs in 2014 3

    Quote Originally Posted by 3abuser View Post
    yeah thats what im thinking hoping there is an amp that connects to the speakers
    LOC is always one way to do it. I dunno if they have a wiring harness for the 2014 but I bet it would be a pain in the ass to remove. Then again I thought that about my 08 and turned out it was take out the dash piece and remove 2 screws so ya never know.
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    if i had to make a guess the wiring harness adaptor is probably identical to the most recent models. Just a guess of course, but I'd be willing to place $10 on it being the same metra harness as previous gen models.
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    Default Re: subs in 2014 3

    if you do a quick search on the metra and sosche sites (2 main manufacturers for harnesses and dash kits) there is nothing right now for the 2014's

    adding subs wouldnt be too hard though. as mentionned already, a simple LOC (line out converter) would help you out with that. many different options for those out there.

    found this thread about a LOC.

    http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2...p-upgrade.html
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    Hey I have talked to few car audio tech. They all seem to mention the same thing. It requires a special harness kit or some sort. As the factory head unit does not have rca or audio inputs. They said it's positive to install without voiding warranty and cutting lines and wires. I will have mine amp and sub installed two-week from now cost 260 plus tax hope this helps

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    Default Re: subs in 2014 3

    You likely need a line out converter. Can be had cheap, but even a good one is less than $50.
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    Default Re: subs in 2014 3

    Quote Originally Posted by S.F.W. View Post
    You likely need a line out converter. Can be had cheap, but even a good one is less than $50.
    This. Basically what a Line Output converter does is take the signal from the left and right door speaker and converts them to the Left and right RCA as the stock decks do not have RCA hookups. When I used to run one back 6 years ago or so, they were the left and right positive and negative wires and the RCAs on the other side. Now these things have your remote wire hookups, power, ground and even bass knobs. Amazing how much things change in a short time.

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    Default Re: subs in 2014 3

    Quote Originally Posted by 3abuser View Post
    hey guys

    has anyone installed subs in the new 2014 mazda 3 with the new touch system

    ive been trying to find some information on it and cant seem to get any.

    thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebi View Post
    If it's a GT with Bose, it make things more complicated...
    Not really. It would still be the same way with a Line Output Converter. If you did a deck too then yea it would be.

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    Default Re: subs in 2014 3

    Hey...I'm in the process of doing this now. Just need to make a custom box for the trunk. No need to cut the factory harness. I bought this harness off ebay. Plug and play.

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/Mazda-3-2003-P...163?nav=SEARCH

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/291516818046...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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    Default Re: subs in 2014 3

    I have 2 12" subs tied to a JL Audio 1000 watt amp in my 2015 Mazda 3. Peel Audio did the install for me last summer. Good bass and I have never had any problems with Peel Audio's work in this matter. I have the touch screen option too. I am thinking of selling the setup as I keep pulling the subs out of the back as I am using the hatch to carry more stuff now and I am getting sick of doing this twice a week.

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