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    Question Coin Holder Install Help!

    Hey guys, it's been ages since I've logged in.

    Let me first preface my comments by saying I did use the 'search field'.

    When I owned my last Gen 1 (07 hatch), I bought the JDM coin holder using the part number that was posted here. My local dealer actually had one (had to blow the dust off of it) but never actually got around to installing it.

    I have a different one now (08 sedan), and I'm starting to mod it after having if for a couple of years. all the comments I had read about the coin holder is "oh, so easy to install! All you need is a precision screwdriver!"

    The one I bought based off of the part number (pictured on the right) is really long, and doesn't line up right. Even taking the back 'extension' off, it still doesn't line up right. So I just assumed I got the wrong one.

    I was on eBay recently and figured I'd solve this issue once and for all and paid THROUGH THE NOSE for one that The Speedline (pictured on the left) listed as compatible.

    I think you see where this is going... It doesn't fit either.

    Can someone confirm which one is the correct part, and tell me if I'm missing a step or something? Thanks for any help you can give me. I'm so very frustrated.
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    Last edited by Pivot; 06-22-2016 at 11:11 AM. Reason: Derp...

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    2010 Black Mazdaspeed 3 - Lightly modded

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    Default Re: Coin Holder Install Help!

    @FLIPDADY ordered them when he was at MOT. Maybe he still remembers?

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    Default Re: Coin Holder Install Help!

    The blank should come out along with its backing. If you just popped out the face then the JDM coin holder will not fit in the old spot.


    This is what the blank and it's backing should look like:



    Hopes this helps.😊

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    Default Re: Coin Holder Install Help!

    I did find this thread

    http://www.torontomazda3.ca/forum/sh...9-Coin-Holders

    Quote Originally Posted by MAZDA Kitten View Post
    there is this one...



    Part Number:G22C55225

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pivot View Post
    Hey guys, it's been ages since I've logged in.

    Let me first preface my comments by saying I did use the 'search field'.

    When I owned my last Gen 1 (07 hatch), I bought the JDM coin holder using the part number that was posted here. My local dealer actually had one (had to blow the dust off of it) but never actually got around to installing it.

    I have a different one now (08 sedan), and I'm starting to mod it after having if for a couple of years. all the comments I had read about the coin holder is "oh, so easy to install! All you need is a precision screwdriver!"

    The one I bought based off of the part number (pictured on the right) is really long, and doesn't line up right. Even taking the back 'extension' off, it still doesn't line up right. So I just assumed I got the wrong one.

    I was on eBay recently and figured I'd solve this issue once and for all and paid THROUGH THE NOSE for one that The Speedline (pictured on the left) listed as compatible.

    I think you see where this is going... It doesn't fit either.

    Can someone confirm which one is the correct part, and tell me if I'm missing a step or something? Thanks for any help you can give me. I'm so very frustrated.
    Hard to tell from the pic but it looks like the backing of the blank is still there.

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    Default Re: Coin Holder Install Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by FLIPDADY View Post
    Hard to tell from the pic but it looks like the backing of the blank is still there.

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    I was thinking the same thing actually.

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    Default Re: Coin Holder Install Help!

    So that just gets finessed out of there somehow? I'll give it another go.

    So just to confirm, the one on the left is not correct?

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    Default Re: Coin Holder Install Help!

    Did you drop the side of the lower dash? That's the best way to access the switches.

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    Default Re: Coin Holder Install Help!

    i took the extended bits on the end of mine off. HOWEVER, mine are from Mazda Proteges. Instead of paying the ridiculous amount they wanted for the euro coin holders, i paid $2 and got a bunch of them from the scrap yard (tons of proteges)

    The coin holders were "keyed" slightly different, in that there was a spline on one side of each one that i shaved off with a box cutter and then they snapped in super easy.
    I can try to pop one out to get a part number if you want

    Here's what my protege ones look like
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    Default Re: Coin Holder Install Help!

    I didn't know these even existed. Does anybody know approximately how much they are? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Coin Holder Install Help!

    If you get them online they're like $15 each. Get them from a junk yard and it's practically free

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    Default Re: Coin Holder Install Help!

    Thanks for all your help, everybody! I thought it was plug and play into the existing backer. I guess I have a new project for this weekend.

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    Default Re: Coin Holder Install Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pivot View Post
    Thanks for all your help, everybody! I thought it was plug and play into the existing backer. I guess I have a new project for this weekend.
    They are plug-and-play into the bracket holding the switches. That is if you get the one that's made for it. That's how mine was.

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