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I don't believe it can be removed. I wish mine was black like the newer models and not silver. Just random slab of silver placed in the cab.
 

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there ya have it... go rent a mz3 with the handle black and swap the pieces.

Its not only 3i's that have the black handle, my 09 hatch does as well. I think they changed that with the 08.5+ models, but I cant be sure.
 

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No, but if I needed to for some reason I'd be screwed.

Come to think of it the locking is probably the reason it's a PITA to remove--they don't want anyone to be able to get past that lock!
 

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Well, I'd say just live with it. You dont want to end up like that guy that tried to take off his steering wheel Mazda badge... lmao.
 

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I'm in the process of trying to take it apart since I need to wrap it. I'll let you know if I figure it out. without gouging the shit out of it lol :D
 

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HAHA!!!! I FREAKIN DID IT!!! I figured out how to take the whole assembly appart. I will note right now that I have a 2005 hatch and that whole panel peices is plastic welded in. I'll post pics when I get home from the shop. it was actually pretty easy to do but deff not for the faint of heart! I was sweatin bullets the whole time lol.
 

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WHERE DID IT GO!!!


TADA!!!!




it's not so hard alec PM me I'll tell ya how to do it....

oh and if anyone is wondering why the hell I just did that to mine here's why lol :D

 

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actaully bought the headunit from a NJ member here... for the week I had it installed was great. it sounded 10 ten times better than the stock HU
 

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[quote author=zoomzoom820 link=topic=136544.msg2948640#msg2948640 date=1235092526]
WHERE DID IT GO!!!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/DVtib/Mazda%203%20Build/IMG_1497.jpg

TADA!!!!
[IMG]http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/DVtib/Mazda%203%20Build/IMG_1499.jpg
[IMG]http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/DVtib/Mazda%203%20Build/IMG_1502.jpg


it's not so hard alec PM me I'll tell ya how to do it....

oh and if anyone is wondering why the hell I just did that to mine here's why lol :D
[IMG]http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/DVtib/Mazda%203%20Build/IMG_1491.jpg
[IMG]http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/DVtib/Mazda%203%20Build/IMG_1487.jpg
[/quote]

anyway you could post a small how to?
 

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I can do that. but I will tell you this aint for the faint of heart. I explained to alec how to do it and he is going to just tape off the area and spray which I recremend mostly. mine's still sitting in peices since I haven't expoy it back together but it is now nicely wrapped with the peices being sprayed black mica.
 
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