Project BOSEctomy, Replacing the Miata BOSE Sound System with a Touch Screen

My goal is to replace the current BOSE sound system with a new double-din Touch Screen set up, possibly featuring Navigation but since cost is a major constraint I will go with whatever I could afford.

Things started coming to fruition in December when I took advantage of the holiday sales to buy the necessary components. My build should include the following:

mazda mx-5 miata stereo pioneer avh-x2700bs touch screen double din
Pioneer AVH-X2700BS head unit, double din, touch screen $128
mazda mx-5 miata stereo axxess aswc-1
Axxess ASWC-1 steering wheel control $30

 

mazda mx-5 miata stereo metra 99-7506
Metra 99-7506 double din mounting bezel $6
mazda mx-5 miata stereo metra 70-7903
Metra 99-7903 wiring harness (x2 to borrow pins) $10
mazda mx-5 miata stereo microbypass video parking brake bypass
MicroBypass Audio parking brake bypass $10
mazda mx-5 miata stereo cravenspeed stubby antenna
The Stubby from Cravenspeed shorty antenna $20
mazda mx-5 miata stereo backup camera sallybest
SallyBest universal color backup camera $12
mazda mx-5 miata stereo XTC 8 foam speaker baffles VXT82
XTC 8″ inch VXT82 door speaker baffles to fix the water seeping $18

 

I ordered most of the parts using the discounts from the Catholic Christmas and had everything installed by the Orthodox Christmas Eve! Well, almost everything. The backup camera will have to wait another day, it was way too cold to deal with it now.

But I did go ahead and mounted the Pioneer head unit replacing the BOSE system. The speaker buzz didn’t go away, so now I’m shopping for new (or better yet used working) speakers. Some install pix:

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And the speaker baffle install:

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And a few days earlier I installed the Cravenspeed stubby:

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