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NEEDED! LOC help on 2016 Mazda 3 Sedan RHD

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I recently purchased a 2016 Mazda 3 Sedan and I want to install a subwoofer. I live in the Caribbean (Grenada to be exact) so my car is right hand drive. I've searched and googled for instructions and read hundreds of them so i more or less understand the process. However when i look for where the LOC supposed to be plugged in, based on the write ups ive seen, I cant find the grey box anywhere. I'm certain i dont have the bose package so it should be behind the glove compartment but its not there. The only thing that slightly resembles the grey box is located on the Driver's side. So my question is...Is that where the LOC supposed to be plugged in

This is the grey box im seeing on the driver's side


Numbers on the grey box




And this is whats on the Passenger side behind the glove box





Thanks in advance guys, would really appreciate the help.
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That gray metal box definitely looks like the TAU (tuner amp unit), which is where I plugged the PAC AOEM-MAZ2 into. Here's a few close up shots of mine:









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That gray metal box definitely looks like the TAU (tuner amp unit), which is where I plugged the PAC AOEM-MAZ2 into. Here's a few close up shots of mine:








Are those pics with PAC AOEM-MAZ2 Installed? Because i jus checked and the wires coming out of the connectors thats there are a bit different.

here they are:


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No, the PAC unit wasn't yet installed when I took pics of the TAU. Unfortunately, my pic doesn't show the entire unit/ connections either.

However, I'm seeing something in your new pic that I don't recognize on my TAU. Directly next to your thumb (near bottom of pic) is a grayish connector, with what looks like a black wire going into it. I just don't remember seeing anything like that on my TAU. No idea what that is.


FWIW, I have a 2016 Mazda 3 isport with center display, 6 speakers, no CD player, and non-Bose.

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No, the PAC unit wasn't yet installed when I took pics of the TAU. Unfortunately, my pic doesn't show the entire unit/ connections either.

However, I'm seeing something in your new pic that I don't recognize on my TAU. Directly next to your thumb (near bottom of pic) is a grayish connector, with what looks like a black wire going into it. I just don't remember seeing anything like that on my TAU. No idea what that is.


FWIW, I have a 2016 Mazda 3 isport with center display, 6 speakers, no CD player, and non-Bose.
*sigh* So is it safe to say that what im looking at isnt the TAU

Any idea of where else it can be?
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Perhaps somebody with more Mazda audio experience will chime in. It still looks like the TAU to me, perhaps a slightly different design? Unfortunately I can't see mine clearly now since various cables and wires are neatly wrapped up around it, blocking the view.
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Perhaps somebody with more Mazda audio experience will chime in. It still looks like the TAU to me, perhaps a slightly different design? Unfortunately I can't see mine clearly now since various cables and wires are neatly wrapped up around it, blocking the view.
Hopefully someone does chime in but you have been a great help thus far...i'll go ahead and purchase the PAC unit...hopefully i'll get some more answers by the time it arrives..if not i'll just hope for the best and hope it fits lool
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After many hours of google-ing i think i finally found the answer to my question!!!

According to this diagram what im looking at IS the TAU



Found it here =>https://euroesi.mazda.co.jp/esicont/...0zz113500.html

I will update this thread once my LOC has arrived as it relates to it fitting and working, but i am very confident that it will.
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