The first generation Mazda 2 was notorious for having failing radios where the radio powers on but there is no sound output. For these vehicles, we recommend replacing it with an aftermarket system as it will typically be a more reliable method and more futureproof. By replacing the radio, we added bluetooth music streaming and handsfree calling to the car. But as the vehicle can take double din radios, one could also add Apple Carplay and Android Auto, backup camera, and more to the vehicle. We installed a Pioneer MVH-S322BT on this vehicle which is an entry level stereo but offers improved sound quality compared to stock.
Radio replacement is not too complicated but does involve removing a lot of the front center console and the glovebox to access the radio brackets. If the vehicle has steering controls, you may also want to purchase a steering control module to retain these functions.
Contact us today if your factory radio is failing and in need of replacement!