Map Lid V3
Map Lid V3
Are you tired of your cracked, non-working, broken map lid? Or maybe you have that gaping hole in your door panel with no lid to be found?? Tried ordering one from Mazda only to find out that they are discontinued? Need not worry! We have redesign the Map lid while improving all the areas the stock lid lacks!
The issues we found and the improvements we've made:
Cracks- all the interior parts such as the map lid pocket, dash vents, etc are prone to cracking and disintegrating due to the heat making them brittle. Our solution- using a resin with the Heat Deflection temps of 230*+.
Roll pin- The plastic surrounding/plastic dowel pin tends to take a lot of friction and force causing a stress fracture in the plastic hinge. We addressed this by reinforce the area (widening and filling in the voids) and adding a metal screw in roll pin.
Spring tension- the spring tension on the cam is WAY to strong- This lies underneath the map pocket compartment. Instead we change the angle of the Cam that the spring rolls on, this relieves pressure and less "kick" when it opens and closes.
Strength- To ensure these last longer than the brittle stock plastics we have increased the thickness of the map lid by ~55%, infused with strands of DNA from the Hulk and plated it with Kryptonite! (It really works, check out our video of our lid withstand 185lbs!) In addition we filleted the inner seams to add more rigidity, much like a "rib cage" perimeter and filled in the hollow voids on the cam and thickened it.
Ease of installation- To replace the OEM lid and tension spring, it will require you to remove your door panel. This means, another chance for you to break more of that brittle plastic trim (yikes!). We designed our lid with ease of installation in mind. Simply place the lid in place, and screw in the metal screw pin from the outside and you're done!
DISCLAIMER: Left side pin (pocket side) has a bushing over the pin. If you decide to keep it, you will have to enlarge the hole on the map lid. Or you can pull the bushing off with pliers and it will fit perfect. (We designed the lid without the bushing in case our customers lost their bushing)
***Version 3*** Is a slightly different casting since all new molds had to be re-made. V3 is slightly stronger than V2 and has a solid opening tab vs the OEM "U" shaped tab
**Picture shown are version 2 and comparison of the OEM lid with 2 of our lids on the right**