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Forester stereo install help

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#1 Sweet82


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Posted 26 March 2004 - 10:46 AM

Looking for feed back from anyone who has installed a non-factory stereo in a Forester.

I'm looking for something to replace my factory stereo. I have found the unit I want (sony). The store has "free" installation for $36.00? They say it's for adapters an connectors. Seems like a heck of a price for a plastic connector and a metal bracket.

When I had one installed in my Camry, they had it installed in 5 minutes!

My question is how easy is it to install one in a Forester? I have replaced my dash with the "wood grain", so I'm familiar with disassembly to gain access to the general area of the stereo.

Feeling cheap!
82 Beast, that now runs!:banana:
01 Forester, needs a working clock and a better stereo:mad:

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 12:44 PM

I have a 99 and if I recall the last time I was in there I pulled the console first which has several screws.
There might have been a couple of screws in the cover over the stereo but I am not sure now. I did not have to pull the cupholder and the cover popped off easily.
On mine the stereo is held in by a couple of screws once you get the cover off.
Since stereos usually come with dierctions it should be fairly easy.
If you buy from Crutchfield they come with good directions.

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 12:45 PM

It's very easy. All you'd need to buy is the wiring harness, and those are usually less than $20. The new radio will screw into the bracket that the old radio was already in.

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 12:47 PM

you don't even have to buy the adapter.
The adapter is easier for sure and would make putting the old one back to sell it simple.

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