Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

radio


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 erik litchy

erik litchy

    Leadfoot

  • Members
  • 1,090 posts
  • Peoria IL

Posted 06 December 2004 - 07:51 PM

how hard to install would this radio be http://cgi.ebay.com/...&category=38641

is that a US market radio (same frequencies)?

whats the easiest aftermarket radio to install that plays cd's and doesnt protrude from the dash?

#2 samo

samo

    Boo.

  • Members
  • 731 posts
  • The Emerald City

Posted 06 December 2004 - 09:47 PM

That shouldn't be too hard to mount, but certainly more difficult than a regular DIN-sized radio. You're going to have to know your way around stereo wiring and be able to fab up some brackets to hold it. You'll also want a dash kit so it doesn't stick way the crap out of the dash - Metra makes an excellent one.

That's a sweet radio, but it's going to take more work than putting in a simple aftermarket DIN-sized stereo.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me, I used to install stereos for a living.

#3 erik litchy

erik litchy

    Leadfoot

  • Members
  • 1,090 posts
  • Peoria IL

Posted 06 December 2004 - 10:30 PM

since I have the same car you have I want it to fit in the dash like in this auction

http://cgi.ebay.com/...&category=38639

wiring doesnt scare me at all if there is a wiring diagram. have you added rear speakers?

#4 samo

samo

    Boo.

  • Members
  • 731 posts
  • The Emerald City

Posted 06 December 2004 - 11:06 PM

Since you have an EA82, you'll need to nab a Metra dash kit, a wiring harness for an EA82, and the reverse harness for a Legacy of that generation. What I mean by reverse harness is that you'll need the harness that plugs into the back of the McIntosh radio.

As for getting it to fit, take the Metra dash kit and cut out the opening to fit a double-DIN radio - that's a 4"x7" opening. Make yourself some brackets that'll hold the radio nice and tight in that opening and secure it in place.

Wire the big fella all up, and you should be good to go.

As for rear speakers, I haven't put them in mine, but I've done it a few times in EA82s. You'll have to run a new set of speaker wires all the way back to the speaker harness at the base of the B-pillar to eliminate the front-to-rear common-ground speaker wiring.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users