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How to remove factoy head unit... To install 10 disc CD Changer
Posted 20 November 2003 - 02:06 PM
If anyone has any tips for getting the head unit out and cd changer installing tips id really appreciate it!
If theres any links on the web with instructions or photos that would also be great...
Posted 20 November 2003 - 04:26 PM
First you have to open the center armrest, and take out 2 screws holding the shifter cover.
Pull out the two covers, one near the driver's right elbow and one covering the shifter (it's easier if you manual put the shifter into 1st with the key in ON position).
Open the cup holder and take out 2 screws on each side. You can pop the center vents and hazard switch out, just pull on the whole panel - lightly.
Then take out the ashtray and there are 2 small screws underneath. Carefully take them out and don't lose the metal brackets that they attach to.
Take out the plastic center frame and you'll see your radio with 4 screws at the corners. Take those out and you can pull the radio out.
I'm writing this from memory, so i hope i didn't miss too much.
Im sure someone can provide pictures as well.
Hope this helps.
Posted 20 November 2003 - 06:16 PM
I am not aware of any aftermarket CD changer being able to work with a Subaru head unit, and there are no adapters that I know of like there are for Alpine changers to work with Honda radios.
I have heard the argument that the Subaru system is either Clarion or Panasonic so their changers should work, but they don't. The Subaru changer is made by Clarion or Panasonic, but it is a low end piece of junk and Subaru insisted that it have a Subaru specific connector.
Also, all Subaru changers are 6 cd changers, a 10 won't work at all with the Subaru head unit (unless FM modulated).
I have a guide for the 2000-2004 Legacy/Outback radio installation here. The 1995-99 models are somewhat similar, in fact so are the 89-94 models...
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