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Old 12-29-2011, 12:59 AM   #151
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I want to dooo thisssss.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:42 PM   #152
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I wish there was a DIY for this that included pictures of how to do this from start to finish. I just read all 7 pages and all of the information is a jumbled mess in my head since everybody adds another 2c at various parts of the thread.

You can get a kit on ebay for $250 shipped but I don't know what it will be missing and what I will have to order. I'd rather not find that stuff out in the middle of the swap.

Questions in my mind:
1. Will the shift boot from the 02 console fit the 05 console or will I need to buy a new shift boot to use my stock shifter? If so, what kind?
2. What needs to be done to make the ebrake have the proper amount of slack and engage as it should?
3. What would be the proper way to "bend" the ebrake without risking damaging it?
4. Is it necessary to rebuy all the screws and fasteners or can the 02 hardware be re-used?

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Old 01-05-2012, 01:51 AM   #153
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Questions in my mind:
1. Will the shift boot from the 02 console fit the 05 console or will I need to buy a new shift boot to use my stock shifter? If so, what kind?
2. What needs to be done to make the ebrake have the proper amount of slack and engage as it should?
3. What would be the proper way to "bend" the ebrake without risking damaging it?
4. Is it necessary to rebuy all the screws and fasteners or can the 02 hardware be re-used?
1. trim is different I think, so I'd assume yes
2. either buy the cable shortening kit mentioned in the thread, do the proper thing and get 05-07 (I think those are the correct years) e-brake cables, or ghetto route is stack washers/nuts/whatever to take away slack
3. you can just stack washers to level out the e-brake (kinda ghetto as well, but will work)
4. most the screws were included with the 07 console that I bought, they were the same as my 04.

One thing that I didn't have in my "kit" that was frustrating was the metal bracket that goes below the center vents. You don't "need" it, but my vent won't sit quite flush and I believe it's because I don't have that piece. I was also missing the clips for the heater control mounting screws...tie raps for now
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #154
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So if I buy a console from an STi, my WRX shift knob wont work because the boot will be loose, correct? Just want to make sure that it's possible to swap the boot over from my existing console...
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:44 PM   #155
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So trying to understand this... collecting parts right now... is it or is it not possible to re-use the 02-03 ebrake handle with the right DIY modifications? I am curious what the issue breaks down to... the mounting location, the cable length, or some structural difference with the handle itself?
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:29 PM   #156
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So trying to understand this... collecting parts right now... is it or is it not possible to re-use the 02-03 ebrake handle with the right DIY modifications? I am curious what the issue breaks down to... the mounting location, the cable length, or some structural difference with the handle itself?
Not possible. Do it right. Get the right parts.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:09 PM   #157
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I have a 2004 V-Limited STi Spec C.

It has an automatic HVAC but old design. Will the HVAC from the 05-07 STi work plug and play on mine?

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i have checked the manual and the socket looks the same to me so it might just be a case of plug and play thats all.

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Old 03-14-2012, 10:13 AM   #158
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Yes. 04 STI w/ auto controls can use the 05-07 STI auto setup.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:50 PM   #159
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Thank you very much for your information.

I will attempt to do it when the parts are here. buying the parts of ebay and the armrest area in Japan. due to being a RHD. shucks.

Is there anything special I should take note of?
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:15 AM   #160
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i picked up the center console swap of an 05 impreza dont know it makes a difference but i installed everything but when mounting the 05 wrx radio theres no way for it to sit right if i screw the screws onto the bracket cause the bazel or cover wont fit. i take of the screw and i have to wiggle the radio and bazel or cover to fit so basically the face plate is holding my radio in place and the cover not sitting flush
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:11 AM   #161
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^You need 05-07 radio brackets.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:18 AM   #162
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I have an entire setup for sale if someone is interested. Just PM me or text me at 5six2-502-7086
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:08 AM   #163
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Texted you. cash ready for you anytime!
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:40 PM   #164
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and thats all i need? damm it i drilled a hole and placed a screw on it lol
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:18 AM   #165
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Does anybody know what is this bracket called or its part number? Subaru Japan said they didnt see it before..



EDIT- Its ok, i found it. The below are the part numbers needed to convert.

(1)92112FE500OE cONSOLE BOX
(1)92178SA020 BRACKET CONSOLE (bend the rear piece of the bracket to fit)
(1)92132SA030OE COVER CONSOLE
(4)904520014 TAPPING SCREW - TRUSS HEAD
(1)92123SA020 BOOT HAND BRAKE
(2)92177SA000 MAT CONSOLE BOX
(1)92126FE000 COVER SHIFT LEVER
(1)92123SA000 BOOT SHIFT LEVER
(4)045005143 TAPPING SCREW- TRUSS HEAD
(1)92114FE110 LID ASSEMBLY- ASH TRAY
(1)66160SA001 ASH TRAY ASSEMBLY-INSTRUMENT PANEL
(1)66063FE000OE PANEL- CENTER LOWER, SIDE RIGHT
(1)66063FE010OE PANEL- CENTER LOWER, SIDE LEFT
(4)909130018 CLIP
(6)904500025 TAPPING SCREW (numbers could be off)
(1)66086FE000OE CONSOLE-INSTRUMENT PANEL
(2)045005143 SCREW
(1)66203FE201 REINFORCEMENT COMPLETE-CENTER
(1)66069FE020 PANEL-CENTER, LOWER
(1)66061FE010 PANEL-CENTER
(1)83037FE020 SWITCH-HAZARD
(1)26001SA070ML LEVEL ASSEMBLY-HAND BRAKE (USE your old parking brake cable)

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Old 07-16-2012, 11:30 PM   #166
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am i missing something? The OP said to remove the metla brackets from the 04 dash and to reinstall them for the new center console. Well the main bar that hold the center console in place doesnt fit. So what am i doing wrong?

Does anyone have actual pictures of the brackets installed?
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:51 PM   #167
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I am currently doing the swap but noticed my engine immobilzer will not fit where it is at now. Has anyone else had this issue and what did you do to fix it
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:01 PM   #168
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I couldn't seem to find this, but if you swap 05-07 door cards to a 02-04, do you have to change the entire harness in the door? I have done a few in the past, but don't really want to have to buy and swap all four, especially when they are in the car. So is it possibly to just swap the switches? Like just get a pigtail and cut off the old one and connect the new one? Thanks.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:29 PM   #169
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i need the main center reinforcement bracket if anyone has it for sale!!
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:43 AM   #170
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So u can actually make ur center consol lower?
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #171
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so is there an official DIY for this with installation pics and everything?

if not, I am making one. I got all the parts already
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:03 PM   #172
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Do it and post everything!! I have all the parts also, just freezing Alaskan temperatures hold me back a little.... No garage :-(
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #173
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I couldn't seem to find this, but if you swap 05-07 door cards to a 02-04, do you have to change the entire harness in the door? I have done a few in the past, but don't really want to have to buy and swap all four, especially when they are in the car. So is it possibly to just swap the switches? Like just get a pigtail and cut off the old one and connect the new one? Thanks.


I just did this to my 02 with 05-07 sti cards

You do not have to change harness...
On my bugeyes switches i could remove the female connector (part attached to the actual switch) and replace the connector in the 05-07 switch with this one.
This leaves you with a " hybrid " switch setup that plugs Into your 02-04 harness
Everything works fine for me so far the only thing I haven't done is extended my mirror switches.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #174
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I just did this to my 02 with 05-07 sti cards

You do not have to change harness...
On my bugeyes switches i could remove the female connector (part attached to the actual switch) and replace the connector in the 05-07 switch with this one.
This leaves you with a " hybrid " switch setup that plugs Into your 02-04 harness
Everything works fine for me so far the only thing I haven't done is extended my mirror switches.
OK, I kind of understand, I could probably figure it out though.
What would I need? Just the door cards and switches? So not the plugs or harnesses or pigtails? I can make my current ones work?
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:41 PM   #175
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It's easier for me to explain if I had pictures.

You need your 02-04 switches and 05-07 switches.

No pig tails needed. Basically your changing the connector on the switch to match your harness.
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