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Old 06-26-2013, 12:37 AM   #1
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Default 2011 tomtom forester nav in a 2013 sti?

Thoughts on installing the nav in a non nav 13 sti? I read the other thread and it appears the forester HU offers better sound even though the tomtom nav itself sucks. Can I still use the oem hands free controls with the forester nav? Thanks
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:30 AM   #2
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You can use the factory SWC (steering wheel controls) in just about any aftermarket head unit. You iust need a forward harness (most places will give these to you for free/ a few bucks) and Metra ASWC-1. All you have to do is follow some pretty simple instructions, pull off the dash panel, 4 screws, and mount the new unit. The ASWC-1 will program itself to your car. You can Pm SVXdc on here and he will sell you the exact harness that you need (and the ASwc)

It's quite simple. The only thing you lose in an aftermarket setup is the voice activated dialing (it becomes a mute button).

With what you would pay for the Tom Tom unit, you can get yourself a pretty nice head unit.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:04 AM   #3
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You can use the factory SWC (steering wheel controls) in just about any aftermarket head unit. You iust need a forward harness (most places will give these to you for free/ a few bucks) and Metra ASWC-1. All you have to do is follow some pretty simple instructions, pull off the dash panel, 4 screws, and mount the new unit. The ASWC-1 will program itself to your car. You can Pm SVXdc on here and he will sell you the exact harness that you need (and the ASwc)

It's quite simple. The only thing you lose in an aftermarket setup is the voice activated dialing (it becomes a mute button).

With what you would pay for the Tom Tom unit, you can get yourself a pretty nice head unit.
You probably can't get an aftermarket Nav HU for same price you get one of these OEM Nav HU used (usually around $300-$400).

@OP if you're talking about this:

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/729/subarunavihu.jpg

SVXdc has a transplant harness that makes it a lot easier. Here is the link: http://ae64.com/NaviTransplantharness.htm
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:50 AM   #4
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He's talking about this one:



which is a special Subaru version of an Eclipse AVN4430.

You could install it in your 2013 (or any 2008-up Impreza for that matter).

For a factory install, Subaru only fitted this Tom-Tom HUs in Foresters that were pre-wired for the OEM Kenwood Navi (picture that luan87us linked). Subaru's install kit included a Subaru-to-Tom-Tom adapter harness.

To install it in a non-nav car, you would want my Navi transplant harness (with a few slight variations). Or you could get Eclipse harnesses and do like you would for a normal aftermarket HU install.

The Subaru Tom-Tom can "learn" your steering wheel buttons, so you wouldn't need an ASWC or similar module. However, the OEM Tom-Tom has a limited number of SWC commands it will accept.

Unless you can get the Subaru Tom-Tom really cheap, I'd recommend going aftermarket.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:07 AM   #5
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I'd hate to bump this thread. But I haven't been able to find any other place/thread with information this.

I recently got one of these from a friend of mine. I was curious. If I was to simply install this in my 2013 WRX with no additional harnesses or hardware, would it work? Would I lose functionality of the steering wheel buttons?

Any information would be incredibly helpful...

Thanks!
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