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Old 12-13-2006, 09:01 AM   #1
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Question OEM CD changer from 2007

Will the new 2007 cd changer work in a 2005 car
Prefer not to cut cables and rewire - I like the plug and play idea

Thanks for any suggestions or idea
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:15 PM   #2
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Will the new 2007 cd changer work in a 2005 car
Prefer not to cut cables and rewire - I like the plug and play idea

Thanks for any suggestions or idea
Yes

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Old 12-15-2006, 11:43 PM   #3
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Yup just swapped out my single CD in the 2007 to a 6 CD from a 2005 STI. No problem. Plug and play.
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:01 AM   #4
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yes sir it will. I just put a 6 disc changer from an STI limited into my 05 wagon. Completely plug and play.
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:05 AM   #5
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what color is the LED or background of the 2007 unit
Did you have tobuy the cable for the AUX in ?
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:25 AM   #6
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what color is the LED or background of the 2007 unit
Did you have tobuy the cable for the AUX in ?
The background is green, and the letters/numbers are black. Actually looks good.
I did not hook up the AUX in, cause I don't have an ipod.
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Old 12-16-2006, 04:43 PM   #7
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The background is green, and the letters/numbers are black. Actually looks good.
I did not hook up the AUX in, cause I don't have an ipod.
is that a cable i can make from radio shack parts ?
or the connector to the radio is very specific ?
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Old 12-16-2006, 04:48 PM   #8
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I'd be interested in knowing how to do this also.
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:49 PM   #9
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:03 PM   #10
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I will be putting a 07 headunit with the accessory port on ebay in the next few days. I have no idea what it is worth. If interested shoot me a pm
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Old 12-18-2006, 03:45 PM   #11
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is that a cable i can make from radio shack parts ?
or the connector to the radio is very specific ?

You can buy the cable needed at radio shack... they have a 3.5 to 3.5 cable that plugs into the ipod headphone jack and the other end plugs into the aux in that connects to the radio! Radio shack only has 6ft and 12ft cables though, but I found a 3ft cable at Best Buy.
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:30 PM   #12
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Does the 2007 unit play MP3s? Can that cable be made to work on a serial port on a PDA?
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:57 PM   #13
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You can buy the cable needed at radio shack... they have a 3.5 to 3.5 cable that plugs into the ipod headphone jack and the other end plugs into the aux in that connects to the radio! Radio shack only has 6ft and 12ft cables though, but I found a 3ft cable at Best Buy.
I think he's talking about just running a cable from the ipod to the back of the stock HU, which I don't think will work. The connector the the aux looked different on the back of the HU.

Someone correct me if I am feeding BS.
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:57 PM   #14
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Does the 2007 unit play MP3s? Can that cable be made to work on a serial port on a PDA?
yes, it does play mp3's That was the sole reason I bought one.
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:52 PM   #15
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I think he's talking about just running a cable from the ipod to the back of the stock HU, which I don't think will work. The connector the the aux looked different on the back of the HU.

Someone correct me if I am feeding BS.
If that is what he is asking, then no, I don't think you can't connect the ipod directly to the back of the stock radio. I don't think there is anything to connect to, i.e. aux input! As someone else said though, yes the 07 radio plays MP3s.
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:17 PM   #16
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What does the auxilary port look like? USB?
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:58 PM   #17
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I have an 07 STI and took my radio out while trying to connect the Sirius tuner to it. The aux port connects to a cable about 4 inches behind it--and it's not USB. Doesn't appear to connect to the radio. It probably connects through the main radio connector. If you can compare an 05 to an 07 connector, you'll probably see the differences. I assume there'll be a few more cables in it or something.

If I recall correctly, the stock unit has:

1. Radio connector
2. Antenna connector
3. Power connector
4. Sirius tuner connector

That's it. Search here or iwsti.com for "ESN" or "SID" and you'll find wrxgrl's thread. I have a few pix uploaded. Here's the link to my site's pix:

www.jsmithjr.com/subaru/radio

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Old 12-20-2006, 06:21 PM   #18
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what if you want to use XM instead is there a CeNet unit for XM to connect to it ?

And which plug is for the Aux wire (is it the white connector)
I bought a HU but seller did not include any wiring
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:44 PM   #19
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Search for the thread I referenced above. It has pix along with information in it.

I don't know which one is the AUX. The aux ash tray unit has a mating plug behind it, but I don't know where that wire goes--maybe the small white one on the opposite end of the antenna plug?
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:24 PM   #20
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yes sir it will. I just put a 6 disc changer from an STI limited into my 05 wagon. Completely plug and play.
This is probably a stupid question, but I am assuming if this swap would work in an 05 there would be no issues in doing in an 04 wagon? It is just simple plug and play right? Would be so nice to burn MP3 disc and also work on getting the AUX input hooked up
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:18 PM   #21
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Search for the thread I referenced above. It has pix along with information in it.

I don't know which one is the AUX. The aux ash tray unit has a mating plug behind it, but I don't know where that wire goes--maybe the small white one on the opposite end of the antenna plug?
Here are some pics for those who are wondering about the aux input on the 2007 factory radios. I don't know if any of the previous factory radios had this rear input, but here is a pic of the back side. The aux port interconnecting cable plugs in the port circled in green.


The interconnecting wire connects from the radio rear port to the cable coming from the ashtray aux port. Here is a picture of the connectors from the ashtray aux port (left) to the interconnecting wire (right).


Just an overview.
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:24 PM   #22
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Right on the money. From right to left:

1. CNET cable for the Sirius tuner
2. AUX cable going to the ashtray port
3. Main radio cable
4. Antenna
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:11 PM   #23
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SVXdc requested some detailed pics of the connectors for the interconnecting wire. There are 5 contacts, but I'm not sure what they are all for. Ground, left, and right? That would leave 2 for something else. I don't believe any of these wires are for lights as the "AUX" label in front doesn't light up. Use the 1 inch mark as the reference starting point. Sorry no metric.

This connects to the plug from the ashtray box.



This connects to back of radio. Sorry they're a little blurry.


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Old 01-06-2007, 03:26 PM   #24
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when you want to use the AUx port for input
does it automatically switched from cd to aux ?


just wondering how it switches ?

whats the CAT button for ?
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Old 01-06-2007, 05:25 PM   #25
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when you want to use the AUx port for input
does it automatically switched from cd to aux ?
You probably have to press the CD/AUX button to toggle between those two sources.
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whats the CAT button for ?
When you're in SATellite mode, this allows you to change categories -- notice how the up/down button in the middle says "SEEK/TRACK/CAT".

See this thread: SIRIUS ESN/ID Number (it gets interesting starting at about post #23)

ADDED: That is the post by "wrx grl" that jsmithjr732 was referring to in post #17 above.

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