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Old 02-05-2011, 11:32 AM   #276
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Haha, yep I was wondering why they were following me!

My stock head unit in my 09 premium wrx has an option to engage speed sensitive volume. It increases a few notches as you go faster.
Wish the 08 Nav HU had this. Missed that on a older truck that had it.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:14 PM   #277
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I actually don't care for it ... there are two settings for how "aggressive" the volume change is and I don't feel like either setting makes it work for me...
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:21 AM   #278
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beware that the stock stereo is wider than a normal double din... there will be gaps if you put a standard din or double din stereo in there...
can anyone post pics of the newer style/width stereos compared to the old? how much wider are they? is the front face just wider and the back end still the same (aka can a new one still slide in and screw into an older double din subaru pocket)?

as long as the back end fits into the metal supports id like to try to get one fabbed up in my GC, would match what i have envisioned for my interior perfectly. seems like i could just modify the bezel in my dash that goes over it with a hair dryer without too much hassle, but id really like to get a better idea before i buy one (as it sounds like itd be tough to turn around and try to sell )
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:58 AM   #279
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can anyone post pics of the newer style/width stereos compared to the old? how much wider are they? is the front face just wider and the back end still the same (aka can a new one still slide in and screw into an older double din subaru pocket)?

as long as the back end fits into the metal supports id like to try to get one fabbed up in my GC, would match what i have envisioned for my interior perfectly. seems like i could just modify the bezel in my dash that goes over it with a hair dryer without too much hassle, but id really like to get a better idea before i buy one (as it sounds like itd be tough to turn around and try to sell )
Yes, it'll fit. Use the same metal bracket from the stock HU to your double din aftermarket. There's a big gap if you plan to use the old bezel, but if you want to fit perfectly, get a JDM one. I got mine from IA Performance (http://www.iaperformance.com/index.p...2073_2080_2133).
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:21 AM   #280
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sorry, i meant fitting the stock 08-10 stereo into an older dash which uses the regular double din.

but i actually just heard back from somebody that the front is ~8 1/8" wide which is almost 1 1/4" wider than the older silver double din stereos...
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:07 PM   #281
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OP helped a lot last night when i was installing my amp + sub. Needed to know which wires corresponded to which.

Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:25 AM   #282
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also, what does it take to connect an auxiliary device? I'm sure its one of those plugs in teh back but which, and where can i get the necessary hardware?
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:35 PM   #283
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also, what does it take to connect an auxiliary device? I'm sure its one of those plugs in teh back but which, and where can i get the necessary hardware?
It's the factory harness with the 8-pin connector. See this post (post #10 in my 'Stock HU info' thread here).

To connect the factory aux harness to an aftermarket HU, you can use something like this:
Or if you're keeping your factory HU but your car didn't include the OEM aux jack, Subaru offers an accessory kit to add the jack.

To connect an aux device to an OEM radio that you're "transplanting" into another model or year, you can use this:
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:02 PM   #284
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:42 PM   #285
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you made getting to the radio a lot harder than it is. The panel around the radio with the vents just pops out:

http://metraonline.com/files/products/INST95-8902.pdf

this clips are extremely stubborn though. just be careful with how you pry on it and use non-marring tools (aka dont use a flat head screw driver)
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:50 PM   #286
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The information on removal of the dash and radio was extremely helpful! Also good information on the aux input.

I just finished getting the stock usb adapter working for my aftermarket hu. I'll be posting a guide once I get a couple more posts, but everything appears to work properly. I'm doing an amp install soon as well with an old sub and amp that I pulled from my last car.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:02 PM   #287
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you made getting to the radio a lot harder than it is. The panel around the radio with the vents just pops out:

http://metraonline.com/files/products/INST95-8902.pdf

this clips are extremely stubborn though. just be careful with how you pry on it and use non-marring tools (aka dont use a flat head screw driver)
So how do you recommend getting just the center bezel off? I imagine someone sells a tool for this purpose.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:32 PM   #288
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So how do you recommend getting just the center bezel off? I imagine someone sells a tool for this purpose.
I took it off with my half chewed off fingernails. Seriously. No tools whatsoever.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:53 AM   #289
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I took it off with my half chewed off fingernails. Seriously. No tools whatsoever.
Or start it with a credit card (or similar) and pull it off slowly.
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Old 06-11-2011, 05:44 PM   #290
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and for those curious about the A pillar airbag, the bag itself is only on the very top portion. see below:


So when you're popping off the A-Pillar do you remove the screw that you see there? Obviously I don't want to blow the bag so what would you suggest is the safest way to remove the pillar? I need to remove it to run my BT mic.
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:23 PM   #291
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So when you're popping off the A-Pillar do you remove the screw that you see there? Obviously I don't want to blow the bag so what would you suggest is the safest way to remove the pillar? I need to remove it to run my BT mic.
yeah, you remove the screw that is exposed once you remove the cover piece. Then, holding onto the a-pillar, pull up and back. there are no screws/clips besides that one screw. Make sure (i learned this the hard way) when you are putting it back in place, you push the cover into the pillar where the pink circle clip is. The top of that clip slides into the a-pillar cover. It is very finiky, and you have to push decently hard for it to clip in. Hope that made some sense, i'm sure when you see it, it will all come together.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:53 PM   #292
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Default VSS wire confirmed on 08 WRX

I can confirm that the VSS wire can be tapped behind the gauge cluster on pin 31 I think it was. It is pink/green like others mentioned. Getting the cluster out for me was the harder part but that was in actually not to hard just pull it all out.

My AVIC recognized the pulses fine and I'll see over the next few days if the Navi unit learns the pulses properly and adjusts accordingly.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:13 PM   #293
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Super informative to those DIYs
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:55 AM   #294
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:47 PM   #295
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http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1207075...77#details-tab


So according to this description which is for the wiring harness Im getting I connect the Radio to yellow and the antenna to amp turn on?
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:54 PM   #296
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Sorry to bump this thread but I'm new here and can't create my own until I have three posts, and I have a question. I recently purchased a 09 WRX with an Alpine iDA-X305S already installed. I needed to get to the back of the unit to install a USB cable.

I started putting it back together and dropped a screw. It plinkoed all the way down to what sounded like carpet. I've almost torn my car apart looking for it, it's lost. I want to replace the screw but can't find one. I've been to two hardware (Lowe's and Home Depot) stores and two part stores (O'Riley and Autozone) with no luck.

Where can I buy one of these (or a suitable replacement):


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Any help would be greatly appreciated. I tried to search for this answer but it's not the most search friendly question.

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Old 12-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #297
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Errr... Went a bid overboard did you? Magnets are awesome...Try again at hd. Just pick up a sheet metal screw of similar length and width. Prolly a #10 pan head.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:37 AM   #298
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http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1207075...77#details-tab


So according to this description which is for the wiring harness Im getting I connect the Radio to yellow and the antenna to amp turn on?
See my pin-out table for notes about the power antenna wire.

An aftermarket HU will want to connect to both the Red (+12V Ignition/switched) and Yellow (+12V Battery/Constant) leads.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:51 AM   #299
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I had a quick question. I have a 9/07 2008 Impreza 2.5i. My questions has to do with reattaching the lower trim panel piece where the heater/air conditioning switches are. From the pictures posted on this thread it appears if your unit is a solid piece only requiring electrical connections to make it work. Mine actually has two cables running to the unit. I was able to remove the screws holding the trim piece on, but there is no room in order to try and put them in place and get a screwdriver there to reattach the unit. Has anyone else run into this problem? And what did you do to fix it? I ask because my friend works at a body shop. I brought my car in as here in CT we had a freak storm in OCT and someone hit my car and took off. Long story short, my friend was able to get the painter at the body shop to paint all those trim panels the same color as my car, pearl white! I had to do remove the pieces in order for him to do it and removing was no where near as bad trying to figure getting them back on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:58 PM   #300
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Dumb questionóWill the factory brackets that hold the factory stereo in place in the dash properly attach to an aftermarket head unit? I realized that I have no other provisions to actually mount my new stereo to the car.
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