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Old 12-05-2005, 09:54 PM   #1
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the radio of a B9 Limited model?. I have only heard that it is to be used with the rear entertaiment package but there has to be a way to tap these wires and get an ipod plug in them. I am not interested in reading anything out of the display. I just want to be able to hear the ipod without an FM modulator. I still can not understand why auto makers do not put a aux in jack as standard on a SUV of this price range.
If anyone knows, I will appreciate instructions...Homer
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:35 PM   #2
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I haven't tried it yet (the aux in) but you can play the DVD system on the whole stereo by pressing the AUX on the radio controls, I'm guessing you could plug into the RCA's in the back (or tap into them some how) to listen to an MP3 player. The thing is the AUX in is in the back back and you't have to run wires if you want to control the MP player from the front.I'll give it a shot when I have a chance, I've got a 3.5 mini to RCA stereo so it should be easy to try. I'm working on getting a service manual so I may should be able to find the wires.
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Old 12-31-2005, 06:52 PM   #3
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http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5959

Did that page today, just to see how it worked
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Old 01-01-2006, 12:07 AM   #4
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I actually connected all the way to the back for my Ipod. If there is a way to listen to both DVD and Ipod at the same time, that would be real nice.
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Old 01-01-2006, 02:07 AM   #5
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I haven't tried the wireless headphones and the AUX in at the same time. I wonder what would happen?
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Old 01-01-2006, 04:58 PM   #6
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I've been told by several sources that the upcoming '07 model will feature an Ipod port and some other surprises.
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:53 PM   #7
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Did that page today, just to see how it worked[/quote]


Thanks Peaty for the info, but the problem I have is that I do not have the Rear Entertaiment package so the RCAs in the back are not there. Do you think that the wiring harness is in there anyway an I may access it? Also were is the AV RCAs located in the cabin. Can you take another picture from far so I can make it up where the location is
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:29 PM   #8
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I'm not sure if the wiring is there or not, here is a shot:



I took at the Detroit show, if you look down about a foot and a little left from the very rear side window you can see the power port and to the right the AV in hatch. That's what I have on my peatpics.com site but I will try to get a better pic if you still think you need one.

I will be getting a service manual and when I do I'll look at the wiring.
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:50 PM   #9
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Old 01-09-2006, 05:52 PM   #10
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I've been told by several sources that the upcoming '07 model will feature an Ipod port and some other surprises.
tell us more
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:02 PM   #11
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hb dad speak!
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:48 AM   #12
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If they don't tell you in Chicago what they actually showed me a few months ago, I might be more keen to give out info. Until then... sorry!
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Old 01-22-2006, 08:43 PM   #13
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hopefully a torquier engine or a H6tt
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:10 PM   #14
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Does anyone have any news on this topic? It's actually something that many individuals want to know more about. That Aux button on our stereo is the only button that doesnt have a function. There has to be a way to tap into it.
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:37 PM   #15
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I haven't tried the wireless headphones and the AUX in at the same time. I wonder what would happen?
Does anyone have an answer on this? This would solve a lot of problems if I can give the kids the headphones to enjoy their DVDs so I can use the speakers for Ipod through the rear aux port.
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:23 PM   #17
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Does anyone have an answer on this? This would solve a lot of problems if I can give the kids the headphones to enjoy their DVDs so I can use the speakers for Ipod through the rear aux port.
Okay, lets try this again...
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:38 PM   #18
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Hi - I just got an '06 Tribeca and have been reviewing the various postings about wiring an ipod connector into the CD changer port (I don't have the rear DVD option). I think this should be feasible along the lines of the Scoobymods solution for the Forrester and I am willing to experiment but minimally I need to know what kind of port is on the back of the factory stereo (CD changer). Does it have a 13-pin DIN connector like the Forrester? I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has access to service docs or has seen the back of the factory stereo. I will certainly share the recipe for success if I figure out the pinouts.

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Old 08-31-2006, 04:00 PM   #19
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Hi - I just got an '06 Tribeca and have been reviewing the various postings about wiring an ipod connector into the CD changer port (I don't have the rear DVD option). I think this should be feasible along the lines of the Scoobymods solution for the Forrester and I am willing to experiment but minimally I need to know what kind of port is on the back of the factory stereo (CD changer). Does it have a 13-pin DIN connector like the Forrester? I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has access to service docs or has seen the back of the factory stereo. I will certainly share the recipe for success if I figure out the pinouts.

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I've seen the back; and you may be out of luck, as it is just one big unit, not 2 units hooked up together.

I think the best bet would be to find a way of tapping into the aux/dvd inputs on the back fo the radio, of only I knew which connectors to use...

I'm secretly hoping SOA will offer the 07 line in cable as an accessory to 06 owners. It was insane that they sold a car in 2006 that has absolutely no way of getting line in.
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scott3818: maybe I am not asking my question correctly. You say the radio/cd changer is one big unit and has aux/dvd inputs on the back right? What kind of inputs are back there? Is it RCA jacks or a 13-pin DIN or a square/rectangular connector block or ? If you could please describe any/all connectors on the back of the factory radio/cd unit, that would be very helpful. If anyone has a picture of the back of the stereo unit that would be even better!

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I've seen the back; and you may be out of luck, as it is just one big unit, not 2 units hooked up together.

I think the best bet would be to find a way of tapping into the aux/dvd inputs on the back fo the radio, of only I knew which connectors to use...

I'm secretly hoping SOA will offer the 07 line in cable as an accessory to 06 owners. It was insane that they sold a car in 2006 that has absolutely no way of getting line in.
I'd love it if they could do it, but there is no "aux" button on the '06 stereo. That means the only way to get this functionaility would be to pooh-pooh the '06 stereo in exchange for one from the '07 and then install the center console input jack. It should be possible, but Subaru will charge some steep bucks for sure for the new stereo.

What Subaru needs is a trade-in plan so you can '07 your '06 audio system for a small fee (like $100-200 bucks). Realistically, it was pretty short-sighted of Subaru to not have the '07's setup in the '06 as Ipods had already been in strong force long before Tribeca even debuted.
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I'd love it if they could do it, but there is no "aux" button on the '06 stereo. That means the only way to get this functionaility would be to pooh-pooh the '06 stereo in exchange for one from the '07 and then install the center console input jack. It should be possible, but Subaru will charge some steep bucks for sure for the new stereo.
There is indeed an "aux" button on the '06 stereo. It is labeled RSE AUX and it is how you would select the Rear DVD system if you had one. Since I don't have one, I believe I can wire the ipod into the back of the stereo using the port that would be used to connect the Rear DVD system (assuming I can figure out the pinouts and build a suitable cable) and I will be in business.

So now back to my question: can someone tell me what type of port(s) are on the back of the factory stereo?
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Since I don't have one, I believe I can wire the ipod into the back of the stereo using the port that would be used to connect the Rear DVD system (assuming I can figure out the pinouts and build a suitable cable) and I will be in business.
Yes, but if you don't have a way to route the ipod signal to the radio's amplification section (that's what the "RSE/AUX" button does on the stereos w/Rear DVD system - I'm 99% sure it's not on the stereos in Becas w/o it) to select it as the source, then how are you going to get the the ipod to play through the speakers? Hooking it up to the DVD player's inputs is only half the battle. You've got also access the digital (presumably) router circuit that selects the source in the radio. Tricky, to say the least.

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Yes, but if you don't have a way to route the ipod signal to the radio's amplification section (that's what the "RSE/AUX" button does on the stereos w/Rear DVD system - I'm 99% sure it's not on the stereos in Becas w/o it) to select it as the source, then how are you going to get the the ipod to play through the speakers? Hooking it up to the DVD player's inputs is only half the battle. You've got also access the digital (presumably) router circuit that selects the source in the radio. Tricky, to say the least.

Good luck...Joe
Well, as I said above, I have an '06 Tribeca w/o the Rear DVD option and I *DO* have the "RSE/AUX" button on my stereo. This button is pictured and described in the owner's manual and I highly doubt that they have a separate version of the owner's manual for cars with/without the Rear DVD option so I will go out on a limb and say I am 99% sure the button is on all '06 stereos.

As for your comment about getting the stereo to recognize that the ipod is connected to the Rear DVD source input, I agree that could be a challenge. I am hoping that if it sees a signal on one of the audio channels, that will be enough to recognize that there is a device out there. I may be wrong in which case I guess I will be SOL.

For starters, all I want to do is get a cable connected to the back of the stereo so I can start experimenting with the pinouts. To do that, I need to know what kind of connector is back there. I need to know this up front so I can order a suitable cable. I am not knowledgable about stereo installation and so I want to pay a stereo installer to pull the unit, connect a cable, run it out to the console and reinstall the stereo. So back to my original question:

Can anyone tell me what kind of connector(s) are on the back of the '06 factory stereo?

I would be grateful if you would stop speculating whether I can make this work or not and only respond if you can answer my (seemingly?) straightforward question.

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I would be grateful if you would stop speculating whether I can make this work or not and only respond if you can answer my (seemingly?) straightforward question.

Thank you,
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Your answer is not very straightforward if it involves somebody ripping their dash apart to get to the back of their stereo. God helps those who helps themselves. Go to http://techinfo.subaru.com/ and for $35 you can buy a 72 hour subscription which allows you to download any portion of any service manual...up to 20 pdfs/hour. At that rate you can probably download the whole Tribeca service manual.

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