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Old 05-04-2018, 10:39 AM   #251
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Is the Subaru Net site down, I wanted to update to the latest firmware for the ff667um HU I put in my 2016 WRX.
That site has been offline for months, I don't think Subaru wants people doing updates themselves.
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:35 PM   #252
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anyone able to find a used dual usb? cant find one any cheaper than what the whole head unit cost me
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:31 PM   #253
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Bumping this...

I have a 2017 WRX with the crappy 6.2" Clarion unit. Does anyone know if I can install the FF687US (7" Navigation screen) into my car, or does it have to be the FF667UM (7", non-Nav) unit?

I don't care about the actual Navigation function at all, I am just wondering if it's still a plug-and-play or if I need any extra components to do it. The only reason I ask is because sometimes I find more FF687US units than the FF667UM.

On that note, there are also some other faceplate numbers that I've seen recently that I don't recognize...these are all 7" screens from the Forester:

FF667UM - 7", non Nav
FF687US - 7", Nav

FF678UM - 7", ???
FF679UM - 7", ???
FF698UM - 7", ???

So as you can see there are at least 5 different faceplate numbers for the 7" Fujitsu-ten units and I'm just trying to figure out if I can use any of them in my WRX or if there are only specific ones that will work.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:03 PM   #254
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I was able to snag one from an STI, its a non nav unit.
The code is FV672UM
Still having an issue with the dual usb though, i grabbed a splitter but it still doesnt work, any help would be appreciated!
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:54 PM   #255
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I have a 2017 WRX with the crappy 6.2" Clarion unit. Does anyone know if I can install the FF687US (7" Navigation screen) into my car, or does it have to be the FF667UM (7", non-Nav) unit?

I don't care about the actual Navigation function at all, I am just wondering if it's still a plug-and-play or if I need any extra components to do it.
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Both non-nav and nav will work the same. Nav models probably won't function very well (if at all) without the map SD card, so you would need to make sure a nav HU has the proper SD card even if you don't plan to use nav functions.

None of the 7" will be 100% "plug-and-play" -- they'll all require redirecting your car's rear camera to the 7" HU's 5-pin camera socket, and switching to the dual USB pod, as discussed earlier in this thread.

Adding to your list of 7" HU models:
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FF667UM - 2016 Forester   7"  display  non h/k
FF678UM - 2017 Forester   7"  display  non h/k
FF679UM - 2018 Forester   7"  display  non h/k
FF687UM - 2016 Forester   7"  display  h/k yes
FF698UM - 2017 Forester   7"  display  h/k yes
FV651UM - 2016 WRX/STi    7"  display  ?
FV662UM - 2017 WRX/STi    7"  display  h/k yes
FV672UM - 2017 WRX/STi    7"  display  non h/k
FV833UM - 2018 WRX/STi    7"  display  non h/k

FF667US - 2016 Forester   7"  nav      non h/k
FF687US - 2016 Forester   7"  nav      h/k yes
FF868US - 2017 Forester   7"  nav      ?
FF878US - 2017 Forester   7"  nav      h/k yes
FF___US - 2018 Forester   7"  nav      ?
FV624US - 2017 WRX/STi    7"  nav      ?
FV631US - 2016 WRX/STi    7"  nav      h/k yes
FV673US - 2018 WRX/STi    7"  nav      h/k yes
(some of Subaru's docs refer to the non-nav HUs as "Display Audio" or "DA").

When viewing the rear, you can distinguish nav from non nav by the GPS antenna socket -- gray, at the bottom left, next to the USB socket, similar to the blue XM antenna socket. Also, the front ID number ends with S.

BTW, if the seller includes the telematics module (thin box mounted to the bottom of the HU, with sticker "FT00"), you don't need that. If someone can send me one, I'd really like to open one up to see how it makes/breaks the connections on the HU's front speaker channels.

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Old 06-15-2018, 03:01 PM   #256
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BTW, if the seller includes the telematics module (thin box mounted to the bottom of the HU, with sticker "FT00"), you don't need that. If someone can send me one, I'd really like to open one up to see how it makes/breaks the connections on the HU's front speaker channels.[/quote]



I still have that bottom box if you want it

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Old 06-16-2018, 02:12 PM   #257
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Both non-nav and nav will work the same. Nav models probably won't function very well (if at all) without the map SD card, so you would need to make sure a nav HU has the proper SD card even if you don't plan to use nav functions.

None of the 7" will be 100% "plug-and-play" -- they'll all require redirecting your car's rear camera to the 7" HU's 5-pin camera socket, and switching to the dual USB pod, as discussed earlier in this thread.

Adding to your list of 7" HU models:

(some of Subaru's docs refer to the non-nav HUs as "Display Audio" or "DA").

When viewing the rear, you can distinguish nav from non nav by the GPS antenna socket -- gray, at the bottom left, next to the USB socket, similar to the blue XM antenna socket. Also, the front ID number ends with S.

BTW, if the seller includes the telematics module (thin box mounted to the bottom of the HU, with sticker "FT00"), you don't need that. If someone can send me one, I'd really like to open one up to see how it makes/breaks the connections on the HU's front speaker channels.
Good to know, thank you for the model numbers! So now I know which ones to look for: non HK, non nav.

Despite not being 100% plug and play I still imagine it'll be a lot more simple than an aftermarket HU. As nice as Android Auto sounds, one of the things I dislike the most about aftermarket HUs is that there's a lot of "empty space" on the sides/bezel after you install one. Call me old fashioned, but I also like having an actual volume knob, which is more and more rare with aftermarket units now. I'm going for an OEM look with better sound quality than the crappy 6.2" unit offers, so I'm planning to install a 7" unit and a Power Pack and call it a day.

In regards to the dual USB, I might just skip that altogether since I NEVER use the USB port in the center console. Both my cell phone as well as my girlfriend's cell phone uses a USB Type-C connector and I have a Type-C car charger plugged into the cigarette lighter for rapid charging. USB Type A to Type C charging is much slower on our phones, so for $100 for the dual USB hub, I might just pass on that.

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Old 06-20-2018, 06:52 PM   #258
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How do you seperate the radio from the bezel, found a 7" but the bezel pretty ding up and i wanted to use my stock one? I only see two small screws holding it on from the sides.

Where your guys bracket screws torque on supertight on the radio? i cant get any leverage with a screwdriver need to find a power tool
Did anyone ever find out about how to remove the bezel, i.e. the part around the HVAC knobs? I recall another post in here saying its all one piece. I found a used radio unit from car-part and I asked if it comes with the bezel and the seller is insistent that it doesn't come with the bezel around the A/C knobs.

If it's easy to remove, I don't mind swapping it myself...I was just under the impression that it's all one piece.
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