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Old 03-03-2001, 12:14 AM   #1
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Question Stock cd player questions? Please help.

1)Is it hard to install a stock cd player in my 99RS(doesn't come with the cd option)?
2)Any place to have a procedures to install a stock cd player?
3)Is it worthy to buy a cd player at $150(Regular price at dealer is $350)?
4)I saw many cd and cassette player for $100-$200....what is the pros and cons for stock cd player compared to those at electronic stores?

Please help.

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Old 03-03-2001, 02:59 AM   #2
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Junk the stock stuff and get a $200 CD/Radio. The stock CD player for the RS costs to much for the purpose it serves. Plus it will not be nearly as good as going out and getting something better and cheaper.

Personally I spent 250 bucks and upgarded to a Sony XPlod and it works well. I am not a person that is into heavy spending on sound except if my car goes faster.
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Old 03-03-2001, 12:11 PM   #3
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Yeah, that's about right.


Come to an install fest -- we'll help you put it in, it'll probably take less than 30 minutes.

Can't vouch for the sound quality as I don't have one, but at least your dashboard illumination will match!
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Old 03-04-2001, 01:07 AM   #4
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I got mine for 60 bucks, you can't really beat that, I installed it fine, but the lights for the buttons dont't work, I did somthing wrong. But yea there is like one wire that connects the cd player to the stock tape/radio.
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Old 03-04-2001, 10:32 PM   #5
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San Mateo-

I recommend a Pioneer DEH-p3300.

Best bang for the buck, it really brings the life out of your speakers.

dont pay more than $150 for this, it sells for 199 at crutchfield.com

good luck

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Old 05-05-2004, 06:41 PM   #6
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I installed a stock subaru cd player, hooked it up with the stock Clarion radio using the barrel type connector, the cd works but as mentioned before the lights on the buttons dont, the display does. There seems to be an extra harness that needs to be connected to the car. A four prong connector located on the right back of the cd player. Does anyone know which wires go where so I can splice them into the main harness? I know Subarus have + and - illumination wires but which is which and why four?
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Old 05-06-2004, 12:18 AM   #7
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Do you realize you're responding to a 3 year old thread?

search back in the car audio forum, or ask the question there, they will probably be more help. Most of the people from this thread don't post here anymore.
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