Is much better than the alternatives. If you look out close to where the engine and the inner fender meet, just a little in going back to the center, you will find two on each side on the 2. If your car has the 14-pin plug, the pin-out will be the same as listed here. I think 8mm,10mm,12mm, and 14mm sockets and wrenches, a scraper, gasket maker, breaker bar and mallet are all you need as far as tools. Once you remove these, your stereo should be ready to disconnect and pull out. If anyone knows which wire is the missing link, please tell me.
If it's an automatic, you can lock the flywheel by using a large screwdriver or small pry-bar inserted in the flywheel inspection hole. The dealership will actually program the radio to the vehicle so they can communicate together. Just keep playing it with, it's sure to come out. No, the picture is used for reference purposes and will not be the exact model sent. Use this column to verify that the harness was assembled correctly. Since these are used units they may come with minor blemishes.
That will usually consist of removing most of the dash, vents, to give you access to the back of the head unit. A couple things to look at. Take these out and you should be able to remove the mounting bracket for the ashtray. Be aware of the wires on your lighter. Don't get these mixed up! If you have to do this, cut slowly and lightly with many passes. Below I describe installing a replacement stereo.
I don't understand why Subaru didn't make these cars without a better head unit option. I did not need the wire for the antenna motor on the new unit, so that one was easy, leaving three to match with the old setup. Unfortunately, I do not have the car's factory wire color information for those years. I only have two options to chose from, but I would rather not have to keep guessing at this. There is some very helpful information on the how-to-do-things website.
I just replaced my head unit a couple weeks ago and its pretty easy. The dealership will actually program the radio to the vehicle so they can communicate together. It … was my first attempt at installing a stereo by myself, so I think that's pretty good. The same is true with the 3. Make sure you pull the pump up flat alternating tightening of the bolts back and forth up and down until tight. There will be a plug connecting to the power window switch. Lastly, the body of my new unit was too wide for the console faceplate.
Just gently pry it away and rest it on your dashboard. So every time I turn off the car, the unit loses all my settings - clock, radio presets, equalizer preferences, etc. It uses conventional right-hand threads. Welcome to the Subaru Legacy Forums. The new unit had a wiring harness with 12 wires, but the original had 14. If you get too impatient or use too much strength, you can overshoot your endpoints and damage the faceplate. If we were filming we could of done the whole process in 30 mins! Next time I install, I will also make sure to use a magnetized screwdriver - lost about 4 screws down the back of the panel! These have plug wires going to them.
These units are Used models with only minor cosmetic problems which will not affect the performance of the model. I took it off with a breaker bar and a rubber mallet using shock force. This model radio may need to be programmed at the dealer for it work properly. If anyone knows which wire is the missing link, please tell me. Be sure to mark where your timing belt is so that it can go back exactly as you found it. Make sure and always consult the suggested application guide for the specifics. I usually extend the cupholders out as far as they can go so the plastic face comes in and out easier.
Unplug 2 plasticconnectors that are plugged into the rear of theradio. The only thing you should really buy is a wiring kit. This means that the cylinder heads are actually pointed out toward the wheels. They are horseshoe looking tools, you stick them both in firmly, until you feel it catch, sometime … s it makes a clicking noise. You need to change it at least once a year or every 20,000 miles. The numbers are very hard to read until you hold the connector at just the right angle in the light.