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#5332 of 5351 Re: iPod adapter for '02 OBW Radio? [fibber2]
Jan 29, 2010 (9:17 am)
No, but a 6CD changer from a 02+ WRX ought to fit just fine, if you wanted to do a swap. They're a dime a dozen, and the harnesses match so it's purely plug-n-play. Maybe get a newer model with an aux in instead?
I put one on my 98 Forester (from an 02 WRX).
Liked it so much I did it again for my wife's 02 Legacy.
Our 09 Forester's stereo is fine so I haven't touched it (no need).
#5333 of 5351 Re: iPod adapter for '02 OBW Radio? [ateixeira]
Jan 29, 2010 (3:37 pm)
Interesting idea. I didn't know that the newer ones came with an aux input. Any idea what year unit has this? Have they remained plug compatible with the older style radio throughout the years?
#5334 of 5351 Re: iPod adapter for '02 OBW Radio? [fibber2]
Jan 30, 2010 (1:57 pm)
I wish I did.
The 2002 WRX 6CD changer did not, but that's all I've worked on.
For my 93 Miata I went to Crutchfield and got a Dual stereo that had an input (I ran the wires myself).
#5335 of 5351 Re: Vent Shades [mdisaacs]
Feb 11, 2010 (7:52 pm)
Where is the picture of the 1 piece vent shade? That's just what I'm looking for my "new" 03 baja. I live in Oregon and would like to be able to have my windows cracked open sometime. I've tried to find vent shades for the Baja but have been unsuccessful. Any info would be appreciated.
#5336 of 5351 Re: Vent Shades [creativeguy1]
Feb 12, 2010 (8:11 am)
That could be a tough one. Ventshade.com and others make them for the Legacy and Outback, both sedan and wagon. I would think that these would fit the front windows, but the rear door glass is unique on the Baja. You'll have to search the mall parking lot for one of these, park beside it and compare to see which shape would be the best fit.
#5337 of 5351 Re: iPod adapter for '02 OBW Radio? [fibber2]
Aug 22, 2011 (8:50 am)
Steve I just noticed this post, Google Grom, or Xcar-link.
#5338 of 5351 Re: iPod adapter for '02 OBW Radio? [hondafriek]
Aug 23, 2011 (7:19 pm)
Thanks for trying, but neither have anything for older Subaru radios.
I have the stock radio with cassette, and the optional CD in the lower slot. I starting researching wiring harness options to feed in an audio signal and put a blank CD in the drive to activate the aux input. Some others have done something like that successfully.
Other option is to simply replace the whole head unit. Looks like given the current economics I'm married to the old beast (not that I really mind - she's still a great ride) for a few more years, so I might as well do some kind of upgrade
#5339 of 5351 Re: iPod adapter for '02 OBW Radio? [fibber2]
Sep 07, 2011 (1:25 pm)
Hi again Steve, I would just replace the head unit, you can get aftermarket head units for about 100 bucks that you can run an Ipod on. They also have an AUX in and MP3 capability.
That is a single din unit, double din a bit more expensive. JVC have a nice double din with everything you would need for about 250 Bucks
#5340 of 5351 Re: iPod adapter for '02 OBW Radio? [hondafriek]
Sep 07, 2011 (4:14 pm)
What? And give up one of the last remaining cassette players in America???
Actually, one of the small things holding me back would be giving up the weather band. I actually use it - on the road and at home! We live in a zero 1x/3G reception area, so when cable goes down in severe weather, that silly car radio becomes our alert system. I guess I'll just have to go out and get one of the Eton emergency radios and give up the car unit.
#5341 of 5351 Re: iPod adapter for '02 OBW Radio? [fibber2]
Sep 10, 2011 (2:28 pm)