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Subaru B9 Tribeca, SUV
Sep 23, 2005 (10:15 am)
Maybe someone on the forum has some advice since Subaru doesn't. I wrote a snail mail letter to Subaru of America about the fact that I can't seem to get XM radio installed in my car. (I don't have the navigation system or DVD.) Here was their response:
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Thank you for visiting the Subaru Web site and congratulations on the
purchase of your 2006 B9 Tribeca. We wish you many happy, reliable, safe
years with it!
We are not aware of any method to use your XM Radio with the stereo system
in your new Tribeca.
While I cannot state that we will definitely offer this feature on future
models, I can advise that we are researching our options for this concern. I
am not aware if this feature will be able to be retrofitted into your 2006
Tribeca. My thoughts would be that it would not, since so much work goes
into development for current model vehicles' accessories/parts, we generally
do not design parts and accessories for previous model year vehicles.
Your comments will be noted in our Customer/Dealer Services database. We use
such information to track the performance of our products with the
intentions of improving upon them. We will also forward your message to our
Product Planning Department for their review and consideration.
#63 of 763 Re: XM radio [cartaka]
Sep 23, 2005 (11:48 am)
As far as I know there is no easy or reliable way (i.e. w/o using FM transimiter) to connect any external audio source without factory DVD system.
#64 of 763 Re: XM radio [cartaka]
Sep 23, 2005 (11:59 am)
FM transmitter or maybe one of those in-line antennaes that some Legacy owners have tried. You'd still have a wire poking out of the dash, and you'd have the open the dash up to access the back of the radio where the antennae plugs in.
#65 of 763 Headlights and taillights won't turn off!
Sep 24, 2005 (4:53 pm)
Shut the Tribeca off and the orange headlights and rear-upper taillights remained on. Checked everything and can't get them to turn off. Outside of disconnecting the battery, any suggestions?
#66 of 763 Re: Headlights and taillights won't turn off! [newsubu]
Sep 24, 2005 (8:23 pm)
I think you got this answered elsewhere, but there is a switch on the top of the steering column that will turn just the parking lights on/off without the key in the ignition. Standard Subaru 'quirk'.
#67 of 763 Re: Headlights and taillights won't turn off! [subearu]
Sep 30, 2005 (4:02 pm)
This quirk has already struck twice on me. I wonder how much I am shortening the life of the battery and at what point would I have a dead battery. Just some bell/chime when you open the door would help. I'm thinking that trying to reset the trip meter is a contributor.
#68 of 763 Re: Headlights and taillights won't turn off! [dell128]
Sep 30, 2005 (8:09 pm)
you'll figure it out soon enough and not accidentally trigger it. I can only think of one time in the 5 years of Subaru ownership that I've triggered the switch accidentally. Not that I have used this feature much at all though...
#69 of 763 Re: Headlights and taillights won't turn off! [subearu]
Oct 03, 2005 (11:15 am)
Every first time Subaru owner will encounter this sooner or later I was almost freaked out when I can't turn the parking light off on my first Subaru a few years back. Subaru should put instructions in bold letters on first page of the manual.
#70 of 763 Re: mileage [kmartin]
Oct 03, 2005 (3:25 pm)
Also in AZ I get an all time MPG of 19.2 runs in the mid 20's on highway.
#71 of 763 Re: mileage [nacl]
Oct 03, 2005 (6:31 pm)
Probably because you have to crank the A/C all the time.
But it's a dry heat.