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#26 of 69 Factory stereo problems
Oct 23, 2007 (9:59 am)
My radio reception was working up until a week ago and then just quit. It's like the antenna cable was disconnected. I have gone over all connections and still can't get it to work. After the car is started, the radio kinda works for about 15 seconds then slowly fades out and all I hear is static. has anyone had any problems with the antenna amplifier?
My car is a 2001 Subaru Forester that I have had for about 3 years. The only problems that I have had are the Knock Sensor and the radio. The Knock Sensor was easy to replace. Now if I can just get the radio working again...
#27 of 69 Re: Factory stereo problems [knewt]
Oct 23, 2007 (10:50 am)
I swapped out my stock stereo on my Forester. It's pretty standard, nothing out of the ordinary. The antennae just plugs in to the back of the stereo, same as my Mazda, my wife's Legacy, etc.
Do you have the in-glass antennae? Maybe that connection cracked?
#28 of 69 CD-Player won't stop
Nov 10, 2007 (4:51 am)
I have a 2001 Forester. The other day, the car's battery was draining out (car wouldn't start). The in-dash lights worked but were very dim. Then I heard a slight whirring sound coming from the factory instaled AM/FM/CD player. Anyone ever hear about a CD-player being "stuck" in play position? (There was no CD in the unit). Thanks.
#29 of 69 Factory sound system swap
Nov 30, 2007 (4:42 pm)
I have a 2007 Forester x model. Is it possible to swap out the standard factory installed sound system for an ipod friendly model ?? I don't want to compromise my warranty so is this something Subaru can do ? Does subaru sell an ipod ready sound system for the 2007 forester x ? Thank you.
#30 of 69 Re: Factory sound system swap [dkaronis]
Dec 03, 2007 (9:24 am)
I believe it's still a double-DIN sized opening, isn't it?
I did so on my 1998 model, to put in a 6CD changer out of a WRX. The harness fit plug-n-play.
So it might be easier if you used a Subaru stereo, perhaps from a newer model that has features you want.
#31 of 69 Would metallic tint hurt radio reception?
Jun 01, 2008 (2:43 pm)
I have a 2005 Subaru Forester 2.5X. Everything else on this car is great except that the AC cannot keep up with Georgia summers. So I am planning to get the Windows tinted. But I noticed that the factory-installed radio's antenna is embedded in the rear quarter window. If I use metallic film to tint that window, will it hurt the radio reception? I am looking at Scotchtint FX-HP 35 film.
#32 of 69 Re: Would metallic tint hurt radio reception? [georgiaman]
Jun 02, 2008 (9:21 am)
It shouldn't, given the film will be on the inside, so the antennae will still lie outside the tint film.
#33 of 69 2005 Forester - Radio quit
Jul 17, 2008 (12:04 pm)
My DH drove my Subaru last week. He said when he got in, he just turned the radio off. Since then, I can't get it to come on. He tried changing out the fuse, no luck. It is just dead, like it's not getting electricity to it at all. Any recommendations? I generally drive 45 miles at least each way to work, so silence is a little deafening.