Last post on Jul 27, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Auto Body, Oil, Paint, SUV
#87 of 96 subaru navigation dvds
Aug 21, 2008 (2:54 pm)
I did the mod to the back of the nav unit to ebable input while driving which my wife is very happy about as it was very annoying that the passenger couldn't.
I waited to install my nav 3.0 update until after I did it as it was easier too see when the wire as grounded through the menu available in that version.
good thing to because when I tried to go into that menu by holding the top middle of the menu screen until the screen that asks you for the passsword or whatever pops up, the code I had didn't work.
I believe it was cluelesspa on the main tribeca thread that shared this mod including the code to access that menu on suba nav v 2.0 or 3. and ill have to tell him it didn't work or hopefully he sees this post and id like to get the right code.
also wondering where I could sell the old nav dvd though maybe I should make a copy of it as if ever needed to access that menu again id need to put the old dvd back in unless I get the right accesscode.
it comes with a west coast version and I've heard of ppl on the forums from opposite coasts splitting the coast or sselling to someone on the other side the other dvd for half.
I have no need for the est coast dvd so I should def sell that.
anyone need the subaru nav newest ver. 3 for the west coast?
#88 of 96 Re: subaru navigation dvds [x5killer]
Aug 26, 2008 (7:29 pm)
I'll split the cost with someone too....I need the EAST Coast version of Version 3 Please!
I'm so mad at my salesperson. What a dufus. He has worked for Subaru for ages and told me that I don't even need to buy updates, they appear automatically. What a fool I was! $238 for the update DVD!!!!! JEEZ! I'm going to tell him how I feel!
X5killer....I am intrigued by your mod on your car. We use this car on long road trips to the mountains and I hate that I can't use the nav while it's in motion when I'm the passenger or vice versa. Please give me more information. Would I need to find an expert do do this?
#89 of 96 Navigation again
Aug 30, 2008 (8:25 pm)
When I replace Navigation CD can anyone tell me where the CD player is on the Tribeca for the Nav system?
#90 of 96 Re: Navigation again [flgirlaol]
Aug 30, 2008 (9:16 pm)
under the drivers seat, make sure you remove the security door first and then open the cover
#91 of 96 Re: Navigation again [ttentelh]
Aug 30, 2008 (9:27 pm)
Wow, thanks...I had no idea!
#92 of 96 what idiot engineer designed the headlight assembly
Dec 10, 2008 (7:52 am)
so my low beam bulb burns out and I figure I'll change it and show my 16 year old who just started driving how easy it is to do these things - bad idea, he now thinks dad is an idiot. anyway whoever designed the Tribeca should commit hari kiri. I had to move the battery over a bit, then as I was doing everything pretty much by feel as you can't really see what you need to do I somehow managed to remove the retaining pin and couldn't get it back in. I called the dealer who said there was no trick to doing it and no the headlight assembly didn't need to come out and if it did it was a drop the bumper job. Dealer is 21 miles away and my subaru mechanic who was one of the few senior master tech certified ones in the US before he started his own shop is 4 miles away so off I go to my local guy. after about 45 mintues they decide the only way to fix the problem I created is to remove the headlight assembly so we can actually see what we are doing. the book says changing the headlight is 0.4 hours labor.an hour and half later everything is fixed (and you can access a little connector with 3 screws and a nut by removing the splash panel to get the headlight assembly out as long as you have a million bucks worth of tools or a 18 in screwdriver) ! whoever designed this car should be shot!
these guys used to have a sign up behind the counter- labor rate $80/hour, rate if you watch, 100; rate if you had worked on it first 120. they charged me the regular rate!!
#93 of 96 60k service due soon...
Jul 18, 2009 (12:14 pm)
I am due for my 60,000-mile service on my '06 Tribeca soon. It's at 58k+ now, and the car is doing GREAT!
I have already received a quote from a local Subaru dealer for $920+tax (ridiculous, I assume). I know about the special coolant and cooling conditioner needs Subaru requires. I also read about the .030 spark plug gap confusion on the part of some manufacturers/web sites.
Any comments, price estimates, other advice, etc., would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
-Karen in AZ-
#94 of 96 Re: 60k service due soon... [kmartin]
Jul 21, 2009 (12:47 pm)
I just dropped my car off today at the dealer in Bellevue, WA for the 60K service. Original quote was $895, but I changed the oil, air filter, and cabin air filter myself and that dropped the price down to $735. I also have a 10% off 30K-60K-90K service coupon which will drop it down further. I found other (non-Subaru) places that were cheaper or seemed to offer more services for a similar price, but my sister's recent experience with a non-Subaru mechanic scared me off.
#95 of 96 Re: 60k service due soon... [kmartin]
Jul 21, 2009 (4:56 pm)
I just had the 60,000 mile service for my 2006 Tribeca done at the Subaru dealer here in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Total cost $565.90, tax included. They did everything Subaru called for. The only thing I didn't go for was the special conditioners, which the service adviser said was optional. I didn't use them at the 30,000 mile service either. My Tribeca is running great - absolutely no trouble in over 61,000 miles!
#96 of 96 Re: 60k service due soon... [kmartin]
Jul 27, 2009 (11:10 am)
Definitely on the high side. Ask them for a price on only the required work, nothing optional. Should be closer to $6-700.
Do you have a Chase Subaru card? If so use your Subaru Bucks to pay for it, and it could end up being free.