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#1 of 24 06 Legacy, double din mounting bracket
Nov 14, 2006 (8:43 am)
Does anybody know where I can find a single or double din mounting bracket for a 2006 Legacy wagon. I want to install an aftermarket in dash navigation unit and I cant find the part I need. I already tried audio accessory manufacturers such as Metra (metraonline.com) and Best Kits (bestkits.com). Would appreciate the help, thanks.
#2 of 24 Re: 06 Legacy, double din mounting bracket [teddyg3]
Nov 14, 2006 (10:25 am)
go to crutchfield.com. under "car audio and video", there is a "what fits my car?" menu item. select it and give it your car info. i just did it and they mention a "Subaru Legacy & Outback In-dash Receiver Kit". that may be what you seek.
#3 of 24 Re: 06 Legacy, double din mounting bracket [teddyg3]
Nov 15, 2006 (12:12 pm)
Actually, the area where you want to mount the double DIN bracket will only support an aftermarket unit such as a Pioneer/etc. where the large screen 'folds in' to the unit (in other words with the Metra or Crutchfield aftermarket part). Also - do you have the manual A/C? Otherwise you're out of luck. The auto A/C circuit board electronics are somehow integrated with the radio/CD unit - Subaru does it again!!! I've seen very few units (AVIC comes to mind) where the screen can be accomodated 'wholly visible', i.e., flush with the console. Someone over in the legacygt.com forums took the Metra unit (single DIN with cubbyhole), sawed the cubbyhole portion out to make it 'quasi' double-DIN, and mounted a Kenwood double DIN nav unit. However, such an install is very challenging to say the least due to cramped space. I was looking at using the center top cubby (between the two air vents) to mount a smaller (C320/C330) unit from Garmin. Space is too tight - it cannot be mounted in dash. Go over to legacygt.com forums, you will find a thread for a cubby mod for the Magellan unit. However, I don't trust Magellan - so I'm going to stay put until I hear good reviews of the Averatec Voya, or can figure out how to put the Garmin Nuvi 350 in that cubby space somehow.
#4 of 24 Re: 06 Legacy, double din mounting bracket [kominsky]
Nov 15, 2006 (3:44 pm)
Thanks for the replies. I had seen double din units mounted in the center top cubby on japanese sites but it looks like there is a ridiculous amount of custom work involved in the process. I think Im going to just order the cruthfield single din bracket and install the AVIC N3 instead. I actually wasnt able to find the bracket on metra's website by the way, so now I have to have the crutchfield bracket sent to an American address and then relayed to me in Canada. Oh and yes I do have the manual AC controls, which is not making anything easier.
#7 of 24 Installing After Market Speakers in 2002 Legacy Wagon
May 27, 2007 (8:57 am)
I've got some Boston Acoustics speakers to install in my 2002 Subaru Legacy Wagon. The fronts are components (SL 60) and the rear are coaxials (SX 65).
As you folks know, the factory speakers come mounted on an angled bracket that seems to be a good thing to use, do you agree?
I've cut the back part of the brackets off to give the magnets clearance, but am wondering about the best way to mount the speakers to the bracket. I was going to drill some holes into the bracket for mounting to the bracket. Is this what you would recommend? any other tips?
What about the tweeters? I was going to put them in surface mounted. The BA SL60 have a surface mount holder that's angled ... recommendations on the best way to point them, i.e. up, towards the listener, etc.?
thanks for your help!
#8 of 24 Re: Installing After Market Speakers in 2002 Legacy Wagon [reneb]
Jun 18, 2007 (7:17 am)
I bought the tweeters from Subaru and put in my 2003 Legacy. It was prewired, so, took about 15 mins for installation.
I also purchased the subwoofer from Subaru and installed that. Since it required to be plugged into the dash unit, it took a little longer to install.
I purchased some speakers from Crutchfield and replaced all four of them in the doors. The factory speakers are paper/fiber cones and distort easily at high volumes. Replacement was a simple process.
With the base unit, I now have awesome sound that most passengers always comment on the clarity and bass.
2003 Subaru Legacy L Spec Edt
#9 of 24 Re: Installing After Market Speakers in 2002 Legacy Wagon [famof3kids]
Jun 20, 2007 (10:59 am)
Sounds good. Congrats.
#10 of 24 Factory radio swap, is it possible?
Oct 16, 2007 (8:16 am)
Proud owner of a 2005 OUTBACK not so happy with the hassle of tying in a MP3 access to the sound system. I live in a city, Portland OR, that has an over crowded radio band ban and I’m sick of static on my iTrip. I like the interior design of the console to much to buy and after-market head unit. I’ve look into getting hard wire FM modulator into my stock system but that seems a bit pricey and having to run a blank CD seems like functional but awkward work around.
This bring me to my next idea
I found a used 2007 radio, [which as the aux jack and face plate] at a yard here in Portland and I would like to know if I could remove my current unit and replace it with the 2007? Are the wireing harness compatible? I called the parts people at the “Countries largest Subaru dealer” here in town and got the snub [disapointing]. I would love to get some professional advice on this before I buy.
Any insight would be great!!