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Add Aux input to Stock Stereo?

I have a 2004 Forester.
Is there a way to add an Aux input or bluetooth to the stock 6 CD Changer Stereo?
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or swap it out for a 07 radio
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Is it a direct swap?
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Is it a direct swap?
I'd like to know this too. I'm in the market for a factory Subaru head unit with AUX capabilities. Bluetooth would be a nice bonus as well.
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Is there a way to hook up my MP3 player?

Search is very good for items discussed here many times

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or swap it out for a 07 radio
Holy smokes those are expensive!
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http://www.scoobymods.com/showthread...57.html?t=3357

James is the one that wrote this and set it up for my car. Works brilliantly, just make sure to add the ground.
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^^^ mine too

The 07-^ radios aren't cheap either .

"cheapest " way out is aftermarket
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As I prepare to do the DIN-13 mod to my '04 6-disc stereo, I got to thinking (uh oh)...
How does an external CD changer (via the DIN 13 port) tell the head unit to "listen" for it's signal (music on CD)? If it's continuity, I could use a switching 3.5mm ♀ connector in the dash; this is the kind that typically used in boomboxes - the main speakers are switched off when headphones are plugged in.
The blank soundtrack CD is simple, but not quite perfect.
I think the switched plug would be better.

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i have an aftermarket kit (isimple) easy to install, no soldering required.
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