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  1. 2016 Forester Limited - Northeast Indiana

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I just registered yesterday after owning my forester about a year. Im so grateful this exists. I am also having glitches with my radio, so I’m going to follow the tips from that thread before I invest in a replacement.
  2. ('06-'08) 2006 - I want to put a head unit in - Need help!

    Interior and Electronics
    Hey Guys and Girls I own a subaru forester 2006 I’m just wondering if you can help I love the look of this and for the life of me I can not find it at all I want to put a head unit in there and what time of head unit fits in there sorry I’m new to this I starting to get into cars more well my...
  3. ('06-'08) 2008 - Can I add an AUX input?

    Interior and Electronics
    Is there any way to add an Aux input to a forester x which didn't come with one? I have the pocket next to the 12 volt plug and would I'm wondering if I my stock radio will work with an AUX input. If I can, are there any products the you would recommend?
  4. ('06-'08) 2006 - Radio/CD Player Stopped Working?

    Interior and Electronics
    After driving on some washboarded gravel roads in Oregon my stock radio simply stopped producing any sound. It would turn on and the screen would show that the radio was changing channels and volume changing, but there was absolutely no sound. I ignored the problem for a while and then the radio...
  5. ('09-'13) 2011 - Firmware update disaster!

    Interior and Electronics
    Hey guys, I just got my second Forester since moving over to OZ a 2011/MY11 and love it! I was having issues with the bluetooth staying connected, so looked into getting a firmware update. A bit of searching and I found one, installed it following the instruction. Bluetooth now works great...
  6. ('09-'13) 2010 - Radio (UK) - installed 2009 used unit showing "security"? - Updated!

    Interior and Electronics
    I have a 2010 Forester who's radio died after coffee was spilt in it. I picked up a used unit from a 2009 model but when I fitted it the message "security" came up on the display after the check and the unit is locked. Any idea how this can be cleared, and if its going to be a dealer job that is...
  7. 2014-18 - Not quite a Forester Owner yet, have some questions?

    Forester Shopping
    I am selling another car and will soon get a 2014-18 forester and was wondering if I should look for one that has nav or not. Is the added expense for the Nav package worth it as far as the Nav part of it. I assume the stock radio system is adequate- I am not necessarily an audiofile nor do I...
  8. ('19+) 2019 - Got my radio replaced - wifi question?

    Interior and Electronics
    Both Android auto and BT suck on the Forester. BT started acting up worse, so the dealer replaced the head unit. Not much better. In addition, due to the poor quality plastics and the mechanic, a number of surfaces near the radio were scratched up during the replacement. [email protected]! AA besides being...
  9. ('19+) 2019 - Radio has a mind of its own - spontaneously turns on & jump to another station?

    Interior and Electronics
    My 2019 Touring has recently developed an odd quirk. When the radio is on it will sometimes spontaneously jump to another station. If it's off it will spontaneously turn on. It isn't associated with anything obvious like speed, rough road, etc. Has anybody seen this, and what did you or a...
  10. ('14-'18) 2018 - Looking at upgrading to the Kenwood DMX906S radio?

    Interior and Electronics
    I have a 2018 Forester XT with factory nav and harmon kardon. I am looking at upgrading to the Kenwood DMX906S radio. Can anyone give me a shopping list of adapters I would need to retain all factory features? I would like this install to be a seamless transition that includes all features...
  11. ('09-'13) 2010 - Radio screen not working, no sound - aftermarket radio?

    Interior and Electronics
    Hi Folks, I purchased a 2010 Forester last year and the stock radio's screen went completely blank a few months ago. The radio works with most buttons and the steering wheel buttons, but the Tilt button doesn't work, along with the dvd/CD, and blank screen. The previous owner bought a radio to...
  12. ('14-'18) 2014 Imprez - Devices suddenly not playing through USB (base radio)?

    Interior and Electronics
    I have a 2014 Impreza (I know, not a Forester, but I'm assuming the radio is the same) with the base model radio, and have been having an annoying problem playing my iPod / iPhone through the USB port. For the last five years, I've been able to plug my device into the USB port in the console and...
  13. 2012 factory radio $50

    Parts For Sale
    Located in Charlotte NC area. I bought the car used and replaced the radio, no issues that I’m aware of.