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  1. Interior and Electronics
    Hello there! I noticed the Forester has a cool feature that keeps the radio on for a short while after you shut the engine off until you open the driver door. I really like this feature and wanted to keep it. I have added amplifiers to my Forester and tapped the ACC wire behind the factory...
  2. Interior and Electronics
    I've been thinking of ways to install a car head unit into where the dash storage cubby is, or even place a separate display up there with my head unit where the radio normally is. Does anyone know if there is a mod available to accept these sort of things, or any knowledge of how the dash...
  3. Interior and Electronics
    Since I need to replace my 2010's radio ( ('09-'13) - 2010 - Only one speaker works and... ) I am thinking of one of those tablet replacements (with radio tuner), has anyone done this? Love it? Hate it? Things you'd do differently? One big question I have is- do you need to put it on a cell...
  4. Interior and Electronics
    Started having an issue with my speakers. I can still hear the music playing but is sounds “fuzzy” or like I don’t have good signal. This happens with Sirius XM, and if playing music through my phone plugged in or through Bluetooth. The only time the music sounds normal is when it is on FM.
  5. Interior and Electronics
    Ever since they "fixed" my rear hatch by replacing its control unit (or whatever they did), my radio no longer recognizes my iPhone when I connect it. I get the "No device attached" or "Do you want to add a device", but that's for BlueTooth and I have it plugged into the USB port. I have to...
  6. Interior and Electronics
    I have a 2010 Subaru Impreza. On my way to work today the front wipers started going without me turning them on and stayed on until I shut my car off. I checked all of the fuses and found my fog light and rear wiper fuses were blown and that was it. I also pulled the front wiper fuse to turn the...
  7. Interior and Electronics
    Hello all, New member here! Sorry if I do or say some Nooby things. lol So I bought my 2016 Forester pre-owned and have had it for about a year. All of a sudden, my radio decided to enter a bootloop when I started my car one morning. The radio displays a generic image of the radio itself and a...
  8. Interior and Electronics
    I want to add one of the navigation visors and a double din screen display to my 2003 forester x, however I would like to keep the existing radio in the car and wired to the speaker. Is it possible to hook more than one audio source up to the speakers, meaning the stock radio as well as one of...
  9. Interior and Electronics
    This is a new car and I got a Bluetooth transmitter for the radio to play music off my phone on the car radio. When tunning the radio on FM it only allows me to tune it to odd frequencies ex. 95.7, 95.9, 96.1. But my transmitter is set to 175.6 and the station above and below that sound awful...
  10. Interior and Electronics
    We've had our 2015 Forrester for a few years and love it. The biggest pain is the radio. Can the stock radio pair with more than one Bluetooth phone at a time? After pairing with my wife's phone we get a Memory Full notification when we try to add my phone to the system. Do I need to factory...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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?
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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