2019 Subaru Forester Base Ice Silver
I have not found anything definitive on this yet, but here is my dilemma. I currently have the 6.5" Harmon radio in my 2019 Forester and have found an 8" OEM radio with navigation in excellent shape and for a very reasonable price locally. I am not sure yet if this 8" OEM radio with navigation is a regular Harmon unit or part of the Harmon Kardon upgrade. I have read here on the Forester forum and on the Crosstrek forum that the 8" OEM Harmon radio without navigation is pretty much a plug & play swap from the 6.5" OEM radio. However, I have not been able to locate one of those in used, excellent shape and for a reasonable price. I am not interested in adding an aftermarket radio whatsoever. Has anyone tried to swap to the 8" OEM with Navigation from the 6.5" radio? I think I might be missing the GPS antenna/function for that to even work? Would the version with the Harmon Kardon upgrade be tuned differently and not sound okay with the regular OEM speakers? I have noticed that there are two different model numbers - one regular Harmon 8" OEM and one Harmon Kardon 8" OEM at least without navigation. I appreciate any knowledge that anyone can share on this swap. Thanks!