Join Date: Oct 2008
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: Forester 2.0X
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Forester car radio size problem?
My 2004 Forseter 2.0X has the factory default radio / CD but the CD player is broken.
No problem I thought, I have a spare removed from my wife's car some time ago.
After spending a couple of hours getting it connected and working, I then found the dashboard would not fit back. Which brings me to the question:
Is the Forester radio a non standard size?
I thought all radio's were a standard size either single or double DIN, but the radio removed from my wifes's VW Golf has the front panel about 5mm wider and taller then the Subaru radio.
The actual body of the radio's appears much the same size, it's just that the Subaru radio has a smaller front panel, and the one from the VW won't fit through the hole in the panel.
So if i'm looking for a new radio, do I have to find a special sized one for the Forester?
Alternatively, does anyone know where I can buy a replacement CD deck. It's a Philips CDM-M5 4.1 I suspect it needs a new laser head. so if I can buy just that it would be great.