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Forum: Front Page News   04-19-2018, 06:53 PM
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Posted By broadbean
No handsfree opening?

No handsfree opening?
Forum: General Forum   12-18-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 47,107
Posted By broadbean
MY06 Forester replaced a 1993 Liberty (AUS) aka...

MY06 Forester replaced a 1993 Liberty (AUS) aka Legacy, which had the engine cutting out when flooring it up a slope (hill, bridge etc). Just got married almost a year and was looking for something...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   10-08-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 45,132
Posted By broadbean
Quite frankly, I'm amazed and quietly thankful...

Quite frankly, I'm amazed and quietly thankful this part is available at all, after all these years!
Forum: Interior and Electronics   10-07-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By broadbean
Googling the part number H0010SA950ML as per...

Googling the part number H0010SA950ML as per Bobby (https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/bobby-s-wrb-07-fsxt-55893/index17.html#post656557), his, yours and mine should the same model. Fits...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   10-06-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By broadbean
This “JDM” one does bring the screen closer, but...

This “JDM” one does bring the screen closer, but looks really chunky. Be mindful there are Satnav versions that have the bar with dedicated buttons and some are not 2DIN. The bottom bar also makes it...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   10-01-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By broadbean
I did see the whole set being offered on eBay a...

I did see the whole set being offered on eBay a month or two back, but not just that piece.

While I understood it to be JDM, JapanParts told me it wasn't...

I also came across satnav hoods and...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   09-22-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,501
Posted By broadbean
Ha ha, I was keen when looking for the steering...

Ha ha, I was keen when looking for the steering wheel, now that I don't drive the Foz as often it's on the back burner - you know I also have a powered underseat subwoofer sitting in my office since...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   09-20-2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,501
Posted By broadbean
I've had my steering wheel with audio controls...

I've had my steering wheel with audio controls bought from the wreckers since last December (nine months ago) sitting in the lounge room. Thanks for the write up!
Forum: Interior and Electronics   09-15-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By broadbean
Just on that bit. Years ago I took apart a cheap...

Just on that bit. Years ago I took apart a cheap LCD calculator to clean it and noticed if I flipped the front piece of plastic that covered the display, it inverted it. I suppose it's polarised? Not...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   09-14-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,933
Posted By broadbean
:surprise: This got me concerned, not just...

:surprise:

This got me concerned, not just about the mice but possible snakes that wanted to eat them!
Forum: Interior and Electronics   09-07-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,600
Posted By broadbean
I haven't finished my install yet - stalled as it...

I haven't finished my install yet - stalled as it were... so haven't pushed the Pod in completely.

I'm going to shave the clips back a bit and my mechanic suggested using some <<insert stuff he...
Forum: Lighting and Electrical   08-22-2017, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
  ('03-'05) Blue Gauges and More!
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Posted By broadbean
I see blue...

I see blue...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   08-22-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By broadbean
I installed an Alpine iLX-007 in a 2DIN Gauge Pod...

I installed an Alpine iLX-007 in a 2DIN Gauge Pod Housing that sits on top of the central dash air vents. It's a tad beyond my finger's reach without stretching, but at least it's not half (a third)...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   08-09-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,279
Posted By broadbean
I don't drive the Forester very much these days,...

I don't drive the Forester very much these days, but had a look at the lights tonight. The power window lights on the door's arm rest are not overly bright, nor too dim. Can't tell if they would have...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   08-09-2017, 02:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,671
Posted By broadbean
Subaru (and Toyota, Mazda etc) have been shunning...

Subaru (and Toyota, Mazda etc) have been shunning CarPlay/Android Auto for as long as they could. At least they are starting to offer them in newer models. I understand why they are reluctant, and...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   07-28-2017, 12:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,279
Posted By broadbean
I just cannot remember, and can't be sure either...

I just cannot remember, and can't be sure either way. I took it apart, and it seemed if there was any light, it would be part of the switch.



Also took this apart as far as I could, didn't see...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   07-24-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By broadbean
How did you go?

How did you go?
Forum: Interior and Electronics   07-19-2017, 02:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,339
Posted By broadbean
I went with the Alpine unit, no buttons on the...

I went with the Alpine unit, no buttons on the sides, just along the bottom edge. For the double DIN location where the original head unit was, I got a Subaru single DIN pocket with flip up lid, and...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   07-14-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,279
Posted By broadbean
I have the MY06 SG. I've changed the gear...

I have the MY06 SG. I've changed the gear selector light bulb. What I'm confused about is whether that A/T Hold switch is meant to light up. Mine no longer does, nor did one I got from the wreckers....
Forum: Interior and Electronics   07-13-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By broadbean
How do you currently navigate the songs on the...

How do you currently navigate the songs on the CD? I'm just wondering if reading DVDs (at least back then) required different lasers or read heads as there were different DVD formats between pressed...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   07-13-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By broadbean
Cause you never know when you might need to dig...

Cause you never know when you might need to dig that quick grave! LOL
Forum: Interior and Electronics   07-04-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
  ('14-'18) IPOD stopped playing
Views: 755
Posted By broadbean
The older style 30-pin connectors on the iPods...

The older style 30-pin connectors on the iPods used to have issues from time to time. Could be corrosion, and in my case one hard to detect bent pin... You'd really need a magnifying glass and flash...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   06-13-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By broadbean
Aren't the originals just zipped? I wouldn't be...

Aren't the originals just zipped? I wouldn't be surprised if you could find leather ones in reasonable condition from wreckers.
Forum: Interior and Electronics   06-02-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,157
Posted By broadbean
TBH, I ummed and ahhed for a number of years. In...

TBH, I ummed and ahhed for a number of years. In the end, I was surprised and thankful I could still get one. Didn't take me long to completely forget how much it cost me.

Or more correctly, it...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-30-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,157
Posted By broadbean
But spread that over the number of years you've...

But spread that over the number of years you've had your Forester!

I bought one to put a CarPlay unit in so my elbow won't get in the way for navigation. Cost me even more to have it sent to...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-24-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By broadbean
The other option is to run the USB cable along...

The other option is to run the USB cable along the top trim, snake behind the A pillar trim, then route it to the internal fuse box with a fuse tap. At least that's my intention!

At the moment,...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-23-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
  ('03-'05) 2004 stock 'sub'
Views: 242
Posted By broadbean
I think there's a few dedicated threads related...

I think there's a few dedicated threads related to this. At some stage forum member "Sea-scooby" sold kits which I don't believe are available anymore. Try this thread for starters:
...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-22-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By broadbean
You can't pull the strap, or the buckle/clip is...

You can't pull the strap, or the buckle/clip is "stuck"? If the latter, keep pushing and pulling, angle it till it comes out. If the former, dunno.
Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-22-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By broadbean
I bought pry tools from AliExpress, and also a...

I bought pry tools from AliExpress, and also a link from Amazon:...
Forum: Lighting and Electrical   05-19-2017, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By broadbean
Thanks for the update - a year later! LOL

Thanks for the update - a year later! LOL
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