Deer Killer Posted December 21, 2006 Share Posted December 21, 2006 Does the radio plug right in to a 2005? Yes. The CD changer, radio, and XM satellite all work. The climate control is fully operational as well. Does the Auxiliary input work? Yes there is a switched logic line that you need to set to make it selectable. How-to below Is there any reason I would not want the 07 radio? 1. It is slow to select CD's and tracks because it looks for MP3's. 2. Your OEM subwoofer will no longer work, will need an 07 model and/or harness What are the part numbers I need? There is speculation about this as it it appears the face plate and the radio have been split up into two parts, it's possible we won't really know until someone orders one OEM, but it is expensive if is the case ($950 shipped). You do not need to AUX box, as you can follow the instructions below for AUX input. Please double check this with your parts guy before you order: 86201AG67A Radio Ay Up2 $450 86213AG65A Panel Assy $400 Techincal information: Model on front: P204-UH. Supports MP3/WMA playback (not WMA Lossless) with SRS WOW surround, auxiliary input, and XM satellite optional. It has soft on and off, and greets you with "SUBARU" when powered up. Extra connector for satellite receiver control, it is controlled through the front panel only. Clarion XM unit model: EF-12475 attached to mine. On the clarion unit the bus connection is marked as "SIE-BUS". This appears to be the 20-pin Kenwood cd changer output found on other Subaru radios i.e. GX-201. I confirmed this using the pinouts and an oscilloscope, they are all there. Splicing in cd changers, ipod adapter, etc, should be possible, as well as hands-free phone kits and navigation - depending on what's available on the market now. This connector has been available in Australia and Europe at least, so it needs to be investigated. The Sirius models on Impreza's and Foresters are a different type and will not fit (without at minimum a physical adapter). See these threads http://www.subaru.com.cz/viewtopic.php?t=175&start=0 They are hooking up a Kenwood C929 MZ-Bus CD changer through an adapter that just changes the connector type. http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12513 Auxiliary input is available through 4 pins on connector i85, the connector has to be modified to do this, as the wires are not present in 05. The "super woofer" connections are no longer present, OEM subwoofer no longer supported through that output. The 07 subwoofer feeds off the main radio connector http://techinfo.subaru.com/html/down...?doc_id=139266. I tried the NAV input, it appears dead, although not completely sure how this feature works in a car with NAV. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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