Sound Upgrades

My new car (or at least new to me) came from the factory with a single CD player with simple bass and tremble

controls, FM radio with 6 presets, and that is about it. While it sounds fine, I was looking for something with a few more features. However, I also didn’t want some cheesy aftermarket radio with lights and fancy graphics. What to do?

I scoured the forums of the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club (NASIOC, yes I’m a member and a dork) for the right solution. After several hours of research, this post helped me determine what I needed. I discovered I could use a 2007 Impreza Factory radio with 6 disc CD changer and, most importantly, an auxiliary input.

With 6 disc changer adn AUX input

The 2008’s wouldn’t work because they used different factory connectors, the 2006’s didn’t have the auxiliary inputs, it had to be 2007. A few failed eBay bids later and I finally landed a 2007 radio. Apparently the 07’s are popular.

David Carter, from the NASIOC had the right adapter I needed pictured here to hook up an mp3 player. Installation was pretty easy and now I am in business with a 2007 Subaru factory radio with aux input for my 2003 Impreza Outback Sport.

I really like the factory look, plus as Amy said, “It makes your car look newer.”

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