98 Outback CD player Broke? PLEASE HELP!

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  1. froh

    froh Guest

    98 Outback CD player Broke? PLEASE HELP!

    Hi everyone.. very glad I found this message board…

    I have a 98 Outback Limited Legacy.. Just yesterday my CD came out while it was playing for no reason.. now when I put a CD in, it comes right back out after a few seconds?? I have no idea what to do or where to take it to get repaired… It’s the factory head unit with a single CD player… Everything eles seems to work fine…

    Right now I think my only options would be to somehow fix it myself…or Replace it with another factory head unit, or just install a 6 disk changer and run it off the existing head unit…

    If you have any suggestions or options please send them my way! Thanks so Much!…

     
    froh, Nov 17, 2003
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    apcs Guest

    In my 98 Outback I installed a new WRX 6-disc changer I purchased on eBay
    for $120. There are always lots of them for $100-180. Easy plug and play
    installation. Instructions on how to take the dash apart $5 from
    Crutchfield.

    E-mail me at apcsmith at yahoo dot com if you have questions.


    it was playing for no reason.. now when I put a CD in, it comes right back
    out after a few seconds?? I have no idea what to do or where to take it to
    get repaired. It's the factory head unit with a single CD player.
    Everything eles seems to work fine.
    Replace it with another factory head unit, or just install a 6 disk changer
    and run it off the existing head unit.
     
    apcs, Nov 17, 2003
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    F. Plant Guest

    snip

    Out of interest were all the pinouts the same? I'm getting a 2002 wrx head
    unit for a 2001 legacy, in about a week, and I'm having a hard time finding
    pinout info.

    Thanks
    F.Plant
     
    F. Plant, Nov 19, 2003
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    apcs Guest

    I can't speak for a 2001 Legacy, but the 2002 WRX head unit was absolute
    plug-and-play in my 98 OBW, so the odds are very good. For confirmation do
    a Google search on "Subaru wire colors". I got dash disassembly
    instructions from Crutchfield for $5.
     
    apcs, Nov 21, 2003
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    Mike B. Guest

    Subaru dash removal '01 www.butkus.org look for stereo upgrade. I also did a
    10 pack in trunk.
     
    Mike B., Nov 27, 2003
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