99 legacy stock cd player replaceable with 6 disk for a 2000 legacy?

Discussion in 'Subaru Legacy' started by Chrawa, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Chrawa

    Chrawa Guest

    Hi group, i took your advice and i have begun to research to replace my
    broken cd player... I wanted to know if I could replace my 1999 legacy
    stock cd- player that is broken with a 6 disk cd- changer for the 2000
    legacy? will it fit in the same slot? is it still a plug and play
    style? ??? please help, give any and all advice that you can
    spare...thanks so much
     
    Chrawa, Jan 20, 2006
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  2. Chrawa

    johninKY Guest

    Plug and play all the way. To remove trim around radio first remove the
    cup holder. Then remove the ashtray and look for and remove 2 screws. I
    think the center console also needs to be removed. The trim will pop free
    after all 4 screws are removed.
     
    johninKY, Jan 22, 2006
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  3. Chrawa

    S Guest

    Hi Chelsea!

    The Subaru 6CD changer is a "double height" DIN unit. I don't know for
    sure, but I suspect your OEM Legacy CD player is as well. If not, just
    lose the CD tray that takes up the other 1/2 of the space.
    The wiring harness connector will plug right in.

    FWIW, the DIN standard insures that basically any reasonably modern
    head unit can be mounted to the OEM carriers (you'll see what I mean
    when you take yours out), but if you replace a double DIN unit with a
    single, you will want to find one of the plastic trays (mentioned
    above) to fill the gap. Get 'em from Crutchfield for about $10, or
    find one from another soobie; try a salvage yard, or ask your
    dealership. Crutchfield also sells wiring harness adaptors that will
    allow you to plug your brand X head into the Subaru (or Ford, or
    Chevy, or . . .) wiring harness; these are about $15 if I recall
    correctly, but save a lot of time and burned fingertips over splicing
    into the existing harness. I'd advise against cutting off the original
    plug to accomplish the wiring; someday you might want to sell the car,
    but keep your aftermarket head. If the OEM connector is still
    attached, it's real easy to drop a used Subaru cassette player or
    whatever into the vacant spot. Alas, I have found that high-end stereo
    components add very little to the value of a used car; certainly way
    less than what you paid to put them there.

    ByeBye! S.
    Steve Jernigan KG0MB
    Laboratory Manager
    Microelectronics Research
    University of Colorado
    (719) 262-3101
     
    S, Jan 24, 2006
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