Author Topic: 2015 Outback with Dead Radio display.  (Read 1801 times)

May 31, 2016, 08:23:23 AM
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This is why I don't want to buy a new or new-ish car. If I can't find affordable aftermarket replacement parts, I don't want it. Plus, cars are getting more fancy and fancy means pricey to fix. I'd rather in this case buy an aftermarket double-din headunit running android for R5k or so and learn to live without the missing features.
That is true what you say, however, I may not be able to fit an aftermarket radio without voiding my warranty:
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3 year or 100,000km Warranty

Every Subaru sold in South Africa is warranted against any defect in material or workmanship for a period of 3 years or 100 000 km, whichever comes first. This warranty excludes certain maintenance items which are subject to wear and tear. Batteries, shock absorbers, clutches and exhaust systems are warranted for one year or 30 000 km, whichever comes first. Only genuine parts fitted by an authorised dealer are warranted and any parts fitted without Subaru's approval will void the warranty. This includes accessories, exhausts, filters and parts not of the original specifications of the vehicle unless manufacturer approved. Genuine Subaru replacement parts are likewise warranted for a period of 12 months.
Well, unless if I get approval. But this may involve getting a so-called Audio fitment shop to fit it.
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May 31, 2016, 10:28:22 AM
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My SG9 has a k@k OEM radio.
No bluetooth/usb/steering controls/gps/RDS/.....
but it still works, after 300k km.  ;D
And it plays "Sound of Silence" (Disturbed) quite nicely. :D
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June 03, 2016, 01:33:49 PM
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My SG9 has a k@k OEM radio.
No bluetooth/usb/steering controls/gps/RDS/.....
but it still works, after 300k km.  ;D
And it plays "Sound of Silence" (Disturbed) quite nicely. :D

Ya, just my radio works. Since my trip to Plett last month, the CD player makes a grinding, grunting noise every time I start the car. Irritating but liveable.

Still not a bad OEM system. My mom had a 7.5k Pioneer system installed in her chevy aveo(note lower case) at purchase and it lasted 2 years before the face broke off!
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June 03, 2016, 02:24:31 PM
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Have you bliksemed somebody yet?


Subaru, with the exception of this Outback unit, probably has one of the worse radios in the world. Even worse than Renault.
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June 03, 2016, 04:13:00 PM
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My mom had a 7.5k Pioneer system installed in her chevy aveo(note lower case) at purchase and it lasted 2 years before the face broke off!

I must say, I have had nothing but bad experiences with Pioneer head-units. CD Players breaking, faces malfunctioning etc. Sony seems much better.


Subaru, with the exception of this Outback unit, probably has one of the worse radios in the world. Even worse than Renault.

Yip.
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June 06, 2016, 09:44:01 AM
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Subaru SA's verdict is they don't have any "luck in getting the screen to turn on" and tough cookies as the warranty has expired almost 2 months ago.

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June 06, 2016, 10:32:27 AM
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June 06, 2016, 08:21:54 PM
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My Facebook post:
Well, Thank You, Subaru Southern Africa. My 14 Month old Outback's radio died and it is apparently only covered for 1 Year under warranty. To add insult to injury, a new unit is R32'000 and a 3 month wait. Although I was offered a secondhand unit for "only" R17'000. So much for the 3 Year worry-free motoring Maintenance Plan...

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-ex -2009 SH XT A/T
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June 07, 2016, 07:47:19 AM
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The latest on my radio saga.
I was offered a radio that Subaru SA imported from Europe last year in July for testing. It has features like SatNAV and RDS which our radios does not have.
However, the price is still R17'000. For a used radio.
I have corresponded with a place in the USA, http://autoharnesshouse.com/ , that specializes in harness adapters for cars like Subaru and Toyota.
The guy infomed me he can make me a harness to retain most of the features, but the Hardon Kardon AMP will be a problem.
I will need to bypass it, and that is way more involved than I am willing to go.
They are looking to see if there is a way to use it, but if it turns out to be a no-go, I will have to get the Radio from Subaru SA  and then I am going to sell the car as apparently these radios cannot handle gravel roads...
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-ex- 2006 Impreza 2.0R Wagon.
-ex -2009 SH XT A/T
-ex- 2009 SG9 XT Premium Manual
-ex- 2006 Impreza 2.0R Manual
-ex- 2002 Legacy 2.5GX A/T

June 10, 2016, 10:20:16 AM
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They are looking to see if there is a way to use it, but if it turns out to be a no-go, I will have to get the Radio from Subaru SA  and then I am going to sell the car as apparently these radios cannot handle gravel roads...

Turns out I don't have a choice but to bypass the Harman Kardon AMP. This means I will end up with only the 4 door speakers instead of the current 8 or 9 total speakers.
All the harnesses to install the radio with Reverse Camera, USB, Aux, and the amp bypass will work me out about R5000 landed here from the USA with all duties and taxes.
Add to that the Steering wheel control box, and the dash surround another R2000.
Finally if I then get a Double DIN radio for R5000 , I will stand at a total of about R12000.

That is R5000 less than the Subaru Radio, but I will loose Bluetooth mic and half my speakers.
And no matter how good you do an Aftermarket install, it always looks k@k to me.

I have informed Subaru I'll be taking the radio and will be driving to Johannesburg for them to install and test the radio.
At least I can claim the VAT.
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-ex- 2006 Impreza 2.0R Wagon.
-ex -2009 SH XT A/T
-ex- 2009 SG9 XT Premium Manual
-ex- 2006 Impreza 2.0R Manual
-ex- 2002 Legacy 2.5GX A/T

June 10, 2016, 01:26:58 PM
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really not on!! >:(

ek sal al my toys gooi en die kar verkoop as ek jy was Bravo. my eerlike opinie. en ek sou presies dieslelfde gese het sou ek nog by subaru gewerk het. >:(
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June 10, 2016, 05:34:45 PM
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Ja Jp, Dene by Somerset-West voel ook soos jy. Die feit is, dit is hoe dit is. In die kar diens boekie staan dit dat die radio net vir 'n jaar gedek is.

Ek reken nie ek sal my kar nou verkoop oor dit nie, maar dit gaan my laaste Subaru wees. Mammie voel ook sterk daaroor na hierdie episode...
« Last Edit: June 10, 2016, 05:41:48 PM by Bravofox »
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-ex- 2006 Impreza 2.0R Wagon.
-ex -2009 SH XT A/T
-ex- 2009 SG9 XT Premium Manual
-ex- 2006 Impreza 2.0R Manual
-ex- 2002 Legacy 2.5GX A/T

June 10, 2016, 10:55:44 PM
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Wat van n lekker artiekel in die burger... of selfs die raport?

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June 18, 2016, 03:54:51 AM
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What about Bushtech's suggestion of having the faulty radio fixed by an electronics guy?
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June 18, 2016, 07:31:07 AM
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I know a guy in Horison that might be able to do a repair.


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