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  1. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I've read LOTS of discussions here on the sub-par sound system in the Subaru Crosstrek. Additionally, my friend just bought a 2019 Subaru Forester premium trim and that sound system is equally underwhelming. I still have the factory head unit. So far I've upgraded the front door/dash factory...
  2. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I have 2014. From my research my first option is I can get a 7" or 8" unit as a replacement to go in the double din hole. Option 2 is get a 9" that comes with the fascia attached. e.g Joying 9 inch Car Radio for Subaru Forester Impreza WRX STi 2013-2018 Google Map Option 3 is go bigger 10" or...
  3. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Just got a 2014 Crosstrek a couple of weeks ago to replace my 2014 Legacy Premium that was totaled in an accident. The factory sound system in the Crosstrek is pretty bad so I’m in the process of upgrading it now. I’m just looking to achieve the same level of sound quality that my 2014 Legacy’s...
  4. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hey folks. Have had my 2020 Premium for about a month now and already looking to make some upgrades. Coming from a Jeep Cherokee, I liked the 8.4" screen it had, however now I have the smaller of the infotainment screens (6" I believe). Found online one of the larger screens, but before...
  5. DIY and 3rd party Maintenance, How To's & Tools
    This will be a tutorial for those looking to retrofit the CarPlay / Android Auto radios that come with the 2019+ WRX. Final Pic Where do I begin. In 2013 when I bought my Crosstrek I was very excited to get my first car with built-in navigation. Over the years though, I noticed myself using...
  6. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hi guys, I have a 2018 crosstrek and I just wonder where can I download the new firmware file of the head unit and upgrade the head unit to the latest version using USB disk.
  7. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I've got a 2019 Crosstrek Premium with the base+ infotainment system. I think it's a gen 3.1? Well I don't think the sound the quality is at all good, so I had Focal ISU 690 component speakers installed in the front plus a Kicker Key180.4 amp. That helped a bit but I still think the sound...
  8. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hello I changed the battery of my XV of 2012, for a 60Ah and 680ACC, and since then on some occasions the unit takes to turn on, about 10-15 seconds (before it was instantaneous, just start) I have disconnected the battery again, I have connected it ... and it remains the same. I tried to find...
  9. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    2019 6.5"/No Nav. head unit-Anyone remove or change? Looking to have Best Buy install an older but barely used amp and NEW replacement speakers, and would like to see a photo if possible, or have certainty on what all connections are available on the back. Thanks
  10. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hello all, I just purchased my new M19 model 2.0i-S this month and have found an annoying feature in the 8" Infotainment system. While playing a CD, the unit puts a 1.5s delay/pause between each track. This is particularly annoying for CDs where the music flows from one track to the next. Has...
  11. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Need help on pulling out HU. I have the 6"LCD. I see several members here have replaced theirs. I just need to pull mine out to add an amplifier. I replaced the door speakers but for now I am keeping the HU. I am not new to doing aftermarket HU's and did not think this one would be a problem. I...
  12. Dealer Service Problems, Maintenance, Warranty, TS
    Hello All! I wanted to see if anyone with a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek (Limited or not) has had similar issues with their Radio Reception. Be it SXM or FM I am getting terrible reception regardless of location. I do have a Thule XT Cargo Basket on my roof; however, this issue was present before the...
  13. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I just bought a 2018 Crosstrek Limited 2 weeks ago. I got in my car this morning and my music started playing through BT like it usually does. 10 seconds into the song the entire head unit + dash froze, followed by a LOUD continuous beep that did not stop until I hard shut down the radio. The...
  14. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hello, I'm in the process of installing an aftermarket head unit (JVC KW-V240BT) and after quite a bit of time and some hours spent on the phone with crutchfield support I finally have sound coming out of all my speakers. Unfortunately the front speakers are emitting a hissing sound. One of...
  15. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hey there, So I cannot find an answer in the manual, or in the forums. I primarily listen to my phone ( music or audio book ) over BT. When I get in and start the car, the HU connects but sometimes it starts the audio that was last playing ( which is what I want ), but more often it just sits...
  16. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Recently I was given the 2018 Crosstrek to drive while my 2014 was being worked on at the dealership. I instantly fell in love with Car Play in their new head unit. One of the many things I loved about the new model. It's also quiet as a morgue inside compared to my 2014! My question is which...
  17. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hi everyone, I own a 2016 Crosstrek 2.0i 5 speed and I need to purchase a new head unit. The screen from the oem head unit is cracked and will not work! What is my best option moving forward? Should I find a new/used oem part or just get an aftermarket head unit? Based on past experience, I'm...
  18. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    So long story short: I sold my 1957 Seeburg jukebox, and then out of sheer coincidence my wife won almost $500 at the casino. So I'm replacing the POS stock head unit with a new one. I've narrowed it down to either a Pioneer or a JVC; specifically the Pioneer AVH-4201NEX or the JVC KW-V830BT...
  19. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I have a 2016 Premium and I have the lower end of the two different head units. The one with the actual buttons on the sides instead of the touch sensitive ones. Does anyone know the actual difference between the two? Is the bigger one better performance wise or is it just bigger? Does the...
  20. Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Wife's car: 2016 Premium 5MT I want to be able to turn the screen OFF....that is I want it to be totally dark. Ideally I'd like to be able to do this if my audio was on but if I was only able to do it when the HU was turned OFF then that'd be fine. This isn't something far fetched: My MY13...
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