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  1. Model Year 2018 and Newer Information about the 2019 Crosstrek radio

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hello, My wife has a 2019 Crosstrek Limited - no navigation but a radio with Sirius. Can anyone tell me the specifics of this system? It sounds a lot better than the ones in the lower level cars but I would like to get the specifics about the system. Appreciate any info anyone has.
  2. Model Year 2018 and Newer Head Radio Unit for 2020 Premium w/ EyeSight

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Bought the above car in June, and it came with the smaller radio. Looks to upgrade it, and finding a ton of radios on ebay, but for imprezas and other non-Crosstrek models. Just wondering (because they look the same), would I be able to take any of these radios from 2017+ and put it in my...
  3. Model Year 2018 and Newer 2020 HU Upgrade

    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...
  4. Model Year 2018 and Newer LED Headlights Interfere with Radio?

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I have a 2018 base model, and replaced the low beams with Diode Dynamics SL1 H11 bulbs. I took it out in the dark to shine it down the driveway to check out the pattern, and I developed radio problems. Stations that come in clear are full of static when I turn the low lights on. But when I turn...
  5. Model Year 2012 to 2017 How to Swap in a 2019 WRX OEM Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Head Unit

    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. Model Year 2018 and Newer Headunit- Preset Shortcuts Disappear

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hi everyone, Second time this has happened but all my shortcuts for media, EQ Settings etc. all have disappeared from my headunit. My driver profile is there as well as show shortcuts selected in settings. Firmware up to date and I have tried to reset system but turning on and off several...
  7. Model Year 2018 and Newer Bass Changes Based on Source

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hey all, I've been poking around here on the forums and I haven't quite seen what I'm asking about, so here goes. I know a lot of people say the stock audio system ('19 non Rockford) is pretty crappy. But for a stock audio system to me, it's not bad. Yes I came out of my 2001 Explorer with a...
  8. Model Year 2018 and Newer Swap '18 Premium Head unit with '17/'18 Impreza Sport/Crosstrek Limited Headunit

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I have an 18 Crosstrek Premium with Eyesight, I'm not a big fan of the Headunit and looking at salvage places I can get a '17 Impreza Sport Headunit (8inch w/o. NAV) for a decent price. Has anyone done a swap like this? It looks like it fits physically but I don't know if all the features would...
  9. Model Year 2018 and Newer Incorrect artist info on the "radio."

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I'm pretty sure that the radio/audio system must use some kind of service to give us the visual information when playing music through our system. Radio stations send their own info, as does SiriusXM. But I put a bunch of songs on a USB stick that I KNOW doesn't have the information on it, yet...
  10. Model Year 2012 to 2017 Android Headunit reverse camera?

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I recently installed an android headunit ( idoing) on my 2013 xv Everything was plug and play except the reverse camera. Has anyone installed one of these radios in their car and was able to get the backup camera to work ?
  11. Model Year 2018 and Newer CD Player in 2.0i-S adding 1.5s pause between tracks.

    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...
  12. installing used Subaru navigation system

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I want to buy a used navigation system off of ebay. All the model numbers are different then mine but they look identical. The question is..... will another model number work?
  13. Model Year 2018 and Newer Radio presets

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Does anyone know if you can clear a preset? Or you can only over right.
  14. Model Year 2018 and Newer Satellite Radio Presets Initializing

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hi All, Wanted to see if anyone has a issue with presets for satellite radio vanishing? Every once in a while i'll start the car and some of the presets will just say "initializing" They never come back and you need to re-program them. It only seems to happen to certain buttons or stations. I...
  15. For Sale I got rid of my 13 XV, TONS OF GOODIES! Buffalo, NY

    For Sale / Freebies
    Decided to trade in my 2013 XV Crosstrek because I wanted something bigger. I installed plenty of upgrades throughout my crosstreks time and I need to unload all of them. Local deals obviously preferred, but I would ship on your dime. I am located in Buffalo New York. If you are interested I...
  16. Model Year 2012 to 2017 *Help* Any way to bypass "Program Loading is Necessary" message?????

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Just bought a 2013 Crosstrek with a FM612US head unit. Doing a thorough inspection I disconnected the battery. and now I have a "Program loading is Necessary please insert SD card". And yup, you guessed it, I do not have needed SD card. Is there anyway to bypass the security? The dealership...
  17. Model Year 2018 and Newer Using Google Maps with CarPlay

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I'm trying unsuccessfully to run Google Maps on my USB-tethered iPhone 7 while listening to the radio. As soon as Google Maps gives a spoken direction, it mutes the radio (good) but never unmutes it. Is this working as expected? (Apple Maps works properly in this regard, but it also tends to...
  18. Model Year 2012 to 2017 Intermittent Power Failure at Center Console -2014 Crosstrek

    Lighting, Electrical, and EyeSight
    Any Help Appreciated - Stumped. 2014 Crosstrek XV - overall, great car. But every now and then center console goes dead. No Radio, no clock. Time resets to 12:00 and all radio presets are lost. If driving while this occurs then engine functions normally. But, if the problem occurs while in...
  19. Model Year 2012 to 2017 Help installing Subispeed GCS android HU

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I'm hoping against hope someone can help me complete my installation of the Subispeed android GCS HU. I have been trying to make the backup camera work for almost 3 months now, trying everything, but I still cannot get video when switching to reverse. I did rule out a number of things: The HU...
  20. Model Year 2012 to 2017 28 pin harness pinout for 2017 crosstrek?

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I have been trying to install an APEX Android HU from subispeed, but for the life of me I cannot get the backup camera to work. I think I am not wiring the camera properly (duh) because I don't know exactly which black red and white wires handle the voltage for the camera in the 28 pin...