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  1. Model Year 2012 to 2017 High amp alternator replacement

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Has anyone replaced their stock alternator? I have a 2014 crosstrek, I run a 1000 RMS subwoofer system I have already replaced the battery and upgraded charging cables, I also have a second battery and compasiter. I need something because I have shorted my amp 4 times due to low voltage, I have...
  2. Model Year 2018 and Newer audio upgrade (speakers, amp, sub)

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hello xv users! Brand new to the forum and I've come for some advice and guidance on doing a full audio upgrade in my 2018 crosstrek (6.5" screen, non-upgraded audio system) which I bought back in April. I'm a bit of an audiophile and mostly listen to bass heavy music. Before buying the...
  3. Model Year 2018 and Newer Sub/Amp Install

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Good Morning Everyone! I have seen a few people post already but not a whole lot and i know how much any help can be. So i just spent about my whole night last night running my power and my RCA cables through my Crosstrek. This is me and my wife's first Subaru, and we absolutely love it...
  4. Model Year 2012 to 2017 Custom Fiberglass Underseat Sub Enclosure

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I had some low profile subs and an amp lying around so I decided to make a fiberglass box to fit under the passenger seat. It looks ugly because I didn't feel like spending an entire weekend sanding it, but it's solid and it sounds great. Also, now my girlfriend sits in the backseat when we take...
  5. Model Year 2018 and Newer Adding a sub to '18 Limited w/Harman Kardon

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hello everyone, I just bought my '18 Crosstrek (Limited W/ Harman Kardon) a few weeks ago and want to install my trusty Infinity Basslink in it. I need to tap into the output of the HK amp under the passenger seat. Does anyone have a pinout for the Amp, or know which color wires are for which...
  6. Meaty's Under-seat subwoofer & 5 Channel Amp to OEM radio upgrade in a 2015 XV

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I wanted to share my project in case it will help anyone else in the future. Pulling parts of the Crosstrek interior out are different from any other Subaru I've owned in the past and had me scratching my head for a bit. I am only going to show the items that I feel are helpful to anyone taking...
  7. My Install of Amp and Sub to Stock Headunit, 2015 XV Crosstrek

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I did this about a year ago, just now getting to posting it... Sorry if I miss a couple details here and there. And I didn't get the idea to post until I was about halfway through, so some disassembly pics are a bit vague. I am pretty sure I began disassembly by taking the vent unit above the...
  8. Bass Shakers under seats? Anyone tried this?

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Based on reviews and ratings, I am seriously considering getting a couple of these and installing them under the seats and attaching them to the floor pans. The cost is about $40-$50 each and they do not require a lot of wattage so a small cheap amp will drive them. Some reviews state that they...
  9. Kicker Sub with full cargo nets, seatback protector, and cargo tray installed

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I ordered the Kicker Sub for my '15 Crosstrek and the dealer said it wouldn't be compatible with the seatback protector, cargo tray, and full cargo nets I have in there, so I took everything out before going in for the install, and they installed it in just the bare bones carpeted cargo area...
  10. Subaru 7" Starlink Head Unit Sub Install Documentation

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hey guys. Not sure if I totally missed it somewhere, but I've been looking around on the internet (and this forum) the last couple of days on a good DIY tutorial for installing a sub when you have the 7" Starlink head unit. Specifically, I was interested in finding out if I was going to have to...
  11. Aftermarket subwoofer 2015 XV Crosstrek warranty questions (Canada)

    Dealer Service Problems, Maintenance, Warranty, TS
    Hello everyone! I have a couple questions regarding installing a custom aftermarket subwoofer setup: 1. Will having this done professionally (eg. by Best Buy or the like) void any sort of warranty on the car? And 2. If I was to do this myself (following all electrical codes of course), do any...
  12. Unused Nav Subwoofer with Wiring

    For Sale / Freebies
    Hey Everyone! I have a 2014 Subaru Crosstrek and I installed the subwoofer and it turns out I had the wrong wiring harness for it since my car is non-navigation. It is Subaru's OEM Kicker 10' subwoofer for a navigation unit. Never heard it play, but judging from other peoples experiences with...
  13. WANTED!!! Non Navigation Subwoofer Wiring Harness

    For Sale / Freebies
    Does anyone have a non-navigation subwoofer wiring harness for the Crosstrek? I already have the subwoofer, but I accidently received a wiring harness for a navigation unit.
  14. Too much Subwoofer?

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I've got a 2013 Limited that has the 6-Speaker premium audio setup. (kicker speakers and sub-woofer in the back) The speakers are pretty decent and the sub is loud. I've tried tuning the EQ, but I can't figure out how to control the bass from the sub. It doesn't seem to fluctuate with the...
  15. Is this a good audio system

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    I know a little about car audio but was wondering if this system will be good and will work together for my subaru 2012 xv I am keeping the stock navi HU and doing these upgrades Alpine PDX-V9 1600W 5 CH Car Amplifier Alpine SWS-12D4 1500W Type S 12" Car Subwoofer Alpine SPS-610G 6.5" 240W 2...
  16. Underseat Subwoofer

    Interior, Audio, and HVAC
    Hey guys and gals, I was looking for some advice on hooking up an under the seat sub in my XV. I have the following factory head unit installed: From reading around it doesn't look like this unit has any sort of pre-amp output meaning I'd have to tap into my speakers for a connection. I'd be...