I said that and I truly believed it. But now that I'm looking at Subaru's site, that doesn't seem to be the case. Also, the exterior pictures of Premium and the Limited both show the shark fin antenna instead of the whip antenna. So I have no idea if there are actual differences.One of the options will put the 8" stereo into the Premium, I think it's Eyesight.
I'm guessing the answer to why is "because we said so". I can't imagine they made the harness any different, just a few extra pins at most. I know it adds one USB, so if that is wired straight, that's 5 pins max, then one for an extra antenna, even if there's really one. The only reason I think the USB are on separate connections each is that Subaru claims that the ports can't use hubs, so the head unit probably doesn't have a real USB controller on board.Per Subaru America, it is not possible to install the 8" screen head unit in the Premium after the fact.
Yeah, as stated in my second post (#3 in the thread), I was looking at Subaru's site and couldn't find anything that would indicate an ability to get the 8" in the Premium. I bought my Crosstrek basically three weeks ago and was thinking that the Premiums that I'd looked at all had 8" radios. I must have been imagining things.I have an 18 premium with EyeSight and it has the 6.5" radio.
Really? I’ve only seen the Limited with sunroofs on the lots.You can the Limited without the sunroof... but only if you don't want Eyesight and/or Nav. I do wish that you could get it without the sunroof. I got stuck with one due to the other things that I wanted in the vehicle. I don't care for having a sunroof to begin with and the one on the Crosstrek is tiny making it even more pointless.
What does the no signal alert look like?also any other problems?I think I can lend some clarification on this. I've upgraded my '18 Premium to the 8" Starlink (without nav).
It took a lot of research to make this work, and a lot of trial-and error and wrong parts ordered.
Here's the gist. You need to be VERY careful about what part number you order, as there are a couple of different parts that look identical!
For a '18 Premium, you want to order 86201FL62A
Things you need to know:
There is no built-in sirius antenna as best as I have been able to find out (although I haven't pulled the antenna and checked all of the interconnect points on the run from antenna to behind the dash). Because of this, you're going to get a No Signal alert on the screen at start, and then repeatedly while driving. it's annoying!
You can add a standard sirius NGVA3 antenna (available on amazon) with the use of a Fakra adapter. This is my first post in this forum, so I can't include links, but I'll reply again with the parts you need
I haven't come across any issues with this setup and have NO regrets on having put in the legwork to make it work!
I hope this helps!
If you have trouble sourcing the radio, I do have a spare that I acquired during the nightmare of sending parts back and forth with junkyards.
Let me know if I can be of any further help!