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Default Stereo question

Does anyone know if the double din 6 stacker stereo in the 03 era of foresters have a sub woofer jack in the back of them?

I have tried searches and have done a fair amount of research but can't find any information, short of pulling the head unit out.

Any info would be greatly appreciated

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Just pull it out and look, won't even take you 10mins.

All you need is a phillips and flat head screw driver
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Does it come out the same as the outback?
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I haven't pulled apart a SG dash personally but it does look very similar.. I have done both Gen3 OB and SF Foz, Just give it a shot
Let us know how you go or if you get stuck!
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My car doesn't have the subwoofer, or the output on the stereo for it. (I listed the wiring in this thread if it helps: http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=2438)

I think the subwoofer appeared on maybe the MY04 or MY05 models with the newer stereo without the cassette deck.

If you want to add a sub you'll just need a separate amplifier for it. (This will be better than the output on the later model stereos anyway, since their output would have been pretty weak.) Most amplifiers have speaker-level inputs so you can just tap into your existing front or rear speaker cables to get a signal to it.
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^ Or replace the head unit. Dead easy. I did mine on Christmas day, took me about 20mins :D
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this one from the early SG does not have subwoofer or steering wheel controls


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this one from the early SG does not have subwoofer or steering wheel controls


That's the head unit, I have a rather large amp sitting their so I think I might have some fun with the standard head unit.
I have plans to build a sub woofer box to mould into the back and put some decent speaker in the front.


Thanks for the info guys its saved me some trial and error hours.
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you can fit an 8" subwoofer into where the factory subbie supposed to go. Won't sound as good as a proper box but it won't affect your cargo space either. There are some writeups on the various forums on how to do this.
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this guy managed a 10"
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...y-10-a-110011/
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