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Jap imported Legacy question about ICE

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Hi All

New to the forums, but not Subby's. Had an Legacy GT which I blew up a few years ago, went to Honda, but have come back home with a newly imported 2005 Legacy very recently.

My model has come with a Pioneer Carrozzeria DVD/Navi unit (AVIC-DRV05). The unit is in Japanese, but fortunately comes with the loading DVD, so technically I can play Japanese zoned DVD's and muck about with hard coded Japanese Navigation.

Ultimately it's useless to me and my google searches so far have shown that these can't be converted to English.

So, the solution is to replace it with something.

Do I look for a single din headunit or is this whole thing double din?

Anyone replaced one of these before and is it easy enough to do (I've done 3 single din replacements previously).

Also, currently the radio come out of the stock radio below this DVD/Navi, will I need to disable that sucker?

Photos of the current setup:

http://imgur.com/GW0L9nl

http://imgur.com/CteQMpV

http://imgur.com/H0EK5cl

Cheers

Dave (Faithbleed)

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You can't fit standard double dinns in the top area since they hit the beam behind as they're too deep. Could always keep the bottom radio and connect it up to a tablet install in the top hole. Can do some pretty cool stuff with a nexus 7 tablet

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Only problem is the standard fascia kit most of these use has been discontinued and one with a slightly different shape is available instead. You'll see some info on that in the last few pages of the first link.

http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=21888

http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=30559

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/cndnsd-2007-gt-si-cruise-bp5-244063.html?t=244063

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I saw this one as well. Looks a bit more complicated than I'm capable, but might give it a go.

 pharnos said:
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 Andy_Mac said:
Only problem is the standard fascia kit most of these use has been discontinued and one with a slightly different shape is available instead. You'll see some info on that in the last few pages of the first link.

http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=21888

http://forum.liberty.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=30559

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/cndnsd-2007-gt-si-cruise-bp5-244063.html?t=244063

Can you get the standard or even the new facia kits in NZ? If so, how much are they? Are we talking the plastic ducting bit or is it more than that?

Also is it strictly a Nexus 7 (not 8 or 9) that works?

EDIT: Sorry, came up with more annoying questons...

Are there no double din options at all and can you fit a single din if not double?

Is there anyway to fit a decent head unit in the vehicle, like a radio/cd/CC rack where the radio can be easily removed?

Edited by Faithbleed

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Highly unlikely you'll find them anywhere in NZ unless second hand. AVOJDM is the only place I know of that does the fascia with the double dinn sized hole. Haven't actually seen any installs with that fascia so don't know how well it'll fit.

http://www.avojdm.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_54_60&products_id=109

Any tablet will work but the only part that is the issue is when using the USB OTG cable the charging power is hugely limited. So you could get by using any tablet as long as the USB connection is only used for charging and not data. The reason the Nexus 7 tablets are so common is because a custom rom was developed to bypass the charging limit when using the data portion of the USB connection aswell. The rom can be altered on other tablets to achieve this but the custom Nexus 7 one is more than just the power fix. Does all sorts of background commands for switching certain modes when 12v power is stopped/started.

Those are the screen sizes for a few tablets I calculated a while back when looking into using a different tablet myself

Hole size (fascia) 180 x 119 (mm)

Screen sizes (mm)

Nexus 7

151 x 94

Galaxy tab A 8

163 x 122

Galaxy tab s 8.4

181 x 113

21.3 x 12.6 frame size

Galaxy tab s2 8

163 x 122

Edited by Andy_Mac

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If you don't want to go for the tablet option to keep things simple then you can just rip out the stock unit and chuck a single or double dinn in there and either put a single dinn pocket in the top opening or get a folding lid one from a wrecker.

Thats how my setup currently looks

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Don't know about being easily removable. Is any properly done headunit install easy to remove, wouldn't say its hard but wouldn't call it easy either.

yours is a bit of an odd one, have never seen the manual A/C controls on a JDM car before. Will make getting a replacement kit cheaper though since the whole A/C controller isn't needed.

Should be able to find one like this with the button holes reversed.

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/CT24SU05-Subaru-Legacy-Outback-Car-Stereo-Double-Single-Din-Fascia-Panel-/351249305888?nav=SEARCH

Edited by Andy_Mac

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 Andy_Mac said:
If you don't want to go for the tablet option to keep things simple then you can just rip out the stock unit and chuck a single or double dinn in there and either put a single dinn pocket in the top opening or get a folding lid one from a wrecker.

Thats how my setup currently looks

P1000698_zpsa62eb3d8.jpg

Don't know about being easily removable. Is any properly done headunit install easy to remove, wouldn't say its hard but wouldn't call it easy either.

yours is a bit of an odd one, have never seen the manual A/C controls on a JDM car before. Will make getting a replacement kit cheaper though since the whole A/C controller isn't needed.

Should be able to find one like this with the button holes reversed.

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/CT24SU05-Subaru-Legacy-Outback-Car-Stereo-Double-Single-Din-Fascia-Panel-/351249305888?nav=SEARCH

Thanks for all your replies, thats really helpful.

I like the look of your setup and might go with a similar setuo initially then add the nexus later.

Is a gen 1 or gen 2 nexus 7 preferable?

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Gen2 if you want to run Android 5.1.1. The last update of the custom rom on the Gen 1 was 4.4.2 I think.

It is also a lot faster. The Gen1 is a bit slow

Also if you can afford the LTE version it makes life easier than having to have a separate WiFi thing in your car.

Edited by McDoof

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If someone gets a run of cheap fascia plates made up to just fit a normal 1-2 din stereo for these cars they'll make a packet because good god it seems like hard work

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You can get the top half fascia holes for next to nothing, its the A/C connected to the stereo front plate that makes it a bastard to do a home job on since that will need replacing too

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I'm putting the Nexus idea on hold for now and will try replace the current vent fascia with the lid version.

Going to order that double din aircon/radio fascia though and chuck in a touch pad headunit and upgrade all speakers.

Anyone know if there will be any issues fitting a pair of Alpine SPS-610C 6.5" Componant's in the front (will I need spacers and will the tweeters fit etc)?

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 Andy_Mac said:
You can get the top half fascia holes for next to nothing, its the A/C connected to the stereo front plate that makes it a bastard to do a home job on since that will need replacing too

I think i see what you mean now. Im struggling to find a a/c stereo fascia that will allow me to install an aftermarket headunit. I got a single din HU and currently have it stalled without the fascia (and it looks dog ugly).

Anyone know a place that actually has/sells right hand drive fascias for a 2005 legacy?

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just to clarify, you're looking something like the below?

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One of the clubsub members sells them on trademe.

If you have a 2005 chances are you're only single zone climate control.

this one should be what you're after, http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/subaru/accessories/auction-1016162984.htm

Ive done a complete nexus 7 install as well.

They gen 2 ones work well!

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The difference is his has the manual knob style air con controls which no one bothers importing because very few cars have them.

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 Andy_Mac said:
The difference is his has the manual knob style air con controls which no one bothers importing because very few cars have them.

This is in essence the problem. I actually only need a replacement fascia, not a whole new aircon + fascia kit.

As Andy said earlier in the forum, I need this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/351249305888 but with the button holes reversed.

I actually bought this fascia as it wasn't that expensive, the trouble I have is I would need a UK hazard switch and would need to move my A/C button from get it to work, like so.

Does anyone have any experience with doing this or know if it's even possible?

I've searched long and hard and can't find a right hand drive version of this fascia anywhere, so it seems moving the A/C switch and sourcing a UK hazard switch may be my only solution.

Edited by Faithbleed

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What does the wiring behind yours look like? With subaru being subaru there always is a chance the correct connector is sitting behind there to plug in the digital display model. Can't imagine they actually use manual connections to vents like older cars.

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I'd probably need to know what connector I'm looking for.

There appears to be one or two smaller connectors spare, but I think they're from the stereo.

The aircon works just fine as is and I'm really keen to keep costs down, so getting a whole new digital aircon kit is more or less off the table.

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Fair enough, if you're happy with it. Easy way to class the interior up a bit if it does work

Thats what the plug looks like.

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