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Ok, so im considering buying left hand drive manual aircon unit + hazard switch from the states.

Cost should be around $200NZ

I cant find a cheaper or better solution as it doesnt look like you can get right hand drive fascias for my setup online.

Alternative might be buy the full auto double din kit and seeing if i can wire it to work, but thats double the cost with no confirmation it would even work and no aparent instuctions online (doubt its been done before).

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Thats the best I could find

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/can-2-5i-non-limited-manual-c-control-converted-digitali-19855.html

Sounds like yours should have actuator cables coming out of the back of it so the digital one won't work.

Are you thinking of getting the US dials as well with the fascia?

Edited by Andy_Mac

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Niavely i bought this fascia already:

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

But obviously the holes are reversed.

The benefit of my setup is the manual ac control unit comes away seperately (once the cable is released).

I took my current control unit apart and i cant just move the a/c button hard wired to the board behind it.

Only aparent solution is to get a whole replacement ac control unit (dials and switches incl) and hazard switch and fit in like a US version legacy with the US fascia i already have.

I could then sell the stock radio kit + ac control unit to try recoup costs.

So goes my theory anyway.

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If i was in your posiion i'd just use the bottom half of your existing one and the top of the new one and either get it plastic welded or just a niceish cut and wrap both pieces.

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Not a clue really. Most panel beaters can do it with bumper type plastic but not completely sure if its doable with that hard brittle kind of plastics, no harm asking though. Sure there would be some kind of interior specialist wherever you are that can hopefully do it on the cheap. Or just cut it, sand a nice shape to the cut and wrap it in two pieces yourself.

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What would you suggest I wrap it in should I go that direction?

Do you think I could get them laser cut for accuracy?

Thanks for all the advice so far by the way.

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Not sure what people normally use, never really looked into exact products, could ask in there to be sure

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/official-dual-hvac-double-din-jdm-kit-thread-113589.html

Depends what tools you have and know how to use. I'd just cut it with a grinder or a multitool, and do both cuts a mm or two oversize and just sand it back till it would be a tight fit.

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