Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Radio/CD Player

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Justy

See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Radio retainer screws-Justy

A factory installed CD player was not an available option on the Justy.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the radio trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the radio attaching screws and pull the radio body forward out of the dash assembly.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the power and speaker harness and the antenna cable from the rear of the radio assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the radio from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Attach the wire harnesses and antenna cable to the rear of the radio assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install the radio in position in the dash panel, and secure in place with the retainer screws.
  4.  
  5. Install the radio trim panel.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Check the operation of the radio and speakers.
  10.  

Sedan Coupe, XT, Loyale, Wagon and Brat

A factory installed CD player was not an available option on the Sedan, sedan, coupe, XT, Loyale, Wagon or Brat.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the clock assembly from the dash panel on XT models.
  4.  
  5. Remove the trim panel that surrounds the radio and pocket assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the radio attaching screws and pull the radio body out enough to access the wire harness and antenna cable at the back of the assembly.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the wire harnesses and antenna cable.
  10.  
  11. Remove the radio from the vehicle.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Attach the speaker and power harnesses to the rear of the radio. Install the antenna cable into the radio.
  2.  
  3. Position the radio in the dash panel and secure in place with the retainer screws.
  4.  
  5. Install the trim panel around the radio assembly.
  6.  
  7. Install the clock assembly.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  
  11. Check the operation of the radio and speakers.
  12.  

Legacy and Impreza

See Figures 2 through 11

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Fig. Fig. 2: Depress the retainer clip in the center of the cup holder to remove from the dash



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the retainer screws from the top of the center panel-Legacy and Impreza



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Fig. Fig. 4: To remove the ashtray holder, remove the retainer screw from the rear of the ashtray holder ...



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Fig. Fig. 5: ... then the screws from the front top of the ashtray holder ...-Legacy and Impreza



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Fig. Fig. 6: ... then lower the ashtray holder-Legacy and Impreza



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Fig. Fig. 7: Remove the center trim panel from the dash assembly-Legacy and Impreza



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Fig. Fig. 8: Remove the front retainer screws securing the radio assembly to the dash panel ...



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Fig. Fig. 9: Do not forget to remove the retainer screws hidden inside the dash panel



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Fig. Fig. 10: Lift the radio assembly out of the dash panel ...-Legacy and Impreza



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Fig. Fig. 11: ... and disconnect the wire harnesses and antenna cable from the rear of the radio assembly

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cup holder above the radio.
  4.  
  5. Remove the ashtray holder retainer screws from below the radio, and lower the holder.
  6.  
  7. Remove the center panel around the radio.
  8.  
  9. Remove the radio attaching screws and pull the radio body forward to access the antenna and wire harnesses.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the wire harnesses and antenna cable from the radio.
  12.  
  13. Remove the radio from the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. To separate the CD player, if equipped, from the radio, remove the retainer screws from both sides of the radio and CD assemblies securing the brackets to the radio case, and separate the CD player from the radio. Disconnect the DIN cable from the rear of the radio, and remove the CD player.
  16.  

To install:
  1. If equipped, and if removed, place the CD player beneath the radio assembly, and attach the brackets to the sides of the radio and CD player using the retainer screws. Attach the DIN cable from the CD player to the rear of the radio.
  2.  
  3. Attach the wire harnesses and antenna cable to the rear of the radio assembly.
  4.  
  5. Install the radio into the dash panel and secure in place with the retainer screws
  6.  
  7. Install the center trim panel and secure in place with the retainer screws.
  8.  
  9. Install the cup holder above the radio, and the ashtray below the radio assembly.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
  12.  
  13. Check the operation of the radio, speakers and CD player if equipped.
  14.  

SVX

See Figures 12 and 13

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Fig. Fig. 12: Radio lower retainer screws-SVX



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Fig. Fig. 13: Radio upper retainer screws-SVX

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Place the steering wheel in the lowest position.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower instrument cluster trim panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the instrument cluster visor retaining screws and remove the visor. Disconnect the clock when removing the visor.
  8.  
  9. Remove the center ventilation grille from above the radio housing.
  10.  
  11. Remove the ventilation control panel. Open the radio housing cover and carefully pry its back panel off with a small prybar.
  12.  
  13. Remove the center trim panel. Remove the left console panel and disconnect the antenna cables.
  14.  
  15. Remove the ashtray and holder.
  16.  
  17. Remove the radio mounting screws, close the radio cover door and remove the radio body.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the wire harnesses from the rear of the radio.
  20.  
  21. To separate the CD player, if equipped, from the radio, remove the retainer screws from both sides of the radio and CD assemblies securing the brackets to the radio case, and separate the CD player from the radio. Disconnect the DIN cable from the rear of the radio, and remove the CD player.
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To install:
  1. If equipped, and if removed, place the CD player beneath the radio assembly, and attach the brackets to the sides of the radio and CD player using the retainer screws. Attach the DIN cable from the CD player to the rear of the radio.
  2.  
  3. Install the radio in position and connect the wire harnesses. Open the radio cover and install the retaining screws.
  4.  
  5. Connect the antenna wires and install the left side panel on the console. Install the ashtray, holder and center panel.
  6.  
  7. Install the inner panel to the radio cover. Install the climate control panel and the center ventilation grille.
  8.  
  9. Install the instrument cluster visor, make sure to connect the clock. Install the lower instrument cluster trim panel.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable. Check the operation of the audio system, including all the speakers and CD player, if equipped.
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