I often drive long distances with my Subbie.
The radio channels here in Sweden makes me literally insane!
Five songs are played in an endless loop. Hopeless.
CD changer is nice to have, but I filled it with records that I have listened through many times over.
So I thought I'd use my phone as Navi and Mp3 player (inspired by This thread
So I troll down to the local Subaru dealer and bought a AUX-in Kit
The assembly instructions that came with the kit was not the best perhaps,
I think they are for the experienced auto mechanic. Not to mention the large letters on the first page: "Keep the installation manual at the dealer."
I searched the forums but did not find any instructions for how to remove center console on a Legacy 2007 ->
So I tried to make one.
First, pull up Gear lever gaiter with your finger gently, while you "force up" the silver exterior with a screwdriver.
Then, just to unscrew the gear knob and gaiter comes with it..
I ran a bit of tape on the screwdriver to protect the plastic.
Pull the ashtray gently. Silver details on the sides will come out a bit.
Disconnect the plug. As you can see the silverdetails came out a bit.
Remove the plastic screwcovers on each side of the stereo.
Pull the handbrake gaiter. Start dragging where the image shows.
Just pull it up, then pull it in-and-out and eventually remove it from the lever.
The guide recommends that you pull some fabric over the gear lever so as not to scratch your stereo when you tamper with it.
I had some foam lying around.
Loosen the screws
Here is a bit tricky,
In order to release the details from each other, you need to press your thumb down and the rest of your fingers up. (As in the picture).
Drag until the white knob and "LH", "RH" details pops out.
Do the same thing on the other side.
Here you have the support and "holding" pice under the console, it may help you in the removal.
Set the lever in "low".
Drag off the "cap" as shown.
It pops off and a screw is hidden underneath.
Remove the screw, and pull up (off) the rest of the cover.
Push forward the front seats, go back to the rear seats and remove the cover here ...
...thatīs hiding a screw. Remove it.
Do not forget the other side!
Now you can remove the center console.
Grab it at the gear lever and the consoleīs "end" on the back and pull up a bit.
After a while you can "open up" the console as I did.
Stereo unit is secured by tree screws.
The two screws on the top do not need to be removed.
Instead, you have three screws on each side that need to be loosened.
The two bottom of the picture ...
...and another one here, a little further into the console.
On the right side the screw attaches a "lip" which is attached to the stereo unit.
On the left side, the "lip" needs to be turned away in order to get out the stereo.
Pull out the stereo a bit and disconnect the warning button.
Pull the stero out some more and disconnect the plug that goes to the AC module.
I sat in the passenger seat and pulled out the stereo bit half diagonally.
I disconnected the wire that was farest away from where I sat. (And illustrated)
Connected the AUX cable I bought in there (cable with black cable cover that comes from the bottom right edge of the picture).
The wire that was in the beginning was linked to the T-connector with yellow/orange/brown wire.