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Subaru 2003 stereo problems

My cd player quit one day out of the blue - and will not acknowledge any buttons... the radio works, but every time i start the car the radio shuts out makes the same strange noises and then begins and plays fine until i turn off the car again. 
any suggestions? thanks!

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    2003 Forester 6 CD player , stopped working at the end of a CD. Radio and Tape Player work fine. Can't eject or play. Came across a suggestion to disconnect the battery cable entirely and maybe will reset.

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SOURCE: 1991 Subaru fuel pump relay switch location

On the back side of the drivers strut tower....big silver box with a blue relay on the side.

Please let me know what you find.

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SOURCE: Need a stereo wire color code for 2000 subaru outback limited

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Blue/Yellow
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Red
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Green
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/White
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Black
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/Yellow
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Black
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Red
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red/Green
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Green
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red
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SOURCE: 97 Subaru Impreza Outback Wagon Occasionally Will Not Start

Hello, I was a Subaru tech for a few years and I agree w/ the other tech about the bad starter. Subaru starters are known for this exact kind of behavior when they are close to the end of their life. Forgive me, but I have to assume that everyone I help knows nothing about cars. You sound like the kind of person that is not convinced until you know exactly what is happening, So here's the breakdown. What happens, is when the starter engages the internal motor causing it to rotate. the positive and negative points (Brushes) make physical contact w/ a cylindrical shaft w/ separated plates providing power and ground to the copper wire windings surrounded by permanent magnets. Considering the enormous drag/load on this system from the engines resistance to rotate due to each compression stroke, a very high peak Amperage is channeled only through those two little brush contacts. They continuously spark inside of the starter, eating away at the brush contacts until they eventually wear away causing them to ground out. What's most likely happening w/ your starter is that whenever you start the vehicle, occasionally, by chance or (kind of like a roulette table) the brush contacts land on one or more of these grounded out spots. Even when you try to start the vehicle and nothing happens, the starter is still being influenced by amperage is trying to turn past this dead spot only very very very very slowly. This is why after you try to start it a few times it will eventually start, especially when you let it sit your actually letting the starter cool down. The more you try to start the vehicle the more the starter will become useless. The easiest test we techs have come up w/ when we get a no start concern, is to go out to the vehicle w/ a 3ft long bar, have someone sit in the vehicle and try starting it. If the starter brush contacts are stuck on a dead spot, we give the starter a good thud and if the starter starts working immediately we know it needs one. Some times it takes a few bonks to get it to work. If the starter is too far gone however, this test will not work and other procedures need to be performed in order to rule out all else as the cause for the concern. I hope this info helps...(subytech1)

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: I'm not getting any sound from my Subaru stereo.

hi, i wouldnt have thought it would be a fuse problem as if the fuse had gone then the stereo wouldnt work at all the chances are that the amp inside the stereo has failed now the problem you have is that the cost of repair to this part would end up costing more than replacing the whole stereo.

So unless the stereo has been moved or knocked and the speaker wires have come loose the only real option would be to replace the whole stereo.

Im sorry their is no easy solution to this but make sure you check all wires are fitted correct to make sure the wires are not at fault.
Their will be no fuses between the steroe and the speakers as they are such low power plus the stereo fuse protects the whole system so a problem their would mean none of the stereo working.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 subaru outback ll bean edition, center

Is car automatic? dont matter, open arm rest and take out every screw u see, dont be scared move foward. pull up on shifter plistic beseil, then to ashtray,2 screws under, coffee thing gotta go.comon guys? can ya get gas in it? its looks like it will brake,just give it a quick ****...

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Radio wiring color codes for a 2000 subaru outback sport


Hi there:
I suggest to check this on 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon Car Radio Stereo Wiring Diagram:

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Blue/Yellow
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Red
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Green
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/White
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Black
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/Yellow
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Black
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Red
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red/Green
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Green
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red

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My cd player quit working but the radio works find,,,is there a fuse somewhere I am not aware of ?


There is a fuse on the back to the stereo but that would make everything with the radio not work. Unless if your cd player is separate from the radio you could pull it out and check to see if it has a fuse.

The bad news is sometimes the laser in the cd player goes out and they no longer work.

Good Luck,
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Need a stereo wire color code for 2000 subaru outback limited


The sell a nifty little invention at Wally-World. Its called a wire harness...look for it in the auto parts section. it will wire directly to your stereo wires and then just plug & go... if your subaru wires are missing the harness on the end, its a whole different ballgame, and its gonna be fun...try this...

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Blue/Yellow
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Red
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Green
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/White
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Black
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/Yellow
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Black
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Red
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red/Green
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Green
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red

Let me know how it goes!

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