Question about 2004 Subaru Forester

Open Question

My brother cut the wires to his 04 subaru forester climate control while installing his stereo. Cut too close to the connecter to splice. We can't seem to get the 20 pin connector open to rewire.

I can't find anything online about the parts or where he could get them, other than maybe trying to search a junkyard. I can't seem to find any wiring diagrams for the climate control. Is it easy to open the 20 pin connector? What harness would he need to replace if he goes that route?

Posted by Anonymous on

  • Brett Duxbury
    Brett Duxbury Dec 28, 2016

    Hi Anonymous, we want to help you with your question, but we need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    can he put a pin down the side of each plug hole and ease the pin out carefully. may be able to but the pins and re crimp wires.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2016

    We have tried using a small pen to release the wires from the connector to no avail. Tried going in the back along side the wire as well as the front of the connector in hopes of releasing a clip or retainer



Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

My 07 Subaru Forester hazard lights came on and I cannot cut them back off buy the switch on the steering column how do I get hazard lights cut off

Unless you can isolate the fuse which controls them, and unless that fuse controls only the hazard lights, I do not know.

Nov 12, 2017 | Subaru Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I cut my stock stereo harness and want to hook up a aftermarket CD player but I can't get any power

Power comes from 2 spots. Usually the orange wire(B+) goes to memory. You have to splice into an ignition on wire to power the radio. I splice from the A/C controller.

Mar 09, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 1999 Subaru Forester. I recently had the ac/heater blower motor replaced. It was only blowing on high so I replaced the resistor. Now it is blowing the fuses. Any suggestions??? Thanks

check that the wires for the motor are on correctly and that the loom has not jammed and cut when replacing the motor. There is a dead short in the wires after re-assembly of the system

Oct 06, 2014 | 1999 Subaru Forester

1 Answer

How does one install a block heater in a 2004 Subaru Forester?

Aftermarket block heaters can be bought and some you just splice into your lower radiator hose.

Oct 14, 2012 | 2004 Subaru Forester

1 Answer

03 forester can i replace window antena with a mast.. and if so how

yes you can! take radio out unplug antenna plug and plug your new antenna plug, you may need and adapter, if so cut the plug of the old cable and have it match at a car stereo store or Radio Shack

Apr 07, 2012 | 2003 Subaru Forester

1 Answer

2000 subaru forester/wiring for a trailer

The easiest way is to go to any RV dealer, or most Autoparts stores and buy an adapter. They plug in to your existing wiring harness under rear of vehicle and then you simply plug your connector in to it from there. Saves trying to figure it all out and cutting or splicing into your existing wiring and possibly causing problems later.

Nov 12, 2011 | 2000 Subaru Forester

1 Answer

How to install a new radio in 2004 jeep liberty

I have a 04 jeep liberty my self and I put in my own stereo. First you take the screw out under the climate controls. Then it's just a matter of slowly but with pressure pulling the (in my case) chrome trim off around the climate control, stereo and empty space where your screw is located. Then the stereo mounted in presently will have a screw at each of the four corners; remove those while holding the stereo in place. Then just un hook your antenna and you're wiring harness from the back and repeat process for the new head unit. For the new wiring harness there may be some wires that need splicing and reconnecting to your new harness.

Apr 17, 2010 | 2004 Jeep Liberty

1 Answer

I dont have any lights where you see how fast your going. The plug has been cut off due to the guy not knowing what he was doing in putting a stereo in.


Oct 27, 2009 | 1993 Toyota Camry V6

2 Answers

Installin 07 f150 head unit in 04 f150

You could try a Salvage yard if you know what it looks like. Then I would think the Dealer may have a harness and experience with Ford radios. Radio Shack maybe, then last would be a Stereo shop but you need to know if they are a good installer. You would not want electrical problems after they work on it.

Aug 15, 2009 | 2006 Ford F-150

1 Answer

Stereo wont hold memory

Look for a second power wire that needs to be hooked up. There is one wire that is switched (runs from the ignition) and another that is direct from the battery. You can test for this with a light or a meter. Typically the always hot wire will include an in-line fuse to prevent fires in the event of a short... Hope this helps...;-)

Apr 28, 2009 | 2005 Subaru Baja

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Subaru Forester Logo

Related Topics:

30 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Subaru Experts


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Brandon Johnson
Brandon Johnson

Level 2 Expert

251 Answers

Are you a Subaru Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides