Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Norman, Okla
Car: 1998 Outback Wagon 2.5L 4AT, 250k - OOS; 2009 OB 2.5i *Special* Edition, 26k
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1998 now 2009
That's what my 1998 looks like. Still does, but the HG (one or both) is/are gone, so my wife convinced me to get a new car instead of fixing it or putting in a CCR motor. Pity - it only has 250,000 on it. Never had any RF issues in the 1998. CD player came out to make room for the scanner.
So now I have a 2009 (bought in Oct 2012 with only 23k on it). Looking at Crutchfield for the parts I'll need to replace the factory stereo with a double-DIN hole so that I can mount the BCD996XT. If I can find a replacement box for the hole where the Nav system would be (if the car had come with one), I plan to put the FT90R up there. Not sure where the auxiliary GPS will go. Maybe where the "ashtray" is?
Anyone have a good dash parts listing so I can find replacements for the things I want to modify?
Edited to add that the 1998 had a Comet SBB-1NMO mounted in the forward center of the roof (with a hole, thanks), and a ... forget the manufacturer ... 800-MHz antenna for the scanner mounted towards the rear. That NMO mount has an integrated GPS antenna that I used for the Garmin GPS-V. All worked great. Holes are the way to go and plan to do the same setup on the 2009.
Peter Laws | N5UWY
1987 GL 4WD Wagon - totalled, 19k
1988 GL 4WD Wagon - donated to charity, 210k
1998 Outback Wagon - OOS, 250k
2009 Outback Wagon 2.5i Special Edition, 27k