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Have just received a new sport model.. absolutely brilliant car. Unfortunately I've had to purchase a external CD drive, problem being is that the system won't recognize or read it. Any advice in this regard would be appreciated.. Cheers & thanks. Ian
 

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So you're trying to use a CD player like you would connect to a computer? I don't think that will work. You'll either need the Subaru accessory or one with a headphone jack that connects through the aux-in connection. Those USB ports will work for phones and flash drives though.
 

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So you're trying to use a CD player like you would connect to a computer? I don't think that will work. You'll either need the Subaru accessory or one with a headphone jack that connects through the aux-in connection. Those USB ports will work for phones and flash drives though.
Thankyou for your input, the advice given to me from the dealer would appear to be incorrect.
Thanks once again.. Ian
 

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Have you considered burning the CD to mp3 files and just playing those off a thumb drive or iPod or the like? I know this may sound like a daunting task but there’s software that makes very short work of it.
 

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Have you considered burning the CD to mp3 files and just playing those off a thumb drive or iPod or the like? I know this may sound like a daunting task but there’s software that makes very short work of it.
I started this practice 10+ years ago - whenever I get a CD first thing I do is rip it to MP3; makes life a lot easier.
 

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Have you considered burning the CD to mp3 files and just playing those off a thumb drive or iPod or the like? I know this may sound like a daunting task but there’s software that makes very short work of it.
Yes, have burnt many, however having a new car without a CD is somewhat disappointing. As I have quiet a collection I would still like to use them, another thing is that the Subaru dealers in Sydney don't or are not interested in ordering a genuine CD player.
Thanks for your input. Cheers.
 
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