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Hi all,

(First post on here, tried to make sure no one else posted this)

New Outback owner (2008, 2.5, Auto). We really love our new car.

One problem: a previous owner swapped the standard audio input for a 30-pin connector. I want to swap it back to the original 3.5mm jack. Is this something I could/should undertake myself? And where would I start?

Thank you!!
 

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It should be easy to do if you've done much soldering. Post of photo of what you've got now, so we can understand how it's been modified.
 

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Hi Radar,

Great! Here are some pics of the modified cable, and some wires I was suspecting are the old audio inputs (but I'm not sure). I've done some soldering (enough to fix the airbag light issue a couple months ago).

--Thanks!!
 

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Yep looks like they just spliced the lines from the original connector onto the analog output lines from the 30-pin. They wouldn't have needed to adapt signal levels or anything, just a simple splice to result in a different type of connector.

Should be little to it apart from getting the console up for access.
 
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