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So I was browsing the gallery on this site and I noticed a 2nd Gen that had a nicer OEM looking cubby and switches that sits underneath the radio head unit. Is this a European only feature or something I can find in a junkyard?

 

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that's kinda cool looking..Those switches are on the left side in our cars, no idea why they put them there..

What type of headunit is that? it looks factory.
 

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Ditto. Closest I've seen are the VDC cars that have the VDC ON/OFF switch there. Must be a euro thing.

Slobo: Given that it says "Kenwood" that would be my guess :-D. Not factory.
 

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Exactly :) And it is mine :D

The Panel underneath the radio comes stock in Europe when you have a double din radio. It is there because the EU Models need more switches as the US ones. We have rear fog lights and a headlight power adjustment mandatory on all cars.
So next to the steering wheel we have: headlight adjustment / front fogs / rear fogs.

Underneath the radio there is the cruise control / windshield wiper heaters / control light for the turnsignals of the trailer (aftermarket and mandatory)

The radio is a Kenwood DPX503U indeed. I just installed it last friday and I chose it for the factory look.
 

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Would you like to start exporting the switch panel to the US for some interested members?
 

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Well I would have to order them at the dealership b/c used Subaru parts are very very hard to find here. I went to three different junkyards in the last weeks/month and only once I saw a Subaru but that was <1999 Impreza. Hardly any Subarus on the road as well.
 

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That's a bummer. I wonder if we got a part number if the Subaru dealerships in the states would be able to order it.
 

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Would you like to start exporting the switch panel to the US for some interested members?
I'll second that. I could modify it for data and or switching on the VDC.

I'll send the pic to Tim in Melbourne and see what he can find.
 

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No rush. We've lived without this part for how long now...I think we can wait a couple of days.
 

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Tim at Raptor said no go. He's never seen it on Ausie models and he's been building on Subies a long time.

Maybe do a euro google search? Who can find it first?

Go!
 

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Crossgolf, could we get a pic of what switches you have to the left of your steering column? I can see that the ones in that cubby/panel include the Cruise switch on the left, and I'm going to guess that middle one is maybe a headlight washer (required in some European countries), and based on what you've said the right hand switch is your headlight adjuster. I can see where that panel might be a good place to put a fog light labeled switch for accessory lighting, and that wiper labeled switch could find some interesting use too - like an auxiliary manual washer for the windshield (getting the idea from another thread ). I'm sure someone can come up with a 3rd switch usage as well.

Even if the item had to be dealer ordered, chances are you just simply can not order such a part elsewhere in the world. Odd how a part that isn't emissions or in some other fashion counter to local regulations still can't be directly ordered and shipped from the same company.
 

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Not my car but the same switches:
http://imgur.com/Um9h
headlight adjustment / front foglights / rear fog lights

(In Europe headlights washers are only required for cars with HID (plus automatic headlight adjustment with sensors))
 

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Hey guys I worked on the Radio today and looked at the numbers on the panel.

There is a sticker on the bottom which says:
R38
A000918C0359

And the imprints on the back read:
Made in Japan
>PC+ABS< SAE [PC+ABS]
LH

I am guessing that there is a LH and RH version of these.
I hope your dealers can help you out
 
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