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I doubt anyone has any photos to do a walk thru,
The entire setup electrically is not any more difficult then swapping in a regular car stereo, the only thing is you have to keep the original in there as well.

How i started.
First buy a new faceplate find one as cheap as possible.
Then flip it around and remove everything from it, just leaving a bare plastic shell. the front volume.power control button is removed by pulling on it pretty hard, everything else has a screw holding it.

Once you have a bare shell, take your new stereo an mount it in the dash using original brackets, then find a way to mount original stereo below it as it will still be somewhat functional. once you figure out how and where everything will go its time to start cutting the face.
something like this


With every stereo i bought there is generally a square trim piece for the front of the stereo.
So you install stereo on its final place, then you lay trim ring on the stereo and finally you lay your freshly cutout faceplate into final position. I used plastic weld to tack trim ring to the faceplate, once plastic weld is cured, take the faceplate now with attached trim ring off, and start filling in the gaps and make it pretty again.





eventiually it will look like this.
Well I'm reviving this thread with a question, I trying to install a single din stereo in the glove box to keep the OG looking part, I connect all the cables to the radio but it doesn't give audio out, in the new radio, do I have to left illumination connected to the old radio and what else?
 

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I got to thinking about connecting my JDM legacy gt HVAC module into the tribeca. The plug is the same but the pinouts are different. This is a good start on exorcising the stock headunit for a double din unit. If I can get the HVAC to work, some cutting and bondo will fix the control panel trim. Then I can fit a proper headunit on there.

What do you guys think? Crazy or what? I need to check the electrical pinouts, but I think it's doable. The seat heaters need to be relocated and re-wired too.


**Because Imageshack has changed their policy and the pics are now all held in ransom for their new service fee, I've rehosted the pics in their own album. You can now look at all the pics from my camera.


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where can i buy a Tribeca Faceplate. i really like this aftermarket navi
THANK YOU
Hi my name is javier and I like the faceplate for my 2006 subaru tribeca how can I buy it
 

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Bringing this post back to life.
For anyone who went the aftermarket option did the DVD roof mount screen factory Amp and Sat Nav system all still work or did you need to go aftermarket with them too.
Does any company make these facias or was it only ever a custom made item from hacking up an old factory unit????
 

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I looked in the post and maybe I missed it but does anybody have anything on the wiring. I was thinking of doing this and that is the only part I can't find anything on before I dig into this project.
 

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I looked in the post and maybe I missed it but does anybody have anything on the wiring. I was thinking of doing this and that is the only part I can't find anything on before I dig into this project.
Nice screen name. This thread messes with my ADHD. I don't see anything definitive here
 

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I want to do the double din Dash also.

This will be a great set up for a Sony Apple play
 

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We all want this!
 

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I hope we can accomplish this install. I am willing to hack into my dash/ harness.
Oh by the way why is this site called “ trifecta “ instead of tribeca?
 

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I hope we can accomplish this install. I am willing to hack into my dash/ harness.
Oh by the way why is this site called “ trifecta “ instead of tribeca?
Probably some slight of hand somewhere in the forum engine kind of like an automated spell check function on the phone. This happened prior to my time.

I haven't figured out how to get rid of it yet. Perhaps it is the perfect Trifecta, lol.
 

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Hey guys, just want to chime in again. I have been searching aftermarket tribeca audio for a while, then I found there are actually a lot of them on Aliexpress, e.g.,
I don't know if I can pull this off, since Chinese stuffs usually come with awful instruction, and I am not particularly electronics inclined. Anyone tried this before?
 
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