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  1. Evening all. I'm looking at this part on ICP (, however it says it's for LHD cars only. Does anyone know what the difference is? I can't see how it would be different with the latch etc being in the centre and not offset like the later cars. Or is there's a part number kicking about for a RHD version?
  2. Still looks fairly clean though! Best of luck bringing it back to it's former glory 👍
  3. Any good? Oh and welcome along 👍
  4. Thought I'd make a little guide on this. It might already be common knowledge, but I couldn't see anything after a quick search. The stock rear speakers have an awkward 3 bolt fitting, and usually require you to buy/make adaptor rings, so hopefully this should save you a few quid if you're thinking about upgrading your rear speakers. It might also work for the fronts, but I changed them a few weeks ago and already had the adaptor rings, so didn't think about it at the time..... First up, remove the speakers - I'm sure there's already a guide covering this so I won't go into great detail. Basically, there's two screws, a screw-clip and a load of normal trim clips holding the door card on. You will need: A phillips screw driver Wire strippers & crimpers A Dremel or similar rotary tool with a cutting disc Replacement speakers - I used a pair of Pioneer TS-G400, they fit perfectly inside the speaker rings and don't foul anything inside the door Once you have the speaker out, it'll look like this: Flip it over. Use the Dremel to remove the four support arms which hold the magnet etc for the standard speaker (sorry, this pic is really dark for some reason, so I've circled the bits you need to remove). Once you've cut the support arms, push the magnet out through the front of the ring and the whole speaker should pop out. Flip the speaker ring back over and you'll be left with this: There is a raised ring which runs all the way around the top. I placed the speaker on top and removed material from the raised ring, which allows the speaker to fit neatly inside the main speaker ring. You can probably remove the entire raised ring if you want. With the material removed, mount the speaker to the speaker ring and secure it with the supplied screws (You may want to use a small drill bit to make a pilot hole for the screws). This should get you to this stage: You can now go and fit the speaker to to the car using the standard hardware. Obviously you'll need to adapt the wiring in the door. The finished article should look like this:
  5. Changed the rear speakers. While I was in there, I noticed this, which made me chuckle.
  6. I had this same thing happen on my gen 4 Legacy, turns out it was a duff O2 sensor. Like 4eyes said, the cruise control is disabled by the CEL, so could be a problem anywhere. If I remember correctly, I couldn't find any codes when I ran it on a generic scanner, but when I took it to a local specialist they did manage to pull a code.
  7. Oh he loves it! I've never seen him grin so much while he's driving
  8. Yes, sorry I meant to say that they're both JDM imports. I think I've got to the bottom of the question though, it seems that the "chirping" we can hear is an audible confirmation of the keyless lock/unlock function, not really an alarm as such. I've tried arming it and then opening the door with the key, arming it whilst sat inside and opening the door and a few other things and no alarm sounds, so I don't reckon this one has a proper alarm fitted yet.
  9. Gave it a wash and took a quick pic with my dad's new (to him) Forester. Not a bad looking driveway tbh .
  10. Evening all! So, my dad picked up his new toy today, a lovely 2007 Forester Cross Sports S-Edition. We've noticed that when unlocking/locking the car using the standard two-button key, the car "chirps" as if there's an alarm being armed/disarmed. Can anyone tell me if these had factory fitted alarm systems? It's the same type of key as my 2002 WRX which didn't have any type of security fitted to it, so we're not sure what the score is. Thanks in advance!
  11. My first proper mod on the Impreza! Fitted a front lip today, looks far better I think. Just my opinion of course, but I reckon they look kind of "unfinished" without a lip..... A couple of (not great) pics...
  12. Had the alarm fitted today. While he was in the car, the guy installing it found this under the rear seat
  13. Welcome along 👍. I'm new here too, seems like a good forum so far! Looking forward to seeing some pics of the car :).
  14. I clicked on this thinking "ooh, I wonder what de-railing" is , then realised what you meant. Looks lovely that .