shadowman

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  1. shadowman

    SG binnacles bulbs.

    Appreciate the replies, just last night I discovered they are indeed T10 & 5. My regular service agent pulled a complete T10 from and old binnacle for me and confirmed others are T5. Subaru UK actually emailed me back with a part number (85066GA100) and a price of some £3 odd plus VAT, for a single T10!!
  2. shadowman

    SG binnacles bulbs.

    Well i hope no one else needs such bulbs. Just had an email from IMG Customer Relations and they don't know the bulb types either 😞
  3. shadowman

    SG binnacles bulbs.

    I'm not a great contributor despite owning three Subarus, but i hope i can find the help i need which I thought would be simple, but apparently is not! My ageing "All Weather X" resides in Greece so my access to it is limited throughout the year. Just recently binnacle illumination has been dying so bulbs are obviously needed, but having established there are two types used, nowhere can i find out what those are. It seems there are two large types and some fifteen little-un's. I see T5 mentioned on the internet and green glowing LEDs appeal but I need to be sure T5 is correct and what the others are. If anyone knows for sure, please share 🙂
  4. shadowman

    Outback/Forester alloys with winter tyres

    These have sold elsewhere now ☺
  5. shadowman

    Cherished Number Plate W44 SUB

    Is this still for sale?
  6. Sadly no contributions on my heated seat query so i'll go separately with this. 'Best tyres' on 17" rims for the outback? Its not a mud-plugger, most of its time will be on tarmac but i'd like to think it wont get stuck in a field for example, so which tyres does everyone favour? Also, i appreciate the car has projector dipped beam lenses and they're pretty good tbh (no idea yet if the bulbs have been previously upgraded) but i wondered if an HID kit or LED upgrade was viable, possibly on both dipped and main beam? If anyone's done this already please share what you did and why
  7. Just removed from a 2007 Outback but with offsets of 48 they match SG Foresters perfectly too. Tyres all good, Vredestein Wintracs, 2 x 3mm, 1 x4mm, 1 x 5mm, £200 collected from East Sussex
  8. I hope the more knowledgeable can help me, i'm not a spanner man but like a bit of investigation and DIY on bits i can cope with. So, i recently replaced my old Forester with a tidy Outback S model, which is basic and that's OK. Whilst clearing out the previous owners child's debris from under the front seats i see what must be the loom into the seats for heating? I know manufacturers often use a single loom regardless of the car specification so I'm hopeful with the appropriate bits from a scrappy i can activate seat heating. It occurs to me that may mean a relay/fuses, the switch and short looms to the empty plug/s under each seat and bingo........or not? TIA for any input
  9. shadowman

    AUX & USB in a 2008 Legacy

    Reconfiguring three pins isn't too taxing but knowing where to reposition them could be. I think the common sense option here is the Grom unit after all. More costly but proven and does offer Bluetooth, albeit that's catered for another way via a Garmin sat-nav. It seems my other desire, wind deflectors is also an issue with sources and supplies Oh well still enjoying the cars for what they are
  10. shadowman

    AUX & USB in a 2008 Legacy

    For the possible benefit of others here is the reply, in its entirety, from Beat-Sonic So its viable but isn't a great deal cheaper than the Grom AUX unit and the price could worsen if those lovely people at HMRC decide to add any duty and tax. What to do? Perhaps the full Bluetooth module from Grom with added USB/AUX cable isn't such a bad idea after all? Thank you for your enquiry for the AVC9. I'm not able to directly cross reference EU model numbers for the Subaru radio however I was able to do a Google search and it certainly appears to be a compatible radio unit. Photos of the AVC9 attached. Price for the AVC9 is 3,500 JPY + 1,800 JPY shipping to the UK (DHL Express) Total: 5,300 JPY (approx. 38 GBP) Let me know if you wish to purchase and I will send you a PayPal request. Best Regards, -- Hendrik Wildy Beat-Sonic Co. Ltd. 472-5 Koushin, Fujieda, Nisshin, Aichi 470-0112, JAPAN. Mob: +81-90-6628-4790 Tel: +81-561-73-9000 Fax: +81-561-74-5554 www.beatsonic.co.jp wildy@beatsonic.co.jp
  11. shadowman

    AUX & USB in a 2008 Legacy

    It seems like i may have just stumbled on a solution? http://www.world-beatsonic.com/audiovideo_cables/avc9-subaru-aux-input/ I've mailed them asking for confirmation and price. The phono socket aspect seems a bit outdated imo but i can hide all of that and just have it terminating in a 3.5mm jack anyway. I'll post up their answer and the price in due course.
  12. shadowman

    AUX & USB in a 2008 Legacy

    Busy on my first day!! OK dealer has just confirmed now the part shown on the US website is not correct and has found the right one. I didn't bother asking for the relevant number though as the lead with just two tiny connections is a cool £82 + VAT. I know the Grom unit is more expensive still, but pro-rata offers a great deal more, with Bluetooth as the bonus feature. Thats where the money is likely to go after all.
  13. shadowman

    AUX & USB in a 2008 Legacy

    Well i'll check if the part number can be cross referenced to the car. The US website doesnt mention Legacy options at all, which isn't encouraging. Where it is sited is ultimately less of an issue tbh. I had thought to use a 'Subaru ' AUX lead from the HU run up into the dashtop cubby box and leave the socket fixed in there. At the same time i was thinking of taking a power supply up to the cubby box too so that a phone can be charged and music on the phone utilised with everything tucked away out of sight. If the part shown fits the HU in my car then ultimately i'd just relocate it to my preferred position albeit the lead with be kind of long!!
  14. shadowman

    AUX & USB in a 2008 Legacy

    They're not the sharpest dealership in my very limited experience. The Grom kit is looking more attractive but is more than i need and more than i'd like to spend on two rather basic additional facilities. Oh well i'll keep researching.
  15. shadowman

    AUX & USB in a 2008 Legacy

    The positioning in mine is reversed, the 12V socket is on the top with a small rectangular blanking plate below.