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    first post!!! The dreaded drink holder strikes!

    Hi Folks,

    This is my first post. By way of introduction I'm a retired school teacher who loves his 2004 WRX! My son has a Subaru, my daughter had one, and my other daughter is buying an Outback.

    The first thing I tell all of them is DON'T USE THE CUPHOLDER!!! , for obvious reasons! Well, maybe not so obvious because my wife drove it yesterday, managed to figure out how it worked, put her coffee in it, hit a bump, and you know the rest.

    So I got the defunct radio out; the dealer said they can send them out to be refurbished for $250-$350. I kind of like the idea of keeping things original.

    So, aftermarket, or get it fixed? I'm fine with the unit (when it worked).

    Thanks much,
    Steve

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    Stock radios sell for $50 or so used in the classified section on here/Nasioc. I'd say buy one of those instead of the price the dealership wants.

    Alternatively, go aftermarket

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    Hello and welcome to the Club fellow 2004 WRX driver!

    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Stock radios sell for $50 or so used in the classified section on here/Nasioc. I'd say buy one of those instead of the price the dealership wants.

    Alternatively, go aftermarket
    Agreed. Used or aftermarket.
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    I will sell you my OEM headunit for $50 including shipping out of my 2003 WRX (identical to the one in your 2004). It works great, I just wanted an iPod-compatible stereo. It's just been collecting dust for the last six months.

    Here are the pictures: DEFI Gauge, Pod, Stereo, and more!!!

    If you're interested, let me know, and welcome to the forum!
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    Aftermarket ftw!!

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    Hi Rambo!----

    I'll take you up on your offer! Your unit appears to be all black; mine is black/silver but that's fine with me. I just posted a wanted ad but will cancel it.

    I'm new to this forum---is there a way to handle this by pm?

    Thanks much,
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve40
    Hi Rambo!----

    I'll take you up on your offer! Your unit appears to be all black; mine is black/silver but that's fine with me. I just posted a wanted ad but will cancel it.

    I'm new to this forum---is there a way to handle this by pm?

    Thanks much,
    Steve
    Next time you login, you should see a prompt saying you have a PM.

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    I have an OEM 2006 6cd changer from my WRX that has only a year of usage on it... been sitting in the box since. If you'd like it, let me know. I'd understand keeping it original though.

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    Thank you! I have a unit on it's way from a 2003---I'm wondering if yours would be an easy install for my 2004. It looks different from mine, but may have the same dimensions for an easy replacement.

    Steve

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