ISO Radio/Cassette Player

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Guthrie
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ISO Radio/Cassette Player

Post by Guthrie » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:06 pm

Hi there,

I'm in search of a radio/cassette player for my 87 wagon. The radio works great but the cassette player is pooched. Does anyone have one they'd be looking to sell or know if any other years are compatible?

Thanks.

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Re: ISO Radio/Cassette Player

Post by rer233 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:02 pm

I put a factory AM/FM cassette radio out of a '96 corolla in my '87 wagon (the good car.) Strictly plug 'n play- no needed mods to support brackets or wiring harness. Hope this helps.
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Re: ISO Radio/Cassette Player

Post by The Professor » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:01 am

If anyone has one of the double-din AM/FM/Cassette decks, I would be interested in buying it. After following the troubleshooting steps in the FSM, I've determined that my radio is dead.
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Re: ISO Radio/Cassette Player

Post by Petros » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:05 pm

what? Failed after only 30 years?


I am surprised mine is still working, just barley. lots of noise, pops, and static. the problem I have found with new aftermarket replacement radios is the AM reception always sucks (much worse than the old factory Tercel radio), I like listening to news and talk shows only on AM, but I do regularly listen to FM daily as well. so I want good AM reception for the mountainous are where I live.
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Re: ISO Radio/Cassette Player

Post by garyfish » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:19 pm

^^^ Professor, I have a stock AM/FM/Cassette unit that I ran across when I was going thru my T4WD parts cache about a month ago. I don't know if it works or not. And, as I recall, the antenna wire had been cut.

If you're interested, I could look for it this weekend and get back to you.
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Re: ISO Radio/Cassette Player

Post by The Professor » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:17 am

garyfish wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:19 pm
^^^ Professor, I have a stock AM/FM/Cassette unit that I ran across when I was going thru my T4WD parts cache about a month ago. I don't know if it works or not. And, as I recall, the antenna wire had been cut.

If you're interested, I could look for it this weekend and get back to you.
As long as it's the double-din version that matches mine, I'd be interested.
1975 Subaru SuperStar wagon
1984 Subaru Turbo-Traction wagon & Turbo-Traction hardtop
1987 Subaru RX 3-door, x2
1987 Subaru RX Type-RA 3-door
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2002 Subaru WRX sedan
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Re: ISO Radio/Cassette Player

Post by garyfish » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:31 pm

Pretty sure mine is the double DIN size.

I'll get back to you, probably via PM, after checking this weekend.
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Re: ISO Radio/Cassette Player

Post by The Professor » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:07 am

garyfish wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:31 pm
Pretty sure mine is the double DIN size.

I'll get back to you, probably via PM, after checking this weekend.
Thanks!
1975 Subaru SuperStar wagon
1984 Subaru Turbo-Traction wagon & Turbo-Traction hardtop
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1987 Subaru RX Type-RA 3-door
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Re: ISO Radio/Cassette Player

Post by garyfish » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:54 pm

Professor -- I checked, and unfortunately the unit I have is single DIN, and it's dinged up and in rough condition externally.

Obviously, my memory ain't what it used to be. My apologies for perhaps getting your hopes up.

Good luck in your search.
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Re: ISO Radio/Cassette Player

Post by The Professor » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:22 am

Garyfsh, That's ok, thanks for looking!
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1987 Subaru RX 3-door, x2
1987 Subaru RX Type-RA 3-door
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2002 Subaru WRX sedan
2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

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Re: ISO Radio/Cassette Player

Post by The Professor » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:10 am

Still looking!
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1984 Subaru Turbo-Traction wagon & Turbo-Traction hardtop
1987 Subaru RX 3-door, x2
1987 Subaru RX Type-RA 3-door
1987 Toyota Tercel SR5 wagon
1999 Subaru Forester S
2002 Subaru WRX sedan
2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

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Re: ISO Radio/Cassette Player

Post by Hteverow » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:07 am

I've been looking for a new-old headunit as well, lately, but am putting off a purchase at the moment until I replace a few speakers.

Check these out--they might be right up your alley.

https://www.ebay.com/i/163200817813?chn=ps

https://www.ebay.com/i/273399124869?chn=ps

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