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Category: Australia Car
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Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing various model vehicles with some certifications and training.
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I have a 2012 outback imported secondhand from Japan so has

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I have a 2012 outback imported secondhand from Japan so has the Japanese radio and navigation system. If I take off a cover on the front of the radio unit below the cd disk slot there is a module that can be removed. My question is can this module be swapped for a english New Zealand version. The current screen has a lot of english so the radio etc is easily used but the nav system is for Japan only.
JA: Is this an aftermarket stereo, or did it come with the car?
Customer: It is the original stereo unit.
JA: Are you fixing your Outback yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Other than removing the cover as mentioned to expose the removable unit I have done nothing else.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Thats all
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Pete replied 10 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

In some cases this can be done.You would need to speak with a dealer to see if they have the component you need to make this work as well as find out what all is needed to make this work.The dealer may also have to program the electronics in your vehicle for the country it is in now for this to work properly as I have seen done before.Speaking with the dealer so they can check the VIN and the options is the best choice here to find out what all needs done to make this work.

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Thanks Pete