To obtain the bracket I need, it would cost more than a new stereo, and it would be shipped from Japan and probably take an eternity to arrive. I only had 3 colors of wire! I figured out which model I needed and I scoured ebay for a few weeks until I finally found it. It comes with a aux jack, usb and 30 pin iphone jack this might have changed. I have no idea if the impreza shares the same plug or not, but if you find out that it does, then you can also get a plug from that. If you were on the fence, dive in and you may be surprised.
Nice car but the adding an audio aux jack will be the second modification, right after adding a second surface mount 12vdc power tap. My effort to add an auxiliary audio input and possibly bluetooth to my 06 Legacy Outback has become one of the biggest hassles of my adult life. You only really need the physical plug. I used a tiny flat screwdriver and pried on them carefully, and eventually they snap loose from the board. Or do those things just use one stereo line which is sent to Front and Rear equally? What I need is an i85 adapter.
Here are some threads I have read thoroughly, so please do not link to them as being solutions. I appreciate any and all input. I opted for an aftermarket board that wedges between the ribbon cable and the socket it plugs into. This solution seems perfect except for one little issue - I cannot seem to track down the wire that connects an aux input to the head unit. You should practice soldering very tiny connections first if you have no experience. The Left and Right radio output legs were carefully clipped and bent outwards. I held the ground wire to the casing and touched each leg of the radio module with the audio out wire until I heard sweet crystal clear audio from the Zune coming out of the car speakers.
However, charging my mp3 player from car power gives an unpleasant hum on the speakers. I'm wondering if the out pins should be on the bottom pins and the in to the top pins? The first one broke cleanly, which solved my problem, so I did the same thing with the second one as well. Since these are the contacts touching the headphone jack from the phone or iPod, should these be he Aux-in L and R wires going to the radio module? By thw way, awesome post and complete tutorial. Once he identified the radio module, he was able to locate the left an right input pins through trial and error. And if you increase the volume - the sound of radio channel becomes clearer without jack If jack unplugged - radio works without problems.
It consists of one main board, and the cd changer part has a ribbon cable that plugs into the main board. My outback has 'dual zone climate control', which means the climate controls are connected to the headunit. Seems like Turns July 2012 above had the exact same issue and was down to inexact soldering on the radio module. Anonymous Well, I went through this closely and something is wrong. Just got back from my road trip and it worked great, the only problem was a bit of a high pitched whine as mentioned in the comments above when either the Zune or iPhone was plugged into the 12v inverter. And maybe it because of connector - if jack plugged it disconnected some contacts inside but these contacts still near each other so maybe its good idea to use two switch for R and L channels instead such connector. He did all on the inside with 5 strand shielded wire which he insisted was a really good idea.
I went back in a cleaned up the solder on the return connection that had contacted the next pin over on the right out. All wiring done as instructed but seems like I've got an incomplete stereo seperation between Left and Right channels. I've tried a couple of devices phone, iPod, etc. Pulling it apart to examine the radio is the next step. I have read them over and over and still have issues. This is the way to go! I could have taken the entire cubby out and thinned it from the back if I wanted it to be a bit cleaner look. So what am I actually asking? I have read elsewhere that the adapter wire this ae64.
Thought that was a little funny, was expecting a garbled mix. This guy at seems to have exactly what I need, but he has not responded. Ill have to see if i can get to messing around this weekend and let everyone know what I come up with Good point about the interference. Did it in 1970, is my dads Olds, some things never change. Have done this or simular in a few different cars. He carefully soldered a 3.
All i have access to is the underside of the board where the through hold pins are available, but no board traces. I kept my cables neat- 90 degree connectors, and they protrude just enough to reach the mount. I did it on my aftermarket Alpine face by hooking up a switch to it. I would guess that clipping the power pin to the tuner I have no idea where this is would shut down the whole thing. They might as well just call it a goddamn 'widget'. Outbacks without the dual zone controls can replace the headunit with an aftermarket model relatively easily with a cheap bracket. After seeing that same post, I also took my radio apart.