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Old 06-13-2016, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default Differences between 2015 & 2016 WRX Kicker Subwoofer

Hi all,

I'm looking into purchasing a used 2015 kicker subwoofer for my '17 base WRX. From research, it looks like the 2015/2016 kicker subwoofers have different part numbers because the harness connection to the radio is different. However does anyone know if the female plug on the subwoofers is the same between the two, and that the only difference is the harness connection into the radio? This way i can save some coin by buying the '15 subwoofer used and getting the right 2016+ harness directly from subaru.

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Edit: see below for the confirmed part numbers. The subwoofer between the 15 and 16+ WRX's are the same, its just the harness that goes from the subwoofer to the HU that is different. Part numbers for the subwoofer with harness, or just the harness itself are listed below.

2015 Subwoofer/Harness#:H630SFJ200 or Harness Only: ??
2016+ Subwoofer/Harness#:H630SFJ301 or Harness Only: H630SFG810

Optional: Subwoofer bass limiter: H630SFJ400
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:30 PM   #2
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Hi all,

I'm looking into purchasing a used 2015 kicker subwoofer for my '17 base WRX. From research, it looks like the 2015/2016 kicker subwoofers have different part numbers because the harness connection to the radio is different. However does anyone know if the female plug on the subwoofers is the same between the two, and that the only difference is the harness connection into the radio? This way i can save some coin by buying the '15 subwoofer used and getting the right 2016+ harness directly from subaru.

2015 Part #:H630SFJ200
2016 Part #:H630SFJ301

Lastly, i'm assuming that the 2016 subwoofer will fit in a 2017. Can someone confirm if this is not the case?

Thanks in advance!
Those subs are WAY over priced for what they are. Just have a system put in your car professionally...

I went with the Harmon/Kardons from the factory and I'm extremely happy with how they sound
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:38 PM   #3
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Those subs are WAY over priced for what they are. Just have a system put in your car professionally...

I went with the Harmon/Kardons from the factory and I'm extremely happy with how they sound
Yes - if buying new then the subs are pretty overpriced. But at used prices they are a bargain IMO. Additionally i prefer the factory fitment of the sub over having a random box in your trunk.

My '15 WRX has the HK system, and while it works great, is way overpriced IMO which is why i didn't opt for it in the '17.
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You should be able to buy a 2016 harness (or the previous gen "Navi" harness) and use it with the 2015 Kicker sub

Subaru sells a bass limiter (Part # H630SFJ400) that is compatible with the BRZ, Impreza, Crosstrek, WRX, WRX STI, older generation Impreza, Impreza WRX, Impreza WRX STI etc.

Part Info:
http://parts.subaru.com/p/Subaru__/S...630SFJ400.html
http://subaruonlineparts.com/subaru-...er-p-3930.html

Install guide:
http://stis.subaru.com/proxy/78203/p...assLimiter.pdf

As you can tell, the plugs are the same on both sides (sub end of the harness and plug from the sub amp). This is because the only difference between all these Kicker sub versions is the enclosure and HU harness (20 pin or 10+6 pin)

Hope this helps
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:15 PM   #5
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Yes the sub is the same, fits over 50 models of subaru's. The only thing different is the harness.

I got the kicker sub brand new off eBay for 350.
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Thanks everyone, much appreciated!
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:18 PM   #7
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Would anyone be able to confirm the harness p/n needed for a 16+ wrx? I found h630sfg810 online but wanted to get a second confirmation. I saw "H630SFJ301" in Ivan's build thread, but thats the p/n for the whole subwoofer kit
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Thanks for all that helped. Just confirmed that for the 2016+ WRX's, if you just need the subwoofer harness, the PN is H630SFG810. Updated original post, hopefully it helps others in the future.
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