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Old 03-30-2008, 04:25 PM   #157
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1996 SVX L AWD
Laguna Blue Pearl


See discussion about aftermarket microphones here.

If you can find this, the Kenwood KNA-VC300 microphone has the correct 5-pin plug needed. I'll bet the mic works without any modification. This part does include a push-to-talk (or 'start voice recognition') switch. I don't know if the Impreza/Forester Navi will do anything with that (though the OEM mic does include a 2-pin socket wired to the same pins on the 5-pin plug as the VC300's pushbutton).

Picture on Crutchfield's site (item discontinued):

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Kenwood's installation manual:

Subaru's installation instructions for the 2008 OEM mic kit (P/N H0018FG300).

These kinds of 2-wire mics will not work for the Subaru 2011 OEM Kenwood Navi (and the 2008-2010 Navi HUs will not work with the 2011 Impreza and Forester OEM mics).

Originally Posted by bobaru View Post
What did you use for the connector? A DB9 or Serial? What part at Radio Shack?
I think he got the crimp-style DB-9 female for the pins, Catalog #: 276-1428

The pins look like this:

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