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Old 04-05-2013, 04:22 PM   #428
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2011 WRX Limited 4dr


I will probably start my own thread, but I wanted to update my previous post with a couple of pictures. SVXdc's guides are as good as they get, but I think pictures like these would have helped a first timer like myself visualize everything.

I got all of the "dry" connections done while I wait for my soldering iron to arrive on Monday. There are 4 "items" that need to be connected in one way or another. The orientation in the picture below is as follows:

1. Upper-left: Axxess ASWC-1 (purchased from SVXdc)
2. Left: Pioneer Harness (comes with the head unit)
3. Right: 20-pin forward harness (purchased from SVXdc)
4. Lower-right: Parking brake bypass (purchased on ebay)

I cleaned up the 5-way ground connection a little bit:

Parking brake bypass' orientation and heatshrink. The white harness on the bottom is SVXdc's 20-pin forward.

A lot of unused wires from the ASWC-1:

I stripped an extra 1/4 - 1/2" from most of the wires. This seemed to make the twisting connections easier, but I'm sure it will leave me with a lot more soldering to do.

A couple of questions:

This is how I wired the parking brake wire from the pioneer harness to the bypass (it came with the red clamp pictured above by default). I figured I would leave most of the wire intact in case I needed to run it in a legit way to my parking brake for some reason. Am I better off shortening this so it goes straight from the pioneer harness to the bypass?

Lastly, I leave these two wires disconnected correct?

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