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Old 12-08-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default Stereo Wire Harness repair help

I am trying to repair my stereo wire harness with Metra 71-8901 Reverse Wiring Harness since the dealer butchered the OEM harness when they installed the old head unit.

I have connected all the wirings except one thinner black wire, I have no clue what this leads to... should I just connect it to ground? like the thicker black wire?

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:42 PM   #2
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Can't say 100%, don't know what year you are dealing with... Most if not all Subies have both a chassis ground and a harness ground...

I can say the orange wire in the center of the pic looks like it's got something sharp under the heatshrink... you should always cut/grind/file any sharps off before heatshrink or tape, eventually it'll work its way through and cause shorts... jus an FYI..
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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It would also be helpful to post what year is the car too.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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Probably a ground
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