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Old 01-16-2019, 06:57 PM   #1
chiefhandker
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Default Seicane Android Headunit in 2015 STI with Harmon Kardon

Here are some tips for installing a Seicane Head Unit in a 2015 STI with Harmon Kardon. My headunit was a FV629US. I chose the Seicane unit from this link. https://www.seicane.com/android-2014...-obdii-s169208

Overall not too bad, but after installing I didn't have any audio.

I found that you need to signal the Amp to turn on. To do this you use the blue auto-ant wire from the Seicane harness and tap into the pink wire in the Subaru 10-pin harness.

I also needed to make my own RCA to speaker wire cables to feed a low signal to the speakers.

The RCA side outer wires are the Negative, the inner wire is Positive. Make 100% certain there isnít even a hair of the outside shield that can make contact with the inner wire.

Make sure to solder all connections for reliability.

The kit didnít come with a microphone so I needed to order that separate.

Sound quality is MUCH improved, plus I can now run Waze on the big screen. Iím also hoping the phone call quality will be improved as my stock one was not great.

Pictures here.
https://imgur.com/a/98PfGaK
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:35 PM   #2
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Default Some questions

I am sorry to bother, but is there a way you could explain a little more in detail. If you don't mind... I got a few questions too
  1. First, did you use Harness 1 or Harness 2 per Seicane website?
  2. Did you buy a mic from Amazon?
  3. For the way, you explain it seems like you didn't use at all the RCA cable from Seicane. Is the cable not suit to even be modified? I only asked since I also got the Digital TV tuner
  4. Did you use any other forums or how to that helped you with this?
  5. Finally, the pink cable has a tap, where did you buy it?

Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:41 AM   #3
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Default Radio ID

So how can you tell if the radio I have is a Harmon Kardon System? I have a 17 WRX but it has no logos saying harmon kardon but it's the large touch screen, is this radio even compatible with mine, or do I still have to tap into everything else?

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Old 02-08-2019, 09:16 AM   #4
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So how can you tell if the radio I have is a Harmon Kardon System? I have a 17 WRX but it has no logos saying harmon kardon but it's the large touch screen, is this radio even compatible with mine, or do I still have to tap into everything else?
Then you don't have the Harmon Kardon system. Trust me, if you have it then you'd know.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:49 AM   #5
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Large speaker (sub) on rear shelf is easy way to tell, plus Harmon Kardon logo on lower front door speakers.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:41 PM   #6
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Are you running Waze on the head unit or your phone? If on the HU, how are you getting data? I don't have a hotspot plan and was thinking about an android HU vs a standard HU with android auto.

I like using android auto on my wife's pioneer and my phone and know they have done some work on an android auto client for the android head units over at XDA but don't know how well that is working yet.
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