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Old 11-10-2018, 09:52 AM   #1601
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what are you trying to do?? is this for a factory radio swap?? or are you running aftermarket headunit??
He wrote me back.
Yeah I put in an after market radio, wanted to retain oem antenna.
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:19 PM   #1602
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Hi,
Is the install process for the 2018 Forester w/ HK:

1. Use the 2017 Forester firmware
2. bypass the ODB cable and use the two wires of of the Telematics unit?

Any update on the 2018 firmware?

Thanks,
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:51 AM   #1603
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It looks like it's tapped into the 12v wire as well. Thanks, I'll check that out.
Did you make it work ? I am in the same exact situation. I replaced the OEM Radio in my 2017 Forester with a Pioneer W4400NEX. Used RR Maestro and SU2 harness. Everything works good BUT poor FM reception. Any help will be great !

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Old 11-17-2018, 11:28 PM   #1604
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Did you make it work ? I am in the same exact situation. I replaced the OEM Radio in my 2017 Forester with a Pioneer W4400NEX. Used RR Maestro and SU2 harness. Everything works good BUT poor FM reception. Any help will be great !
I still haven't figured it out yet. I followed everyone's advice but every time I tap the wire, it blows the SU2's fuse. When HD radio comes on it's super clear. It's the standard radio signal that is crap.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:22 PM   #1605
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I still haven't figured it out yet. I followed everyone's advice but every time I tap the wire, it blows the SU2's fuse. When HD radio comes on it's super clear. It's the standard radio signal that is crap.
Yes, same here, it blows that fuse every time.
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Old 11-20-2018, 02:12 PM   #1606
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Yes, same here, it blows that fuse every time.
Glad I'm not the only one experiencing this. I've just learned to live with it.
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Old 11-20-2018, 03:43 PM   #1607
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He wrote me back.
Yeah I put in an after market radio, wanted to retain oem antenna.
That looks like one would be able to retain factory XM antenna with an adapter to go to an aftermarket SXM tuner. Crutchfield says that the adapter they have (idl's i-SAT adapter) is incompatible with the 18+ WRX, but that feeder cable makes me think otherwise. if you replace that feeder cable with the i-SAT adapter cable and plug that into the SXM tuner.

Which means not having to run an SXM antenna under the headliner and into the shark fin!
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:37 PM   #1608
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That looks like one would be able to retain factory XM antenna with an adapter to go to an aftermarket SXM tuner. Crutchfield says that the adapter they have (idl's i-SAT adapter) is incompatible with the 18+ WRX, but that feeder cable makes me think otherwise. if you replace that feeder cable with the i-SAT adapter cable and plug that into the SXM tuner.

Which means not having to run an SXM antenna under the headliner and into the shark fin!
For my 2017 Forester i used iDatalink ACC-SAT-TO2 and was able to retain gps and XM factory antennas. It was a perfect match.
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:44 PM   #1609
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For my 2017 Forester i used iDatalink ACC-SAT-TO2 and was able to retain gps and XM factory antennas. It was a perfect match.
So you were able to use the factory antenna to replace the one on your Avic? I rather do that if that's the case. Thankse.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:16 AM   #1610
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So you were able to use the factory antenna to replace the one on your Avic? I rather do that if that's the case. Thankse.
its under the toyota accesories on the maestro page
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:38 PM   #1611
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Has anyone tried the ACC-USB-SU2 cable to get the dual USB ports in the 2017 WRX and STIs? We can finally order one but not sure if the issue with those ports will still exists. Thanks.
http://maestro.idatalink.com/accesso...824/project/rr
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:14 AM   #1612
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I havenít used the idatalink adapter but every other adapter I have tried with the dual USBs in my 2016 FXT did not work. I ended up modifying the factory connector and soldering wires from a set of USB extension cables directly into the board.

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Old 01-31-2019, 01:21 PM   #1613
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Hey guys! So I have a 2018 STI Limited with HK and was looking into getting the Alpine iLX-107, Maestro RR, and SU2 harness. I was curious about if it would be worth it to replace the amp or if the stock HK amp is sufficient enough and just upgrading the HU will increase the quality of audio? Thanks!
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:38 PM   #1614
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Hey guys! So I have a 2018 STI Limited with HK and was looking into getting the Alpine iLX-107, Maestro RR, and SU2 harness. I was curious about if it would be worth it to replace the amp or if the stock HK amp is sufficient enough and just upgrading the HU will increase the quality of audio? Thanks!
I am looking to do the same. I just wanted to point out that the iLX-107 is a few years old and there were a ton of new wireless carplay headunits announced at CES this year. You may want to hold off for a few new 2019 models to come out.

https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/08...lay-receivers/

https://appleinsider.com/articles/19...7-inch-display
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:19 PM   #1615
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Ah, yes that makes sense. I just love how clean and simple the Alpine looks! Maybe the iLX-F309 would fit in our dash?

But still, I wonder about the performance of the HK amp.
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:26 PM   #1616
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Ah, yes that makes sense. I just love how clean and simple the Alpine looks! Maybe the iLX-F309 would fit in our dash?

But still, I wonder about the performance of the HK amp.
I liked the iLX 107 look too, but it doesn't do a regular Bluetooth connection (aside from carplay). Meaning that if I want to stream audio from my phone to the car and there isn't a specific carplay app for it, it wont work (eg third party podcast apps). It was the first wireless carplay HU to market. There are just better ones now.

I saw the F309 as well, but it looked like the screen would cover those AC vents right above the headunit. Also would likely cover the MFD toggle switch. I didn't do any measurements, this is just me eyeballing it.

I too am curious how people are doing with the HK amp and third party HUs. I too have a HK+nav setup.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:47 PM   #1617
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Hey all,
I've installed the Pioneer 4400 in my base 2017 WRX (no factory sound upgrades) using the following;
  • Scosche SU2031B
  • Maestro ADS-RR
  • Maestro HRN-RR-SU2
  • Metra AXSUBUSB
  • Metra 40-LX11 Antenna Adapter
This was the first installation I have ever done myself, and I didn't find it too challenging. Maestro lays out the most complicated part of the install very clearly, and its almost entirely plug any play. Getting the fitment of the DIN kit and the radio itself took a couple tries, but its not almost completely flush.

The sound quality is a huge upgrade from stock, and while I was looking at getting my speakers replaced at the same time, this upgrade alone will hold me for a while. Android Auto isn't perfect, but this is about as good an implementation of it as I have ever seen.

With that, I do have two questions for anyone on the forum who might have any clues;

First, my backup camera only works when the OBD reader is plugged in. I imagine that this is because Maestro installation is using the OBD port as a 6V power source for the camera. I have flashed the RR to disable any of the features that might need the OBD port, so I can't imagine that there's any other reason for this. Everything else works perfectly, steering wheel controls, AUX port, everything.

If it is using the OBD for the 6V power, is there any (easy) way to hard-wire in a 12V-6V step down with the HRN-RR-SU2 installation I have?

Second, when I first installed the radio I would constantly get an error in Android Auto about the head unit not being able to detect the vehicle speed, saying that it would begin calibration. Problem is, no matter how long I would drive around calibration would never complete, and I cannot click past the error message to use android auto. I have double and triple checked the speed-pulse connection coming from the car, checked every other semi-related connection and nothing. My fix for the time being is to unplug the GPS connection in the back, because that throws an error message that I can bypass. Is there anything else I should check in relation to the headunit not getting the speed pulse (or whatever) from the car?

Thanks!
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