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Old 09-06-2019, 09:40 PM   #1626
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Add me to the list of people with poor reception with the Metra 40-LX11. TONS of static and barely any HD radio stations. Even the small trees around my apartment complex gives me a ton of static, which never happened with the stock HU.

I also have poor sound quality overall. It sounds great when the car is parked but when it's moving, it sounds much worse. Not as loud, deep, or clear. I thought it was road noise covering up the sound at first but after a few days of driving around and even putting my hand on the speaker grill as the car is in motion, it's definitely not road noise.

This is all on a Kenwood DMX906S. I am not using the OBD2 plug from the Maestro RR and am wondering if that has anything to do with it. You would think it would only affect gauges and diagnostic info and not sound quality itself, but you never know. From what I've read, it looks like OBD2 splitters don't work with the AccessPort unfortunately, which I would prefer to have plugged into the OBD2 at all times rather than the Maestro cable.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:59 AM   #1627
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Add me to the list of people with poor reception with the Metra 40-LX11. TONS of static and barely any HD radio stations. Even the small trees around my apartment complex gives me a ton of static, which never happened with the stock HU.

I also have poor sound quality overall. It sounds great when the car is parked but when it's moving, it sounds much worse. Not as loud, deep, or clear. I thought it was road noise covering up the sound at first but after a few days of driving around and even putting my hand on the speaker grill as the car is in motion, it's definitely not road noise.

This is all on a Kenwood DMX906S. I am not using the OBD2 plug from the Maestro RR and am wondering if that has anything to do with it. You would think it would only affect gauges and diagnostic info and not sound quality itself, but you never know. From what I've read, it looks like OBD2 splitters don't work with the AccessPort unfortunately, which I would prefer to have plugged into the OBD2 at all times rather than the Maestro cable.
To add to that, I was having a lot of Canbus errors (like 39) and some stumbling in the 2000-3500 rpm range that Subaru thought was due to my Maestro RR with OBD-II but couldn't pinpoint the problem with my 2017 WRX. The stumbling started about 10 months after my Maestro install, and everything was fine before that, so I told them I didn't think that was the issue.

They cleared the codes and asked me to try it without the OBD-II plugged in, but the WRX ran fine after they did that and I had to plug the OBD-II back in to have my backup camera again. Stopped by my installer who says he's never heard of the Maestro data link causing can bus errors and to not worry about it.

No problem after several weeks driving it, so I'm not going to worry about it, but I had thought up until that point that the OBD-II connection was optional and that I didn't need to use it, only to find out I lose a lot when I disconnect my Maestro RR from the port.
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:54 PM   #1628
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Hi

I have an 2008 impreza OBS. Its pre-wired from the factory with a satellite antenna and i just got the satellite module for it. I see the female cable from the harness behind my factory head unit. I want to connect the factory harness to the oem sat receiver (which then plugs into the factory head unit)

It seems i need this cable:



Anyone know where i can buy one? i've been searching everywhere. From an earlier page of this thread i found this link but its restricted to dealers and distributors:

https://www.pacparts.com/part.cfm?sku=930760998577

Also of note, the female end of my oem harness connector looks slightly different, notice the offset teeth on the connector here? This is what the female end on mine would match up to. The receiver end is still the pink Fakra connector.

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