Pioneer avicw8400 in 17 forester with HK non nav

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Pioneer avicw8400 in 17 forester with HK non nav

Post by Voyles » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:26 pm

I’m about to purchase a new pioneer avicw8400 for my 17 forester xt with HK. Since the pioneer doesan’t have a dedicated blue antenna power wire, do I hook it up with a amp turn on wire or leave it unhooked and does the RR turn on the power antenna/.
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Re: Pioneer avicw8400 in 17 forester with nav.

Post by billr » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:36 am

you can connect the Blue wire to the amp turn on wire of the Pioneer (blue/white), that will be fine.
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Re: Pioneer avicw8400 in 17 forester with HK non nav

Post by Voyles » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:31 pm

I have an additional wiring question. In the installation for the RR, I see an Aux cable and and audio cable connection. The Pioneer has a hard wired remote input directly on the back and a AUX input. What cable goes where? Do I need both?

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Re: Pioneer avicw8400 in 17 forester with HK non nav

Post by Dara DeGrand » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:22 am

In your application, you actually don't need to install the audio cable. You can forego installing that, and put the aux cable to the aux input of the Pioneer.
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Re: Pioneer avicw8400 in 17 forester with HK non nav

Post by Voyles » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:22 am

Thanks.
Just to confirm what I understand.
1. I don't use the audio cable that goes from the Maestro RR module to the radio.
2. I only have to use the AUX cable that comes from the su2 harness and plug that into the Pioneer radio.
3. I plug the AUX cable into the "AUX in" that is a harness off the head unit. Does this also mean I don't need the hard wired remote port on the backside of the unit?
4. Is it also an assumption that I will no longer have an usable AUX cable for anything else?


I have three additional questions:
1. A plug/harness: The SU2 harness comes with the blue connectors plugged in out of the box. The directions for the 16-18 (7 inch screen and HK) have the A plug/harness have that blue connection to it. Do I unplug the “out of box” plugged setup in blue and put one to the a plug/harness?

2. Blue-power antenna wire: Previously, Bill stated I could tap this wire with the blue/white wire together with the radio’s only blue/white wire. Pioneer doesn’t have a power antenna wire (blue), only amp lead one (blue white). Is it also safe to use the Maestro RR blue wire to the Maestro RR accessory + wire(red) to power the antenna and keep the Maestro RR blue/white wire to pioneer blue white? I’ve heard Subaru’s antennas don’t work right if under 12v.

3. Do I leave the green plugs left unplugged?

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Re: Pioneer avicw8400 in 17 forester with HK non nav

Post by Dara DeGrand » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:38 am

1, 2, and 3 : Yes.
4. This aux cable is retaining your factory aux port in the console. When you plug into the aux in the console, switch your Pioneer to the aux source, and it will work like factory.

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