2017 Forester XT w/Nav and HK Audio - Need to verify a few things for install

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Jon 2017 FXT
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2017 Forester XT w/Nav and HK Audio - Need to verify a few things for install

Post by Jon 2017 FXT » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:12 pm

Hi,
I've been doing copious research/reading and am just about ready to "pull the trigger" on a head unit upgrade on my FXT. I have a couple questions I'm hoping I can get some answers to before I click the "Buy Now" button.

Here is my planned install:
1304400NEX Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX
794HRRSU2 iDatalink HRN-RR-SU2
794ADSMRR iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR
142SU2031B Scosche SU2031B Subaru Kit
12040LX11 Toyota & Lexus antenna adapter
APSUUSB2 Dual USB Aux Adapter for Subaru Forester (to retain 1 of the 2 center armrest USB and AUX)

Here are my questions:
1) I assume I'll need to use/wire in the Pioneer microphone and not use the factory one with the upgrade. Is that correct?
2) I assume the Maestro will supply 6v to the factory backup camera and I won't need to purchase a step-down converter. Right?
3) With this setup and the workarounds, I assume I'll have everything I had with the factory audio setup (minus one USB input) and all the extras from the Maestro. Right?
4) Am I missing anything else (major) for the install? I don't think so.

That's it. Many thanks for the input.

Jon

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Re: 2017 Forester XT w/Nav and HK Audio - Need to verify a few things for install

Post by Dara DeGrand » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:32 pm

1) Yes.
2) Yes. You do not need a stepdown converter.
3) Yes, with the exception of your factory XM. It is built into the OEM radio, so it cannot be retained.
4) If you wish to have satellite radio, you would need to add an aftermarket satellite tuner.
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Re: 2017 Forester XT w/Nav and HK Audio - Need to verify a few things for install

Post by Jon 2017 FXT » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:37 am

Thank you. That's what I figured! Off to Amazon!
Jon

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