Kenwood DMX906S on Subaru Outback 2010 w/o navigation

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Kenwood DMX906S on Subaru Outback 2010 w/o navigation

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Hi
I want to install the Kenwood DMX906S on my 2010 Subaru outback w/o navigation, nor HK Audio, nor bluetooth (the simplest radio with 6cd changer),
1. Will the Maestro RR provide the needed VSS signal from the OBD2 connection if I use the SU1 harness with
the Maestro?
2. Will it provide the emergency break signal?
3. The Illumination signal?
4. The reverse light signal?
Thank you
Yuval Golan
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Re: Kenwood DMX906S on Subaru Outback 2010 w/o navigation

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Yes to everything.
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Re: Kenwood DMX906S on Subaru Outback 2010 w/o navigation

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Thank you
So ordered
Will post results
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Re: Kenwood DMX906S on Subaru Outback 2010 w/o navigation

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Good day to all and happy halloween!
I finally got to install the Kenwood DMX906S with the Maestro RR and the SU1 harness on my 2010 Subaru Outback 3.6 Premium Japanese made European model.
Everything works well. Note there is no tyre pressure info on this model year. Also, in the meantime the new Kenwood firmware no longer needs VSS to allow for wireless Apple CarPlay.
I did not connect any cameras yet, as I have this covered independently via a dual (front and rear with parking assistance) DVR system. But before installation I checked the rear camera with reverse signal, and it works fine.
The Sound is great. The Kenwood is excellent. The Maestro behaved exactly as expected. Everything was perfect right from the start. I did spend time on soldiering 17 wires between the Maestro harness and the Kenwood HU, but it was the right thing to do to avoid bulky, cumbersome connections.
There was a moment of frustration that was caused by connecting the RED OBDII connector ( used for manual gearshift Subarus) to the Maestro, instead of the Black, but once it was corrected, everything was flawless.
Surprisingly the Kenwood HU has Hebrew user interface and menus. This is important even if I do not use it because it means that the HU has fonts in Hebrew for Contacts, Calendar and other items. Arabic is also present as well as many other languages.
Interestingly, I guess because of marketing issues, the FM radio is with the uneven frequency steps, but this is not so crucial anymore as it is possible to use any of the Internet radio stations apps via CarPlay or Android Auto. So for all of you from Europe, Africa, The Middle East or Asia, where HUs do not support Maestro RR, but your car make, model and year, appear in iDataLink site data base, this is your way to enjoy the technology, provided you have a HU that supports Maestro RR (Kenwood, Alpine, Pioneer etc).
With this installation I also used the Metra Antenna extension and DashKit. As this Kenwood HU is a little too deep for the space, I had to remove a plastic bar to allow it to fit properly.

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