Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Amp

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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby GTbee » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:49 am

Does the factory setup use a standard coaxisl plug for the aerial, or is an adapter of some kind required?

Thanks for such an informative thread.
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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby GTbee » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:10 pm

GTbee wrote:Does the factory setup use a standard coaxial plug for the aerial, or is an adapter of some kind required?


I noticed that some versions of the Mac have the standard antenna plug.

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However I just realised that after reviewing a few threads the JDM 2 din fascia kit, apparently has the necessary adapters, if needed included.

I have this kit still in the box and checked the contents and sure enough, the adapters were included. :D
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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby tssfka » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:24 pm

GTbee wrote:Does the factory setup use a standard coaxisl plug for the aerial, or is an adapter of some kind required?


I bought an adaptor off ebay for mine.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271355706729?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby tssfka » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:34 pm

I found my notes for the pinouts for the main harness that supplies power to the head unit.

The connector is a white plastic 14 pin rectangular connector.

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The pinouts are (looking at the connector from the car harness):

1 2 3 |_| 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

1 - Illumination 12v (purple/grey)
2 - Ignition 12v (Green)
3 - Steering wheel controls + (purple/white)
4 - NC
5 - NC
6 - Memory Power 12v (blue/red)
7 - Dimmer for illumination vairable voltage (black/white)
8 - NC
9 - Steering wheel controls - (orange/white)
10 - Accessories 12v (yellow red)
11 - Ground (black)
12 - NC
13 - NC
14 - Battery 12v (yellow/black)
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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby tssfka » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:54 pm

Updated some of the previous posts with photos, see page 1.

If anyone knows the pinouts from the nav unit to the PF-2824I please share.
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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby scottb721 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:52 pm

Thanks for that. Tomorrow I'm going to run the accessory 12v through a phone mute relay. Hopefully that's enough to power down the HU.
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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby zoliberty » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:21 pm

Hey tssfka, how did the install end up going? I purchased a Spec.B recently. I quite like the sound of the oem speakers and amp. I'm just going to purchase the JDM DZ fascia and maybe purchase a pre-made harness or make it. I've salvaged my old Autobarn harness from the Gen 3 Liberty which helped with connecting the Alpine 9857 with the factory plugs.

I hope all but the audio wires are correct and if I have to I'll make a Line Out plug from the Alpine hu to the Din.

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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby mr_sinistah » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:09 pm

Please get new speakers, I got Polk MM6501 and have not looked back. DB6501 also good. Hell, anything is better than those paper crusted weather torn McIntosh speakers. Open up your door cards and I guaranteed they will crumble at first touch.
Do yourself a favour!!!!!!!!
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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby zoliberty » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:09 pm

mr_sinistah wrote:Please get new speakers, I got Polk MM6501 and have not looked back. DB6501 also good. Hell, anything is better than those paper crusted weather torn McIntosh speakers. Open up your door cards and I guaranteed they will crumble at first touch.
Do yourself a favour!!!!!!!!


haha, interestingly that kind of happened to my Gen 3 RX, after a few slams of the door (passenger side), the speaker started to sound weird. It was the foam surround which karked it. It tore away like bread when you pinched it.
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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby tssfka » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:24 pm

Ok so I should have added these pics before.

Before and after photos of my single DIN fascia mod. The end one is a little rough because I never got around to making the silver trim fit snug enough and the matt vinyl covering on the fascia is getting a little old but you'll get the picture...

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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby zoliberty » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:58 pm

Thanks for the pics. So is the plastic faceis removable on the Mc HU/HVAC? and you simply chopped off the temp section of the after market fascia and cut off the top (hu) half of the plastic off on the Mc and combined the two and vinyl-ed the whole lot?

Not sure if I can press the Buy It now price of $436 for the JDM fascia.
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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby zoliberty » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:16 am

Well thanks tssfka, all sorted. Pita but happy. I didn't bother with the steering controls.

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The wires in the Din cable are ridiculously thin, a few strands per insulated wire.

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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby SVXdc » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:30 am

A few corrections/clarifications to tssfka's 14-pin harness pin-out:
tssfka wrote:...
The pinouts are (looking at the connector from the car harness):

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 1  2  3 |___|  4  5  6
 7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14


1 - Illumination 12v (Violet/Grey)
2 - "Bright Mode" (Night Illumination Dimness Cancellation) (Green)
3 - Steering wheel controls + (Violet/White)
4 - NC
5 - NC
6 - +12V Battery (Constant on / Memory Power) (Blue/Red)
7 - Dimmer for illumination variable voltage (Black/White)
8 - NC
9 - Steering wheel controls - (Orange/White)
10 - +12V Accessory (key-switched) (Yellow/Red)
11 - Ground (Black)
12 - NC
13 - NC
14 - Power Antenna (Yellow/Black)

While the +12V Battery lead does maintain the radio's memories (e.g., radio station presets), it's also used as the main power supply (higher current). The +12V Accessory lead is just used to signal the radio when you've turned the ignition key to "ACC" or "ON".

Pin 2 is the signal that will return the factory radio's illumination to daytime brightness even when your headlights are on. No aftermarket HU can use this, but it's possible to whip up your own circuit to use this in conjunction with the illumination(+) signal to accomplish the same function.

Pin 14 provides +12V power to the car's FM antenna booster amplifier (or the control signal for a motorized antenna, in older models). Subaru's antenna boosters don't perform well with anything below 12V, so you should use a voltmeter to check what your aftermarket HU does. If it's less than 12V, connect this lead to the RED +12V Acc. lead instead (on your aftermarket wire harness).
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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby AndySTi » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:56 am

Hi guys - sorry for the grave dig. The info in this thread has been super helpful - thank you.

I've got a question regarding the 20-pin pigtail connector and getting it connected to the pre-amp outputs of my Kenwood HU (DDX9018DABS). I haven't done this kind of stuff before so I'm a bit stuck - I'm not sure what wires to run to each pre-amp output on the headunit (outputs are below):

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A couple of questions:
  • Would I run pins 17 & 18 from the pigtail to an RCA and then to the Front Left premap output?
  • How should I run pins 2 & 3 (subwoofer) to the preamp outputs on the HU?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Solved - Liberty 3.0R MY07 with Aftermarket HU to Mac Am

Postby Tresidder17 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:50 pm

Have you had a read of this?:
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