Aftermarket headunit installation guide

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Re: Aftermarket headunit installation guide

Postby aag321 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:48 pm

It would appear so! Cable and the colors were exactly the same.

A bit more modification was required to fit the new deck. I'll be doing a write up soon when its 100% up and running. I have everything working now bar the actual reversing camera, I think its not getting power at this stage.

This page was pretty useful for pin out so far. This combined with some service manuals i was able to figure most of it out. ... nector.htm

Thanks again for your write up!
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Re: Aftermarket headunit installation guide

Postby Tresidder17 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:50 pm

Ah nice, i'll be interested to read your write up.

As for the reverse camera, I wouldn't have much knowledge as I still haven't installed one for myself. Definitely include it in your write up when you get it sorted out.
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Re: Aftermarket headunit installation guide

Postby scotti » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:11 pm

Great Details. Generally can you advise if its possible to power up (bench test) a gen 5 head unit as a stand alone unit. Its a McIntosh Clarion Y39-5920-21 and QX-3503F-A.
With 20 pin socket on the unit. I want to test its operation without SWC or amp or any other incidentals. Thanks Ian.
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Re: Aftermarket headunit installation guide

Postby zoliberty » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:23 pm

I picked up a Kenwood 8018s, I seem to have one blue wire with a yellow stripe labelled Steering Wheel Remote Input, not sure on what other wire I need to use that comes out of the HU as they're not labelled. If I was to use the 3.5mm option, which 2 wires do I use as I doubt that not all plugs have the same colour wires. Also, instead of looking around the steering column, isn't it possible to just connect to a plug behind the HU? I've had a look as this , the 20 pin is for 09 plus models? So I need the 8 pin plug?
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Re: Aftermarket headunit installation guide

Postby bigBADbenny » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:22 am

I was reading on an 86/brz forum where the smaller plug pinout matched a section of the larger socket and was simply inserted in the correct spot. In this thread:

Otherwise, a quick site specific search with keywords should get your result: ... 07MNWGGbfw

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