Subaru Fujitsu Ten
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|A)||Subaru 20-pin "forward" harness, including 3 SWC wires and illumination(–) lead (and also VSS and "bright" mode signal, in some cases)|
|Your car's factory radio power/speaker harness will plug into this|
|B)||16-pin "forward" harness, with mic and aux wires (and also reverse gear and/or h/k remote turn-on, in some cases)|
|Your car's factory mic/aux harness will plug into this|
|C)||28-pin reverse harness, with mic, aux, SWC, and a few other signal wires|
|Plugs into socket on FT nav HU|
Price: Approximately $40 to $50 (depends on car and FT models, including whether either has h/k)
Power/speaker harness, including illumination(–) lead. Plugs into FT nav HU
Price: $8 (or $10 with lead for amp remote turn-on output, if applicable)
For FT HU's camera and parking brake inputs.
At a bare minimum, you'll want the parking brake lead grounded, to prevent the FT HU from locking out movie video display and some menus/functions. Price for a harness with only that one wire (looped onto a pin that provides ground) is $10. You can easily add the extra parts to that harness later to connect a rear camera.
For a complete 16-pin rear camera harness, see information and prices on this page.
Has female Subaru USB socket (Hirose style), connects to car's factory USB harness (the end currently plugged into rear of non-nav OEM HU) and converts to standard male USB 'A' plug. Cable length (between the two connectors) is 15 cm (~6"). Price $12.
Note: 2014-up Forester and 2015-up WRX & STi already have a Toyota-style plug on the factory USB harness, so those cars do not need this or next item.
Converts from standard female USB 'A' socket to male Toyota USB plug. Connects between Subaru USB adapter and USB socket on rear of FT nav HU. Cable length (between the two connectors) is 15 cm (~6"). Price $12.
Idea: If you would rather bypass your car's factory USB socket and want to connect something straight into the rear of the HU (perhaps an MP3 player that you leave in the glove box or in the "cubby" below the radio), you can use just this reverse Toyota USB adapter, and skip the Subaru USB adapter. You may need to add a USB 'A' male-female extension cable, depending on how far away you need to reach.
AM/FM antenna adapter. Has female Motorola socket and reverse Toyota/Lexus style antenna plug. Connects between car's factory antenna cable (which has a male Motorola plug) to socket on rear of FT nav HU. Price $10.
Parts I don't have, which you'll need to obtain yourself:
Antennas for some Eclipse HUs have the proper connector. Technically, the connector is made by Sumitomo, in their "HFC" series (High Frequency Connector). The antenna's connector has a Sumitomo female housing F(6098-2724) "Atype" (but you won't see any GPS antenna manufacturers mention that number). Sumitomo considers it "female" because the center contact is a receptacle. The connector on the rear of the HU has a male terminal in the center. That can get confusing, since the antenna connector's housing plugs into the HU's connector.
Here's a GPS antenna on eBay from a US vendor, with a good picture of the plug (I know very little about that vendor or the reliability of their antennas). I've seen others on eBay with the same Eclipse plug, including vendors in China.
You can also order the OEM GPS antenna from a Subaru parts vendor. Incidentally, the older OEM Kenwood nav HUs use the same connector for their GPS antenna input, and the same antennas work in both types of HUs.
This is slightly trickier, since it must have a plug to fit the FT nav HU's socket. Again, it is a Sumitomo, HFC series connector. The car's connector has Sumitomo female housing F(6098-2961) "Btype" (but as with the GPS antenna, you won't see any sat radio antenna manufacturers mention that number).
Before you start searching for vendors who sell Sumitomo parts, be aware that the above housing is just one of 5 pieces that comprise the complete female connector assembly. Plus you would need some very specialized crimp tools. You'll be better off finding an off-the-shelf cable that already has the proper connector (even if you have to graft the coax cable onto another cable).
If your car has a sat radio tuner from the factory, you'll have a factory sat radio antenna. In some recent models, that is on the roof (in some cases part of a combined AM/FM/sat antenna). On other models, an OEM sat antenna is stuck inside the windshield, at the upper right corner.
In some Subaru models, the sat antenna cable that is plugged into the OEM HU or OEM accessory tuner module has a round SMB connector inside a plastic FAKRA shroud. You may be able to replace the final segment (which Subaru calls a "feeder cord") with an alternate OEM piece that has the necessary square Sumitomo connector. I'm investigating OEM feeder cords that may work for some models. Otherwise, you'll need to find an aftermarket adapter, or fabricate one.
In any case, you'll need to determine what part(s) you need. At this point, the only other information I have is in this post.
The map data is on an SD card. Your FT nav HU should include the one provided by Subaru (check with the seller to be sure).
Important: Subaru's FT nav HUs have different SD cards for the different car models and years. A map SD card will not work in the wrong HU model! So if you find an FT nav head unit being sold without its SD card, you must find the appropriate card. Check with a Subaru dealer to obtain the part number. You'll need to tell them the Subaru part number for the FT nav (or you may instead be able to give them the VIN for the car from which the FT HU was taken).
I don't have any map data myself, and haven't looked into where you can purchase newer versions or what is the cost.
You will need to solder or crimp the 10- and 6-pin power/speaker harnesses to the respective wires on my 20-pin harness (14 junctions). Sorry, but I currently don't have time to do this for you.
In cars with the OEM h/k amp, you'll need to connect a lead for the remote turn-on signal to the amp. I'll provide more details where applicable (but most cars and FT nav HUs don't have or need this).
You'll also need to connect these signal wires (only in car models which do not have these present on any of the factory radio harnesses) by tapping into factory wires located in the passenger footwell:
If installing an FT nav HU from a BRZ or Toyota, you will need to add a resistor to the aux enable wire (which runs between the HU's 28-pin socket and the Subaru's 16-pin aux/mic harness). The resistor must be connected in series (cut the wire I provide, and solder the resistor between the two cut ends). The resistor value should ideally be 2.7K ohms, but any value between about 2K and 5K will work.
Physical installation is fairly easy — open dash, remove your OEM HU, install FT nav HU using my harnesses.
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