JDM Auto HVAC Control
In most Legacy/Outback models with automatic climate controls, those controls are integrated with the factory radio. Removing the radio means you lose your factory HVAC controls. The JDM "A/V Panel Set" provides a replacement HVAC control panel, along with a mounting kit to install an aftermarket double-DIN radio.
However, the JDM HVAC panel requires three signals that are not present on the factory "i88" harness in North American Legacys/Outbacks:
Note: In Legacy/Liberty/Outback models outside North America, the factory "i88" harness usually already has all the required signals. My i88 adapter is typically not needed. Please e-mail me if you're unsure.
Combine the i88 adapter with a 14-pin "forward" harness to install a new head unit. Mine is the only one that includes the Orange/White Dimmer or Illumination(–) wire (pin 7). The JDM panel requires this wire for its illumination to work. Special price $7.50 for the 14-pin harness when ordered with this JDM i88 adapter.
For more information, see this thread on the LegacyGT.com forums.
If your car has the factory Navigation system and you would like the ability to retain the audio prompts, e-mail me to learn more about additional wires you may want to include on the i88 adapter.
Does your car have audio controls on the steering wheel, aux input, or subwoofer speaker in the rear cargo area? Then you will probably also want another adapter to connect to your factory "i85" harness to retain those features. Please e-mail me for details.