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    Question on aftermarket head unit

    I hope someone out there can help me on this. I purchased a new head unit today and when installing it, I noticed that the wiring harness I bought had a black wire on it that said "Subaru only." Does that mean I connect the black ground from the head unit to the black wire on the harness? I tried it like this and the head unit worked fine, but I didn't want to solder anything until I know for sure. Thanks!

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    If you got a correct harness, it should be pretty well color coordinated. Black to black. You should be good to go. Its a ground wire, so as long as you connect it to a grounding point or another grounding wire, you'll be ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    If you got a correct harness, it should be pretty well color coordinated. Black to black. You should be good to go. Its a ground wire, so as long as you connect it to a grounding point or another grounding wire, you'll be ok.
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    Thanks for the response. I ended up checking with the manufacturer and they confirmed to connect the black to black since it is a subi. If I would have known how much of a difference it would make, I would have installed the new head unit a long time ago! It has completely transformed the stock speakers for around $230. Well worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nervouswater View Post
    Thanks for the response. I ended up checking with the manufacturer and they confirmed to connect the black to black since it is a subi. If I would have known how much of a difference it would make, I would have installed the new head unit a long time ago! It has completely transformed the stock speakers for around $230. Well worth it!
    We've had a couple recent discussions around here on how H/Us are waaaay underpowered (virtually any car audio system is this way). You did the right thing

    Imagine what you could do by even replacing the interior speakers, adding a subwoofer to properly push the lows, and even amping the interior speakers...it can make a world of difference.
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