As a start to a sound system upgrade, I installed a Pioneer P4200dvd in my 2009 Sti last night/early morning using the Metra harness and dash kit as well as a Bosch relay to bypass the parking break.
Install looks decent and the sound of the stock speakers is much improved.
I have not had much of a chance to play around with it yet but know the relay bypass works and the Ipod does NOT.
Here are my questions:
1) My Ipod is a 120G Classic which is supposed to be compatible. I hooked up the USB extension cable supplied with the HU and ran it into the glove box for now but when I attached my Ipod cable and Ipod to the extension, the HU says the Ipod is not compatible. Does anyone know what I am missing? Is this because the Ipod is formatted for Mac instead of Windows or is there Ipod or Pioneer firmware that I need?
2) I hooked up the HU ground wire to the relay ground wire to the harness ground wire. Is this OK, as I noticed the stock radio also had a separate ground wire plug (I believe that is what it is based on other forum research) on the back in addition to the ground in the stock harness? Do i need to hook up the HU ground separately to the car metal somehow?
Help would be much appreciated.