This is a discussion on 2011 WRX Base Wagon subwoofer install? within the Electronics/Car Audio forums, part of the Interior Mods category; 1) I bought an under the seat low profile powered sub, (Lanzar Vector VCTBS8) and am thinking of installing it ...
1) I bought an under the seat low profile powered sub, (Lanzar Vector VCTBS8) and am thinking of installing it myself, and was wondering how difficult it is getting to the sub-out (RCA) on the back of the stock base model head unit?
2)I'm asuming that there is a sub-out on this unit?
3) Possibly someone has a link to removing the face plate with a screw by screw, click, by click instructions, as I dont want to leave my signature on the dash plate.
4) I know the HU is not the best but for us old guys frequency response isn't as good as it used to be.
Thank you for the link as it was very helpful.
You might find what you are looking for in this thread.I'm just too lazy to read through it Stock head unit information -- pin-outs, aux inputs, and more - NASIOC
Keep us posted on the progress of this install. I'm interested in going the same route, and don't want to use up rear cargo space to do it. Sadly, the audio system in my 2008 CR-V sounds better than my base 2011 WRX.
Lol,you have a 2008 CRV too?I have the same car & the stereo is really nice.I guess they did that to drown out the horrible noise it makes when you attempt to accelerate.I say attempt because as you push the gas nothing happens other than a loud revving sound.I actually changed the stock HU on the CRV(for the inbuilt GPS) & kept the OEM speakers & now it sounds even better.
The unit seems to fit under the seat fairly well however I haven't done the install yet as I'm still trying to figure out the best way to wire up the signal.
It appears that the HU doesn't have RCA out, so what's the point of ripping out the HU to splice into the speaker connectors when you can just as easily tap into the wiring down the line? There is a T connector available that allows you to tap into the connector on the HU itself without splicing so I'm going to see how much one of them costs, but still its the same signal as what's in the speaker wire itself, so what's the point?
I'm just amazed that OEM HU don't have sub-out as standard specification, its just so cheap to add it.
If anyone would like to suggest something please do so.