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This is a discussion on WRX 11 - HU: Pioneer X3500BHS w/ Backup Cam within the Electronics/Car Audio forums, part of the Interior Mods category; Hey everyone, Just wanted to share some photos of the install I'm doing on this new head unit. As of ...

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    WRX 11 - HU: Pioneer X3500BHS w/ Backup Cam

    Hey everyone,

    Just wanted to share some photos of the install I'm doing on this new head unit. As of right now I have only got the camera part installed. I need some help in figuring out which Bezel to buy as I do not like the dash kit that came with Crutchfield and was hoping it would be more flush with OEM bezel. Does anyone know where I could get one that would fit better? Also I am still trying to get a hold of SVCdx to purchase the harness for the steering wheel controls to work. I just tested out what everything would look like.

    If I could get some assistance on the new bezel that would be great. I'll keep posting more pictures of the install as I get further with it. (It's a bit cold out so I can only do so much)
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    Final product?

    Looks great!

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    Sorry I am no help but I'd like to hear that when you are done.

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    Thank you!

    Final product is still to come... unfortunately I did not know I needed the harness from ae64 (aka SVXdc) .. the one that comes with crutchfield doesn't include the wires for the steering wheel controls. But I will continue to take pictures as I finish this up.

    I also did find the OEM look a like double din bezel. $68.. wish it wasn't that much but it was the cheapest I can find.
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    WRX 11 - HU: Pioneer X3500BHS w/ Backup Cam

    Get the Jdm bezel for the forester it fits double din hu. I got mine off of avojdm and fits my xb940bt perfect. Highly recommend it. Looks good though interested in how the back up camera works and where you mounted it
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    I got the bezel from here [LINK]

    Based on this post [LINK], it seems like certain vendors are selling it.

    The part number is 66065SC130 for the bezel.

    I'll be trying it out as soon as I get it just to ensure that it is the right one.
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    This unit doesn't have navigation correct?

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    It does not. You can buy an optional GPS unit tho to turn it into a GPS unit.
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    Have you finished the install on the unit and do you recomend it? I am picking my car up in probably two weeks and I want to swap the stock radio out for a new ASAP.

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    I would highly recommend this product. It truly is a difference maker in sound quality. I did finish the install and I absolutely love it.

    I ended up getting the X5500 which is the same as the X3500 but with a larger screen.
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    I was actually looking at the 5500. Thanks for the information. I will post when I get my car and get this installed.

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    By far getting the wire from the trunk to the head unit was the most annoying if you are installing a back up cam. One piece to know for installing the back up camera is to make sure you connect the purple/white wire from the pioneer unit to the brown/yellow wire in the passenger kick panel. That brown/yellow wire is what tells the head unit the car is in reverse which will automatically turn the camera on.

    So as for wiring goes for the back up camera:
    -RCA cable goes from camera to head unit
    -Power goes from camera to a power source (I used the reverse tail light therefore whenever I switch it into reverse power is sent through)
    -purple/white wire connects to brown/yellow wire from the passenger kick panel

    Here's kind of a picture to reference that brown/yellow wire.

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    I just put my X3500 in yesterday. (without backup camera)
    Love it so far.
    With AppRadio, you really don't need to purchase the optional navi.

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    Did you ever get the harness for steering wheel controls? Were you able to maintain full functionality, including bluetooth pickup/end calls?

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