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Customer Reviews

Metra 70-8902 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 2012-up Subaru vehicles with Harman Kardon system

MFR # 70-8902

Metra 70-8902 Receiver Wiring Harness

Metra 70-8902 Receiver Wiring Harness

Connect a new car stereo in select 2012-up Subaru vehicles with Harman Kardon system

MFR # 70-8902

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Works with Modification for ASWC-1 steering wheel controller

Bill S from Knoxville, TN on 12/28/2020

2012 Subaru Outback

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This harness had to be modified to work with my 2012 Outback (H/K premium audio without navi), but I agree with the other reviewer that another harness model should be offered to retain factory backup camera functionality. With this harness pinout the ASWC-1 steering wheel controller would not identify my vehicle and was stuck sending +Vol and would blast the speakers at full volume. The fix came from user marozie at subaruoutback.org: The pre-wired 12 pin ASWC connector spliced into the 70-8902 28 pin connector is wired for Toyota. The installation doc that comes up when you enter this car on the Axxess website is also for Toyota (so they match, giving a false sense of legitimacy). According to someone at Metra Subaru has been switching around wiring that matches Toyota and wiring that's different. Anyhow, the correct wiring is grey/red (pin 5 on the Axxess 12 pin connector) to pin 21 on the 28 pin, grey/blue (pin 11) to pin 22, pin 23 and white/green (pin 2 on the 12 pin) to ground.

Pros: Works with OEM steering controls for +vol/-vol, +seek/-seek, mode, and remapped PTT to mute as the head unit doesn't recognize it. So the only two that don't work are on-hook/off-hook. I think that is a head unit limitation.. overall really pleased.

Cons: Requires modifications for use with steering controls and I don't have use of OEM backup camera.

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Worked for me with extra effort

Christopher from Bronx, NY on 10/7/2020

2014 Subaru Outback

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This harness ultimately worked with my 2014 Outback (H/K premium audio without navi), but another harness model should be offered to retain factory backup camera functionality. With this harness pinout the ASWC-1 steering wheel controller would not identify my vehicle and was stuck sending simultaneous button presses to the head unit. Entering into manual programming mode and manually mapping the steering wheel buttons solved that issue. But I did have to re-pin this harness and add a AXCSD-6V stepdown voltage converter to interface with the factory-installed rear camera - not a viable solution if you're lacking the technical experience to do that kind of thing.

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Metra 70-8902 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from Audubon, MN on 9/13/2020

2014 Subaru Outback

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great item good quality

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Metra 70-8902 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from Corvallis, OR on 6/30/2019

2012 Subaru Outback

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Harness was compatible and works great!

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Metra 70-8902 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from Reading, PA on 1/12/2019

2012 Subaru Legacy

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wiring harness worked great. I soldered the connections together and used heat shrink.

Pros: eliminates the need to tap or cut into factory wires

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Metra 70-8902 Receiver Wiring Harness

Crutchfield customer from Hardeeville, SC on 10/1/2018

2013 Subaru Legacy

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Was not the product I need and didn't fit my car

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Crutchfield response on 10/2/2018
: Once we saw this review, our Tech Support specialist, AJ, reached out to this customer to help him further. We'll confirm that this is the correct harness for his vehicle, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Wrong part for my Outback

Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 10/29/2017

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Wrong harness for my Outback. The Crutchfield rep said it was the correct harness, their website said it was the correct harness but it was not. The harness would probably work fine in the right car. Ultimately they refunded me but I had to buy the right part locally for more since I already had my car apart. Luckily they were open and the right part was available.

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Was compatible.

CT from Reading, PA on 3/8/2017

2012 Subaru Legacy

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My audio installer was happy with this product.

Pros: Caused no problems for my audio installer. He was happy with it.

Cons: None.

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