2008 – 2014 Subaru Radio Install | Impreza, WRX, STI

2008 – 2014 Subaru Radio Install | Impreza, WRX, STI

Parts linked in the description below!

Watch a full tutorial as a Subaru Impreza WRX will have a new double din Pioneer radio installed. This radio includes Apple Carplay and Android Auto for smartphone connectivity. We will be installing this in the factory location while retaining the steering wheel volume controls.

Click here to see the backup camera video on this Subaru:

Click here to see the amplifier and subwoofer install on this Subaru:

Click here to see the 2012 – 2016 Impreza updated dash radio install:

This video applies to Subaru Impreza models for years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and WRX / STI models for years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. This video also includes complete radio wiring, complete installation, and testing.

– Note: For an easier “plug and play” harness and adapter, use the Crux SWRSU-38B. This replaces the need for the 70-7552 and ASWC-1 parts (Amazon Associate Paid Links): https://amzn.to/2URT4ew

ASWC-1 Wiring Details:
*Connect the Black and White/Green wires
of the ASWC-1, and the wire in Pin 14 of
the vehicle’s radio harness shown, to
Chassis Ground.
*Connect the Red wire of the ASWC-1 to 12v
accessory power.
*Connect the Gray/Red wire of the ASWC-1
to the wire in Pin 4 of the vehicle’s radio
harness shown.
*Connect the 3.5mm jack to the SWC input on the
back of the radio. If the radio does not have a
3.5mm built in, please refer to Page 2 for wiring
instructions for the Axxess 2 wire adapter.

ASWC-1 Programming
*Auto-detect, no additional actions required

For details wiring and programming of the ASWC-1, visit:

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Parts Used (Amazon Associate / eBay Partner Paid Links):
*Pioneer AVH-2550NEX: https://amzn.to/3z8L9Ju
*Metra 70-7552 Stereo Wiring Harness Adapter: https://amzn.to/2U255xD
*Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter: https://amzn.to/3ilRprp
– Note: For an easier “plug and play” harness and adapter, use the Crux SWRSU-38B. This replaces the need for the 70-7552 and ASWC-1 parts: https://amzn.to/2URT4ew
*Metra 95-8902 Double Din Dash Kit: https://amzn.to/2TaX21v
*Pioneer Parking Brake MicroBypass: https://ebay.us/RVf61w

*Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate / eBay Partner I earn from qualifying purchases*



Provo Beast Audio Installation says:

Parts linked in the description!

kenzo griff says:

Is this the same with Subaru exiga 2011

Lexi says:

Hey, what is the best way to tell which size will fit your car? I have a 2010 Impreza and this stereo is not available where I am. I am looking for alternatives but what is the best way to tell what will fit? Thanks.

Paul Winfrey says:

Is there a link for the backup camera install? We bought our daughter a 2008 Impreza and I am going to install a radio and camera. Thanks

Gasgano says:

Is the aswc1 required if there's no controls for the radio for example if its just cruise control buttons

Vang K says:

I can do all this but geeezus that's a lot of work, just make a harness for me and ill pay for it lol, I was hoping for a plug and play

Scott Nelson says:

Thanks so much for the help! Chris do you now if with the new Maestro port on the Alpine 407, does that allow you to forego the harness parts for steering wheel connectivity?

Kodi Smith says:

Where did you find the bracket for the double din deck? (Black plastic piece around the stereo)

dmayhem 03 says:

Would I need to add the microphone? Or with that steering wheel kit would it hook up to the stock microphone in my 2011 Subaru Forrester

Ash™ says:

Do I need to buy a soldering iron? Or do yo think it would it work if I just used electrical tape to make all the connections? I’d love to know if you have any suggestions as for what I should do. I’d also just like to say, I really appreciate your video, your teaching style made this project a lot less intimidating- So thank you for that! I hope to talk soon

WillNevrStop says:

You didn't explain what you did with the parking break wire

Ian Solanzo says:

Hello I was actually Js trying to install my head unit. I have all the things to have you've mentioned in your video but For some reason my metra harness does not fit with the cars steering wheel control… Not sure but its like 24-pin connector.. And I've been looking online on which harness do I actually need… And even metra access website said the metra 70-7552 and 71-1761.

Naz says:

Wow you did an amazing job! Looks great! I’m a total newbie to this – do you need to buy a particular size head unit to match the facia kit? I see your head unit is 6.5 inches but I’ve seen them come in 6.8 too – does this slight size difference matter? I’m so confused lol!

A Haunter says:

I don’t have a remote wire?????

Just a Regular Guy says:

are most units going to have the bluetooth for android auto or phone connectivity built into the unit or do i need a dongle and if so where or how do i mount a dongle or route it

Russ says:

Just installed my Sony xav-ax7000 into my 2013 sti using your direction with the aswc1 and it didn't work properly. The volume would increase on its own constantly. Had to disconnect the white/green. Also instead of grey/red to pin 4 it was green/orange and needed to connect black/green to pin 13. Now I have no issues.

Steav Game says:

Hello. I have some questions for you. Why do we need to connect a resistor when we install redio andrio for some cars? What is the purpose of connecting this resistor? In order for redio andrio to be able to control AC? Is it true? Please explain it and tell me the color of the string and the name of the string. Please show me on the next vedio. Thank you

Arthur Samaul says:

Hi can you tell me if 2003to 2009 4 runner radio dash bezel trim will fit 2000 4 runner thanks

Arthur Samaul says:

Hi I found two 7'' double din ,one is specifically for Toyota Camry {2007 -2011] has no name and the second one universal it is called YuanTing , which one do you think will fit 2000 4 Runner Ltd please thanks

Vincent D says:

WOW!!! WHAt an upgrade!!! The Alpine CDE-Series radio was a great radio for its time, but is now outdated in the age of touchscreens and smartphone integration.

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