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2005 Outback Aux In Hack Via Radio Module (success!)

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snackeyes: 2005 Subaru Outback AUX-IN Hack Via Radio Module

Hello everybody!
I've found a ton of useful information on this forum in the process of researching this hack so I figured I'd share what I managed to accomplish with you.

I found a lot of info about using the CD to mainboard ribbon to get audio, but my CD player is broken and if I was going to replace that, I may as well get a new faceplate and head unit with an aux in built in.

Now I have a nice little 3.5mm jack in the cubby above the stereo that cuts out the radio audio when a plug is inserted and plays the audio from your device nice and clearly.

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I realize this is an old post, but I am getting ready try this. I am confident in my soldering skills, but not confident in electrical engineering. There will be no bench testing and so on. There are a few different versions of this hack so I have some questions if possible.

There are 5 wires in the pictures on the initial blog post. 2 for right side in/out, 2 for left side in/out, and one ground. I get where the input wires go. But…..

1. Where exactly do the output wires go? The picture is pretty distant. on snakeyes post.
2. The input pins. Are those consistantly the "5th and 6th" pins.

Thanks all.
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