2016+ BRZ Aftermarket Headunit installation Harness (for Subaru BRZ vehicles with OEM Starlink headunit)

Item Number: 1601

2016 BRZ headunit installation harness


Install a new headunit and maintain backup camera functionality on your 2016/2017 Subaru BRZ.

Installing a Pioneer/Sony/Kenwood/Alpine or other aftermarket headunit in your vehicle? This harness maintains many of the features of your stock unit, including connecting your stock backup camera to your new aftermarket headunit.

The backup camera interface will provide 6 vdc to your backup camera for power and will also provide the video signal to the aftermarket headunit.

The following harnesses are recommended for installation of an aftermarket headunit in a 2016+ Subaru BRZ:

28-pin Harness:

2016 BRZ 28-pin Harness
The 28-pin harness will retain:
-Backup camera funtionality
-Auxiliary inputs(***Analog audio input only. USB is not included***)
-Reverse Gear Signal
-Vehicle Speed SIgnal
-E-brake Signal
-OEM speaker amplifier

Metra 70-1761:

2016 BRZ - Metra 70-1761
The Metra 70-1761 harness will retain:
-Speaker connections
-Power/Ground connections
-Illumination Power

2016+ BRZ USB harness:

2016 BRZ - Metra 70-1761
The USB harness will retain the USB port in the console.

AM/FM adapter harness:

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The AM/FM antenna adapter will retain the AM/FM radio antenna.


These harnesses are 100% plug and play. No splicing the stock wiring harness. Does not disturb stock appearance.


Buy the whole kit! (28-pin/Metra 70-1761/USB harness/AM/FM adapter)

Price: $88

Model Year

or buy parts individually:

28-pin harness - $47

Model Year

Metra 70-1761 - $6

USB harness - $22

AM/FM adapter - $19


The basics of the installation for the 28-pin harness are depicted here:

Camera Connection
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Install the harness
-Verify that the vehicle is off.
-Carefully remove the plastic cover around the head unit and unscrew/unbolt as appropriate. Disconnect and remove the stock headunit.
-Connect the connectors on the AutoHarnessHouse.com harness to the corresponding connectors on the vehicle's wiring harness.
-Connect the black ground wire to a ground.
-Connect all other wires as depicted above.

Connect the aftermarket headunit to the harness as follows:
-Connect the purple wire to the back-up lamp input wire on the new headunit. This is the wire that triggers the backup camera when your car is shifted into reverse. There is no need to connect the headunit wire to the backup lamp. This harness provides that connection.
-Connect the yellow RCA connector to the backup camera input connector on the headunit (This is normally a brown connector)
-Connect the red and white RCA connectors to the auxiliary audio input connector on the headunit

Configure the headunit to use the reverse camera:
-This configureation process is different for every headunit. Pioneer headunits normally come preconfigured to accept the camera but it is possible that it must be reconfigured. This is performed by navigating to the home screen and navigating to "System" > "Camera Polarity" > "Battery"


2016 Subaru BRZ (WIth Starlink Headunit)
2017 Subaru BRZ (WIth Starlink Headunit)
(For other models, please email us!)

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