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Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) 04 Forester


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#1 kavehantio

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 09:44 AM

Hey all,

I want to install a nav system in my 04 forester XS.

I want to install the pioneer AVIC-N1, however, I need to know where the VSS is and how I can tap it for my installation.

Anyone who can help me out by answering any or all of the following would be my new personal hero.

1) Where is the VSS
2) How can I tap into it (vamp plugs, special adaptors, etc.)
3) IF anyone has installed a nav system with the need for a VSS, please respond and let me know your expieriences.

THanks,
sk

#2 Legacy777

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 11:50 AM

The VSS is in the tranny. However there will be a line going to the ECU and TCU.

I'd suggest getting a ECU I/O diagram from your dealer or somewhere, so you know what wire to tap into. Then all you need to do is use a T-tap or something similar to get the VSS signal.

Also, there are two speed sensors...assuming you have an automatic. You'll want to use VSS 2. That's the main speed sensor, and feeds the speedo on the gauge cluster.

#3 hklaine

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 06:46 PM

From a Google search:

Speed Sense:
GRAY/BLACK
IN HARNESS IN PASSENGER KICKPANEL

Brake Lights:
WHITE/BLACK
AT SWITCH ABOVE BRAKE PEDAL


I hope to have my turn-by-turn navi installed this weekend. If all goes well I will post pics/details once its complete.

-Heikki

#4 kavehantio

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 09:44 PM

Thanks,

Any pics you could post, or stumbling points for the install would be great.

SK


From a Google search:

Speed Sense:
GRAY/BLACK
IN HARNESS IN PASSENGER KICKPANEL

Brake Lights:
WHITE/BLACK
AT SWITCH ABOVE BRAKE PEDAL


I hope to have my turn-by-turn navi installed this weekend. If all goes well I will post pics/details once its complete.

-Heikki



#5 kavehantio

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 10:35 AM

One more question,

In the avic-n1 instructions it says to wire up 4 power leads.

One to Ground
One to 12vdc
One to Constant on power
One to lighting switch terminal.

What do you think would be the best place to hook onto for the last two?

Thanks,
sk


#6 Legacy777

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 11:27 AM

tap into the radio wiring




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