kicker
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:14 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Jan 2020
Leaf Number: 57212
Location: New Zealand

Re: 13-17 Leaf S Radio Install Guide

Wed May 27, 2020 5:08 pm

My Leaf S came with some knockoff touchscreen stereo in it, I recently swapped to a Kenwood unit and it sounds a lot better, more power now to drive the speakers properly.

erothenberger
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:25 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Aug 2019

Re: 13-17 Leaf S Radio Install Guide

Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:32 pm

Hi all,

This guide has been very helpful so far. Thanks for that.

Question for the knowledgeable - where did you put the ground(s) for your aftermarket head unit and other components that needed ground wires? The harness black wire says it's for Subaru only, but it seems like there is what looks like a ground wire going into that port from the car. Can I tie my grounds into that? Or must I ground each wire separately to the frame?

First time I've installed my own HU on my own...I did about 15 years ago on a different car, but with help. Use small words :lol:

-E

mkj
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:03 pm
Delivery Date: 13 Sep 1979

Re: 13-17 Leaf S Radio Install Guide

Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:05 pm

> The harness black wire says it's for Subaru only

@erothenberger - in my 2013 Leaf this wire was indeed grounded to the chassis - checked with multimeter. Used it and it does seem to be working.

mkj
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:03 pm
Delivery Date: 13 Sep 1979

Re: 13-17 Leaf S Radio Install Guide

Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:09 pm

dmbshn41 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:46 pm
twizttid1 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:54 pm
OK - I had a bit of a *EUREKA* moment this evening while studying the pin diagrams and my wiring harnesseseseseses.
My mistake is I used the basic Metra 70-7552 wiring harness. It doesn't have anything in pins 6, 15 and 16 which are the very pins the steering wheel controls are coming through!!!
My plan is to replace my basic harness with the "ADVANCED" 70-7552 wiring harness (with the SWC wires I need to work with) and get it in after a whole lot of sniping. stripping and soldering.

Then looking at the AX-NIS32SWC-6V harness.... the 12 pin harness that goes into the ASWC-1 has the needed SWC pins grounded off together.

I will need to snip and splice into the wires of pin 5 & 11 of the AX-NIS32SWC-6V 12 pin harness and wire them into pins 6 & 16 of the "ADVANCED" 70-7552 respectively; while grounding pin 16 of the "ADVANCED" 70-7552 off.....

That **SHOULD** do the trick. I will report back if all goes well!
I may have made this similar mistake as well. Def interested in your results. Let us know.
@zednak @dmbshn41 @twizttid1 - either of you succeeded in making this work? In my case AX-NIS32SWC-6V also has the ASWC-1 pins in question grounded off together and controls won't work.

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