I am injecting a dependency into an custom Api controller I've created that is inheriting from ServicesApiController. I have found that I need to use our service locator class to do this as otherwise I get an error saying 'Make sure that the controller has a parameterless public constructor'. Here is some example code:

   public class CustomApiController : ServicesApiController
            private readonly ISomeDependancy _someDependancy;

            public CustomApiController() : this(LocatorContainerManager.Current.Resolve<ISomeDependancy>())


            public CustomApiController(ISomeDependancy someDependancy)
                _someDependancy = someDependancy;

            public IHttpActionResult Get()
               //return some items here

Obviously I'd rather not use ServiceLocator. The custom routes are patched in replacing Sitecores (Sitecore.Mvc.Pipelines.Loader.InitializeRoutes, Sitecore.Mvc)

We are using SimpleInjector and as I understand it the problem might be that the configuration is being overwritten by Sitecore as the custom routes are patched in before the ServicesWebApiInitializer.

Therefore I may need to move where they are registered to after the WebApiInitializer as explained here by Corey:

WebApi failing to resolve dependencies

Does this sound right or am I miss-understanding something?

Further info: Sitecore 8.2 Update 6. We are using xDB.

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