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Hello Everyone,
I'm about to embark in to a Sirius radio install on my 2005 Titan LE 4X4 with the FR 6cd stereo system. I purchased a kit however that is listed for a 2006-2007 truck after reading in several places that they work just fine. I shot a few pictures of the kit as it arrived today.

First the antenna kit intended to be mounted inside the top center of the windshield.




Next is the tuner, and this is the part that has me concerned. If you look at the 2nd picture below, there are two places to hook a N-BUS harness to, but my Titan only has one harness to bring to the tuner and the harness does fit one of the connections on the tuner. I'm assuming this is to accommodate installations in various Nissan vehicles?? If someone can confirm this I would appreciate it.

I looked at the Field Service Manual for a 2007 Truck that this tuner is listed for, and from what I can see it only has one N-BUS harness as well. Hopefully this wont be a problem.




I'll post more pictures when I install the kit this weekend, in the meantime if someone could calm my nerves about the dual connectors on the tuner that would be awesome!

Thank everyone!
 

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When I installed XM, it had two connections, but they were on opposite sides of the receiver, rather than side by side. The NBUS connector on my truck would only fit one of them. From the photo, it looks like the connections are somewhat different, so my guess is that only one of them will fit.
 

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Yes, one of them does fit, so I'm assuming the other is just left empty?? I wonder what that second connector is for?? Perhaps the intent is to use this tuner across a multitude of Nissan vehicles??
 

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Yes, one of them does fit, so I'm assuming the other is just left empty?? I wonder what that second connector is for?? Perhaps the intent is to use this tuner across a multitude of Nissan vehicles??
Yes, I left one empty on mine. Why two connectors? I dunno, I lost all intellectual curiosity when my SAT radio started working. lol
 

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Yes, I left one empty on mine. Why two connectors? I dunno, I lost all intellectual curiosity when my SAT radio started working. lol
LOL, that's exactly where I hope to be come this weekend.

Funny you should post that link to installing the tuner on the lower knee bracket, I was actually thinking of doing it that way also..... I'll definitely check out that method, looks like it could save a lot of work.
 

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Tomorrow is installation day! if there are any pictures in particular during the install phase you guys want, let me know tonight and I'll make sure to take them as I'm doing the install.
 

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Got it all installed and it works perfectly and interfaces great with the existing RF system. I'll post up some pics tomorrow!
 

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Ok, as promised some pics of the install. As you know from my first post, I bought a kit intended for use with later model Titans than the one I own. I had to modify a couple things to make it work. I decided to do the factory type install method by mounting the tuner piggy back to the RF amplifier. This is a more difficult install but in the end I'm glad I did it this way.

Because my truck was pre-wired for satellite radio it already had the wire harness needed to interface with the Sirius tuner, as well as the appropriate bracket to house the tuner. In order to get the bracket out I needed to remove the BCM (Body Control Module) as well as the adjustable gas pedal assembly. Also I needed to locate the wire harness that plugs in to the tuner. In order to facilitate easy access to these things, I removed the lower dash cover and the knee support bracket.







Once these items were removed it was a matter of unplugging some wire harnesses to the various components and then sliding out the amplifier bracket. Once I had the amplifier and bracket out, it was time to secure the tuner to the bracket.

The tuner was not large enough to span the distance length wise on the bracket and the mounting holes were a tad too wide to fit my bracket. I needed to enlarge the slotted bracket holes to accommodate my tuner. Not a big deal, a little Dremmel action is all that was needed. Because the tuner was not long enough to screw it down on both sides I used the adhesive pad included in the kit to raise it and secure it.




Once this was all completed I reinstalled everything that was removed and buttoned up the under side of the dash. Here is a pic of the tuner installed in the bracket under the dash.



As far as the antenna install goes, that is pretty straight forward. Just secure it to the inside of the windshield and tuck the wires inside the headliner. The kit included some sponge tape which I folded over the antenna wire every ten inches or so as I worked my way down the headliner towards the drivers side A pillar. Removing the A pillar is a snap, just remove the grab handle and pop it off.



Simply run your wire down that area and secure it with sponge tape and maybe a wire tie or two. From there just drop it through the left side of the dash and start running it over to the tuner. There are many different ways you can route the antenna cable over to the tuner. I chose not to attach it to the metal knee bracket as the instructions said because it would be a pain if I need to remove the bracket in the future. Instead I just wire tied it to various areas under the dash as I worked my way towards the tuner. Once that was done I replace the trim pieces.

Now the moment of truth! I hooked the negative battery cable back up and tried it out. I knew I was on to something when I hit the "Sat" button and it read "Acquiring" on the display. A few seconds later channel 184 popped up!! I called Sirius and activated the radio and all is golden!

The unit interfaces perfectly with the RF tuner. You can set the default display to either Channel number, Song Title, Channel name, or Artist. The reception is awesome and so far no drop outs. The sound quality is amazing and a real step up from FM radio.

I'll grab my camera and shoot some pictures of the inside and radio display later today.

Enjoy!!
 

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And finally some pics of the antenna and the Sirius in action.






Had to throw an image of my Parrot MKi 9200, awesome unit by the way!
 

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Any idea what the part number is for the 2006 Nissan Titan LE? Sirius no longer supports our portable Stiletto so we're looking at installing the Sirius satellite radio receiver kit.
 
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