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metitan87 I hope your stereo works flawlessly and you love it. However, for those of you considering a new stereo let me kick in my two bits as I am also searching for a bluetooth enabled, double din stereo to replace my factory setup. There are a lot of options and many of them have a touch screen. I feel like putting 'touch screen' in the title today is like putting a lower case 'i' in the title of something a few years ago. Companies came out with everything from the iChair to the iSocks and whatever else that didn't have anything to do with an iPhone but that didn't matter. People think that if it starts with a lower case 'i' like the iPhone, iPod, iPad then it must be awesome! I mean, a touch screen makes everything better, right? I used to think so but please let me give you two things to consider before buying...

1. Don't underestimate the power of a button. I have a touch screen remote (Harmony 900) and it's slick, everyone who sees it thinks its neat, I get all kinds of oohs and ahhs over it but I would gladly trade it for one with tactile buttons in a hearbeat if my wife hadn't spent $350 on it for my bday gift. The problem with a touch screen is its an all glass smooth surface, you can't tell what button your finger is on which forces you to look down every time. This is very annoying with a remote control when you have to look down at it before you want to scroll one click up or down, change the volume, skip fwd, replay etc. I would imagine this would be somewhat distracting on a car stereo as well. Having tactile buttons to push is actually really nice when you get familiar with where they are and you can simply reach down and poke away.

2. Not all touch screens are created equal. Don't expect the screen on every touch device to be a temperature sensitive masterpiece of precision that your iPhone is. There's a reason why Apple/Samsung stock is $400/share and its because their devices are expertly designed and manufactured after years of R&D in a very competitive market. A stereo manufacturer that probably makes a million different products probably doesn't put this much effort into this process and they know you have to rip your dash apart and hope you get a partial refund if you don't like it. The result is you poking your finger through your stereo (or thermostat, remote control, handheld camera, etc.) in a fit of rage shortly before driving over the median into oncoming traffic.


Anyway, maybe this is just a rant after a few too many beers but hopefully it gives you something to think about when shopping around.
Good points and posts. The best posts only come after having a few beers we all know this already ;) :cheers:

Any input on cold weather temperature effecting touch screens? I can imagine they will not be so sensitive when its -20 out. I don't want to have to wait for my truck to warm up to operate the radio!!!
 

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I got the 7551 after I was matched up with it on my 2011 Pro-4X. I bought it aboutique 8 months ago off Amazon so it's probably too late to return it. I'm pissed. I was finally going to install my 3rd JVC KW-NT800HDT/KW-NT810HDT. That is hands down the best Navigation Unit I've ever used. I still have a 4th one sitting in the box that's never been installed so I'm selling it. Ran out of vehicles.

To the point made above. Well ill make with points. My JVC's never have an issue with the cold and trust me, it can get cold in Northwestern Oklahoma.

Here's my other point is open MOST Navigation Units focus on ooooh and aaaw in regards to flashyness and neat features, video or some of the higher end systems focus on the Navigation aspect, but most of the time, you lose all of that awesome audio technology.

Well I can tell you that my JVC doesn't skimp out on Amy of that. I planned on buying a Pioneer, since I'm a Pioneer headunits game for 15 years. This is way faster, couple hundred bucks cheaper (flagship model vs. flagship model for comparison), was way faster, better GUI, much better Map system (Navteq & HD Total Traffic Network Plus I think it's called) with a LIFETIME subscription unlike Pioneers and was way more accurate. Runs an SSD (Solid State Drive. We all know SSD'S are the fastest hard drives available) and has a SEPARATE CPU. What I was blown away by was what I wasn't expecting. It didn't lose any of that high end single din audiophile audio technology. If anything, it gained more. Most Nav units have a 3, 5 or 7 band EQ. Very few have more than that. This one has a 13 band EQ with tweeter attenuation, slope, etc... not to mention you can select what kind of vehicle you're in (compact car, full size car, truck, van, SUV, etc..) to make it easy for sound delay from each speaker or you can manually measure the distance for even more accurate time/sound delay. It's also firmware upgradeable. Also helps to have Dolby Digital surround sound with center channel support.

So my point is, he's right. They are all not created equal. If you want a decent one, plan on spending some money. I bought mine for $1200. Selling my BNIB one left over for $800.

Oh and the rep who sold it to me, use to own a high end car audio shop in Dallas, told me if I didn't like it, I could send it back to him and he'd give me the difference from the Pioneer and give me a full refund and allow me to use it as a display model. Talk about confidence.
 

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Anyone know which harness for the single disc stock radio? Also, will my stock trim piece work? My single disc unit looks exactly the same size as an after market double din... Was thinking about AVH5800BHS - anyone try this unit out?
 

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Yes, you will need just the plastic bracket kit so your metal frame screws into... then your stereo slides & locks into place.

If you search on Amazon for an nissan titan doible din "or navigation" aftermarket stereo kit, you'll come across many full dash kits, wiring harnesses, etc.... but there are a few two piece plastic brackets.



Or go on to sites like Crutchfield or CarID.com where you put on your vehicle's information down to whether it's a King Cab & what factory stereo you have; Base 1 disc, mid level 6 **** Non-Rockford, Rockford Fosgate or Navigation.

It should offer what you need without the bezel.
 

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I literally just received JVC's newest flahship model; KW-V940BW. Last year, since my last post about being upset that their new Navigation units that offered all of these features, no longer offered what made the JVC KW-NT800HDT/810HDT the best Navigation unit for years. In fact, still being produced & sold.


But as if recent models like the 940BT (no CD player,) 840, etc... all come with what the 800/810HDT.... a 13-Band EQ, Digital Time Alignment, HD Radio, Dolby Audio, 3 Way Crossover with slope & attenuation, etc..

Anyway,

I have a question.
I have a Pro-4X with the Rockford Fosgate System.
I want an aftermarket double din dash bezel that is painted to match. The Rockford Fosgate bezel is silver with thin black crossing lines similar to Carbon Fiber. All kits I've seen are just plain silver.

It's either get a Metra kit & buy a Carbon Fiber dash kit, but I would get a kit/kits with for the center console transmission bezel, door kit, top of stereo where the middle speaker is, steering wheel controls (if it doesn't match my current carbon fiber overlay I installed.

Except, I'd go with red Carbon Fiber since under my Pro-4X where it says "Off-Road," is red & I painted my Bilstein 5100 front shocks, rear bumper recessed pod lights face, side, middle & floor Utili-Trac tracks, 4 corner bed anchors, EVERY button head bolt (like 30 of them) to my Rough Country Fender Flares, my Rough Country 6" Lift Kit's Skid Plate, Rear 4" blocks, front and rear drop braxket cross members all Anodized Red, I'm going with a red accent theme on my white Titan along with my black accent theme with black factory fendor flares, black door protectors, black Bull Bar & painted the middle of my front bumper & grill flat black to match as thr same with my horizontal flat black grill inserts.

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And it also connects to Wade! The best Radar Detector app over the Escort Kive & the Cobra Live app.

AND... even though it's out of my price range, for now... it integrates with the 2 M40 stealth remote installed M40 Radar/Laser Detectors w/ & w/out the Laser Jammer.
It's stupid expensive. But comes with a 1yr ticket free guarantee & half the price if the installed Escort Max 360 (don't laser "Shifter" sensors & the Max 360Ci (w/ both front & rear laser sebsors) that run $3k+. Hoping it will expand to Windshield mounted detectors like the Uniden, Radenso & Escort MaxC & Redline EX. Showing you appropriately where the cop is on your Nav's Map screen would be AWESOME.

These two sell for $1k the other for $1500, but if memory serves me right, the Laser Jammer is an add on & its not cgeap either. So you get dull functionalities with controlling & viewing your radar detector. No more would you have to connect to it with your phone

Anyway,

I plan on installing the iDataLink Maestro RR, Maestro SWI, whatever else I need like the magical T-Harness needed to integrate everything to my Nav system, Steering Wheel Controls, XM Radio all on one, once I figure out this while iDataLink & control module system thing out as it gets confusing. I'm also getting their T-Harness & module to install my new Viper 5906V 2 way Alarm/Remote Start that will give me in-cabin temps in my remote.


Apparently makes installation a breeze & integrates with the factory Can-Bus system sensors, modules, amplifiers, systems, electronics, alarm, rear factory entertwinment system.
Or aftermarket DVD monitors, amplifiers,aftermarket electronics, cameras, etc..

ĺ'm getting a 360° Camera System for a toy hauler instead of a pickup like the new Titan's have, plus I'll have the same view for when I'm hauling my Sportbike hauler. Most come with a screen, but I am hoping I can get the same functionalities feed into my JVC like single camera selection view, split view, blind spot detection l, etc...

Plus, with select Pioneer, JVC, Kenwood & Alpine newest high end model Navigation units, it displays items from your vehicle's sensor like tachometer, speedometer (ECU or GPS), actual Tire Pressure (rather than us only getting an alert when one is low,) retains factory or aftermarket backup cameras, backup radar, Satellite Radio GUI with favorites, signal strength, etc..., Control Screen of the Media Player Source, Displays the control screen of the Bluetooth Hands Free function where it can connect up to 5 BT devices simultaneously with prioritizations, Im thinking possibly disoslaying even more sensors that an OBD II BT or WiFi can display without being connected to the phone, etc.., Displays the Climate Control, etc...

Anyway.

Anyone know if the Titan with the factory Navigation System came with the non Auto-Climate System & of it came painted like the RF bezel? If not, anyone know where I can get an aftermarket one?

And to re-itterate.. 70-5550 & 70-5552, not the 70-5552 for us RF owners.
 

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Yes, you will need just the plastic bracket kit so your metal frame screws into... then your stereo slides & locks into place.

If you search on Amazon for an nissan titan doible din "or navigation" aftermarket stereo kit, you'll come across many full dash kits, wiring harnesses, etc.... but there are a few two piece plastic brackets.



Or go on to sites like Crutchfield or CarID.com where you put on your vehicle's information down to whether it's a King Cab & what factory stereo you have; Base 1 disc, mid level 6 **** Non-Rockford, Rockford Fosgate or Navigation.

It should offer what you need without the bezel.
You don't need anything except the wire harness adapter if you install a pioneer double din and are S or XE trim. Plastic piece fits perfectly, factory brackets fit perfectly. Crutchfield has ****ty info
 

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That would be true, but not for owner's who have the Rockfock Fosgate system. You cant remove the stereo face & have an opening. The plastic bezel separates the buttons, cd insert, knobs & display.

See attached photo I just took


Yes, you will need just the plastic bracket kit so your metal frame screws into... then your stereo slides & locks into place.

If you search on Amazon for an nissan titan doible din "or navigation" aftermarket stereo kit, you'll come across many full dash kits, wiring harnesses, etc.... but there are a few two piece plastic brackets.



Or go on to sites like Crutchfield or CarID.com where you put on your vehicle's information down to whether it's a King Cab & what factory stereo you have; Base 1 disc, mid level 6 **** Non-Rockford, Rockford Fosgate or Navigation.

It should offer what you need without the bezel.
You don't need anything except the wire harness adapter if you install a pioneer double din and are S or XE trim. Plastic piece fits perfectly, factory brackets fit perfectly. Crutchfield has ****ty info
 

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The new unit has bluetooth...and I plan on adding the Axxess ASWC to regain my steering wheel controls, and you can bypass the factory bluetooth so I can use the steering wheel to make calls.
I doubt you're around anymore but figured I'd see..

1. Did you have any issue with the new HU hitting the back of the truck thus not allowing you to easily screw it in? I'm finding that something (RCAs) are hitting the back and I can't screw it in..
2. Did you end up bypassing whatever to get the steering wheel to make calls?

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Just thought I'd share some lessons I learned while installing a Pioneer AVH-P3400BH in my 2011 Titan w/6-cd changer non-Rockford Fosgate stereo.

The correct wiring harness is the Metra 70-7550 (learned this lesson after visiting Best Buy and being told it was the 70-7552, and splicing the harnesses together and realizing they didnt match the factory harness)

You DO NOT need an antenna adapter such as the 40-NI12. I bought one and spliced it into the harness only to find the stock Nissan antenna was the same one the stereo needed.

The factory dash that fits the OEM Double DIN 6-cd changer fits the new stereo perfectly and you DO NOT need to buy a dash kit and no aftermarket mounting brackets were required. I used the stock ones and mounted them on the new stereo.

Also I was finishing this install late last night after a long day at work and was baffled when I had 3 cables from the OEM stereo and the new harness only accepted 2. Took me a while to figure out that one was the factory bluetooth and I was not using it anymore.

Overall...not a bad install to do yourself, figured I saved myself quite a bit of money from not having it installed professionally...but complicated enough for a first time installer to become a multiple evening process. But the end result is fantastic!!
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You saved me! I ran into that problem. The part number and advice you gave was priceless. I got my Pioneer AVH-521EX installed
 

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Hi everyone! I'm late to this discussion, but thought you all might have the answer to save me from going crazy.

For the life of me, I cannot get the wiring connected to the factory wire harness to keep my steering wheel controls...

I own a 2010 Nissan Titan Pro-4X with the factory Rockford Fosgate stereo. I purchased the Metra Axxess ASWC-1 and am having a very hard time wiring it up to my factory wire harness so it will work with my new aftermarket Pioneer MVH1400NEX stereo.

I have been able to wire the red and black wires and hook up the small jack into the back of the stereo.

I can't figure out how to get the Gray/Red wire of the ASWC-1 to the wire pin 12 of the vehicle's radio harness. I also can't figure out how to get the White/Green wire of the ASWC-1 to the wire in pin 13 of the vehicles radio harness. (This information on the wires was pulled from the Axxess website)

I am including an image of the factory wire harness that I am supposed to connect the above mentioned wires to. If you can please tell me how to connect these two wires and if there is anything else I need in order to connect them, would greatly appreciate it.

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When I did my wife's Expedition, using the same Metra steering wheel control, I wired the control the the radio-side harness. You should be able to figure out which pin and just solder and heat shrink the wires appropriately and go. Don't cut into the factory harness at all. There should be stubs hanging out of the back of the matra adapter you can wire to, for those specific (12 & 13) pins.
 

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When I did my wife's Expedition, using the same Metra steering wheel control, I wired the control the the radio-side harness. You should be able to figure out which pin and just solder and heat shrink the wires appropriately and go. Don't cut into the factory harness at all. There should be stubs hanging out of the back of the matra adapter you can wire to, for those specific (12 & 13) pins.
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.

I'm still a little confused by what you are saying.

The wires that I need to use from the Metra harness are just wires (no connectors, or plugs or harness attached). The harness from the truck that I am supposed to connect the Metra wires to is the harness in the picture I posted above. So how do I connect the "bare" Metra wires to the harness? I'm cool with soldering them together, but am not sure where what to solder to what since it would be the pins inside the harness being soldered to the Metra wires. Did that make sense? lol

Here are pictures of the wires from the Metra harness and pictures of the harness that I need to connect to in case this helps.

Thanks again for your help and your quick reply.

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Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.

I'm still a little confused by what you are saying.

The wires that I need to use from the Metra harness are just wires (no connectors, or plugs or harness attached). The harness from the truck that I am supposed to connect the Metra wires to is the harness in the picture I posted above. So how do I connect the "bare" Metra wires to the harness? I'm cool with soldering them together, but am not sure where what to solder to what since it would be the pins inside the harness being soldered to the Metra wires. Did that make sense? lol

Here are pictures of the wires from the Metra harness and pictures of the harness that I need to connect to in case this helps.

Thanks again for your help and your quick reply.

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BELOW is the Metra data showing which wires I need to tap into on the factory harness.
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On the thing you bought which plugs into that factory harness plug, which is connected to your aftermarket stereo, there should be wires attached to the pins you need, but not attached to the new head unit. Connect your ASWC to those wires, then plug that into your factory harness. If there aren't pins and wires for 12 & 13, buy a spare harness, and rob it of two pins and wires, and put them in those positions.
 

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The only thing that I purchased that plugs into the factory harness plug are two radio harnesses. They are wired up to the wires coming out of the back of the Pioneer stereo. Other than that, the ASWC unit plugs into the Pioneer stereo via a small stereo plug.

I have done a handful of stereo installs in my cars/trucks/SUV's over the years and have NEVER had this many issues. Granted, I have never connected steering wheel controls up, but there is no way it should be this hard!

PS, the stereo is working fine, but the steering wheel controls are not hooked up and now the airbag warning light (next to the driver's seat belt light) is flashing all the time. According to the manuel, that means that my airbags may not function properly and I should take the truck to the dealership to get it services immediately! HOW does a stereo swap lead to the airbag situation!?!?!?

SO FRUSTRATED RIGHT NOW!
 

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The only thing that I purchased that plugs into the factory harness plug are two radio harnesses. They are wired up to the wires coming out of the back of the Pioneer stereo. Other than that, the ASWC unit plugs into the Pioneer stereo via a small stereo plug.

I have done a handful of stereo installs in my cars/trucks/SUV's over the years and have NEVER had this many issues. Granted, I have never connected steering wheel controls up, but there is no way it should be this hard!

PS, the stereo is working fine, but the steering wheel controls are not hooked up and now the airbag warning light (next to the driver's seat belt light) is flashing all the time. According to the manuel, that means that my airbags may not function properly and I should take the truck to the dealership to get it services immediately! HOW does a stereo swap lead to the airbag situation!?!?!?

SO FRUSTRATED RIGHT NOW!
Fixed the flashing airbag light. Got the info on another post on titantalk.com! Sounds like this is a common thing to need to fix after a stereo swap.

Now back to the darn steering wheel controls. :mad:
 
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