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cgoulette said:
Have you taken a look at the Titan Installation instructions to install the XM-Radio. I found a PDF at:

http://www.leeauto.com/parts/titansatellite.pdf

the Radio goes for about $439.00.

http://www.leeauto.com/parts/titan.html#radio

Looks complicated to me.
Yes, this has been covered. You can get the kit cheaper from titanparts1 who has his site up selling titan parts.

It doesn't look that complicated. I plan on doing it myself once I get my truck and rule out a univeral XM receiver.
 

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After Market XM

Or you could spend about $100 and have a head unit that could be used in your truck, and your house, and in a portable radio all with only one xm subscription.

I also wonder how much a dealer would charge to install the XM radio. I sure don't want to pull off the pedals myself.
 

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bluesun said:
Or you could spend about $100 and have a head unit that could be used in your truck, and your house, and in a portable radio all with only one xm subscription.

I also wonder how much a dealer would charge to install the XM radio. I sure don't want to pull off the pedals myself.
Won't the sound quality suffer since you will be converting XM signal from digital to analog?
 

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Won't the sound quality suffer since you will be converting XM signal from digital to analog?
The sound quality through the FM antenna or the aux port I'm sure would be near CD quality. I used the FM modulator on my tundra and thought the sound was better than FM by far.

I just purchased the XM kit from TitanParts1, so I'll let everyone know how the install goes. I may take some pictures too. Im not too worried about removing the pedals, etc.. and I like the fact it's an integrated piece.

There are times I wouldn't mind having XM in the house, but rarely. I mostly like it to listed to good talk radio when I'm travelling. Wish Tom Martino would get on XM! :teethmast
 

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I bought an audiovox universal portable xm thingamajig and the sound quality using the unit's transmitter to broadcast to my radio is not very good. There is a lot of satic and hissing. I'm sure a modulator would work better than the unit's transmitter so I guess I will try to find one. The other problem I have is the Titan's radio only tunes as low as 81.7 (audiovox's highest setting, it goes from 81.1-81.7) and 81.7 is used by a broadcast station in my area. So to sidestep that problem, I bought a cable to connect to the aux plug on the Titan's radio, but the volume level is very low. At this point I'm thinking about getting the Nissan receiver and paying another $7.00 a month for a second unit.
 

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bluesun said:
Or you could spend about $100 and have a head unit that could be used in your truck, and your house, and in a portable radio all with only one xm subscription.

I also wonder how much a dealer would charge to install the XM radio. I sure don't want to pull off the pedals myself.
Well I just got back from doing my first oil change and had a long talk with my service manager about this! He said despite what you are being told from Nissan Tech's The truck's are NOT pre-wired! He was in direct contact with the Nissan regional engineering specialist out of Chicago on this and they have been trying to install the XM for a customer and the radio had NO Wiring For This! He said he didn't care what I have been told! The WIRING WAS NOT THERE! He said it was an extensive procedure to install! They needed cables and had to run Wiring through out the Truck TO HOOK THIS UP! It took there best tech over five hours to install because the sytem wasn't set up for XM! This is VERY troublesome to me!! I have been told so many different stories that I'm afraid to have anybody tear into my Truck!! The regional rep wanted to know who I had been talking to, with Nissan who said this truck was PRE-WIRED! I told him first they told me it wasn't wired! then they told me all trucks were wired! He said he was going to Get to the bottom of this!!! He will be at my dealership the whole week of the 29th and wants to meet with me! I hope he has some anwser's for me! This is bordering on the ridiculous!
 

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He said he didn't care what I have been told! The WIRING WAS NOT THERE! He said it was an extensive procedure to install! They needed cables and had to run Wiring through out the Truck TO HOOK THIS UP! It took there best tech over five hours to install because the sytem wasn't set up for XM!
This is pure BS.. sorry, but XM doesn't require extensive wiring throughout the truck. If he told you that, then the guy installing it didn't know what he was doing.

To know for sure, look and see if the N-BUS wiring is there by the amplifier.
 

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Well I just got back from doing my first oil change and had a long talk with my service manager about this! He said despite what you are being told from Nissan Tech's The truck's are NOT pre-wired! He was in direct contact with the Nissan regional engineering specialist out of Chicago on this and they have been trying to install the XM for a customer and the radio had NO Wiring For This! He said he didn't care what I have been told! The WIRING WAS NOT THERE! He said it was an extensive procedure to install! They needed cables and had to run Wiring through out the Truck TO HOOK THIS UP! It took there best tech over five hours to install because the sytem wasn't set up for XM! This is VERY troublesome to me!! I have been told so many different stories that I'm afraid to have anybody tear into my Truck!! The regional rep wanted to know who I had been talking to, with Nissan who said this truck was PRE-WIRED! I told him first they told me it wasn't wired! then they told me all trucks were wired! He said he was going to Get to the bottom of this!!! He will be at my dealership the whole week of the 29th and wants to meet with me! I hope he has some anwser's for me! This is bordering on the ridiculous!
Sat radio compatibility is standard on LE and OPTIONAL on SE. Not all Titans are Sat radio compatible!!! :huh:
 

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Sat radio compatibility is standard on LE and OPTIONAL on SE. Not all Titans are Sat radio compatible!!! :huh:
Deepwater has a fully loaded LE. So it should be there. It seems if anything is missing it would only be the N-BUS wire that is supposed to be attached to the amp, connected to nothing by the amp, but goes up and connects to the back of the radio.

If the N-BUS wire is missing on mine, I'll just call Nissan and tell them I need the part. There's no reason you should have to pay for that when it should be there.
 

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Yes, the installation looks complicated to me. I especially don't like having to remove the accelerator pedal and I don't trust the dealer doing it either. I'm using an XM Roady right now, with the antenna on the dash, and the audio plugged into the aux port. It works fine, except for the volume/bass problem with the Rockford Fosgate radio (as described by many on this forum). The only advantage I see with the Nissan system is being able to use the steering wheel controls to change channels.
 

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Deepwater has a fully loaded LE. So it should be there. It seems if anything is missing it would only be the N-BUS wire that is supposed to be attached to the amp, connected to nothing by the amp, but goes up and connects to the back of the radio.

If the N-BUS wire is missing on mine, I'll just call Nissan and tell them I need the part. There's no reason you should have to pay for that when it should be there.
Well, you do have to run the wire for the antenna, so there is som wiring involved, but I agree, if you have an LE than it sould be pre-wired and I would call 1-800-nissan1 and complain!!
 

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Well, you do have to run the wire for the antenna, so there is som wiring involved, but I agree, if you have an LE than it sould be pre-wired and I would call 1-800-nissan1 and complain!!
And that's the easy part. :) I am going to buy a different low profile antenna for the roof to see if I like that better. There's normally super easy access to the inside right through the third tail light.
 

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"This is bordering on the ridiculous!"

Agreed. So you have an LE and the dealer assured you that your truck is not pre-wired?
I wouldn't believe any dealer that told me they had to "run wires all over the vehicle" and it took 6 hours (unless half of that was downtime waiting to get parts).

It's a given you have to run the antenna wire. But the only other wire the MAY have had to run would be the harness from the XM receiver to the head unit.. all of 1 to 2 feet and simple plug and go.

They may know how to change oil, but I wouldn't trust them to do anything with the stereo.. you know they're looking at the service manual just as much as anyone else would. And since I did car electronics for a few years, i'm perfectly comfortable doing it.. (now watch, i'll trip the airbags or something... LOL!)
 

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This is pure BS.. sorry, but XM doesn't require extensive wiring throughout the truck. If he told you that, then the guy installing it didn't know what he was doing.

To know for sure, look and see if the N-BUS wiring is there by the amplifier.
bvston1... Say what you want! I'm telling you exactly what they were telling me! The service manager was telling me the radio's do NOT have any wiring for this! He said you have to run cables up to the radio, and that they had to tear the carpet out to run the wiring and cables! He said it was NO Simple Procedure! And that it's NOT some quick plug in procedure! He said none of the radio's are ready to PLUG in! He said that they did get it hooked up and working for the guy. So it can be done! I do not have the Answers or know whats going on! Like I said I'm really confused on this! I have herd so many differant statements from Nissan and the Dealers! This is just getting PATHETIC!
 

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bvston1... Say what you want! I'm telling you exactly what they were telling me! The service manager was telling me the radio's do NOT have any wiring for this! He said you have to run cables up to the radio, and that they had to tear the carpet out to run the wiring and cables! He said it was NO Simple Procedure! And that it's NOT some quick plug in procedure! He said none of the radio's are ready to PLUG in! He said that they did get it hooked up and working for the guy. So it can be done! I do not have the Answers or know whats going on! Like I said I'm really confused on this! I have herd so many differant statements from Nissan and the Dealers! This is just getting PATHETIC!
Yes, you do have to rip up the carpet to run the wire for the antenna.. like I said, that's a given. It's even in the instructions for installing it.

But, AGAIN, if you're just missing the cable from the stereo to the sat tuner, then that is a short run behind the dash.

Sounds like it's the first time your shop has installed ANY stereo equipement.

Any yes, it is a simply plug in procedure. Antenna plugs into XM receiver. And then there's a plug between the XM receiver and head unit. With plugs on each end of each connection.

Your dealer is full of it. You can tell him I said that.. :jester:

Have you even looked at the XM install instructions on the web for the Titan? Have you looked to see if the cable end is there tied right to the side of the amplifier? Or you could even pull the head unit to see if it's plugged into there. I know that's the first thing I'm doing when I take delivery. If the wire is not there, Nissan is getting a call. :boxing:
 

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bvston1... Say what you want! I'm telling you exactly what they were telling me! The service manager was telling me the radio's do NOT have any wiring for this! He said you have to run cables up to the radio, and that they had to tear the carpet out to run the wiring and cables! He said it was NO Simple Procedure! And that it's NOT some quick plug in procedure! He said none of the radio's are ready to PLUG in! He said that they did get it hooked up and working for the guy. So it can be done! I do not have the Answers or know whats going on! Like I said I'm really confused on this! I have herd so many differant statements from Nissan and the Dealers! This is just getting PATHETIC!
I think I understand. The truck is "pre-wired" to the meager extent specified in the installation instructions posted in this thread. I looked at those instructions and came to the same conclusion that your dealer has reached: It would (1) take me a whole day (2) would require me to rip up my truck and (3) be a big pain in the ***. After I looked at those instructions, I decided to spend $300 on a good MP3 player instead of the satellite radio.
 

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I think I understand. The truck is "pre-wired" to the meager extent specified in the installation instructions posted in this thread. I looked at those instructions and came to the same conclusion that your dealer has reached: It would (1) take me a whole day (2) would require me to rip up my truck and (3) be a big pain in the ***. After I looked at those instructions, I decided to spend $300 on a good MP3 player instead of the satellite radio.
bestatchess....
? With the MP3 player's. In your opinion which brand is good. And what do you recommend. Thanks for your input and info! :)
 
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