For starters I was bummed that the NISMO didn't come with factory nav when the 380RS came with it. If I had been smarter when I bought the car I would have worked out a deal or something to get the navi parts at invoice cost and install it myself. I ended up buying this system off of ebay through LKQ - came with 90 day warranty on pulled parts! I actually have a month and a half left on the warranty LOL. System was mint, display perfect and came with harness pigtails.I guess my question would be... why? Did you just happen to have an old OEM navi unit laying around?
I've got all the pinouts, wire colors, and pages I used from the service manual documented. If anyone is seriously interested I can share that info.I dont think I could have done that without instructions! I just completed my most difficult elecrical task so far which was resoldering my neon's instrument cluster! lol
Sorry for the (inexcusable) delay - I'll do my best to answer your questions:That looks like a shitload of trouble to add the stock navi. I was debating to do it when i saw how good the 06+ system looked but when i saw the required work it kinda freaked me out.
From your experience, would you say its easier to add the oem navi if the stock bose headunit is retained? I saw a few unused plugs in my own touring and I was hoping some of the wiring was already there. What exactly is missing to add nav? I imagine the center console and rear panes have to be removed to add the the DVD player.
Let me know when you get a chance, my main issue was creating the harnesses, i dont mind taking apart the whole car, ive removed dashboards etc for navi on my previous cars and to add auto climate. But everything was plug and play, i would add new harnesses with matching plugs or swap out entire body harnesses with the entire car pretty much apart and a million screws labelled aside.
Do you think it would be possible to do the same thing for the Z if i found an 06+ with navi? Im kind of thinking of ditching my avid d3 I just like the stock screen look of the navi. let me know if you would be interested in selling me some harnesses
Congrats on the install.
Does the unit still respond? It is common for the CCFL driver to burn out in these older units, its usually the culprit, and you can replace the tubes and drivers with led lines instead that will run quieter and longer too.Bringing an old thread back from the grave, but I'm the current owner of this Nismo now and the navigation has stopped working. When I bought the car, it worked like a champ, but since this past summer it just stopped working. It's only flickered on ONE time since then and it was about a month ago on a warm day when it got up to around 60 degrees. Anyone have any ideas? I'm guessing crmann is long out of the Z game...does anyone have his contact info by chance?