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Alright I started my install today and so far so good. I was a little scared since I've never done any audio installs before. :headshake:
Anyway I used the SEARCH function on all the boards and compiled all the necessary information that I needed. Chazz was also a tremendous help, he forwarded to me the instructions for the In Z PC, :thumbsup:
Taking the dash apart wasn't that too difficult thanks to the wonderful instructions by Scafremon

The only PROBLEM I ran across is when detaching the radio harnesses, theese are a PIA. :headshake: I finally did manage to get them off.

First order of business was to try and find the CONSTANT ON and ACCESORY WIRES. The larger plug out of the two is the power plug. The large YELLOW wire is CONSTANT ON and the LIGHT GREEN is the ACCESORY. I needed these to power the XM.



I simply tapped into these two wires.

I could have finished up after I did that but all the wires looked MESSY. So, I took some wire looms and covered all the wires. I ran the wires right along the exiting wire loom and zip tied them together so it's much cleaner.



You can see here where it was grounded.
I also took the excess wires and tucked them in neatly in the back wrapped in electrical tape.
 

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For the time being I placed the antenna on the strut bar while trying to get signed up for the service, works well. :thumbsup:

I haven't put everything back together since I will be installing the screen tomorrow.

Here's the cubby all taped up.


Xenarc 700 TSV - Black casing removed.



And that is where I'm curently at.
 

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Now I'm planning on using this FM Mod for the PS2 from Crutchfield, has anyone else use it?



Also since I already have a modulator in place for the XM do I just hook this up right along with it?
 

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so are you running 2 FM Mods? the PS2 Video feed (the yellow one) will Need to be hooked up to one of the Video Inputs to the Xenarc. The Audio from the PS2 (Red and White) will have to be hooked up to the Fm Mod, in order to get sound from the PS2 to your Headunit.

If your only using One FM Mod, You will need to get RCA splitters So you can run both the PS2 audio And XM into the FM Mod.

Keep in mind that when you upgrade to the In Z PC, We have a Software based Xm that will run through the PC, So the splitter/2 fm Mods will not be needed
 

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Originally posted by Chazzg@Jan 8 2005, 02:15 PM
so are you running 2 FM Mods? the PS2 Video feed (the yellow one) will Need to be hooked up to one of the Video Inputs to the Xenarc. The Audio from the PS2 (Red and White) will have to be hooked up to the Fm Mod, in order to get sound from the PS2 to your Headunit.

If your only using One FM Mod, You will need to get RCA splitters So you can run both the PS2 audio And XM into the FM Mod.

Keep in mind that when you upgrade to the In Z PC, We have a Software based Xm that will run through the PC, So the splitter/2 fm Mods will not be needed

Chazz thanks again for sending the information to me, that helped me a great deal. :thumbsup:

Right now I'm only running the FM Mod for the XM.



Sorry but this is all new to me so which wire(s) do I need to splice into to split the FM Mod?

Unfortunately I'm about a year away from the PC upgrade. :headshake:

Thanks for the headsup on the HOW TO DiRN. But I read the good Doctor's write up on his Xenarc install and got the link from there.
 

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WHEW!!! :headshake:

I finally got the screen situated after many tries. I hooked it up to a DVD player in the house to try it out and :thumbsup: :thumbsup:









 

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The only problem I have at this point and hoping that someone can help me out is the PS2 install. This is how the current set up with the XM is right now.



Here is the XM Reciever.
 

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I do have another question pertaining to powering up the screen. Do I use the constant on or the accesory for it? Also, is it safe for me to utilize the power/accesory from the HU even though I'm already using it for the XM. Thanks for any help guys. :thumbsup:
 

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Sorry but this is all new to me so which wire(s) do I need to splice into to split the FM Mod?
The Fm Mod only needs Power and ground. The antenna lead wire will plug into the FM Mod then, the FM Mod antenna wire into the antenna plug on the back of the headunit. Then you just plug in the Audio RCAs from the XM or PS2 into the FM Mod. When the power is On, the FM MOD will "broadcast" the signal from the XM/PS2 to a Fm radio station like 88.1(your FM mod instructions should tell you) . If you ever want to listen to the Regular Fm radio you will need to turn the FM Mod power off. So add a switch on the power wire to the FM Mod.


I do have another question pertaining to powering up the screen. Do I use the constant on or the accesory for it? Also, is it safe for me to utilize the power/accesory from the HU even though I'm already using it for the XM. Thanks for any help guys. 


I use the constant on for the screen, the Xenarc will self power on/off when it detects signal. you should be able to run the screen, the XM and the Fm mod off the Radio power supply without issue, just make sure each power wire has its own fuse.

if you only use the FM mod for the XM, you will not have sound from the PS2.
 

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I think I might have found a solution. I might have found an aux input that uses the 12-pin CD changer port in the back. I've taken pictures of the Bose System and sent it to the vendor and waiting a response to see if it's the right one. I've got my fingers crossed. :thumbsup:
 

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I finally got a chance to install the XM display inside the sunglass holder. I simply drilled a hole in the headliner and ran the wires through. The drilled hole was unsightly so I went to the hobby store and bought some black felt just like what's in the holder already. I simply covered up the top portion including the hole in the hold and there you have it. Now I'm just waiting on the 12 pin connector so I can hook up the screen and PS2. :thumbsup:





 

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IT'S DONE, IT'S FINALLY DONE!!!!

I finally got my screen and PS2 installed. All audio from the XM and PS2 is through the Bose system which I'm quite satisfied with at the moment. :thumbsup: I found an auxiliary input for the 03 Bose system without the need for an FM Mod. The sound quality is great. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Since I was already running a power inverter, decided not to hard wire the screen but plug it right in with the PS2 in a 300w power inverter.





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I even managed to find a remote control relay to turn on the power inverter :) It has four separate channels so I will probably use one to turn on the neon in the glove box. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 

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Great install and i like the way you worked the forums to give help you out! So i take it you used the XENARC 700YV monitor correct? I also take it you axed the housing and mounted to LCD to the stock housing? Did you have to get anything special from Nissan to do this? A lot of people say you have to get the Nav Cubby? Also, does the monitor fit completely flush in that area? What i am asking is there any gaps at all on the sides or bottom?




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Thanks very much. I had to ask A LOT of questions because of the fact that I have never done any type of audio install before and I didn't want to screw it up. You are correct the monitor is the 700YV. For the install you have to remove the casing in order to fit the cubby. If you don't have an 03 Z then you would need to get the 03 cubby in order for a 7" monitor to fit, so I've heard. The fitment is perfect, so gaps anywhere. The only thing that you need is an aux input IF you have the 03 Bose w/o navy. The aux input that I'm using is the AUXNISS fron discountcarstereo.com. Let me know if you need anything else.




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