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Hi everyone,

have read quite a few of the posts on here, and it's a little confusing to say the least.
A a lot of people have said that they have been trying out various ways to get this to work and wondered if anyone has been successful.

I have got a year old aftermarket JVC stereo that I would like to replace the factory fitted one with, and would dearly like to get it to work with my steering wheel remote, but my car also has the built in sat nav and was hoping someone on here could tell me if you can actually get it all to work together and what cables or adapters you need to get this up and running?

Kind regards.

Alex.
 

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Thanks for the info daveboy.
I would like to keep the built in sat nav, just want to change the original radio for a modern one that will work off the steering wheel remote and still enable the sat nav to work.
They seems to be a few adapters just finding out which is needed is where I get confused.

Cheers for the link Vandy.
Have had a read through and put a message to see if Rob had any luck.
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Alex I replaced the head unit in my T30 x-trail with built in sat nav recently. I used a steering control adaptor from Car Audio Direct http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/ict-29-644-steering-stalk-control-adaptor.html, ignore that it says it won't work with built in sat nav, it does. And a suitable adaptor for my Kenwood unit (you would need one for JVC). Cost about £40, connected it together and it worked through the steeering wheel controls perfectly. Check out my topic http://www.x-trail-uk.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2424
Hope this helps.

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Thank you for the information Shambeko, appreciate you sending me through the message.

However I just cannot get my head round it for some reason, I am perfectly fine with straight over ISO swaps, but don't know what JVC adapter I need or anything, adding the stalk adapter into the mix is just confusing me, I did wonder whether it would be easier to try and find a professional to do it for me.

Will that adapter you bought work with mine as your car is a year newer and some of them give for an SE version or an SVE or Sports?

Before I put out the post I was looking at this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JVC-Nissan-X-...cles_Terminals_Cabling_ET&hash=item2eb073fc5d

Didn't know whether this does the whole lot for replacing or do I still need an adapter like this as well:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JVC-KD-R601-E...S_In_Car_Audio_Players_PP&hash=item230accfdce

Or whether this the second adapter is the adapter you were talking about for the comparison of the Kenwood one that you bought.

The problem I see is how do you stop it from losing the memory everytime, of the radio channels you've saved or what station you were last on, or if it has a clock, also don't know again if it is the right fitting as some seem to be wider than others.

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Alex,
went through the same as you, not knowing exactly what to buy. I spent weeks looking through this forum and other Nissan forums until I felt confident I was buying the correct bits. I still wasn't convinced it would work but it did and has been fine ever since.
The steering wheel interface you linked to has different white sockets than http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/ict-29-644-steering-stalk-control-adaptor.html that fitted mine ok, these connect to the original headunit leads. I checked these plugs by removing the factory fit unit before ordering as there seems to be two different ones looking at the pictures of various adaptors that are on the market.
The brown and black ISO plugs fit to the new head unit, you do not need a seperate ISO lead. You will need a suitable JVC patch lead that connects the black box on the interface to your JVC head unit so they talk to each other. i.e. http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/incartec-jvc-adaptor.html
Plug them all together and Bob's your uncle. The unit should remember everything ok, mine starts the mp3s on my USB stick where I left off.
Hope this helps. I would pull out the old one and check the plugs at the back first, only takes 5 minutes following the guides on this forum.

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Thank you so much for the information Shambeko.

I really appreciate, will definately pull the old radio out and see what I find out.

As you say that will tell me for a start which stalk adapter it is, then it just leaves me to match up the JVC cable for my replacement radio.

Would you mind terribly if I sent the information through to check with you, with a pic of the old radio connectors and the info of my radio that I'm going to put in, and see if we both agree on the cables for it.

Thank you again for the help.

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Alex,
looking on http://www.incartec.co.uk there are two different interfaces. One for a 16pin plug and the other 6 + 10 pins.

The one with 16 pins is the one I have, and works with the sat nav. Maybe the other is for X-trails without sat nav, seems to have 3 seperate plugs rather than 2, not sure. I think 1 plug goes to steering controls other 1 or 2 to the original head unit.
Anyway have a look on the Incartec website under fitting instructions it might help you understand how it all works.

Si
 

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Now i'm confused :lol:

My xtrail doesnt have satnav and i'd like to keep the steering wheel controls.

I take it to change the head unit i need;

1. New head unit - of course :biggrin:

2. Steering wheel interface

3. Adaptor for the new stereo that plugs into the interface box

Right/wrong??!!
 
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