dlupien
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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:37 pm

Where can I buy the 6v regulator? Any recommendations?

asm
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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:15 pm

dlupien wrote:Where can I buy the 6v regulator? Any recommendations?


Amazon has a bunch of them. This one seems to be a decent option: https://www.amazon.com/DROK-Waterproof- ... 017EBZPKC/

dlupien
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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:10 pm

Thanks! I have everything coming in on Friday so I can take care of the project this weekend. Wish me luck!

On a side note, how hard do you think it will be to reinstall the stock head unit for resale etc?

baustin
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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:23 pm

dlupien wrote:Thanks! I have everything coming in on Friday so I can take care of the project this weekend. Wish me luck!

On a side note, how hard do you think it will be to reinstall the stock head unit for resale etc?


I don't think I would go through the hassle of trying to remove it and use it in another car, unless it was a very expensive unit. I would save the box, manuals, extra parts, and stock unit, to provide to the next owner of the car. The resale value will likely be better with the upgraded unit installed.
2013 Leaf SV - Cayenne Red - QC Port - LED Headlights

dlupien
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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:32 pm

I was thinking more along the lines of doing an install on a leased vehicle. Obviously not having the stock radio installed at lease turn in might be an issue, right?

baustin
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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:46 am

dlupien wrote:I was thinking more along the lines of doing an install on a leased vehicle. Obviously not having the stock radio installed at lease turn in might be an issue, right?


It could be an issue, but it depends on the dealer it is returned to, especially if the installed unit is better than the stock unit. Technically, lease improvements become the property of the vehicle owner, and you have to get their permission to remove them. It depends on the lease agreement, and the state it is written in. You might even be required to get permission before doing the install. Personally, I would not do an upgrade on a leased vehicle, unless I planned to purchase it at the end of the lease. Just my opinion, but If the vehicle, as equipped when leased, is not satisfactory for the term of the lease, then the wrong vehicle was leased.
2013 Leaf SV - Cayenne Red - QC Port - LED Headlights

aarond12
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Leaf Number: 311353
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:58 am

dlupien wrote:Any update on the Sony install aarond12? I am actually looking to install that exact same unit into my leaf using the crutchfield kit. Where you able to get the rear view camera to work? How does the unit compare in battery drain to the stock radio?

I haven't had the chance to install the voltage regulator and get the backup camera working, but it's still on the to-do list. I have the regulator and I know the pinouts from other threads... I just have to find the time.

Other than that, I'm very happy with the performance of the radio. The screen washes out in direct sunlight, just like the stock one does, so no improvement there. The screen does dim with the headlights, in contrast to what one person reviewed on Crutchfield's site.

All available steering wheel controls work, though the adapter box has settings for Preset +/- and Track +/-. I only programmed the box for Preset +/- since we don't have Track +/- buttons. Apple CarPlay doesn't skip ahead/back tracks when using Preset +/-, though, even though the regular UI does (e.g., on USB thumb drive content/BlueTooth audio)! :?

Other than that, Apple CarPlay works brilliantly. When using Maps, the main map displays on the big display while next turn directions appear on the phone. Nice! Other non-Apple apps work pretty well, with some of them failing to launch when the phone is locked. (Just unlock the phone and they start right up.)

I may be installing another one of these soon. My wife is JEALOUS of the radio in my car and wants one for hers. She doesn't have a backup camera in her Jeep Compass, so I will have to add one of those, too, for her. An inexpensive license plate backup camera will likely be my choice for that.
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Fmerc
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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Sat May 06, 2017 12:18 pm

@ aarond12 Nice job! I was wondering. which steering wheel control adapter did you use?

Fmerc
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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Sat May 06, 2017 12:34 pm

aarond12 wrote:I just (mostly) finished the Sony XAV-AX100 radio in my 2015 LEAF "S". For the most part, it was simple. I got a kit from Crutchfield which included the bracket, wiring harness, antenna adapter, and hands-free adapter (same one that others talked about above).

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Do you have he link for the hands free adapter from Crutchfield? When I ordered the Sony XAV-AX100 I couldn't find any hands free/wheel control adapters that were compatible with the Leaf.

Thanks.

Fmerc
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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Tue May 09, 2017 7:33 pm

I think this thread will help solve how to keep the original microphone working: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=23887&p=494120#p494120

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