pereze
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Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:07 am

Hi Everyone,

I am new here and just purchased my leaf the other day. I plan on making some modifications to the Audio and other areas so I am thankful I found this community!

I apologize in advance if this has been discussed. I tried searching here and Google but couldn't find the answer to my question.

I just bough the Leaf S with the quick charge package. The radio looks like a standard double DIN radio I would find in a "normal" car. I was assuming the radio could not be replaced because it somehow helped control other aspects of the car (like cars with HVAC incorporated, or other settings/features). Does anyone know if the radio can be replaced or why not?

I may end up leaving it alone, but I am a little worried about the signal coming out from the radio being manipulated and having to use the speaker level outputs.

Thanks in Advance!

pereze
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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:37 pm

Does anyone happen to know the pin outs on the back of the leaf S radio? I have figured out what a couple of the inputs are because they match the Clarion unit in the SV/SL. I am hoping once I know the pin outs, I could get a harness from somewhere to make it work with an aftermarket unit.

Thanks,
Eric

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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:42 pm

Eric,

I don't know for sure, but I'm pretty sure the radio in the S is independent of the climate controls, unlike the SV and SL. We have both and Ive fiddled with both quite a bit and I can't think of anything in the S radio settings that has anything to do w the climate control
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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:43 pm

Has anyone been able to upgrade the stereo on the 2013 Nissan Leaf S. I got the charger upgrade, but the car did not have navigation. I really want to upgrade the stereo. I want to add navigation. Please anyone with any information please reply.

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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:52 pm

findinglouis1972 wrote:Has anyone been able to upgrade the stereo on the 2013 Nissan Leaf S. I got the charger upgrade, but the car did not have navigation. I really want to upgrade the stereo. I want to add navigation. Please anyone with any information please reply.


You'd probably be better off with a standalone Nav unit, as they seem to be way ahead of the built-in units being used in most cars. You could always mount it semi-permanently.
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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:51 am

Standalone navigation would work, but want the bigger backup camera view as well. I really want an indash navigation system. Has anyone had the factory 2013 Nissan Leaf s radio out and have photo of the space , wires and connections?

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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:21 pm

findinglouis1972 wrote:Standalone navigation would work, but want the bigger backup camera view as well. I really want an indash navigation system. Has anyone had the factory 2013 Nissan Leaf s radio out and have photo of the space , wires and connections?


Just curious if there is an update. If you were successful, I may try to follow in your footsteps.8

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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:43 am

pereze wrote:Does anyone happen to know the pin outs on the back of the leaf S radio?


Have you compared it to the 2012 standard radio here:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=16433
It may be similar. Otherwise, you could download the AV schematic from Nissan.
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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:27 am

I have a 2014 Leaf S as well, I'm @ the stereo shop but they measured and said the opening is larger than a standard double din so I would need a kit. Did not remove the unit to see if it would fit depth wise. Does anyone know of a kit for the leaf? After all these years, I'm surprised there hasn't been one made, makes me wonder if depth or something else is an issue.

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Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?

Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:00 pm

Any updates here? Interested to hear if anyone has had any success replacing a head unit in an S.

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