Re: Leaf S - replacing the radio?
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:37 pm
Where can I buy the 6v regulator? Any recommendations?
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Amazon has a bunch of them. This one seems to be a decent option: https://www.amazon.com/DROK-Waterproof- ... 017EBZPKC/dlupien wrote:Where can I buy the 6v regulator? Any recommendations?
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.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?
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.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?
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.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?
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.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).