Supersleeper
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Re: 2015 to 2016 Leaf S Radio Swap DONE: the lengths I will go for OEM Bluetooth streaming

Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:55 pm

I would love to have the newer 2017 navigation unit in my 2011. My 2011 has navigation but I’d like the Apple CarPlay features and birds-eye cameras.

Bullfrog1986
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Joined: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:09 pm
Delivery Date: 02 Jun 2018
Leaf Number: 325901

Re: 2015 to 2016 Leaf S Radio Swap DONE: the lengths I will go for OEM Bluetooth streaming

Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:31 pm

When you had the radio out, could you identify the connection for the backup camera? I'm wondering what it would take to feed a different signal to the factory display.

powersurge
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Location: Long Island, NY

Re: 2015 to 2016 Leaf S Radio Swap DONE: the lengths I will go for OEM Bluetooth streaming

Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:10 am

Thank You for your detailed information.... This answers the questions to those who keep on posting... "Can I put in a better radio??"

You have confirmed my old philosophy of.. If It isn't broke, don't try to upgrade... (E.G., new engines, etc)...

chumpp
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:30 am
Delivery Date: 29 Dec 2015
Leaf Number: 318586

Re: 2015 to 2016 Leaf S Radio Swap DONE: the lengths I will go for OEM Bluetooth streaming

Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:05 am

Supersleeper wrote:I would love to have the newer 2017 navigation unit in my 2011. My 2011 has navigation but I’d like the Apple CarPlay features and birds-eye cameras.
This would be a hell of a retrofit, since presumably the 2011s didn't have the wing-mirror cameras installed, so you'd need to retrofit those, plus their wiring harnesses. Also the 2011 telemetry kit won't be compatible with the 2017 kit so that will need to be replaced - and it is possible that the newer kit won't be compatible with your 2011's body control or engine management systems due to firmware differences (if they are even compatible from a wiring perspective). But if you do decide to try your luck, document it!

chumpp
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:30 am
Delivery Date: 29 Dec 2015
Leaf Number: 318586

Re: 2015 to 2016 Leaf S Radio Swap DONE: the lengths I will go for OEM Bluetooth streaming

Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:09 am

Bullfrog1986 wrote:When you had the radio out, could you identify the connection for the backup camera? I'm wondering what it would take to feed a different signal to the factory display.
I didn't, but it's easy to figure out from the Nicoclub sourced service manuals (and I may even have identified the pins in one of my first few posts).

Getting the video in would be trivial - connectivity for the input is a 2-wire analog (composite video) signal like you'd get from any analog camera, and switching the input would be as simple as sending voltage along the signal pin to trick the head unit into thinking it was in reverse.

chumpp
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:30 am
Delivery Date: 29 Dec 2015
Leaf Number: 318586

Re: 2015 to 2016 Leaf S Radio Swap DONE: the lengths I will go for OEM Bluetooth streaming

Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:11 am

powersurge wrote:Thank You for your detailed information.... This answers the questions to those who keep on posting... "Can I put in a better radio??"

You have confirmed my old philosophy of.. If It isn't broke, don't try to upgrade... (E.G., new engines, etc)...
Heh, yeah, it was a pain in the butt but ultimately I think it was worth it. Maybe pulling out the rear seats to upgrade the stereo isn't for everybody though...

Bullfrog1986
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:09 pm
Delivery Date: 02 Jun 2018
Leaf Number: 325901

Re: 2015 to 2016 Leaf S Radio Swap DONE: the lengths I will go for OEM Bluetooth streaming

Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:37 am

chumpp wrote:
Bullfrog1986 wrote:When you had the radio out, could you identify the connection for the backup camera? I'm wondering what it would take to feed a different signal to the factory display.
I didn't, but it's easy to figure out from the Nicoclub sourced service manuals (and I may even have identified the pins in one of my first few posts).

Getting the video in would be trivial - connectivity for the input is a 2-wire analog (composite video) signal like you'd get from any analog camera, and switching the input would be as simple as sending voltage along the signal pin to trick the head unit into thinking it was in reverse.
The manual is not showing up on Nicoclub. Do you have a copy I could use?

chumpp
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:30 am
Delivery Date: 29 Dec 2015
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Re: 2015 to 2016 Leaf S Radio Swap DONE: the lengths I will go for OEM Bluetooth streaming

Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:11 pm

Bullfrog1986 wrote: The manual is not showing up on Nicoclub. Do you have a copy I could use?
I just used the 2014 Service Manuals (the link for the 2015 manuals wasn't working back when I tried, and still doesn't work now).
Here's the link
https://nicoclub.com/FSM/Leaf/2014%20Leaf/

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