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

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:55 pm
by Supersleeper
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.

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

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:31 pm
by Bullfrog1986
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:10 am
by powersurge
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)...

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

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:05 am
by chumpp
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!

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

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:09 am
by chumpp
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:11 am
by chumpp
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...

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

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:37 am
by Bullfrog1986
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?

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

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:11 pm
by chumpp
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/

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

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:35 pm
by SebastianSR
I did this with a 2014 Sentra SR exactly same stereos but I’m having issues with the buttons illumination when the lights are on, when checking the harness in both 2014 and 2015 models it’s exactly the same pins.

Anyone with the same issue?