thedwarfer19
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Delivery Date: 23 Nov 2022

Swapping out a head unit with newer (wiring nightmare)

I have a 2012 leaf with a QY-7201N-C head unit which has failed, I got a replacement from a salvaged 2016 leaf (a qy-8252) but to my dismay half the connectors are different. can this be solved with a few converter cables? the power and vehicle I/F are the same however the GPS DCM I/F and USB are different, plus the newer model seems to need an external BT antenna.

Anyone got any advice?

Thanks
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Stanton
Posts: 2719
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:56 am
Delivery Date: 01 Sep 2011
Leaf Number: 7458
Location: Plano, TX
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Re: Swapping out a head unit with newer (wiring nightmare)

Find a replacement from the same year as your Leaf?
2011 Blue Ocean SV w/OVMS
12v LiFePO4 battery
FIAMM 74100 horns/Wet Okole seat covers/Tor's heater mod/Dala's CAN-bridge
Lizard Pack (Rev E) installed @51 months/41k miles
40 kWh Pack (Gen2) installed @115 months/84k miles
thedwarfer19
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:57 am
Delivery Date: 23 Nov 2022

Re: Swapping out a head unit with newer (wiring nightmare)

I have already bought the 2016 one, I'd prefer to use it as it has more features and also don't really want to spend another £300
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Stanton
Posts: 2719
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:56 am
Delivery Date: 01 Sep 2011
Leaf Number: 7458
Location: Plano, TX
Contact: Website Twitter

Re: Swapping out a head unit with newer (wiring nightmare)

thedwarfer19 wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:17 am I have already bought the 2016 one, I'd prefer to use it as it has more features and also don't really want to spend another £300
Features don't do any good if it isn't compatible with your car/wiring. Just sayin'
2011 Blue Ocean SV w/OVMS
12v LiFePO4 battery
FIAMM 74100 horns/Wet Okole seat covers/Tor's heater mod/Dala's CAN-bridge
Lizard Pack (Rev E) installed @51 months/41k miles
40 kWh Pack (Gen2) installed @115 months/84k miles

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