Dash Removal

Forum for Infiniti M35 and M45, and Nissan Fuga owners.
Max2M35
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon May 01, 2017 9:43 pm
Car: 2006 Infiniti M35

Dash Removal

Postby Max2M35 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:54 am

Hello all, I am considering taking on a slightly major project, that many would probably find insane. But considering the circumstances, I think I'd be better off tackling it. I have a 2006 M35 Base, with absolutely NO options besides NAV. No BOSE, heated/ventilated seats, rear view camera, HID, nothing. 

Now, I know most would say that it'd be easier to purchase one with those options, but considering that my car is paid for, it'd be cheaper to add them. Yes, time consuming, but cheaper. With that being said, I just want to know the easiest route to take, in regards to the dash board removal. I have a general idea on how to do it, but I wanted to ask for some expert, or even near expert advice on how someone may have done this. And yes, I have searched, but got results on how to remove items within the console but not the entire dash unit. 

If anyone has any advice on how to accomplish this task, I'd greatly appreciate it! And I'll be sure to keep everyone updated (if anyone is interested of course) on how the project goes.


User avatar
Rogue One
Moderator
Posts: 8103
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:15 pm
Car: 2011 Nissan Rogue SL
2012 Nissan Rogue SL
2012 Honda CR-V LX
Location: Florida, USA

Re: Dash Removal

Postby Rogue One » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:53 pm

I think the details for removing the entire dash should be in the FSM:
https://www.nicoclub.com/service-manual ... M35/ip.pdf

Just wondering, have you looked into ALL of the parts necessary for this upgrade?
https://www.infinitipartsdeal.com/parts ... isual.html

Image
Image

Max2M35
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon May 01, 2017 9:43 pm
Car: 2006 Infiniti M35

Re: Dash Removal

Postby Max2M35 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:01 pm

Hello. Thanks for that!

Yes, I have looked into it and I THINK I'm up for the task lol. Luckily, I have access to a few M's that have the options, and can pay close to nothing for each part. I think my main concern is how the harnesses are being ran from the engine bay to the interior. But hopefully after the dash is removed. It'll be more revealing.

User avatar
Rogue One
Moderator
Posts: 8103
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:15 pm
Car: 2011 Nissan Rogue SL
2012 Nissan Rogue SL
2012 Honda CR-V LX
Location: Florida, USA

Re: Dash Removal

Postby Rogue One » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:08 pm

Cool beans! This sounds like an interesting project.

Do everyone a favor and document your work in progress. Take pictures whenever possible.

User avatar
AZhitman
Administrator
Posts: 70429
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2002 2:04 am
Car: 72 240Z RB25, 63 Bluebird RHD, 63 NL320, 67 WRL411, 67 SPL311, 68 510 SR, 77 620 SR20, 89 Pao, 97 D21, 98 S14, 11 LS460L, 12 Titan 4x4.
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Contact:

Re: Dash Removal

Postby AZhitman » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:30 pm

My concern would be the integration of the ECU with any options. Make sure your ECU has the same part # as the ones in the "loaded" cars.

Max2M35
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon May 01, 2017 9:43 pm
Car: 2006 Infiniti M35

Re: Dash Removal

Postby Max2M35 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:51 am

ALRIGHTY!!!!

So first off, let me say that it was an ABSOLUTE success. Well, sorta anyway.

Basically, my M35 is an 2006 Base with the only option being Navigation, and nothing else. I took the liberty in adding a back up camera, the 2ch BOSE, AFS, Heated/Ventilated front seats and Pre-Crash seatbelts.

I will say the BOSE sounds much better than that basic system. But still lacked low end, which I already had a set of 12" in the trunk. Overall, I am pleased with the system.

NOW, I did get the camera control module to work, however, in reverse, all I get is a black screen with "look back before reversing," or something to that effect. I traced everything down and I'm not understanding what the issue could be.

Also, for the time being, my heated and ventilated seats aren't working, and I know why. The main harness coming from the engine room needs to be replaced with the harness that includes those features. NOW. My question is, has anyone EVER worked on anything behind the engine, between what I assume is the first partition of the firewall, and the actual firewall itself? Its EXTREMELY tight back there, and I cannot for the life of me get that harness to come out. I don't want to cut it, but I mean............... Any input there would be appreciated.

Other than those two issues, everything else was flawless and easy (I did forget to plug the fuel level unit back in, and scared me s*** with the gas and SES lights on as well as a "empty" tank). It was just time consuming as hell! Definitely something I'd only do just this once, unless I had to do it again lol. It was somewhat of a direct swap as far as the harnesses are concerned, but being that I went from 06' styled harnesses to an 07, there were 2-3 modules that I had to bring over with the new harness. Save for the additional modules that provided the features I wanted.

Also for anyone looking to do this as well, note that when adding the pre-crash seatbelts, you have to replace the front seatbelts themselves as well as add the brake stroke sensor on the pedal. Unfortunately, my seatbelt light is flashing right now due to that lack of the sensor, due to me not being able to pull the harness that includes that connector. :gotme

I am not good at write-ups and how-to's, so if anyone has a question regarding anything, feel free to ask. And I'll do my best to assist! I have pictures, but I uhm... I tried to upload them and they said the files were too large lol. What do I do?

Larz
Moderator
Posts: 2958
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:55 pm
Car: 2009 M35 RWD
Location: Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Contact:

Re: Dash Removal

Postby Larz » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:41 pm

Glad to hear it did not turn into a bloody nightmare. I reckon you should be on the list of gurus we seek when we have dash / sensor issue - sort of a 'roads scholar' LOL.

Max2M35
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon May 01, 2017 9:43 pm
Car: 2006 Infiniti M35

Re: Dash Removal

Postby Max2M35 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:19 pm

Larz wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:41 pm
Glad to hear it did not turn into a bloody nightmare. I reckon you should be on the list of gurus we seek when we have dash / sensor issue - sort of a 'roads scholar' LOL.
I'd be honored lol.

But, here are some pics I took during the project.

https://ibb.co/album/jzzN87

My hands are STILL healing from this lol.


Return to “Infiniti M35 and M45 Forum”