To my knowledge, there is no OEm double din dash kit that will perfectly fit an aftermarket navigation. Someone here used the OEM double din console piece (and the OEM brakets) that comes with the tech package. However, because the opening on the OEM double din console is wider than aftermarket nav units, he had to get his installer to customize the piece to fit his unit. It is NOT direct plug and play, so to speak.121traffic wrote:Hi guys, been lurking here at NICO for a while....just kind of soaking up the info. This is a great forum! I bought an 08 A/C in radiant silver last month, 3.5 6MT. I am really trying to keep the exterior clean and stock looking, so I've only done Xentec 5000K HIDs (thanks to whoever here did the write up!) and 15% tint all around. I plan on keeping the wheels, etc. I do need some sticky tires to wrap on them though.
I opted out of the premium and tech packages. I am not a fan of leather. I wish I could have opted out of the leather and taken the rest of the premium. I also didn't want the tech because I wanted aftermarket nav. I've settled on the Navi that I want, but I was really bummed at the quality of the aftermarket dash kits out there. I read rjdmmfl1's write up on his Avic install and was very impressed! I consoled myself with plans to get the nav and cover the cheap plastic kit with brushed aluminum. My first choice, though, is to keep the stock texture, but I didn't think that was possible.
That is until I found this post on another forum. This guy posted a picture and link to an OEM double DIN dash kit that will only fit the non-premium climate controls...not the auto climate. Anyone had any experience with this? Is it too good to be true? Like I said...I like the OEM look and texture, and if this is really OEM double DIN, I think I'm set!
Again, thanks for reading my first post...great forum!
rjdmmfl1 wrote:There does exist a one piece double din center console peice for aftermarket units, but it is NOT OEM. It is from another manufacturer...
here it ishttp://cgi.ebay.com/Car-Radio-...wItem
rjdmmfl1 wrote:1. No its not necessarilry a single din unit, you just need to cut off the center bar if you plan on using it in a double din fashion. If you have a metra, you should recall that you had to do that with the metra kit also, that is if you installed it yourself. If you got someone else to install it, then that's what they had to do.
2. That picture you posted, was that supposed to be a different one from the one I posted or the same.
3. It may look like the metra kit, but its different in a few ways, namelythe kit on the link I posted was a single piece, the metra kit has interchangeable pieces for the climate control and single/double din opening.
4. Actually, after looking at it again, it looks NOTHING like the metra kit. The pieces don't fit together like that on the metra kit. Its also not a scosche kit because the scosche kit comes in two pieces.
this is the metra kit
if you're talking about this...http://www.crutchfield.com/App...97423niztec wrote:crutchfield's dash kit should fit the double din decks, or so i heard...
but lets just say you buy a deck, it will already come with the dash kit and both wiring harness (to the deck and antenna) thats what they said when i called them up and they said it will fit perfectly...so idk....rjdmmfl1 wrote:
if you're talking about this...http://www.crutchfield.com/App...97423
that's not a "crutchfield" kit, its the metra kit, and its the same one that we've been discussing ...honestdee on ebay sells the same thing for the same price, but they also bundle theirs with the antenna adapter and vehicle wiring harness for cheaper than what it would cost from crutchfield
umm, sometimes the reps do, and sometimes they don't... I've heard that when crutchfield sells units, they sometimes provide the antenna adapter, wiring harness, not sure about the dash kit.. but if they do sell a dash kit, it is definately not a crutchfield kit, but rather the metra or scosche kits!niztec wrote:but lets just say you buy a deck, it will already come with the dash kit and both wiring harness (to the deck and antenna) thats what they said when i called them up and they said it will fit perfectly...so idk....
does crutchfield know what theyre talking about??
Do you have a link to where this can be ordered? Or is it direct from Nissan only?
Universal DIN tray from Crutchfield, a little work with a Dremmel, and you are all set with single DIN HU. The Metra kit is GARBAGE. Looks like trash, doesnt fit properly, hinders proper function of HVAC buttons. Go the OEM route if you can.ssjones wrote:Gotcha, just pop that bar out.
I'd love to be able to use the factory cover for the NAV unit and fit a pocket to make it work with a single DIN, but the pocket doesn't seem to be available. The Metra kit is OK, but has mentioned on other thread doesn't match the textured Nissan plastic very well. I've grown used to it, but if another option popped up, I'd try for something nicer.
Hey, my name is Reshad and im new to the forum. Im interested on the oem double din dash kit for my clarion. I tried the link that was posted on the page trademotion.com but i couldnt find anything. Can you guys help me send the link or something and how much is it. Thank Yousnef wrote:hi,
this parts number will fit with any aftermarket HU or NAVthe parts number is "68260-JA00A" and its for manual climate control only
if you get the one with the automated climate control, yess the opening is to wide and the parts number for this one is "68260-JA02A"
for exemple and i no modification needed, its plug and play lolllthis is my old HU/NAV, (pioneer Avic-D3)
and with my new HU (Pioneer Avic-Z110BT) i install it this morning
as you see, all Hu will fit perfectlybut if you want a single din Hu you need the pocket partnumber 16 on this linkshttp://www.trademotion.com/par...gid=0
Modified by snef at 2:23 PM 10/22/2009