Heard more via email from the guy doing the kits. The Murano Bypass Kit for the 2009/2010 US Murano with Nav will go on sale in approx. 2 weeks from 10/23/11. Price for 2009/2010 bypass kit will be more then the 2011 kit as the needed connectors are very expensive. The price for the 2009/2010 kit will be $184.99 plus shipping ($10.95 US Priority Mail, $45 International Express Mail). I still consider this a very decent price for this terrific kit offering. Please note that unlike the kit for the 2011 Murano the 2009/10 kit will not allow for rear camera on while driving forward.
Anyway, I will post here when the 2009/2010 kit is available.
---I should mention once again, I have no financial interest in this kit. I am posting about it here solely because I installed the kit on my US 2011 Murano LE with Nav a few months ago and I am very pleased with it. I believe others should know such a kit is available. Since my install of the kit others on this forum have purchased and installed the kit and they too are very pleased with the kit. Anyway, Nissan crippled many features on the US Murano with Nav and this kit over-rides things so the crippled features are fully functional. This kit has made my Murano with Nav more usable / enjoyable for me to use..
With the kit for the 2009/10, you will have full, unrestricted use of the Nav system, full unrestricted use of my blue-tooth enabled cellphone. Another plus is my front seat passenger can now watch DVD's while I am driving.. The kit is totally non-invasive which is important to me. No cutting of factory wires was necessary. No splicing, soldering required. Totally plug and play.
As mentioned, this kit is for the 2009 US Murano with Nav. Very little dis-assembly of the Murano is necessary when installing the Car Kit Company ByPass Kit (Remote Based). I'd say pretty much anyone that can read and follow very simple instructions (instructions are are provided with the kit) and turn a Phillips head screwdriver can do the install. (also download and read my install review below) In about 8 mins and 10 or so screws removed later you easily access the AV unit. Once access is gained, connect the kit (plug and play...easy) and then just reassemble (easy) and the install is complete. By the way, you don't even need to disconnect the Murano's battery prior to install.
So simple to install/use.... no technical skills, etc. needed. The fellow (no, not me) really has made a terrific, well thought out kit. For what he is charging $ wise, the kit is a steal in my opinion. As you can see I'm really happy with the kit and what is does. When at a Nissan dealership's Service Dept. they would not have a clue the kit was installed. Unless you click the kit's remote the vehicle behaves as any vehicle without the kit would behave. Guess another point is when you sell the vehicle you can very easily remove the kit if you desire and resell it.
For those interested in a kit for their 2009/10 US Murano with Nav, email me at [email protected]
and I will reply to your email with info on how to contact the fellow that made the kit for me.
I made up a little picture review with some instruction on the install of the Car Kit Company ByPass Kit (Remote based) I installed on my 2011 Murano with Nav. The install on the 2009 and 2010 would be basically the same. If you would like a looksee/a copy, feel free to click on this link and download the zip file containing the Microsoft Word document. http://auffarth.com/BillFolder/Muran..._over-ride.zip