Radio question

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Radio question

Postby slughead21 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:39 am

Hi guys, I have an EX35 journey 2008, it has the standard Bose radio, no navigation or rear camera, or bluetooth. I want to upgrade. Can I simply install the OEM Bose navigation set up from a donor vehicle or is there more to it that that?


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Re: Radio question

Postby Rogue One » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:55 pm

Unfortunately it's neither simple or cheap. Unlike the current Nissan/Infiniti vehicles where everything's pretty much built into the head unit, on 2008-2012 EX35 models the radio and gps are separate components. Frankly it would be far cheaper and easier to buy a quality aftermarket unit that would have better sound quality, better gps with free updates, and more features.

To give you a rough idea of what's entailed by upgrading using OEM parts:
Parts list and prices: https://www.infinitipartsdeal.com/parts ... m=280_A011
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Re: Radio question

Postby sev » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:25 pm

That being said, if you could source the parts from a donor vehicle, I think it is possible to do and others have done it. Especially going to the 08IT system (which the 2010+ cars have). Again it's possible but depends on if you can find the parts from a donor vehicle. In fact I think there's kits to do it on ebay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpM_ATyAyaI

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Re: Radio question

Postby slughead21 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:40 am

Rogue One wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:55 pm
Unfortunately it's neither simple or cheap. Unlike the current Nissan/Infiniti vehicles where everything's pretty much built into the head unit, on 2008-2012 EX35 models the radio and gps are separate components. Frankly it would be far cheaper and easier to buy a quality aftermarket unit that would have better sound quality, better gps with free updates, and more features.

To give you a rough idea of what's entailed by upgrading using OEM parts:
Parts list and prices: https://www.infinitipartsdeal.com/parts ... m=280_A011
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Thank you so much for the response. I've considered aftermarket 2din head unit however I'm worried about the display for a/c controls.


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