Thinking of changing my Bose radio

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Thinking of changing my Bose radio

Postby 1stoptuner » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:47 pm

I was wondering how the Z would sound if I change it to some Pioneer deck? I just want to change the deck and keep the bose speakers since I just want the deck for the mp3 cd player. I was wondering if anyone did this? Like change the stereo to a pioneer and keep the stock speakers?


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Re: Thinking of changing my Bose radio (1stoptuner)

Postby zoomie » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:31 am

You will probably encounter compatibility issues with the Bose amplifier and speakers. Make sure you consider this when changing out the deck. I had it done professionally and they everyone warned me about this issue.

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Re: Thinking of changing my Bose radio (1stoptuner)

Postby bkreitzer » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:02 am

A professional installer will most likely have to bypass the Bose amp and possibly rewire all of the speakers. This will add a lot to the install costs.

I installed a Pioneer AVIC-D3 with the Non-Bose speakers and it makes the stock speakers sound better, although I will most likely replace the speakers and install a sub.

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Postby carbon z » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:21 pm

This is very do-able. The Install is very easy with the proper parts. A company called PAC makes an interface that matches the The output of most any good aftermarket stereo to the Bose system. The adapter has four level set screws that allow you to match the radio to the Bose amp. I have an Eclipse 2210p in my Z that sounds great. All the speakers are now much cleaner, plus the sub hits hard and clean. The adapter is around 75 to 100 bucks but is well worth it. I don' want to sound arrogant or come off sounding like a d!ck, but I've been doing installs for over 25 years. This is not a difficult install. The shops that claim compatibility problems, don't know what their doing. The ones that want to rewire around the amp either don't know the system or just are trying to screw you with high labor costs and the profit on all new equipment. I don't have a reason to lie to you. I'm not making any money from you. If I was told the BS stories I would turn the shops into the better bussiness burea. Their stupidity makes the rest of us look bad.

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Postby carbon z » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:38 pm

By the way. After my last post/rant, if you have any questions about installing speakers, amps, radios, video, lighting, etc. I will answer them as honestly as I can. If I don't know the answer I can get it for you. Former Acura owner, NOW a proud Z owner.

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Postby 1stoptuner » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:53 pm

Where can I get the PAC interface thingy? My stereo installer said he would just put the harnesses and connect everything together and it would sound alot better with the Pioneer deck with the bose speakers.

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Postby bmike818 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:22 pm

CarbonZ...I have a 2007 Touring w/bluetooth...will I loose my bluetooth if changed my deck?

Is the adaptor thesame as the ones you get from Crutchfield?

I came from an Acura too


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Postby carbon z » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:58 am

I am not sure of the Crutchfield part. The PAC number is ROEM-NIS2. The Metra kit for the double din radio is 99-7402. Suggested high retail for the PAC part is 74.95 http://www.pac-audio.com [email protected]://www.metraonline.comHope this info will help. The bluetooth would be lost when changing the factory radio. The Eclipse I installed has full radio, cd/mp3/ipod capable, TomTom nav with removable TomTom. It is bluetooth and stores all phone numbers in your cell phonebook. I installed a 7in screen above the stock radio opening and a dvd player in the cubby beside the glove box. The Eclipse has an Auxillary input that handles the audio of the dvd player. It all fits very well and performs well. I have no regrets about changing the Bose head unit out. PAC also makes an interface pn SWIX that connects the audio controls from the steering wheel to an aftermarket radio. The aftermarket radio must have a remote control for this to work. PAC tech can help with this.

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Postby gooksamurai » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:42 pm

you sound intelligent on the subject of the audio for the 350z. my subwoofer occasionally shuts off completely and then truns itsself back on a few days later. ive been trying to figure out why this is. it seems that is a common problem but ihave not found any posts as to how to fix the problem any ideas?

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Postby CREEPINGONCHROME » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:21 pm

ebay has the PAC interface for under 90.00.that where i got mine and everthing works great.

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Re: Thinking of changing my Bose radio

Postby herbzman » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:34 pm

carbon z: Own 05 350Z with Bose sound, cassette & 6 CD changer with Dealer installed Sirius satellite module, factory nav. Sat module has limited frequency range so certain channels aren't received. Is there any modification that can be done to rectify this? Thank you.

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Re: Thinking of changing my Bose radio

Postby BusyBadger » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:50 pm

The Crutchfield web store is probably the best place I've seen to help drivers escape the Bose Prison. I'll try and grab some links for you later.

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Re: Thinking of changing my Bose radio

Postby loompia » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:00 pm

Just bought an 08 Conv Roadster and I really want BLUETOOTH. Whadya guys think? Dump Bose for a Whole new system?

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Re: Thinking of changing my Bose radio

Postby Ace2cool » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:08 am

As said, it's a fairly straightforward install. If that's what you want, go for it. There's also some aftermarket bluetooth phone options that you don't have to replace the radio for. My buddy installed one in his S2000 and it worked well.

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Re: Thinking of changing my Bose radio

Postby evildky » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:50 am

I have the bt45 form usa spec in my 06 with bose, works well. Easy instal. Cheap.

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Re: Thinking of changing my Bose radio

Postby EX35WinterBeater » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:19 pm

evildky wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:50 am
I have the bt45 form usa spec in my 06 with bose, works well. Easy instal. Cheap.
I have the bt450 in my 08 Infiniti EX for streaming music and works great. My Z has a Pioneer screen with the Bose system and it has built in BT which works awesome.


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