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Community Member Credit: Rick Eggers

Before and after shots! Finally got my new head unit installed, a completely custom flush-mounted Sony AXV-AX8100 along with a VSI CD player. Still have a few details to deal with but it’s in and playing. Complete write-up coming soon!

Trunk Setup

Credit: Eddy

Install Notes:

  • You just need to swap your existing 4GM bracket to the 04+ horns. You can easily get these horns from a junkyard or part-out as this is not a highly sort after park.
  • Once you swap them, you may need to bend the brackets a little just to stay clear of the AC Condenser.
  • The ground plug is same for both so no need to do anything else.
  • The horn sound is much better and louder.

Video Clip

Credit: Trevon Walters

For anyone that has nav or don’t want to swap out their factory unit but want Bluetooth. Can easily be done on none nav unit too. Got tired of stupid FM transmitters or plugging my phone up to the cassette adapter.

Credit: Mohammed Hamed

For those who have a 2016 earning for apple and android CarPlay. It’s possible!. Installed a 2018 head unit into my 2016 maxima. eBay find $300. Plug and play being OEM. Just be mindful the the headunits differ depending on if your vehicle is equipped with Bose vs non-Bose.

Notes:

  • So quick question, so your radio didn’t need to be programmed by the dealer correct? Not at all! Once it’s installed it’s good to go. Just make sure the SD card comes with the used replacement from 2017 or 2018.
  • 25915 9(DE1C) was the new part number. DE is 2018 which comes with android auto. DD is a 2017 unit only has apple. The 1 stands for Bose and non Bose is a 0. Ignore the last letter. They can vary.

Credits: Eddy

Order Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H852D49
Price: $33.99

 Notes:

  • Pretty much plug and play.
  • You can use the existing center bolt hole by the license plate. The camera will route right through there.
  • The video quality is great.
  • You can run it to the reverse light if you want the camera alone and if you wanna use your camera while you drive then run an extra wire to the radio so you can activate it whenever you want.

Video:

Credits: Jose Vargas / Jon Jainarine

Order Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H852D49
Price: $33.99

 Notes:

  • Works on all Maximas.
  • All you do is drill a little hole in the right light but in the left corner so it can be nice and centered.
  • The video quality is great.
  • You can run it to the reverse light if you want the camera alone and if you wanna use your camera while you drive then run an extra wire to the radio so you can activate it whenever you want.

 

Community Member Credit: Eddy

Nissan and Infiniti engineered their cars to be able to detect and sense when the vehicle is either in PARK or NEUTRAL. This is very important when installing a remote start system in your manual transmission Nissan Maxima or Infiniti to avoid the vehicle staring in gear (and causing an unwanted accident). Many folks (even longtime professional installers) do not know about this and therefore do not install remote start systems on manual cars. This is actually very straight-forward to do. 

Please note that the below is for the part where you tap into the Neutral Safety Input on your Remote start unit. You still have to follow the normal directions of installing the alarm or remote start unit. 

When the car is in Park or Neutral, the ECU will see 0-volts. If not at 0, the car will not start. You can easily test this with a multi-meter to confirm as we did. The ECU gets its signal from the Park Neutral Safety switch. It also goes by the name Neutral Safety Switch or Inhibitor switch (they essentially work the same).

The Neutral Safety Switch Wire is usually GREEN/ORANGE on Automatic cars, and GREEN/WHITE on 5/6-Speed Manual cars. You just basically tap into this wire and use it to connect to the Neutral Safety Switch Input on your remote start. Most DEI, Viper, Compustar Remote Start and Alarm systems have this. Once this is done, you will now be able to operate your remote start no different than how it’s down on Automatic Transmission cars. It’s very safe and reliable as the signal is coming from the ECU.

It is strongly recommended that you have experience or work with a professional alarm/remote start installer. Please be very cautious and always verify with a multi-meter when in doubt. If you are doubtful and want to test in gear, put in the last (6th) gear and make sure there are no cars around you. Keep your e-Brake on as well through the whole process. 

Pin Output References:

  • 4thgen: ECU PIN 22
  • 5thgen: ECU PIN 44
  • 6thgen: ECM PIN 102
  • Altima SE-R: ECM PIN 102
  • Infiniti G35: ECM PIN 102
  • Will add others as I get them. 

1995-1999 4thgen ECU Pinout

NSS Wire – Neutral Safety Switch – Green w/ White Strip – ECM PIN 22

2000-2003 5thgen ECU Pinout

NSS Wire – Neutral Safety Switch – Green w/ White Strip – ECM PIN 44

2004-2006 6thgen ECU Pinout

NSS Wire – Neutral Safety Switch – Green w/ White Strip – ECM PIN 102

2005-2006 Altima SE-R ECU Pinout

NSS Wire – Neutral Safety Switch – Green w/ White Strip – ECM PIN 102 (Same as 6thgen Maxima)

Demo of How it Works

1998 Nissan Maxima