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Best AUX input

I bought our 2004 SL 6.5 years ago. It became my wife's car. I'm getting it back now. It still has only 49K miles. I've been driving an Acura for the last 3 years. I can't live w/o the Bluetooth and Aux input for Sat Radio.

What is the best Aux input for the Gen 1 Murano?

Can anyone recommend a Bluetooth system as well?

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What is the best Aux input for the Gen 1 Murano?

Can anyone recommend a Bluetooth system as well?
Your 04 should have a cassette player, so I'd recommend a cassette adapter for your satellite radio. That's what I'm still using in both of my Nissans for my Sirius S2. I've used all of the satellite radio interfaces over the last 5 years - FM modulator, direct connect, aux in (in my kids cars), and cassette adapter) - and the cassette adapters work as well (or better) than the rest.

Sorry, I know nothing about bluetooth, however. How could I - I'm still using cassettes.
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Sorry, I know nothing about bluetooth, however. How could I - I'm still using cassettes.
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I bought a PAC interface for the SAT input. Works like a charm!

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When I first bought my 2004 Murano, I inquired about an aux input. The dealership said they could install one for $200. I declined. I then searched on ebay and found an aux input unit for a 1st gen Murano with 2 inputs for around $80. I installed it behind my radio and just connected an audio wire to it and pulled the wire through the split in the plastic under the radio. It works great! Just do a little searching online and make sure it comes with instructions. This is the best possible solution, no cassette and no static ever. Good luck!

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I bought a PAC interface for the SAT input. Works like a charm!

Pac-Audio.com Product Search | iPod Integration for your car and More by Pac-Audio - Connecting you to the future

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I used the same thing - found one used on Ebay. I also got a better input by adding the inline amplifier that PAC also makes - the output level of my MP3 player and phone was pretty low compared to the radio's output. Adding the inline amp made them essentially equal.

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Are the PAC interfaces installed behind the radio or via the SAT connector in the rear?

I recently purchased a 2007 S and I'm trying to figure out my AUX input options.
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Are the PAC interfaces installed behind the radio or via the SAT connector in the rear?

I recently purchased a 2007 S and I'm trying to figure out my AUX input options.
I'm looking at the same option. You can mount the interface behind the HU but I think most people suggest routing the cables into the glove box and leaving the interface there. That way you can update the software easily. From there route the ipod and 1/8th" cables under the trim and daylight near the lower console.

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I'm looking at the same option. You can mount the interface behind the HU but I think most people suggest routing the cables into the glove box and leaving the interface there. That way you can update the software easily. From there route the ipod and 1/8th" cables under the trim and daylight near the lower console.

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I think his question was whether the kit connects to the rear of the headunit or can it be connected to the vacant SAT interface located in the rear cargo area. I'm actually looking for an ipod kit myself and looked at the iSimple aka PAC interface as well but would prefer one that connected to the rear cargo area so I don't have to bother pulling the radio.
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Gotcha. Good question, I PM'd sliderJeff since he has an '06 and created HowTo: install/operate isimple gateway ipod adapter

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I think his question was whether the kit connects to the rear of the headunit or can it be connected to the vacant SAT interface located in the rear cargo area. I'm actually looking for an ipod kit myself and looked at the iSimple aka PAC interface as well but would prefer one that connected to the rear cargo area so I don't have to bother pulling the radio.
You are correct, I am more concerned with how the adapter is installed. I'm looking for an AUX input adapter that would install using the vacant SAT interface.

Any suggestions?
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I'm looking for an AUX input adapter that would install using the vacant SAT interface. Any suggestions?
Got my isimple kit tonight (model # ISNI571, $110 from GizmosForLife on Amazon). Thought I'd give the SAT prewiring a try. Unfortunately, the kit's harness isn't compatible with the SAT harness connector behind the rear-left seat (pictured below). The isimple harness acts as a pass-thru for two connectors already connected to the HU. There is only a single SAT connector in the rear (as far as I could tell), and it is the wrong size anyway. Oh well, it shouldn't be too hard to install behind the HU.

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I also recently bought a 2007 S and would like to put in an iPod adapter (I have the base radio - non-Bose, single CD, no Satellite or Nav). Ideally I would like to plug the adapter into the spare Satellite plug behind the rear seat (the one shown in Patrick's photo), be able to contol the iPod through the radio (steering wheel would be nice too, but that's not critical), and charge the iPod. I have newer iPods (Nano 4G and Nano 5G) that use the newer 5v charging setup.

From what I've read in other threads and researched, there appear to be a few possibilities, but I think each might have a shortcoming. There are solutions from CourtesyNissan and JerseryParts that appear to plug into the connector in the back and offer full iPod control through the radio. The one drawback is they appear to not charge the newer iPods.

There are 2 from USA SPEC that look promising. One is the PA15-NIS, but I think it plugs into the back of the radio only. The other is the PA15-INFI which appears to plug into the satellite plug in the back of the car, however its a little confusing as their website says it plugs into the satellite receiver (which I don't have). But it does everything else (charges newer iPods, full control through the radio). A consultant at Crutchfield thinks it will work by just plugging it into the plug in the satellite plug in the back.

So my question is this: do I try the PA15-INFI from USA SPEC, or do I go with the CourtesyNissan or JerseyParts solution and give up charging my iPods? Considering that in the past all I've done is plug my iPod into an aux port (hence no charging), its not a huge concession, but it would be nice for those longer drives to have the iPod charged.

Any thoughts, comments, etc.? Sorry for the long-windedness of this.
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I appreciate the helpful advice.

I've found this AUX adapter on eBay. Anyone see a reason why this won't work in my 2007 S (non sat, non bose)?

NISSAN MURANO 2007 07 DUAL AUX IPHONE/IPOD/MP3 ADAPTER - eBay (item 360289755335 end time Nov-10-10 10:46:28 PST)
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