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Does anyone know if there is a solution to get the iPod connected to the european version of the headunit as we don't have this SAT-Button, i.e. the PAC AAI-NIS2 won't work!
 

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parkgarage said:
Does anyone know if there is a solution to get the iPod connected to the european version of the headunit as we don't have this SAT-Button, i.e. the PAC AAI-NIS2 won't work!
ok no SAT button, how do you get to your sat radio now? (or if you had one?)
 

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unfortunately the SAT radio is no option to choose! There's no satellite radio in Europe. What we have is DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), which is kind of an alternative... but not for the Murano.
 

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Sounds like your MO is in the same boat as our Aussie MOs. No SAT button so no easy AUX input.

I have have installed both a wired FM modulator and a cassette tape adaptor with the cord tucked into the HU so you cant tell its a cassette tape adaptor in there :)
 

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I used an old cassette adaptor that I had lying around. The sound is surprisingly good! There is a small hissing sound when there is no sound coming out of the MP3 player.
 

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Parkgarage,

An alternative is to use wired FM modulator. I installed my MO (Singapore version - without SAT) with Dension iceLink FM (http://www.dension.com/icelink_fm.htm). Sound is good, very clear. I compared to actual CD and the high freq. is not as good as CD. This is expected due to FM, max at 15KHz. Other than that, no complaint. You compensate that by setting the treble boost in iPod. The low is good. You should be able to get it in EU country.

Cheer...
 

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Thanks sgpmo for your help.

I know the Dension Ice Link, as I used this connector before in my Alfa Romeo, but connected directly to the cd changer input. That was working fantastically and the sound quality was very good.

I was a bit dissappointed reading that the wired FM Modulator would be even worse than a cassette adaptor...

But if you say, that the ice link FM Modulator is doing a good job in your Murano, than that could really be an alternative.
 

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AUX connection

I am getting some kind of connection jack from a friend who inquired Nissan in Japan. It should be here in a few days which I will try out and update folks with the JDM non SAT headunits. This connection jack plugs to the back of the unit which should enable me to connect an ipod or dvd through the AUX button.
 

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As far as I know I haven't seen any AUX button. What we have is a tape, 6 CD and AM/FM button. But keep me updated, if you have any news on that...
 

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parkgarage said:
Thanks sgpmo for your help.

I know the Dension Ice Link, as I used this connector before in my Alfa Romeo, but connected directly to the cd changer input. That was working fantastically and the sound quality was very good.

I was a bit dissappointed reading that the wired FM Modulator would be even worse than a cassette adaptor...

But if you say, that the ice link FM Modulator is doing a good job in your Murano, than that could really be an alternative.

Parkgarage,

With this version of Murano HU (without SAT), not much choice. I did a study/search on option to intergrate iPod. This is an alternative to line input. I do not think the cassatte type will be better.
 

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I used the iPod interface from Pacific Accessory Corp. ( http://www.pac-audio.com/ )
The part number is PAC AAI-NIS2.
Works great! Connected to one of the AUX inputs of the 6CD Bose in my Murano, so the sound is near CD quality. Quite excellent!
The iPod is mounted externally on a ProClip mount. Still use the iPod controls, but it is easy to reach.

Here's a link to an earlier post of my iPod and Handfree Cell Phone set-up:
http://www.nissanmurano.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6538

Good Luck!

Alan
 

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I won't give up on this (at least not yet)! I'll investigate further!

Could it be a solution to exchange the EU-Headunit with e.g. the Japanese-Headunit?
 

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I won't give up on this (at least not yet)! I'll investigate further!

Could it be a solution to exchange the EU-Headunit with e.g. the Japanese-Headunit?
if you are going to do that, you might as well do what Chimp did and replace with an aftermarket HU. You will get better features and it would probably be cheaper too!
 

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Hi parkgarage

I live in Switzerland, too , my MO is 2005, black and shiny .... and I've connected the Ipod with a Monster FM modulator. Take the one with free frequency browsing! Power is drawn from the center console power plug, the ipod gets charged, turns itself on and off based on the igniotion key setting and when you have found a good frequency without to much noise, the sound is absolutely satisfactory. For perfect sound, a CD is of course far better, but what the .... it's no perfect world
 

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Hi Redhous - nice to have another Swiss guy here. Which frequency do you use? Do you have to change often when driving around?

Let's put it that way - the FM Modulator would be the solution if nothing else is working.

I wonder if I change to an aftermarket unit if the control on the steering wheel and the navigation system will still work properly?

I handed it over to a specialist. He received all the wiring scheme of the HU from Nissan and I hope he can figure out a solution.
 

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Hi parkgarage
I almost never have to change the frequency.

Driving around Switzerland, I use 99.1. Italy and Austria work well with 107.9. This solution offers really a good price-performance ratio and using a Belkin cradle in the cupholder makes it easily accessible.

Another nifty thing is that you can easily transfer it to another car. I even use it on my GoldWing..

A good specialist to ask is Streetbeat near Zurich. They are amazing guys (http://www.street-beat.ch/)
 

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after doing a lot of research I came to the conclusion that there's isn't a good solution to integrate an iPod to this cheap Mo headunit!

Therefore I'm going to exchange the whole unit with this Clarion Aftermarket Headunit: WXZ468RMP

I'm not sure if the remote control on the steering wheel will still work, but the integration with my iPod and a bluetooth connection is much more important to me!
 
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