So what are our options to get the iPod into the Murano. I would prefer a solution that uses the radio controls. Is there an aux port that can be installed? If so, how much are we talking? We do not have SAT, though I have been toying with it.
there are tons of threads on this offering a few different options. You can do some research to find out what others have done.
To keep your factory controls you can use a basic FM transmitter. $20 and you tune it to a radio station but the quality is rather poor in comparison to hardwiring.
To hardwire you'll need to first ensure you have the Bose system, which I'm guessing you do w/ the package you list. Then you'll need a PAC adapter (a box that goes inline on the back of the radio) which adds audio inputs. Then you'll need a cable to connect to the PAC and your iPod.
I personally have the PAC adapter installed w/ the Harman Kardon drive+play but that will set you back another $200 on top of the $70 PAC adapter.
I also have aftermarket speakers and amps w/ a subwoofer so it was only natural for me to get the HK but most people don't need to go that far to get 'decent' sound out of a factory radio.
One thing to remember w/ hardwiring through the Bose system is that you will NOT be able to add the OEM satellite tuner. It's a choice between the PAC adapter and aftermarket iPod hardware or the factory Satellite receiver.
I also have an aftermarket satellite tuner hooked up to the PAC adapter but it adds an extra dash item that some people may not want.
Thanks for the info (yes, I have the Bose). Is the PAC something a local stereo shop can install without problems? I am not terribly handy when it comes to cars. Would a local shop know what PAC is, or do I need to order it and bring it in to them to install?
My plan is to get a Tom Tom, so I would prefer not having yet another item on the dash...
Looking at the PAC Audio site, looks like I need an AA-NIS, but it only says Murano 2003-2005, no mention of the 06, this will work?
You should get a pretty fast reply if you send and email to PAC regarding 06 compatibility.
My local audio dealer (not a chain store) carries PAC brand but they didn't have my specific Nissan adapter in stock so I bought if from eBay. I also installed it myself but it would be rather simple for them to do if you took one in to them.
The hardest part is getting the trim off to get the radio out. Installing the adapter itself is simply plug and play. I'm guessing an audio specialist might charge $25-$40 to install it for you if you don't want to tear your brand new car apart yourself.
If you are going w/ the TomTom then you might even be able to plug that audio out (if that is a feature) in to the PAC adapter (there are two inputs) and have the audible directions coming right from your speakers.