Let me say this, I AM SOOO GLAD I FOUND YOUR TREAD.
This thread had me march right back down to the dealer for a second time and educate them on the fact that a replacement DOES exist for far less than $869.00.
Let me give my story.
About 8 months ago I walked outside to find my overhead console cracked in half and hanging from the roof. Fustrated but figuring I could salvage the climate controls, lights, and radio controls, I went right down to the dealer and asked them if I could just order the plastic piece. He takes my V.I.N. number down and procedes to exaplain the replacement part if roughly $869.00.
i also fainted.
I searched for months trying to find a replacement piece for a reasonable price. There were none to be had. The best I found was a guy selling a "new in box" replacement on Ebay for $400. I figured this was the best deal I was going to get and it appeared to be half the cost. that is until I stumbled upon jrm5f2's post and I had hope.
This time I went to another dealer and argued with him not to look up the replacement by V.I.N. I convinced him to use the part number listed here in this thread. He explained to me that this was a "special order" part and had to be paid for upfront and there were no refunds. Fearing the worst I finally convinced him to order it, let me peek at it when it arrived, and if it was the correct one, I'd buy it and get him lunch. He agreed.
4 days later I got a call from the parts manager that the piece was in. i went to Nissan and just as jrm5fs explained it was the EXACT piece needed , only in another color. (it's the same color as the one jrm posted) My vehicle has an almond interior and there's a significant color difference. But I had an idea. I salvaged everything I could from my old unit and then purchased Valspar "plastic" paint in almond. I proceeded to paint the main body of the unit and it's so close in color you can hardly tell the difference.
Anyone wishing to replace their broken overhead console and not wanting to pay in upwards of $800 should follow the advice contained in this thread. ***Important**** Do not let them order the part via your V.I.N. it will cost you $500. more than if you use jrm's listed number. You will probally have to paint it to match but I'd rather keep my $500 in my own pocket and have a piece that's about as close to an exact color match as you can get .
Thank you so much to the O.P. for the amazing piece of information and a special thanks to http://mikeerdmannissan.com
They really work with their Nissan customers.
I will post my results tomorrow as it's almost 1am here and I'm spent.
Hello Club Armada! This forum has been a life saver for me so I thought I should share what I have found out about this particular subject regrading Overhead consoles breaking.2008 Nissan
Roof Bezel Console (Rear) This is just the plastic piece.
96939-ZQ02D Price: $240 - 319.25