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. In my first post I taught how an overhead console could be repaired, see thread http://www.clubarmada.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17529
for more information on that. Today I am going to talk about just replacing it if it has gotten beyond repairable. If your console is broken and you have went to the dealer to see about getting a replacement for it, I can assure you that the dealer has told you it is going to be around $1200 to $1500 dollars or more. The reason that they give is that when they look at there computers it shows them that the whole piece is for sale instead of the bezel console itself. I am here to let you know that this is not entirely true. You can actually purchase just the bezel console (plastic) piece by itself. I have verified this with about three Nissan parts department and have look at the diagrams. One thing that I should mention is that if you go to the dealership and give them this part number they will probably say that this is for an armada with a DVD system. The only difference that I have seen in the two pieces, is that one comes with the drop down box (where the lcd is suppose to go) and one does not not (which explains why they say this one is for the DVD system only, because if you purchases this it will not come with the empty drop down box). Don't be alarm by this, remember that you are going to strip out your old overhead console of it's parts and put them on the new one. The reason why I mention this is because the part number only shows up on the console with dvd. I will upload pics of the lcd screen once I have it to show you what I am talking about. Anyway here are the part numbers for the overhead console back and front.
Roof Bezel Console (Rear) This is just the plastic piece.
96939-ZQ02D Price: $240 - 319.25
Roof Console (Front) This comes with everything including the lights
26430-ZQ00A Price: $348-446.03
you can actually interchange with models years as far back as 2004, but you must change out the lights assembly with the one that came with your car. The reason being is that the connection (wires are different) Price: $180 -
Just a side note about the LCD screens a 2005 to 2007 is the same screen as the 2008 to 2010 the only difference is the plastic connector, they all have the same wires. If you have a chance look the service manual for the 2005 and 2008 models. To make it work, you would need to cut the connectors off and solder or use electrical tape when making the connection from harness to LCD Screen.
I think this does it for right now I will be adding pictures later to better illustrate what I am talking about. I hope this helps, if you have questions or don't understand something please let me know so that I can clarify. Thank you club armada for everything!