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Well after alot of research I installed a dvd and monitor in the stock location, overhead bin. Everything went pretty well except I don't have the factory dvd harness in the console. I never did check the birth date but its an 04, bought in Dec. It doesn't have the Bose radio so I wonder if that's the reason the harness is not there or if they just quit putting it in the late 04's. Anyway, I just wired it to the aux. jack behind the dash. Works ok but I've got that volume problem. I'll have to put in a line amp I guess. The real problem I have is you can't seem to select AUX on the rear audio console for the headphones. As long as you have the rear speakers on, it shows AUX on the overhead but if you select headphones, it will only go AM, FM, or CD. I haven't checked the owners manual yet. Maybe you just can't do it that way, I dunno. Anyboy got any ideas why this might be happening? I'll try to post some pics later. I don't have a digital so it may be a while.
 

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For whatever reason they say in the owners manual you can select aux on the rear but it's not possible. The aux output doesn't go the rear controls. I suspect late in the final design they had the following question raised "hey what if someone figures out that they can spend $400 for DVD, tap the AUX and have the exact same thing we charge $1600 for????"

look for a rf transmitter headphone set up and plug your dvd into it. I think I've seen them on the net for around $75
 

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llajumpvid said:
For whatever reason they say in the owners manual you can select aux on the rear but it's not possible. The aux output doesn't go the rear controls. I suspect late in the final design they had the following question raised "hey what if someone figures out that they can spend $400 for DVD, tap the AUX and have the exact same thing we charge $1600 for????"

look for a rf transmitter headphone set up and plug your dvd into it. I think I've seen them on the net for around $75
Yeah, thats what I've been thinking (rf headphones). And you're probably right about Nissan's thoughts. I'm still glad I didn't spend $1600 on the factory setup. That's pretty ridiculous.

EDIT: I forgot to mention a problem I now have. Went for a ride and noticed the airbag light is blinking and the passenger side airbag is off with someone in the seat. Anybody know what I can do or will I have to see the dealer?
 

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llajumpvid,

You mentioned in your how-to that you could still hook up to the factory dvd input on the radio if you don't have the harness. But which connector is it (M46)? There are no markings on the radio or harnesses to indicate which one I should use. I would really like to get hooked up this way so the kids could use the headphones.
 

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luvmyarmada said:
llajumpvid,

You mentioned in your how-to that you could still hook up to the factory dvd input on the radio if you don't have the harness. But which connector is it (M46)? There are no markings on the radio or harnesses to indicate which one I should use. I would really like to get hooked up this way so the kids could use the headphones.
It's the connector on the back of the HU. It should have some empty spaces in it for the DVD input. I haven't pulled it off so I don't know what the pin size or shape is like. Once you do you may find some pins with wires already attached at a computer supply store. If you are still unsure I'll try and find the thread where this was done by another...I think it was on this site.
 

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There are 5 connectors on the back of the hu. That's why I wasn't sure which one to use or what pins are the correct ones. :confused:
 

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here is the M46 harness


Read through the thread and hopefully it will help you out.
Irohr12 was in the same boat and this is how he worked around not having the prewire
 

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Thanks. The picture of the connector clears it up for me. I know a guy at a Nissan parts dept. that I can probably get some of those pins from. I'd like to get it working right, vacation next week.
 

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IR in Truck

All Armadas come with IR Transmitter in the rear. Go toCircuit city and Buy the Sony wireless head phones. Turn the rear Control on Hit the Head phone symbol and pressaux in the rear. I found this info on Myron&Davis website for install of their aftermarket DVD Monitor.

Karl
 

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Djoker04 said:
All Armadas come with IR Transmitter in the rear. Go toCircuit city and Buy the Sony wireless head phones. Turn the rear Control on Hit the Head phone symbol and pressaux in the rear. I found this info on Myron&Davis website for install of their aftermarket DVD Monitor.

Karl
Yes and no, they all have the IR transmitter but you can't select the aux to play it through the rear controls while you have another source up front. Almost any IR headphones will work. I have a link to a couple one that I found to be relatively cheap and comfortable for both adults and children. the link to them is at the bottom of my "how to" thread in my signature.
 

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I'd be interested in how you get it hooked up. I want to hook up to the HU as well. I don't have the wiring harness in my HU. If you can get the part, let me know the part # so i can order one from my dealer.

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llajumpvid- I have another question. My hu doesn't have a dvd button. If in fact I can get hooked up to the input on the hu, how do I select the dvd?
 

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luvmyarmada said:
llajumpvid- I have another question. My hu doesn't have a dvd button. If in fact I can get hooked up to the input on the hu, how do I select the dvd?
Hold the Rear AR button down for 1.5 seconds. It should come up and say NO DVD. If you get it hooked up like mine your steering wheel controls will toggle through fm, am, cd, and DVD.
 

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Alright, I finally got everything working. My dealer didn't have the right pins for the harness so I finally stripped out some 24 ga. wire and soldered to the pins on the radio. Yeah, that's pretty scary not to mention tedious, but I finally got them in. Then I had to feed them through the plug as I plugged it back in and solder the audio cables onto the ends. I really wouldn't recommend this to anyone else unless you have done alot of soldering. I'm gonna keep looking for some connectors for the harness and try to do it right. Now if I have to unplug the harness I'll have to cut the wires. Keeping my fingers crossed, but it's working great for now. My son's got the PS2 hooked up and I put in a TV antenna since my dvd has a tuner. I'm not close to many stations here at home but we travel near some so I'm kinda curious how that works out. Thanks for all the help to everyone, especially llajumpvid. :urock:
 

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:rrg: :goodjob: Obviously your soldiering skills are better than mine. I bought one of those coldheat irons and haven't been able to do a single solder joint yet with the piece of crap. I don't know if I'd mentioned before but the computer stores have power connectors etc with pins on them, I think they maybe too large but someone else used a computer ribbon and stripped the pins out of there.
 

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Hey, been gone for a week on vacation. All is well with the dvd system except for one minor problem. I bought a PAC Turbo X line driver because I could get it locally but I didn't even realize that it doesn't have gain adjustments so my volume is still weak, not as much so but still too low. If you put on the headphones you still have to turn the volume too loud in the front and you can't hear the phones. I'll probably order that PIE unit and see how that works.

llajumpvid- I read that about the computer cable. I may try that and see what happens.
 
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