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Nissan Primera P11-144 - radio replacement

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Topic: Nissan Primera P11-144 - radio replacement
Posted By: kkelly77
Subject: Nissan Primera P11-144 - radio replacement
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 8:59pm
The LCD screen on the radio of my recently purchased 2000 Primera is knackered.



From searching the forum I've found that even a replacement radio won't work as they are security coded to the ECU of each individual car. I would like to install a new headunit like this one from Philips http://www.philips.co.uk/c/car-entertainment-systems/carstudio-dock-for-android-phone-cmd305a_05/prd/" rel="nofollow - http://www.philips.co.uk/c/car-entertainment-systems/carstudio-dock-for-android-phone-cmd305a_05/prd/

However, looking at the shape of the OE headunit and, the fact the hazard light switch is included in that section of dash, how would I go about fitting the replacment headunit? The Philips HU is available on the Halfords website which says it should fit my car. I can't see how though Confused

Any help? Thanks.





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Posted By: Taz Taylor
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 9:19pm
Hi, you will require a facia adaptor. These are available on eBay but will cost you a fair bit. You will then need to get the hazard switch. This will then allow you to fit any standard after market stereo. Got admit, was always the first modification on each of my 144's.

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Posted By: kkelly77
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 10:28pm
Originally posted by Taz Taylor Taz Taylor wrote:

Hi, you will require a facia adaptor. These are available on eBay but will cost you a fair bit. You will then need to get the hazard switch. This will then allow you to fit any standard after market stereo. Got admit, was always the first modification on each of my 144's.


Do you have a link for the facia? Did a quick search on eBay and it only gave 1 result for a 1999 LHD Primera facia.

Is it possible just to replace the LCD? Although, I would really like that Philips headunit.


Posted By: kkelly77
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 10:31pm
Sorry. Just found it -  http://www.ebay.ie/itm/NISSAN-PRIMERA-RADIO-R-H-D-FASCIA-TRIM-PANEL-FP-22-00R-/150565717921" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.ie/itm/NISSAN-PRIMERA-RADIO-R-H-D-FASCIA-TRIM-PANEL-FP-22-00R-/150565717921


Posted By: imckay
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 10:39pm
Welcome to NPOC,

If you search ebay for Primera Fascia, you will find a kit that includes the cable and aerial adapters.
There is also one with the hazard switch but is quite pricey.

By the way, you have a P11-144 (1999-2002).
P11 (1996-1999) has quite a lot of differences
The hazard switch from a P11 will plug in. You may need to trim some locating fins off but the wiring is the same.


Posted By: kkelly77
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 10:41pm
Originally posted by kkelly77 kkelly77 wrote:

Sorry. Just found it -  http://www.ebay.ie/itm/NISSAN-PRIMERA-RADIO-R-H-D-FASCIA-TRIM-PANEL-FP-22-00R-/150565717921" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.ie/itm/NISSAN-PRIMERA-RADIO-R-H-D-FASCIA-TRIM-PANEL-FP-22-00R-/150565717921


And now I've just found a thread explaining exactly what I need to do Embarrassed

http://www.npoc.co.uk/forum/nissan-primera-p11-144-stereo-fascia-adapter-plate_topic29817_page1.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.npoc.co.uk/forum/nissan-primera-p11-144-stereo-fascia-adapter-plate_topic29817_page1.html


Posted By: kkelly77
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 10:48pm
Originally posted by imckay imckay wrote:

Welcome to NPOC,

If you search ebay for Primera Fascia, you will find a kit that includes the cable and aerial adapters.
There is also one with the hazard switch but is quite pricey.

By the way, you have a P11-144 (1999-2002).
P11 (1996-1999) has quite a lot of differences
The hazard switch from a P11 will plug in. You may need to trim some locating fins off but the wiring is the same.


Thanks imckay.

So I just need to pull a hazard switch from a P11 and it will plug straight into the existing hazard switch socket?


Posted By: Taz Taylor
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 10:52pm
Or look at this item

150565696924

Hope that helps

Just make sure you have an ariel adapter as the stereo is earthed through the ariel and wount work unless its connected.

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Posted By: imckay
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 10:52pm
Originally posted by kkelly77 kkelly77 wrote:



So I just need to pull a hazard switch from a P11 and it will plug straight into the existing hazard switch socket?


Yes.
Sometimes they plug straight in.
Sometimes you need to trim the locating fins off of the plug or socket.


Posted By: ragt20
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 1:14am
thread title corrected to show correct model, 144 and not P11

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Posted By: TekPete
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2017 at 1:02pm
I think it's disgraceful that Nissan have done this. The aerial plug for car radios has been a set standard for decades until they decided to change it. And the hazard switch has been incorporated into the radio - WTH????

My old Almera was made properly; all I needed was the wiring loom adapter and once I'd fitted the brackets to the replacement radio it bolted onto the bulkhead. I'm not sure how I'm going to fit the new radio to the Primera, perhaps there's a video on the net somewhere explaining how to do it.

It took a while to gather the parts together; I got the facia and aerial adapter from a shop in Leigh, the harness (different to the one for the Almera) and the hazard switch I managed to obtain from an on-line auction site.

So I have all the parts I need (hopefully). I'm going to text the hazard switch to make sure it works. I will connect the replacement radio and test it out. I'm a bit worried that if I need to put the original radio back I might have problems - I have the code but the display has gone a bit wonky so I might not be able to see the numbers properly.

I wonder if it's possible to remove the hazard switch from the radio and fit it into the new facia; it's a bit late now but I could have perhaps saved some money.

-Pete


Posted By: TekPete
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2017 at 2:10pm
I meant test not text. I don't know how to edit the original message. :-(



Posted By: naughtynorm
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2017 at 3:08pm
Have you looked in any local breakers ? Given it is a issue that happens alot bound to be some on cars being broken . Unless anyone on here breaking a 144 can help if parts dont work out ?

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Posted By: TekPete
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2017 at 1:34pm
I wasted another 30 minutes on Sunday trying to finish this job that I actually started months ago.

Now I find that the brown plug for the hazard switch won't fit the back of the switch; the pins look the same size and thickness but the physical body of the switch is totally different - see the attached photo.

Yesterday I was passing Nissan in Warrington and popped in to see if they had the correct switch but they don't have any, in fact no Primera parts at all.

Nissan are f***ing useless.

I'm going to present them with an invoice for all the parts that I shouldn't have needed to buy because they can't make things properly.

Angry

Oh. I can't insert photos here.


Posted By: naughtynorm
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2017 at 5:32pm
Thought about looking in breakers for a switch ? Couple around here often have 144's in

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Posted By: imckay
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2017 at 8:52pm
You may be able to trim the locating fins off of the brown plug.

Or a workaround using a P11 Plug to the P11 Hazard Switch
http://www.npoc.co.uk/forum/p11144-stereo-fascia-hazard-switch_topic30013.html

For photos on here (and lots of Forums), upload to Photobucket or similar and post a link.


Posted By: TekPete
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2017 at 12:40pm
Hi NaughtyNorm,

I did try that a while ago; I rang a few but no luck. There used to one near where I live but they no longer break cars.

There were two big yards in Salford near Duchy Road but they've gone - well I can't find them.

I also went to one in Swinton but they had no Primeras. Another nearby address led to someone's house - I found that info on the net.

Even if I do find one with a Primera or two they'll probably have original Blaupunked radios in them. If any yards have a hazard switch it'll probably be the same as the one I already have.

There's a shop in Wigan (not Leigh as I mentioned before) on Seven Stars Bridge that might have the correct switch or an adapter.

I've been in touch with the seller who supplied the hazard switch and they said they'll try and sort out a connector which I should be able to fit.

I've also recently found a write up on here explaining how to add another connector to the one that's already there. I will need the correct connector.

I'll let you know when it's all sorted. If you hear nothing more from me assume the worse.

-Pete


Posted By: TekPete
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2017 at 1:39pm
Hi imckay,

I've only just noticed your post.

It's hard plastic - might be a bit difficult trimming off the ridges; I could butcher the back of the hazard switch and make it fit that way, but once I've done that I won't be able to sell on it if it doesn't work.

I've been to that link before; this looks different to mine; the white plug on my car is bigger and there's no black plug.

I'm going to visit the shop on Seven Stars Bridge in Wigan (I bought the aerial adapter and the facia [fascia?] ) from there but I'll give them a ring before I go to make sure they have the switch - I don't want a wasted journey.

I'll be back here when I've sorted it out and not before.

BTW: I've had this car since late Sept 2015 - that's how much time I've spent (on and off) trying to sort out this mucking fuddle caused by Nissan.

-Pete


Posted By: iosonlindoro
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2017 at 3:58pm
Hi, you have to lightly wear the plastic connection of the hazard switch (i bought mine from a scarp-yard) in order to fit it.
I changed my radio 4 years ago, that was the only trouble i had, no code problema at all.
The fascia & connectors from ebay 21€.



Posted By: TekPete
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2018 at 1:57pm
An update.

Well, I finally managed to sort out the f*** up caused by Nissan on my Primera P11. I finally got the Pioneer radio installed around July/Aug of last year (I think). 

I part exchanged the switch at that shop I mentioned near Seven Stars Bridge in Wigan - I don't know if I'm allowed to mention their name; if anyone wants to know perhaps you can PM me and I'll pass on the info. I can't imagine what they were thinking about when they decided to incorporate the hazard switch into the radio; this must be one of the stupidest ideas of the last century. It's certainly put me off Nissan. Angry

What an awkward job!!! I had to use cable ties to hold the thing in place - no holes available to bolt it securely onto the bulkhead. The Almera was much better thought out. I scratched my arms to ribbons inserting the connectors to the back - there's so little room to work.

I did take a few photos showing various stages of the removal and replacement, but  I can't be bothered putting them up as I have CBA Syndrome (if I could post them on here I'd do it in an instant). However; here is a photo showing the Pioneer MEH-5000R in place:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/osKPzqds6YAEQ1QJ6

I was going to create a "Photobucket" account but if I recall correctly; they were asking for too many personal details so I backed out of it.

In the end it cost nearly £60 in parts and if I were to cost out the hours spent on this project and I charged myself Nissan mechanics hourly rates - it'd probably total a few hundred pounds. Grrrr. and all because Blauplonked wouldn't fit an AUX in - it must be possible because I could fit a CD autochanger but Blaupunked won't supply the info to do it.

Anyway thanks to all who offered advice. I never did find a "Scarp Yard"; I did find some few and far between Scrap Yards but the weren't much help; I guess my Primera P11 is just too old (like me).


Posted By: keithSRI
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2018 at 6:03pm
......it's a p11-144 Norm

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Posted By: TekPete
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2018 at 6:20pm
So's mine!!! Smile



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