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#1 of 8982 Hello and...
Nov 15, 2000 (2:19 am)
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#2 of 8982 Nissan Maxima Stereo
Nov 15, 2000 (3:10 am)
I hope this is the right forum to put this topic up here. I scanned a bit in archive but couldn't find the topic.
I have 1996 Maxima GXE with the standard AM/FM cassette. I went to Best Buy to get a new stereo installed and they told me that because I have the Bose stereo system, the amp in it requires all the wiring to be done completely differently. So instead of getting free installation that comes with a new stereo, I have to pay additional $160 (for a $300 stereo!).
I left and thought that this didn't sound right. I didn't think GXE came with a Bose system (i thought only SE & GLE did) and they were just trying to take advantage by making me pay this amount.
Any advice, comment, or similar experience?
#3 of 8982 Gymshoe - Trunk Misaligned
Nov 15, 2000 (3:11 am)
My dealer took about 1-1/2 hours to fix the trunk and that included an oil change! I would just use some touch up paint on the trunk lip to prevent any rust.
#4 of 8982 '98 Intrepid snow tires on 2001 GLE
Nov 15, 2000 (4:34 am)
I have 4 Blizzak snow tires that I got for my 1998
Dodge Intrepid that are 205/70R15. The original
equipment on the Intrepid is P205/70SR15.
The 2001 Maxima GLE original tires are
P215/55HR16. Is it possible to use my 15 inch snow
tires on the Maxima GLE? (I don't care about any
speedometer difference - only if it can be used
Nov 15, 2000 (4:39 am)
You're not planning to put 15" tires on 16" rims are you? or are you going to buy 15" rims to put on the Max? I don't know if I'd try the mix and match routine? Good luck
Nov 15, 2000 (4:42 am)
I stuck up for you on the 5-speed board.
#7 of 8982 BigMoneyMike - Bose stereo
Nov 15, 2000 (8:15 am)
If you have a bose system, the front lid/door of your Cassette player should say BOSE.
The 96 GXE should not have come standard with BOSE system.
Also....I thought it was just the speakers that were BOSE.
So...if you don't see BOSE labeled on your cassette player, then you most likely don't have a BOSE and those guys at that store are either completely out of it or just trying to make undeserved money off of you.
#8 of 8982 Bose, Not So Fast
Nov 15, 2000 (1:55 pm)
I am confirming my suspicion with a friend of mine who works at Bose and helped design the system that went into the 1990 Max. I think it is more than just speakers. In fact, I believe there's a Bose amp attached to underside of the rear deck on my 2K GLE. However, if you don't have the speakers, you certainly don't have the Bose. You can always check the sub woofer which may not have the Bose name on it (on the grill) in older models. But underneath (from the trunk) the id should be easy. If you don't have the sub woofer...you don't have the Bose.
BTW, he told me that Bose has designed a new system in the STS. That makes the Max, the STS and Saab?
Nov 15, 2000 (3:08 pm)
You're absolutely correct. The Bose system wasn't available on '96 GXE's, only SE's and GLE's.
The AMps were different from the 4th gen to the 5th gen. In the 4th gen...the AMPS were at each speaker, not so on the 2k's.
Nov 15, 2000 (3:30 pm)
I thank you..I guess....but, this isn't a 4th grade schoolyard, it's a forum for USEFULL info to be passed on (hopefully). Not a forum that has the need to be "stood up for". All my years with Nissan can speak for itself....if others care to listen. If not...lol..oh well....my car run perfect !