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#5991 of 6008 Music box loading
Aug 27, 2008 (7:41 am)
I got my new 2008 M35 and want to put some CDs into the music box. I called infiniti customer service, and 2 dealerships with the question "How long can I safely use the music box record function with the car in the ACC mode before I begin to drain the battery too much?
Here are their answers:
Infiniti: Good question, I don't know, let me find out. Then I was transferred to dealership #1.
Dealership #1: about an hour
Dealership #2: 5 minutes
Terrific. Does anyone have further insight?
Here is my understanding of how music box works:
1. You may load it between 5 minutes and 60 minutes.
2. Alternatively, you must be driving the car to load it.
3. There is no better way to use the music box other than in real time while driving the car.
Anything I'm missing here?
#5992 of 6008 Re: Music box loading [charlie08]
Aug 27, 2008 (10:11 am)
That is a good really good question. Being that discs load rather quickly, I have been just loading them when I'm driving. Somehow they load much quicker than they play. Seems you have to load the whole disc and can't load individual songs. So I've been loading the whole disc and then deleting the songs I don't want. Not a great way to go, but it works.
Using it seems to be more of a problem. It seems that you cannot use the Search function to load music except when the car is stopped. You can only play what you set up when you last stopped the car. Have you found anything different? This seems to be a real limitation. When I'm on a long drive, I don't want to stop everytime I want to change Artists or the type of music I'm currently listening to.
Have you found it to be any different?
Aug 27, 2008 (2:26 pm)
I'm still progressing up the learning curve here, and knew this was an issue when I bought the car. However, my point is two-fold. First, the music box is minimally functional, designed perhaps by someone with an insight from a decade past. Secondly, and more important, why is it that I can't seem to get a definitive answer to the question of how long can one load and record CDs in the ACC mode from Nissan? Their performance with this one issue borders on the shameful. Transferring me to a dealership? What are they thinking, work avoidance?
Aug 27, 2008 (5:04 pm)
While your question is interesting and intellectually challenging, there are many variables. How charged is your battery when you start using it in ACC? What is the condition of the battery? What else do you have running when using the ACC position? How much power do you need in the battery to start YOUR car (what's the outside temperature, are the lights/wipers on, ....) I can understand why Nissan doesn't answer the question.
I don't think you would get an answer from any car company on this type of question....for example, how long can I run the radio at full blast in a parking lot before a football game....and stll have enough power to start the car.
Aug 28, 2008 (5:48 am)
Well, I generally agree with your point, ghstudio, but I just think a more definitive position and response could have been forthcoming. I could have answered all of the questions and variables you presented if I had been asked.
I wonder if anyone has found a work around to getting music into the music box?
#5996 of 6008 Re: [charlie08]
Aug 28, 2008 (3:27 pm)
It would make a radical difference if it was in the middle of summer or the middle of winter (at least where I live!)...cold really saps the power available from the battery. the age of the battery will also make a difference. Keep in mind that no storage battery likes to be deep discharged.
#5997 of 6008 Do I need winter wheels for my winter tires
Sep 08, 2008 (6:31 pm)
I recently purchased a 2007 m35x and want to switch over to winter tires in a few months. Any suggestions on whether I should also buy winter wheels and TPMS sensors? Tirerack also suggests 17" rims for the winter tires. Any thoughts?
I read in one comment that an owner wanted the infiniti dealer to install the tires b/c of the sensors. My dealer is 80 miles away and I'd prefer not to make the trip.
Sep 08, 2008 (7:05 pm)
Keep in mind that no storage battery likes to be deep discharged.
Actually, this is not true...there are many batteries specifically designed for deep discharge but they are generally not used in cars.
Deep discharge batteries are found on golf carts, battery operated tools, electric trolling motors on boats...and other similar applications..
#5999 of 6008 Memo Pad in 2008 M35
Sep 09, 2008 (11:13 am)
Page 4-105 of the M45/M35 Owners Manual says that there is a Memo Pad function that records 6 voice memos up to 20 seconds long each. However, I cannot get it to come up by voice activation, although on page 4-101, there is an example using "Memo Pad record" as a command.
Has anyone used this? My sales person said that it is not a feature of the M35 and he is apparently correct, although it is plainly explained in the manual.
#6000 of 6008 Re: Do I need winter wheels for my winter tires [coug2]
Sep 09, 2008 (2:48 pm)
I went with Michelin PA2's on my car in 17". They handle almost as well as the stock Goodyears and are actually quieter. Because they are higher profile, the ride is better in the winter pothole season, and you're less likely to damage a wheel. You can buy them mounted from TireRack with the sensors already installed, if you wish...I opted to not get them. While a nice feature, I've driven for 40-years without them, only relying on visual and manually checking periodically, so I figured I could handle it. You will get the tire waring light to come on if you drive far enough (about 10-miles or so) and you don't have any sensors.