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Nissan Altima, Audio, Sedan
#77 of 99 Re: crappy bose audio [marcin]
Feb 19, 2010 (2:23 pm)
Most car manufacturers don't really care an individual customer. I bought 5 new Toyotas from 96 to 2002. A dealer sold me a car but later they backed out claiming they didn't have the car. I called Toyota corporate as well as wrote them a letter but they didn't care. That was when I changed to Nissan...(well, part of that b/c I like the 2003 Altima and the G coupe)
From 2003 to Jan. 2010, I bought 4 Nissans and 4 Infinitis. If I have a problem now and call Nissan, I highly doubt that they care even if I tell them that I will buy Hondas instead if they cannot help me.
#78 of 99 nissan doesn't care
Feb 19, 2010 (6:06 pm)
what bothers me now even more, i love the new Leaf! but i hate nissan's cs. i have called, talked to "managers", went with a problem to 4 different dealers, they all seems like they care but they don't give a damn. they look at you straight in the eyes and lie. "i can't hear the hiss, you must have sensitive ears" - yet anyone one else outside of the nissan support can hear it and agrees it's annoying....
#79 of 99 Re: nissan doesn't care [marcin]
Feb 20, 2010 (10:13 am)
I don't have the hiss in my 2010 Max but I do have something similar in my 08 TL! I've spoken with Acura and they told me its a by-product of the sound system and that there is not much they can do but rip everything out and I don't trust them to rip my car apart and put it back together right without causing another problem
I noticed and Acura confirmed it, but the cold weather makes the hiss worse! I notice it is the worse when I first go to turn the audio system on and after a few minutes it gets less and less in intensity until the car is warmed up and I don't hear it until the next time I start the car cold! Plus, the radio has done a great job of drowning it out!
I don't know what to tell you but I don't think there is much Nissan is going to be able to do for you! Best of Luck!!
#80 of 99 2010 Altima 2.5SL loaded
Mar 11, 2010 (3:40 am)
I am purchasing the 2010 Altima 2.5 SL with everything but the NAV package. I got the premium audio which has the ipod control. I am trying to find out if the Iphone 3GS is compatible with this connection and I will be able to control my Iphone through the interface. Thanks.
#81 of 99 Re: 2010 Altima 2.5SL loaded [blizzieb] - using iPhone in Altima
Apr 25, 2010 (5:02 am)
I also have a 2010 Nissan Altima S, with everything except navigation. Here's what I discovered while playing around with the Premium Audio package:
If you plug your iPhone into the USB port, the stereo will connect to it like it's an iPod. Once the music is playing from the iPod function, hit the home button on your iPhone, and go to the menu. I started up Pandora, and it played the audio through the stereo! The stereo screen still thinks it's playing an iPod song, but the Pandora audio came through just fine.
Cons: Other than volume, no control of the pandora through the stereo controls, or the steering wheel (but that is expected-you can just use your iPhone to select one of your Pandora "stations"). Also, I worry about whether the stereo screen could experience image burn-in, because it's displaying a frozen image of the iPod's last song, until you stop using your iPhone. I'm not sure if it's my cable, but I get an error message when I plug my iPhone into the car, saying that it isn't compatible--and it doesn't appear to be charging it. (I still have to test other cords.)
Pros: Audio from any App should come through. Plus, if you have your iPhone linked to your car with Bluetooth, and someone calls you, it will still pause the music and pick up the call. Once the call is complete, it goes right back to the last song playing on Pandora!
I'm online trying to find out if there is a way to upgrade the stereo firmware to accept the iPhone. (Will post if I find anything.) Hope this was helpful!
#82 of 99 xm display and navigation update
Apr 30, 2010 (2:30 pm)
I have an 08 Hybrid with the tech package. I am generally pleased with the XM radio but am irked by the fact that the display truncates song information, so for example, Somewhere Over the Rainbow is displayed as "Somewhere Ov". I don't believe there is a setting to have the display scroll v. truncate, but I was hoping the 2010 update to the Navigation might fix this. Anyone know? Are later model displays equally lame. My wife has a cheapo Sirius add-on tuner and it has a better display than mine. WTF?
#83 of 99 Re: 2007 Altima - Bose stereo speaker hiss [azold]
Apr 30, 2010 (5:21 pm)
You may be picking up altinator noise . Not sure on your modle . but i have experienced the same problem in other viechles. I went to walmart and got me a noise insulator that connects between the radio and power supplie and it stoped the problem. If you are using a amplifier you may want to get one to run between your audio out cables and audio in on the amplifier
#84 of 99 Re: Bose system in 3.5SL [surfman]
Apr 30, 2010 (5:23 pm)
most factory radios put out 50 - 100 watts and 4-6 0hms
#85 of 99 Re: 1993/94 Altima CD/Stereo wiring [lgj069]
Apr 30, 2010 (5:34 pm)
when you buy a wirring harnest kit the wirring diagram is on the package. if u cant find one hard wirring is no problem . yellow is constant hot , red is ignition, black is ground. blue or orange is power anteana. the other wires you can figure out by gettin a voltometer and checking for connuity . connect one wire and touch others to you get sound from the meter. and u can find out what speaker it is by putting sound through it. Keep on till you get them all done. Just thought I put a aftermarket radio in a 95 altima and it didnt have a ground. I had to ground it to the framing in the radio bay
#86 of 99 Re: xm display and navigation update [dicky6]
May 27, 2010 (6:47 am)
".....the display truncates song information"
Thought I'd "bump" this post as I've been experiencing the same problem with my '09 Altima SL. I mentioned it to my Nissan service tech and he said the display scrolls right at the beginning of the song. I told him it did not but he was quite insistant.
Of course, he was wrong so as a next step I contacted Nissan Canada Customer Service and had them open a case for me. The Nissan CSR took my information and did some digging. He called back after a couple of days to tell me that the radio's are made by Bose and I should contact them about this problem.
So I contacted Bose. After numerous emails with Bose Consumer Relations Division, they emailed me back saying that Bose only supplies the speakers and amplifiers and that the radio portion of the sound system is supplied by Panasonic.
So, I contacted Panasonic, explained to them my problem. The latest email I have from Panasonic has them explaining that the radios Panasonic supplies to Nissan are based on Nissan's design and specifications. Panasonic has asked me for the radio model number or Nissan part number in order to "assist me further".
So, I went back to Nissan to ask for the radio part number which I will forward on to Panasonic.
The bottom-line is that NO ONE is stepping up to deal with this problem. I've had another XM radio in a previous car as an add on (eg. made by Delphi, Roady XT) and the display on that radio scrolled to display the whole song. The Nissan CSR said that 16 characters is what Nissan specified for their XM radio displays and since that's what I'm seeing, NIssan doesn't see this as a problem.