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replacing the factory HUD

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has anyone done it?

i was thinking about replacing the LCD with a double din HU or an appropriately sized android tablet. I know id lose the reverse cam and the AC temperature but the reverse cam sucks and i could always use the AC in manual which i pretty much do now anyway. I bought a 2010 model 370 so lucky me i got the one without bluetooth audio so right now a 10 year old ipod sticky taped to the dashboard would be a better entertainment system than the one nissan tried to pass off as premium so im open to suggestions. Im currently doing ok with a bluetooth receiver pluged into the AUX, but the whole two band equaliser on the factory system just doesnt cut. for some reason jacking up the bass slider just increases the lower midrange drone and none of the low range punch im looking for. I know the factory bose system is capable of the goods because i used an inline equaliser to filter out the midbass and it sounded great. i just want a headunit with at least 5 band....

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There's not enough room behind just the screen unfortunately. Mounting a tablet is your best bet of keeping the A/C etc. One of the Sydney guys is trying to mount an iPad Mini so we'll see how that goes, but it'd likely be via Bluetooth to the AUX.

I was looking into sourcing a U.S. base model system (fascia, cubby, and the A/C controls), but that's no longer happening. The defroster hasn't been figured out yet (you need to re-wire the A/C controls to accept the base dials, I was thinking of wiring in the plug needed in-line so you have both in case you ever want to switch back)

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Ive been thinking some more and I’m now considering mounting a mechless headunit in the glovebox and just running an rca line out to piggy back into the factory system aux. it kills a few birds with one stone - Bluetooth, better phone, multi band equaliser, cheap and won’t ruin the factory look. The glovebox is too small to be useful for storage but I think a single din headunit would fit nicely in there and will require minimal wiring. It’ll also free up the centre console compartment and the 12v socket for phone charging. I have an old head unit lying around somewhere so I can see how it looks and play around with a faceplate designbefore I commit to it.

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