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Bluetooth module is separate from the radio, located under the driver's seat or in the trunk depending upon the model/year. You likely need to change to the same module used by the Sentra (that matches your radio) but hard to say whether it will be plug-n-play as far as connectors go. There has been a fair amount of discussion and experimentation on stock radio swaps by other members, not sure anyone has ever had 100% success. Forum search should turn up those threads for you to read, should give some ideas and shed some further light on your options.
amc49 will probably weigh in pretty soon, he has a good bit of experience tinkering with the radios.
I really doubt there is any magic connector you are going to be able to plug straight in and run with it. How did it go installing this radio? Did some of the connectors fit? All of them? None of them? Any missing spots on the radio not plugged in? (Could be hard to tell if the connectors fit but have different numbers of pins).
If you search around there are some links to service manuals for versas up to 2014 in PDF format. I downloaded them and read through some of the radio info for my custom radio/bluetooth/steering wheel controls project (which is still in progress). There is good info in there about connectors and what each wire is for and so on. Based just on what I have heard/read from others on here you might end up locating the microphone analog wires and cutting/soldering them to the harness for your radio. You *might* get as lucky with the call/send buttons but those are not as simple as regular buttons, all the buttons on the steering wheel make up a resistance ladder sending different tiny amounts of current back to the body control module over just a couple wires. In order to map that to the sentra radio you would also need the service manual info for the Sentra your radio came from to see if it has the same resistance values set up for different buttons.
I think you stand a decent chance, sentra's sharing pretty much the same steering wheel as the versa in 2016. Most likely some splicing and soldering in your future but probably not more than a few wires and where there is a will there is a way. If you can find the radio wire harness pinouts in the versa service manual and the donor sentra and match them up you just might make it.
As a bit of an update, I found that it looks like I'll be able to get the hands-free system at least partially working. Using info I found online and verifying it with the service manuals, it appears that if I disconnect the Bluetooth module and connect the following pins on the connector, I should at least have all of the steering wheel controls working:
Pin 12 -> Pin 17
Pin 13 -> Pin 18
Pin 14 -> Pin 19
As I guessed, the Bluetooth module IS intercepting the steering wheel controls partially.
I also have the pins for the microphone and the AUX in. I believe it's possible to get everything working now!
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