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2008 Versa 1.8S Stereo Upgrade

hi everyone,how you guys doin? im planning to install a new stereo and im really a music guy and really loves to listen to my songs while driving.. i really love my car but the stock stereo doesnt have an AUX input so i cannot connect my ipod..so im planning to buy this from Canadian Tire JVC 2-DIN KWR500 Car Stereo | Canadian Tire



do you guys think this will work? is there any special cable that i need to buy?i wanted to install it on my own sinced i watched how simple to removed and install new stereo from this forum. im really a novice about this.
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yep. It should work fine. Just like you said, search around the forum and you will find everything you need to install it correctly. Hope this helps, good luck

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yep. It should work fine. Just like you said, search around the forum and you will find everything you need to install it correctly. Hope this helps, good luck
thanks for the reply,so this is easy as plug and play or do i need a wiring harness?

how about this one,this is less cheaper since im really in a tight budget.
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You will need a wiring harness and possibly an antenna adaptor. I say go for whatever fits your needs and possibly future needs so you won't be unsatisfied down the road, I have a Pioneer in my car and it works great so I'm sure you'll be happy with this brand as well.
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You will need a wiring harness and possibly an antenna adaptor. I say go for whatever fits your needs and possibly future needs so you won't be unsatisfied down the road, I have a Pioneer in my car and it works great so I'm sure you'll be happy with this brand as well.
Thanks for the advice,if i buy a wiring harnes is it easy as plug and play?
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Pioneer is superior to JVC in terms of quality and sound quality when compared in the came category.

The wiring harness needs to be soldered to the other harness. If you don't have any experience with it practice on some wire you have laying around. The proper way to solder is to hold the solder gun against the wire that is to be soldered and the flux will melt when the wire is at the proper temperature which will leave a shiny silver finish. Touching the flux to the actual gun creates a dull and cold solder which can crack apart in the future. Also, make sure to proper insulate the solder connections.
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Pioneer is superior to JVC in terms of quality and sound quality when compared in the came category.

The wiring harness needs to be soldered to the other harness. If you don't have any experience with it practice on some wire you have laying around. The proper way to solder is to hold the solder gun against the wire that is to be soldered and the flux will melt when the wire is at the proper temperature which will leave a shiny silver finish. Touching the flux to the actual gun creates a dull and cold solder which can crack apart in the future. Also, make sure to proper insulate the solder connections.
Thanks for the quick responce,i think i can solder the wiring as what you said since i have a neat experienced on it, but i was thinking,are the wires colorcoded? I dont want to mix all the wires up and end up all the wires busted. Sorry for my bad english
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Thanks for the quick responce,i think i can solder the wiring as what you said since i have a neat experienced on it, but i was thinking,are the wires colorcoded? I dont want to mix all the wires up and end up all the wires busted. Sorry for my bad english
No problem, I can understand you well!

The wires SHOULD be color coded, but rarely a wiring harness or cheap kit with be use a different coloring chart. Just look at the wiring diagrams on the head unit and wiring kit and make sure they are the same.

With this being your first radio install just be sure to take your time and BE SURE the wires are wired correctly. If you wire them incorrectly or let certain wires touch the bare metal on the vehicle you can cause a massive amount of problems which can be expensive to trace down and fix.


Just to let you know:

The stereo will come with a wiring harness that is for the stereo. You will have to buy a wiring harness that fits your vehicle which will then be soldered to the radio's wiring harness.

You'll probably need an antenna adapter.

If you buy a single DIN radio (the thinner ones that are very common) then you will need a radio install kit.
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No problem, I can understand you well!

The wires SHOULD be color coded, but rarely a wiring harness or cheap kit with be use a different coloring chart. Just look at the wiring diagrams on the head unit and wiring kit and make sure they are the same.

With this being your first radio install just be sure to take your time and BE SURE the wires are wired correctly. If you wire them incorrectly or let certain wires touch the bare metal on the vehicle you can cause a massive amount of problems which can be expensive to trace down and fix.


Just to let you know:

The stereo will come with a wiring harness that is for the stereo. You will have to buy a wiring harness that fits your vehicle which will then be soldered to the radio's wiring harness.

You'll probably need an antenna adapter.

If you buy a single DIN radio (the thinner ones that are very common) then you will need a radio install kit.
Ok,so basically i need two harness since the one thats on my car is a male connector,am i right? And hopefully i can a wiring harness and antenna adapter near in my area. Btw how do i know if i already have an antenna adapter because i saw an antenna on the roof of my wife's car.
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You will be working with two wiring harnesses yes, if you go with the Pioneer head unit it will come with the proper harness that will plug into the head unit, you will need to purchase an 07+ Nissan Versa harness from somewhere. If you go with the Pioneer I'm almost positive you will need an antenna adaptor as I did.

Here are a couple links to the two items you will need.
Receiver Wire Harness For select 2007-up Nissan and Subaru vehicles at Crutchfield.com
Antenna Adapter Works with select 2006-up Infiniti, Suzuki and Nissan vehicles (Motorola male to OEM antenna female) at Crutchfield.com
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