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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.
sorry about my english.
 

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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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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 :smilejap:
 

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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 :smilejap:
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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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
thankyou so much for all your help..you guys make it easy for me..hopefully i can buy those connectors here,if i dont i'll make a purchase to the links that you posted.. thanks again. God Bless.
 

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If you just want an aux input and your on a budget just but a stock used versa radio that has an aux input. Can find them cheap and they are plug n play.
 

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Any time man that's what we're here for, make sure to post pics after you're done so we can see. Good luck!
i saw a place here in Winnipeg called Advance Electronics run by Nick and i think i got a steal,he gave me an offer for a 300dollar Kenwood 2Din stereo for only 149..and the 60 for the harness,antenna adapter and dash kit..


What do you guys think? i'll post pics when they get it installed hopefully this Saturday because they still order the dashkit online.
 

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Kenwood is another great brand, I say if it suits your needs go for it, I'm digging how this one looks. I'm not too experienced with the older Versas (I have a 2012 Sedan) but I didn't need a dash kit for mine, I just took the mounts off my stock head unit and put them on my aftermarket head unit and it all fit perfect so I'm thinking yours will be the same as well. Hopefully someone will come on here who has done a double din in your model to help clear that up.
 

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Quick question,whats the difference between installaion kit and dash kit? Or are they the same because while surfing and knowing about my recently bought Kenwood but not yet installed because the shop said the dash kit needs to be order online and i saw this post in crutchfield:
What you need to know:
» You won't need an installation kit to install a new receiver.
» You'll need to use the factory radio's brackets in order to install your new receiver. If you don't have the brackets, you can obtain them from your dealership.
And someone also said "Did not need the Metra DIN Head dash kit whatsoever." Can someone clarify this so i can cancel the my order to them and have it install asap if i dont really need that dash kit because thats only the reason why my stereo is still laying around in my house. And also it can save me 20dollars if i cancel the kit.
 

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They are the same thing, you only need a dash kit when the head units are not the same size or by chance the brackets are not able to be used. I'm 99% sure you won't need an installation kit man.
 

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They are the same thing, you only need a dash kit when the head units are not the same size or by chance the brackets are not able to be used. I'm 99% sure you won't need an installation kit man.
oh ok..thanks for the info mate,im gonna call the advance boys to install my stereo now.. thanks again..
 

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oh ok..thanks for the info mate,im gonna call the advance boys to install my stereo now.. thanks again..
its been a week and yet my stereo is not installed..i will definitely not recommend ADVANCE Electronics,they leave me hanging,they told us that they all have the parts and once i called them for my confirmation for installation they told us that they order online for the dash kit (which we dont need) so to make the story short... those people over there are not reliable and will not,never gonna go their for my audio needs..
 

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Ya a lot of places like to jerk you around like that, which is why if I can do it at home, I will haha
Did you say screw it and get your car back or do they still have it?
 
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