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Hi all,

I'm trying to install a Pioneer AVH-P8400BT head unit in my wife's 2012 Versa, using a Metra 70-7552 Turbowire wiring harness. This is the right harness according to every source I have checked, but it is not working. I'm not getting any power to the unit. I can't find a wiring diagram online for the 2012 either. Is it possible that the 2012 wiring is different and requires a different harness? Any ideas?

Thanks!

Dan
 

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I bought the Scosche version and wired everything up on my 2012 Sedan but did not test it out since the installation kit does not work with 2012 sedans. I shoulda have....but im gonna wait until I find an installation kit.

What installation kit did you get? If it was Scosche good luck bc ive had a huge issue with them being morons.
 

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I bought the Scosche version and wired everything up on my 2012 Sedan but did not test it out since the installation kit does not work with 2012 sedans. I shoulda have....but im gonna wait until I find an installation kit.

What installation kit did you get? If it was Scosche good luck bc ive had a huge issue with them being morons.
Installation kit? Do you mean the dash kit with the mounting brackets and plastic molding? I got the Metra 99-7613, but I don't think I'm going to need it. My head unit is a double DIN and the factory brackets work just fine. The unit came with some molding to eliminate any gaps around the edges.

So it seems that none of the generic "2007 and up Nissan" installation equipment will work on the 2012 sedans? Damn! I don't want to hard wire this thing. And even if I did, I can't find a wiring diagram!

Any other ideas?

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Installation kit? Do you mean the dash kit with the mounting brackets and plastic molding? I got the Metra 99-7613, but I don't think I'm going to need it. My head unit is a double DIN and the factory brackets work just fine. The unit came with some molding to eliminate any gaps around the edges.

So it seems that none of the generic "2007 and up Nissan" installation equipment will work on the 2012 sedans? Damn! I don't want to hard wire this thing. And even if I did, I can't find a wiring diagram!

Any other ideas?

Thanks!
Even with double DIN you usually have to use an installation kit. I guess if the OEM brackets work then that is good!

Well the only problem for me was the installation kit not working on my sedan even though it said it would....but it turns out Scosche never tested it because they are morons and i'll never buy another of their products again.

Like I said, ive got the stereo wired up along with the antenna adapter too but never plugged it in a tried because the installation kit was incorrect. I was so pissed I didn't even bother trying out the aftermarket stereo since I had to put the OEM back in. I am assuming that the wiring will be correct.

As far as your wiring harness, aren't the wires color coordinated or labeled? All you really need to do is match up the wires from the harness kit to the wires on the back of your new stereo. Solder them, heat shrink, and you are done. Did you get the antenna adapter kit as well?

If everything is wired up I would make sure it is wired correctly and the power/ground wires have a good solder connection.
 

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Even with double DIN you usually have to use an installation kit. I guess if the OEM brackets work then that is good!

Well the only problem for me was the installation kit not working on my sedan even though it said it would....but it turns out Scosche never tested it because they are morons and i'll never buy another of their products again.

Like I said, ive got the stereo wired up along with the antenna adapter too but never plugged it in a tried because the installation kit was incorrect. I was so pissed I didn't even bother trying out the aftermarket stereo since I had to put the OEM back in. I am assuming that the wiring will be correct.

As far as your wiring harness, aren't the wires color coordinated or labeled? All you really need to do is match up the wires from the harness kit to the wires on the back of your new stereo. Solder them, heat shrink, and you are done. Did you get the antenna adapter kit as well?

If everything is wired up I would make sure it is wired correctly and the power/ground wires have a good solder connection.
The wires are all color coded and I had the thing soldered up and ready to go in about an hour. Since the power and ground were part of that wiring, I decided to plug it in to check it before proceeding with the antenna, the steering wheel control adapter, and the satellite radio tuner that I'm also installing. No power. However, I found another post on here from someone with an apparently similar problem, who said that he wasn't getting any power to his head unit until he installed the antenna. So, I'm going to try that tonight. I'll let ya'll know how that goes.
 

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The antenna adapter was the key! That's got to be wired up before you can get power to the unit.

My original plan was to rig the whole thing up before putting it in the dash at all, but I got anxious and wanted to see it light up, so as soon as I had the wiring harness ready, I plugged it in and got nothing. That sent me on a wild goose chase, trying to fix something that wasn't broken.

As you can see from the pics, the head unit and XM radio are installed and looking great. In a 2012 sedan, this install requires NO dash kit - just the factory brackets.

Anyway... thanks for the help on here! Our Versa is my wife's car and she loves it. I'm encouraging her to join this group, so you should see her on here soon.

Thanks again,
Dan


By the way... I had originally gone to Best Buy to get this installed, and it was a fiasco. Read on if you're interested.... My wife trusts Best Buy and really wanted them to install it. $420 for the hardware and labor! Grudgingly, I agreed to it and we paid it. When we showed up for our appointment to drop the car off, no one was there to inspect it. We had to leave the car and come back in the morning for inspection before they could start the work. Our appointment was for 9AM - we even got a confirmation email about that. When we showed up then, we found the place empty. The store didn't open until 10AM, and the installation department didn't open until 11! When they finally opened, they said we needed the dash kit and that the salesman should have told us that. They don't even carry that dash kit and said we had to find it somewhere else and make a new appointment. I told them I wanted my $420 back and I wanted the names of everyone involved in this fiasco, and that I was calling the corporate offices to report this craziness. I did report it, but all they did was apologize. I bought the exact same hardware on Amazon for 70 bucks and installed it all myself.
 

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