Stereo and Electronics Page
An Eclipse AVN5432 w/ Sirius tuner was installed on 7/29/05. This unit is sweet! It has built in navigation and the display is amazing. I've been hooked on Sirius for awhile and I'm still going strong
I've replaced my Sirius tuner with a PnP unit. I recently moved to a place that is close to mass transportation. No need to drive as much so a portable unit would allow me to listen to my Sirius at home or at the office. I installed the Sirius tuner inside the sunglasses holder for a stealth install. I am still able to read the display from my vantage point.
Moved the Sirius tuner to make room for the Bluetooth speakerphone.
I'm still looking to add subs and upgrade the speakers.
I used to have a Homelink transmitter in my 5.5 Maxima. It was "a nice to have" thing. I also read that some Next Gen Xterra owners put in mirrors with temperature sensors. That would be nice to have as well. So, I bought a Gentex mirror off of eBay and went ahead and installed it. Wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. So, in addition to autodimming and compass, I have temp and Homelink.
I also replaced the factory horns with a set of Hella dual tone horns. The factory ones were a single low tone horn that sounded like a dying cow. The Hellas are both high and low tone and farly loud. Not as loud as airhorns, but the way the X should sound like from the factory.
Added a BlueConnect Bluetooth speakerphone.
I also thought it sucked that Nissan did not provide a DTE or a MPG gauge. With our trucks sucking down gas, the *first* thing we should know is our gas consumption. So, I purchased a Scan Gauge that plugs into the OBD-II port and gives me a readout of practically everything. I can get intake temperature, water temperature, average speed, as well as MPG and DTE.
I recently upgraded to the ScanGauge II which is a lot slimmer.
Finally, after, 6 long grueling months, the HID retrofit in my Xterra is complete. The stock lighting is ok, but I love HID and the amount of light it outputs. I haven't installed them yet, but they're ready to go. The installer had a lot of problems with the retrofit due to the fact that there wasn't a lot of room for the projector to stick out from the rear.
The final project . . .