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Item #: 120997604
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You bought a 2003-04 Infiniti G35 — great car, but its console makes it impossible to upgrade the factory radio. Metra's dash kit allows you to install a new single-sized (2" tall) or double-sized (4" tall) receiver in the G35's dash panel, while maintaining all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning controls.
Available in gray, tan, or black, the kit is a perfect match for the color, texture, and contours of your Infiniti G35's dash. Warranty: 1 year.
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It's great I love it! Made my car look way cleaner and have better audio features!
Luis, Petaluma ca
It's great I love it! Made my car look way cleaner and have better audio features!
Good quality, simple to install with Crutchfield's directions, but definitely overpriced. Cost more than the JVC KW-R920BTS receiver I installed! Looks nice, but is easily scratched. Finish is not durable.
worked and installed quickly. Though the top part that keeps the part in the dash seemed flimsy. But after installing it, it is solid.
Pros: Looks good, maintains all previous feature... did not have a navigation components.
Cons: none discovered yet.
It's functional, but wrecks the quality buttons of the original car. These are cheap rubber buttons. A quality unit would be able to accommodate the original Nav unit, this piece does not. Why not retain the mounts for units w/ Nav? If you have Nav, you will need to spend $100+ for the coin pocket that came with cars w/out Nav.
Pros: Functional, holds modern DIN and double DIN head units
Cons: Does not accommodate re-installation of original Navigation units, requiring $100+ coin pocket purchase for those cars. Cheap rubber buttons are functional, but nowhere near the quality of the original.
This dash kit fit for my 03 Infiniti G35 fits fairly well and was a decent match in color, however it does not look as nice as the factory dash. It also seems to scratch easily and buttons appear cheap. Everything works and was fairly easy to install.
Pros: Does what it is supposed to do.
Cons: Scratches easily. Run a fingernail over it with light pressure leaves a line. Appearance of buttons are not as nice as stock. One of the buttons appears to be stuck (i.e. doesn't return to the same height as the other buttons) but otherwise functions fine.
Worked and fit great.
Pros: Good cost
Cons: Parts not as nice as original, but still looks decent
Pretty good unit. Color is almost spot on. Finish trim plate is a lil loose.
Pros: Great but take your time learning it.
Cons: Loose finish trim ring
This is a replacement to the original because of the control circuit was inoperative. I was unable to control the air conditioner and the stereo and so I had to fix this before giving the car away to my kid. The finish was good and fully functional. The reason for the 4 star is because it does not look original. The buttons were rubber instead of black plastic. I wished it was the same color. This kit has to be ordered along with the Metra 40-NI10 Antenna Adapter and the Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface. But really all the necessary components required for my 2003 G35 sedan is listed by Crutchfield. I love the sales team who allows us to do one purchase with all the necessary components. Installation cost me $80. Radio unit that I pared up with this is Kenwood DPX501BT. A perfect fit. I would recommend this to any 2003 - 2005 G35 sedan who has the same issue as my car.
Pros: All buttons are functional and quality is good. Not quite the original replacement but is solidly built.
Cons: The color is a bit off from the original and for a car enthuse, it can be easily seen an aftermarket work.
Perfect looks great in my infiniti g35 awesome fit loving the look
Pros: A great replacement for infiniti g35 dash
Cons: Geek Squad did minor adjustments which was done perfectly
Easy to install. Could match better with the existing interior color.
Quality product, looks outstanding in the car.
Pros: Looks outstanding, easy to install
Cons: Have to reuse a couple of the components from your old unit
We used this dash kit in a 2003 Infiniti G35 for a stereo replacement. Though grateful there was a solution for this car to get a stereo upgrade it would have been helpful to know ahead of time that this kit is not a perfect solution if the car has a navigation system. Fortunately we found a video on another site that briefly highlighted a few solutions. Basically you have to file down the navigation control panel to fit the opening, and I would recommend using the factory metal bracket (instead of the metro plastic hanger tab) to mount the entire system back into the car. The navigation system weights just short of 5 pounds which is a lot for a plastic frame to support - and I don't think this system was built with that assumption of supported weight. The metal bracket also lets you continue to ground the navigation system correctly, and the navigation system will ultimately have some functionality. It is a tight fit, but seemingly a better solution. Lastly, if your navigation system doesn't work, know too that it is not so easy or inexpensive to get a pocket to replace it -- unless you like scouting the junk yards!
Pros: Acceptable visual appearance as compared to the factory standard Provides a solution to an issue where few options exist
Cons: Does not work well if the car has a navigation system Directions could be better - but if you don't have navigation they might be sufficient Plastic hanger that replaces the metal bracket that holds/supports the whole system seems inadequate Heat control panel buttons could have a better appearance
Color is not a perfect match, plastic is flimsy in contrast to the factory metal brace used to hold stereo. Overall a good fit if you are careful you might not break any of the smaller pieces that hold the AC vents.
Pros: Price for conversion to a double din with limited options for this car.
Cons: Manufactured cheaply
I found the replacement adapter a litter thinner in plastic content,flimsy but work out excellent. The radio fit wonderful and the climate controls work excellent as well.The instruction were good to fair. The crutchfield instructions were good to excellent.
Pros: Great instructions from crutchfield.
Cons: Having to buy an adapter for the car.
Could not have done the install as clean with out this kit but it isn't perfect by far.
Pros: Clean look once installed
Cons: Colors does not watch factory colors, dbl din kit does not fit with out modification on the g35
Not as nice or clean as factory buttons. Would have been better if made with metal frame like factory one instead of plastic. Fairly easy to install after learning how to remove factory enclosure. Just take your time and follow instructions as best you can. Had to file down a bit to get the navigation to close properly.
Pros: Good fit with rest of factory dash Factory climate control system works well with integration adapter buttons
Cons: Buttons look cheap compared to original Plastic connections a bit flimsy compared to original metal Had to find my own screws since holes were different size than original
I am guessing that this generation of the adapter is a culmination of all the improvements made due to the poorer quality (based on what I read on forums, Crutchfield, Amazon) of the earlier models. The adapter I got matched the interior of my light grey 2003 G35 sedan. I actually prefer the smoother surface texture of the adapter over the one used by Infiniti. I could not find a better price than what Crutchfield offerred at $99 (with head unit purchase).
Pros: Value for the money, color match, surface texture, fitment.
Cons: The kit's plastic rails do not seem sturdy, but only time will tell. I would have much preferred that the adapter accommodate the bracket included with my Pioneer head unit. Using the Metra rails, my head unit can be easily removed by hand. I would have preferred a requirement to use the Pioneer supplied 'U' grabbers that slips into the Pioneer bracket. The lock is simply more secure, and keeps the entire HU from coming out of the adapter when I try to remove the Pioneer's removal face.
Crutchfield's software says you can't use this with the nav system in the 2003-2005 Infiniti G35. I found a video on youtube where a guy had figured out how to make the metra work together with the original nav system. I tried the same approach, and it worked great. It took a little doing, and it was a somewhat tight fit, but I'm very happy with the results.
Pros: Inexpensive, can be made (with some effort) to work with nav system, works!
Cons: Buttons are okay, but don't exactly match originals. Plastic is a little cheap / thin.
This was the perfect color match for my G35 Sedan (silver). Instructs on how my receiver is suppose to fit in was a little confusing; but worked. Only issue I had, was I couldn't get my thin trim piece to fit back into dashboard after installation of unit.
Pros: perfect color match, custom fit into dash
Cons: trim piece was not able to fit back after installation.
This kit is pretty straightforward and easy to install although I had to modify it slightly to fit my stereo housing, on the back there are two plastic bars that prevent the metal casing from my factory stereo unit to fit properly to the new adapter that I had to cut out. Also the factory storage door that needs to be installed on the adapter didn't fit perfectly. My stereo had been modified by the previous owner of my car so these may be problems associated with my specific vehicle. Other then that its a very nice piece, looks clean installed.
Pros: good price, looks nice after install
Cons: some modification necessary
Product was exactly as described. The color matched perfectly and the installation instructions were 100% accurate.
The panel fits great! Installation seems a bit daunting at first, but once you sort out what goes where, then reassembly is pretty cake. I am, however, having issues with full functionality of the climate controls. I was able to select both rear and front defrost with the JDM spec panel/control. The rear defrost panel light does not illuminate when activated, although it does seem to work in conjunction with front defroster(evident with defrosting in the rear and air movement in the front). I checked with the manufacturer and was instructed to check if the climate control panel was "jumped." It was not - next step is to initiate a return; I hope to get a fully functional panel, which would definitely warrant a favorable review!
Pros: Great fit; color match.
Cons: Climate control panel does not completely light up. Loss of some functionality with the aftermarket product.
Needed this item to fix a problem in my husband G35. Great price, fast shipment. The instructions were exact. Was able to do this by ourselves. Looks and fits perfect. Thank you
Pros: Looks like factory.
if you want to do the change you definitely need this product even though is not as good as the original dashboard it will do the job.
Pros: looks good
Cons: it is no like the original dashboard
This is a nice looking dash kit. As for the installation, make sure you give your self enough time to do it correctly the first time, as once you finally get it in you won't want to go through the trouble of taking it out and putting it back in after you adjust things. When I say adjust things I mean the navigation screen and controls. You will need to sand down the bottom of the hole in the dash kit where the controls go. Take your time and make sure it all fits in and the screen will come up and go down normally before you install it completely. And the buttons are fine. I actually like them more than the original because these actually compress when you push them. Just my opinion.
Pros: looks good, buttons and lights work fine. Love the extra pocket
Cons: not a perfect fit with the navigation. Requires some filling down
product looks good fit could be improved color match not what I asked for.
Pros: fit is pretty good overall look as good and gives extra compartment which is good
Cons: when color doesn't match what was there from factory then compartment door on top will not match
Pros: Perfect for my G35
Cons: Nothing for me
Pros: nothing but looks new
Cons: poorly built, have to be very careful with installing the double din stereo. Not clear description, too much work for air vent
My 2003 g35 was having a battery drain because of the faulty bose unit so I needed to get this kit and a new radio. I picked this up with the Sony XAV-64BT and it looks and sound great. The only complaint I have is that the buttons are really poor quality but they look OK and they work just fine (for now). Because of such a good experience I will be shopping at crutchfield again.
Pros: Easy to install, looks good, fits well
Cons: buttons are cheap.
great price best on the internet with great support
Pros: easy to install
Worked exactly as described, no unsightly gaps in the dash, only a slight color difference between factory dash and the Metra kit. Install was easy.
Pros: Easy install, nice fit and finish.
Cons: slight color mismatch and low quality climate control buttons
If you need to replace your "climate control" finishing board and/or your radio, this is the way to go. The plastic and feel is very close to the factory piece (nobody but you and possibly a G35 geek is going to notice). The only drawbacks are the plastic mounting bracket at the top and the plastic mounting of the storage pocket. I wish there was a way to utilize the metal frame that came from factory so it was a bit more sturdy. However, after 3 weeks, I've had not problems. I will update that if it changes. The climate controls work great.
Pros: Quality of climate controls Look and feel Price (especially when bought as a package with the receiver)
Cons: Some flimsy attachment points
Bought the adapter to install a new, USB-capable stereo after the stock CD changer crapped out and took the HVAC controls with it (common problem in this car). I'll second many of the other comments here. Construction isn't nearly as robust as the OE part - plastic vice metal - but the single-DIN Kenwood unit we got is lighter than the stock piece, so this wasn't a big deal. Installation was pretty easy and the fit is quite good. Be careful removing the upper center dash panel around the clock during disassembly as it's easy to crack the ten year old, sun-brittled plastic. A new one runs about $70. The adapter works well and looks stock, except for the HVAC controls - the white-on-grey buttons look cheap on the black adapter unit. On the other hand, since we have our AC back here in SoCal, that's a small price to pay. Plus, my 17-year-old is thoroughly jazzed to have a stereo he can plug his iPod into. Would certainly buy again and Crutchfield's 50% discount with stereo purchase is a really nice perk.
Pros: Good fit. Solves the G35 dead CD & HVAC problem
Cons: HVAC controls look a little second-rate
Was very easy to install. Best part was that my heater/ac controls work again! 2003 Infiniti G35 heater/ac controls are tied to the stereo so when the stereo tanked, so did the heat/ac. And we saved over $400 compared to factory repairs!
This product was intimidating at first. The hardest part of installing this is the amount of dash components in the car u have to remove. The instructions tell you how to take all the old parts and transfer to the new item. Once installed it for perfect and does not look aftermarket at all.
INSTALL WENT GOOD OTHER THEN LINING UP THE STOCK RADIO METAL BRACKET TO THE NEW DASH KIT PART I HAD TO USE A RAZOR AND CUT PART OF THE PLASTIC SO IT WOULD SLIDE IN THE TOP PART WHERE THE 2 SCREWS GO, OTHER THEN THAT EVERYTHING WORKS GREAT AND COLOR IS OK YEA THE BUTTONS COULD OF BEEN BETTER BUT OH WELL
Pros: A/C HEAT CONTROLS WORK PERFECT LOOK GOOD
Cons: FITMENT OF THE METAL BRACKET OF STOCK RADIO WAS OFF FOR ME JUST HAD TO USE RAZOR AND TAKE OFF SOME PLASTIC FOR IT TO FIT IN
Worked extremely well - took care of the problem with the OEM dash panel where I was no longer able to operate the factory AC & Heating systems in my 2003 Infinity G35. Easy to install when following exacting directions - took longer to remove the old unit than install the new unit - Highly recommend to anyone that is having a similar problem with their 2003 G35
Pros: Well designed - worked perfectly
I 'm please with this product
Pros: Good product
Perfect color match and fit. Climate control buttons and lights works as they should. AAA+++
Pros: Quality and price.
Perfect Fit. Color matches PERFECTLY - even though at first I thought it was slightly off until I installed. One button originally was sticking, simply removed circuit board from the dash adaptor, screwed back in and worked perfectly.
Pros: Color matches perfectly.
Cons: plastic connections, not as sturdy as the OEM metal connections....some of the supplied screws were not large enough, had to supply my own.
Looks great! very clean look!
This fit perfect in my car! Thanks Crutchfield for such a wonderful shopping experience! Your website was so easy to navigate and the products you carry are worth the amount of money I spent.
Pros: Fits my model car
Fairly good product. As other reviewers have stated it doesn't look quite a s good as the factory product. Color match was right on and the replacemt radio is so much better then the factory radio. Had an issue removing some of the trim and cracked it. Car is 10 years old so it could be that the plastic was weak due to the FLA sun. Had an issue with install and Crutchfield tech support was great.
Pros: good fit. works well
Cons: not quite up to factory standards. expensive.
Color matches perfectly. Buttons are not the quality of the original A/C buttons but work fine. Very thankful to have this kit.
Pros: The ability to change out radio
Cons: Radio Buttons
My original Bose unit in the car was never very good. Always sounded muffled. Then about three years ago, the CD unit got stuck. About the same time, I started to have issues with the sound going in and out on certain speakers and had to hit the console to get it back. I believe the head unit had some shorting issues in the audio connections. Then this year the AC/Heater and radio controls stopped working on the console as well as no lights on the controls or radio. Funny thing is that the steering wheels controls still worked. However, with winter coming, I had to get the defrost buttons working. I then found this adapter and decided to give it a try. This coupled with a Pioneer FH-X700BT head unit and a few other Crutchfield suggests, I was able to correct all the above mentioned issues for around $350.00..saving be hundreds over getting a stock unit fixed! The great part is I gained Blue Tooth for both audio and phone with the head unit. Now I have no extra cables running around my car. The radio is much better too! I give kudos to Daniel at Crutchfield for helping me fill my basket with the additional little items I need to get the job done. Even the Posi-Products Connector Kit made the job much easier. I really did not want to solder wires together. The only negative is the top cubby that I had to reuse rubs lightly when opened and the feel and look are not top notch but very acceptable considering how much money I saved. Note: I did not have nav.
Pros: Good Color Match Fixed Audio Issues Fixed AC/Heater Control issue Got beter sound quality than the bose.
Cons: Bottons do not look the best (but still work well) Plastic brackets seem a little week (but did the job).
This piece fits perfectly and matches the inside interior color perfect!!! looks great!!! and best price around... no one else i could find sells these piece!!
Overall, it works, but prepared not to be blown away by its quality. That said, Crutchfield was great with its help; particularly sequencing when (and how) also to install the steering wheel adapter I also bought.
Pros: While this part--in the end--fit fine, I'll add a few caveats (see "Cons").
Cons: 1- The first is that the screws the kit suggests you use to refasten the pocket above the stereo simply did not catch in the holes machined in the integration adapter. Do yourself a favor and buy bigger screws before you start the install 2- The integration unit's buttons are a far cray from the original G35 buttons 3- Snapping the climate system vents back into the adapter is not without some hard finagling
it fit just like the old one with the exception of the screws were too small.
Pros: great fitting piece
Cons: A/C controls a little cheap looking
I had to upgrade to a new radio since my bose disc changer started to jam. A common problem for 03-06 Infiniti g35's. This factory adapter made the install a breeze. Everything works perfectly. I actually like the rubber buttons compared to the hard plastic on the factory radio.
The fit and finish of this was very good and the air conditioning / heat controls work perfectly. The color (black) matched the factory dash very well. The only problem I had was the kit not having enough screws.... and screws of the proper size to complete the assembly. I had to improvise by finding my own screws. I also chose to super glue the more critical screws in place to avoid having them work loose in the future. I recommend installing a double din receiver in this unit to keep the appearance more like it came from the factory. While the rubber buttons don't match the factory buttons, I don't see that as a big problem. Overall, now that the job is done.... and everything is working again, I'm very happy with it. It sure beats paying the dealer $1100 for them to fix the problem with the original Bose unit.
Pros: Matches factory color, fit and finish
Cons: Missing screws.
Great alternative to use an aftermarket receiver. Not quite a perfect match to factory but fits fine. Great way to fix the factory Bose /HVAC issue.
Pros: Value, color match, controls work again and new receiver has many more features than stock.
Cons: Buttons could have slightly more high quality feel.could be a bit more sturdy.
This is a good alternative, to the factory trim/controls. If you are looking at this, you are probably having the factory Bose/audio finisher board issue. This returned full use of the HVAC controls and functions. The quality of materials is not as good as the factory, but at this price, or half price (if purchasing with a stereo) it is a good value. **The photos are deceiving and Crutchfield should make things more clear. If you have the shiny-silver finish (looks like brushed aluminum of stainless), grey is the correct color. I originally ordered tan (based on photos) and it is wrong. Tan does match the darker taupe areas of the trim (ie: around outter AC vents). Crutchfield customer service was great and air shipped me the correct one. Note: I installed this with the new JVC KW-HDR81BT Double DIN unit; Metra ASWC steering wheel control adapter; Nissan/Infiniti harness and antenna adapter.
Pros: Looks good and close to original, after install. Returns full functionality to the HVAC and controls. Including the dual temperature controls. There is a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market), which is closest in quality to the original. However, it is $300 +/- and you lose dual funtion. On a 9 year old car, this product is more than adequate. With a new stereo, the price is 1/3 the cost of the other brand and you maintain full function. No Brainer!
Cons: Quality of materials and quality control. The first unit I received, had a 2" scratch down the left front and several small scratches. All mounts a cheap plastic, rather than the metal of the factory origianal. And, the plastic is thin and care needs to be taken in install and any removal. Once in place, all seems good and matches very well. Fininish is a little more textured, vs. the more brushed look of the original. Still, matches well.
Overall, fairly simple install. The quality of this is no where near the original equipment. Push buttons are cheap looking. Not totally happy about how the radio inserted into the single opening, wobbly construction vs. the metallic cage in the original equipment.
Cons: Low qulaity looking buttons and controls for the heating and AC.
Worked perfectly. Looks great. Have no fear ordering this part, works perfectly. All new buttons etc. Color is right on.
I installed This Kit along with a Clarion CZ401. I just want to give a few pointers for some that want to tackle this job themselves. If you have a Bose equipped 03'or 04' G35 make sure you order a head-unit with front and rear preamp outputs it will make this installation alot easier. All you will have to do is connect the rca preamp inputs from your Metra Bose wiring harness into your new stereo, and voila! - Scrap the 2 mounting screws for your top bracket that came with this kit as it Does Not fit their own screw hole. Take the screw with you and find something about the same length but slightly larger in diameter. Lastly, about exchanging the vents over from your original and into your Metra console. The right vent has a black plastic cover that conceals the 2 tabs that you need to get to in order to remove the vent. You can file down the tops of the black studs to remove the cover or you can do what I did with a little finesse. You'll notice that the stock console is flexible just like your new one, it can flex and not break. Lift up on the 2 tabs that you can get to, on the other side. Hold them up, now from the back, carefully pull and twist left or right and you will hear a click as the 2 clips that you cannot see hidden under the cover will release itself. So as you gently pull and twist at the same time it will come off, just like that! When you go to install all you have to do is just push it in and you will hear a click, as it gets locked in place. Done.
Pros: * Relatively cheap price. * Despite what others might say finish & color matches decently. * One of only 2 choices we have for 03-04 consoles to fix the common radio dead, no climate control, no defrost, situation. The other option being, buying a different brand console for over $350 dollars, costly. * Brought back usage of climate control, A/C, Heat, Window Defrost (Important), etc., not to mention you can now add any aftermarket stereo system you want now.
Cons: * The screws that come with it DO NOT work with their consoles. The hole is slightly too big for the screws they give you... ironic? * The plastic brackets to mount the head-unit is not designed well, it's no good. * Still give a 5 for being 1 of only 2 options we have and it works. Needs some modification if you want to use the gray face trim with a metal mount like I did. Grind away 6 points where the tabs go in, easy to do. Dremel helps.
Bought this to go in my 2003 Infinity G35 sedan with the Bose system. I hit the ever so popular power drain issue with the factory head unit and had to replace it. This works perfectly. Little chincy but once it's all screwed into the dash it's just fine. I found fit to be perfect. No jimmying as previously stated. The buttons are a softer rubber rather than the harder smooth plastic buttons from the factory. But is it suppose to be the same? The feel of the buttons is a little cheap but they certainly work. Harnes plugged right in with no issues and all HVAC controlls work perfect. Pros - works like a champ, fit and finish, if you use a single DIN head unit you can pull out the pocket to tuck wires and such. Handy! Half price when bought with a head unit. Plugs right into factory harnes. Cons - Little flimsy but solid once everything is assembled in the dash. Buttons could have been better.
Because of the price I have to give this a high score. The finish matched well with my silver (grey) G35 center console. The buttons are not exact but they look ok and work perfect. This unit replaced my faulty Bose and A/C controls. It only cost me $79 with the purchase of a stereo, pac sw1 and an online $20 coupon. The specs say that you cannot use the stock Nav system with this adapter. But with a slight mod (drill two holes and slightly file the stock nav control button face plate) I was able to keep the stock nav working and looking perfect. The amber lights of the a/c buttons match the stock lights perfect. great value! Thanks Crutchfield!
I am very happy to have my air condition controls back and to have a radio that works. Unfortunately, they don't make one of these adapter kits for the vehicles that come with factory navigation. When I called tech support they told me that their only instructions say to do away with the factory nav. and order the factory pocket. What!! I thought that was crazy! However, with a few modifications and using the factory metal bracket, I made it work. The adapter needs just two more screw holes. Since they are not there, I now have to physically force the nav. out to make it come out. Somebody needs to rethink this kit. Nav. works, no sound.
Dealing with the Infiniti factory setup was a pain. I'm happy to say the metra factory adapter is functional but requires a bit of tinkering to get it perfect. I had to replace the screws that held the top support piece with others that were slightly wider. Also the screws that you use for both the top support and to hold the storage bin need to be short so they don't bottom out. You may have to cut them shorter to get everything to snug up. The price for the factory adapter when buying a headunit from Crutchfield is excellent. You won't find it cheaper. The Crutchfield installation instructions and help if you need it can't be beat.
Excellent! Makes the new head unit look like it was installed at the manufacture.
The product enables you to get rid of the pathetic stock G35 Bose system (I had both the CD-changer jamming issue and the battery drain problem). The buttons on these are a little cheesy but adequate. As for colors, the "Tan" works with the "Willow" G35 color (this is not the metallic silver dash color).
For those that have experienced battery drain or broken AC control issues as a result of the radio problems on 2003 and 2004 models: - Infinity will ask in upwards of $1200 to replace the radio console - Infinity will ask for in upwards of $600 to take the radio out, have it sent out to be repaired, then put back into your car. - You can find some automobile repair shops that may fix the radio for $300-500 depending on if you also have a problem with the CD player. The Metra kit + an aftermarket radio can get you a great solution for under $300. The Metra design separates the AC controls to allow a user to put in an aftermaket radio and keep the AC controls. I have read that the AC buttons to not light up at night. I was pleasantly surprised to find out after the installation that they do light up at night. The grey kit is not an exact match, but its close enough for a 7-8 year old vehicle. The install instructions provided by Metra and Crutchfield are outstanding. The only issue I found in the instructions was that the left side AC vent had a plastic piece attached that did not allow the vent to come out of the factory console. Once this shiny black plastic piece was popped off, the vent clips were accessible. I did not put the shiny black plastic piece into the Metra kit and the vent still slides fine. I highly recommend the Metra kit for 2003 2004 G35 battery drain issue or to put in an aftermarket stereo.
The item I purchased was good. Customer service was great, from the person who took my order over the phone, to the person I spoke to for tech service. I would highly recommend this site and would use again if I needed to. The only thing I wasnt so thrilled with was the finish on this piece, though the color matched it has a "rough" surface, but it was a small price to pay for this product and service.
For my Infiniti G35, I recently purchased a Kenwood KVT-512 along with the requisite "Factory Integration Adaptor". Pros: This manufacturers adapter seems to be the only product out there presently, and it 'get's the job done'. Cons: - Cheap plastic. Very weak and wobbly. Screw holes strip very easily. - Once a DIN cage or anything else is attached, it is not very sturdy. - The factory cage from Infiniti was metal and very secure, while this replacement piece, as mentioned before, is ALL plastic. This means you have to be super carefull installing it. It also scratches very easily. - The piece does not fit perfectly. You have to 'jimmy' it in a bit. Again, very carefully. - The rubber push buttons are much cheaper looking than the factory. Closery inspection of the design shows that they went the cheap route with the circuitry and the buttons. They could have done better. Overall, I am really disappointed for having spent this amount of money on such a cheaply manufactured product. Unfortunately, there aren't any other options and I really like the new Kenwood system; hence, I'm stuck with it. Someone should have this manufacturer improve the composition and materials of the procuct. It's like building a plastic model airplane and then resting your VCR or DVD player on top of it. My childhood TONKA trucks were sturdier than this cheap plastic replacement.
Purchased this because it was necessary for a double din replacement since the factory unit I have had burned out. The color and surface matches the factory interior, so that works. The plastic isn't as smooth of course, but that's negligible. The buttons are the foam type and not the hard plastic buttons that are original manufacturer. That would be my only beef as for the price you pay you'd think they could make the buttons better. Overall though, it serves its purpose and does what it's supposed to do. I gave it a 3 because price wise it is rather over-priced in my opinion.
The product does allow you to replace the Bose radio with a new one. However, the HVAC control buttons do not match the OEM buttons and have a rubber like feel rather than the OEM. And, the outside ends of the air vents do not match the color of the original part. For this price you would think it would be a better match.
If you are like me, I came across this product after experienceing the intemitent HVAC / radio problems in my 2003 Infiniti G35 Sedan. I decided to take a chance and ordered this kit knowing that I could return it for free if I did not like the quality. I also purchased the Alpine CDA9884 and received 50% the integration adapter. I thought it was worth a try fixing the problem for under $300 versus $1,300 that the dealer quoted me. The buttons for the HVAC do have a cheaper feel than the original and the color is slightly more metallic than the original, but if it fixed the problem, I could live with it. After a couple of hours of install, the job is done and the problems are fixed.
fits very well. looks pretty much like factory original. my installer reported no problems. be sre about color matching before purchasing. mine is light gray which fits my black interior, console cover and door accents. plastic seems durable enough and hvac controls all work as before with original.
Plastic is thin and poorly constructed. Doesn't match stock finish of '03 G35 - not even close. The climate controls on this unit best resemble a cheap remote control you'd get. Bad, bad buy. The description of this kit is a far cry from reality. Don't buy it. I returned the one I ordered.
good product. beware the color is titanium, not the "willow" (khaki) infiniti's may come with. the only problem i had was with adjusting the temperature up and down. crutchfield didnt know of any problems so they sent out a new one and had the same problem. called metra and was told behind the black cover on the HVAC controls look for a jumper on options 1,2, or 3 and it will work just fine. removed it and is just like the factory setup for me.
Vehicle Compatibility: The Metra Turbo Kit 2 (99-7604) is designed specifically for select 2003-2004 Infinity G35 vehicles. The 99-7604 helps you to replace your factory stereo with an aftermarket stereo for improved sound. Additional wiring harness, antenna adapter, and steering wheel control interface (all sold separately) are required to complete installation. A radio replacement interface module (sold separately) is also needed if your vehicle has a factory Bose system. Please consult Crutchfield's Vehicle Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible and what additional installation accessories you'll need.Install Kit w/ Integrated HVAC Controls: The installation kit features a recessed opening that will fit most single- or Double-DIN aftermarket head units. The kit features high-grade ABS plastic and is contoured to match your vehicle's factory dashboard color and texture. The kit comes with an oversized storage pocket for single-DIN installations. The install kit allows you to retain full functionality of your vehicle's factory HVAC system and lets you keep your original factory air vents. The kit's integrated soft-touch buttons replaces your vehicle's factory climate control panel. You also get to keep the vehicle's factory storage pocket. This kit is available in silver, black, or tan.
HVAC Harness: A HVAC harness is included to attach the Metra Turbo Kit 2 (99-7604) to your vehicle's factory HVAC system.
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Dash was broken in 2003 Infiniti G35 . Good less expensive alternative [ N Mar 21, 2016 ]
I chose this item to install my new double din pioneer in my 03 g35 coupe [ jesse Dec 23, 2015 ]
Easy installation [ Elier Panaco Jul 21, 2016 ]
Birthday present for my daughter [ Cindy Aug 08, 2016 ]
It was recommended by Ringo at Crutchfield. Ringo's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=164 [ Jerry May 19, 2016 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Oct 09, 2015 ] Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny Apr 08, 2016 ] Staff