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Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Allows you to connect a new car stereo and retain the factory amp in select 1994-up Nissan and Infiniti vehicles

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The Scosche CNN03 wiring interface allows you to integrate a high-powered aftermarket receiver into select 1994-up Nissan and Infiniti vehicles with premium factory systems. The package includes the OEA-4 adapter and a Nissan-specific harness. The OEA-4 unit has output-level gain controls for each of its four channels which can be adjusted to properly match the new receiver to the factory amplifier.

The Scosche CNN03 wiring interface allows you to integrate a high-powered aftermarket receiver into select 1994-up Nissan and Infiniti vehicles with premium factory systems. The package includes the OEA-4 adapter and a Nissan-specific harness. The OEA-4 unit has output-level gain controls for each of its four channels which can be adjusted to properly match the new receiver to the factory amplifier.

Note: If you haven't already, please enter your vehicle information or call a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this adapter is compatible with your vehicle.

Details:
  • 4 speaker-level inputs
  • output level adjustments for all four channels
  • works best with high-powered aftermarket receivers
  • dimensions: 3-15/16"W x 15/16"H x 2-1/16"D
  • 1-year warranty

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

easy install also called Crutchfield tech dept for help. tech dept helped me out step by step, awesome!

Anonymous, National City, CA

What's in the Box:

  • OEA-4 OEM Amp interface (with 8-wire input with bare wires/8-wire output with 2 white/black rectangular connectors)
  • Flat-blade screwdriver (attached to interface module)
  • 13 Crimp caps
  • Instruction sheet
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • 4 speaker-level inputs
  • output level adjustments for all four channels
  • dimensions: 3-15/16"W x 15/16"H x 2-1/16"D
  • 1-year warranty
Reviews

Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Average Customer Review(s):

(127 Reviews)

Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Anonymous from National City, CA on 12/6/2016

2003 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy install also called Crutchfield tech dept for help. tech dept helped me out step by step, awesome!

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Great Wiring Interface

John from NH on 11/29/2016

2002 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had no problem installing this wiring Interface, and it works great.

Pros: It works flawlessly.

Cons: None

Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

chad from Boaz, Al on 11/21/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The interface was easy as 123! Crutchfield has it going on. Tech support was there withe correct answers to the questions I had! Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: Quick and simple

Cons: None

Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Anonymous from West Jefferson, NC on 10/27/2016

2000 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does it's job. Like others said, for the price, the wire crimps should have been soldered. To adjust the gain, they give you this cheap tiny plastic tool. Hard on your fingers. Instructions were straight forward, except for 2 wires. You have to wire them together, which is unclear. However, if your competent, and know how to install this kind of stuff, you figure it out quick.

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Crutchfield response on October 31, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Anonymous from Silver Spring, MD on 10/25/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simplest way to install Kenwood receiver into a Nissan with factory Bose receiver. Just lay this interface out on the bench along with the wiring harness for the Kenwood receiver, refer to the diagrams, solder and tape or heat-shrink connectors, plug into the car system and that's it.

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Adequate

Strat1tude from Memphis, TN on 10/9/2016

2012 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So much like the other reviews it does it's job, the crimp connections are weak for something with this price tag and the directions are lackluster at best. I removed all of the crimps and soldered/heatshrank the factory connections. It does install relatively easy, once you determine what the instructions leave out or state incorrectly.

Pros: Fairly easy installation, easy to adjust, seems to perform well

Cons: Vague instructions, sub-par crimp connections for something in this price range

Great and useful product

Brad from Portsmouth, VA on 10/8/2016

2006 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So when first seeing this thing I basically discounted it as a useless waste of space and cut it out to save space in dash. By doing so my speakers where very loud on low volumes levels which I figured may happen but didn't realize to what extreme. But more importantly when plugging in my iPhone I would get the hissing/crackling sounds that some others have complained about. So short story long, by putting this back in-line with my unit I was able to "tune" my speakers to the desired volume with the volume knob on the stereo as well as eliminate or rather adjust out the crackling/feed back in the speakers that happened when plugging in iPhone. Some others on the web talk about having these problems with professionally installed equipment and Crutchfield advised it from the beginning as an accessory to have with my purchase. Thank You, this and reasons similar to it are why I keep coming back here for my in car stereo needs.

Pros: - Works and serves it's purpose, pretty much a necessity with my unit. - Clear and easy to read/understand instructions.

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Super Easy Install

Jim from Phoenix, AZ on 10/3/2016

1999 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was a little concerned when I saw this product because of the gain adjustments. I was expecting issues with background noise. Scosche as always built a great product. Not only was installation a breeze but the sound quality is perfect. Even with the factory amp the sound quality is clear. I like the gain adjustments as it enabled a better balance of sound without having to adjust the fade. The instructions were in perfect congruency with the stereo instructions. Color for color match with clear instructions on exactly which wire goes where. As always, Crutchfield is the best...

Pros: Super easy to install. Great instructions.

Cons: None

Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

J. P. from Ct. on 9/25/2016

2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was a little skeptical after researching for this swap and the 'no highs all lows..must be BOSE ' issues. Product itself does what it claims. Cranked up all 4 pots..good to go. easy install.

Pros: All good

Cons: none

New head unit sounds great with old car Bose system

Anonymous from Northport, NY on 9/13/2016

1999 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I hava a 99 Maxima with the Bose factory system. For over 4 years the cd player and back lighting stopped working, so I've been stuck with just the local radio stations. I resisted up dating my head unit because everyone I knew who did change the head units radio sounded like crap. I wasn't ready to throw new head unit, component speakers, and a amp on a old car just to get equal sound quality as my old Bose system. After searching the web and Crutchfield I decided to take the leap and purchase a Pioneer head unit and the Scosche interface kit. well I was not disappointed the sound quality was top notch. the kit itself was very easy to set up. My only gripe was not getting a nissan diversity antenna conversion adapter with the kit.

Pros: easy of instal

Cons: No nissan diversity antenna adapter

Easy to install and great customer service

Anonymous from Tuscaloosa, AL on 8/14/2016

2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. Match color for color, may have a random wire but the instructions will inform you of that. Great customer service!

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Plug 'n Play

Anonymous from Monmouth Beach, NJ on 8/11/2016

2003 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install. Works great. No sound quality degradation.

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Surprisingly great

Jim from Lynnwood, WA on 6/25/2016

2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was very skeptical of this thing and wondered why I needed it when the head unit had ample preamp outputs. Turns out the Bose factory amp inputs are calibrated for a high-level preamp and the standard, RCA-jack, consumer-grade preamps aren't hot enough. I tried it, so I know it's true. I expected to be disappointed in the the audio quality from this thing padding down the speaker-level outputs to line level. I'm not. The stereo sounds great with zero adjustments. It just works perfectly and I'm very happy with the quality. And I know the difference. (Not that the Pathfinder's stereo system was a real high-end system to begin with, but the new stereo clearly sounds better than the factory one, even with this hack of a solution.)

Pros: * Works as advertised. * No notable audio degradation. * No need (for me) to tune the individual channel levels.

Cons: Can't think of any.

Works well, easy to install

texlonghorn from Atlanta, GA on 6/1/2016

1997 Infiniti QX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, well worth it, but instructions were not completely correct. But Crutchfield customer service identified my problem and fixed it quickly over the phone.

Pros: easy to install, works perfectly

Cons: instructions not 100% complete

Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Anonymous from Hawthorne, CA on 5/30/2016

2002 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

An awesome easy install. Total time was 40 minutes. Thanks guys and gals.

Pros: Easy install. No cutting, or hard removal. Great product.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Altima

Paul from Agawam, MA on 4/17/2016

2005 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ordered a different wiring harness that did not work; pays to research, which I did not. I should have gone with Crutchfield first; and I did not. This harness worked; period!

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Works fine ... with some tweaks

ccarl03 from blacksburg, VA on 2/22/2016

2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product works fine and is completely adjustable. In retrospect, I should have used a different harness and used the pre-amp output. This came crimped to the Nissan harness, so I cut those out and soldered them. I also had no ground after connecting the my Pathfinder ... turns out the ground pin on this harness goes to the VSS input. Luckily I had a factory service manual so it wasn't too hard to figure out and run a proper ground. Note: There was also no mention of how to retain the factory DVD functionality and aux input (and I couldn't find any harnesses with this feature). This is actually easy to do, it just requires tapping into one of the vehicle connectors for L & R audio and DVD enable.

Pros: Does what it's intended to do. Seems well made. Connections were epoxied and seemed secure (not the best strain relief, but sufficient).

Cons: Connections came crimped. Crimps looked OK, but I prefer to do the job right. One discrepancy in the wiring diagram that came in the kit (ground was VSS, had to run external chassis ground)

Works Well

Ray from ft collins, CO on 2/14/2016

2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked to connect factory wiring to my new Kenwood stereo. No complaints.

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works great but instructions were not accurate

Heavysledz from Idaho on 11/16/2015

1999 Infiniti QX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I read some mixed reviews about the Scosche CCN003 wiring interface but feel that many of the complaints are due to folks not properly researching what they need or not understanding how to use this interface. I installed this on a 1999 Infiniti QX4 with the Bose sound system. I replaced the Bose head unit with a Pioneer AVH-4800BH head unit and it works flawlessly. The wiring instructions that came with it did not accurately represent this harness though and there were 2 wires that were not accounted for in the instructions. So I called Crutchfield's technical support and was able to confirm what these unidentified wires were for in a matter of minutes. Thank you Crutchfield! I would have given this a 5 star rating had the instructions matched the actual interface.

Pros: - works as advertised - Easy to adjust gain levels - Wiring color codes appear to be standardized to match head units color coding

Cons: - Wiring instructions did not match this model. Only showed one OEM harness interface connector but harness had 2. - had to call Crutchfield TS to get clarification on what unlabeled wires were for. - Gain adjustments were easy to adjust bar are hard to see.

Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Koby from Washington on 10/13/2015

2001 Infiniti QX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does what it is supposed to... Factory amps aren't the greatest though:

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defective

Frustrated from South Carolina on 9/27/2015

1995 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After the time-consuming job of connecting up the wiring harness and adjusting four sound levels with a screwdriver, I found that my Scoshce wiring harness was defective (I would have given it one star but assume the replacement will work as advertised). So, now I have drive around with my dashboard torn down for a week while a wait for the replacement, then re-do all the wiring).

Pros: Solves the interface between Bose speakers and non-Bose head unit, if you get one that's not defective.

Cons: Mine was defective - which you can only learn after doing all the wiring and reconnecting unit to car.

Very nice product

Mike from Hiram, Ga on 7/19/2015

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, just make sure you hook the amp power wire to red wire since some stereo systems don't have amp power wire. Other than that, it was very easy to do.

Pros: Nice product

Cons: Instructions need more info

easy to install

IvanLN from Florida on 6/10/2015

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The installation was fairly easy but it did require a call to tech support due to confusing instructions. After the call, everything worked.

Pros: Fairly easy to install

Cons: Requires crimping or soldering of connections. No OEM connector included.

Excellent!

R.vaughan from Springerville, AZ on 6/7/2015

2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple to install, great directions

Pros: Works as it should, whew!

Cons: No cons for me

blue wire madness

JimmyMacIAM from Georgia on 5/23/2015

2005 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As you can find in other reviews - it is really inexcusable that the instructions do not indicate that you need to pair the 2 blues and two blacks. Essentially there are two black wires and 2 blues loose on the harness - you need to twist these with the blue and black (respectively) on your radio / head unit. If you don't, you wont have sound. Wasted a bunch of time and had to cut and retwist wires to fix.

Pros: better than not having a harness

Cons: instructions were crapola.

Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

VP from Florida on 4/22/2015

2006 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked perfectly

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Simple

Wik from Dunmore, PA on 4/5/2015

2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy hook up.

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Perfect fit / no hassles

Lil Red Maxima from Oklahoma on 3/2/2015

1998 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No pops. No clicks. No hassles. Works just exactly like it's supposed to.

Pros: easy hookup, nice color coordination. Plugged right into the stock harness. No hassles, didn't even need to adjust the outputs.

Cons: I hate having a 'dongle' on my fresh new head unit, but that's through no fault of anyone but the Bose guys that put the stock system design together. So not a con really.. just a small complaint at Nissan / Bose for making a non standard system.

Worked great for me.

Hawkeye from Nashville on 2/22/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The other reviews had me worried but this worked great in our 2002 qx4.

Pros: Worked fine. Bypassed the amp.

Cons: None

Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

BIGRUGGED from Columbus ga on 2/8/2015

2004 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product was received quickly, hookup was easy and it worked exactly like they said it would.. thank you very much!!

Pros: Fast delivery easy hookup

Cons: No cons at all

Works great!

Will from Bay Area, CA on 2/5/2015

2001 Infiniti QX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this in a 2001 Infiniti QX4 (Nissan Pathfinder LE) with a JVC KD-AR959BS head unit. I originally used a Metra 70-7551 harness since that uses the preamp outs and is less wiring, but that harness causes pops when changing inputs. This harness works perfectly out of the box, I didn't even have to adjust the dials as they were already set properly.

Pros: Great sound quality, individual speaker adjustments, no popping sound!

Cons: Fairly bulky, requires more wiring than alternate harnesses (but better results)

Great timesaver

BrianP from Illinois on 1/27/2015

1996 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great time saver and worked just as described. You can spend an hour wiring your own harness, or 10 minutes using this unit.

Pros: Easy of use; quick install

Cons:

very good

Anonymous from Minneapolis, MN on 12/24/2014

2005 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, a better design would just be dials rather than screw holes, hard to see levels.

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directions needed

Queensphil from Queens NY on 10/18/2014

2002 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchase this unit as a recommendation from Crutchfield. This was a gift for my wife that should have taken 10min to install. No where in the directions it stated to connect the blue and white wire from my new pioneer unit to the blue on this unit. I spent the whole day checking fuses,wires, and speakers. This should have been 20min job for my wife but no. I had to read old reviews to figure this out. I'm not only posting this here on my favorite place to purchase great car audio website. The manufacturer are real you know what. I only use Crutchfield due to fast delivery and nice customer service. My wife is happy with her new Bluetooth in her 02 altima.

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder w/Bose system

Jose from Phoenix AZ on 10/6/2014

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product was easy to install. Read other reviews about the blue wire and blue wire with white strip hook up to achieve sound, worked perfect.

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Wired

Bryant W from Pickens, SC on 9/16/2014

2006 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The wire harness and dash install kit were flawless! My aftermarket CD player is better than the factory, especially with gain control for each channel. Thanks Crutchfield!!

Pros: 1. Everything fit perfectly. 2. Works great.

Cons: 1. I broke one of the gain controls while I was adjusting it.

Great Product

Travis P. from St. George, Utah on 9/9/2014

2004 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used this product to integrate my new deck with existing factory Bose stock amplifier and speaker system in my Nissan Altima. Allowed me to adjust levels to perfection!

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Fragile

whodat from Clayton, NC on 9/5/2014

1997 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Unit works as promised, but is very fragile. Extreme care must be taken when adjusting the dials.

Pros:

Cons: Adjustment dials are very delicate. Two broke during first adjustment, resulting in lower output to two of four speakers.

Faulty Connections

Drewbacca from Pittsburgh, PA on 8/28/2014

During installation, I found that one of the speakers didn't work. Cut the wire, put a new wire crimp on it (replacing what was factory installed), and no further problems for a year. To my regret, I should have remade all of the connections at the time of installation as several others eventually failed and I had to take the stereo back out and rework the wiring. When the other connections started to fail, the front speakers would fade in an out (although turning up the volume would temporarily restore the inactive speakers). I find it unacceptable that a product at this price would have what appears to be a common and simple assembly problem. If I had to guess as to what the underlying cause is, they didn't cut the wire shielding back far enough to make a good connection. It's not worth the discount price that Crutchfield gives customers when buying a stereo, it should be free if the manufacturer can't take the time to assemble it correctly.

Pros: Allows aftermarket head-unit to connect to factory Bose speakers. Easy to adjust gain and no worries of accidentally knocking the audio adjustment out during installation.

Cons: Poor QA, Poorly assembled. Requires out-of-pocket replacement of wire-crimps (or solder, if you go that route).

Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Anonymous from Durham, NC on 8/12/2014

2002 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It worked with our 2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE. Made the installation (myself) much easier, of course with the help of Crutchfield support which was fantastic. Connected with Sony MEX N5000BT. The Bose speakers sounded great.

Pros: It's half-price when you buy the stereo HU from Crutchfield.

Cons: None

Great Product

jhimsey from Lorton, VA on 8/3/2014

2003 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product worked well with my Infiniti application. The sound from my speakers is incredible.

Pros: The unit came with great instructions.

Cons: I had to purchase two. The adjusting knobs inside the unit are very sensitive and prone to breaking. Even when I was gentle, I broke it.

Great!

swandtj from Gallatin, TN on 6/26/2014

2006 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a great adapter, it made hooking up my aftermarket radio a breeze.

Pros: Quality item, Good color coded wires.

Cons: None

works great

robert l from allenhurst ga on 6/5/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

once found it made after market for my 95 maxama a push pull installation this product should used alone it takes place of the merta products

Pros: made installalation simple

Cons: nodawbacks

Makes Installation Super Simple

Russter from Catasauqua, PA on 5/10/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

E-A-S-Y

Pros: This little bad boy made installing my new JVC Arsenal into my Nissan Maxima a breeze.

Cons: None

Love it

Rhonda Wagoner from Richmond, KY on 3/19/2014

2003 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great!

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Excellent Adapter

JSmooth from Albany, NY on 1/23/2014

2003 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is an excellent product! I used this with my Sony XAV-64BT unit. It has greatly enhanced my sound quality for my BOSE system in my G35 sedan. Wire coding (instructs) were a little confusing; had to call support b/c I had no audio. It appears one wire needed to be included even though instructs say it shouldn't have been. Support was very helpful and I'm very satisfied with the result.

Pros: Excellent quality to my unit.

Cons: instructs were not clear; had to contact support for clarification.

Worked well for me, but do your research on the extra wires.

PKR from Chicago, IL on 1/13/2014

2003 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is needed to balance the signal for factory amps. Its just a Scosche reducer with a Nissan harness attached. Scosche makes another variant that's a little better put together, but Crutchfield doesn't carry it and its more expensive. Crutchfield really needs to add some wiring harness notes to the master install sheets on this one. Luckily I got enough info from these reviews and the G35 forums to figure it out.: Extra black with stripe: Amp Ground (Must be grounded) Blue white stripe: Remote Amp on (Connects to Blue white stripe) Note for G35 Coupe's: Blue Wire: Power Antenna Amp (Typically attaches to Blue White stripe also, but the G35 requires higher amperage for proper radio reception, so its recommended that it should be attached to the red power switched wire. )

Pros: Colors are standard, made connecting things so much easier. Does exactly what you need it to do. Cheap.

Cons: Pots are super sensitive and can be tricky to tune all the same. The non speaker wires are short, but luckily the factory harness was long enough so it didn't matter.

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Caterinaa23 from Tampa, Florida on 12/16/2013

1999 Infiniti G20
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Dope product : my car sounds good now !! :D

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Install guide don't have alot of info

Works well.

Anonymous from Seattle, WA on 12/11/2013

2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The adapter works as described. Install instruction are a bit lack luster but was easy to install.

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Good product, needs more instruction

TD from Greensboro NC on 12/8/2013

2004 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as billed, only shortcoming is an omission from the installation notes that an extra wire connection is needed that is not noted. Solved the issue by trial and error from a hint from another reviewer, ( Thanks Lifesaver ).

Pros: All hookups are clear with one exception.

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life saver

Lorie Turner from Baldwin, NY on 12/6/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This little thing was my life saver. Reached the point of the radio install to hook up the wires and was lost. Called Crutchfield and they informed me I needed this harness, they shipped it at no charge!! Got it in two days and it was easy, until I got no sound. Called Crutchfield again and they talked me thru and fixed my problem, simple switch of the wires. If by chance you run into the same problem, hook the two blue and blue and black wire together. With all three together, sound!!!

Pros: Made the wiring SO much easier

Cons:

Scosch adapter

Colt from 45503 on 12/3/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great

Pros: Works

Cons: None

Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Charlie from Merritt Island Fl. on 11/10/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect after a little confusion with the wiring. Tech support was excellent and eliminated the confusion in short order.

Pros: Works well

Cons: The plastic screwdriver is awkward to use

Works as described

Miles from Colorado on 9/28/2013

2003 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well

Pros: works

Cons: none

Product not well planned

BradR from CA on 9/18/2013

1995 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As others have mentioned, the gain adjustment is cheaply designed with internal slotted pots instead of surface mounts. It is very difficult to view the internal settings to ensure they are uniform for all speakers. Your have to guesstimate by ear. Plus, the wires are too short to allow for placement of the device for easy access if the adjustments have to me fine tuned. I had to pull the whole center console apart again just to fine tune the original guesstimate. Not a good design for tweaking.

Pros: It gets the job done by trial and error

Cons: Engineering shortcuts to save cost. The device has to be tucked inside the console where it is impossible to access for fine tuning. I have to believe that someone is making a better mousetrap.

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R.H. from Huntsville, AL on 9/17/2013

1997 Infiniti QX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter works fine but the wiring is not straightforward if you don't have previous install experience. Also, the adjustable settings are a bit delicate - you'll want to be careful in turning them or else they'll break. Overall, I recommend this product (I haven't had any issues out of it)

Pros: Works well

Cons: Adjustable knobs are a bit delicate (be careful in making adjustments to them)

Heed the warnings about fragile ajustment knobs

NelsonDenver from Denver, CO on 8/25/2013

1996 Infiniti G20
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall good product, Pretty much a necessity to integrate a powered amp with factory-installed powered speakers.

Pros: Makes installation of the radio a snap, just follow the wiring directions, and plug the harness into the factory sockets.

Cons: As it warns in the directions, the adjustment knobs are fragile. I had one of these units fail due to broken controls.

CNN03 wiring harness adapter

Mark H from Dryden, WA on 8/13/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Well constructed, good fitting, appropriately designed for length. A good fit with the stereo it went on. I solder and heat shrink tube every connection, and would recommend this installation method above any other. I also bind and bundle every run of wires from end to end to facilitate easy placement in the dash void area. Color coded to an exact match for car and new stereo, it was easy to install! Thank you, Crutchfield!

Pros: Good match for car and new stereo, well constructed, simple wire-to-wire color coding, and all peripheral wiring options there in the harness as well. (Power antenna, SW Controls, etc.)

Cons: The install guide seems a bit generic. Could use a more specific-to-vehicle install guide. Intuition and experience filled the info. gap for me, but might not for someone else. Easy enough to overcome with Crutchfield's tech. guidance over the phone available too.

Works as Advertised

Steve from San Diego, CA on 7/21/2013

2003 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Almost plug & play. Instructions weren't clear about connecting the amp turn-on wire, so initially nothing worked (G35 with Bose system). All good once I made that connection.

Pros: Works. Included with stereo purchase.

Cons: Instructions not entirely clear.

Works fine... but here's a wiring tip

Henry95 from Tampa, FL on 7/9/2013

2005 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used this to mate a new JVC head unit to the existing Bose system on a 2005 Infiniti G35. Worked perfectly. Here's the shortfall in the documentation for the wiring that some others commented on. There's an extra blue/white and black/white that return from the smaller connector. Directions don't say what to do with them. The answer is to connect the blue/white to the "remote amp" and the black/white to ground... so those will be three-wire connections instead of two when you solder it together to the head unit harness. Crutchfield support quickly clarified that when I called; not sure why the directions from Scosche make you guess. The gain control adjustment went fine, although it's hard to believe (let alone follow) the instructions to turn them up until your speakers start distorting. I stopped at "loud enough" and preferred not to risk my tweeters, thank you very much...

Pros: Works

Cons: Two wires not explained in documentation; procedure for setting gain could endanger speakers

Too easy

JAO from Albuquerque, NM on 7/7/2013

2003 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plug and play...too easy!

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Did the job

John M from Long Island, NY on 6/25/2013

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did the trick, used a tuning tool to adjust the pots. I had these having worked on electronics before. I replaced all of the factory crimps with my own as I had bad connection issues. I used this in my 2001 Pathfinder. I found that I needed to bump the levels up for the rear speakers vs the front speakers. I believe this to be more of a factory equipment issue than an adapter issue.

Pros: Good instructions.

Cons: Bad factory crimps.

Worked Perfect

AmitDenver from Littleton, CO on 6/2/2013

2003 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly and now I have a after market stereo on my 2003 altima. The diagram that came with the product is quite generic and so I had to call tech support for help. Would recommend this to friends... btw tech support is simply awesome

Pros: Excellent sound quality and easier to install without any prior experience

Cons: The diagram is pretty generic

Works

marc from Atlanta, GA on 5/25/2013

2003 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great but instructions on how to connect to powered amp were unclear

Pros: Works Good

Cons: Instructions unclear

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DarlaC from Willis, TX on 5/21/2013

2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. Was easy to install.

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Works!

MichaelI from St louis, MO on 4/16/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as it should. Needed a little help from tech support, which is awesome by the way, but this was my first install.

Pros: Price and works as it should.

Cons: Instructions could be better, but we have Crutchfield tech support.

Supplied connectors inadequate. Otherwise fine.

Mike from Minneapolis, MN on 4/14/2013

2002 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product came with excellent documentation. Crimp connections made in the factory were all very poor, two had come disconnected during tranist? I planned to solder everything anyway, so this was not a problem. Hookup was simple, as was adjustment of the four tiny potentiometers. I ended up maxing them all out BTW with no ill effect on sound quality that I could observe. Much better solution for the Nissan Bose Premium Sound as opposed to the prior RCA out's approach of the more generic aftermarket adapter. No more soft buzz or whine in the background now that the amp is receiving its expected balanced inputs. Working great! Thanks.

Pros: Module works as advertized

Cons: Supplied crimp connectors and connections poor. Just solder it and you're done forever...

Exactly what the doctor ordered

RichardC from West Milford, NJ on 4/8/2013

1998 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The device is what is needed to use the existing Bose amplifiers in the Pathfinder. The product is a little cheesy feeling, but worked perfectly. It was pre-wired for the pathfinder Bose system, but there were 2 wires that were unclear instructions for. However, a quick call to tech support, and as usual, problem solved. It worked great with the aftermarket radio and Bose amplifiers. I was able to get maximum volume and no distortion. Gotta love Crutchfield for getting all the parts you need right.

Pros: Adjusts output so amps are not over driven. Comes with screwdriver to adjust pots. Prewired for system. Does what it is supposed to do

Cons: Price, but good discount at least, pots a little difficult to adjust , but it is once and done.

GOOD WORK!

tttkay from San Diego,CA on 3/30/2013

2006 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Before I put this, I had high pitch annoying sound which made me almost crazy. Then I found about this product from Crutchfield and my problem was solved right after I installed it. Do not use any other product when you do aftermarket audio!!

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Perfect Adaptor

cpavon from Brandon,FL on 3/4/2013

2006 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This Scosche adaptor easily helped me connect a new pioneer fx700bt to my 2006 Nissan Altima with bose system. All I had to do was connect the radio wires to the adaptor and then connect the adaptor to my cars wire harness. That's it job done! I love it!!

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A must have for simple install

BCraw from Knoxville, TN on 2/17/2013

1997 Infiniti QX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A must have for a simple Nissa/infiniti install, retaining the factory OEM speakers

Pros: Easy head unit wiring/installation to OEM wiring harness.

Cons: None

great product

proboscis maximus from gates tn on 2/16/2013

1997 Infiniti I30
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product! Easy to hook up! I was worried about not doing it right, but it was trouble free! Now my jvc unit rocks even harder through my bose amp!

Pros: Easy and works great

Cons: None

Nissan/Infiniti Factory Integration Adapter 2003 Infiniti G35 Sedan

C L from Chapin, SC on 1/19/2013

2003 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No issues installing. Sound as good as OEM.

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Nice Factory Adapter

Rogues from Doylestown, Oh on 1/8/2013

2003 Infiniti QX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield has always been good for custom cables for easier installation and this set is no exception. The only recommendation I have is to cut off their crimps and solder the wires. The crimps proved problematic in that there was minimal volume in the front right speaker. A criss-cross of left and right after cutting out the crimps showed nothing wrong. If you're taking the time to take your dash apart, take the time to solder and heat-shrink your connections! ...maybe Crutchfield will do that to these assemblies in the future, since they also recommend soldering! :)

Pros: THE most convenient way to mate up to OEM cable harnesses.

Cons: Crimps are not perfect. If those connections were soldered, I'd give this a 5-star rating

Instructions Lacking

Illiniwek from Mahomet, IL on 11/22/2012

1996 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchased while replacing head unit for a 96 Maxima (with factory Bose system). In the end it worked great, but the instructions leaved some to be desired. See Cons for list of wire color discrepancies. In my setup I wired up the 8 wires for the channels, plus Red, Yellow, and Black as directed. The Blue (Power Antenna/Remote Amp Turn-On), labeled as Blue/Blue White in the wiring diagram, was not used since I am also replacing the power antenna. At this point I had power (lights) but no audio, and Orange, Black/White and Blue/White unused (along with straight Blue listed above). The Blue/White wire had a flag hanging off it labeled system remote control, which I thought indicated it was an "antenna" receiver for remote controls that some head units have. This wire was the key - it needs to be stripped and connected the corresponding Blue/White wire from the head unit. After this I got sound. My Maxima is also bizarre in that the unit will not power on (no lights or sound) unless the antenna is fully connected. I believe it grounds through the antenna (even if replacing the head unit and power antenna). I tried connecting the extra Black/White wire to the Black (Ground) pair, hoping this would bypass the need for the antenna to be connected before the unit would even power up, but this did not affect it. I left it connected anyway. In the end I had an unused Orange wire, blue wire (since I'm replacing the antenna), and should have had an extra Black/White.

Pros: Works as advertised, required for 96 Nissan Maxima Head Unit replacement.

Cons: The following are issues between the Wire Color Code Chart (WCCC), Wiring Diagram (WD) and reality LF +/-, RF +/-, LR +/-, RR +/- , Red, Yellow, Black all exist as listed in WCCC and WD correctly. Orange exists, listed in WCCC, not listed in WD Pink doesn't exist, is listed on WCCC, not in WD Black/White exists, not listed in WCCC, not in WD Blue* does exist, and is regular Blue. Listed in WCCC, labeled as "Blue/Blue White" in WD Blue/White exists, not shown in WCCC or WD, note is not reg

Cheaply built

Artemio M from Amarillo, TX on 10/27/2012

2003 Infiniti G35
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used this to replace the crappy Bose HU in mh 2003 Infiniti G35. The pre-wirring done in this product sucks, they came apart right out of the bag. I soldered them and now i have piece of mind that i am getting full performance of this product. the wiring diagram that came with this is not 100% accurate. I called Crutchfield and they told me to connect both negative cables together along with the negative coming out of the new receiver, they DON'T KNOW what they're saying. After spending couple of hours troubleshooting, i found out that the negative in the Scosche adapter had the ground pin in the wrong place. overall, my new HU works and sounds awesome after the few modification done to the Scosche adapter.

Pros: O.o

Cons: -_- it can be made better

Nissan BOSE

safetyt from Palm City, FL on 9/20/2012

2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After you get past the wiring part, it works great with the 'crappy' BOSE system...the JVC stereo sounds awesome with Full Range...i drive 2hours one way...sounds like I'm listening to music at a studio.

Pros: Pulls out all of the midrange...sounds bettre than the OEM

Cons: Don't press down on the 'pots'...it should come turned down...light turning a little at a time...flimsy...oh and what's with the short wires...

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RogerC from Lindale, TX on 9/20/2012

1996 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter simplified the receiver installation and sound balancing for my Nissan Maxima Bose system.

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poor quality insurance

headloss from Chicago on 9/15/2012

1998 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My right rear speaker did not work after installation. The problem ended up being a bad connection/crimp between the box and the harness (which was precrimped). So, I cut the wire and made a new connection. No further problems after modifying poor workmanship on the part of the manufacturer. No issue with the unit itself.

Pros: Integrates with factory system. No notable distortion or whine.

Cons: Poor workmanship on wiring; poor quality assurance.

Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Anonymous from Somerset, MA on 9/2/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Flawless! Glad I can gett all that I needed from one place

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Works Well With Nissan OEM System

FT from Connecticut on 8/23/2012

2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Can make the difference between just OK and pretty good when connecting after market head unit to Nissan OEM amp and speakers. The install was pretty easy, and the performance was good. Unit was not over built, nor did it seem excessively fragile. I did not use the supplied tweak tool opting instead for a jewellers screwdriver.

Pros: Does what it is supposed to and sounds clean.

Cons: Came with plugs for direct integration with Nissan factory wiring harness which were attached with crimp connectors. Crimp connectors should never be used in any automotive application, I cut them out and made direct soldered connections insulated with shrink tube. I took one star away for this.

Does not work

Anonymous from Pittsburgh, pa on 8/1/2012

1998 Infiniti I30
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this for my 98 infinit i30 my Bose head unit kept ejecting tapes (I used a tape to play an iPod), even if there was nothing in it. I connected this to a Sony head unit there was power and appeared to be sound on the unit but it did not come through the speakers, bought a different adapter 15 dollars cheaper and it worked and sounded great. Worst money I've ever spent.

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Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Anonymous from Navarre,FL on 7/26/2012

1997 Infiniti I30
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

takes out all the guess work, oh yes it also eliminates the frustration factor :)

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Could be a lot better.

jesi from falmouth, va on 7/15/2012

2002 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I needed this so I could keep my Bose amp. and speakers. It works, so no big complaint. It is cheap. It works best with high output units so they say. Connecting it is no problem even though you end up with an mass of wires to shove into the dash. The bigest thing is that the volume has to be adjusted and the knobs are cheap. I turned the vol. all the way down turned the unit on and adjusted up to get the right leavel. With my unit the vol. needs to be all the way up. When I got it all the way up the vol. knobs broke off. Not a prob. I didn't need any more adjustment anyway.

Pros: It does the job and the sound is good.

Cons: Cheaply made.

Easy to install

Steve from Jackson, MS on 7/5/2012

2003 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Don't try to install your unit without purchasing the factory integration adaptor. This adaptor made the install seamless. It was plug-&-play with ease. Instructions were simple and on point. Took the old unit out, plugged in the new Kenwood receiver to the adaptor & plugged the adaptor into the factory amp plug. That's all it took and I was listening to a CD through the factory Bose amp and speakers. Done!

Pros: Makes the install very easy.

Cons: I had no problems at all.

Very nice

Jim P from Laughlin NV on 6/29/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very easy install all color coded took 10 min's

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Factory integration adapter

MC from Indiana on 5/22/2012

1998 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly. Easy connection with colors matching the wires. After a quick call to Crutchfield to verify how to link one grouping of wires (three together instead of two). It went in without a hitch. Quick to adjust and hopefully I don't ever see it again! Works well with the Bose speakers (maybe even sounds better).

Pros: Easy install. Color match on the wires. Works well.

Cons: It does seem little flimsy, but once installed I hope not to have to deal with it again for quite some time.

Good, but could be a little better

Rick from Seattle on 4/2/2012

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This device does what it i supposed to do, and I would recommend it over trying to work directly with the preamp outs when going to the Nissan Bose amp. The sound output is great. I was worried about room in the dash for installation; but this is not a problem with a Pathfinder.

Pros: It works!

Cons: The control nobs, as noted elsewhere, are a bit difficult to work with. I also wish that the power, ground, and signal wires that come out of the molex were as long as the effective length of the speaker circuits. This would facilitate a neater installation.

Makes install clean and easy.

Anonymous from Clayton, CA on 4/2/2012

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made connections to speakers and adjustment of amp easy.

Pros: Clean/secure connections.

Cons: Instructions were incorrect in that they missed discribing where the black/white stripe wire connected to. Also didn't list the option for the blue/pink stripe (if I recall correctly). A call to the techs provide the two details I needed to complete installation. Would make sense for them to juts add to the diagram to remove the need to make a call.

Works great

Darren from Augusta,GA on 3/27/2012

2006 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to pre-wire your harness before installing. Beware, the adjusting screws break easily so be careful not to use to much force.

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Nissan/Infiniti Factory Integration Adapter

Vin from Phoenix, AZ on 2/16/2012

1996 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect harness for upgrading line-level factory receiver/amp. Gain potts are easy to use.

Pros: High quality pots/wire. Good schematic.

Cons: None really

Good, but missing steps

Tom from PA on 2/3/2012

2000 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The product works great, however, the instructions for the product left out directions for one of the wires. I had to call Scosche to find out what to do. (Nissan Pathfinder LE)

Pros: Works once everything is set up

Cons: incomplete installation directions for a Nissan Pathfinder LE

Very poor construction

Anonymous from pittsburgh pa on 10/16/2011

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Out of the package, one wire was crimped through the insulation. I was able to tape this. After connecting the adaptor and adjusting the gain, the first potentiometer actually fell apart when I touched it with a screw driver. The other three gains did adjust and the adapter does seem to work. Very poor construction for an electronic device.

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Works

Brian from Tucson, Az on 7/5/2011

1995 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

95 Maxima, works as describe. Very easy install. IS not has cheap as others have said, put it in and adjusted the gain and worked perfectly. I would not try and strong arm it, but normal pressure is fine.

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Easy install, directions need help

Steve M. from Phoenix, AZ on 7/2/2011

2001 Infiniti QX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installing the new Kenwood KDC-348U in my wife's Infiniti QX4 was fairly easy with this adapter. All of the Kenwood wires matched the color coding of this Scosche-brand adapter. The only real issue I had was connecting the power antenna control, which required splicing 2 wires from the radio harness to one wire from the adapter harness - not covered in either the radio's or the adapter's documentation - fortunately, it only took one call to Crutchfield's excellent tech support to work through it.

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Maximaaaa from Oregon on 5/12/2011

1997 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It does work well, the amp sounds pretty good with it. However, as stated by many others, the knobs are HORRIBLY designed. Right out of the box one of them was broken and fell out. If someone is thinking of purchasing this, I would recommend going with something else(if there is) since the knobs are cheap.

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Make install a snap

EricWiz from Boston, MA on 5/9/2011

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This made the install of my new sony hu a snap! solder the leads to the hu interface, plug in and done! It is a must have if you have the factory bose like I did. I had one small issue which a call to support fixed in literally 30 seconds.

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Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Anonymous from Ventura ca on 4/5/2011

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This works great! Easy to install all parts needed tech help I needed was in minutes super would recomend anytime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Works

PM from LA, CA on 4/2/2011

1997 Infiniti I30
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product comes with all the connects you need. My system required black to B&W ground connection which is the only thing that I would not of guessed - all other installation steps you won't even need instructions for - it's all pretty obvious. I'm not sure the ohm conversion that takes place is the only requirement that needs to be addressed. The new stereo works fine but the overall sound is not the quality is not quite up to the previous Bose system that I had. This could be because of the new stereo or it could be partially because of the Scosche - I don't know. They sure make it easy and painless to install. The same device elsewhere costs much more.

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BE CAREFUL WITH GAIN KNOBS!!!!!

Jonny from Texas on 3/28/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds great. A previous "professional" installation they didn't know to use one of these. Sounded terrible for years. Crutchfield told me I needed one. New receiver sounds great. When I was adjusting volume, a gain knob broke off. I didn't want to wait on replacement, so I used a pocket knife to adjust that pot. Be VERY CAREFUL with gain knobs!!!! Once I worked through that, it worked great, though. Thanks, Crutchfield for getting me this part at a reasonable price.

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GMK from Hilo, HI on 11/12/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made installing my Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD in my '02 Altima a snap. However, the instructions are too generic. There are 2 harness connectors to the OEM dash but the instructions implied there was only one harness. This resulted in having 2 wires to factory remote amp. For the 02 Altima with premium Bose system, you must use the BLUE/WHITE wire and not the Blue wire. Also recommend using butt connectors to join wires rather than the stuff provided so you can have a neater bundle of wires.

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Useless - Cheap

JeffG from Richardson, TX on 10/31/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Although I had read from other reviews that this item is "delicate" and even though this is stated in the information that comes with it, c'mon man. You can barely touch the thing and it breaks. Turns out, I didn't really need it.

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Install for DDX8019

Garrett from Breaux Bridge, LA on 10/19/2010

1998 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Well, the instructions are not complete. The pots are too flimsy. One of the screwdriver adapter wheels came off (luckily after i turned it to the desired level) After that being said, the item works as promised.

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Easy Install and Great Service

Paul K. from St Charles, MO on 10/1/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought a used 05 Altima w/Bose and wanted to put in my Kenwood instead. Called and ordered this cable harness. I asked the Rep a few questions and he was very knowledgeable. It arrived in just 2 days. No hassle instructions made it very easy to install. I can see why some people might have trouble with the recessed pots. I used a plastic tool for TV alignment but one could be made from soft plastic or soft wood. Just be VERY gentle and they work great. The sound is better than OEM. Very pleased!

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Works great

Anonymous from Austin, TX on 9/8/2010

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works well and keeps the built-in Bose amp from distorting the output signal. Took off one star for the instructions, which could have had more specific information to the leads w/ respect to the harness model.

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You get less than you pay for

terrick from Bloomington, IN on 7/12/2010

1999 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this because it was a suggested accessory when I purchased a Pioneer 2200UB for a '99 Maxima with Bose. First, this adapter is cheaply made; one of the gain control knobs had already vanished before I was even able to hook it up. I decided to just go with it and see how it sounded before getting it replaced. Unfortunately, even after reading the instructions, making adjustments, and calling tech support, I had very little sound coming through the speakers. The sound that did come through was painfully distorted, even with the gain just a hair above zero. Crutchfield sent me a new one, but it gave me the same problem. After a short talk with a local audio store employee, I was told that a normal wiring harness would be fine, and he was right. It's possible that the Pioneer head unit wasn't powerful enough in the first place. I don't know, though. And, sadly, neither did Crutchfield's tech support. So, if you run into the volume/distortion problem I had, save yourself some time and get a normal wiring harness.

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Works Great

Pinky from Seattle, WA on 6/27/2010

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have a 2001 Pathfinder LE with a Bose system and this helped make my JVC KW-NT3HDT install a snap. I didn't really have to adjust the gain settings, everything sounded great post-install. No sound issues whatsoever.

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Not as good as I hoped

Mason from Fort Worth, TX on 1/28/2010

2001 Infiniti QX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

There's nothing glaringly wrong with this adapter, but there's nothing great about it either. As others have said before, it takes some tweaking to get this to work well with your factory speakers. Be prepared to sit in your car for awhile and mess with the outputs on the adapter, the volume control and EQ on your stereo. This went in an '01 Infiniti with a JVC head unit. I've noticed it's not as loud as the factory Bose, nor is the sound as crisp as it was before. Having said all that, I'm more annoyed with Bose and Infiniti for making it more difficult to get good sound out of an aftermarket deck than I am with the adapter itself. Installation and instructions were a breeze.

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Good product

Gregg from Lewis Center, OH on 1/4/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy, straight forward directions. Nice to be able to solder at kitchen table vs. cramped over console. Gain adjustment with Ipod is way to go, only way to know true distortion limits of your speaker system. In this case, 96 Maxima with Bose system. A must have for this system.

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George from Cincinnati, OH on 7/29/2009

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought a HD Radio to replace my factory Bose Head Unit and CD Changer which the local big box store told me I'd have to replace everything even the speakers because of the built in amplifier but Crutchfield proved them wrong. One call and they shipped everything I needed to my door. I took my time and soldered all the wires to the harness so all I had to do was plug it in and screw the bolts back in the dash. Directions were easy to understand I had two extra wires which confused me so I called the tech guys and they let me know what to do with them. Now I'm enjoying quality HD Radio without replacing my factory amps and speakers. Thanks!

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2003 Maxima with Bose

Jim C from St. Louis, MO on 7/25/2009

2003 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had my car stereo replaced locally because my CD unit broke and I wanted an iPod connection. They used an amp integration harness specific for my car that used the preamp outputs, however, the sound quality and volume were not up to par with the original stereo. I suspected that the volume output level of my new car stereo was not high enough to drive the OEM Bose power amps properly. Since the Crutchfield harness uses speaker output and the level can be dialed in, I decided to give it a try. They installed it for free and the stereo now works great. My sound is back to the quality of the original factory levels that I wanted. A great product that saved me from needlessly replacing everything.

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Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Travis from Arkansas on 4/11/2009

1996 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in my wifes 96 Maxima. Everyone I know that has one of these vehicles with the Bose system in it has had their cd player go out. I checked around here to see how much this adapter would cost and the answers were from $60-$100. I got it from Crutchfield for half price with the purchase of a reciever that cost $129 or up. Easy to install. JVC CDR600 is the reciever I got her to go with it and it sounds better now than it did with the factory Bose system. I'm so glad I called them (Crutchfield) that day and found out how easy it would be to make my wife happy with her stereo!

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A few helpful hints......

Scuba Steve from Palm Harbor, FL on 3/8/2009

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First off, I'd like to say that because of this adapter, the most difficult part of my install was removing the dash panels on my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder....yes, really. To make things even easier, here's a few points I noticed when doing the install: 1. Make sure you have enough space behind your unit to fit all of wiring this baby creates! (This is the only reason it only has four stars!) 2. If you have aftermarket speakers (and I mean good ones), you're going to be able to crank the gain all the way up, BE CAREFUL, "all the way up" is only around 3/4 of a complete turn and the screws are fragile! 3. You will want to spend the extra time getting the most gain you can. Use a clean music source like a CD or MP3 player/iPod through the various inputs. DON'T use the FM Tuner! It may be faster or more convenient at the time of install, but you won't know if your speakers actually start to distort or the radio static gets too loud to tolerate! (Sounds obvious, but in my rush to get this thing in, I found myself doing this.) 4. Last but not least, do all the wiring at your kitchen table. You don't want to be leaning over your center console crimping or soldering when you could be sitting in a comfy chair listening to tunes with PLENTY of space to work. P.S. I cranked every type of music through this thing in the past two days, and I can't hear a bit of difference from the stock wiring, just take time to make good connections!

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Lamar from Fort Washington, MD on 2/14/2009

2003 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was difficult to adjust, and one of the adjustment slots broke easily with very light pressure applied to it. Other than that, installation was very easy.

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Works Well, Needs More Adjustment Options

Joshua from Lancaster, PA on 10/30/2008

2003 Nissan Maxima

I was using this product to integrate a JVC El Kameleon into the factory Bose system in an '03 Maxima. After all was said and done, it works. My only gripe is that it doesn't account for all the speakers in the system when it comes to the gain controls. In my particular factory system, there are six speakers and a subwoofer. On the unit, there are only four gain control knobs (RF, LF, LR, RR). So, when it came to adjusting the sound settings in my menus on the head unit, it took me a couple days to figure out what setting I needed. I was getting NO bass with my new head unit, and that was because this adapter registers the subwoofer as another rear speaker, not a separate entity. Once I went in and turned off the "High Pass Filter" setting on my head unit (used for when someone has an independent sub), my sub came back. It's not a thumper, but it definitely completes the sound. So, if you have my particular set-up, just beware that this adapter limits some sound adjustments, but you can get it to put out at least your factory sound (which is all I really wanted - the factory head unit is just garbage). It just requires some trouble-shooting and creative thinking.

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Works well, but you probably don't need it

Pete from Minneapolis, MN on 10/19/2008

2000 Nissan Maxima
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3 stars because it did work well and sounded pretty good, but I only give it 3 stars because I have since removed it from my system. If you are buying a car receiver on Crutchfield it probably has pre-amp outputs - use those instead of running the speaker outputs into this adapter and essentially just using an external device to create additional pre-amp outputs. For me, my new receiver sounded okay with this adapter but not quite as good as I expected. So I tried running the pre-amp outputs from my head unit to the "speaker" leads (really the inputs to the factory amp) and it worked perfectly. There is no level balancing required of course, and it sounds better now too - voices are a noticeably more realistic and the stereo separation/combination sounds better. So this adapter works well if you need it, but if you don't mind tinkering a little I would recommend considering not using it. I used an inexpensive "twisted pair" interconnect cable that I cut apart to get RCA connectors that I could wire into the leads to the factory amp.

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Problems with Adjustment

Greg from Indianola, IA on 9/14/2008

2001 Nissan Pathfinder
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This product worked okay overall. I had difficulty with the gain adjustment. One of the screws used to adjust the gain stripped with very little effort. I had to play around with this to get it adjusted properly. Be very careful with the screws!

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Outstanding!

Ryan B from Orem, UT on 8/23/2008

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I was so surprised that the unit was as easy to install as it was! It worked beautifully with my current speakers and even made the music sound more crisp and crystal clear! It maybe the $200 Clarion CD receiver I installed too, but they both turned out great! I was disappointed however that the Adapter didn't come with the antenna adapter as well, so I had ONLY CD functionality and NO AM/FM radio. Nevertheless and notwithstanding, highly recommended product!

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Nice product

Samuel from Bronx, NY on 8/11/2008

2002 Nissan Pathfinder
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Nice product, just had an after market ( JVC HD/CD ) unit installed, in my 02 Nissan Pathfinder and it sounds great with the Bose factory speaker amps. Had to take my time teaking it, But wow did it sound great once I found the right settings. Save alot of money, thanks.

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Must Buy for Radio Installs - Eliminates Headaches!!

Greg from Philadelphia, PA on 7/3/2008

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I installed this with a Kenwood kdc-bt838u into a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder and this Adapter ROCKS!! It replaced the factory installed Bose stereo. I have never installed a aftermarket radio before and when I pulled the old radio out and saw all the wires and the 4 harnesses, I was like oh no!!! Did some searching, found Crutchfiled and this adapter, and I was able to to crimp the connections together at my kitchen table then goto the car and plug the harnesses into the factory harnesses. WOW it was that easy , the stereo sounds terrific. Make sure you purchase a installation kit which is the hardware the holds the radio into the dash. I also had an issue with one left over brown wire and a quick and I mean quick call to crutchfield resolved my issues... I am a customer for life... Thank You!! ~Greg

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perfect

paul from williamsburg, va on 12/31/2007

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I installed this with a JVC XG700 into a 1996 Nissan Maxima. It replaced the factory installed Bose head unit. It is a must if your going to use the original speakers and wirering. The instructions were very easy and the end result was amazing! The only problem I had was this. I had 2 wires left over that the diagragm did'nt address. One call to Crutchfield support solved that in 1 min. Just remember, ALL wires are used, blue to blue, black to black ect. End result: FANTASTIC!

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Life Saver!

RustanL from Fort Worth, TX on 11/30/2007

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This adapter saved me hundreds of dollars. I had the notorious factory Bose CD changer unit in my 2002 Nissan Maxima, so I have been desperate to put in an after-market deck. Two popular electronics stores told me that I would need to replace everything in my system if I wanted to install an after-market deck, (speakers, amp, etc.) Then I decided to go to Crutchfield's site for any further information. I ran across this adapter and I thought it was too good to be true. I purchased an Alpine CD player from crutchfield.com along with this adapter, and everything works perfectly! I highly recommend this adapter if you are in the same situation as I was. Thank you Crutchfield! I've told everyone I know about my great experience as a first time Crutchfield buyer.

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Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

Mark from Missouri on 4/2/2007

1996 Nissan Maxima
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This adapter works great. The cd player in the bose unit in my Maxima didnt work, and I was tired of listening to FM radio stations. I decided to purchase this adapter, and it was an easy solution. I was able to put my Alpine CDA-9851 in, and I'm really happy with the sound I get out of it.

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Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

jim0115 from Atlanta, GA on 12/28/2006

1995 Nissan Maxima
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The Bose unit in my Maxima has broken several times, and it's ridiculously expensive to repair or replace with another Bose unit. I decided to take a chance on this adapter and I found it worked perfectly, was pretty easy to install, and have not noticed any decrease in the overall quality of the sound of the system.

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All It's cracked up to be

Jeff from San Jose, CA on 9/16/2006

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I ordered this OEM Adapter after going to BB and CC and always being told 'Bose Premium Sound?' Automatic rewire, and how about new speakers while we're at it? I figured for the price of the OEM, I could always rewire later. But, it sounds great! It was easy to install, thanks to Crutchfield Master Sheet, and the sound is very clear, plenty of volume, and retains the use of the subwoofer, something I was worried about. Glad I didn't listen to all those sales folks and trusted Crutchfield's advice to order this unit.

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Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface

William from Mississippi on 2/19/2006

This thing is too hard to adjust and the sound quality isn't as good as the factory connections. My suggestion for those looking to replace the Bose system in a Nissan Maxima, search for an amplifier integration adapter. It works a lot better, easier to use, and a lot cheaper!!!

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Easy install.

Tim from Easthampton, Ma. on 1/3/2006

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The Scosche oem amp adapter easily intergrates into any wire harness for a seamless plug & play install. The gain controlls enable you to add extra volume for low output devices plugged into an aux input like an iPod.

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Compatibility: The OEA-4 (model C4NN03) is a non-electronic interface that allows an aftermarket high-power stereo to integrate into select 1994-up Nissan and Infiniti vehicles with Bose premium factory systems. Please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector for compatibility for your vehicle.

Adjustment Gain Controls: Four rotary gain controls (front left, front right, rear left, rear right) are located recessed inside the adapter chassis. There is a small flat-blade screwdriver attached to the adapter's case, and its use is recommended. The controls are very fragile and sensitive, and a slight adjustment will change volume dramatically.

Harnesses: The adapter's input wires are approximately 5-1/2" long with bare ends. These splice to the new receiver's speaker output wires. The adapter's output wires are approximately 11" long and terminate into two white and black rectangular Molex plugs. There are 5 additional wires coming from one of the white/black plugs and 2 wires from the other white/black plug that should be spliced to the receiver's wiring harness. The Molex plug ends are molded to match with the factory wiring harnesses. Crimp caps are provided for wire splices.

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was part of package [ Cynthia  Dec 08, 2016 ]
Keeping the factory wiring left untouched and usable makes for a clean professional instal and helps hold value [ Christopher  Nov 25, 2016 ]
i needs this for my bose system [ Glenn Delos  Nov 23, 2016 ]
To maintain the use of the BOSE speakers. [ E  Nov 15, 2016 ]
Turns out, the stereo's performance improves drastically when plugged in [ Nathan  Nov 13, 2016 ]
Quality install. Retain factory wiring harness. [ David  Oct 25, 2016 ]
does exactly what i need it to do to install my aftermarket radio and keep my infinity bose speakers and amp while being able to add a sub and sub amp to my aftermarket radio without all the hacking of my wiring. also will allow me to go back to stock if ever needed one day [ Corey  Oct 25, 2016 ]
Needed so I could keep my factory Bose amp/bass in my 2006 Infiniti G35 sedan with new Pioneer AVH4200NEX stereo. [ Bryan  Aug 04, 2016 ]
added aftermarket radio had loud hiss because the input level was to high going into the factory amplifier. Tried the wiring harness with just RCA jacks and the radio did not have any volume. Hopefully this will solve all the issues. [ John  Jun 21, 2016 ]
Standard procedure for a professional looking, direct-connect application. [ Michael T.  Jun 17, 2016 ]
Great Item For a Great Price!!! [ javier  May 25, 2016 ]
They were recommended by Ringo at Crutchfield Ringo's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=164 [ Jerry  May 19, 2016 ]
After market radio [ AlejandroMartin  May 15, 2016 ]
I am so happy they make a wiring harness that will work with my factory Bose system!It would be a nightmare without having one! [ Kurt  May 03, 2016 ]
required for EZ install [ Doug  Apr 27, 2016 ]
ESSENTIAL!!!!! to install. Turns six hour job into one or two (maybe less....I'm hoping) [ Jim  Apr 19, 2016 ]
Great deal [ Anthony  Mar 25, 2016 ]
Building a time machine lol [ Jeffry  Mar 04, 2016 ]
to correctly interface with earlier purchase of pioneer radio [ Peter  Feb 29, 2016 ]
Need it [ Timothy  Feb 26, 2016 ]
I used the live chat and Abe was able to help me immediately. Great help for a non-tech guy. [ Joseph  Jan 05, 2016 ]
Connecting a new radio needed harness to complete install [ Alicia  Dec 25, 2015 ]
To be able to use the stock Bose amp with a new headunit and speakers [ Henry  Dec 17, 2015 ]

8 questions already asked

Unfortunately that is the nature of the beast. I was an installer for Circuit city for a long time & this was always a problem. The only way to reduce the hiss is to turn the gains down on the Metra 70-7550. What is happening is when you put in your Kenwood the speaker outputs always have a little bit of a signal going to the speakers even if nothing is playing. The factory amp picks up this signal & amplifies it. Garbage in amplified garbage out. I had that problem with the Bose in My Maxima. If you turn those gains down a little then it should reduce your static. [ Cory  May 31, 2016 ]
Did you use electrical tape or the plastic cones with metal in them to clamp the wires inside [ David  May 31, 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  Jul 27, 2015 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Apr 13, 2015 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff  Nov 03, 2014 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: We don't have the Metra 70-7551 listed as the harness for the 2004 G35 despite it being a harness for other Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. The Scosche CNN03 is the only adapter we have listed for that vehicle and will likely resolve the issue. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Apr 22, 2014 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Feb 18, 2014 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility. They will be able to pull up your vehicle, check your headunit, and see if it will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Feb 11, 2014 ]  Staff
It worked for the Bose amp in my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. [ MATT  Dec 11, 2013 ]
Actually, i may be incorrect about connectors, its been a while since i did my install. it may come with connectors already installed. i think i may have cut those connectors off though, and re attached since i wanted to solder and heat shrink my connections. [ GARRETT J  Dec 11, 2013 ]
yes, it should. the picture shows it with connectors already connected on one side, but it doesnt come with those connectors, those will be whatever connectors you need to connect to the factory connectors behind your factory radio. you basically just wire it inline between the stereo output wires and your speaker wires on the harness adapter you purchase/have. I installed this adapter on my 2002 Infiniti QX4 with bose, and it works great, and was really simple to install. just a matter of wiring it inline between head unit and speakers. Just make sure you test it before tucking everything behind dash. there are little screws on adapter to adjust volume, i had to turn mine almost all the way up. Before adjusting the screws, i could have my head units volume on max, but speakers were not loud at all. It may be different for your G, so just tinker with it before sealing it all up. [ GARRETT J  Dec 11, 2013 ]
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