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USA Spec BT45-NIS

Add Bluetooth® to select 1999-2014 Nissan vehicles with or without satellite radio

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You love your Nissan and its satellite radio, but you really want the convenience of Bluetooth.

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About the USA Spec BT45-NIS

Add Bluetooth to your Nissan

You love your Nissan and its satellite radio, but you really want the convenience of Bluetooth. USA Spec designed the BT45-NIS adapter for select 1999-2014 Nissan models with or without satellite radio, and the package includes everything you need to install it in your vehicle. It allows your Nissan's radio to communicate with any Bluetooth-enabled devices with A2DP audio streaming. You can stream audio from your favorite phone apps (including games), and you'll be able to handle phone calls using the radio's controls or your steering wheel buttons.

Add Bluetooth to your Nissan

You love your Nissan and its satellite radio, but you really want the convenience of Bluetooth. USA Spec designed the BT45-NIS adapter for select 1999-2014 Nissan models with or without satellite radio, and the package includes everything you need to install it in your vehicle. It allows your Nissan's radio to communicate with any Bluetooth-enabled devices with A2DP audio streaming. You can stream audio from your favorite phone apps (including games), and you'll be able to handle phone calls using the radio's controls or your steering wheel buttons.

The adapter also includes a 2.1-amp USB charging port as well as an auxiliary input for other non-Bluetooth audio devices. It supports text display so you'll see song and artist info on your factory radio.

Don't miss a call

With the latest in Bluetooth technology, the BT45-NIS gives you great sound and works seamlessly with the vehicle's existing audio sources. You can carry on a noise-free conversation in almost any environment, and USA Spec's technology gives you the best possible sound quality. The built-in auto-mute function makes sure you never miss a call.

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Highlights:

  • lets you talk hands-free and stream music through the factory radio in select Nissan vehicles
  • includes wiring harness and microphone
  • built-in auto-mute keeps you from missing a call
  • auxiliary input for non-Bluetooth devices
  • USB charging port
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # BT45-NIS

What's in the box:

  • Add-on Bluetooth interface module
  • Microphone (w/ attached 16' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
  • Vehicle/Interface harness (BT-NIS12) Vehicle/Interface harness (BT-NIS10)
  • Vehicle/Interface harness (BT-NIS20)
  • Owner's Manual

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Bluetooth Wonder

Bob from Franklin, TN on 6/1/2019

2007 Nissan Murano

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works great...has an ipod link and a usb charger port... murano only has 1...now 2! the streaming sounds great thru the Bose System and phone calls are great.

Pros: works great easy to put in

Cons: nuthin

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Great and Only Product for my Car

Crutchfield customer from West Covina, CA on 5/15/2019

2006 Infiniti FX35

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Works well with my 2006 Infiniti FX35. I have the Bose system with Navigation and DVD player. It uses the XM Sat function but still allows you to have XM radio. Only inconvenience is that if I am using my phone's Google Maps or I get a phone call and the radio is not set to XM (but rather the radio, CD, or DVD), I will not be able to hear it through the radio system. However, I can quickly change the radio setting or answer the phone via the phone itself. Overall the sound quality is surprisingly good. I usually listen to Pandora, Music on YouTube, or Bible app and everything sounds good. I have a Pixel 2 phone and can have Google Maps and Pandora or other app going on and everything functions good. I do wish that the USB charger would take USB drives so I can "carry" my music in the car. I have not used the Aux function.

Pros: Sounds great, Works as intended

Cons: Need to have the radio set to XM for phone calls

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Works Like A Charm!

Debby from Suwanee, GA on 3/4/2019

2006 Nissan Pathfinder

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I have 2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE with original Bose system. No Navigation. This works beautifully! Love my car and it only has 87k miles on it. Just wanted to use my itunes.

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Crutchfield customer from Concord, NC on 12/4/2018

2006 Nissan Murano

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Installed this in my wife's 06 Nissan Murano and the provided instructions made it a piece of cake. No more Bluetooth speakers on the dash for us! It connects to our phones automatically and the provided mic works well.

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Crutchfield customer from GA on 10/8/2018

2008 Nissan Armada

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Works great. My state has a hands free law now so this protects us from the deep state and safety. Easy to install. Paid a little extra to here because they have a better customer service, return policy and from what I read other online retailers sometimes sends the wrong product.

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Timothy from Memphis, TN on 7/6/2018

2010 Nissan Armada

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Despite their advertising and what said by people, not all steering wheel controls work with this. I spent hours dealing with tech support and Crutchfield was nice about the way they handled it and I went to USA spec where they were not so nice, but the steering wheel controls don't work. The volume control is the only one that works as it would with a Bluetooth plugged into the aux connection. The steering wheel phone control on my Nissan 2010 Nissan Armada will default to the original Bluetooth receiver in my Armada that I had turned off. It will not answer calls or end them. The track control only changes radio stations and it throws you off the Bluetooth. This unit does not have the full Bluetooth functionality that it appears to on the description, at least in my vehicle

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Cons: Not as described

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Crutchfield customer from Elmhurst, IL on 5/14/2018

2005 Infiniti G35

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Great device! Easy install.

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Cons: Phone speaker could be louder

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Matthew from Northglenn, CO on 4/1/2018

2005 Nissan Murano

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Great product, great service, it's why I always use Crutchfield.

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2007 Nissan Frontier with Rockford Fosgate

Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 2/18/2018

2016 Nissan Frontier SV

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USA SPEC--fix your documentation. Nissan never offered Bose audio as an option for the Nissan Frontier on the body style created in 2005 through about 2012. The only audio upgrade is Rockford Fosgate, and it's made by Panasonic for Nissan. That said, it works as documented. It took me about 20 minutes to install, but I was already familiar with removing my radio and with the connections. The cables are idiot proof, so you can't connect them incorrectly. If you have the Rockford Fosgate system with steering wheel audio controls, the steering wheel controls cannot be used at all to change tracks. If you turn off the radio with the steering wheel power button, it will stop playing and start again when you turn power on, so that's kinda pause/play. The controls on the radio itself do work as advertised: skip back/forward changes tracks. You also get full text display on the radio. The voice prompt setting won't stay turned off, but the clock keeps time, so power is connected properly. I've seen this on two different installations of this product. I had problems with my phone and this unit not auto-connecting whenever I turned on the truck, but after several manual connections, that problem resolved. It's an Android Pixel 2 XL--so the latest OS and bluetooth features. Sound quality is good. Impersonating and using the satellite input has nothing to do with the sound quality as far as I know. I don't use this for phone calls, so I have no feedback

Pros: Full text display on radio. Radio controls work to change tracks. Fairly simple to install if you are comfortable removing the radio. Good sound quality.

Cons: Documentation is in error for the Frontier. Images in documentation are generic and unhelpful. Steering wheel controls for tracks don't work. Voice prompts won't stay disabled.

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Crutchfield customer from Syracuse, UT on 11/28/2017

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The product works as advertised. It's amazing for me to see my 11 year old factory stereo come to life with Bluetooth, aux port and USB charger. It also displays streaming music info and caller ID from my iPhone. I also have complete control of the features using the buttons on my steering wheel. Installation is not an easy task especially to dismantle my 350z center console. The factory wiring harness is tricky to unplug from the radio but the wiring taps included with the unit perfectly fits. Online videos definitely made it easier for me installing this thing. The Installation book that came with BT-45 definitely needs some work. I can't get it to work the first time since it was missing steps to connect a second harness to the radio. Good thing I bought this from Crutchfield and they hooked me up directly to the factory Tech expert. He knew exactly what I missed and I got it working right then. I stashed the unit inside the console so it's all physically transparent but absolutely noticeable features on my stereo.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 7/18/2017

2006 Nissan Pathfinder

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Perfect way to add Bluetooth connectivity to a good factory system. Installation was fairly and straight forward.

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Bluetooth Adapter for iPhone

David from Houston, TX on 5/12/2017

2006 Nissan Titan

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The BT45-NIS Bluetooth Adapter is a great product that works as advertised and that is fairly easy to install. After I had ordered the product, I received it quickly and proceeded to install it. I immediately ran into a snag because I misunderstood the drawings, thinking that the adapter needed two separate cables. One did not fit my vehicle. I called Crutchfield (on a Saturday), received immediate assistance and got the BT45-NIS Bluetooth adapter installed. I also have the NISSAN iPod adapter which also uses the XM Satellite function to work. This product works well in conjunction with the NISSAN iPod adapter. The Bluetooth is awesome. My device connects to the vehicle upon startup then starts playing whatever tune it was playing when last disconnected. The music fades when I receive a call, and I can talk while driving without touching the phone or getting distracted. The music is clear, without distortion. I am not an audiophile but it sounds as good as having the iPhone connected to the accessory input, and the songs display on my vehicle display (Nissan Titan 2006, Rockford Fosgate with Navigation and XM Radio, CD Changer). Additionally, I can control the songs or lists I have made through the radio controls. Overall, if you are looking for a Bluetooth adapter for a vehicle that did not come with it from the factory, I would highly recommend the USA Spec products and Crutchfield. I am a very satisfied customer. Great Job USA Spec and Crutchfield.

Pros: Bluetooth Connectivity. Control with steering wheel controls and radio controls. Manage calls and music without being distracted while driving. Great sound. NO CABLES DANGLING AROUND. Your iPhone can stay in your packet and still works great. EASY INSTALL. GREAT VALUE.

Cons: None I can think of or see up to now. This is as good as it is going to get without changing the radio completely.

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Easy install, works great!

Larry from Katy, TX on 5/7/2017

2013 Nissan Armada

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It arrived in a couple of days. Everything was in the package. The instructions were easy to follow.

Pros: Easy to install Easy to pair Works great

Cons: N/a

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Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 2/8/2017

2006 Nissan Murano

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It was very easy the installation and is totally compatible with mi IPod and IPhone. Besides, the support from Crutchfield is the best!!

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Perfect upgrade!

Nathan from Mesa, AZ on 12/24/2016

2006 Nissan Frontier

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This is the best upgrade for an already very good stereo system in the frontier with the Rockford Fosgate speaker package. Really put it over the top since the only thing missing from this system was bluetooth and an auxiliary port and this gives you both! So impressed with the ease of install and quality of the product, integration is seamless! I love it.

Pros: Seamless integration, bluetooth and auxiliary port. Easy install for do it yourselfer.

Cons: None at this time.

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Great Bluetooth Module

Crutchfield customer from OKC on 11/20/2016

2006 Infiniti FX45

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I have previously purchased a USA SPEC for my corvette but you have to plug your phone into it. The BT45 unit is far superior. It automatically connects with your phone and plays your music wirelessly. The sound quality is superb and it never cuts out. Now I wish they would make a Bluetooth module for my corvette.

Pros: Simple install & Bluetooth streaming,

Cons: None

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Perfect after market upgrade

gpiotras from Seattle, WA on 8/14/2015

2005 Nissan Pathfinder

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I purchased this device for a 05 Nissan Pathfinder LE with Nav and A/V system. Our other vehicle is an Audi that has bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming and we got used to the convenience of hands free and listening to whatever we carry on our mobile devices. The problem is, the Nissan is our "family" car and we had to listen to CDs (who has them anymore) or connect our iPhone's via the RCA connectors on the A/V system. The latter created a mess of cables in the center console and delivered audio with some hissing from the engine. We installed this device in about 30 mins. (hardest part was removing the console and OEM audio). After that, it was a breeze and works just as great as the factory installed solution works in our 2013 Audi. We now enter the car, turn the ignition and audio starts streaming where it left off from any app in my iPhone (iPod, Pandora, Spotify, etc.) The best part is that it is fully integrated with existing audio equipment, so there is not change in look or functionality. All buttons continue to operate as designed and song titles display on the center console display area... without having to connect any cables. And, audio quality is as good or even better than CDs. I don't use the phone function much, but it works really well, with crystal clear conversations (we mounted the mic right above the center mirror.)

Pros: Functionality: Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming and hands-free phone conversations Easy of installation: The unit comes with all necessary cables. No need to strip/solder/twist any cables Reliability: The unit works consistently well each and every time we start the ignition

Cons: (Not necessarily part of the unit itself, but removing the center console in the vehicle and the factory installed audio was a pain. Most of the time spend installing the unit was to get to the back of the factory installed audio system to properly connect this unit) No simple/user friendly way to attache the unit itself to the vehicle (i.e., no loops to scree it anywhere), so I had to use velcro strips. Leaving the unit hanging would create a rattle at some point and that would drive me crazy

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Worth every penny

Crutchfield customer from Lochbuie, CO on 6/24/2015

2007 Nissan 350Z

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Installed in 15 minutes on a touring wo/Navi w/bose head unit 350z. This is exactly what is needed to stream music from a phone and still keep the factory look to the car. With no extra wires hanging around!

Pros: Easy setup. Recognized right away as an accessory cd chager and works great.

Cons: Just had to you tubed how to pull the radio no big deal

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Great for aidio steaming

Todd from Southern Indiana on 6/8/2015

2006 Nissan Maxima

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Awesome for steaming audio. Work really good and integrates well with the factory radio. Easy to except an incoming call but the quality of the call for the person you're talking with not the best. There is a lot of back ground noise making it hard for the other person to hear you... Works great if your car is not in motion. Really no way to make a outgoing call. Installation manual needs better instructions when instructing you to find the 10/20 pin connector on the back of the radio.

Pros: Audio streaming

Cons: Phone conversation when the car is on the interstate - a lot of back ground noise No outgoing phone calls via the device Instructions need more details

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Unique product and Easy install

Mojo from Stevensville, MD on 6/4/2015

2010 Nissan 370Z

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Install was super easy. I assume because of all the different oem stereos out there that the directions for operation are hard to do. I had to call Crutchfield support for operational support because the text didn't auto scroll on my stereo. Steering wheel controls did not work on my 2010 370z but unit works nice with my stereo and phone.

Pros: Easy install and really cool concept.

Cons: No steering wheel control for playback for 2010 nissan 370z.

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excellent

harun from New York on 5/20/2015

2007 Nissan Murano

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very good

Pros: very good

Cons: very good

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Does not Fit as Advertised

Sam N from Hudson Oaks Texas on 4/13/2015

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The prodcut was suppose to fit a 2006 Nissan Frontier with Factory Rockford Fosgate stereo. It does not have the correct wiring harness. A service tech is assisting determining the way fwd.

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Features

Add-On Bluetooth Interface Module (for Nissan): The USA Spec BT45-NIS is a Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Phone & Music Interface for select Nissan vehicles. The BT45-NIS lets you add Bluetooth hands-free communication and wireless music streaming to your compatible vehicle's factory radio. It also features an auxiliary input and USB charging port. The USA Spec BT45-NIS includes a hide-away module, external microphone, and wiring harness.

Vehicle Compatibility: The USA Spec BT45-NIS is compatible with select 2003-2008 Infiniti and 1999-2012 Nissan vehicles (as of 2/12/2018).

Make Model Year Compatibility Notes
Infiniti FX35 2003-2008 Without navigation, radio must have SAT (XM) button or Radio and CAT (CH) buttons
FX45 2003-2008 Without navigation, radio must have SAT (XM) button or Radio and CAT (CH) buttons
FX45 2003-2008 With navigation, radio must have SAT (XM) button or Radio and CAT (CH) buttons
Nissan Altima 1999-2001 Double-DIN radio with CD/CHG button.
2005-2006 Bose radio only.
2007-2012 Not compatible if radio has "iPod/Menu" button. Vehicles with navigation and 6-disc MP3 Changer mounted below the radio use BT45-INFI (sold separately).
Armada 2002-2007 Bose Radio only
2008-2012 Non-navigation radio only. Not compatible with Platinum Edition.
Frontier 2005-2010 Bose radio only.
2011-2012 Non-navigation radio only.
Maxima 1999-2001 Double-DIN radio with CD/CHG button.
2004-2008 Bose radio only.
2009-2012 Radio must have a SAT button or RADIO and CAT buttons. Non-navigation radio only
Murano 2004-2007 All models
2009-2010 Non-navigation radio only.
Pathfinder 2005-2007 Bose radio only.
2008-2012 Radio must have a SAT button or RADIO and CAT buttons. Non-navigation radio only.
Quest 2004-2009 Radio must have a SAT button or RADIO and CAT buttons. Non-navigation radio only.
Rogue 2008-2010 Not compatible with Navigation or SD slot radio.
Sentra 1999-2000 Double-DIN radio with CD/CHG button.
2003-2006 Radio must have CDC button.
2007-2010 Bose radio only. Radio must have a SAT button or RADIO and CAT buttons.
Titan 2005-2007 Bose radio only. Radio must have a SAT button or RADIO and CAT buttons.
2008-2012 Radio must have a SAT button or RADIO and CAT buttons. Non-navigation radio only.
Versa 2007-2010 Radio must have a SAT button or RADIO and CAT buttons.
Xterra 1999-2001 Double-DIN radio with CD/CHG button.
2005-2010 Bose radio only. Radio must have a SAT button or RADIO and CAT buttons.
350Z 2004-2008 Radio must have a SAT button or RADIO and CAT buttons.
370Z 2009-2010 Radio must have a SAT button or RADIO and CAT buttons.
Notes: You are able to keep your vehicle's factory installed Navigation, Satellite Radio, CD-changer, RSE (rear entertainment system), USB port, and/or Aux input.

Bluetooth Pairing: The USA Spec BT45-NIS can only be paired and connected to one Bluetooth device at a time. Its compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices such as Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, Windows phone, and more.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the USA Spec BT45-NIS.

Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication (HFP): The USA Spec BT45-NIS supports Bluetooth Profile HFP for hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, so you can take (answer/end) phone calls through your vehicle's factory radio.

  • Answering a Phone Call: When there is an incoming call, your factory stereo's music will be muted and an audible ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle speakers. You can even have the BT45-NIS announce the caller's phone number through your sound system; and for most text-capable radios if you miss the announcement, you can view the caller's phone number on your factory radio's display. To answer the call, simply press the Seek/Tune or CH+ button on your factory radio or steering wheel control. To end or reject a call, press the Seek/Tune or CH- button on your factory radio or steering wheel control.
  • Dialing a Phone Number: In order to dial a phone number, you will still need to use your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone; you cannot dial a number from the factory radio. Once you've dialed a number from your mobile phone, then the call will be automatically transferred to the BT45-NIS and your factory stereo system.
  • External Microphone: The USA Spec BT45-NIS includes an external microphone to carry on your side of the conversation, while the caller's voice will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. The external microphone provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone found in many factory or aftermarket head units. The microphone is fitted with a 16' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector that connects to the BT45-NIS module; it measures 0.9375" (w) x 0.6875" (h) x 1.625" (d). The microphone has a self-adhesive backing to mount it to your vehicle's driver-side pillar, head-liner trim, or dash (do not mount it to the windshield.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming (A2DP/AVRCP): The BT45-NIS supports Bluetooth Profiles A2DP and AVRCP for wireless audio streaming from a Bluetooth-enabled device that can also be controlled from the buttons on your vehicle's factory radio or steering wheel; in some cases you can also view song/artist information on your factory radio's display.

  • Wireless Music Streaming: You can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or stream music apps (such as Pandora, SiriusXM Radio, iHeartRadio, etc.) that are playing on your Bluetooth device to your vehicle's sound system (all speakers will play).
  • Music Control: You can control Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track functions from your vehicle's factory radio or steering wheel controls (other control functions will have to be done from your Bluetooth enabled device). You can control the volume of the music being streamed via your factory radio and steering wheel controls, or the Bluetooth device.
  • Song/Artist Information: In many cases, you can view artist, album, and song title information on your factory radio's display. In order to view song/artist information on your factory radio's display, your factory radio and your Bluetooth-enabled device must meet the following requirements:
    • Your factory radio must have a "SAT" button or "Radio" & "CAT" buttons; a satellite radio does not need to be activated, nor does the satellite radio tuner need to be present.
    • If you are using a Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad, then it must be running iOS 6 or higher. If you are using a Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone/tablet, then it must be running Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) or higher operating system.
    • Your device's Bluetooth AVRCP profiles must be 1.4 or higher.

Auxiliary Input: In addition to wireless Bluetooth connectivity, the USA Spec BT45-NIS is fitted with an auxiliary audio input (3.5mm) for connection of practically any portable audio device with a headphone jack output or analog audio output.

USB Charging Port: The USA Spec BT45-NIS features a USB (type-A) port to charge your smartphone or other portable audio device in your vehicle. Because the BT45-NIS is a hide-away device, you'll want to purchase a USB extension cable (sold separately) to make the unit's USB charging port accessible. The USB charging port is rated at 5V/2.1A.

Note: This USB port is for charging only; it does not support music streaming.

Dip Switches: There are 4 dip switches that will need to be configured to match the type of factory radio you have; "SAT" button or "Radio" & "CAT" button.

Installation: The USA Spec BT45-NIS installs either under the dash or in the trunk (based on type of vehicle and where the XM Satellite Radio tuner is located).

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No Bluetooth capability currently in my FX35. Friend recommended Crutchfield and I know Crutchfield is quality product, technical support, and service. Crutchfield recommended this product. [ Ramon  Jun 16, 2019 ]
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This product allows me to maintain factory look of interior of vehicle but add Bluetooth for streaming music [ William  Jan 31, 2019 ]
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The only option for my Nissan Titan [ Vendy  Nov 13, 2018 ]
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To add the aux cable, handsfree talking and wireless audio streaming functionality to my factory radio [ Deepak  Oct 24, 2018 ]
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My Murano didn't come with an aux port so this will replace that and give me Bluetooth and hands free calling. Win-win. [ David  Jul 28, 2018 ]
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supposed to work with my car [ John  Jun 19, 2018 ]
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I ordered this because I have a 2005 Pathfinder LE with Navigation and Bose system. This is a difficult option to upgrade because the A/C controls put info on the Navigation screen. This little tool will allow me to stream music, charge phone, take calls via bluetooth. Old Parrot bluetooth in the car only takes calls so my GB's of music and stream services are not able to be heard. Looking forward to getting this BT45-NIS installed! [ CC  Jun 18, 2018 ]
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It's pretty much the only option for my car to have an integrated Bluetooth that will stream music and handle calls. [ Ryan  May 02, 2018 ]
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I bought a 2010 Murano SL and wanted to add Bluetooth to the factory radio. After a lot of research, the BT45-NIS looked to be the best option, though there was a question about the buttons on my radio. Tech support at Crutchfield helped, and I also spoke to USA Spec themselves, since my radio has not 'SAT' button...it has AM/FM-DISC-AUX buttons with a black 'Select/CAT' button beneath. The 'CAT' button made a difference to USA Spec, so based on that this should be a nice clean installation. [ Chris  Feb 16, 2018 ]
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Convince to operate music from my smart phone, hansfree talking. Small price for my life and those around me when I am driving [ Christopher  Aug 17, 2017 ]
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Inexpensive way to add blue tooth and hands free calling to my 2006 Nissan Titan Truck. [ RICK L  Aug 14, 2017 ]
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I am hoping to add Bluetooth to my great truck and thus complete the circle of functionality in my vehicle. I looked and found no other options available, short of changing the radio completely. [ David  Apr 28, 2017 ]
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match for my murano [ John  Apr 07, 2017 ]
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Custom fit to my car, allows bluetooth streaming without changing the radio and using a 3rd party dash adapter [ melvyn  Apr 02, 2017 ]
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I wanted to add Bluetooth technology for my Nissan Pathfinder Armada. [ Essienimo  Feb 13, 2017 ]
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I was looking for bluetooth compatibility for my 2009 Nissan Altima and this product appears to be just what I want. I am especially encouraged by the fact that the steering wheel controls should remain active with this device installed. [ Gregg  Jul 23, 2016 ]
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Stock CD player don't work... [ David  Feb 11, 2016 ]
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my 2008 Armada does not have nav or xm button it has [radio am/fm] button on left and [seek CAT] button on right side of factory console. which imput works if any? note: steering wheel only has pwr and mode buttons vol and tune buttons work on good days. thanks
[ Corey  Mar 14, 2019 ]
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It certainly sounds like you have a compatible factory stereo for this adapter. When connected, it will provide Bluetooth (hands-free calling & stereo audio streaming)and an auxiliary audio input. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
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will I still be able to use my steering wheel controls on my 2010 Nissan Maxima?
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I still use my controls. Sometimes it stalls, but I can't say it related to this install.
[ Felicia  Mar 04, 2019 ]
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Yes u will b able to use all your steering wheel features,,, mine works great, haven't had one issue with it since I purchased it.
[ Chris  Mar 04, 2019 ]
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Just wanting to confirm this will work for 08 Pathfinder with Bose Xm no navigation. I see most have it on the "xm' source can it be used on the "aux" source as well and still display song and call info and maintain button functionality on dash and steering wheel?
[ James  Jan 29, 2018 ]
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The USA Spec BT45-NIS allows you to retain the following factory-installed features in your vehicle (if applicable): Navigation, Satellite Radio, CD-changer, RSE (rear entertainment system), USB port, and/or Aux input. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! :)
[ Larry  Feb 08, 2018 ]  Staff
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It is recommended for your vehicle. It works via the XM source option and does not work via AUX. It does work with the stock stereo buttons and steering wheel controls. I hope that helps. My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
[ Ryan  Feb 05, 2018 ]  Staff
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Will this work with a 2006 pathfinder with boss nav and no sat radio?
[ Matt  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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The BT45 is specifically for factory radio that has original wiring. If your system is Bose and not boss then this will work for your Pathfinder with or w/o Nav. as long as you have a button to dedicate for the bt
[ Gabriel  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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Can anyone confirm as to whether this will work with a 2014 Armada SL (with factory Bose system, without the navigation). The Crutchfield "will it fit" indicates that it is compatible with my vehicle, but the product specs do not show this. Also in the case this is infact compatible, which input (aux, cd, xm, etc) does this work through on the radio? Thank you for any advice.
[ Michael K.  Apr 11, 2016 ]
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For additional 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.
[ Kenny  Apr 11, 2016 ]  Staff
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Will this unit allow me to stream audio in my 2012 Nissan Armada? My Armada has the Bose stereo without navigation. From the factory the Armada has the ability to handle bluetooth phone calls, but not streaming audio. Will this unit allow me to use my steering wheel controls for both phone calls and audio?
[ Brandon  Mar 31, 2016 ]
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Not too sure with the 2012 model? I installed the Bluetooth in my 2005 Pathfinder. I have the Bose system too. I am able to use the XM source and I am able to stream audio from my iPhone 6+ and receive phone calls. From my steering wheel, I'm not able to use the "channel: up and down" key to answer my phone calls. But on my stereo, I am able to turn the channel knob to answer the phone and also change tracks for my iTunes and next song for Pandora and iheartradio. Volume on my steering wheel works. But technology has advanced since 2005 and you have a 2012 Armada. I'm not sure if the steering wheel is compatible? But this Bluetooth add-on should work as an input or source such as XM or AUX. I'm not sure if the Bluetooth add-on will interfere with the already stock Bluetooth for your phone? You may need to disconnect from the existing stock Bluetooth and connect and pair your phone to the bt45-nis Bluetooth. Crutch field also provides a colored manual with detailed screenshots on how to remove the dash to install the device. The manufacturer's manual is pretty easy to follow with a flow chart to guide you through depending on which type of stereo system you have like the Bose or lower model Nissans stereo system. Sorry, I'm not able to confirm that the steering wheel controls will work with this device but like I stated, technology has advanced since 2005. I cam confirm that the a2dp Bluetooth function does work with streaming music and your phone will ring and interrupt the music. Good luck with this device if you plan on purchasing!
[ NHU-THUY  Apr 01, 2016 ]
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It worked in my wife's 2004 Murano. I had a long set of chats with Crutchfield support, which I found helpful. We stream music, and her phone works, as well, although not through steering wheel controls. It depends on the exact Bose system you have, and yours is 8 years younger than hers.
[ EDWARD  Apr 01, 2016 ]
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