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USA Spec BT45-NIS

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

Item # 581BT45NIS

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
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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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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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Customer Q&A

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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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7 questions already asked

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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
[ Ryan  Mar 18, 2019 ]  Staff
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will I still be able to use my steering wheel controls on my 2010 Nissan Maxima?
[ EliArmstrong4  Mar 04, 2019 ]
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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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