Originally Posted by rcg
Yes the french translation is not the best on the limited instructions...
Great looking install!!!! Does a panel come down to cover the display? ( sorry not that familiar with the Maxima interior)
Funny enough ... I speak french and couldn't figure out where they got half their translation from. Anyway ... it was the lack of wire tags (input/output - I cut the harnesses off before I figured out which was which. The only thing I really forgot and it really bit me in the rear - doubled my work.)
However, I got everything ironed out - install took me 5 total hours including a few breaks and LOTS of cutting, twisting, soldering and taping.
The unit is actually mounted in the ashtray. There is a light that goes on when you open the ashtray and if you remove that light, there is a hole just big enough to get the cable through. Unfortunately I cannot close the ashtray (I'd like to be able to) because the wire is too thick and prevents it from swiveling. I think I'm going to get some flat wire and splice it in so I can open and close the ashtray. Hideaway Bluetooth!
Down the line, when I get a new headunit and stereo installed, I will be using the line in and audio mute method and will custom fabricate a stereo mount and include the Parrot in that mount ... try and make it look as much like OEM as possible,