Swapping Nissan Headunit

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steevie_b
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Swapping Nissan Headunit

Post by steevie_b » Thu May 30, 2019 8:56 am

Hello,

I've got a 2015 Qashqai Tekna and I've been having problems with my radio / sat nav for a while now. It cuts out sound (no matter what input) and on every sixth time, it reboots, resetting everything (location, input, volume etc.) when it's booted back up.

Anyway, I've played about with resetting the unit, not pairing my mobile with it, loads of playing about (including upgrading software) and it's still not working right.

So I decided to buy a second hand one. I've plugged it in and received the following message on the screen: "SECURE - System is locked. Red Please contact your dealer."

Does anyone know somewhere I can take it to get it sorted (other than the dealer)? I've started making enquiries with local dealers but haven't had any responses yet...

Steve

robo78
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: Swapping Nissan Headunit

Post by robo78 » Thu May 30, 2019 9:19 am

Hi,

I have exactly the same issue. Presumably you've noticed that if you press setup you get half an hour of operation? That should at least let you know whether the replacement unit still has the same problem.

I've researched the security issue and apparently it can only be done by Nissan - they quoted me £150. I haven't found anyone else who can do it.

In the end I have decided to ditch the nissan units and install an aftermarket android unit instead.

Best of luck.

valley boy
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Re: Swapping Nissan Headunit

Post by valley boy » Thu May 30, 2019 2:51 pm

I had to change the head unit after the kid's damaged the original got one off flea bay £160. there's a video on you tube how to change it 10 min job unclip 2 panels + 4 screws then i had the dreaded locked red message, took it to Nissan who had to code it to the car charged me £95 but every thing is working ok








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Ilhan84
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Re: Swapping Nissan Headunit

Post by Ilhan84 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:19 pm

Hello everyone. So I decided to swap my Nissan Qashqai head unit and got the same message saying code red see dealer.... radio comes on and plays ok for 10-15 mins sat nav working ok but the camera isn’t coming on! Has anyone else had this problem with camera not working due to code red or is there something wrong with the head unit it self.? Thank you

lewisbryant
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Re: Swapping Nissan Headunit

Post by lewisbryant » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:56 pm

Its needs to be told what fitted to your car, I suspect it came from a car that didnt have a rear camera, also to get rid of the secure message the keys need recoding, it relink the radio with the immoboliser unit so then it checks its fitted to the right car when you turn the ignition on and it does an imoboliser check

Ilhan84
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Re: Swapping Nissan Headunit

Post by Ilhan84 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:31 pm

The car it came from had a rear camera and apparently it worked but not on mine so just wondering if it’s because it needs to be recoded? Would that be a reason why a camera won’t work but everything else does so it’s a little confusing.

lewisbryant
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Re: Swapping Nissan Headunit

Post by lewisbryant » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:34 pm

Once its linked to your immobiliser or will start working again, if it doesnt just needs to be reconfigured to tell it it has just a rear camera.

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