New Nissan connect

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tony85rc
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New Nissan connect

Post by tony85rc » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:04 pm

Hello guys, my Qashqai is only 7 months old and has this (almost) useless Nissan Connect with in-built maps.

Do you think it could be possible to change my current Connect with the new one that is now mounted in the Qashqai?

I asked Nissan Costumer service and they said to ask my dealer shop because the new one should be compatible. However, when I asked the shop where I bought my car they said to have no idea if it is possible to do it and that, eventually, it would cost me something like 5000€

Are they crazy or what?

Has some of you any news about that?


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Daewar
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Re: New Nissan connect

Post by Daewar » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:31 pm

The Connect apps are useless, but the rest of the head unit is fine that I have found. Depending on your phone etc, you can use "OK google" for most stuff. Sant nav is as good as any in car units I have ever used.

5000 euro is just insane. Maybe search the forum to look at what other people have done with android replacement units?

I don't want to rub salt into bad wounds, but you really should have checked what you were buying. I hope you got a great discount from the dealer who sold you the car. I know I would be kicking myself if I had done this.

GL
tony85rc wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:04 pm
Hello guys, my Qashqai is only 7 months old and has this (almost) useless Nissan Connect with in-built maps.

Do you think it could be possible to change my current Connect with the new one that is now mounted in the Qashqai?

I asked Nissan Costumer service and they said to ask my dealer shop because the new one should be compatible. However, when I asked the shop where I bought my car they said to have no idea if it is possible to do it and that, eventually, it would cost me something like 5000€

Are they crazy or what?

Has some of you any news about that?
J11A 2016 1.6 dci Tekna, AWD.


Territorial_
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Re: New Nissan connect

Post by Territorial_ » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:53 pm

I'm facing the same situation. Basically lost my hope on Nissan connect. Just asked an offer for a new android head unit. Everything should work normally, steering wheel controls, parking assist, and 360 cameras. The only thing missing is input from the head unit to instrument cluster while navigating. Total cost will be around 400-500€ For that money you'll get DVB-T. A new unit will also give me availability to add subwoofer


QashqaiGuy
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Re: New Nissan connect

Post by QashqaiGuy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:02 pm

In the research I did before getting my new QQ I was told by a number of dealers, and Nissan Customer Service, that you CANNOT swap the units from the old to the new because there is such a difference.

Maybe consider an Android head unit?
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Re: New Nissan connect

Post by DaveBerlin » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:59 pm

Tony, it looks like your Dealer is on the Ball. We had intermittent problems with our Nissan Connect in early 2017. Our Dealer tried everything with Software Updates working with Nissan, in the end I told them I had no confidence in the QQ. Then Nissan reacted and agreed to install a New Connect Unit #259154ET3A priced at €4500 on Guarantee.
If you have a problem why do you not just try to get the existing Connect changed under Guarantee which should help you, although it would not be the latest - Dave 😉
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Re: New Nissan connect

Post by gloucester » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:26 pm

tony85rc wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:04 pm
Hello guys, my Qashqai is only 7 months old and has this (almost) useless Nissan Connect with in-built maps.
To be fair it does do everything it was advertised to do - it's just the brochure makes it out to be much better than the reality.

I found that the entire setup worked well and had no problems at all with the navigation except the maps being out-of-date which can be resolved (to an extent) with a new SD card.

There are several instances of people on here fitting very sophisticated Android units which would appear to perform much better than even the current Nissan systems.
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