How feasible is it to replace a car stereo yourself (in a '01 Nissan)?
May 12, 2014 12:17 PM Subscribe
My wife and I just purchased her mother's old 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. The stereo it has is tape deck (!) which technically works and a CD player that doesn't. It has no aux input, which is unfortunately all we actually want.
posted by Nelsormensch to Technology (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm wondering how feasible it is for us to buy a new, simple deck and replace it ourselves. We don't need to change the speakers or anything else, just the deck. I tried Googling about his a little bit, but the information is all over the map. Sometimes it seems you need to do soldering and cable splicing but other place it seems to be just pull out the old deck and plug in the new one.
I'm relatively comfortable with electronics and have tools, but if we're talking like cable-splicing and soldering levels of work, it's almost certainly not worth my time (considering I'll probably do something wrong at least once) and I'll just pay someone to do it.
As a bonus question, what's a good brand of stereo deck to look at? Again, as long as it's got an aux in and a volume knob, that's all that matters. Don't care about a nice screen, radio, CDs or anything else.