Clarification of Answer by
06 Oct 2002 15:02 PDT
Youre right it makes a difference to know you have the in-dash
unit, but theres even more to it than that and knowing the model
number is probably not going to make a whole lot of difference.
Matter of fact, from what Ive learned so far, youre probably not
going to be able to find much general information for that model of CD
changer, and even if you order the manual, youre probably not going
to find what you need in it. I contacted two persons of my
acquaintance, who are amateur experts in car audio more knowledgable
than I, and heres what they told me. Bose and other high-end car
audio manufacturers execute exclusive contracts with the car
manufacturers to install their equipment in the vehicles. In many
instances, the manufacturers (i.e. Bose in this case) are prohibited
by contract from providing service on their units, which is instead to
be provided by or through the car dealership as part of their
In addition, there is an anti-theft device installed on many, if not
most of these units. If for any reason the vehicle loses electrical
power and/or the battery is disconnected, the stereo goes into
lockdown mode and requires a special code to restore it to operating
condition. Its possible, probably actually, that this may be your
problem. However, ONLY the dealers have these codes. You will need
to contact your Nissan dealer, give them your VIN and whatever proof
of ownership of the vehicle they need, and they will give you the code
and instructions for your stereo.
If you follow that procedure, and it still does not work, then before
you send it in anywhere for repairs, Id still recommend removing the
unit, and the cover from the unit to see if you can get those CDs out
of there, since its pretty certain theyre either scratched or jammed
or both. Your situations a little different than someone whose unit
simply stopped working for no apparent reason. In case you didnt
already follow the second link you posted, heres the further link for
instructions for removal, which seem quite a simple process for your
But you probably already know that since you pulled it out already.
Still, the pictures/instructions are a good backup to have. Then put
it back together, input the code and try again.
However, in the meantime, I will continue to search for model-specific
information and will post back should I find any. Of course, let me
know if you need any clarification on what I've just told you and/or
if you run into difficulties implementing the procedure.
Best of luck,