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I asked this question on another board but got no response. I also searched this forum but couldn't find the answer.

For those of you with the standard radio package. (Like in my "S")

Just wondering if anyone has removed their steering wheel cover to see if the wiring harness is there for the control buttons.

On the HHR I had, the wiring was there and all I had to do was get the buttons and cover plate and VIOLA, radio steering wheel controls. TIA - Dan
 

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I am pretty sure it is (haven't open her up yet). Like on my toyota the used the same wiring harness for all lines of yaris. Don't see why nissan would be any different would cost more. The difficulty is tearing apart the dash to trace the lines where they taped down the various connectors and such. Be the guinea pig for the forum help us ALL out ;)
 

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killercube said:
The difficulty is tearing apart the dash to trace the lines where they taped down the various connectors and such. Be the guinea pig for the forum help us ALL out ;)
I still haven't opened mine up yet and probably won't till i can find partnumbers for the buttons, plactic trim, and wire lead. But I'm sure the harness is there like most cars today.

There shouldn't be any wire tracing to do under the dash. If it's anything like my HHR the connector under the horn pad was already in place. It used the same connector for the radio buttons as it does for the cruise control. All I had to do wat install a short pig tail wire, the button assembly, and the cover (trim). The other end was already connected to the radio. All the wires should be on a common radio connector, it only uses what ever pins it needs for the specific radio. Fortunately the HHR radio was controllable via the buttons once installed. But I have no idea if the cube radio has that feature in it or not. Only by installing the buttons will I know for sure. - Dan
 

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Square1 said:
killercube said:
The difficulty is tearing apart the dash to trace the lines where they taped down the various connectors and such. Be the guinea pig for the forum help us ALL out ;)
I still haven't opened mine up yet and probably won't till i can find partnumbers for the buttons, plactic trim, and wire lead. But I'm sure the harness is there like most cars today.

There shouldn't be any wire tracing to do under the dash. If it's anything like my HHR the connector under the horn pad was already in place. It used the same connector for the radio buttons as it does for the cruise control. All I had to do wat install a short pig tail wire, the button assembly, and the cover (trim). The other end was already connected to the radio. All the wires should be on a common radio connector, it only uses what ever pins it needs for the specific radio. Fortunately the HHR radio was controllable via the buttons once installed. But I have no idea if the cube radio has that feature in it or not. Only by installing the buttons will I know for sure. - Dan
eagerly waiting your investigation......would be something I consider
 

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But wouldn't you need the upgraded head unit to match?

Wiring is cheap (in the grand scheme of things) so it would seem to make sense that the harness would be there. I think making multiple harnesses for each model would be costly and inefficient. It's been proven that the fog light wiring is all ready in place at both the front end and the steering wheel; just need to install the hardware at both ends.
 

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Then again - didn't someone discover that the tweeter wires were NOT present - which makes me wonder about the subwoofer wires to the back door.

I would love it if the tweeter wires were there...

I would wonder the same on the H/U and if the lower model is compatible w/ the controls.
 

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But wouldn't you need the upgraded head unit to match?
That's yet another unknown. My HHR didn't have the steering wheel radio buttons, but after I installed them they worked the radio. So I know on it, the standard head unit had that feature built in even tho it didn't come with the buttons. But until someone adds the buttons to to a cube, we won't know if the standard head unit has this feature or not. I would be willing to give it a shot but haven't been successful in locating the part numbers for the buttons, face plate, and pigtail wire. Once I do and can order them I'll do it. - Dan
 
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