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Converting Jdm R35 Gtr To Adm R35 Gtr

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Hi Everyone and Australia R35 GTR owners,

I stationed in Hong Kong now days and used to drive BCNR33 GTR for a very long time! It such a nice car with raw feeling and spent me a lot of money and time overhaul the car from 5 speeds to 6 speeds; from 2.6L to Tomei 2.8L with a pair of Arms B7660 turbos; HKS V-cam pro and as many as Nismo parts and accessories that can fitted into the car etc etc etc....... but due to currently Police start heavily catching illegal modified cars for inspection. I am targeted few times already and each inspection caused me money and time to rectify it back to original condition for inspection ie. removal of 6 ports brakes and suspension kits and exhaust system back to factory condition! Once in a year still acceptable but twice and three times a year is pain in the ass! Finally, a friend of mine need a race car for track day and get a good deal swapping to a tidy and clean used JDM R35 GTR (reasonable price)!

The R35 GTR are trouble free passing every police road blocks.......

The JDM R35 GTR are everything in Japanese and so far I know converting JDM to English is very much impossible. Or in other words require spending unreasonable amount of money buying certain English display parts and accessories to TRY make it English even not 100% sure working or not?

Can anyone furnish me a genuine Australian imported R35 GTR chassis no. (vin no.) which I can use as reference for order Australian specified parts and accessories. If I could get it done and I will post of works details for everyone reference.


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I tried! They won't help! In fact they ask me to get a ADM GTR chassis no. to confirm the parts no. number instead!

or else just walk into any Australia Nissan showroom where the R35 can be found and take a picture of a chassis no. !

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#5 My GTR is 2007 year model

I want to replace the following items :-

1) The dashboard display gauges cluster to English system.

2) The centre console MFD buttons and switches to English characters.

3) The MFD display and the Audio/Video console replace to English system. ( saw the Signapore GTR forum that they tried to replace a hard-disk system and copy all english files to the new hard-disk but proof not working)

So far there are no professional racing companies had issue any system that can do the similar job, and I am sure there must be a way or know how to simply replace the above Item 1 and 2 and some modification done to item 3 will convert form Japanese to English. But up to date no one had any solution! Only some (no people done yet) suggestion saying there may be a chance to directly replace the above items and some related parts and accessories hope that it will work!

If I should have buy the items at least I need ADM GTR part list first ! :yucky: If you have any idea! Please help! :yes:

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Learn Japanese :rolleyes: This is the first reminder the seller told me before buying his car! Convert to English is ASS Itchy interest! Want to make some contribution to all outside Japan ADM GTR owners! If there are no know-how yet! At least, by directly swap replacement to English parts can proof it works or not!

Please, anyone here have any information! Know How just post it here and I will periodically follow up until get it done.

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not listening are you?

AUDM car up to 2010 is analog video - JDM has been digital video from inception. there is a body harness change right there.

JDM has TV and traffic announce channel. AUDM does not. that is a panel change,harness change and unit change.

none of the harness lines up at all.

now for doing the firmware - the JDM box will need a reflash, custom code written to account for the differences in addressing of the extra components and then the local maps done and that software engine changed as well.

would you like me to keep going?

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#12 You are expert, I start to understand a tiny thing from now! The ADM 2007~2010 are analogue system whereas the JDM 2007~200X are digital system and the body harness is different and not just simply replace the switches and main unit will get it work! Despite from this the JDM so far had no people able to heck or have any softwares to change it from Japanese to English! So what you mean if swap and replace the hardware from current English GTR to early ADM GTR require a lot of works to be done!

Anyway, you've give us a great information to start with.

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I obtained one 2014 genuine AUDM R35 GTR VIN.no. :yes: ! Better than nothing to start with....... 0.01% chance now! :cheers:

G'day mate,

I am in Hong Kong as well, with JDM , stopped trying to do what you are attempting to do, long time ago. There is no cure, no help from Nissan at all and as previous posts state, much cheaper and faster to learn Japanese than do a conversion like this.

Do keep us updated on any success.


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#16 Good day mate,

Currently very busy with my business and no time think about this! I did one BCNR33 overhaul in HK few years ago! Took me a lot of money and time but successfully goal achieved!

This time I will get all comments and quotation from everywhere first! Try to find a reasonable root to the answer! The guy from T & S Auto in To Ka Wan will help me doing the work! I am still talking to an computer engineer and car Hi-Fi technician to joint this project!

Hope will final a solution later!

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Is it possible to change the whole MFD master assembly for a 2011 onwards JDM to a MY12 ADM R35 without problems? I undestand both are digital output and the MFD harnesses appear similar. Changing the external buttons is of less concern. Thanks in advance.

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