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Matthew Boucher

v36 Japanese to English conversion

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v36 Japanese to English conversion

Hi guys 

is it possible to convert the language in the first gen v36 (2007) I have phoned many companies and was unlucky . The car would just be perfect if I can sort this out .

any help would me much appreciated !

 

Thank you 

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Are you in NZ? I am sure it can be done in Aussie as long as you are willing to pay big money for it. The closest I have seen in NZ is this add-on system that you can find on trademe but it's costs $1600 to install plus another $200 if you want usb connection!

http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.asp?id=1176366515&cc=61&pid=501558874&hbc=12&member_hash=&ct=title-link

Sounds abit too much in my opinion.

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Just FYI but use Google translate app on your phone to translate the menus and set everything up.  Thats what i did in my fuga.

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this looks like the add on boxes out of china. so its not a fully integrated solution by the look of it.

the later cars need a main controller and buttons from a Q60. job done.

 

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5 hours ago, Chris Rogers said:

this looks like the add on boxes out of china. so its not a fully integrated solution by the look of it.

the later cars need a main controller and buttons from a Q60. job done.

 

Yeah you can see in the photos its running Android (which is pretty cool in its own right), probably with a hardware screen overlay to intercept screen touch

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Hi guys, 

I'm looking to buy a 2008 nissan skyline 370gt v36. It's an import with navigation system and stuff in Japanese. That's fine, but since I have never owned an import car before, I would like to know if spares are readily available in WA? Or in the eastern states? Anyone does language conversion in WA? I've read about xanavi but is it worth it?  I'm getting an inspection report done as well. Anything I should keep in mind when I go have a second look and drive? Your advice and help will be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks. 

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I know the thread is old but If anyone is interested I live in Palmerston North New Zealand and can change the Instrument cluster from Japanese to English in about 1Hour for cheap but am yet to work on the media display (nav). Or if I'm busy there is this guy at https://www.navi-solutions.com/ who can do dash and nav systems. 

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On 1/13/2019 at 1:45 PM, Mantix said:

I know the thread is old but If anyone is interested I live in Palmerston North New Zealand and can change the Instrument cluster from Japanese to English in about 1Hour for cheap but am yet to work on the media display (nav). Or if I'm busy there is this guy at https://www.navi-solutions.com/ who can do dash and nav systems. 

Sure I'm pretty keen.

What your contact details.

Regards

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On 1/24/2017 at 4:47 PM, Chris Rogers said:

this looks like the add on boxes out of china. so its not a fully integrated solution by the look of it.

the later cars need a main controller and buttons from a Q60. job done.

 

Hi Chris, I'm not sure if you're still around, but I thought I'd try my luck! I also tried to message you, but I'm not sure that worked.

 

Anyway, I'm sorry to bother you, I'm sure you get hassled a lot about this stuff. I'm just 'getting my ducks in a row' before I import myself a 370GT from Japan (I'm a kiwi so it's not a huge drama luckily). I'm one of those OCD people who is relatively bothered by having a Japanese radio/cd/navi system, and usually sort this out on my vehicles as soon as I get them. I'm an electrical service tech (amongst other things) so am pretty handy with a multimeter etc. However, it looks like most of these cars are a bit of a step up in terms of radio/cd/navi system complexity, and level of integration into the vehicle. I know much of a difference actual experience with particular complex systems makes when carrying out work on them, and it sounds like you are one of the most experienced guys around when it comes to this particular topic. 

So I have scrounged around the internet and have come up with a few pearls of wisdom - mostly from you. These are:

(1) Cars with the basic (non navi system), like the car linked in the Trademe ad below, can be retro fitted with either a local market 370z system (box and keypad), or the same system (buttons reversed) from a USDM G37 (I have bookmarked the page where kindly provide the part numbers). This goes for early cars (2007 on), as well as later iterations.

(2) The other option is to buy a later car (can be navi or non-navi), and retrofit an equivalent system from a USDM Q60. 

My questions are:

-With regard to (1), do I have this correct?

-And with (2), are the later cars you refer to the 2010 and onward facelift versions (visually; a revised centre console and some interior material changes etc.), or some later version again, like after 2012 for instance. 

Thanks heaps for your help! :)

Kind regards, Claire

Trademe ad: https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1997507372

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I know the thread is old but If anyone is interested I live in Palmerston North New Zealand and can change the Instrument cluster from Japanese to English in about 1Hour for cheap but am yet to work on the media display (nav). Or if I'm busy there is this guy at https://www.navi-solutions.com/ who can do dash and nav systems. 

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Hiya! I would definitely be keen on this too once I get a car over here from JPN :)

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