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John Stafford

Converting the entertainment and navigation system to English with maps.

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I accidentally discovered a website that seemed to be published by a Russian showing that a CD could be inserted converting everything to usable English on my V 36. Is that only for post 2010 cars or is it possible on my 2008 car. I haven’t been able to find that site again but maybe someone here is up with the play?

Thanks John

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Hi there

I had the conversion done June last year.(The Russian tech) 

About $1500 Au.

Australian 2019 GPS maps. Quality English conversion.

The whole package was supplied, no core required or charges. 

After paying, it only took about 3-4 weeks to arrive.

Good aftersales service through email.

My car, 2008 370GT coupe

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Hey, that is great. Was it a CD that you put into our unit? is there more to it than that, like any wiring or other CDs for the maps etc? I noticed that it did the dash part too. Pretty good for $1500 hey? My car is a 2008 370GT too. build date is Dec 2008. I know that previously no one seemed to say that this was possible, except to do a complete change of the core and associated wiring changes to that of an Australian sold Infinity G37? 

Ok, can you give me the contact details, so I can take this further? 

I see you are at Byron Bay Clive. Not too far away except for these unknown irregular covid restrictions.  

Cheers John 

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there is  a guy in christchurch nz who has reverse engineered a english conversion he sends as a file for you to burn to dvd or cd

about $400 

fixes about 90% of the Jap language on the infotainment

on ebay there is a replacement unit thats been reprogrammed by the manufaturer in estonia i believe 

thats over $1050 plus postage , direct swap with nav and radio

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I rang the guy in Estonia but he seem to only be able to speak Russian, so I’ve sent him a Skype message but don’t have an email to send to and all I can find on eBay is the conversion for a 2010+, whereas mine is 2008 And I think it needs a different one. I will continue to try and contact this guy. Thanks for your help. I actually want everything not just the $400 deal.

Cheers John

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I have contacted Simon in Russia and he is processing my order for a complete unit ready to plug and play with everything in English including Australian maps for $1328 Australian. I just have to remove the old unit and plug the new unit in. This should make life a lot easier. I have also put a cruise control on the car including a copy of the genuine steering wheel controls (I think that was $1100). With today’s fines It’s just too hard to keep speed under control without it.

I think that’s pretty well makes the car the same As buying an Australian Infiniti G 37?

Thanks for all the contributions. Cheers John

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The seller on eBay is sema-ik1-9

You have to purchase the unit and then send a picture of your system turned on and tell Simon whether it has Bose Soundsystem or not. If you can’t find the exact one, according to the year of your car, then you can still contact the seller by going into a similar unit that he is advertising and ask whatever questions you need to. He will get back to you via eBay.

Hope this helps anyone else who maybe interested. cheers John 


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