Nissan Quest Type Radios - Removal
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If you have one of these types of Nissan Quest (or Mercury Villager or Ford Windstar), then you may likely have one of the radios shown in Figure 2...and even more likely to be experiencing the blank display problem (and possible the CD eject problems). The following are the first steps to getting your radio working again. Once you have the radio out of the dash, then you may want to consider the Save My Sanity Swap program or the Do-It-Yourself repair...either way, once you have the radio out of the dash, you've practically done the hardest part of getting your radio fixed.
Figure 2 shows the neat feature of this radio in which the RDS feature is showing the artist (Weezer) of the song playing...you too, can see this, once you get your display fixed.
Getting your Radio out of a Nissan Quest (or Mercury Villager or Ford Windstar)
The first step to the radio repair is to remove the cup holder / ashtray from the dash. This is done by pushing in the two buttons (one on each side) as indicated in Figure 3 below.
Use your index finger to push in the buttons in on each side of the ashtray and then pull the tray out...it should slide all the way out of the panel.
Using a phillips screwdriver, remove the two screws, one on each side, holding the front panel in place.
With the screws removed, position your fingers in the seam above the A/C vents where the panel connects to the dash. With a little luck, you should be able to pull this portion of the panel from the dash. It takes an action that pivots the panel at the bottom (below the ashtray) where it connects to the bottom. So, pull from the top, while pivots below where it connects.
So, pull from the top, while pivoting below where it connects, as shown in Figure 7.
In Figure 8, the pink arrows point to the interlocking tabs of the front dash. There are slots in the front panel (that you are trying to remove) that hook onto the tabs. Once you get the top loose and pulled from the dash, you should be able to push the bottom of the panel in (label step 1 in figure 8), then lift up and out (step 2 in figure 8). Your panel should be free to set aside.
Remove the 4 screws shown in Figure 9 and then you should be able to slide your radio out of the dash (but it will still be connected to the wires within the dash)
Figure 10 shows the three connectors and the antennae coax connection that needs to be removed. NOTE: You may only have TWO Connectors if your vehicle doesn't have a powered subwoofer...so don't be alarmed of you only have two plus the antennae. The order in which I remove these are numbered...first the antennae coax is disconnected, followed by the three connectors (installation is the reverse process...4, 3,2,1). Note that the connectors have tabs on them which need to be depressed to be able to pull the connector out of the radio.
You should now have your radio out of the dash...you can move on to the Fix!
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HERE ARE THE AVAILABLE FIXES FOR THE RADIO SHOWN ABOVE IN FIGURE 2:
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CD EJECT ERROR
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COMBO REPAIR - DISPLAY/VOLUME
CONTROL/CD EJECT ERROR ACCESS
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The Save My Sanity REPAIR PROGRAM has you ship your power supply board in for the repair and modifications to eliminate the blank display problem. You send your power supply board in for the repairs and all the modifications to your board to repair you board, even if you have tried the repairs yourself. The cost is $89.99. If I cannot fix your board, it will be returned without a charge and your payment will be returned.
Upon receipt of payment, I will send you specific, step by step picture-detailed instructions on how to remove the power board from the radio...it's not too hard. If you can get the radio out of the dash (the harder part of the task) , you can get the power supply board out of the radio. If once you receive the instructions you are unable to get the radio out or you think it's too much trouble, let me know and I can refund your payment.
What this new program will do for you is:
*If the board cannot be fixed, it will
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"Save My Sanity" Repair Program
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