2006 Altima Aux Input.pdf
2006 Altima Aux Input
This mod describes how to add an aux input to the stock, non-Bose, AM/FM/CD head unit on
2006 Altimas (model number 28185 ZB10A, ref. number CQ-JN2461X). It may also work for
other head units on 2002-2006 Altimas.
The mod uses the CD mode of the head unit, so you’ll need to have a CD in and playing. If
nothing is plugged into the aux input, CD mode operates normally. If a device is plugged in, the
CD audio is disconnected and you hear the device. The volume control and equalizer still work
This mod is based on a mod on MP3Car.com by thanatos106 (see
http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/car-audio/68140-aux-oem-radio-nissan.html). His mod is for
a different head unit and requires more disassembly, but the soldering is a little easier.
The mod requires opening up the head unit, cutting circuit board traces, and soldering to small
pads. It will certainly void your warranty, so Nissan won’t help you if you damage your head
unit. Please read through all the instructions before beginning, and do not attempt the mod if you
aren’t comfortable with any step.
I chose to mount my aux input jack on my transmission finisher, between the hazard switch and
the power socket. If you want to use a different location, you may need to use longer cables and
remove more panels from the dashboard. Be aware that longer cables will be more susceptible to
noise. I only used 3 ½ feet, and I have not experienced problems.
Potential sources of noise are:
1. Ground loops – Possible if you use the power socket to charge or run your device while
listening to it.
2. The CD player – The sound from the CD player will bleed over a little into your aux input
because the signals run in the same cable. I can faintly hear the CD if I have a cable plugged
into the aux input, but no device on the other end. I don’t hear anything once I plug in a
device. If you have problems, just play a CD of silence when you want to use the aux input.
I cannot be held responsible for your use of these instructions, and make no warranty or
guarantee that the mod will work as described for your head unit.
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0
United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171
Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.
Finally, on with the mod.
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