Nissan Murano - Small update on CarPlay & Android auto
We've uploaded above video about a month ago , for this MY12 Nissan Murano Ti model.
FYI, Nissan Murano Z51 was produced from 2009 to 2015 in Australia according to Nissan Australia and there were only 2 trim models, ST and Ti.
The TI trim of course, just like Pathfinder / Patrol / QashQai etc, is the top trim model, equipped with possibly almost every accessories available in the list.
Whereas the ST trim, It was equipped with either black and white radio screen audio (remember that old Captiva 5 screen?) or It still came with a 7" color display, without NAV / Touch function.
And even from there, they had a few different variants in terms of audio and control panel etc, just that the importing / year models got mixed up hence most of Australian Murano models received certain 'variant' audio made by Denso.
It does give us a bit of headache whenever we see one with a totally different audio / buttons to We've known - usually those UK or Japan imported vehicles been doing that a lot, but now we are starting to see those from Aus delivered models as well.
Mainly with the Ti model, where It has the NAV related buttons, seems to have a 2 different variants:
Like above photo, certain models have the ROUTE Button, which should be the most of cases for Aus model Murano TI.
But then, you do see few models with NAVMENU button - Which We've never seen till this year when a couple of our customers enquired whether their cars are still compatible.
The answer is though, YES - in the end of the day those 2 audio units have few difference but the headunit and screen are exactly the same between those 2 variants. Just that our product will need some modification done from our end - as those models seems to have a same connector but different pin layouts.
Besides, none of those Route / NAVMENU button will be used within our CarPlay / Android Auto mode anyway.
So even if there's a third button we aren't aware of , we and you guys - Murano owners are pretty much still covered.
Whereas for the ST model, that trim model literally has 2 different variants. One without the color audio display, and the other with one.
The one with the color audio display doesn't have a touchscreen though, as the touchscreen in Nissan audio was pureply for the Sat Nav they put on.
So for those ST models, we always overlay a touch panel, to provide a dedicated touchscreen for CarPlaey & Andaroid Auto - which folllows with 2 options:
The capacitive touch panel - which will provide almost similar touch swipe / response to a mobile phones:
And we have resistive touch - the standard / basic touch panel I'd say.
Which will only work within CarPlay and Android Auto - TI models have the dedicated touch panel built in from factory (which is also resistive screen). So even if your car has the ST model not the TI, once the CarPlay & Android Auto is installed, you wouldn't really have a huge difference in terms of touch function and overall performance.
Our Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Integration products for Nissan Murano are available from below: