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^^ Installed a Joying JY-NQ128 Android head unit... ::grin::
https://www.carjoying.com/quad-core-android-car-radio/quad-core-nissan-android-car-radio/2016-latest-joying-aftermarket-nissan-universal-7-inch-android-4-4-4-kitkat-car-head-unit-double-din-stereo-quad-core-auto-radio-gps-navigation-system-audio-hd-1024-600-16gb-fre.html
^^ This unit has the volume knob at the top... ::smile:: Some units do not have a volume knob :surprise:, or have the volume knob lower down. As you can see from the pic the lower part of the dash frame is recessed slightly more than the top portion. The volume knob is small and I think easier to get at when it is on the top.

** Click on the attached thumbnail below. Click on that pic. Click again on the pic and you get the big pic. You will see what I mean about the dash indent.

I've decided (must be careful with this) most of the 7" 1024 pixel units are actually the same unit except perhaps for the location of the volume knob or lack of one. Also the goodies they send with the unit vary by part number. For example one part # comes with an OBD2 dongle instead of the backup camera. Same base unit I'm sure.

The Joying JY-NQ128 head unit comes with:

1. Navigation (you have to request it and they send you a link for the software and map data)
2. An empty 8GB Map Card (SD), for the above or whatever
3. A backup camera (included wire is a bit short so I'm working on extending it)
4. A magnetic GPS antenna (stuck it to the top of the unit, -works perfect)
5. A USB stick (8GB)
6. An external mike
7. and a plug&play wiring harness << nothing easier than this.

Cost from joying.com was $278.07 US with the 'coupon code' from their website. Shipping was free and fantastic. Arrived in 4 days from China to Canada.

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I better update this as someone messaged me on how to get the same discount. I purchased on March 29th and their discount was what they called 'April fools' discount at 15%. Today, April 8, they are advertising a "Mother's Day" discount at 5%. Not quite as good as the april fools one.

Their main page shows the current offer and the code...
https://www.carjoying.com/

I'm Canadian and the exchange rate is horrible now. Paypal charged me $374.70 CAD after the exchange rate stuff was done. Still I could buy a kentwood for $1500 here and they wanted $700 to install for a whopping $2200 CAD.
Installation...

The unit fits perfect in my 2013 'S'. No trim plate required. I just used the brackets from the factory (standard double din) radio and... perfection. :surprise: ::smile::

The Backup Camera Wire I took through an existing hole in the firewall (drivers side). I picked up a small package of various sized grommets at Home Depot so the wire would not be damaged.

If I was to install another one today she would be fired up showing that Nissan Logo in about 1 hour and 10 minutes. My dash has 'one' screw center and then she pulls back showing 4 screws holding the original radio on the firewall. <- Just easy.

However, this install took me about 6 hrs. and 2 beer... or maybe another one ::grin::. I do fool around a lot and do far too much thinking on projects I do. I enjoy this type of stuff tho.

The SD card...

Careful with this guy. Once you have the Nav program and Map data installed on it...

You have to hold the door open as far as it goes and make sure you insert it perfectly straight. A little at an angle (to the right as your giant thumb gets in the way) and I actually think it will fall into the unit as the receptacle is a bit back and the card can miss and go to the side if not straight.

^^ I used my mini tweezers to start the card then a tiny screwdriver on edge to push against the springy stuff and set the card.

Had an old 1GB SD card kicking around. Put a tune on it and installed it in the 2nd slot to check out the music program. This is good stuff.

The USB ports...

For the USB ports (2 of them) I'm going to try and install them in this thingy...
(thumb attached)
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01567GNYS/ref=pe_386430_188799130_TE_3p_dp_1

It apparently snaps into one of the switch blanks. It's for charging but I'm going to try and hack it.

In the pic you also see the external mic taking up one of the switch positions. Works fine there I'm told.

Backup Camera...

Just got that working last night (04/19/16). I like it and it seems pretty good for a $20 device (can be ordered on the joying website as an extra). I think it's a 720p. Pic looks good. I actually think it is the 'Esky EC170-06' camera here...
Esky EC170-06 Waterproof Car Rear View Backup Camera

^^ Looks identical in any case and ESKY says it's the smallest camera around. Well somebody does. Available on Amazon for around the same price as above.

It just does not get any better in my book. A pic for your viewing pleasure...
 

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So I actually just ordered the JY-UQ124: https://www.carjoying.com/quad-core...b-memory-airplay-obd-wifi-bluetooth-html.html

This one included both front and rear cameras but now I'm wondering since it isn't a Nissan-specific one, am I going to be missing a wiring harness? Any advice on which one I'll need for a 2nd gen? If not from Joying, maybe there's a more convenient place to grab it from.

How did the rest of your setup go? I'm really looking forward to getting this thing installed! It seems to be a lot of bang for the buck and reviews on quality have been surprisingly high.
 

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If you just ordered send them an email and ask them to send a harness for a Nissan instead of the one they include.

If that thing is a kit already made up and it might be then buy a harness from them....
https://www.carjoying.com/joying-harness/nissan-harness.html

Maybe they can tape it to the shipping box?

^^ $17 depending on your radio. Mine was a basic CD player no bells and I used this cable...



^^ So my unit used the one above. The black end on the right plugs in the new unit and the Nissan truck plugs into the other end on the left. The other connector on the left the antenna plugs in. So I only had two outlets on my original radio.


In my kit they also sent me this one...
https://www.carjoying.com/joying-harness/nissan-harness/joyingr-nissan-car-auto-harness-wiring-cable-for-in-dash-android-joying-car-stereo-radio-head-unit.html



^^ This one the connector on the left plugs into the new unit. That Nissan Radio must have 3 wire sets to connect.

What year is your truck and what type of dash do you have. Mine was super easy. Remove top tray. Undo one screw. Pull dash forward (actually pri the bottom with a plastic thingy on both sides first then pull on the top while prying with the plastic thingy on both sides) and remove Radio from firewall. I used a plastic orange peeler device.

Some vids I've seen the Radio attaches to the dash that you pull back. A bit more painful that one.

As I state above if you get the cable from them you are in business fast. Especially if your dash is like mine and you have a basic 2 din unit in there already. It's going to take you longer to run the front and rear video wires.

It's a nice unit. ::grin::
 

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I have a 2007 and a simple dash like you mentioned. 6CD, non-Rockford, and it pops right out in minutes. The back side of the headunit only has two multi-pin plugs plus the antenna. This is the one that is most similar to the factory harness but I only have plugs for the upper two plugs in the picture. Nothing like the slimmer rectangular plug so maybe that's for the RF systems or some other year? https://www.carjoying.com/joying-ha...ndroid-joying-car-stereo-radio-head-unit.html

Did you say you were sent this harness but ended up having no use for it? If so, I think I'd be interested if you'd like to sell it off. My radio already is in transit so that's a no-go for them to add it to the order.

So it's either get the proper Nissan harness adapter or splice a bunch of wires, right? I haven't installed a head unit before, as you might have guessed...
 

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Right. You don't want to splice if you don't have to.

PM or email me your address and I'll send it off. You can pay me the postage.

I'll send it fast (mail tho) as imagine you will have your unit in a few days. Shipping is like lighting from joying.

It will be coming from Canada.
 

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Couple of quick questions.
Does the harness include the steering wheel controls?
How good is the backup camera.

And since it's an android radio, if I plug my phone into the USB port in the console. Would the radio detect it? My current stock radio does not. Have a galaxy s6 btw

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Do you lose the reference lines on the backup camera image that help gauge the distance(s)?
 

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Couple of quick questions.
Does the harness include the steering wheel controls?
How good is the backup camera.

And since it's an android radio, if I plug my phone into the USB port in the console. Would the radio detect it? My current stock radio does not. Have a galaxy s6 btw
^^ I don't have any steering wheel controls. :frown: I actually have to spin a lever to get the windows up and down. Wife and neighbour can't believe that in today's age a person has to do that. ::smile::

With that said the unit does have a 'learning' app or whatever...



So it seems it should work with their supplied harness.

Backup Camera: Just got that working last night. ::grin:: I like it and it seems pretty good for a $20 device (can be ordered on the joying website as an extra). I think it's a 720p. Pic looks good. I actually think it is the 'Esky EC170-06' camera here...
http://www.hisgadget.com/product/esky-ec170-06-waterproof-car-rear-view-backup-camera/

^^ Looks identical in any case and ESKY says it's the smallest camera around. Well somebody does. Available on Amazon for around the same price as above.

I've not plugged my Nexus 5 into the USB ports. You want to have the unit read music off your phone? They have some kind of 'mirror function'. You could send them an email, - they are pretty quick to reply. A good company I think.


Do you lose the reference lines on the backup camera image that help gauge the distance(s)?
^^ Not sure what you mean by that... I never had them. ::laugh:: Anyway I do now. I'm not sure if the camera has them or the units software has them but they are there.
 

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daveEM, how do you like the radio section?

Does it work OK for you?

I have mixed feelings about it - It seems to have trouble pulling in some FM stations full-quieting, but is also capable of receiving plenty of stations even with the antenna mast removed - Not something you'd expect if the sensitivity was lacking.

The AM section seems plenty sensitive enough.
 

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I'm not much of a music/radio guy Skibane. Problems with proper hearing so I certainly can't comment on the quality of the unit as a radio/player etc. It seems to work fine for me in the couple of stations I listen to. I bought the unit mostly for navigation and the backup camera.

Joying - they do sell a FM antenna radio signal booster so they must know of some problems. $10...
https://www.carjoying.com/car-accessories/other-car-accessories/12v-ant-208-car-automobile-fm-antenna-radio-signal-booster-amplifier-amp-ea.html

Maybe you should pick that up and see if it helps. Certainly a reasonable price if it works.
 

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Did you say you were sent this harness but ended up having no use for it? If so, I think I'd be interested if you'd like to sell it off. My radio already is in transit so that's a no-go for them to add it to the order.
So how did that harness work for you. Post Office was sure slow but I see it was delivered April 28.
 

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Joying Head Unit

Hey Guys

Just wanted to say Hello, and introduce myself.

I work directly with Joying and based in New York, USA.
I am the only Authorized seller and repair center for Joying in USA and I am the only seller that can provide USA warranty with your purchase.
If I can help in anyway let me know .

Joying-USA

daveEM, how do you like the radio section?

Does it work OK for you?

I have mixed feelings about it - It seems to have trouble pulling in some FM stations full-quieting, but is also capable of receiving plenty of stations even with the antenna mast removed - Not something you'd expect if the sensitivity was lacking.

The AM section seems plenty sensitive enough.
the radio antenna booster works well for FM, not so much for FM, I added it to my own car recently and noticed the difference in the FM stations.
 

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Hey Guys

Just wanted to say Hello, and introduce myself.

I work directly with Joying and based in New York, USA.
I am the only Authorized seller and repair center for Joying in USA and I am the only seller that can provide USA warranty with your purchase.
If I can help in anyway let me know .

Joying-USA



the radio antenna booster works well for FM, not so much for FM, I added it to my own car recently and noticed the difference in the FM stations.
Where in NY are you located? I'm seriously considering buying one and if you're close I'll come to you
 

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This thread is surely dead, but I'm hoping I can get some assistance here. I got the same joying head unit and I got the nissan wiring harness. Everything plugs in nicely, but the head unit doesn't power on. When testing the power wires it seems no power is getting to the unit.

I can't tell if I got the wrong cable or what. If I trace what appear to be the power wires from the head unit back to the factory wiring, I don't get 12v from those wires. So this leads me to think this is the wrong harness, even though the connectors all fit nicely.

I received 3 different harnesses, but this is the only one where the plugs fit.
 

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When testing the power wires it seems no power is getting to the unit.
You measured for DC voltage on the wires that are supposed to be supplying power?
 

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You measured for DC voltage on the wires that are supposed to be supplying power?
According to the Joying diagram, yes. Looking at the factory harness absolutely none of the colors match. I have no yellow cable, no black cable. It's all mismatched. And looking at the nissan factory harness, if i had to guess power, it's green and I think orange is in there. My multimeter didn't fit to check which ones were power, but I could definitely see some of the wires were going nowhere to the joying harness.

I thought the jpying harness was supposed to be plug and play. No cutting or splicing required.

Here's what I have from the factory harness

And here's what joying has

As you can see, it's missing a few colors; Purple, white, black/white, grey/black, orange/white, pink.....

Tl;DR the wires from the factory nissan harness don't appear to match anything on the joying harness

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I'm using what I THINK are the right wiring guides.
http://www.modifiedlife.com/2007-nissan-frontier-truck-car-radio-stereo-wiring-diagram/
I traced all the wires according to that link and according to the joying wiring, and the only wire that doesn't have a home is the black GND (-12V) wire. It' goes from the joying harness to the nissan harness, but the nissan harness has no pins or connections. So what now?
 

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It really sounds like you got the wrong adapter harness.

Personally, I'd:

1. Toss the adapter harness,
2. Download a copy of the 2007 factory service manual,
3. Print out a copy of the page that shows the wiring diagram for your particular factory audio system,
4. Write the color of each Joying wire on your printout, next to the corresponding Nissan wire,
5. Cut the connectors off the ends of the Nissan wires, and
6. Hand-solder each Nissan wire to its Joying counterpart.

Yeh, it's a bit tedious - but at least it'll get you hooked up right.
 

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It really sounds like you got the wrong adapter harness.

Personally, I'd:

1. Toss the adapter harness,
2. Download a copy of the 2007 factory service manual,
3. Print out a copy of the page that shows the wiring diagram for your particular factory audio system,
4. Write the color of each Joying wire on your printout, next to the corresponding Nissan wire,
5. Cut the connectors off the ends of the Nissan wires, and
6. Hand-solder each Nissan wire to its Joying counterpart.

Yeh, it's a bit tedious - but at least it'll get you hooked up right.
I'm color defficient, so tracing the colors was an issue for me. But I was able to trace everything over the weekend and the Joying harness is fine. The only issue is there's no ground coming into the harness. Apparently Nissan is gets it's ground power from the antenna. So I wired the ground to the metal radio bracket and everything works.

Now the only issue is getting the dash together. I can't figure out which mounting holes to use in the joying. I think I have it figured out. Also, I dropped a screw in the dash. So now I need to figure out the size and source another one :-(
 
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