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Nissan Quest Entertainment Systems

Looking into buying a used Quest SE 2004 or newer. One option that is a must is a DVD. If I find one without DVD is it difficult to add DVD? I know with the moon roof and everything probably only a specific size will fit???



  • Since the Quest forum was shutdown, it seems that Claires wants us to create a new discussion group for each issue. This is odd, as I've not seen this on other forums, such as the Subaru forum, it is.

    Has anyone notice that their Bose radio (SE owners) seems to go in and out of 'stereo' mode for no reason? I know that if radio reception is interrupted this will happen, but, it happens with CD's as well. It's really odd to be listening to music and it go to 'mono' and back. This doesn't happen often, but, has caught our attention a few times.

    2004 Quest SE
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 1,222
    Hi, famof3kids,

    Not odd at all, and I'm not staging a coup over here in Vans & Minivans :-) These changes are taking place in all of our Forums, and have already happened in the Forester, Baja and Tribeca topics over in Subaru. The idea is to help members find the topics they're looking for more easily. To that end, I've changed the name of this topic to Nissan Quest: Audio System Questions.


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  • tjshantjshan Posts: 28
    Well, since we are starting a new thread for audio questions...

    I recently got a set of the wireless headphones for our 06 SE which by the way does NOT have a DVD player...they work fine...which was a nice surprise. Now I would like to find a way to tap into the audio system to connect the kids portable DVD player audio...any idea where and what the DVD acc plug under the seat looks like , I assume all the cars were wired for DVD, just not installed.

    BTW, if anyone needs an extra DVD me.

  • What? All Nissan Quest SE come standard with the DVD player. I think it was moved to the dash on the '07, maybe the '06, but on the '04 it was under the passenger seat. It has RCA video/audio inputs, which we use for video games and mp3 player.

  • tjshantjshan Posts: 28
    Sorry, My mistake...we have an 06 3.5SL with Spec Ed DVD player. IT sure would be nice to find the AV inputs though to pipe the portable DVD or laptop into the audio.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    Check under the front passenger seat for the connections. I had an aftermarket unit installed and this is where it is located.
  • dtownfb....what year and what model is your Quest van? Did your Quest only come with a single CD player? It's also possible the shop that installed it also installed an aftermarket interface module to make your system work.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    2004 Quest S with single CD. it was an aftermarket installation by a company that the dealer uses for it's electronics. they most likely did install the interface aftermarket. This is probably very common.
  • tjshantjshan Posts: 28
    I found the plug under the seat, has about 8 inputs. anyone have a wiring schematic to ID which ones are the audio?
  • Does anyone know where to buy a Nissan compatible DVD remote for a reasonable price? We drive an 04 Quest and unfortunately our remote was recently lost.


  • guestguest Posts: 770

    We have one from an '06..i would imagine it would work...give me an offer and its yours

  • Tom,

    Did you receive my email the other day?

  • vil99vil99 Posts: 4
    My radio/CD/clock display goes blank now that cold weather is here. '99 Villager Sport, 47k, w/ rear seat radio controls & 6 CD changer. When the interior warms up real hot then it comes on again. Any answer besides replacing the whole unit? TIA! Larry
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    It's a known problem involving a bad solder joint on a control panel; I've been lucky that mine hasn't gone out on my '99 Quest.

    Try an Advanced (text) Search for Quest radio display in Vans for posts like this one:

    dtu1, "Nissan Quest/Mercury Villager problems" #2127, 11 Nov 2005 9:12 am

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  • We lost the remote for our 2001 Quest with the factory installed autovision VCR unit. Does anyone have one they'd love to part with? Or know of where I could go to get one?

  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    Yoou may have luck with an universal remote from Walmart (or Target, Radio Shack, K-Mart, Boscov's, etc.). Cost you about $7-$8.
  • I just bought an '04 Quest with the DVD and I'm wondering how the kids can listen to the movie in the back and we can listen to the radio in the front. Is that possible? If so, how? Any advice is appreciated!
  • I have a 2005 Nissan Quest 3.5S and want to install Offmarket DVD/Mp3 Player. Are there any good models out there that can fit into the current CD player slot in the console? Or will the DVD player have to be installed somewhere else? I am looking for the LCD screen to be attached to the ceiling.

  • Most will fit in the storage bin under the pass. seat. You will have to lift the seat out for more room. I think that is where the factory one is. You can use a fm transmitter to broadcast the signal thru the radio. I wish we could tap into the radio for the audio signal. I bought 2 leather wrapped monitors with the adjustable post that fit where the orininal headrest are.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    To add on to what harveje posted, any audio/video store should be able to help you. I had my DVD unit added by the dealer after purchase. They sent it to a audio/video store. The unit is under the passenger seat facing the driver and easily accessed by the driver or passenger. I have the over head monitor. i Like this unit because the people in the third seat can also view it. The monitor does not interfere with rear vision.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    I believe the only way you can do it is to have the kids use wireless headphones. you can pick them up at any store like Radio Shack, Best buy, etc.
  • That is correct. Push the 'headphone' button on the console. When you do this, the rear speakers will mute, and you can listen to CD/Radio/Sat on the front speakers.

    04 Quest SE
  • freefanefreefane Posts: 1
    I had 2004 nissan quest se model and what I understand the se come with pre-wire for the video system, and I try to find the plug but no luck. can you send me some pictures where and what it look like.. Thanks very much.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    Can't show you a picture but look under the passenger seat.
  • bnsfcondrbnsfcondr Posts: 5
    We just bought an 04 Quest with the factory DVD installed, but it did not have the headphones with it. Does anyone know if I can purchase any wireless IR headphones to use with this system? I have found numerous listings on Ebay for other manufacturers, but didn't know if they would work for a Nissan.
  • ernie144ernie144 Posts: 5
    Have an 04 Quest, and 4-5 times I've started the car on a cold day, and the radio makes no sound. The display works, volume numbers go up/down with the dial, cd will "play", but no sound comes out. Being a computer guy, I "rebooted" the car, and sound comes out. Anybody else had this problem? I haven't seen this issue on the recall list, and I know it's so intermittent that I shouldn't bother taking it to the dealer
  • plashenickplashenick Posts: 165
    This was one of the earliest problems with the 04 with the Clariion Radio. There is a problem with the built-in AMP. The dealer should have had this as a TSB/ Recall. Look in the Quest 2004 blag and you will find it
  • citron1911citron1911 Posts: 1
    hey- just picked up an 04 se, w/out factory dvd. I'd like to add the factory dvd system, did you ever find out if the wiring is there to add it on?
  • cirrusscirruss Posts: 87
    Yes, this was a problem on some of the 04 Quest. I don't know if they ever got a TSB for this, but my dealer just took my word for it and replaced it. By the way, it took us 2 new radios before getting one that worked fine. The fix is to replace the CD player unit itself. The amplifier is inside the CD player.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    I'm pretty sure they will work with your system. I think they are short range and pick up a certain signal transmitted by a DVD. Try e-mailing the seller on EBay before buying the headphones.
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