Wasn't sure whether to bump a dead thread or make a new one, so here goes:
Got a 2013 Xterra, X model, factory LCD head unit (no NAV/GPS). Has illuminated cruise and no audio controls. Wanting to add audio controls. Found part #25550-ZS50C from the pathy is likely the same set of controls as in my X (since it appears the cruise and audio are linked in the same harness). The newer model Xterras all had audio and bluetooth, but since my head unit isn't bluetooth-supported, the pathy switches may make more sense over just getting the correct Xterra switches where there will be controls that are not supported that could complicate the wiring or cause it to not work at all. However, the pathy stopped in 2012, and Nissan updated the Xterra in 2013 in some odd ways (my new foglight headlight stalk for example doesn't fit) and I don't want to buy the wrong part.
What I have:
I posted some pics, but I have an 8 pin gray plug that is right next to the airbag plug under the steering wheel, by the height adjuster that has 5 wires going into it (red, black, white, cream and gray).
I also have an 8 pin white plug that is mounted a few inches away towards the drivers door, that has 6 wires coming out from the steering wheel spiral (red/gray, black/gray, yellow, brown, blue/gray, green/gray) which heads into a connector
I am unsure which 8 pin plug will get repinned if need be? I could try matching up what I have with wiring diagrams on the first page to figure it out though
(edit: it seems my original wiring colors did not match up to what was posted)
Is there a chance this entire thing will just be plug and play given the newer model year had illumination standard and audio controls as an option on the non-RF head units?
I was advised to just buy the controls, and see if maybe it all just is plug n play, and then go from there. Good advice, but I'm not sure which controls I should actually buy, and I'd like to have a plan or gain some more knowledge ahead of time. Hoping someone has been down this road with the newer model years.
Thanks to anyone who can help!
edit: this may be the harness that I need. The standard illuminated Xterra '13-'15 switches, also used on Frontier '13-'18