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I installed the Bluetooth bypass today but still can't get the Axxess ASWC-1 controller to program. Since it was working at one point, maybe the problem is with the steering wheel buttons rather than the controller. The bypass was easy to install - just slide the passenger seat all the way forward and you can reach the Bluetooth controller. I agree that the $10 bypass is worth it not to have to splice wires in a tight space.
 

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I'm calling it. After about 3 full days total on this (first time) stereo install I'm taking it to the pros. The Atoto S8 is working fine and very cool but I have two very frustrating issues I can't figure out after many many YouTube videos and google searches....
1. A very loud "POP" when I turn off the truck (2005 Xterra off Road). I've read it's likely about the Atoto's timing when turning off the amp and speakers but do I really need yet another interface to make it stop?
2. The steering wheel controls will not work. I've sent most of my time on this. No matter what I do the Metra Axxess ASWC-1 will not give me more than Volume Up control. I've tried setting it to every manufacturer on the list too.

Any ideas before I trade in my dignity and a couple hundred to have some teenager at the local Car Stereo place make me feel old?
 

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Sorry to hear you're having issues. I'm not really sure about the pop - that's an odd one. You're using the Metra 70-551 to connect the amp?

For the steering wheel controls, did you bypass the bluetooth? That was the biggest ah-ha moment for me when I couldn't get the metra axxess to connect. Since you're getting some response though (volume up), have you also gone into the settings for the atoto to program the wheel controls?

Sorry if some of these questions seem obvious, but just trying to think through the problems I had and how I solved them.
 

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I have not bypassed the bluetooth but do I need that in my 2005 with RF amp? Neither Crutchfield nor Ry the Car Guy indicated that was needed and they all pointed to the
Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter. I've been using the settings in the Atoto at the same time as setting up the Axxess and can see that Volume Up is mappable but nothing else responds. But Volume Down does work when trying to program the Axxess so I know it's "hearing" it.

Also I'm using the Metra 70-7551 which was indicated for my Rockford Fosgate setup. I did accidentally first install the 70-7550 and my speakers were extremely loud even at the lowest volume. After switching harnesses at least that works now.

Thanks for the help!
 

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I have not bypassed the bluetooth but do I need that in my 2005 with RF amp? Neither Crutchfield nor Ry the Car Guy indicated that was needed and they all pointed to the
Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter. I've been using the settings in the Atoto at the same time as setting up the Axxess and can see that Volume Up is mappable but nothing else responds. But Volume Down does work when trying to program the Axxess so I know it's "hearing" it.

Also I'm using the Metra 70-7551 which was indicated for my Rockford Fosgate setup. I did accidentally first install the 70-7550 and my speakers were extremely loud even at the lowest volume. After switching harnesses at least that works now.

Thanks for the help!
Did your truck originally have bluetooth phone controls? I don't know enough about the 2005 model. My 2011 with the RF amp had factory bluetooth and the steering wheel controls wouldn't work until I bypassed the factory bluetooth module. IF YOU DO have factory bluetooth, you can either bypass by putting a jumper between a couple cables under the passenger seat or do what I did and buy this axxess adapter: Axxess AX-NIS32BT Bluetooth® Harness Retains the steering wheel Bluetooth buttons in select 2007-2018 Nissan vehicles and 2015-2018 Chevrolet Express cargo vans at Crutchfield

I'm not sure I can help with the amp popping since it seems you did everything that I did.
 

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Hey Visigoth, any luck with the install? I'm about to upgrade but would like to know if you were able to get the S8 working in your 2005
 

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Hey Visigoth, any luck with the install? I'm about to upgrade but would like to know if you were able to get the S8 working in your 2005
I'm about to surrender and ask my local shop if they can fix the pop and make the Axxess work. I don't see that as a problem with the Atoto but more typical install issues as I've read a lot of people with the same problems using all kinds of brands.
But I'm also having trouble with the navigation. It just quits and I can see on the display that it's not finding any satellites and sometimes connects to GLONASS but almost never to GPS. I'm going to ask Atoto for a replacement antenna.

Other than that I do like having the Android deck and everything else is cool. I love having internet on my deck and running select apps like GAIA with backroads mapbook maps. Streaming my Spotify account. Use of Google Assistant. I'll keep this thread posted ....
 

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Looking to add the Atoto A6 Pro in my 2011 X. Is there a harness that plugs into the car that I can wire up to this unit? I'd rather not cut the factory stereo harness.
 

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Looking to add the Atoto A6 Pro in my 2011 X. Is there a harness that plugs into the car that I can wire up to this unit? I'd rather not cut the factory stereo harness.
Yes you want the Metra harness. In my 2005 it’s the Metra 70-7551 but I’m guessing yours will be a different one.

Incidentally I have the GPS working flawlessly. I’ve found the GPS antenna placement is key and it has to be upright and clear view of the sky. Limited but easily workable. No luck with the steering wheel control yet.
 

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Looking to add the Atoto A6 Pro in my 2011 X. Is there a harness that plugs into the car that I can wire up to this unit? I'd rather not cut the factory stereo harness.
My recommendation would be to read this thread, which has pretty much everything you need to know about installing an atoto a6pro. If you find that you have any issues with install/functionality, we'd all be happy to assist. I drive a 2011 with the factory rf system and I listed all the components I needed earlier in this thread. Good luck.
 

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Yes you want the Metra harness. In my 2005 it’s the Metra 70-7551 but I’m guessing yours will be a different one.

Incidentally I have the GPS working flawlessly. I’ve found the GPS antenna placement is key and it has to be upright and clear view of the sky. Limited but easily workable. No luck with the steering wheel control yet.
So weird that your steering wheel controls still aren't working. Have you tried exchanging the axxess for another one? Maybe it's an issue with the part.

People complain about the gps and I think that's because they don't realize that they have to download the maps to the unit first. Mine works great too, although I typically just use google maps from my phone with carplay. I installed the antenna on the windshield to the side of the rear view mirror. Gives a good balanced look with the antenna for my remote start on the other side.
 

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So weird that your steering wheel controls still aren't working. Have you tried exchanging the axxess for another one? Maybe it's an issue with the part.

People complain about the gps and I think that's because they don't realize that they have to download the maps to the unit first. Mine works great too, although I typically just use google maps from my phone with carplay. I installed the antenna on the windshield to the side of the rear view mirror. Gives a good balanced look with the antenna for my remote start on the other side.
I don’t know if it’s me or the Axxess but I think me. I may take another crack at it today.

oh yeah I know I need to download the map but it was the location and ability to pick up satellites that mine was having trouble with. I had it where you had it too with little luck. It’s now flat on the dash, driver side, under the windshield and works flawlessly.
 

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Any luck? I'm going to buy the S8 Premium with a 70-7551 harness but wanted to check and see if you have been able to sort out your issue with the steering before I buy the axxess interface. I haven't found anyone with a s8 in the 05-07 which is why I'm curious here.

I have a 07 non BT hu with factory rf sub/amp.

I don’t know if it’s me or the Axxess but I think me. I may take another crack at it today.

oh yeah I know I need to download the map but it was the location and ability to pick up satellites that mine was having trouble with. I had it where you had it too with little luck. It’s now flat on the dash, driver side, under the windshield and works flawlessly.
 

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Any luck? I'm going to buy the S8 Premium with a 70-7551 harness but wanted to check and see if you have been able to sort out your issue with the steering before I buy the axxess interface. I haven't found anyone with a s8 in the 05-07 which is why I'm curious here.

I have a 07 non BT hu with factory rf sub/amp.
Sorry no. I haven’t had a chance to but have to soon as the bad ground is making me crazy. I tried changing how it was grounded on my first attempt to fix and now I have that whining sound.
I love the deck. Let me know how you do.
 

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Test fit the unit with a 70-7551 harness and everything is good but I am getting the thump as well. (Have not setup the Axxess control yet).
Question: should I be grounding the new HU to the vehicle or connect the HU harness ground to the 7551 ground through to the factory plug?

I am going to try the rca ground loop isolators. Seem to solve this issue with a few different headsets with the rf sub/hu (post #342, 370)
 

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(Ground to the vehicle. See below...)

So finally had the time to look at this again and i had some success.
It looks like the problem I had with my AXXESS SWC adapter was the electrical connections. I removed the splicers I used to tap into the SWC harness and scraped more shielding off the wires, then crimped the splicer to them with a little more effort. I immediately started seeing that the deck now identified when I was pressing buttons on the steering wheel but they were all ver intermittent, or flashing on and off quickly.

Also, ATOTO said to program the adapter for Pioneer head units, which i've done. In the AXXESS instructions under troubleshooting it says if you're using Pioneer then insert the miniplug from the deck's SWC into the AXXESS and remove it again quickly five or six times. This is the kind of voodoo in car stereo set up I hate but I did it. And voila! Everything is working and I can program the buttons through the Atoto. Well not everything, two buttons don't register, the mode, and the 'down' on the bottom toggle. Right now I'll take what I can get.

OK, the only other thing I did was ground the AXESS to the truck again. Atoto had said to ground it to the harness and that introduced a bad alternator whine and may have contributed to the AXESS not working as I read it may introduce resistance. The whine is considerably less now but still there if you listen.

I still have the POP when i turn off which i really hate. I may need someone to do the diode thing for me. (Update: Just ordered these. Thanks for the link! PAC SNI-1 RCA Ground Loop Noise Isolator at Crutchfield Canada)
 

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I just read on the Atoto facebook group that adding a 12v to 5v reducer from the factory amp to the turn on wire will eliminate the thumping noise.
 

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I'm calling it. After about 3 full days total on this (first time) stereo install I'm taking it to the pros. The Atoto S8 is working fine and very cool but I have two very frustrating issues I can't figure out after many many YouTube videos and google searches....
1. A very loud "POP" when I turn off the truck (2005 Xterra off Road). I've read it's likely about the Atoto's timing when turning off the amp and speakers but do I really need yet another interface to make it stop?
2. The steering wheel controls will not work. I've sent most of my time on this. No matter what I do the Metra Axxess ASWC-1 will not give me more than Volume Up control. I've tried setting it to every manufacturer on the list too.

Any ideas before I trade in my dignity and a couple hundred to have some teenager at the local Car Stereo place make me feel old?
Test fit the unit with a 70-7551 harness and everything is good but I am getting the thump as well. (Have not setup the Axxess control yet).
Question: should I be grounding the new HU to the vehicle or connect the HU harness ground to the 7551 ground through to the factory plug?

I am going to try the rca ground loop isolators. Seem to solve this issue with a few different headsets with the rf sub/hu (post #342, 370)
Crutchfield
 
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