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Old 12th June 2011, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Step By Step Guide To Swapping Telephone Microphone To Correct Side

Having made a phone call yesterday from the car and being told they could hardly hear me I researched the problem and sure enough I found this thread :

https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/149667-my...icrophone.html

It seems that Nissan has forgotten that we Brits drive on the left and have our steering wheel on the right but have left the handsfree microphone pointing into the passenger side This would seem to be why people cant hear you.

Step 1 - Get small flat headed screwdriver and remove this small panel . I have ringed the lugs in the photo so you know where to aim . Gently apply pressure towards the centre of the car and downwards. There are 4 of them but it comes away pretty easy :


This then leaves you looking at this , the microphone pointing the wrong way:


You want to move the microphone from left circled to the hole on the right which is also circled

Next step is to remove the white piece of plastic which is another simple matter with the flat head screwdriver and again comes off real easy. It is connected to 2 wires so dont pull it just yet. This is the back of it and the two connectors can be undone by applying a little pressure onto the lug and sliding out the end :


Now you should be holding the plastic piece in your hand and you will notice that the wire from the microphone needs to be unclipped. Again , take small flat screwdriver and slide it under the clip and twist ( there is a small lug underneath ) as you lift up the end. In the picture it slides away from the camera :


You should now be holding this after wiggling the wire free :


Remove the gauze from the right side and place on the left covering the hole. I decided not to drill any holes and used double sided sticky tape to hold the microphone in its new location :



Now its just a case of fitting it all back together

I gave it a quick try and there is definite improvement so thats good. A proper road test will happen once the rain stops.

Time to do - 10 mins
Ease of job - Simple

Hope this is of some help

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Apparently I still appear to go on and off for the listener since mine was switched by Nissan. It's not a great fix-think the mic is just rubbish to be honest. There's too much cabin noise for it so you may need to insulate it.
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Apparently I still appear to go on and off for the listener since mine was switched by Nissan. It's not a great fix-think the mic is just rubbish to be honest. There's too much cabin noise for it so you may need to insulate it.
Pop the cover off and see what the "specialists" have done. If they didnt use tape or cut some tiny holes the mic will rattle about.
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Nice work Chris

Although you rate the difficulty of this as simple I think I'll get the hpc to sort this under warranty at my next service as I'm pretty sure if I tried it i'd just end up with a load of broken plastic in my hands!
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You`ll be right mate. Its easy ... honestly. The plastic is pretty sturdy.
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That sounds very wrong....


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Thanks for that mate will check mine when I get back as also having issues in my car. Might look into upgrading the mic if the one in place is tat.
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Be interested to know if moving the mic by a small amount really makes that much difference - anyone had a chance to do any objective tests? Of course the REALLY odd thing is that the Japanese also have right hand drive so presumably it's wrong for them too?!
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Be interested to know if moving the mic by a small amount really makes that much difference - anyone had a chance to do any objective tests? Of course the REALLY odd thing is that the Japanese also have right hand drive so presumably it's wrong for them too?!
On the wrong side it is angled away from the driver and behind a plastic cover which is also angled away from the driver. This gets rectified when moved to the correct side. Its got to help.
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Be interested to know if moving the mic by a small amount really makes that much difference - anyone had a chance to do any objective tests? Of course the REALLY odd thing is that the Japanese also have right hand drive so presumably it's wrong for them too?!
Mine works perfectly and aligned on the right side and I got an import JDM.
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On the wrong side it is angled away from the driver and behind a plastic cover which is also angled away from the driver. This gets rectified when moved to the correct side. Its got to help.
Should have said despite my question that this is a great write-up Chris

Just find it strange that its on the "wrong" side even for the Japanese home market!
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Should have said despite my question that this is a great write-up Chris

Just find it strange that its on the "wrong" side even for the Japanese home market!
I doubt we will ever know why they selected the wrong side for some cars and not others. Nissan probably make a right sided plastic panel with the correct cut outs to sit the microphone in but who knows or cares. Its a simple DIY fix. I will be comprehensively testing mine later and will report back.
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I will be opening the to look if it's sitting on the right side. So far no problems.
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Just opened mine and found mine is also on the wrong side. Seems all the cars have this problem.. Why is it only allowed to let the passenger call?!

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I used this to make holes on the other side of the plastic it fits exactly no noises/rattle. You have to make almost exactly the same holes as the other side.







Mic. Fitted


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Thanks chris for this nice thread.
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Testing hands-free again.

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