Nissan Altima Owners Manual: FM/AM/SAT radio with compact disc (CD) player (if so equipped)

1. VOL (volume) / POWER button


1. VOL (volume) / POWER button 2. 3. CD insert slot CD eject button
3. CD insert slot
4. TUNE/SCROLL knob, ENTER/AUDIO button
5. 6.  button BACK button
6. 7. Display screen button
7. Display screen
8. AUX button
9. 10.  Backward seek button Forward seek button
10. 11.CD button Backward seek button
11.CD button
12.FM-AM button
13.SXM button

Smartphone Integration Mode. See NissanConnect button is a button to launch the
Smartphone Integration Mode. See NissanConnect APP Smartphone Integration (if so equipped) in this section.

*No satellite radio reception is available when the SXM button is pressed to access satellite radio stations unless optional satellite receiver and antenna are installed and an SiriusXM Satellite Radio service subscription is active. Satellite radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.

For all operation precautions, see Audio operation precautions in this section.

Audio main operation POWER/VOL. control:

Place the ignition switch in the ACC or ON position, and then push the POWER/VOL. control knob while the system is off to call up the mode (radio or CD) which was playing immediately before the system was turned off.

To turn the system off, press the POWER/VOL.

control knob.

Turn the POWER/VOL. control knob to adjust the volume.

This vehicle may be equipped with Speed Sensitive Volume (SSV) for audio. The audio volume changes as the driving speed changes.

Audio settings:

1. Press the 2. Select the Settings key. button.


2. Select the Settings key.

3. Select the Audio key.

Use the touchscreen to adjust the following items to the desired setting:

Bass, treble, balance and fade can also be adjusted by pressing the AUDIO


Bass, treble, balance and fade can also be adjusted by pressing the AUDIO control knob and turning it to select the item to adjust. When the desired item is shown on the display, turn the tuning to adjust and then press the AUDIO button until the display returns to the main audio screen. If the button is not pressed for approximately 10 seconds, the radio or CD display will automatically reappear.

SXM settings:

To view the SXM settings:

1. Press the MENU button.

2. Select the Settings key.

3. Select the SXM key.

The signal strength, activation status and other information are displayed on the screen.

FM/AM/SAT radio operation FMAM button:

Press the FMAM button to change the band as follows:

AM → FM1 → FM2 → AM

If another audio source is playing when the FMAM button is pressed, the audio source playing will automatically be turned off and the last radio station played will begin playing.

The FM stereo indicator (ST) is shown on the screen during FM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast signal is weak, the radio automatically changes from stereo to monaural reception.

SXM band select:

Pressing the SXM button will change the band as follows:

SXM1* → SXM2* → SXM1* (satellite, if so equipped)

When the SXM button is pressed while the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, the radio will come on at the last station played.

The last station played will also come on when the VOL/ON-OFF control knob is pressed to turn the radio on.

*When the SXM button is pressed, the satellite radio mode will be skipped unless an optional satellite receiver and antenna are installed and a SiriusXM Satellite Radio service subscription is active. Satellite radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.

If a compact disc is playing when the SXM button is pressed, the compact disc will automatically be turned off and the last radio station played will come on.

While the radio is in SXM mode, the operation can be controlled through the touchscreen.

Touch the Channels key to display a list of channels. Touch a channel displayed on the list to change to that channel. Touch the Categories key to display a list of categories. Touch a category displayed on the list to display options within that category.

Tuning with the touchscreen:


Tuning with the touchscreen:

When in AM or FM mode, the radio can be tuned using the touchscreen. To bring up the visual tuner, touch the Tune key on the lower right corner of the screen. A screen appears with a bar running from low frequencies on the left to high frequencies on the right. Touch the screen at the location of the frequency you wish to tune and the station will change to that frequency. To return to the regular radio display screen, touch the OK key.

Tuning with the TUNE/SCROLL knob:

The radio can also be manually tuned using the TUNE/SCROLL knob. When in FM or AM mode, turn the TUNE/SCROLL knob to the left for lower frequencies or to the right for higher frequencies.

When in SXM mode, turn the TUNE/SCROLL knob to change the channel.

SEEK tuning:


SEEK tuning:

When in FM or AM mode, press the seek buttons to tune from low to high or
or high to low frequencies and to stop at the next to tune from low to high
or high to low frequencies and to stop at the next broadcasting station.

When in SXM mode, press the seek buttons to change the category. or
to change the category.


1 to 6 Station memory operations:


1 to 6 Station memory operations:

Twelve stations can be set for the FM band (6 for FM1, 6 for FM2) and six stations can be set for the AM band. Twelve stations can be set for the SXM band (6 for SXM1, 6 for SXM2).

1. Choose the radio band AM, FM1 or FM2 using the FMAM select button or choose the radio band SXM1, SXM2 using the SXM button.

2. Tune to the desired station using manual or seek tuning. Press and hold any of the desired station memory buttons (1 6) until a beep sound is heard.

3. The channel indicator will then come on and the sound will resume. Programming is now complete.

4. Other buttons can be set in the same manner.

If the battery cable is disconnected or if the fuse opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that case, reset the desired stations.

Presets can also be selected by touching the desired preset number on the screen.

Compact disc (CD) player operation If the radio is already operating, it automatically turns off and the compact disc begins to play.

CD button:

When the CD button is pressed with the system off and the compact disc loaded, the system will turn on and the compact disc will start to play.

When the CD button is pressed with a compact disc loaded and the radio playing, the radio will automatically be turned off and the compact disc will start to play.

CD/MP3 display mode


SEEK (Reverse or Fast


SEEK (Reverse or Fast Forward) buttons:

Press and hold the seek buttons or
or for 1.5 seconds while the compact disc is playing
for 1.5 seconds while the compact disc is playing to reverse or fast forward the track being played.

The compact disc plays at an increased speed while reversing or fast forwarding. When the button is released, the compact disc returns to normal play speed.

SEEK buttons:


SEEK buttons:

Press the seek button or while a CD
or MP3/WMA CD is playing to return to the beginning of the current track. Press the seek button backward several several times to skip
backward several tracks.

Press the seek button MP3/WMA CD is playing to advance one track. while a CD or
MP3/WMA CD is playing to advance one track.

Press the seek button to skip several times
to skip forward several tracks. If the last track on a CD is skipped, the first track on the disc is played. If the last track in a folder of an MP3/WMA CD is skipped, the first track of the next folder is played.

AUX button:

The AUX IN audio input jack accepts any standard analog audio input such as from a portable cassette tape/CD player, MP3 player or a laptop computer. Press the AUX button to play a compatible device plugged into the AUX IN jack.

EJECT button:


EJECT button:

When the a compact button is pressed with
a compact disc loaded, the compact disc will eject and the last source will be played.

If the disc is not removed within 10 seconds, the disc will reload.

Additional features

For more information about the iPod player available with this system, see iPod player operation with Navigation System in this section.

For more information about the USB interface available with this system, see USB interface (models with Navigation System) in this section.

For more information about the Bluetooth audio interface available with this system, see Bluetooth streaming audio with Navigation System in this section.

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