Installing a 2din system in a Shogun/Pajero NM – Step By Step guide

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If you ever wondered how to install a double din navigation system in a Pajero, here is the solution 🙂

When I first drove the Pajero I thought, OMG it is HUGE! kids can stand behind it and I won’t even see them.

So, when I bought the first Pajero, I knew I should install a rear camera. That is how it started.

Then, I thought, if I have a camera, why won’t I have a navigation system with it? and if I have a navigation system, why won’t it be free and Android based?

Long story short, I bought a Chinese Android based system, to be honest, it is not the best item I owned, but it works… (I will add a review on it later, stay tuned 🙂 )

Anyway, this guide will show you how to make room for the double din audio system in a Pajero NM (2001-2006, also known as a Mitsubishi Shogun or Montero).

The idea is to move the A/C controls down, instead of the original CD changer/empty cell – depends on your model.


1. Philips screwdriver

2. Flat wide screwdriver/ dashboard remover plastic tool (I got mine with my audio system)

In order to install the new audio system you may need a soldering iron and a  insulating tape

If your device didn’t arrive with adapters, you may need to create ones, so a 6″x 4″ metal plate (thickness ~1.5mm) and a driller, 4.5″ grinder and a hammer.

It will take you about 2 hours if the wires are all there, it might take you more if you need to add the reverse camera.

Let’s start:

1. Remove the upper 2 Philips bolts and cover the flat screwdriver with a fabric (or use the plastic tool) to remove the plastic cover.

Notice the hazard lights connector that should be disconnected before the cover is being removed completely:


2. Remove the A/C controls unit. Unscrew the Philips bolts around it, notice that there is a hose at the back of it, release it as well (just pull it carefully)


Now, we will work on removing the CD changer, first, we have to move the console.

3. Using the flat screwdriver (still with a fabric on it) or the plastic tool (as in the picture below), take the cup holder out:


4. Remove the 2 Philips bolts and turn the 4×4 selector anticlockwise till the head of it will be in your hand:


5. Push the lower plastic cover of the gear shifter down, you will hear a “click” and then you will see a small bolt on each side of the shifter. Remove those bolts and keep them in a safe place.

Remove the shifter head.




6. Remove the 2 philips bolts and move the console away:


7. Remove the bolts that hold the changer (or your empty cell) in place and pull it carefully. Make sure you didn’t pull any other wiring on the way 🙂

Disconnect the wiring behind the A/C control unit and the hose.


8. Connect the A/C wiring harness and the hose at the back of the A/C controls, this time, move the wiring through the lower place – where it should be install.

Install it in place using the same Philips bolts.

Install the console in reverse order. Notice not to tighten the shifter bolts too much – verify that you can shift gears!


Now, it is the time to setup your wiring harness. if you still have a original connector and an adapter, then, you are lucky. In my case, I had to solder the harness.

Here is the audio system wiring scheme of Pajero NM, it might help you use the original wiring:


9. It is time to put everything back together. You may need to create an adapter for your system. Mine looked like that:


(Yours might look a little bit different, depends on you mounting points of the device you are installing)

Eventually, it should look something like that:


10. Make sure everything works as it should, the radio stations are being kept in memory, the hazard lights work etc…

and then, install the plastic cover back.



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