So the car passed the German safety inspection on Friday of last week and I got license plates for it Saturday morning and Saturday night it get placed "in service" when six of us decided to go to dinner.
Sunday afternoon, when it was a comfortable 37° F outside I did some work on the vehicle.
The service shop that did the headlight washing system retrofit forgot to plug back in the front camera, so I did that. Took all of five minutes.
The drivers' side Bose speaker on the dash took on some water in the accident and it was toast, so I replaced it with one out of a 370Z. The FSM says you need to take out the windshield to do this -- but this is abjectly incorrect, it CAN be done with the windshield in the car, just takes a little bit of "finagling".
I also replaced the gauge cluster with a used example from a Canadian vehicle and it was completely "plug & play" with nothing not working thereafter.
The winter tires I put on the car, I didn't think TPMS sensors were required and it could be done simply by the rotation of the wheel, but the QX60 still uses TPMS sensors, so the car is currently throwing a TPMS error, but I've ordered new 433Mhz TPMS sensors and I'll have them put in once they arrive.
When I put winter wheels on, unfortunately one of the nuts was cross-threaded and it destroyed the nut and bolt when taking it off, thus on the passenger rear side -- there are only four nuts on there. I've ordered the new parts but they have yet to arrive. Once they get here, I'll do a full brake job on the thing + brake fluid.
I've ordered a hacked Navigation system out of Russia which arrives this week, so I'll be swapping that out to get European maps on the vehicle as well as get it to speak German.
So yeah, that is where I am at with it as it stands. Paint still needs attention.
Schöne Grüße aus Deutschland