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How to Replace Steering Wheel

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 12/23/2017

Member Credit: KZ 259 If your steering is worn-out and you would like to replace it, the following how-to will help you achieve that. Very simple to do. Step 1: Disconnect the battery Step 2: Unscrew this 10MM nut and one more on the opposite side. Step 3: The airbag…

How to Retain Steering Wheel Controls with ASWC-1 on 6thgen Maxima

Relevance: 84%      Posted on: 01/26/2018

Member Credit: Lenin Vera This is the installation of the Axxess ASWC-1 aftermarket steering wheel controls on my Pioneer Headunit in my 2004 Nissan Maxima. I did this write up to document my installation and hopefully help some my6thGen.org forum members clarify the installation process. The ASWC-1 adapter from Axxess allows…

5th Gen with 2016 Nissan Maxima Steering Wheel

Relevance: 82%      Posted on: 02/18/2018

Member Credit: Marvin Ramos This is the first official 5.5 Gen Maxima with a 2016 Nissan Maxima Steering Wheel. All of the buttons and steering wheel controls work just like it came from the factory. More info and details to be posted once finished.     How it looks on…

How to Install Chrome Gauge Rings from Paradox-Systems

Relevance: 80%      Posted on: 01/25/2018

Member Credit: shift_ice Installation procedure: 1) Remove the kick panel underneath the steering wheel. There are 2 screws at the bottom of the trim and snaps at the top. Get the screws removed and pull towards the rear of the car to release the snaps. 2) Disconnect the dimmer (and…

How to Add Heated Steering Function on 07-08 Nissan Maxima’s

Relevance: 78%      Posted on: 03/11/2018

Member Credit: Chris Goss In my 08, I put the heated steering wheel switch to the left of the steering wheel just because it was easier and shorter wire runs. Run a wire from the battery with an waterproof inline fuse holder with a 10a fuse in it. Connect that…

How To Replace Alternator & Power Steering Belts

Relevance: 76%      Posted on: 01/08/2017

Member Credit: cgoss Here are steps for replacing alternator & power steering belts: 1. Remove undercover. 2. Fully loosen each belt. Remove generator and air conditioner compressor belt and then power steering oil pump belt. a. Loosen idler pulley lock nut (A) b. Loosen adjusting bolt (B). c. Remove Alternator…

Installation of JDM 350Z Steering Wheel on 6thgen Maxima

Relevance: 69%      Posted on: 12/25/2018

Member Credit: DeusExMaxima There comes a time in a man's life when you sometimes have to just say . . .what the f<>k. The Maxima steering wheel is a nice but conservative item, which is styled towards the luxury side of its split personality (sport and luxury). My car explores the…

How to Replace Steering Rack on 4thgen Maxima

Relevance: 67%      Posted on: 02/10/2018

Member Credit: Kevlo911 I bet over 75% of 4th gen owners have a leaking steering rack and/or worn tie rods. I bought the 99se rack because it is stiffer. It comes with new inner tie rods and new o-rings. You should replace the outer tie rods and sway bar. bushings…

How to Install Custom Dash Gauges on 4thgen Maxima

Relevance: 66%      Posted on: 01/01/2018

Member Credit: Cheston WARNING: These are JUST directions. I am NOT liable if you mess up your car. Use common sense when attempting this or ANY mod. Always use caution when it comes tools that use electricity. WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING! Tools needed: phillips & flat head screwdriver, 10mm socket, 12mm socket,…

How to Replace Ignition Switch on 4thgen Maxima

Relevance: 54%      Posted on: 01/01/2018

Member Credit: pmohr This howto is for the quick and easy task of replacing the ignition switch. If you have to jiggle the key around for the car to start, have to do any special tricks for it to work, whatever. This whole process shouldn't take but 10 minutes, if…

How to Install Indiglo Gauges

Relevance: 53%      Posted on: 12/23/2017

Member Credit: chrisaust First, this is fairly easy once you figure it out the first time. Here are my step-by-step tips to get access to the gauges. ****IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE YOU BEGIN****  If you plan to remove the needles, you'll need to remember how to put them back on so they…

How to Fix Stuck Gas Gauge Needle on 6thgen Maxima

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: 02/10/2018

Member Credit: Sparky This 2007 Nissan Maxima came in with the complaint that the gas gauge was stuck on empty. Actually a closer look revealed that the gauge needle was stuck under the empty stop peg. Due to the coloring of the instrument cluster lens I was unable to get…

Model Comparison for Third Generation Maxima (1989 – 1994)

Relevance: 51%      Posted on: 01/13/2018

Member Credit: Bryan Tisc All of the third generation Maximas feature many standard options.  The U.S. third generation Maxima came in two models, the SE and GXE.  The SE, targeted a sporty end of the market while the GXE emphasized more luxury features.  The SE features stiffer springs, sway bars, struts,…

How to Remove your Gauge Cluster on 4thgen Maxima

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 01/01/2018

Member Credit: pmohr This howto is for the quick and easy task of removing the gauge cluster. Replacing bulbs, tightening up the tach or speedo screws, tapping into an easily accessible tach signal, swapping clusters, whatever. Most seem to remove the steering column trim when doing this. It does make it a…

How to Install 07-08 Speedometer/Cluster on your 04-06 6thgen Maxima

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: 01/21/2018

Member Credit: EddyMaxx (Additional photos/info by chrisaust and CleanMaxx) Are you looking to get rid of that orange cluster on your 2004-2006 Nissan Maxima? Well you can install an 07-08 cluster very easily as everything is plug-n-play. All you need to do is purchase a cluster with miles closest to…

How to Reset SRS Lamp/Airbag Light

Relevance: 44%      Posted on: 02/12/2017

Member Credit: EddyMaxx There are various scenarios that can trigger a flashing Airbag light. These scenarios range from unplugging the seats and installing alarms all the way to messing with steering wheel and audio controls. The procedure below is directly from the Nissan Service Manual. If this procedure DOES NOT work,…

How to Replace Alternator on 3rdgen Maxima

Relevance: 40%      Posted on: 01/13/2018

Member Credit: Bryan Tisch Anyone ever get that $300 - $500 quote to have your alternator replaced? One word of advice: Don't fall into that trap. The new Hitachi (Nissan OEM) alternators run about $220 and have a limited warranty. Another alternative is to purchase a higher line remanufactured alternator,…

How to Make your Maxima Lose Weight aka “Weight Reduction”

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 01/24/2018

Member Credit: http://lighter.maxdes.net/ * Means that the track car has done part or all of the step.  Other numbers have come from research and other maxima.org members that have kindly donated their numbers. Specs/Weight from a 1996 Nissan Maxima (These weights are without fluids): GLE 2982lb (extra weight items include the moonroof, climate control, automatic,…

Install an 1999 Maxima Unorthodox Racing Underdrive Pulley (UDP) on 2002 Maxima

Relevance: 37%      Posted on: 12/25/2017

Member Credit: Greg Curious whether my Unorthodox Racing underdrive pulley (UDP) from my 1999 Maxima SE would fit the 2002 Maxima, I arranged another appointment with Unorthodox to test fit the pulley to the new VQ35 motor. The staff at Unorthodox were very interested in the test fit as well…

Underdrive Pulley & Drive Belt Installation on 3rd Gen Maxima

Relevance: 37%      Posted on: 01/14/2018

Member Credit: Craig Brace This procedure is for the installation of an underdrive pulley. This requires removal of all 3 drive belts and possibly the starter. Nissan recommends changing drive belts every 30,000 miles. They should be checked periodically too. This procedure applies to the VE30DE engine, but is very similar…

Xrross Android X7502A6-S Stereo Review on 7thgen Maxima

Relevance: 36%      Posted on: 03/07/2018

Member Credit: Candelario Amaya Jr This my review on Xrross Android stereo. Installed into my 2014 Maxima without Bose or color screen. Had to use Axxess ASWC-1 for steering wheel controls and ASWC-1 programmed to Pioneer/Jensen. It is a great unit, the one installed is the higher end as of now.…

How to Install Altima SE-R Front Sway Bar

Relevance: 36%      Posted on: 01/08/2017

Member Credit: DeusExMaxima Well, after all the trials and tribulations of installing a part never installed before, I'm finally finished. I took the car for a test drive. Clearly, the car does not lean at all. VERY flat handling, and very nice tracking through a turn. I like the tighter feel…

Matty’s Vortech V1 V2 Supercharger Parts List

Relevance: 35%      Posted on: 11/25/2018

Member Credit: Matty Here is a list of parts you will need if you plan on purchasing my V1 Starter Kit and want to finish off the kit with custom items. Vortech V1 or V2 Blower (Counter Clockwise Rotation, Straight Discharge) The blower NEEDS to have this fitting on it…

How to Perform Idle Air Volume Learning Procedure

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: 01/15/2017

This applies to the 2000-2001 5thgens. Before performing Idle Air Volume Learning, make sure that all of the following conditions are satisfied. Learning will be cancelled if any of the following conditions are missed for even a moment. Battery voltage: More than 12.9V (At idle) Engine coolant temperature: 70 -…

Hotshot Headers Product Info & Install Instructions

Relevance: 31%      Posted on: 01/26/2018

These headers are no longer in production. They were available between 2004-2007 and are very rare to find these days. The information below is only for reference purposes. Part#: NS3017 System Components: Includes 2 headers and one secondary with flex-pipe. System also includes 2 center copper gaskets,cat.gasket, all necessary hardware and…

Ceejay’s Turbo VQ35DE 5-Speed 4thgen Nissan Maxima

Relevance: 31%      Posted on: 12/12/2018

Owner: Cee Jay Pirrotta Year: 1996 Model: Maxima Current Color:  Black Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Trim: GXE Mod List: Berg Warner S366 2006 VQ35DE Engine Swap 8-5-1 low compression CP Pistons Eagle Rods Board Pver 30 ACL Race Bearings ARP Head Bolts ARP Main Cap Bolts ARP Rod Bolts HR Oil Pump HR…