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How to Reset Your Check Engine Light Manually (CEL)

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 01/08/2017

This article explains the various ways of resetting and/or clearing codes on your 6thgens. It should also work for any of the current generation Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. Clearing the codes will turn off any check engine lights (aka: SEL, CEL, SES, etc..). There is a table of OBDII codes…

How to Rewire 5thgen Fogs Light to Turn on Independently

Relevance: 83%      Posted on: 01/24/2018

Member Credit: shift_ice The fogs can easily be rewired to allow them to be run without the headlights. The fog light switch on the turn signal stalk still continues to turn the fogs off and on as before - the only difference is the fogs can be turned on without…

How to Perform ECU Reset, Throttle Pedal Release, TVCP, Idle Volume Learning

Relevance: 74%      Posted on: 01/15/2017

This applies to 2002-2003 5thgens. Member Credit: maxima dude Before attempting any of the following procedures, it is advisable that you read through the instructions thoroughly and familiarize yourself with them. A stop watch or an analog clock with a second’s needle will be useful. ( i counted outloud becuz…

Reset Blinking Airbag Light on 2009-2015 Maxima

Relevance: 69%      Posted on: 10/08/2017

If you've recently installed a radio, seats or any other sensitive electronics you may have triggered you're air bag light. It typically just flashing on and off once it is trigger. But no worries. The procedure below will help you reset. We've tried this procedure various times and works perfect. …

5thgen Nissan Maxima Quick Guide to No-Start Problems

Relevance: 68%      Posted on: 12/02/2019

Member Credit: maxiiiboy Symptom (when turning the ignition switch to START) Likely Cause No Crank, No Nothing (not even dashboard lights) If the car starts with a boost, then the battery is bad. If not, suspect the ignition switch, the battery cables, fuses, or ground/power distribution. No Crank, just a…

P1610 NISSAN – Lock Mode (5thgen Maxima Won’t Start)

Relevance: 68%      Posted on: 02/11/2018

This seems to be common on the 2002-2003 Nissan Maxima's. Below is a procedure you can follow before going to the dealer. Possible causes: Faulty or not programmed ignition key Faulty IMMU Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM) This code is usually triggered when a not registered or damaged key is…

2004-2008 Nissan Maxima Blown Alternator Fuse Causing Brake/Battery Light

Relevance: 64%      Posted on: 11/17/2018

Member Credit: EddyMaxx I had recently encountered a Brake/Battery Light. The alternator checked out OK and car was driving well. After a little research, I discovered that the 10A Alternator Fuse located in the engine bay (picture below) was blown. Once I replaced it, both the Battery and Brake Light went…

2004-2006 6thgen Nissan Maxima Bulb Chart

Relevance: 64%      Posted on: 12/23/2018

Low Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: 9012 or 9012 HID Upgrade Kit or 9012 LED Upgrade Kit High Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: 9012 or 9012 HID Upgrade Kit or 9012 LED Upgrade Kit Parking Light Bulb Size: 1157A Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 1157A Rear Turn Signal Light

2000-2001 5thgen Nissan Maxima Bulb Chart

Relevance: 63%      Posted on: 12/23/2018

High and Low Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: 9003 or 9003 HID Upgrade Kit Parking Light Bulb Size: 1157A Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 1157A Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 1156A or 7507 Tail Light Bulb Size: 7443 Stop Light Bulb Size: 7443 High mount stop Light Bulb…

How to Reset SRS Lamp/Airbag Light

Relevance: 63%      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,…

2007-2008 6thgen Nissan Maxima Bulb Chart

Relevance: 63%      Posted on: 12/23/2018

Low Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: 9012 or 9012 HID Upgrade Kit or 9012 LED Upgrade Kit High Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: 9012 or 9012 HID Upgrade Kit or 9012 LED Upgrade Kit Parking Light Bulb Size: 4157NA Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 4157NA Rear Turn Signal Light

1995-1999 4thgen Nissan Maxima Bulb Chart

Relevance: 63%      Posted on: 12/23/2018

High & Low Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: 9004 or 9004 HID Upgrade Kit or 9004 LED Upgrade Kit Parking Light Bulb Size: 1157 Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 1156 Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 1156 Tail Light Bulb Size: 1157 Stop Light Bulb Size: 1157 High Mount…

2009-2015 7thgen Nissan Maxima Bulb Chart (H11 Low Bean / 9005 High Beam)

Relevance: 63%      Posted on: 12/23/2018

Low Beam Headlight Bulb Size: H11 High Beam Headlight Bulb Size: 9005 Parking Light Bulb Size: 3457A Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 3457A Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 992 (7440A) Tail Light Bulb Size: LED Stop Light Bulb Size: LED High Mount Stop Light Bulb Size: LED Fog/Driving Light Bulb Size: H11 License Plate Light Bulb Size: 168…

How to Change Bulb Light in the Dome Light to LED

Relevance: 60%      Posted on: 01/01/2018

Member Credit: wariow3 Difficulty: Easy to moderate. Knowledge of LED's + Resistors Experience with soldering recommended Items needed: Small flat head screw driver small phillips screwdriver 5mm leds ,I used white LED's( around 10, more just incase they blow or just dont' work) I get mine off ebay from the…

2002-2003 5thgen Nissan Maxima Bulb Chart

Relevance: 58%      Posted on: 12/23/2018

Low Beam Headlight Bulb Size: HID-D2R or HID-D2R HID Upgrade Kit High Beam Headlamp Bulb Size: 9005 or 9005 HID Upgrade Kit or 9005 LED Upgrade Kit Parking Light Bulb Size: 168 Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 7440 Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 7440 Tail Light Bulb Size:…

How to Adjust the Timing on 3rdgen Maxima

Relevance: 58%      Posted on: 01/13/2018

Member Credit: Bryan Tisch Below is the distributor hold-down bolt which resides under the distributor, you can see the sun shining on it in both pictures. To change the timing: First obtain a timing gun (normal or one with the advance feature) Make sure the engine is warmed up and…

Nissan Maxima / Infiniti i35 P0720 or P1574 Check Engine Code

Relevance: 54%      Posted on: 07/07/2018

Credit: Best PC Reviews If you have been driving on interstate for couple hours and then notice your transmission fails to switch a gear or if you got codes like P0720 or P1574, this article may be for you. Read full article. As I mentioned before, if you have been driving…

Engine Coolant Removal and Replacement on 4thgen Maxima

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

Member Credit: motorvate Changing your coolant on a regular basis is very important to the longevity of your engine. With normal use, the corrosion inhibitors loose their effectiveness. Nissan recommends that AFTER the first 96,000 KM replace the coolant every 24 months, or 48,000 KM. The procedure that I am…

How to Perform Idle Air Volume Learning Procedure

Relevance: 51%      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 -…

What does my Air Fuel Ratio (AFR) Mean?

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 12/02/2017

Source Credit: SAFR Tool Air Fuel Ratio (AFR) is the ratio of air to fuel in an internal combustion engine. The AFR is an important measure for performance-tuning reasons. If exactly enough air is provided to completely burn all of the fuel, the ratio is known as the stoichiometric mixture…

Replace Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) to Fix Malfunctioning Odometer/Seedometer (P0104/P0504)

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 12/25/2018

Member Credit: ptatohed For about 8 months now, I have been having problems with my VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor). My speedometer and odometer would intermittently stop working while driving. It would trigger my CEL (Check Engine Light). The CEL code was 0104, VSS and sometimes 0504, Automatic Transmission Control Unit Signal…

How to Perform LED Door Step Light Mod

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 01/27/2018

Member Credit: JETMEC Okay guy here's a little mod i had in my old Altima SE-R and am now bringing it to the Max family. I got all the LED's from V-LEDS.COM ass well as the scotchlok's for taping into the wires. Here is the mod, sorry for the crappy cell pic.…

How to Replace Thermostat on 4thgen Maxima

Relevance: 48%      Posted on: 01/23/2018

Member Credit: VQpower The thermostat regulates the flow of coolant within the engine. At low coolant temps, it stays closed. As the engine warms, it opens to allow coolant to flow through the radiator and cool the engine. It's located on the left side of the engine, here: If it…

Tito Savain’s 2004 6thgen Maxima HR Swap Journey (FWD 2nd Gen VQ35DE Swap)

Relevance: 47%      Posted on: 11/23/2018

Member Credit: Tito Savain (@thekidlyric on YouTube) This is Tito's journey on swapping his 2004 6-Speed Maxima with a newer VQ35DE Engine. This swap is commonly known as the HR Swap aka FWD 2nd Gen VQ35DE Swap. The engine was from a 2014 Nissan Maxima with 45K miles and cost $600 from…

Review of Stillen Underdrive Pulley for 7thgen Maxima

Relevance: 47%      Posted on: 02/02/2018

Member Credit: MaximaDrvr Well, here is what Stillen says: STILLEN has long manufactured precision pulleys for our supercharger kits. We have used this expertise to produce a new line of high performance crank and accessory pulleys.Each pulley is machined from 6061 aerospace grade billet aluminum with a bold new design…

Little Family Mechanic Helpers Gallery

Relevance: 45%      Posted on: 12/31/2017

Photos of the little ones working on their family car. Remind them to check this site after 10 years as I'm sure they will appreciate it.

Comprehensive EGR Tube Cleaning P0400

Relevance: 44%      Posted on: 12/23/2017

Member Credit: marktab Hi All -- thanks for the other posts on on EGR tube cleaning. I spent several hours cleaning mine, and decided to take comprehensive pictures. Enjoy! Why are you posting so many pictures and information since this topic is often on The EGR Tube cleaning took…

How to Replace Fog Light Bulbs

Relevance: 43%      Posted on: 01/21/2017

Member Credit: shift_ice NOTE: The PIAA Super Plasma fog bulbs pictured below have since been discontinued. PIAA does make the Super Plasma GT-X but they are not as good a color match as the original Super Plasma. If you have pics of the GT-X bulbs that I can post here for…

Rewire Fogs to Turn-on with Parking Lights or Independently

Relevance: 43%      Posted on: 01/28/2018

Member Credit: 05ALTIMASE-R & Earl Johnson The key to this install is basically taking the 2 wires from the fog light switch on stalk and cutting them out of the OEM circuit. Then taking the two wires and putting one to a ground and running the other into the engine compartment to the IPDM (relay/fuse block). The last step is pulling the…

Model Comparison for Third Generation Maxima (1989 – 1994)

Relevance: 43%      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,…