my5thgen 00-03


Community Member Credit: maximaboy12

Hey Guys so my blower would make a lil rubbing noise so I went under there and cleaned it out. And might as well make a write up for all the n00bies out there. I saw a lot of pics for the 4th gen but not 5th so might as well do this.

1. Go ahead and open the glove box and start removing these bolts.

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2. These bolts are in the foot well.

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The next screw is under this panel. Go ahead and remove the plastic nut (pictured)

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3. Now just give a gentle pull and the glove box should give way you will see two harnesses. Remove them. One is the light. It would be smarter to just move the clips on the yellow one. DONT UNPLUG THE YELLOW HARNESS THAT IS YOUR AIRBAG.

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4. Now if youre looking for the blower heres what screws to remove.

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5. For the cabin air filter just remove the clip.

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I hope this helps all you guys! Good luck with all your mods fixes and everything. INSTALLATION IS REVERSAL OF REMOVAL GOOD LUCK GUYS

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Thanks everyone for the continued love and support. All photos in post are added to gallery below.

Community Member Credit: Eddy

The fans on my 6thgen Maxima went bad, so I decided to try out these eBay ones before buying a more expensive brand again. At this price, I figured I could repurpose them for something else in the event my car was not cooling properly. I previously had a SPAL fan where the motor seized. To my surprise, these actually ended up working great with no issues. While a shroud is recommended, I don’t have one and my car didn’t have any issues with cooling during the summer. I have an external water temp gauge and temps are as they normally should be.

So if you’re looking for a Mishimoto alternative or OEM stock fan replacement, you can give these a try. And quite honestly, I saw no difference between these and a set a Mishimoto fans that I have on another car. I have these wired up directly to stock harness used a 4thgen Maxima pigtail. No external relay was required for these.

Description: 2×14”inch Slim Fan Push Pull Engine Radiator Cooling 90W Mount Kit Universal
Price: $32 Shipped (for both fans)
Order Link:


  • Diameter: 14 inches (Blade to Blade)
  • Thickness: 2.56 inches
  • Watts: 90W
  • CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute): 2550 cfm
  • RPM (Maximum Fan Revolution(s) Per Minute ): 2250 rpm
  • Number of Blades: 8 pcs
  • Color : Black

Package Included:

  • 2x 14” Black Electric Radiator Cooling Fan
  • 2x Mount Hardware Kit
  • 2x Installation instruction

Mishimoto Comparison


TYPE OF ENDSFemale Snap-Plug Terminal

Community Member Credit: Jose Gutierrez / Ruben Corga

While this is advertised as Plug-n-Play, it’s really not. You have to run some extra shielded wires for two signals as it does not come with with the crank and cam signal wires. This has happened to about 4 maxima owners who purchased this harness. Overall, the harness does work but it’s not straight plug-n-play and questionable if its worth $500. Car may or may not run without these wires so please keep this in mind.

Order Link:

Product Info:

These are harnesses for the use of Haltech’s Elite 2500 units.

  • The Elite has full control of fuel and ignition timing.
  • Choose your specific vehicle in the dropdown menu and then select the Elite unit you wish to use.
  • Eight cylinder engines are best suited to the Elite 2500 or 2000 to retain sequential injection and direct fire ignition.
  • Six cylinder engines are best suited to the Elite 2500, 2000, or 750 to retain sequential injection and direct fire ignition.
  • Four cylinder engines can be operated with any of the available Elite units and still retain sequential injection and direct fire ignition.
  • ONLY the Elite 1500 and 2500 have drive by wire throttle control!
  • In some instances, the factory ECU remains in place to control dash gauges, drive-by-wire throttle systems, and other amenities.
  • Fully plug and play. Easy to install. Easy to uninstall.
  • Boomslang fabricates the sub-harnesses. No cores needed.
  • Saves time, hard-wiring costs, and your factory wire harness.

Owner: Lenny aka 1SWTMAX

Year: 2003
Model: Maxima
Color: Tan
Trim: SE Meridan Titanium Edition
Engine: VQ35DE
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Video Clip (Does not reflect the latest dyno Results)


Mod List:

  • SFR Custom Turbo Kit (w/ Stainless Steel Piping)
  • SFR custom Polished Intake Manifold
  • SFR custom Stainless Steel 3″ Exhaust
  • Turbonetics T-62
  • 440cc Injectors
  • 255 Walbro Fuel Pump
  • Spearco Front Mount Intercooler
  • NWP 5/16″ Intake Manifold Spacer
  • DMH 3″ Electronic Cutout
  • Fidanza Light Weight Flywheel
  • Clutchmasters Stage III Kevlar Clutch
  • JWT S1 Cams
  • Unorthodox Underdrive Pulley
  • Energy Suspension Polyurethane Engine Mount Bushings
  • WOT Box w/ 2-Step
  • 3 Pod A-pillar Gauges
  • Greddy Profec-B Type 2 Boost Controller
  • Eibach Lowering Springs
  • Toticko Illumina Struts
  • 5Zigen SC3000 19″ Hyper Silver w/ Polished Lip
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 255/35/19
  • Front and Rear Sway Bars
  • Matt Blemco Stage 1 Lower Tie Bar Support
  • AP Racing Big Brake Kit with Cross-Drilled and Slotted Rotors
  • Sarona Functional Fiberglass Hood
  • R34 Type Body Kit
  • Underbody and Wheel-Well LED Neon Lights
  • Orion V2 Angel Eyes
  • Painted Eyelids

Below are the factory rim and tire specifications for Nissan 350z/370z models which are commonly installed on the 5thgen Nissan Maxima.

350z Touring V2

Front Wheels: 18×8 +30MM
Front Tires: 225/45/18
Weight: 24.4lbs

Rear Wheels: 18×8.5 +33MM
Rear Wheels: 245/45/18
Weight: 25.8lbs

2008 350Z

370z Base:

Front Wheels: 18×8 +43MM
Front Tires: 225/50/18

Rear Wheels: 18×9 +15MM
Rear Wheels: 245/45/18


370z Sport:

Front Wheels: 19×9 +47MM
Front Tires: 245/40/19

Rear Wheels: 19×10 +30MM
Rear Wheels: 275/35/19

370z NISMO

Front Wheels: 19×9.5 +40MM
Front Tires: 245/40/19

Rear Wheels: 19×10.5 +23MM
Rear Wheels: 285/35/19

If you have been looking for these, now is the time to get them. The pricing is great and gives the car a very nice look.

Update 1/3/2021: Just ordered a set for our 4thgen Nissan Maxima. Will post an update once received. 

Purchase Link:

Price: $225.00 Shipped
Description: POWER Fold LED Side Mirror 00 01 02 03 FOR NISSAN A33 Maxima Cefiro i30 i35