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.
2. These bolts are in the foot well.
The next screw is under this panel. Go ahead and remove the plastic nut (pictured)
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.
4. Now if youre looking for the blower heres what screws to remove.
5. For the cabin air filter just remove the clip.
I hope this helps all you guys! Good luck with all your mods fixes and everything. INSTALLATION IS REVERSAL OF REMOVAL GOOD LUCK GUYS
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.
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.