Nissan Car 350Z & Maxima 1999-06

Removal & Installation 2

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Maxima



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  4.  


CAUTION
After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait for at least 3 minutes for the SRS modules to deplete its energy.

  1. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air bag module and steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Place the front wheels in the straight-ahead position
     
    Lower lid and disconnect the air bag electrical connector at the bottom of the steering wheel
     
    Side lids from both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Torx® bolts using a Torx® wrench T50 from both side of the steering wheel; then, discard the bolts
     
    Air bag module from the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller
     

  4.  
  5. Disarm the passenger-s side air bag by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Glove box lid
     
    Passenger-s air bag electrical connector
     

  6.  
  7. Remove the instrument panel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Upper and lower glove box screws and remove the glove box
     
    Lower instrument panel screws and the panel at the driver-s side
     
    Knee protector screws and the knee protector
     
    Steering column cover screws and the cover
     
    Combination switch-to-steering column screws, disconnect the electrical connector and the combination switch
     
    Cluster lid -A- screws and the lid
     
    Combination meter screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and the combination meter
     
    Center ventilator with the switch panel using a suitable prytool
     
    Cover plate (automatic transmission) or the shifter cover plate (manual transmission)
     
    Ashtray
     
    Upper and lower audio/air conditioning control unit assembly screws and the assembly
     
    Console box screws and the console box (under the shifter cover plate); be sure to remove the rear screws
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Left and right lower cover and the center lower cover at the instrument panel dash
     
    Defroster grille
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis nuts/bolts and the instrument panel
     

  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear heater ducts
     
    Side ventilator ducts
     
    Center defroster duct and the center ventilator duct
     
    Heater housing-to-chassis fasteners and remove the heater housing
     
    Heater core from the heater housing
     

  10.  


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    Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module and steering wheel-Maxima



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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel, console and related components-Maxima



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    Fig. Exploded view of the heater housing, evaporator housing, ventilator system and related components-Maxima


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Heater core to the heater housing
     
    Heater housing and the heater housing-to-chassis fasteners
     
    Center ventilator duct and the center defroster duct
     
    Side ventilator ducts
     
    Rear heater ducts
     

  2.  
  3. Install the instrument panel by installing or connecting the following:

    Instrument panel and the instrument panel-to-chassis nuts/bolts
     
    Defroster grille
     
    Left and right lower cover and the center lower cover
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Console box and the console box screws under the shifter cover plate; be sure to install the rear screws
     
    Audio/air conditioning control unit assembly and the upper and lower assembly screws
     
    Ashtray
     
    Cover plate (automatic transmission) or the shifter cover plate (manual transmission)
     
    Center ventilator with the switch panel
     
    Combination meter, connect the electrical connectors and the combination meter screws
     
    Cluster lid -A- and the lid screws
     
    Combination switch, connect the electrical connector and the combination switch-to-steering column screws
     
    Steering column cover and the cover screws
     
    Knee protector and the knee protector screws
     
    Lower instrument panel and the panel screws on the driver-s side
     
    Glove box and the upper and lower glove box screws
     

  4.  
  5. Arm the passenger-s side air bag by installing or connecting the following:

    Passenger-s air bag electrical connector
     
    Glove box lid
     

  6.  
  7. Install the air bag module and steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel to the steering column
     
    Steering wheel nut and torque it to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm)
     
    Air bag module to the steering wheel
     
    Torque the new Torx® bolts (using a Torx® wrench T50), at both side of the steering wheel to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm).
     
    Side lids to both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Air bag electrical connector and install the lower lid at the bottom of the steering wheel
     

  8.  
  9. Refill the cooling system.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery terminal.
  12.  
  13. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  14.  

1999-2001 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait for at least 3 minutes for the SRS modules to deplete its energy.

  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the two heater hoses from inside the engine compartment.
  8.  
  9. Remove the blower and cooling unit.
  10.  
  11. Remove the steering member assembly.
  12.  
  13. Remove the heater unit and then the heater core.
  14.  
  15. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  16.  

2002-2003 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait for at least 3 minutes for the SRS modules to deplete its energy.

  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  6.  
  7. Remove the air bag module and steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Place the front wheels in the straight-ahead position
     
    Lower lid and disconnect the air bag electrical connector at the bottom of the steering wheel
     
    Side lids from both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Torx® bolts using a Torx® wrench T50 from both side of the steering wheel; then, discard the bolts
     
    Air bag module from the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller
     

  8.  
  9. Disarm the passenger-s side air bag by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Glove box lid
     
    Passenger-s air bag electrical connector
     

  10.  
  11. Remove the instrument panel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Upper and lower glove box screws and remove the glove box
     
    Lower instrument panel screws and the panel at the driver-s side
     
    Knee protector screws and the knee protector
     
    Steering column cover screws and the cover
     
    Combination switch-to-steering column screws, disconnect the electrical connector and the combination switch
     
    Cluster lid -A- screws and the lid
     
    Combination meter screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and the combination meter
     
    Center ventilator with the switch panel using a suitable pry tool
     
    Cover plate (automatic transmission) or the shifter cover plate (manual transmission)
     
    Ashtray
     
    Upper and lower audio/air conditioning control unit assembly screws and the assembly
     
    Console box screws and the console box (under the shifter cover plate); be sure to remove the rear screws
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Left and right lower cover and the center lower cover at the instrument panel dash
     
    Defroster grille
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis nuts/bolts and the instrument panel
     

  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear heater ducts
     
    Side ventilator ducts
     
    Center defroster duct and the center ventilator duct
     
    Heater housing-to-chassis fasteners and remove the heater housing
     
    Heater core from the heater housing

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    Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module and steering wheel-Maxima



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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel, console and related components-Maxima



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    Fig. Exploded view of the heater housing, evaporator housing, ventilator system and related components-Maxima

     

  14.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Heater core to the heater housing
     
    Heater housing and the heater housing-to-chassis fasteners
     
    Center ventilator duct and the center defroster duct
     
    Side ventilator ducts
     
    Rear heater ducts
     

  2.  
  3. Install the instrument panel by installing or connecting the following:

    Instrument panel and the instrument panel-to-chassis nuts/bolts
     
    Defroster grille
     
    Left and right lower cover and the center lower cover
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Console box and the console box screws under the shifter cover plate; be sure to install the rear screws
     
    Audio/air conditioning control unit assembly and the upper and lower assembly screws
     
    Ashtray
     
    Cover plate (automatic transmission) or the shifter cover plate (manual transmission)
     
    Center ventilator with the switch panel
     
    Combination meter, connect the electrical connectors and the combination meter screws
     
    Cluster lid -A- and the lid screws
     
    Combination switch, connect the electrical connector and the combination switch-to-steering column screws
     
    Steering column cover and the cover screws
     
    Knee protector and the knee protector screws
     
    Lower instrument panel and the panel screws on the driver-s side
     
    Glove box and the upper and lower glove box screws
     

  4.  
  5. Arm the passenger-s side air bag by installing or connecting the following:

    Passenger-s air bag electrical connector
     
    Glove box lid
     

  6.  
  7. Install the air bag module and steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel to the steering column
     
    Steering wheel nut and torque it to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm)
     
    Air bag module to the steering wheel
     
    Torque the new Torx® bolts (using a Torx® wrench T50), at both side of the steering wheel to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm).
     
    Side lids to both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Air bag electrical connector and install the lower lid at the bottom of the steering wheel
     

  8.  
  9. Refill the cooling system.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery terminal.
  12.  
  13. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  14.  

2004-2006 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect battery positive terminal.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait for at least 3 minutes for the SRS modules to deplete its energy.

  6.  
  7. Discharge the refrigerant from the A/C system.
  8.  
  9. Drain the coolant from the cooling system.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core pipes.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the evaporator.
  14.  
  15. Remove the instrument panel by removing or disconnecting the following:
    WARNING
    To avoid damage, eject map DVD-ROM disk before removing the NAVI control unit.


    WARNING
    Cover NAVI control unit with a cloth and avoid contact of NAVI control unit with brackets that may cause scratches or damage to NAVI control unit.


    CAUTION
    When servicing the SRS, do not work from directly in front of air bag module.


    WARNING
    Do not attempt to repair or replace damaged direct-connect SRS component connectors. If a driver air bag direct-connect harness connector is damaged, the spiral cable must be replaced.


    WARNING
    Always place air bag module with pad side facing upward. Do not insert any foreign objects (screwdriver, etc.) into air bag module or harness connectors. Do not disassemble air bag module. Do not use old bolts after removal; replace with new bolts. Do not expose the air bag module to temperatures exceeding 90 degrees C (194 degrees F). Replace the air bag module if it has been dropped or sustained an impact. Do not allow oil, grease or water to come in contact with the air bag module.



    Fuse block cover
     
    Lower driver instrument panel screws
     
    Lower driver instrument panel
     
    Aspirator tube and in vehicle temperature sensor
     
    Electrical harness connectors
     
    Right side instrument lower cover
     
    Glove box pins and remove glove box door
     
    Glove box housing screws
     
    Trunk cancel switch harness
     
    Glove box lamp and harness from glove box housing
     
    Glove box housing
     
    Both rear seat cushions and both rear seatbacks
     
    Screws and pass through assembly
     
    Clips and right lower side cover and left lower side cover
     
    Screws, disconnect harness and remove rear console assembly
     
    A/T or M/T finisher
     
    Cluster lid C screws
     
    Pull cluster lid C towards rear of vehicle to release clips
     
    Cluster lid C electrical connectors
     
    Cluster lid D screws
     
    Pull cluster lid D toward rear of vehicle to release clips
     
    Cluster lid D electrical connectors
     



    Front center console
     
    Control device
     
    Pull up parking brake lever and remove parking brake lever finisher
     
    Move front seats forward and remove front center console assembly
     
    NAVI control unit mounting screws (if equipped)
     
    NAVI control unit connectors
     
    NAVI control unit
     
    Center stack mounting screws and center stack
     
    Center stack electrical harness connectors and GPS antenna
     
    Security light flasher/passenger air bag off indicator
     
    GPS antenna
     
    Right side instrument mask, sun sensor
     
    Left side instrument mask, optical sensor
     
    Partially remove and place the front door welts aside
     
    Left side instrument panel finisher
     
    Right side instrument panel finisher
     
    Left front pillar garnish and right front pillar garnish
     
    Kicking plate
     
    Right lower dash side trim and left lower dash side trim
     
    Passenger air bag to steering member assembly bolt
     
    Passenger side air bag electrical connector
     
    Tilt motor and telescopic motor electrical connector (if equipped)
     
    Steering lock escutcheon
     
    Set the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
     



    Bolt covers
     
    Left and right side bolts
     
    Lift the driver air bag module from the steering wheel
     
    The air bag harness connectors and driver air bag module
     



    Steering wheel center nut
     
    Steering wheel using a steering wheel removal tool
     
    Place a piece of tape across the spiral cable so it will not be rotated out of position
     
    Combination meter
     
    Left side instrument panel screws to allow the ignition switch to clear the instrument panel during removal
     
    Disconnect the following:
     

    1. Telescopic sensor, if equipped
    2.  
    3. Tilt sensor, if equipped
    4.  
    5. Headlamp switch
    6.  
    7. Combination switch
    8.  
    9. Spiral cable
    10.  
    11. Key in reminder
    12.  
    13. Immobilizer
    14.  
    15. Illumination lamp
    16.  
    17. Ignition switch
    18.  
    19. Column harness clips, position aside

      Shaft lower cover
       
      Pinch bolt.
       
      Steering column nuts and steering column
       
      Instrument panel
       

    20.  

  16.  
  17. Remove the ECM.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the blower motor, intake door motor, and fan control amp. connector.
  20.  
  21. Disconnect the main harness from the top of the blower unit.
  22.  
  23. Remove the two bolts and one screw from the blower unit as shown.
  24.  
  25. Remove the blower unit.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect the mode door motor and the air mix door motor connectors.
  28.  
  29. Remove the heater and cooling unit.
  30.  
  31. Remove the heater core pipe support screws and then remove the heater core pipe support.
  32.  
  33. Remove the air mix door motor (passenger side).
  34.  
  35. Remove the heater core cover screws and then remove the heater core cover.
  36.  
  37. Remove the heater core.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the center console assembly-2004-2006 Maxima



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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel assembly-2004-2006 Maxima



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    Fig. Exploded view of the steering wheel and steering column assemblies-2004-2006 Maxima



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    Fig. The heater and cooling unit with related components-2004-2006 Maxima

  38.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following points:
    CAUTION
    When installing the steering column, finger-tighten all of the lower bracket and joint retaining bolt; then tighten them to specification. Do not apply undue stress to the steering column.

    1. For the steering column, be sure to align slit of the coupling joint with projection on dust cover. Insert the joint until both surfaces make contact. Torque the joint retaining bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm). Torque the lower bracket bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm).
    2.  
    3. After installation, turn steering wheel to make sure it moves smoothly. Ensure the number of turns are the same from the straight-forward position to left and right locks. Be sure that the steering wheel is in a neutral position when driving straight ahead.
    4.  
    5. Align spiral cable correctly when installing steering wheel. Make sure that the spiral cable is in the neutral position. The neutral position is detected by turning left 2.5 revolutions from the right end position and ending with the knob at the top.
    6.  

  2.  
  3. Torque the steering wheel center nut to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
    WARNING
    The spiral cable may snap due to steering operation if the cable is installed in an improper position.

  4.  
  5. Make sure to connect all electrical connectors including the following:
    1. Tilt motor and telescopic motor electrical connector, if equipped.
    2.  
    3. Telescopic sensor, if equipped
    4.  
    5. Tilt sensor, if equipped
    6.  
    7. Headlamp switch
    8.  
    9. Combination switch
    10.  
    11. Spiral cable
    12.  
    13. Key in reminder
    14.  
    15. Immobilizer
    16.  
    17. Illumination lamp
    18.  
    19. Ignition switch
    20.  
    21. Column harness clips, position aside
    22.  
    23. Make sure that any/all vacuum lines and hoses are reconnected.
    24.  

  6.  
  7. Recharge the A/C system.
  8.  
  9. Fill the cooling system.
  10.  
  11. Reconnect battery positive terminal first; the negative battery terminal second.
  12.  

Removal And Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait for at least 3 minutes for the SRS modules to deplete its energy.

  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  4.  
  5. Remove the air bag module and steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Place the front wheels in the straight-ahead position
     
    Lower lid and disconnect the air bag electrical connector at the bottom of the steering wheel
     
    Side lids from both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Torx bolts using a Torx wrench T50 from both side of the steering wheel; then, discard the bolts
     
    Air bag module from the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller
     

  6.  
  7. Disarm the passenger-s side air bag by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Glove box lid
     
    Passenger-s air bag electrical connector
     

  8.  
  9. Remove the instrument panel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Upper and lower glove box screws and remove the glove box
     
    Lower instrument panel screws and the panel at the driver-s side
     
    Knee protector screws and the knee protector
     
    Steering column cover screws and the cover
     
    Combination switch-to-steering column screws, disconnect the electrical connector and the combination switch
     
    Cluster lid -A- screws and the lid
     
    Combination meter screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and the combination meter
     
    Center ventilator with the switch panel using a suitable prytool
     
    Cover plate (automatic transmission) or the shifter cover plate (manual transmission)
     
    Ashtray
     
    Upper and lower audio/air conditioning control unit assembly screws and the assembly
     
    Console box screws and the console box (under the shifter cover plate); be sure to remove the rear screws
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Left and right lower cover and the center lower cover at the instrument panel dash
     
    Defroster grille
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis nuts/bolts and the instrument panel
     

  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear heater ducts
     
    Side ventilator ducts
     
    Center defroster duct and the center ventilator duct
     
    Heater housing-to-chassis fasteners and remove the heater housing
     
    Heater core from the heater housing

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    Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module and steering wheel-1999-01 Maxima



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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel, console and related components-1999-01 Maxima



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    Fig. Exploded view of the heater housing, evaporator housing, ventilator system and related components-1999-01 Maxima

     

  12.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Heater core to the heater housing
     
    Heater housing and the heater housing-to-chassis fasteners
     
    Center ventilator duct and the center defroster duct
     
    Side ventilator ducts
     
    Rear heater ducts
     

  2.  
  3. Install the instrument panel by installing or connecting the following:

    Instrument panel and the instrument panel-to-chassis nuts/bolts
     
    Defroster grille
     
    Left and right lower cover and the center lower cover
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Console box and the console box screws under the shifter cover plate; be sure to install the rear screws
     
    Audio/air conditioning control unit assembly and the upper and lower assembly screws
     
    Ashtray
     
    Cover plate (automatic transmission) or the shifter cover plate (manual transmission)
     
    Center ventilator with the switch panel
     
    Combination meter, connect the electrical connectors and the combination meter screws
     
    Cluster lid -A- and the lid screws
     
    Combination switch, connect the electrical connector and the combination switch-to-steering column screws
     
    Steering column cover and the cover screws
     
    Knee protector and the knee protector screws
     
    Lower instrument panel and the panel screws on the driver-s side
     
    Glove box and the upper and lower glove box screws
     

  4.  
  5. Arm the passenger-s side air bag by installing or connecting the following:

    Passenger-s air bag electrical connector
     
    Glove box lid
     

  6.  
  7. Install the air bag module and steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel to the steering column
     
    Steering wheel nut and torque it to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm)
     
    Air bag module to the steering wheel
     
    Torque the new Torx bolts (using a Torx wrench T50), at both side of the steering wheel to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm).
     
    Side lids to both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Air bag electrical connector and install the lower lid at the bottom of the steering wheel
     

  8.  
  9. Refill the cooling system.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery terminal.
  12.  
  13. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  14.  

 
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