I find it odd of 2 different transmissions that acting the same way. Very hard shifts between 1st and 2nd gear when shifting up and down at speeds of 15 to 25 mph. I propose an investigation as to why Nissan corp has not recalled these cars and replaced the xenon lights with a more reasonable lighting system at their expense. You can almost reach in behind the carpeting in the trunk and feel the two bolts that hold the integrated light assembly. The manufacturer stated that no recalls were available for any of the failures.
You can just twist the switch loose and pull out of bracket. I bought it brand new so I shouldn't really worry. Also, ever since I got this car I have to replace the headlights ever year. These bulbs have a very high voltage that runs through them, even if the battery is disconnected. If I knew the headlights were such a target for thieves, I would have never bought the Maxima. The headlamp assemblies were replaced initially as a whole and the problem was corrected for about 6 months. The low beam headlights are so dim that the car is dangerous to drive at night.
The contact stated that the automatic headlight control sensor does not automatically activate. I found the bulb replacement moderately difficult because I had not done it before. I have read several foums about the altima model having this same problem. One photo I have taken reveals what is an apparent internal crack in the assembly. It is called a High Mount Stop Light.
After the first occurrence, I brought the car to poughkeepsie Nissan for them to install the 'anti-theft device'. There are two wires one Red and one Black going into the round light socket in the center of the fixture. I looked in the User's Manual and discovered that there is a diagram that illustrates and explains how to do this. See sources and related links below for replacement brake light bulb information. It shifted hard back and forth between high and low gears.
See sources and related links below for replacement bulb information. If you have never done brakes before,,,,don't do it unless you are very mechanically inclined. This frame is a sheet metal stamping that can easily be bent by applying a small amount of a persons body weight to the structure. Unhook the wires and replacement is the opposite. Leave the light socket, with the new bulb, on the ledge, in plain sight, and then press the brake pedal to make sure the light works before you reconnect the light socket into the fixture. If a Manual is unavailable from your dealer what you can do is to remove both rear wheel's and support the automobile on jack stands.
When you change the headlight on your Maxima, it is important to not touch the glass part of the bulb with your fingers because the oil from your fingertips will cause that part of the bulb to burn hotter, which significantly shortens the life of the bulb. After you have removed the face plates there's four screws holding the stereo unit in, remove them, pull your stereo out and unhook the harness's. Also the tube you use to fill the tank can be taken out by twisting the tube and pulling up. In both cases of theft this structure was forcibly bent back to access the rear of the headlight for removal. The manufacturer has not been contacted at this point.
I bought my 2005 Maxima se in Feb 24 2007 with 48,000 miles on it. Next unscrew the plastic ring that surrounds the connector. I know the bulb is different so look up what bulb you will need. I was wrong for thinking that. Look for the electrical connection and unplug it. When the vehicle was inspected, the dealer stated that the current voltages were sufficient and found no problems. Brakes are you first line of safety in a car, You want them to be exactly right.
The issue is that the projector lamps utilize a shutter to change from high to low beam. I picked up my car but I still hear the noise my car makes and it is louder when turning. That is, the center cap of the drum will have to be removed to get to the cotter pin where you can take the nut off thereby allowing the drum to be removed. Some Nissans have high intensity discharge headlights, sometimes referred to as xenon lights. I heard the same noise I have been complaining about since 15,358 mi. Its for a 1996 but it should be close. Insert the socket, with the new light bulb, into the fixture.
Changing both headlight bulbs on your Maxima at the same time will allow both bulbs to have the same intensity and prevent the new headlight bulb from appearing brighter than the bulb on the opposite side. The current mileage was 35,000 and failure mileage was 5,000. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer to diagnose the transmission failure. Then consult your owner's manual for the headlight bulb lamp replacement procedure. Factory alarm only goes off if someone tries to drive away with the car but if the lights are tampered with or stolen they do not go off. If Nissan knew these lights are so popular among thieves then they should have given me the option to add a special alarm that would go off when someone tries to steal these popular lights.