Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Removal and installation

  • Hood
  • HOOD ASSEMBLY HOOD ASSEMBLY : Exploded View Hood hinge cover (LH) Hood stay (LH) Hood hinge (LH) Hood assembly Hood bumper rubber Seal Hood insulator Hood insulator clips HOOD ASSEMBLY : Removal and Installation CAUTION: Use two people when removing or installing hood assembly due to its heavy weight. Use protective tape or shop cloths to protect surrounding components from damage during removal and installation of hood assembly. REMOVAL Support the hood assembly using a suitable tool. Remove hood hinge to hood nuts (A) and then remove the hood assembly (1). WARNING: Bodily injury may occur if hood assembly is not supported properly when removing hood assembly.

  • Radiator core support
  • Exploded View Radiator core support  Bolts Removal and Installation REMOVAL Remove front bumper. Refer to EXT-16, "Removal and Installation". Remove front combination lamps (LH/RH). Refer to EXL-154, "Removal and Installation" (Xenon Type), EXL-318, "Removal and Installation" (Halogen Type). Remove the radiator cooling fans. Refer to CO-16, "Removal and Installation". Remove the radiator. Refer to CO-14, "Removal and Installation". Remove the hood lock control. Refer to DLK-205, "HOOD LOCK CONTROL : Removal and Installation". Remove crash zone sensor. Refer to SR-27, "Removal and Installation".

  • Front fender
  • Exploded View Front fender Removal and Installation REMOVAL Remove the front combination lamp. Refer to EXL-154, "Removal and Installation". Remove the fender protector. Refer to EXT-24, "Removal and Installation". Remove cowl top side trim cover. EXT-21, "Removal and Installation" Remove the bolts and the front fender. CAUTION: Use shop cloths to protect the body from being damaged during removal and installation. Use care when removing the front fender. The front fender baffle foam adheres the front fender to the body side outer. Carefully release the baffle foam or damage to the front fender may occur.

  • Door
  • FRONT DOOR FRONT DOOR : Exploded View Front door panel Front door check link Front door lower hinge Front lower hinge Grease FRONT DOOR : Removal and Installation CAUTION: Use two people when removing or installing the front door assembly due to its heavy weight. When removing and installing front door assembly, support front door with a suitable tool. REMOVAL Pull the grommet and wire harness out of the front pillar until the harness connectors are accessible. Then disconnect the wire harness connectors. Remove the check link bolt from the front pillar. Remove front door hinge nuts (A) (door side) and the door assembly. INSTALLATION Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

  • Door lock
  • FRONT DOOR LOCK FRONT DOOR LOCK : Exploded View Door key cylinder outside handle escutcheon assembly (drivers side) Outside handle escutcheon (passenger side) Rear gasket Striker Door key cylinder rod (driver side) Front door lock assembly Inside handle Outside handle bracket Front gasket Outside handle  Bolt Front FRONT DOOR LOCK : Removal and Installation REMOVAL Remove front door finisher. Refer to INT-18, "Removal and Installation". Remove front door module assembly. Refer to INT-18, "Removal and Installation". Disconnect door antenna and door request switch connector and remove harness clamp on outside handle bracket.

  • Trunk lid
  • TRUNK LID ASSEMBLY TRUNK LID ASSEMBLY : Removal and Installation CAUTION: Use two people when removing or installing trunk lid assembly due to its heavy weight. Use protective tape or shop cloths to protect surrounding components from damage during removal and installation of trunk lid assembly. REMOVAL Remove trunk lid finisher. Refer to INT-36, "Removal and Installation". Disconnect the harness connectors in the trunk lid, remove the harness clips, and then pull the harness out of the trunk lid. Remove the nuts and the trunk lid assembly. INSTALLATION Installation is in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: After installation, check trunk lid open/close, lock/unlock operation.

  • Door switch
  • Exploded View Door switch Removal and Installation REMOVAL Remove the door switch screw (A). Disconnect the harness connector from the door switch (1) and remove INSTALLATION Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

  • Trunk lid opener switch
  • Removal and Installation REMOVAL Remove the instrument lower panel LH. Refer to IP-19, "Removal and Installation". Release pawls (A), and press trunk lid opener switch (1) front side to remove from instrument lower panel LH.

  • Trunk opener request switch
  • Removal and Installation REMOVAL Remove the license lamp finisher (1). Refer to EXL-166, "Removal and Installation". Remove the inner bracket screws (A) and inner bracket (2) from license lamp finisher (1). Remove the trunk lid request switch screw (B) and trunk lid request switch (3). INSTALLATION Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

  • Intelligent key battery
  • Removal and Installation Release the lock knob at the back of the Intelligent Key and remove the mechanical key. Insert a suitable tool (A) wrapped with a cloth into the slit of the corner and twist it to separate the upper part from the lower part. Replace the battery with new one. CAUTION: Do not touch the circuit board or battery terminal. The key fob is water-resistant. However, if it does get wet, immediately wipe it dry. Battery replacement :Coin-type lithium battery (CR2032) Align the tips of the upper and lower parts, and then push them together until it is securely closed. CAUTION: When replacing battery, keep dirt, grease, and other foreign materials off the electrode contact area.

  • Remote keyless entry receiver
  • Removal and Installation REMOVAL Remove glove box assembly. Refer to IP-20, "Removal and Installation". Disconnect the harness connector from the remote keyless entry receiver (1). Remove the screw (a) and remote keyless entry receiver (1).

  • Outside key antenna
  • REAR BUMPER REAR BUMPER : Removal and Installation REMOVAL Remove the rear bumper. Refer to EXT-17, "Removal and Installation". Disconnect harness connector (1) from the outside key antenna (rear bumper) (2). Remove the outside key antenna (rear bumper) screws (A) and outside key antenna (rear bumper) (2). INSTALLATION Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

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