Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Removal and installation

  • Glass lid
  • Removal and Installation REMOVAL CAUTION: Always work with a helper. Handle glass lid with care to prevent damage. NOTE: For easier and more accurate installation, always mark each point before removal. Open sunshade. Tilt glass lid up, then slide rearward to expose all the glass lid bolts. Release the slide clip, then remove inner blind (1) (LH/RH) from the glass lid (2). : Front Remove the glass lid rear bolts (A), two on both the left and right sides. : Front Remove the glass lid front bolts (B), two on both the left and right sides. : Front Remove the glass lid from the vehicle. INSTALLATION CAUTION: After installing the glass lid, perform the water leak test.

  • Sunroof motor assembly
  • Removal and Installation REMOVAL CAUTION: Before removing sunroof motor, check that glass lid is fully closed. After removing sunroof motor, do not attempt to rotate sunroof motor assembly as a single unit. Close glass lid. Remove the headlining. Refer to INT-33, "Removal and Installation". Disconnect the harness connector (A) from the sunroof motor assembly. Remove sunroof motor assembly screws (B), then remove sunroof motor assembly (1) from sunroof unit assembly frame. INSTALLATION CAUTION: Before installing the sunroof motor assembly, be sure to the place the link and wire assembly in the symmetrical and fully closed position.

  • Sunshade motor assembly
  • Removal and Installation REMOVAL CAUTION: Before removing sunshade motor, check that glass lid is fully closed. After removing sunshade motor, do not attempt to rotate sunshade motor assembly as a single unit Close glass lid. Remove the headlining. Refer to INT-33, "Removal and Installation". Disconnect the harness connector (A) from the sunshade motor assembly. Remove sunroof motor assembly screws (B), then remove sunroof motor assembly (1) from sunroof unit assembly frame. INSTALLATION CAUTION: Before installing the sunshade motor assembly, be sure to the place the link and wire assembly in the symmetrical and fully closed position.

  • Roof link assembly
  • Removal and Installation Removal Remove the sunshade. Refer to RF-153, "Removal and Installation". Remove the wind deflector. Refer to RF-168, "Removal and Installation". Remove the glass lid assembly. Refer to RF-150, "Removal and Installation". Remove the sunroof motor. Refer to RF-152, "Removal and Installation". Remove the sunshade motor. Refer to RF-153, "Removal and Installation". Remove the track assembly. Remove the 5 screws and 4 harness clips (LH). Remove the 5 screws (RH). Slide the guide link out of the channels. Installation Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

  • Sunroof unit assembly
  • Inspection and Adjustment INSPECTION Wind Deflector Open glass lid assembly fully. Visually check for proper installation, damaged/deteriorated components, or foreign objects within mechanism. Correct as required for smooth operation. Check for grease at the wind deflector arm (1) and pivot areas. If necessary, apply a sufficient amount of grease for non-binding operation. : Front Check that the wind deflector (1) moves freely within the sunroof unit assembly while manually pressing down and releasing. If a malfunction is detected, remove the sunroof unit assembly and visually inspect; refer to RF-158, "Removal and Installation".

  • Roof finisher
  • Removal and Installation REMOVAL Open the glass lid. Apply protective tape around the roof side finisher to protect the surface from damage. Cut adhesive. Pass piano wire through the adhesive with a wire pierce. Tie piano wire on both ends to assist in wire grip. Pull piano wire with sawing motion to cut through adhesive, working along the length of the panel.  Remove the roof side finisher. INSTALLATION WARNING: Keep heat and open flames away as primers and adhesive are flammable. The materials contained in the kit are harmful if swallowed, and may irritate skin and eyes. Never let them contact the skin or eyes. Use in an open, well ventilated location. Never breathe the vapors.

  • Front sunroof glass
  • Removal and Installation REMOVAL Remove the wind deflector. Refer to RF-168, "Removal and Installation". Tape down the glass lid weatherstrip along the from sunroof glass with protective tape. Apply protective tape around the front sunroof glass to protect the surface from damage. Cut adhesive. Pass piano wire through the adhesive with a wire pierce. Tie piano wire on both ends at assist in wire grip. Pull piano wire with a sawing motion to cut through the adhesive. Remove the front sunroof glass. INSTALLATION WARNING: Keep heat and open flames away as primers and adhesive are flammable. The materials contained in the kit are harmful if swallowed, and may irritate skin and eyes.

  • Rear sunroof glass
  • Removal and Installation REMOVAL Apply protective tape around all of the glass panels to be removed. Remove the satellite radio antenna. Refer to AV-174, "Removal and Installation" (Bose W/Monochrome Display), AV-495, "Removal and Installation" (Bose W/Color Display W/O Navi), or AV-665, "Removal and Installation" (Bose W/Color Display W/Navi). Remove the rear window glass. Refer toGW-14, "Removal and Installation". Remove the glass lid. Refer to RF-150, "Removal and Installation". Remove the roof side finishers. Refer to RF-162, "Removal and Installation". Cut adhesive. Pass piano wire through the adhesive with a wire pierce. Tie piano wire on both ends at assist in wire grip.

  • Wind deflector
  • Removal and Installation REMOVAL Open the glass lid. Remove the side screw (A) to release the wind deflector side arms (1). : Front Disconnect and release the inner blind (1) slide clip from wind deflector. : Front Remove the front screws (A), then remove wind deflector from sunroof unit assembly. : Front INSTALLATION Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

  • Sunshade
  • Exploded View Center bracket (RH) Rear sunshade Front sunshade Center bracket (LH) Sunshade carrier assembly Front Removal and Installation REMOVAL Open glass lid and sunshades. Remove the headlining. Refer to INT-33, "Removal and Installation". Release front sunshade rail (1) from sunshade drive post (2). : Front Repeat sunshade drive post release for the rear sunshade. Remove side curtain air bag module bolts (two on each (LH/RH) sides) for access. Release harness clips from sunshade carrier assembly. Remove the center bracket nuts and bolts, then remove the center brackets (LH/RH). Remove the sunshade carrier assembly bolts, then lower sunshade and remove from vehicle.

  • Sunroof switch
  • Removal and Installation The sunroof switch (1) is an integrated part of the front room/map lamp (2), and therefore serviced as an assembly.

Preparation

Glass lid