Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Ducts and grilles

Exploded View

Ducts

Nissan Maxima. DUCTS AND GRILLES

  1. Side defroster nozzle (RH)
  2. Front defroster nozzle
  3. Side defroster nozzle (LH)
  4. Upper ventilator duct
  5. Heater and cooling unit assembly
  6. Connector duct (LH)
  7. Floor ventilator duct (LH)
  8. Rear floor duct (LH)
  9. Connector duct (center)
  10. Rear ventilator duct (center)
  11. Rear floor duct (RH)
  12. Floor ventilator duct (RH)
  13. Connector duct (RH)
    Front

Grilles

Nissan Maxima. Grilles

  1. Front defroster grille (RH)
  2. Front defroster grille (LH)
  3. Side defroster grille (LH)
  4. Side ventilator grille (LH)
  5. Center ventilator grille (LH)
  6. Center ventilator grille (RH)
  7. Center ventilator grille finisher (LH)
  8. Cluster lid D support
  9. Center ventilator grille finisher (RH)
  10. Cluster lid D
  11. Side ventilator grille (RH)
  12. Side defroster grille (RH)
  13. Instrument panel 1
  14. Rear ventilator grille (part of rear console finisher)

FRONT DEFROSTER NOZZLE

FRONT DEFROSTER NOZZLE : Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

CAUTION: Before servicing, turn the ignition switch off, disconnect both battery terminals and wait at least three minutes.

  1. Disconnect the battery negative and positive terminals.
  2. Remove the instrument panel. Refer to IP-11, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Remove the front defroster nozzle.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

UPPER VENTILATOR DUCT

UPPER VENTILATOR DUCT : Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

CAUTION: Before servicing, turn the ignition switch off, disconnect both battery terminals and wait at least three minutes.

  1. Disconnect the battery negative and positive terminals. Refer to PG-67, "Removal and Installation (Battery)".
  2. Remove the instrument panel. Refer to IP-11, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Remove the upper ventilator duct.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

SIDE DEFROSTER NOZZLE

SIDE DEFROSTER NOZZLE : Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

CAUTION: Before servicing, turn the ignition switch off, disconnect both battery terminals and wait at least three minutes.

  1. Disconnect the battery negative and positive terminals. Refer to PG-67, "Removal and Installation (Battery)".
  2. Remove the instrument panel. Refer to IP-11, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Remove the front defroster nozzle.
  4. Remove the side defroster nozzle (LH/RH).

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

REAR FLOOR DUCTS

REAR FLOOR DUCTS : Removal and Installation

REAR FLOOR DUCT (LH/RH)

Removal

  1. Remove the rear ventilator duct (center). Refer to VTL-12, "REAR VENTILATOR DUCTS : Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the rear floor duct (LH/RH) clips.
  3. Remove the rear floor ducts (LH/RH).

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

FLOOR VENTILATOR DUCT (LH/RH)

Removal

  1. Remove the connector duct. Refer to VTL-11, "REAR FLOOR DUCTS : Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the rear ventilator duct (LH/RH) clips.
  3. Remove the rear ventilator ducts (LH/RH).

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CONNECTOR DUCT

Removal

  1. Remove the center console. Refer to IP-14, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the connector duct (LH/RH).

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

REAR VENTILATOR DUCTS

REAR VENTILATOR DUCTS : Removal and Installation

CONNECTOR DUCT (CENTER)

Removal

  1. Remove the center console. Refer to IP-14, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the rear ventilator duct (center).
  3. Remove the connector duct (center).

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

REAR VENTILATOR DUCT (CENTER)

Removal

  1. Remove the center console. Refer to IP-14, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the rear ventilator duct (center).

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

FRONT DEFROSTER GRILLE

FRONT DEFROSTER GRILLE : Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

Remove the front defroster grille from the instrument panel.

CAUTION: Use a suitable tool to remove the grille to avoid damage to the instrument panel.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CENTER VENTILATOR GRILLES

CENTER VENTILATOR GRILLES : Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

  1. Remove cluster lid D. Refer to IP-18, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the A/C switch assembly or the multifunction switch from cluster lid D.
  3. Remove the cluster lid D support.
  4. Remove the center ventilator grilles with finisher.
  5. Remove the center ventilator grille from the finisher.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

SIDE VENTILATOR GRILLES

SIDE VENTILATOR GRILLES : Removal and Installation

NOTE: This procedure should only be used if the side ventilator grille is going to be reused for installation and not replaced with a new one.

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the instrument panel. Refer to IP-11, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the upper ventilator duct from the instrument panel.
  3. Release the clips (A) with a suitable tool and push the side ventilator grille out the front of the instrument panel.

CAUTION: Use care to remove the side ventilator grille so as not to damage the instrument panel.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION: Use care when inserting the side ventilator grille so as not to damage the instrument panel.

SIDE VENTILATOR GRILLES : Replacement

SIDE VENTILATOR GRILLE (RH)

CAUTION: This procedure should only be used when replacing the side ventilator grille (RH) with a new one, as the side ventilator grille will be damaged during removal and cannot be reused.

Removal

  1. Remove the glove box assembly. Refer to IP-20, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Depress the LH and RH bottom clips (A) and the LH upper clip (B) with suitable tools.

    CAUTION: Use care when inserting the suitable tool so as not to damage the instrument panel.

  3. Grip the front of the side ventilator grille with a suitable tool to pull from the front and use your hand to push from behind to remove the side ventilator grille from the instrument panel. Discard the side ventilator grille.

Nissan Maxima. SIDE VENTILATOR GRILLES

CAUTION:

  • The RH upper clip (C) will bend when the side ventilator grille is removed.
  • Use care when removing the side ventilator grille so as not to damage the instrument panel.
  • The side ventilator grille cannot be reused.

CAUTION: Use care when inserting the new side ventilator grille so as not to damage the instrument panel.

  1. Insert the new side ventilator grille into the front of the instrument panel. Push the new side ventilator grille in evenly so it does not get cocked to one side.
  2. Push the new side ventilator grille in until it is flush with the opening in the front of the instrument panel.

    Make sure the side ventilator grille is correctly seated into the upper ventilator duct when fully inserted into the opening in the front of the instrument panel.

SIDE VENTILATOR GRILLE (LH)

CAUTION: This procedure should only be used when replacing the side ventilator grille (LH), as the side ventilator grille will be damaged during removal and cannot be reused.

Removal

  1. Remove the instrument lower panel LH. Refer to IP-19, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Depress the LH and RH bottom clips (A) and the RH upper clip (B) with suitable tools.

    CAUTION: Use care when inserting the suitable tool so as not to damage the instrument panel.

  3. Grip the front of the side ventilator grille with a suitable tool to pull from the front and use your hand to push from behind to remove the side ventilator grille from the instrument panel. Discard the side ventilator grille.

Nissan Maxima. SIDE VENTILATOR GRILLE (LH)

CAUTION:

  • The LH upper clip (C) will bend when the side ventilator grille is removed.
  • Use care when removing the side ventilator grille so as not to damage the instrument panel.
  • The side ventilator grille cannot be reused.

Installation

CAUTION: Use care when inserting the new side ventilator grille so as not to damage the instrument panel.

  1. Insert the new side ventilator grille into the front of the instrument panel. Push the new side ventilator grille in evenly so it does not get cocked to one side.
  2. Push the new side ventilator grille in until it is flush with the opening in the front of the instrument panel.

    Make sure the side ventilator grille is correctly seated into the upper ventilator duct when fully inserted into the opening in the front of the instrument panel.

SIDE DEFROSTER GRILLES

SIDE DEFROSTER GRILLES : Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

Remove side defroster grilles from the instrument panel using a suitable tool.

CAUTION: Use a suitable tool to remove the grille to avoid damage to the instrument panel.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

REAR VENTILATOR GRILLE

REAR VENTILATOR GRILLE : Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

Remove console rear finisher. Refer to IP-10, "Exploded View".

NOTE: The rear ventilator grille is part of the console rear finisher.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

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