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b. When the rear top*Ais pulled up from
the storage area, one person must hold
the storage lid and another person must
pull up the soft top.
c. Pull up the top using both hands, holding the rear top
Make sure to hold the rear top*Ato
avoid the front and rear parts separat-
ing. Otherwise the top may be da-
d. Pull down and slide the storage lid to close while holding the rear soft top from
the right and left side of the vehicle.
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Make sure to close the storage lid
completely. The storage lid may contact
the soft top and damage it.
e. Close the front and rear parts of the softtop at the same time as illustrated.
4. Lock the front part of the soft top.
a. Remove the cap
b. Insert a suitable tool
*2(located in the
trunk) into the hole and turn clockwise.
. After closing the top manually, have
the system checked and/or repaired
by a NISSAN dealer as soon as
. Avoid leaving the vehicle outside for
long periods or driving at high
speeds. The rear of the top is not
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locked completely, and this may
allow wind and rain to get into your
CARE OF THE SOFT TOP AND THE
To use your Roadster safely and comfortably,
you need to observe all the warnings and
cautions shown in the previous pages. Also, to
maintain a good appearance of the soft top and
the vehicle body, you need to care for them by
cleaning and/or washing properly.
.Do not use an automatic car wash or
a high-pressure car wash to clean
your vehicle. The top may be da-
maged and water may leak into the
inside of the vehicle.
. Store the vehicle with the top closed
if it is not to be used for long
periods. Keeping the top stowed
for long periods may cause wrinkles
on the surface of the top.
See “Cleaning exterior” (P.7-2) for detailed
A protective clear tape is applied to the top
storage lid painted surface where the soft
top contacts the surface. When the top is
fully closed, the tape may transmit some
light, visible from the inside of the vehicle.
This does not affect the water and air
tightness of the seal.
. The inner surface of the trunk and top
storage lids may show a fibrous, or marbled
pattern. This is the normal appearance of the
material used in these parts.
FRONT, SIDE AND REAR UNIQUE
PARTS (NISMO models)
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The NISMO models have the following unique
parts on the front, side and rear of the vehicle.
.Front bumper with an aerodynamic splitter
. Side sill extensions
. Rear bumper with an aerodynamic diffuser
. Large-diameter exhaust pipes
These parts are close to the ground and may be
damaged if they contact objects such as curbs,
parking blocks, etc.
Reduce vehicle speed to decrease the
possibility of damaging these parts
. driving on bumpy or rutted roads
. entering or exiting parking garages
. driving over speed bumpsJVP0318X
The approach and departure angles are
small. Reduce vehicle speed when the
vehicle approaches or leaves a steep
hill. Otherwise, the front bumper with
an aerodynamic splitter, rear bumper
with an aerodynamic diffuser and ex-
haust pipes may contact the road sur-
face and be damaged.
Do not step on the front bumper with an
aerodynamic splitter. Doing so could
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OPENING THE FUEL-FILLER DOOR
To open the fuel-filler door, unlock the fuel-filler
door by using one of the following operations,
then push the left side of the door.
.Push the door handle request switch with
the Intelligent Key carried with you.
. Push the UNLOCK button on the Intelligent
. Insert the mechanical key into the door lock
cylinder and turn it to the rear of the vehicle.
. Push the power door lock switch to the
To lock, close the fuel-filler door securely and
lock all doors by operating the door handle request switch, the LOCK button on the
Intelligent Key, the mechanical key or the power
door lock switch.
Gasoline is extremely flammable
and highly explosive under certain
conditions. You could be burned or
seriously injured if it is misused or
mishandled. Always stop engine
and do not smoke or allow open
flames or sparks near the vehicle
. Do not attempt to top off the fuel
tank after the fuel pump nozzle
shuts off automatically. Continued
refueling may cause fuel overflow,
resulting in fuel spray and possibly
. Use only an original equipment type
fuel-filler cap as a replacement. It
has a built-in safety valve needed
for proper operation of the fuel
system and emission control sys-
tem. An incorrect cap can result in a
serious malfunction and possible
injury. It could also cause the mal- function indicator light to come on.
. Never pour fuel into the throttle
body to attempt to start your vehi-
. Do not fill a portable fuel container
in the vehicle or trailer. Static elec-
tricity can cause an explosion of
flammable liquid, vapor or gas in
any vehicle or trailer. To reduce the
risk of serious injury or death when
filling portable fuel containers:
— Always place the container on
the ground when filling.
— Do not use electronic devices when filling.
— Keep the pump nozzle in contact with the container while you are
— Use only approved portable fuel containers for flammable liquid.
. If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body,
flush it away with water to avoid
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.Insert the cap straight into the fuel-
filler tube, then tighten until the
fuel-filler cap clicks. Failure to tight-
en the fuel-filler cap properly may
light (MIL) to illuminate. If the
light illuminates because the fuel-
filler cap is loose or missing, tighten
or install the cap and continue to
drive the vehicle. The
should turn off after a few driving
trips. If the
light does not turn
off after a few driving trips, have the
vehicle inspected by a NISSAN deal-
. The LOOSE FUEL CAP warning will
appear if the fuel-filler cap is not
properly tightened. It may take a few
driving trips for the message to be
displayed. Failure to tighten the
fuel-filler cap properly after the
LOOSE FUEL CAP warning appears
may cause the
Indicator Light (MIL) to illuminate.
To remove the fuel-filler cap:
1. Turn the fuel-filler cap counterclockwise to remove.
2. Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder on the hook
To install the fuel-filler cap:
1. Insert the fuel-filler cap straight into the fuel- filler tube.
2. Turn the fuel-filler cap clockwise until a single click is heard.
LOOSE FUEL CAP warning
The LOOSE FUEL CAP warning appears on the
vehicle information display when the fuel-filler
cap is not tightened correctly after the vehicle
has been refueled. It may take a few driving trips
for the message to be displayed.
To turn off the warning, perform the following
1. Remove and install the fuel-filler cap as soonas possible. (See “Fuel-filler cap” (P.3-34) .)
2. Tighten the fuel-filler cap until it clicks.
3. Push the
switch*Afor about 1
second to turn off the LOOSE FUEL CAP
warning after tightening the fuel cap.
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.Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving. You could lose control
of your vehicle and cause an acci-
. Do not adjust the steering wheel
any closer to you than is necessary
for proper steering operation and
comfort. The driver’s air bag inflates
with great force. If you are unrest-
rained, leaning forward, sitting side-
ways or out of position in any way,
you are at greater risk of injury or
death in a crash. You may also
receive serious or fatal injuries from
the air bag if you are up against it
when it inflates. Always sit back
against the seatback and as far
away as practical from the steering
wheel. Always use the seat belts.
Push the lock lever*1down and adjust the
steering wheel up or down to the desired
Pull the lock lever up securely to lock the
steering wheel in place.
TILT STEERING SUN VISORS
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.Do not store the main sun visor
before storing the extension sun
. Do not pull the extension sun visor
1. To block out glare from the front, swing down the main sun visor
2. To block glare from the side, remove the main sun visor from the center mount and
swing it to the side
3. Draw out the extension sun visor
equipped) from the main sun visor to block
Adjust the height and the angle of the inside
mirror to the desired position.
Manual anti-glare type
The night position*1will reduce glare from the
headlights of vehicles behind you at night.
Use the day position
*2when driving in daylight
Use the night position only when ne-
cessary, because it reduces rear view
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Automatic anti-glare type
The inside mirror is designed so that it
automatically changes reflection according to
the intensity of the headlights of the following
The anti-glare system will be automatically
turned on when the ignition switch is pushed
to the ON position.
When the anti-glare system is turned on, the
*Awill illuminate and excessive
glare from the headlights of the vehicle behind
you will be reduced.
Push the “*” switch
*Cto make the inside
rearview mirror operate normally. The indicator light will turn off. Push the “I” switch
the system on.
Do not allow any object to cover the
*Eor apply glass cleaner on
them. Doing so will reduce the sensitivity
of the sensor, resulting in improper opera-
For the HomeLink
ŠUniversal Transceiver opera-
tion, see “HomeLink ŠUniversal Transceiver”
Objects viewed in the outside mirror on
the passenger side are closer than they
appear. Be careful when moving to the
right. Using only this mirror could cause
an accident. Use the inside mirror or
glance over your shoulder to properly
judge distances to other objects.
Adjusting outside mirrors
The outside mirror control switch is located on
The outside mirror will operate only when the
ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position.
Turn the switch right or left to select the right or
left side mirror
*1, then adjust using the control
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Defrosting outside mirrors (if so
The outside mirrors will be heated when the rear
window defroster switch is operated.
Foldable outside mirrors
Fold the outside mirror by pushing it toward the
rear of the vehicle.
To use the front vanity mirror, pull down the sun
visor and pull up the cover.
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