NISSAN ALTIMA COUPE 2009 D32 / 4.G Quick Reference Guide
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Press the CD/AUX button to play a CD loaded into the CD changer.
Press the CD/AUX button again to play a compatible device such as an MP3 player
when it is plugged into the auxiliary jack (cable not included) .
NOTE: Youmay need toadjust thevolume onany compatible deviceplugged intothe
auxiliary jack to find the most desired sound level of the audio system.
EJECT ASINGLE DISC-Press
button forless than 1.5
seconds. Selecttheeject slotby
pressing one of the CD insert se-
lect buttons (1-6 ) . The CDwill
EJECT ALL DISCS - Press and hold the
button for more than 1.5 seconds. The
CDs will be ejected one after another.
CD SELECT/LOAD BUTTONS
LOAD A SINGLE DISC - Press one of the CD insert select buttons (1 -6 ) for less
than 1.5 seconds, wait for the CD slot door to open, then insert the CD.
LOAD UP TO 6 DISCS - Press and hold one of the CD insert select buttons ( 1-6)
for more than 1.5 seconds. Wait for the CD slot door to open before loading each
disc. The slot numbers (1-6) will illuminate on the display when CDs are loaded into
*XM Satellite Radioisonly available onvehicles equipped withoptional XMsatellite
NAVIGATION SYSTEM ONLY (if so equipped)
Press theSETUP button,thentouch the
“Clock” keytoaccess thefollowing clock
On-screen Clock–When thisitem is
turned toON, aclock isalways dis-
played inthe upper rightcorner ofthe
screen. Theclock isautomatically ad-
justed by the GPS system.
Clock Format – Choose either the 12-hour clock display or the 24-hour clock display.
Offset Adjust – Adjust the time by increasing or decreasing per minute.
Daylight Saving Time – Turn this item to ON for daylight savings time application.
Time Zone – Choose the time zone.
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VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY
When the selection buttonis pressed, the following modes will
display on the screen:
Warnings (if there are any)
MPG (instant fuel economy)
MPG/MPH (average fuel economy and speed)
Time/Miles (elapsed time since last reset)
Range (average distance to empty)
When the setting modeis selected, you are able to set reminders for alerts, mainte-
nance intervals or language displays.
The ALERT mode allows you to set alerts notifying yourself of time to rest or icy traveling
The MAINTENANCE modeallows youtoset alerts forthe reminding ofmaintenance
intervals for engine oil, oil filter, tires and others.
The DISPLAY mode allows you to change the unit of measurement (English or metric)
TWIN TRIP ODOMETER
The twin trip odometer records the distance of indi-
tochange thedisplay as
follows: Trip A →Trip B →Trip A.
Press and hold the button
for more than 1 second to reset the currently displayed
trip odometer to zero.
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CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (CVT) (if so equipped)
The CVT does not produce a gear change sen-
sation like traditional automatic transmissions.
The transmission in your vehicle requires a spe-
cial fluid available only at your NISSAN dealer.
No other fluid will meet the exact requirements
of the CVT.
MANUAL SHIFT MODE
When the shift selector is shifted from D (Drive)
to the manual shift gate, the transmission enters
the manual shift mode.
Inthe manual shiftmode, shiftrange isdis-
played on the position indicator in the meter.
When shifting up, move the shift selector to the
+ (up) side. (Shifts to higher range.)
When shifting down, move the shift selector to the - (down) side. (Shifts to lower range.)
In manual shift mode, the transmission automatically shifts down to M1 (first) before the
vehicle comes to a stop. When accelerating again, it is necessary to shift to the desired
When canceling the manual shift mode, return the shift selector to the D (Drive) position.
The transmission returns to the normal driving mode.
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION (if so equipped)
In6-speed manualtransmission equippedve-
hicles, theshift selector isequipped witha
Reverse lock-out feature that prevents acciden-
tal selection of Reverse (instead of 1st gear) .
SHIFTING TO REVERSE
Lift uponthe collar justbelow theshift knob,
then move theshift selector leftand upinto
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FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG STATUS LIGHT
This vehicle is equipped with the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System.
Under some conditions, depending on the type of occupant or object
detected in the front passenger seat by the occupant classification
sensor, the front passenger air bag is designed to automatically turn
OFF.When the front passenger air bag is OFF,the front passenger
air bag status light will illuminate.* For example:
When thesystem detects thatthefront passenger’s seatis
occupied by a small adult, child or child restraint as outlined in
the Owner’s Manual, the
will illuminate to indicate that the front passenger air
bag is OFF and will not inflate in a crash.
When the front passenger’s seat is occupied and the passenger meets the conditions
outlined in the Owner’s Manual, the
will not illuminate to indicate that the front
passenger air bag is operational.
*When thesystem detects thatthefront passenger’s seatisunoccupied, the
passenger air bag status light will not illuminate, even though the front passenger
air bag is OFF.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
This system monitors tire pressure. If the low tire pressure warning
light illuminates, check the tire pressure in all four tires.
Adjust thelow tirepressure tothe recommended COLDtirepres-
sure shown on the Tire and Loading Information label located in the
driver’s door opening. After tire pressures are adjusted, the vehicle
will need to be driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) to activate
the TPMS and turn off the low tire pressure warning light.
SEAT BELT WARNING LIGHT AND CHIME
The light and chime remind you to fasten your seat belts.
The light illuminates whenever the ignition switch is placed
in the ON or START position and remains illuminated until
the driver’s seatbeltisfastened. Atthe same time,the
chime sounds forapproximately 6seconds unlessthe
driver’s seat belt is securely fastened.
With the ignition ON, the seat belt warning light may also
illuminate if the front passenger’s seat is occupied with the
front passenger’s seat belt not fastened.
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VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) OFF SWITCH (if so equipped)
The Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system monitors driver inputs and
vehicle motion. Under certain conditions, it controls braking and engine
outputtohelp improve tractionorhandling. VDCmayneed tobe
temporarily shut off if you are trying to free a vehicle stuck in snow or mud.
Push the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch to deactivate
the VDC system. The
light will illuminate in the instrument panel
Push the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch again to activate the VDC system.
light in the instrument panel gauge area will turn off.
The VDC system is active while the vehicle is running until the switch is pushed to turn
REARVIEW MONITOR (if so equipped)
When the shift selector is moved to the R (Reverse) position,
the monitor display will automatically change to show the area
directly behind the vehicle.
The colored lines on the display screen indicate approximate
distances to objects.
Red 1.5 ft (0.5 m); Yellow 3 ft (1 m); Green 7 ft (2 m) and
10 ft (3 m) .
CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK (Sedan Only)
Child safety lockshelpprevent therear doors frombeing
opened accidentally, especiallywhensmallchildren arein
the vehicle. Thechild safety locklevers arelocated onthe
edge ofthe rear doors. Whenthelever isin the LOCK
position, the door can only be opened from the outside.
FUEL-FILLER DOOR RELEASE
The fuel-filler doorrelease islocated onthe floor tothe leftofthe
To open the fuel-filler door, pull the release up.
To lock, close the fuel-filler door securely.
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TRUNK LID CANCEL SWITCH
When the cancel switch (located inside the glove box)
is OFF, the trunk lid cannot be opened with the trunk lid
opener (located onthe instrument panel) ,thetrunk
Request Switch button (if so equipped) or the Intelli-
gent Key button.
It can be opened by using the Emergency Inside Trunk
MOONROOF CONTROLS (if so equipped)
The ignition switch must be in the ON position to operate
the moonroof controls.
TILTING THE MOONROOF
To tiltthe moonroof up,push thetiltswitch toward
To tilt the moonroof down, push the tilt switch toward
SLIDING THE MOONROOF
To fully open the moonroof, push the switch toward theposition.
To fully close the moonroof, push the switch toward the
To open orclose themoonroof partway, push theswitch ineither direction (
or) while the moonroof is sliding to stop it in the desired position.
FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENTS
With manual seats (if so equipped):
FORWARD AND BACKWARD
Pull the center of the bar up
under the front of the
seat andhold itwhile youslide theseat forward or
backward. Release the bar to lock the seat in position.
SEAT LIFTER (driver’s seat, if so equipped)
Pull up or push down the adjusting lever
edly to adjust the seat height.
Lift the lever
on the side of the seat to adjust the seatback forward or backward.
Release thelever when youhave found acomfortable angleandtheseat beltfits
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With power seats (if so equipped):
The control lever
allows you to make the
Move thecontrol lever
backward toadjust theseat forward or
Pull up or press down on the front of the
to adjust the front por-
tion of the driver’s seat cushion.
Pull uporpress downonthe rear ofthe
toraise orlower the
rear portion of the driver’s seat cushion.
Push the reclining switch
move the seatback forward; pull it back to move the seatback backward.
LUMBAR SUPPORT (driver’s seat, if so equipped)
Push the adjusting lever/switch
repeatedly to adjust the lumbar support.
PASSENGER REAR SEAT ENTRY (Coupe only)
FROM INSIDE THE VEHICLE
From the driver’s seat:
Pull theupper seatback releaselever
inboard sideofthe passenger frontseat, tothe uppermost
position and slide the seat forward.
From the back seat:
Step orpush down onthe lower seatback releaselever
located onthe backside lowerportion ofthe passenger seatandpush theseatback,
sliding it forward.
FROM OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE
From the driver’s side:
Pull theupper seatback releaselever
outboard sideofthe driver’s frontseat. (Return theseatback
manually by pushing the seatback rearward.)
From the passenger side:
Pull the seatback release lever
fully up until the seatback
releases, and push the seatback, sliding it forward. (Return the seatback manually by
pushing the seatback rearward.)
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FOLDING DOWN THE REAR SEATS
FROM INSIDE THE VEHICLE The rear seats canbelocked usingthemechanical keyto
prevent unauthorized access.
Open the access cover and press the release button
fold down the center/passenger’s side rear seat.
Reach through the opening and pull on the strap
behind the seat to fold down the driver’s side rear seat.
FROM THE TRUNK
located behindtheseat tofold down the
center/passenger’s side rear seat.
Pull on the strap
located behind the seat to fold down the
driver’s side rear seat.
HOMELINK UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER (if so equipped)
SYSTEM OPERATING TIPS
Garage doors, electrical gates, entry doors, etc. will be activated during programming.
To avoid injury, make sure that people and objects are clear of all doors or gates during
programming. Yourvehicle’s engineshouldbeturned offwhile programming the
To program your HomeLink Transceiver to operate a garage door, gate, or entry door
opener, home or office lighting, you need to be at the same location as the device.
NOTE: Garage dooropeners (manufactured after1996) have“rolling codepro-
tection”. Toprogram agarage dooropener equipped with“rolling codeprotec-
tion”, you will need to use a ladder to get up to the garage door opener motor to
be able to access the “smart” or “learn” program button.
PROGRAMMING YOUR HOMELINK UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER (Mirror,
Sun Visor or Overhead Console)
1. To begin, pressandhold thetwo
outer HomeLink buttons(toclear
the memory) until the indicator light
blinks slowly (after20seconds) .
Release both buttons.
2. Position theend ofthe hand-held
transmitter 1-3 in (26-76 mm) away
from the HomeLink surface.
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3.Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink button you want
to program and the hand-held transmitter button. DO NOT release the buttons until
step 4 has been completed.
4. Hold down bothbuttons untiltheindicator lightonthe HomeLink flashes, changing
from a “slow blink” to a “rapidly flashing blink”. This could take up to 90 seconds. When
the indicator lightflashes rapidly, bothbuttons maybereleased. Therapidly flashing
light indicates successful programming. Toactivate thegarage doororother pro-
grammed device, press and hold the programmed HomeLink button - releasing when
the device begins to activate.
5. Ifthe indicator lightonthe HomeLink blinksrapidly fortwo seconds andthen turns
solid, HomeLink haspicked upa“rolling code” garage dooropener signal.Youwill
need to proceed with the next steps to train the HomeLink to complete the program-
ming, which may require a ladder and another person for convenience.
6. Press andrelease the“smart” or “learn” program buttonlocated onthe garage door
opener’s motor to activate the “training mode”. This button is usually located near the
antenna wire that hangs down from the motor. If the wire originates from under a light
lens, you will need to remove the lens to access the program button.
NOTE: Onceyouhave pressed andreleased theprogram buttononthe garage
door opener’s motor and the “training light” is lit, you have 30 seconds in which
to perform step 7. Use the help of a second person for convenience to assist when
performing this step.
7. Quickly within 30 seconds of pressing and releasing the garage door opener program
button, firmly press and release the HomeLink button you’ve just programmed. Press
and release the HomeLink button up to three times to complete the training.
8. Your HomeLink buttonshould now
HomeLink buttons for additional door or gate openers, follow steps 2-8 only.)
BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM (Without Navigation
System – if so equipped)
With anoverhead microphone andsound
transmitted throughtheaudio system
speaker, theBluetooth Hands-Free Phone
System utilizesBluetooth wirelesstechnol-
ogy and voice recognition toprovide hands-
free cellular phone communication.
SYSTEM OPERATING TIPS
Close allwindows. Surrounding noises
may interfere with system operation and
button on the steering wheel to activate voice recognition.
Wait for the tone before speaking.
Begin speaking a command within 5 seconds of the tone.
To go back to the previous command, say “Go back” or “Correction”.
To cancel a voice recognition session, simply wait 5 seconds, say “Cancel” or “Quit”, or
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Toincrease ordecrease thevolume ofthe voice prompts, pushthe+or –(volume)
control buttons onthe steering wheelorturn theVOL (volume) knobonthe audio
system while the system is responding.
Speak in a clear and natural voice without pausing between words.
Ifthe Voice Recognition systemdoesnotrecognize yourvoice commands, trainthe
system using the Speaker Adaptation Mode. Refer to your Owner’s Manual for a list of
commands and further instructions.
Some commands are not available while the vehicle is in motion.
The “Help” command can be used in any menu to hear a list of available commands.
Please refer to the cellular phone manufacturer Owner’s Manual for detailed information
regarding your Bluetooth phone.
For recommended phones and detailed instructions, please visit
PAIRING YOUR PHONE
Touse thehands-free feature,youneed toset-up, orpair, thesystem torecognize your
compatible cellular phone(s) . Five Bluetooth-enabled phones can be paired. After set-up,
the system automatically connects with a paired phone when the ignition is in the ACC or ON
position, as long as the phone is on and in the vehicle.
NOTE: The vehicle must be stationary when pairing the phone.
1. Press the
button on the steering wheel and wait for the tone.
2. Say “Setup”.
3. Wait for the tone, then say “Pair phone”.
4. Wait for the tone, then say “New phone”.
5. Initiate pairing from the phone.
The pairing procedure varies according to each cellular phone model. For detailed
pairing instructions and a list of compatible phones, please visit
When prompted for a PASSKEY code, enter “1234” from the handset. (The PASS-
KEY code is assigned by NISSAN and cannot be changed.)
6. Say a name for the phone when the system asks you to provide one. You can give the
phone a name of your choice.
7. Say a number between 1 and 5 when the system asks you for a priority level. The priority
level determines whichphone interacts withthesystem whentwoormore paired
phones are active in the vehicle at the same time. Choose 1 if this is the only phone or
the primary phone.
8. Say “Yes” or “No” when the system asks if you would like to select a custom ring tone.
Follow the instructions provided by the system to choose a ring tone.