NISSAN ALTIMA COUPE 2010 D32 / 4.G Quick Reference Guide
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USB JACK WITH iPod® CONNECTIVITY (if so equipped)
The USB input jack is located in the center console under the armrest.
To connect a compatible u SB device, open the protective cover on the USB jack, and insert the
u SB device into the jack. When a compatible storage device is plugged into the jack, compatible
audio or video files on the storage device can be played through the v\
ehicle’s audio system.
Video file playback is only available on vehicles with navigation.
To connect an iPod®, open the USB jack cover, connect the u SB end of the cable supplied
with your iPod® to the jack, then connect the other end of the cable to the iPod®. When the
ignition switch is in the A cc or On position, the battery of your iPod® (if compatible) will
charge while connected to your vehicle.
05 STATION SELECT BUTTONS
Twelve stations can be set for the f M band, six for the AM band and eighteen for XM®* radio.
To store a station in a preset you must first select a radio band by pressing the FM/AM or
XM button, then tune to the desired AM, f M or XM® station.
Then press and hold the desired station select button (1 -6 ) until the preset number is
updated on the display and the sound is briefly muted. The channel indicator will then
come on and the sound will resume. Programming is now complete.
To retrieve a previously set station, select the radio band where the preset was stored,
then press the corresponding station select button (1 -6 ).
06 TUNE/FOLDER/AUDIO CONTROL KNOB (Bass, Treble, etc.)
To manually tune the radio, turn the TUNE/FOLDER knob right or left. To adjust the Bass,
Treble, Balance and fade, press the AUDIO knob until the desired mode appears in the
display. Then turn the TUNE/FOLDER knob to adjust to the desired level. Once adjusted
to the desired level, press the AUDIO control knob until the radio or cd display reappears.
While playing an MP3 cd or a compatible device plugged into the USB jack, turn the
TUNE/FOLDER knob right or left to skip forward or backward through available folders.
07 OPEN/TILT BUTTON
The cd/ dVd insert slot is located behind the display screen. To insert a cd, dVd or access
(eject) button, press the OPEN/TILT button on the audio system. The display screen
will automatically move down to expose the cd/d Vd insert slot. insert the cd/d Vd into the
slot with the label side facing up. The cd/ dVd will be guided automatically into the slot and
begin playing. To return the display screen to its upright position after the cd/d Vd is inserted,
press the OPEN/TILT button again.
TO EJECT A CD
first press the OPEN/TILT button
07 on the audio system. Then press the button to
eject a loaded cd or d Vd.
Play mode allows you to change the play pattern of a loaded cd.
While a cd is playing, select the “Menu” key on the display, then select the “Play Mode”
key and a list of various play patterns will be displayed.
® Satellite Radio is only available on vehicles equipped with optional XM® satellite subscription.
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PLAYING AN iPod®
The interface for iPod® operation shown on the vehicle center display is similar to the iPod® interface.
Select the u SB/iPod
® mode using one of the following methods:
Push the SOURCE select switch on the steering wheel.
Press the DISC/AUX button.
FOR USB MEMORY (vehicles with navigation):
After selecting the u SB/iPod® mode, select the “Play Movie contents” key or “Play Audio
contents” key to start playing audio or video files on the device.
Press or for less than 1.5 seconds to skip through tracks.
Press and hold or for more than 1.5 seconds to rewind or fast forward. When the
button is released the audio will play at normal speed.
MUSIC BOXTM HARD DRIVE AUDIO SYSTEM (if so equipped)
The Music Box Hard drive audio system can store songs from cds being played. The system has a
9.3 gigabyte (GB) storage capacity and can record up to 200 hours (approximately 2,900 songs).
The system will not record MP3 or WMA files,
only regular formatted cds.
1. Turn the audio system on and insert a cd.
2. Select the “START R ec” key. The system
starts recording and playing the first track
on the cd.
PLAYING RECORDED SONGS
Select Music Box™ using one of the following
Push the SOURCE select switch on the
Press the DISC/AUX button repeatedly
until the center display changes to Music
or for less than 1.5
seconds to skip through tracks.
• Press and hold
or for more than 1.5 seconds to rewind or fast forward. When the
button is released the audio will play at normal speed.
• Turn the TUNE/FOLDER knob right or left to change albums. When playing “All Songs,”
the TUNE/FOLDER knob changes the track instead of the album.
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BLUETOOTH® STREAMING AUDIO (if so equipped)
if you have a compatible Bluetooth® Streaming Audio device, it can be connected to the vehicle’s
audio system and played through the speakers.
Press the SETTING button on the instrument panel, then select the “Bluetooth” key.
Select the “ connect Bluetooth” key and a screen will appear asking if you are connecting the
device to use with the hands-free phone system.
Select “no” when you receive the pop-up question.
enter a P in of your choice. it will be needed by your Bluetooth® Streaming Audio device to
complete the connection process.
note: See the Bluetooth
® device’s Owner’s Manual for more information.
A udiO OPe RATiOn
To switch to the Bluetooth® Streaming Audio mode, press the SOURCE select switch on
the steering wheel or the DISC/AUX button repeatedly until the Bluetooth® Streaming
Audio mode is displayed on the screen.
The controls (Menu, Play and Pause) for Bluetooth® Streaming Audio are displayed on the
VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY
When the selection button 01 is 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)
SeTTin G MO de
When the setting mode 02 is selected, you are able to set reminders for alerts, maintenance
intervals or language displays.
The ALe RT mode allows you to set alerts notifying yourself of time to rest or i\
The MAinTenAnce mode allows you to set alerts for the reminding of maintenance
intervals for engine oil, oil filter, tires and others.
The di SPLAY mode allows you to change the unit of measurement (u S or metric) display.
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nAViGATi On SYSTe M OnLY (if so equipped)
Press the SETTING button, and then select the
“clock” key to access the following clock settings:
On-screen clock – When this item is
turned to O n, a clock is always displayed
in the upper right corner of the screen.
The clock is automatically adjusted by the
clock f ormat – choose either the 12-hour clock display or the 24-hour clock display.
Offset (hour) – Adjust the time by increasing or decreasing the hour.
Offset (minute) – Adjust the time by increasing or decreasing the minutes.
daylight Savings Time – Turn this item to O n for daylight savings time application.
Time Zone – choose the time zone.
REARVIEW MONITOR (if so equipped)
When the shift lever is moved to the R (R eVeRSe) 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).
TWIN TRIP ODOMETER
The twin trip odometer records the distance of individual
Press the button 01 to change the display as follows:
Press and hold the button 01 for more than 1 second to
reset the currently displayed trip odometer to zero.
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CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (CVT)
After starting the engine, fully depress the brake pedal. Move
the shift lever out of the P (PARk) position. The cVT can
operate in two different automatic drive modes:
d (d rive) mode - When the shift lever is moved to d (d rive),
the transmission is in the normal forward automatic driving
mode. The position indicator in the meter shows a “ d.” The
d (d rive) mode does not produce a gear change sensation
like a traditional automatic transmission.
ds (drive Sport) mode - Move the shift lever from d (d rive)
to the left into the manual shift gate. The position indicator
in the meter shows a “ds”. in ds (drive Sport) mode,
transmission operation changes to “Sporty” driving shift operation, creating a more aggressive
acceleration feeling than the d (drive) mode and a gear change sensation when the driver
accelerates quickly. When the driver selects M (Manual) mode ratio with the shift lever during
ds (drive Sport) mode operation, the driver must move the shift lever from ds mode to d
mode and back again to re-select ds (drive Sport) mode.
• To cancel the Ds (Drive Sport) mode, return the shift lever to the D (Drive) position. The
transmission returns to the normal automatic driving mode.
n OTe: The transmission in your vehicle requires a special fluid available onl\
y at your niSSA n
dealer. no other fluid will meet the exact requirements of the cVT.
MAnu AL SH ifT MO de
When the shift lever is shifted from d (d RiVe) to the manual shift gate, the transmission enters
the manual shift mode.
When shifting up, move the shift lever to the + (up) side (shifts to higher range).
When shifting down, move the shift lever to the – (down) side (shifts to lower range).
in manual shift mode, the position indicator in the meter shows one of the following:
“M1,” “M2,” “M3,” “M4,” “M5” or “M6.”
i n 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 range.
When canceling the manual shift mode, return the shift lever to the d (d RiV e) position. The
transmission returns to the normal driving mode.
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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’s seat by the occupant classificati\
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.* f or example:
When the system detects that the front-passenger’s seat is 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 the system detects that the front-passenger’s seat is unoccupied\
, the front passen-
ger air bag status light will not illuminate, even though the front pass\
enger air bag is OFF.
VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) OFF SWITCH
The Vehicle dynamic control (Vdc) system monitors driver inputs and vehicle
motion. under certain conditions, it controls braking and engine output to help
the driver in handling the vehicle. Vdc does not prevent accidents due to
careless or dangerous driving techniques. Always be mindful of vehicle speed
and driving conditions. V dc may need to be 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 gauge area.
Push the Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) OFF switch again to activate the Vdc system.
light will turn off in the instrument panel gauge area.
The Vdc system is active while the vehicle is running until the switch is pushed to turn off.
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION (if so equipped)
LO ck O uT
in 6-speed manual transmission equipped vehicles, the shift
lever is equipped with a Reverse Lock-out feature that prevents
accidental selection of R (R eVeRSe) (instead of 1st gear).
SH ifTin G TO R eVeRSe
Lift up on the collar just below the shift knob, then move the
shift lever left and up into R (R eVeRSe).
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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 the low tire pressure to the recommended cOL d tire pressure
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 O n or
START position and remains illuminated until the driver’s seat belt
is fastened. At the same time, the chime sounds for approximately
6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt is securely fastened.
With the ignition O n, the seat belt warning light may also illuminate
if the front-passenger’s seat is occupied with the front-passenger’s
seat belt unfastened.
CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCKS (Sedan Only)
child safety locks help prevent the rear doors from being opened
accidentally, especially when small children are in the vehicle. The
child safety lock levers are located on the edge of the rear doors.
When the lever is in the LO ck position, the door can only be opened
from the outside.
FUEL-FILLER DOOR RELEASE
The fuel-filler door release is located on the floor to the left of t\
he driver’s seat.
To open the fuel-filler door, pull the release up.
To lock, close the fuel-filler door securely.
To tighten, turn the fuel-filler cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks
are heard. if the cap is not fully tightened, the
light illuminates because the fuel cap is loose or missing,
tighten or re-install the cap. The
light should turn off after a
few driving trips.
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FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENTS
With manual seats (if so equipped):
fORWARd And BA ckWARd
Pull the center of the bar up 01 under the front of the
seat and hold it while you slide the seat forward or
backward. Release the bar to lock the seat in position.
SeAT LifTe R (driver’s seat, if so equipped)
Pull up or push down the adjusting lever 02 repeatedly to adjust the seat height.
Lift the lever 03 on the side of the seat to adjust the seatback forward or backward. Release
the lever when you have found a comfortable angle and the seat belt fits properly.
TRUNK LID CANCEL SWITCH (if so equipped)
When the cancel switch (located inside the glove box) is O ff, the
trunk lid cannot be opened with the trunk lid opener (located on the
instrument panel), the trunk lid Release/Request Switch (if so
equipped) or the ni SSAn intelligent key
it can be opened by using the emergency inside Trunk Release.
MOONROOF CONTROLS (if so equipped)
The ignition switch must be in the O n position to operate the
Ti LTin G TH e MOO nROO f
To tilt the moonroof up, push the tilt switch toward the
To tilt the moonroof down, push the tilt switch toward the 02 position.
idinG TH e MOOn ROOf
To open the moonroof, push the switch toward the 02 position.
To close the moonroof, push the switch toward the 01 position.
To open or close the moonroof part way, push the switch in either direction (01 or
while the moonroof is sliding to stop in the desired position.
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PASSENGER REAR SEAT ENTRY (Coupe only)
fROM in Side TH e VeHic Le
From the driver’s seat:
Pull the upper seatback release lever 01 , located on the inboard
side of the passenger front seat, to the uppermost position and
slide the seat forward.
From the back seat:
Step or push down on the lower seatback release lever 02 located
on the backside lower portion of the passenger seat and push the
seatback, sliding it forward.
fROM O uTSide TH e VeHic Le
From the driver’s side:
Pull the upper seatback release lever 01 , located on the outboard
side of the driver’s front seat. (Return the seatback manually by
pushing the seatback rearward.)
From the passenger side:
Pull the seatback release lever 02 up until the seatback releases,
then push the seatback, sliding it forward. (Return the seatback
manually by pushing the seatback rearward.)
With power seats (if so equipped):
The control lever
01 allows you to make the
Move the control lever 01 forward or
backward to adjust the seat forward
Pull up or press down on the front of the
A to raise or lower the front
portion of the driver’s seat cushion.
Pull up or press down on the rear of the
B to raise or lower the rear
portion of the driver’s seat cushion.
Rec Linin G
Push the reclining switch 02 forward to move
the seatback forward; pull it back to move the seatback backward.
LuMBAR S uPPORT (driver’s seat, if so equipped)
Push or pull the adjusting lever
03 repeatedly to adjust the manual lumbar support.
Push the lumbar switch
03 to adjust the power lumbar support.
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HOMELINK® UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER (if so equipped)
SYSTeM OPeRATin G 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 duri\
Your vehicle’s engine should be turned off while programming the HomeL\
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 door openers (manufactured after 1996) have “rolling code protection.”
To program a garage door opener equipped with “rolling code protection\
,” you will
need to use a ladder to get to the garage door opener motor to be able to access the
“smart” or “learn” program button.
PROGRAMMin G YOuR HOMeL ink® uni Ve RSAL TRA nScei Ve R
(Mirror, Sun Visor or Overhead console)
1. To begin, press and hold the two outer
HomeLink® buttons (to clear the memory)
until the indicator light blinks slowly (after
20 seconds). Release both buttons.
2. Position the end of the hand-held transmitter
1-3 in (26-76 mm) away from the HomeLink
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.
FOLDING DOWN THE REAR SEATS
FROM INSIDE THE VEHICLE
The rear seats can be locked using the mechanical key to prevent
Open the access cover and press the release button 01 to fold
down the center/passenger’s side rear seat.
Reach through the opening and pull on the strap 02 located
behind the seat to fold down the driver’s side rear seat.
FROM THE TRUNK
Pull the strap 03 located behind the seat to fold down the center/
passenger’s side rear seat.
Pull on the strap 04 located behind the seat to fold down the
driver’s side rear seat.