NISSAN ALTIMA HYBRID 2010 L32A / 4.G Owners Manual
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Use the headlights with the Hybrid System
running to avoid discharging the vehicle
Autolight system (if so equipped)
The autolight system allows the headlights to be
set so they turn on and off automatically. The
autolight system can:● Turn on the headlights, front parking, tail,
license plate and instrument panel lights au-
tomatically when it is dark.
● Turn off all the lights when it is light.
● Keep all the lights on for 45 seconds after
you place the ignition switch in the OFF
position and all doors are closed. To turn on the autolight system:
1. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO posi- tion
2. Place the ignition switch in the ON position.
3. The autolight system automatically turns the headlights on and off.
Initially, if the ignition switch is placed in the OFF
position and a door is opened and left open, the
headlights remain ON for 5 minutes. If another
door is opened during the 5 minutes, then the 5
minute timer is reset.
To turn the autolight system off, turn the switch to
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Be sure you do not put anything on top of
the autolight sensor located on the top side
of the instrument panel. The autolight sen-
sor controls the autolight; if it is covered,
the autolight sensor reacts as if it is dark
out and the headlights will illuminate. If
this occurs while parked with the Hybrid
System off and the ignition switch placed
in the ON position, your vehicle’s battery
could become discharged.Headlight beam select
1To select the high beam function, push the
lever forward. The high beam lights come on
2Pull the lever back to select the low beam.
3Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the
headlight high beams on and off.
Battery saver system
If the ignition switch is placed in the OFF position
while the headlight switch is in the
orposition, the headlights will turn off after
Even though the battery saver feature au-
tomatically turns off the headlights after a
period of time, you should turn the head-
light switch to the OFF position when the
engine is not running to avoid discharging
the vehicle battery.
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEM
The headlights automatically illuminate at a re-
duced intensity when the engine is started with
the parking brake released. The daytime running
lights operate with the headlight switch in the
OFF position or in the
position. Turn the
headlight switch to the
position for full
illumination when driving at night.
If the parking brake is applied before the engine is
started, the daytime running lights do not illumi-
nate. The daytime running lights illuminate when
the parking brake is released. The daytime run-
ning lights will remain on until the ignition switch
is placed in the OFF position.
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When the daytime running light system is
active, tail lights on your vehicle are not
on. It is necessary at dusk to turn on your
headlights. Failure to do so could cause
an accident injuring yourself and others.
The instrument cluster illuminates when the igni-
tion switch is placed in the ON position.
The instrument brightness control operates when
the headlight control switch is in the
Turn the control left or right to adjust the bright-
ness of the instrument panel lights when driving
TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
1Move the lever up or down to signal the
turning direction. When the turn is com-
pleted, the turn signals cancel automatically.
Lane change signal
2To signal a lane change, move the lever up or
down to the point where the indicator light
begins to flash, but the lever does not latch.
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Push the switch on to warn other drivers when
you must stop or park under emergency condi-
tions. All turn signal lights flash.
●If stopping for an emergency, be sure to
move the vehicle well off the road.
● Do not use the hazard warning flashers
while moving on the highway unless
unusual circumstances force you to
drive so slowly that your vehicle might
become a hazard to other traffic.
● Turn signals do not work when the haz-
ard warning flasher lights are on. The flashers will operate with the ignition switch
placed in any position.
Some state laws may prohibit the use of
the hazard warning flasher switch while
To sound the horn, push the center pad area of
the steering wheel.
Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so
could affect proper operation of the
supplemental front air bag system. Tam-
pering with the supplemental front air bag
system may result in serious personal
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
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The front seats are warmed by built-in heaters.
The switches are located on the center console.1. Start the Hybrid System.
2. Push the LO or HI position of the switch, as desired. The indicator light in the switch will
The heater is controlled by a thermostat,
automatically turning the heater on and off.
The indicator light will remain on as long as
the switch is on.
3. When the seat is warmed or before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn the switch
●Do not use the seat heater for extended
periods or when no one is using the
● Do not put anything on the seat which
insulates heat, such as a blanket, cush-
ion, seat cover, etc. Otherwise, the seat
may become overheated.
● Do not place anything hard or heavy on
the seat or pierce it with a pin or similar
object. This may result in damage to the
● Any liquid spilled on the heated seat
should be removed immediately with a
● When cleaning the seat, never use
gasoline, benzine, thinner, or any simi-
● If any abnormalities are found or the
heated seat does not operate, turn the
switch off and have the system checked
by your NISSAN dealer.
● The battery could run down if the seat
heater is operated while the Hybrid Sys-
tem is not running. The power outlets are for powering electrical
accessories such as cellular telephones. They
are rated at 12 volt, 120W (10A) maximum. The
console outlet is powered directly by the vehi-
HEATED SEATS (if so equipped)
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●The outlet and plug may be hot during
or immediately after use.
● Only certain power outlets are designed
for use with a cigarette lighter unit. Do
not use any other power outlet for an
accessory lighter. See your NISSAN
dealer for additional information.
● Do not use with accessories that ex-
ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw.
Do not use double adapters or more
than one electrical accessory. ●
Use power outlets with the Hybrid Sys-
tem running to avoid discharging the
● Avoid using power outlets when the air
conditioner, headlights or rear window
defroster is on.
● Before inserting or disconnecting a
plug, be sure the electrical accessory
being used is turned OFF.
● Push the plug in as far as it will go. If
good contact is not made, the plug may
overheat or the internal temperature
fuse may open.
● When not in use, be sure to close the
cap. Do not allow water to contact the
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The seatback pockets are located on the back of
the driver’s and passenger’s seats. The pockets
can be used to store maps.
To open the sunglasses holder, push and release.
Only store one pair of sunglasses in the holder.
Keep the sunglasses holder closed while
driving to prevent an accident.
●Do not use for anything other than
● Do not leave sunglasses in the sun-
glasses holder while parking in direct
sunlight. The heat may damage the
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To open the front cup holders, push the cup
holder lid. To close, lower the cup holder lid and
push down until it clicks in place.
The plastic insert may be removed to accommo-
date a larger cup size or for cleaning.
The rear cup holders are located in the fold-down
armrest in the rear seat back.
●Avoid abrupt starting and braking when
the cup holder is being used to prevent
spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it
can scald you or your passenger.
● Use only soft cups in the cup holder.
Hard objects can injure you in an
Soft bottle holder
● Do not use bottle holder for any other
objects that could be thrown about in
the vehicle and possibly injure people
during sudden braking or an accident.
● Do not use bottle holder for open liquid
Soft bottle holder
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Open the glove box by pulling the handle. When
1or unlocking2the glove box, use the
Keep glove box lid closed while driving to
help prevent injury in an accident or a
Pull up on the driver’s side latch to open the
upper half of the console box. The mat (if so
equipped) may be removed for cleaning.
The upper half of the console box may be used for
storage of cellular phones. An access hole is
provided at the front of the upper half of the
console box for phone cord routing to the power
Pull up on the passenger’s side latch to open the
lower half of the console box. A power outlet is
located inside the console box. The mat (if so
equipped) may be removed for cleaning.
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COVERED STORAGE BOX
Push the center of the lid to open.
The grocery hooks are located in the trunk and
can be used to hang a standard size plastic
Do not apply a total load of more than 20
lbs (9 kg) to a single grocery hook.
CARGO NET (if so equipped)
Properly secure all cargo with ropes or
straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, un-
secured cargo could cause personal
The cargo net helps keep packages in the cargo
area from moving around while the vehicle is in
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