NISSAN ALTIMA HYBRID 2010 L32A / 4.G Quick Reference Guide
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FM/AM/XM®* RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (if so equipped)
01 FM/AM BUTTON
Pressing the FM/AM button will change the band to f M1, fM2 or AM radio stations.
02 XM BUTTON*
Press the XM button to change the band to XM1, XM2 or XM3 (if so equipped) satellite
03 DISC/AUX BUTTON
Press the D I S C/AUX button to play a cd or d Vd loaded into the player (if so equipped).
Press the DISC/AUX button again to switch to Music Box™, u SB/iPod®, Bluetooth®
Streaming Audio or A uX modes.
n OTe: y ou may need to adjust the volume on any compatible device plugged into t\
he u SB or
auxiliary jacks to find the most desired sound level of the audio system.
AUXILIARY INPUT JACKS
The auxiliary input jacks are located inside the center console under
the armrest. nTS c compatible devices such as video games, some
MP3 players and camcorders can be connected to the auxiliary input
jacks. Before connecting a device to the AUX jacks, turn the portable
device off. With a compatible device connected to the AUX input jacks,
press the D I S C/AUX button until the AuX mode appears in the display. The output from the
device will be played through the display and audio system. The front display screen will only
play videos when the vehicle is in the P (PAR k) position and the parking brake is engaged.
AUX Jack Color Codes:
The red jack is for right channel audio input.
The white jack is for left channel audio input.
The yellow jack is for video input.
04 SEEKING BUTTON
To scan quickly through each broadcasting station, press the seeking button left or right .
f or XM® radio, press or to switch to the first channel of the previous or next category.
Press or to change tracks on a cd.
Press and hold or to fast forward or rewind a track on a cd.
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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 th\
rough the vehicle’s
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 to access
(eject) button, press the OPEN/TILT 07 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/ dVd 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:
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® audio device to complete the
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 S ySTe M O nLy (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
On, a clock is always displayed in the upper
right corner of the screen. The clock is
automatically adjusted by the GPS system.
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 hou\
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); y ellow 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 trips.
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.
ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE
The e cVT does not produce a gear change sensation like
traditional automatic transmissions.
Most driving conditions require driving in d (d RiV e) range.
The B (BRA ke) range can increase engine braking that can
be used on long downhill descents. it can also increase the
rate of high voltage battery charging for short periods of time.
n OT e: With the transmission in the B (BRA ke) position and your
foot off the accelerator pedal, engine braking will be applied.
When driving in heavy traffic, operate the vehicle in the
d (d RiVe) position to prevent the high voltage battery from being discharged.
The transmission in your vehicle requires a special fluid available onl\
y at your ni SSAn dealer.
no other fluid will meet the exact requirements of the ecVT.
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FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG STATUS LIGHT
This vehicle is equipped with the nissan Advanced Air Bag System.
u nder some conditions, depending on the type of occupant or object
detected in the front-passenger’s 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.* 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.
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
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.
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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.
TRUNK LID CANCEL SWITCH
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
the moonroof is sliding to stop in the desired position.
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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.
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 control lever 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
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.
HOMELINK® UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER (if so equipped)
ySTe M OP eRATin 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\
y our 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.
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PROGRAMMinG yO uR 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
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.
4. Hold down both buttons until the indicator light on the HomeLink
® flashes, changing from
a “slow blink” to a “rapidly flashing blink.” This could take up to 90 seconds. When the indicator
light flashes rapidly, both buttons may be released. The rapidly flashing light indicates
successful programming. To activate the garage door or other programmed device, press
and hold the programmed HomeLink
® button - releasing when the device begins to activate.
5. if the indicator light on the HomeLink
® blinks rapidly for 2 seconds and then turns solid,
HomeLink® has picked up a “rolling code” garage door opener signal. you will need to
proceed with the next steps to train the HomeLink® to complete the programming, which
may require a ladder and another person for convenience.
6. Press and release the “smart” or “learn” program button loca\
ted on the 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: Once you have pressed and released the program button on the 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 perform\
ing this step.
7. Within 30 seconds of pressing and releasing the garage door opener program butto\
press and release the HomeLink
® button you’ve just programmed. Press and release the
HomeLink® button up to 3 times to complete the training.
8. y our HomeLink
® button should now be programmed. (To program the remaining HomeLink®
buttons for additional door or gate openers, follow steps 2-8 only.)
BLUETOOTH® HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
(vehicles with navigation)
With an overhead microphone and sound
transmitted through the audio system speakers,
® Hands-free Phone System utilizes
Bluetooth® wireless technology, a touch-screen
and voice recognition to provide hands-free
cellular phone communication.
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SySTe M OP eRATin G TiPS
close all windows. Surrounding noises may interfere with system operation\
button on the steering wheel to activate voice recognition.
Wait for the “Would you like to access Phone, navigation, information, Audio or Help?”
prompt and the listening tone before speaking.
Begin speaking a command within 1.5 seconds of the listening tone.
To cancel a voice recognition session, press and hold the
button for 2 seconds.
To increase or decrease the volume of the voice prompts, push the + or – (volume) control
switch on the steering wheel or turn the VOL (volume) knob on the audio system while the
system is responding.
Speak in a clear and natural voice without pausing between words.
The “Help” command will bring up the voice recognition command list\
Please refer to the cellular phone manufacturer’s Owner’s Manual for detailed information
regarding your Bluetooth® phone.
for recommended phones and detailed instructions, please visit
cOnnec TinG yOu R PHOne
Before using the hands-free feature, you
need to set up, or connect, the system
to recognize your compatible cellular
phone(s). five compatible Bluetooth
enabled phones can be connected. After
setup, the system automatically connects
with a connected phone when the ignition
is in the A cc or O n position, as long as
the phone is on and in the vehicle.
cOnnec TinG PROcedu Re
n OTe: The vehicle must be stationary when connecting the phone.
1. Press the SETTING button and select the “Bluetooth” key.
2. Select the “connect Bluetooth” key and a pop up box will appear.
3. Read the information and select “y es.”
4. initiate connecting from the phone.
The connecting procedure for cellular phones varies according to each cellular phone
model. f or detailed connecting instructions and compatible phones, please visit
The P in code will appear on the screen (1234 is the default).
5. When the connecting is complete, the screen will return to the Bluetooth