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When programming a garage door opener,
etc., it is advised to unplug the device dur-
ing the “cycling” process to prevent pos-
sible damage to the garage door opener
OPERATING THE HOMELINK
The HomeLinkUniversal Transceiver (once pro-
grammed) may now be used to activate the ga-
rage door, etc. To operate, simply press the ap-
propriate programmed HomeLink Universal
Transceiver button. The red indicator light will
illuminate while the signal is being transmitted.
If the HomeLink does not quickly learn the hand-
held transmitter information:
● replace the hand-held transmitter batteries
with new batteries.
● position the hand-held transmitter with its
battery area facing away from the
● press and hold both the HomeLink and
hand-held transmitter buttons without inter-
position the hand-held transmitter1-3
inches (26 - 76 mm) away from the
HomeLink surface. Hold the transmitter in
that position for up to 15 seconds. If
HomeLink is not programmed within that
time, try holding the transmitter in another
position – keeping the indicator light in view
at all times.
If you continue to have programming difficulties,
please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs
Department. The phone numbers are located in
the Foreword of this manual.
CLEARING THE PROGRAMMED
Individual buttons cannot be cleared. However,
to clear all programming, press and hold the two
outside buttons and release when the indicator
light begins to flash (approximately 20 seconds) .
ROLLING CODE PROGRAMMING
Rolling code garage door openers (or other roll-
ing code devices) which are “code protected”
and manufactured after 1996, may be deter-
mined by the following: ● Reference the garage door opener Owner’s
Manual for verification. ●
The hand-held transmitter appears to pro-
gram the HomeLink Universal Transceiver
but does not activate the garage door.
● Press and hold the trained HomeLink but-
ton. If the garage door opener has the rolling
code feature, the HomeLink indicator light
will flash rapidly, then remain on after 2 sec-
To program the HomeLink Universal Transceiver
to a garage door opener with the rolling code
feature, follow these instructions after completing
the “Programming HomeLink” (the aid of a sec-
ond person may make the following procedures
quicker and easier) .
1. Locate the training button on the garage door opener motor unit. Exact location and
color of the button may vary by garage door
opener brand. If there is difficulty locating
the training button, reference the garage
door opener Owner’s Manual.
2. Press the training button on the garage door opener motor unit (which may activate a
training light) .
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Following step 2, there are 30 seconds in
which to initiate step 3.3. Firmly press and release the programmed HomeLink button a second time to com-
plete the training process. (Some garage
door openers may require you to do this
procedure a third time to complete the train-
The garage door opener should now recognize
the HomeLink Universal Transceiver and acti-
vate when the HomeLink button is pressed. The
remaining two buttons may now be programmed
(if not yet programmed, follow steps 2 through 4
in the “Programming HomeLink” procedures
earlier in this section) .
REPROGRAMMING A SINGLE
To reprogram a HomeLink Universal Transceiver
button, complete the following.
1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink but-
ton. Do not release the button until step 4
has been completed.
2. When the indicator light begins to flash slowly (after 20 seconds) , position the
hand-held transmitter1-3inches (26 - 76
mm) away from the HomeLink surface.3. Press and hold the hand-held transmitter
4. The HomeLink indicator light will flash, first
slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator
light begins to flash rapidly, release both
The HomeLink Universal Transceiver button has
now been reprogrammed. The new device can
be activated by pushing the HomeLink button
that was just programmed. This procedure will
not affect any other programmed HomeLink
IF YOUR VEHICLE IS STOLEN
If your vehicle is stolen, you should change the
codes of any non-rolling code device that has
been programmed into HomeLink. Consult the
Owner’s Manual of each device or call the manu-
facturer or dealer of those devices for additional
When your vehicle is recovered, you will
need to reprogram the HomeLink Univer-
sal Transceiver with your new transmitter
FCC Notice: This device complies with FCC rules part 15
and RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Opera-
tion is subject to the following two condi-
(1) This device may not cause harmful in-
terference and (2) This device must accept
any interference that may be received, in-
cluding interference that may cause unde-
This transmitter has been tested and com-
plies with FCC and DOC/MDC rules.
Changes or modifications not expressly ap-
proved by the party responsible for compli-
ance could void the user’s authority to op-
erate the equipment.
DOC: ISTC 1763K1313
FCC I.D. CV2V67690
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3 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
Keys .............................................3-2NISSAN Intelligent Key™ ........................3-2
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System keys .........3-3
Locking with key ................................3-4
Locking with inside lock knob . ...................3-5
Locking with power door lock switch .............3-5
Automatic door locks . . .........................3-6
Child safety rear door lock .......................3-6
NISSAN Intelligent Key™ . . .........................3-7
Operating range ................................3-9
Door locks/unlocks precaution ...................3-9
NISSAN Intelligent Key™ Operation ..............3-10
How to use the remote keyless entry
function ...................................... 3-13
Warning signals ............................... 3-16
Troubleshooting guide ......................... 3-17Hood
Trunk lid ......................................... 3-18
Opener operation .............................. 3-18
Interior trunk lid release ........................ 3-19
Fuel-filler door ................................... 3-20
Opener operation .............................. 3-20
Fuel-filler cap ................................. 3-20
Tilt/telescopic steering ............................ 3-22
Tilt operation .................................. 3-22
Telescopic operation ........................... 3-22
Sun visors ....................................... 3-23
Vanity mirrors ................................. 3-23
Mirrors .......................................... 3-24
Rearview mirror (if so equipped) .................3-24
Automatic anti-glare rearview mirror
(if so equipped) ............................... 3-24
Outside mirrors ............................... 3-25
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1. Two Intelligent Keys
2. Mechanical keys (inside IntelligentKeys)
3. Key number plate
NISSAN INTELLIGENT KEY™
Your vehicle can only be driven with the Intelligent
Key which are registered to your vehicle’s Intelli-
gent Key components and NISSAN Vehicle Im-
mobilizer System components. Never leave these keys in the vehicle.
As many as four Intelligent Keys can be regis-
tered and used with one vehicle. The new keys
must be registered by a NISSAN dealer prior to
use with the Intelligent Key and NISSAN Vehicle
Immobilizer System of your vehicle. Since the
registration process requires erasing all memory
in the Intelligent Key components when register-
ing new keys, be sure to take all Intelligent Keys
that you have to the NISSAN dealer.
A key number plate is supplied with your keys.
Record the key number and keep it in a safe place
(such as your wallet) , not in the vehicle. If you lose
your keys, see a NISSAN dealer for duplicates by
using the key number. NISSAN does not record
key numbers so it is very important to keep track
of your key number plate.
A key number is only necessary when you have
lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate
from. If you still have a key, your NISSAN dealer
can duplicate it.
Listed below are conditions or occur-
rences which will damage the Intelligent
Do not allow the Intelligent Key, which
contains electrical components, to come
into contact with water or salt water. This
could affect the system function.
● Do not drop the Intelligent Key.
● Do not strike the Intelligent Key sharply
against another object.
● Do not change or modify the Intelligent
● Wetting may damage the Intelligent
Key. If the Intelligent Key gets wet, im-
mediately wipe until it is completely dry.
● Do not place the Intelligent Key for an
extended period in an area where tem-
peratures exceed 140°F (60°C) .
● Do not attach the Intelligent Key with a
key holder that contains a magnet.
● Do not place the Intelligent Key near
equipment that produces a magnetic
field, such as a TV, audio equipment and
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The Intelligent Key contains the mechanical key.
To remove the mechanical key, release the lock
knob on the back of the Intelligent Key.
To install the mechanical key, firmly insert it into
the Intelligent Key until the lock knob returns to
the lock position.
Use the mechanical key to lock or unlock the
doors, trunk lid and glove box.
See “Doors” and “Trunk lid” later in this section,
“Storage” in the “Instruments and controls” sec-
tion and “Seats” in the “Safety — Seats, seat
belts and supplemental restraint system” section.
Always carry the mechanical key installed
in the Intelligent Key slot.
When you have to leave a key with a valet, give
them the Intelligent Key itself and keep the me-
chanical key with you to protect your belongings.
To prevent the glove box and the trunk from being
opened during valet hand-off, follow the proce-
dures below:1. Push the trunk cancel switch to the OFF position.
2. Remove the mechanical key from the Intelli- gent Key.
3. Lock the glove box and the rear seats with the mechanical key.
4. Hand the Intelligent Key to the valet and keep the mechanical key with you.
See “Trunk lid” in this section, “Storage” in the
“Instruments and controls” section and “Seats” in
the “Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental
restraint system” section.
NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
You can only drive your vehicle using the master
keys which are registered to the NISSAN Vehicle
Immobilizer System components in your vehicle.
These keys have a transponder chip in the key
The master key can be used for all the locks.
To protect belongings when you leave a key with
someone, give them the Intelligent Key only, not
the mechanical key.
Never leave these keys in the vehicle.
Additional or replacement keys:
If you still have a key, the key number is not
necessary when you need extra NISSAN Vehicle
Immobilizer System keys. Your dealer can dupli-
cate your existing key. As many as four NISSAN
Vehicle Immobilizer System keys can be used
with one vehicle. You should bring all NISSAN
Vehicle Immobilizer System keys that you have to
your NISSAN dealer for registration. This is be-
cause the registration process will erase the
memory of all key codes previously registered
into the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System.
After the registration process, these components
will only recognize keys coded into the NISSAN
Vehicle Immobilizer System during registration.
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Any key that is not given to your dealer at the time
of registration will no longer be able to start your
Do not allow the immobilizer system key, which
contains an electrical transponder, to come into
contact with salt water. This could affect system
function.When the doors are locked using one of the
following methods, the doors can not be opened
using the inside or outside door handles. The
doors must be unlocked to open the doors.
Always have the doors locked while
driving. Along with the use of seat belts,
this provides greater safety in the event
of an accident by helping to prevent
persons from being thrown from the
vehicle. This also helps keep children
and others from unintentionally open-
ing the doors, and will help keep out
● Before opening any door, always look
for and avoid oncoming traffic.
● Do not leave children unattended inside
the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac-
tivate switches or controls. Unattended
children could become involved in seri-
LOCKING WITH KEY
The power door lock system allows you to lock or
unlock all doors at the same time.
Turning the key toward the front
1of the vehicle
locks all doors.
Turning the key one time toward the rear
vehicle unlocks that door. From that position,
returning the key to neutral
3(where the key can
only be removed and inserted) and turning it
toward the rear again within 5 seconds unlocks
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Opening and closing windows (if so
The driver’s door key operation allows you to
open and close windows equipped with auto-
matic operation at the same time.● To open the windows, turn the driver’s door
key toward the rear of the vehicle for longer
than 1 second after the door is unlocked.
● To close the windows, turn the driver’s door
key toward the front of the vehicle for longer
than 1 second after the door is locked.
Windows stop when the key cylinder is released.
LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK
To lock the door without the key, move the inside
lock knob to the lock position
1, then close the
To unlock the door without the key, move the
inside lock knob to the unlock position
LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR
To lock all the doors without a key, push the door
lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) to
the lock position
1. When locking the door this
way, be certain not to leave the key inside the
To unlock all the doors without a key, push the
door lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s
side) to the unlock position
Door lock switch
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When the power door lock switch (driver’s or
front passenger’s side) is moved to the lock
position with the Intelligent Key in the port and
any door open, all doors will lock and unlock
automatically. With the Intelligent Key left in the
vehicle (not in the Intelligent Key port) and any
door open, all doors will unlock automatically and
a chime will sound after the door is closed.
AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCKS
●All doors lock automatically when the vehicle
speed reaches 15 MPH (24 km/h) .
● All doors unlock automatically when the ig-
nition switch is placed in the OFF position.
The automatic unlock function can be de-
activated or activated. To deactivate or acti-
vate the automatic door unlock system, perform
the following procedure:
1. Close all doors.
2. Place the ignition switch in the ON position.
3. Within 20 seconds of performing Step 2, push and hold the power door lock switch to
position (UNLOCK) for more than
5 seconds. 4. When activated, the hazard indicator will
flash twice. When deactivated, the hazard
indicator will flash once.
5. The ignition switch must be placed in the OFF and ON position again between each
When the automatic door unlock system is deac-
tivated, the doors do not unlock when the ignition
switch is placed in the OFF position. To unlock
the door manually, use the inside lock knob or the
power door lock switch (driver’s or front passen-
ger’s side) .
CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK
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 unlock position
door can be opened from the outside or the
When the lever is in the LOCK position
the door can be opened only from the out-
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●Radio waves could adversely affect
electric medical equipment. Those who
use a pacemaker should contact the
electric medical equipment manufac-
turer for the possible influences before
● The Intelligent Key transmits radio
waves when the buttons are pressed.
The FAA advises the radio waves may
affect aircraft navigation and communi-
cation systems. Do not operate the In-
telligent Key while on an airplane. Make
sure the buttons are not operated unin-
tentionally when the unit is stored for a
The Intelligent Key can operate all the door locks
using the remote controller function or pushing
the request switch on the vehicle without taking
the key out from a pocket or purse. The operating
environment and/or conditions may affect the
Intelligent Key operation.
Be sure to read the following before using the
● Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key with
you when operating the vehicle.
● Never leave the Intelligent Key in the
vehicle when you leave the vehicle.
The Intelligent Key is always communicating with
the vehicle as it receives radio waves. The Intel-
ligent Key transmits weak radio waves. Environ-
mental conditions may interfere with the opera-
tion of the Intelligent Key system under the
following operating conditions. ● When operating near a location where
strong radio waves are transmitted, such as
a TV tower, power station and broadcasting
● When in possession of wireless equipment,
such as a cellular telephone, transceiver,
and CB radio.
● When the Intelligent Key is in contact with or
covered by metallic materials.
● When any type of radio wave remote control
is used nearby.
● When the Intelligent Key is placed near an
electric appliance such as a personal com-
When the vehicle is parked near a parking
In such cases, correct the operating conditions
before using the Intelligent Key function or use
the mechanical key.
Although the life of the battery varies depending
on the operating conditions, the battery’s life is
approximately 2 years. If the battery is dis-
charged, replace it with a new one.
When the Intelligent Key battery is almost dis-
charged, insert the Intelligent Key into the Intelli-
gent Key port to start the Hybrid System. Replace
the discharged battery with a new one as soon as
possible. For more details, see “Push-button ig-
nition switch” in the “Starting and driving” sec-
Since the Intelligent Key is continuously receiving
radio waves, if the key is left near equipment
which transmits strong radio waves, such as sig-
nals from a TV and personal computer, the bat-
tery life may become shorter.
For information regarding replacement of a bat-
tery, see “Battery replacement” in the “Mainte-
nance and do-it-yourself” section.
As many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be registered
and used with one vehicle. For information about
the purchase and use of additional Intelligent
Keys, contact a NISSAN dealer.
NISSAN INTELLIGENT KEY™
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