NISSAN GT-R 2013 R35 Owners Manual
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Security indicator light
The security indicator light is located on the
instrument panel. It indicates the status of the
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System.
The light blinks whenever the ignition switch is in
the ACC, OFF or LOCK position. This function
indicates the security systems equipped on the
vehicle are operational.
If the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System is
malfunctioning, this light will remain on while the
ignition switch is in the ON position.
If the light still remains on and/or the
engine will not start, see a GT-R certified
NISSAN dealer for NISSAN Vehicle Immo-bilizer System service as soon as possible.
Please bring all Intelligent Keys that you
have when visiting a GT-R certified
NISSAN dealer for service.
In freezing temperatures the washer
solution may freeze on the windshield
and obscure your vision which may lead
to an accident. Warm windshield with
the defroster before you wash the
Do not operate the washer continu-
ously for more than 30 seconds.
. Do not operate the washer if the
reservoir tank is empty.
. Do not fill the window washer
reservoir tank with washer fluid
concentrates at full strength. Some
methyl alcohol based washer fluid
concentrates may permanently stain
the grille if spilled while filling the
window washer reservoir tank.
. Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates
with water to the manufacturer’s
recommended levels before pouring
the fluid into the window washer
reservoir tank. Do not use the
WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER
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window washer reservoir tank to
mix the washer fluid concentrate
The windshield wiper and washer operates
when the ignition switch is in the ON position.
USING THE WIPERS
Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the
*1INT (Intermittent) — intermittent operation can be
adjusted by turning the knob toward*A(Slower)
*2Low — continuous low speed operation
*3High — continuous high speed operation
Push the lever up*4to have one sweep
operation of the wiper. NOTE:
In the MIST position, the wipers oper-
ate while the lever is lifted up. When
the lever is released, it automatically
returns to the OFF position and the
. When the speed sensing wiper interval
function is turned on, the intermittent
operation speed varies in accordance
with the vehicle speed. (For example,
when the vehicle speed is high, the
intermittent operation speed will be
faster.) To turn this function on and
off, see the separate Multi Function
Display Owner’s Manual.
. If the wiper operation is interrupted by
snow or ice, the wiper may stop moving
to protect its motor. If this occurs, turn
the wiper switch to the OFF position
and remove the snow or ice on and
around the wiper arms. In approxi-
mately 1 minute, turn the switch on
again to operate the wiper.
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USING THE WASHER
Pull the lever toward you to operate the washer.
Then the wiper will also operate several times.
When the level of washer fluid is low, a
warning display appears on the vehicle
information display. (
fluid warning” page 2-40)
To defog/defrost the rear window, start the
engine and push the switch on. The indicator
light on the switch will come on. Push the switch
again to turn the defroster off.
It will automatically turn off in approximately 15
When the rear window defroster switch is
pressed, the heated outside mirrors also
operate at the same time. (
mirrors” page 3-28)
When cleaning the inner side of the rear
window, be careful not to scratch or
damage the rear window defroster.
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
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. When xenon headlights are on, they
produce a high voltage. To prevent
an electric shock, never attempt to
modify or disassemble. Always have
your xenon headlights replaced at a
GT-R certified NISSAN dealer.
. Xenon headlights provide consider-
ably more light than conventional
headlights. If they are not correctly
aimed, they might temporarily blind
an oncoming driver or the driver
ahead of you and cause a serious
accident. If headlights are not aimed
correctly, immediately take your ve-
hicle to a GT-R certified NISSAN
dealer and have the headlights
When the xenon headlight is initially turned on,
its brightness or color varies slightly. However,
the color and brightness will soon stabilize. NOTE:
The life of xenon headlights will be
shortened by frequent on-off opera-
tion. It is generally desirable not to turn
off the headlights for short intervals
(for example, when the vehicle stops at
a traffic signal) . Even when the daytime
running lights are active, the xenon
headlights do not turn on. This way the
life of the xenon headlights is not
. If the xenon headlight bulb is close to
burning out, the brightness will drasti-
cally decrease, the light will start
blinking, or the color of the light will
become reddish. If one or more of the
above signs appear, contact a GT-R
certified NISSAN dealer.
Turning the switch to theposition:
The clearance, side marker, tail, license plate
and instrument lights will come on and the
daytime running light will remain on.
Turning the switch to the
Headlights will come on and all the other lights
remain on. The daytime running light will turn off.
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HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL
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The autolight system allows the headlights to be
set so they turn on and off automatically.
To set the autolight system:
1. Make sure the headlight switch is in theAUTO position
2. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.
3. The autolight system automatically turns the headlights on and off.
To turn the autolight system off, turn the switch
to the OFF,
The autolight system can turn on the headlights
automatically when it is dark and turn off the
headlights when it is light. If the ignition switch is pushed to the OFF
position and one of the doors is opened, the
headlights remain on for 45 seconds.
Refer to the separate Multi Function Display
Headlight beam select
When the headlights are on, push the lever to
the front of the vehicle
*1to switch to the high
beams. The high-beam indicator light illumi-
“High beam indicator light” page 2-
Pull the lever to the neutral position
switch to the low beams.
Pulling the lever toward you
*3will flash the
headlight high beam even when the headlight
switch is in the OFF position.
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Use low beams when there are cars
approaching from the opposite direc-
tion, during city driving and at similar
Battery saver system
A chime will sound when the driver side door is
opened with the light switch in theorposition and the ignition switch in the ACC,
OFF or LOCK position. (“Light reminder
chime” page 2-31)
When the headlight switch is in the
orposition while the ignition switch is in the ON
position, the lights will automatically turn off 45
seconds after the ignition switch has been
pushed to the OFF position.
When the headlight switch remains in the
orposition after the lights automatically turn
off, the lights will turn on when the ignition
switch is pushed to the ON position.
. When you turn on the headlight
switch again after the lights auto-
matically turn off, the lights will not
turn off automatically. Be sure to
turn the light switch to the OFF
position when you leave the vehicle
for extended periods of time, other-
wise the battery will be discharged.
. Never leave the light switch on
when the engine is not running for
extended periods of time even if the
headlights turn off automatically.
Daytime running light system
The daytime running lights automatically illumi-
nate when the engine is started with the parking
brake released. The daytime running lights
operate with the headlight switch in the OFF
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
illuminate. The daytime running lights illuminate
once the parking brake is released. The daytime
running lights will remain on until the ignition
switch is pushed to the OFF position.
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
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Move the lever up or down to the position*1to
signal the turning direction. When the turn is
completed, the turn signals cancel automatically.
Lane change signal
To indicate a lane change, move the lever up or
down to the position
*2where the lights begin
If the lever is moved back right after moving up
or down to the position
*2, the light will flash 3
Push the switch on to warn other drivers when
you must stop or park under emergency condi-
tions. All turn signal lights will flash.
The flasher can be actuated with the ignition
switch in any position.
Some state laws may prohibit the use of
the hazard warning flasher switch while
. If stopping for an emergency, be
sure to move the vehicle well off the
. Do not use the hazard warning
flashers while moving on the high-
way 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
hazard warning flasher lights are
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
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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.
Tampering with the supplemental front
air bag system may result in serious
The seat heaters can be used when the ignition
switch is in the ON position. The front seats are
warmed by the built-in heaters.
TURNING ON THE HEATERS
Push the "HI" or "LO" side of the switch to
activate the heaters. The switch indicator
HI To heat the seat quickly
LO To keep the seat warm
TURNING OFF THE HEATERS
Move the switch to the level position. The switch
indicator turns off.
Do not use or allow occupants to use
the seat heater if you or the occupants
cannot monitor elevated seat tempera-
tures or have an inability to feel pain in
those body parts in contact with the
seat. Use of the seat heater by such
people could result in serious injury.
. Do not put anything on the seat
which insulates heat, such as a
blanket, cushion, seat cover, etc.
Otherwise, the seat may become
. 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 heater.
. Any liquid spilled on the heated seat
should be removed immediately
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HORN HEATED SEATS (if so equipped)
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with a dry cloth.
. If any malfunctions are found or the
heated seat does not operate, turn
the switch off and have the system
checked by a GT-R certified NISSAN
.The battery could run down if the
seat heater is operated while the
engine is not running.
. Do not use the seat heater for
extended periods or when no one
is using the seat.
. When cleaning the seat, never use
gasoline, thinner, or any similar
.The outlet and plug may be hot
during or immediately after use.
. Do not use with accessories that
exceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power
draw. Do not use double adapters or
more than one electrical accessory.
. This power outlet is not designed
for use with a cigarette lighter unit.
. Before inserting or disconnecting a
plug, be sure the electrical acces-
sory being used is turned OFF.
. When not in use, be sure to close
the cap. Do not allow water to
contact the outlet.
.Use power outlet with the engine
running to avoid discharging the
. Avoid using power outlet when the
air conditioner, headlights or rear
window defroster is on. .
Push the plug in as far as it will go.
If good contact is not made, the plug
may overheat or the internal tem-
perature fuse may open.
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Next to the steering wheel
Pull out the cap to use the outlet.
Replace the cap after use.
Inside the console box
Open the cap to use the outlet.
Close the cap after use.
.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
. Use only soft cups in the cup holder.
Hard objects can injure you in an
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