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window washer reservoir tank to
mix the washer fluid concentrate
If the rear window 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 that is
on and around the wiper arms. In approxi-
mately 1 minute, turn the switch on again
to operate the wiper.
The rear window wiper and washer operate
when the ignition switch is in the ON position.
Turn the switch clockwise from the OFF position
to operate the wiper.
*1Intermittent (INT) — intermittent operation (not
*2Low (ON) — continuous low speed operation
Push the switch forward*3to operate the
washer. Then the wiper will also operate several
To defog/defrost the rear window glass and
outside mirrors (if so equipped), start the engine
and push the switch
*1on. The indicator light
*2will come on. Push the switch again to turn
the defroster off.
It will automatically turn off in approximately 15
When cleaning the inner side of the rear
window, be careful not to scratch or
damage the rear window defroster.
REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE
MIRROR DEFROSTER SWITCH
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XENON HEADLIGHTS (if so equipped)
. 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
. 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 NISSAN dealer and have
the headlights adjusted correctly.
When the xenon headlight is initially turned on,
its brightness or color varies slightly. However,
the color and brightness will soon stabilize.
. 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) . This way the life of the
xenon headlights is not reduced.
. 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 NISSAN
*1Turn the switch to theposition:
The front parking, side marker, tail, license plate
and instrument lights will come on.
*2Turn the switch to theposition:
Headlights will come on and all the other lights
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HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL
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Autolight system (if so equipped)
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.
The headlights will also be turned on automa-
tically at twilight or in rainy weather (when the
windshield wiper is operated continuously) (if so
If the ignition switch is pushed to the OFF
position and one of the doors is opened and this
condition is continued, the headlights remain on
for a specified period of time.
Be sure not to put anything on top of the
*Alocated on the top of the
instrument panel. The photo sensor con-
trols the autolight; if it is covered, the
photo sensor reacts as if it is dark and the
headlights will illuminate.
Automatic headlights off delay:
You can keep the headlights on for 45 seconds
after you push the ignition switch to OFF and
open any door then close all the doors.
Models with center multi-function control panel:
You can adjust the period of the automatic
headlights off delay from 0 seconds (OFF) to
180 seconds. The factory default setting is 45
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For automatic headlights off delay setting, see
“Vehicle information and settings (models with
center multi-function control panel)” (P.4-8).
Headlight beam select
*1To select the low beam, put the lever in the
neutral position as shown.
*2To select the high beam, push the lever forward
while the switch is in theposition. Pull it
back to select the low beam.
*3Pulling the lever toward you will flash the
headlight high beam even when the headlight
switch is in the OFF position.
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.
When the headlight switch is in the
orposition while the ignition switch is in the ON
position, the lights will automatically turn off after
a period of time when 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
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headlights turn off automatically.
Headlight aiming control (if so equipped)
Depending on the number of occupants in the
vehicle and the load it is carrying, the headlight
axis may be higher than desired. If the vehicle is
traveling on a hilly road, the headlights may
directly hit the rearview mirror of the vehicle
ahead or the windshield of the oncoming
vehicle. The light axis can be lowered with the
operation of the switch.
The larger the number designated on the switch,
the lower the axis.
When traveling with no heavy load or on a flat
road, select position 0.
Xenon headlights (if so equipped) are
extremely bright compared to conven-
tional headlights. If the xenon head-
lights hit the rearview mirror of the
vehicle ahead or the windshield of
oncoming vehicle, the driver of these
vehicles may have difficulty driving
because of the brightness. Use the
headlight aiming control switch to low-
er the light axis. See “Xenon head-
lights” (P.2-33) for additional
Daytime running light system (Canada
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 or in the
position. Turn the head-
light switch to theposition for full illumina-
tion 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
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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
Instrument brightness control
The instrument brightness control operates
when the ignition switch is in the ON position.
To adjust the brightness of instrument panel
lights, push the control switches. Pushing the
*Awill brighten the lights. When
the brightness reaches the maximum level, a
beep will sound. The lower switch
lights. Repeatedly pushing the lower switch will
turn the lights off and a beep will sound.
TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
Move the lever up or down to signal the turning
direction. When the turn is completed, the turn
signals cancel automatically.
*2Lane change signal
To indicate a lane change, move the lever up or
down to the point where lights begin flashing.
If the lever is moved back right after moving up
or down, the light will flash 3 times.
To cancel the flashing, move the lever to the
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FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped)
To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight
switch to theposition, then turn the switch
to theposition. To turn them off, turn the
switch to the OFF position.
The headlights must be on for the fog lights to
To sound the horn, push the pad area*Aof the
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
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.
. 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.
. 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
HORN HEATED SEATS (if so equipped)
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damage to the heater.
. Any liquid spilled on the heated seat
should be removed immediately
with a dry cloth.
. When cleaning the seat, never use
gasoline, thinner, or any similar
. If any malfunctions are found or the
heated seat does not operate, turn
the switch off and have the system
checked by a NISSAN dealer.
The seats are warmed by built-in heaters. The
switches located on the instrument panel can be
operated independently of each other.
1. Start the engine.
2. Select heat range.
*1For high heat, push the HI (High) side of
*2For low heat, push the LO (Low) side of
The indicator light in the switch
illuminate when the heater is on.
3. To turn off the heater, return the switch to the level position. Make sure the indicator
light goes off. 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.
When the vehicle’s interior is warmed, or
before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn
off the switch.
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The Blind Spot Warning (BSW) switch will turn
on and off the Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
The BSW system will illuminate the Blind Spot
Warning (BSW) indicator lights, in the outside
mirrors, when the radar sensors detect a vehicle
in the detection zone. If the turn signal is
activated in the direction of the detected vehicle,
a chime sounds twice and the BSW indicator
light will flash. (See “Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
system” (P.5-17) .)
The BSW switch is automatically turned on
when the engine is started, and the BSW ON
*1on the switch illuminates.
To cancel the warning systems, push the BSW switch to turn off the system. The BSW ON
*1will turn off.
If you continue to push the warning
systems switch from off to on for over 4
seconds, a chime will sound. This will
change the default status of the BSW
system to OFF so that this system will
not automatically turn on when the engine
is started. If this procedure is repeated, the
default status will return to ON.
The vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle
Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most
If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the VDC
system reduces the engine output to reduce
wheel spin. The engine speed will be reduced
even if the accelerator is depressed to the floor.
If maximum engine power is needed to free a
stuck vehicle, turn the VDC system off.
To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF
indicator light will illuminate.
Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the
engine to turn on the system. (See “Vehicle
Dynamic Control (VDC) system” (P.5-31) .)
BLIND SPOT WARNING (BSW)
SWITCH (if so equipped) VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
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.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.
. 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 or any
liquid to contact the outlet.
To use the power outlet, pull the cover as
.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.
. 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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