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The windshield wiper and washer operates when
the ignition switch is placed in the ON position.
Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the
1Intermittent (INT) ‚ÄĒ intermittent operation
can be adjusted by turning the knob
2Low (LO) ‚ÄĒ continuous low speed operation
3High (HI) ‚ÄĒ continuous high speed opera-
Push the lever up
4to have one sweep opera-
tion (MIST) of the wiper. Pull the lever toward you
5to operate the
washer. The wiper will also operate several times.
In freezing temperatures the washer solu-
tion may freeze on the windshield and
obscure your vision which may lead to an
accident. Warm the windshield with the
defroster before you wash the windshield.
‚óŹ Do not operate the washer continuously
for more than 30 seconds.
‚óŹ Do not operate the washer if the
windshield-washer fluid reservoir is
‚óŹ Do not fill the windshield-washer fluid
reservoir with windshield-washer fluid
concentrates at full strength. Some
methyl alcohol based windshield-
washer fluid concentrates may perma-
nently stain the grille if spilled while
filling the windshield-washer fluid
Pre-mix windshield-washer fluid con-
centrates with water to the manufactur-
er‚Äôs recommended levels before pour-
ing the fluid into the windshield-washer
fluid reservoir. Do not use the
windshield-washer fluid reservoir to
mix the windshield-washer fluid con-
centrate and water.
WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER
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To defrost the rear window glass and outside
mirror (if so equipped) , start the engine and push
the rear window defroster switch on. The rear
window defroster indicator light on the switch
comes on. Push the switch again to turn the
The rear window defroster automatically turns off
after approximately 15 minutes.
When cleaning the inner side of the rear
window, be careful not to scratch or dam-
age the rear window defroster.
HEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCH
1When turning the switch to theposi-
tion, the front parking, tail, license plate and
instrument panel lights come on.
2When turning the switch to theposi-
tion, the headlights come on and all the other
lights remain on.
Use the headlights with the engine run-
ning to avoid discharging the vehicle
Type A (if so equipped)
Type B (if so equipped)
REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE
MIRROR (if so equipped)
DEFROSTER SWITCH 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. The
autolight system can:‚óŹ Turn on the headlights, front parking, tail,
license plate and instrument panel lights au-
tomatically when it is dark.
‚óŹ The autolight system will turn on if the wind-
shield wipers make four continuous passes
(USA only) .
‚óŹ Turn off all the lights when it is light. ‚óŹ
Keep all the lights on a period of time after
you turn the key to OFF and all doors are
To turn on the autolight system: 1. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO posi- tion
2. Turn the ignition key to ON.
3. The autolight system automatically turns the headlights on and off.
Initially, if the ignition switch is turned OFF and a
door is opened and left open, the headlights
remain ON for a period of time. If another door is
opened while the headlights are on, then the
timer is reset.
To turn the autolight system off, turn the switch to
Be sure you do not put anything on top of
the autolight sensor located in 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 engine off
and the key in the ON position, your vehi-
cle‚Äôs 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
a period of time.
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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 100%
intensity (Low beam is used for the Daytime
Running Light System) when the engine is
started and the parking brake is released. The
daytime running lights operate with the headlight
switch in the OFF position. When the daytime
running light system is active, the clearance
lights, front side marker lights, tail lights and rear
side marker lights are also On.
When you turn the headlight switch to
position for full illumination when driv-
ing at night you will not notice any difference in
the Low Beam. 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 remain on while the engine is running.
It is necessary at dusk to turn headlight switch
ON for interior controls and switches to illumi-
nate, as those remain OFF while switch is in the
Push the ‚Äú+‚ÄĚ buttonAto increase the bright-
ness of instrument panel lights when driving at
Push the ‚Äú-‚ÄĚ button
Bto decrease the bright-
ness of instrument panel lights when driving at
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TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
1Move the lever up or down to signal the
turning direction. When the turn is com-
pleted, the turn signal cancels automatically.
Lane change signal
2Move the lever up or down until the turn
signal begins to flash, but the lever does not
latch, to signal a lane change. Hold the lever
until the lane change is completed.
Move the lever up or down until the turn
signal begins to flash, but the lever does not
latch, and release the lever. The turn signal
will automatically flash three times.
Choose the appropriate method to signal a lane
change based on road and traffic conditions.
FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped)
To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch
position, then turn the fog light
switch to the
If the headlight switch is in the AUTO position
and the fog light switch is moved to the ON
position, both the fog lights and the headlights
(including all other outside lights) will turn on.
To turn the fog lights on with the headlight switch
in the AUTO position, the headlights must be on,
then turn the fog light switch to the ‚ÄúFog lamp‚ÄĚ
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To turn the fog lights off, turn the fog light switch
to the OFF position.
Using the fog light switch in AUTO mode forces
the headlights to come on, even if the light sensor
has not activated them. The fog lights automati-
cally turn off when the high beam headlights are
selected.To sound the horn, push near the horn icon on the
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
injury.The front seats are warmed by built-in heaters.
1. Start the engine.
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
HORN HEATED SEATS (if so equipped)
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Do not use or allow occupants to use the
seat heater if you or the occupants cannot
monitor elevated seat temperatures or
have an inability to feel pain in body parts
that contact the seat. Use of the seat
heater by such people could result in seri-
‚óŹThe battery could run down if the seat
heater is operated while the engine is
‚óŹ Do not use the seat heater for extended
periods or when no one is using the
‚óŹ Do not put anything on the seat which
insulates heat, such as a blanket, cush-
ion or seat cover, etc. Otherwise, the
seat may become overheated.
‚óŹ 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
‚óŹ Any liquid spilled on the heated seat
should be removed immediately with a
dry cloth. ‚óŹ
When cleaning the seat, never use
gasoline, benzine, thinner, or any simi-
‚óŹ 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 vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle
Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most driv-
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 will come on.
VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
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Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the
engine to turn on the system. For additional infor-
mation, refer to ‚ÄúVehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
system‚ÄĚ in the ‚ÄúStarting and driving‚ÄĚ section of
this manual.The power outlets are for powering electrical
accessories such as cellular telephones. They
are rated at 12 volt, 120W (10A) maximum.
The power outlets are powered only when the
ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position.
Console Box (if so equipped)
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‚óŹThe outlet and plug may be hot during
or immediately after use.
‚óŹ 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 a NISSAN dealer
for additional information.
‚óŹ Do not use with accessories that exceed
a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw.
‚óŹ Do not use double adapters or more
than one electrical accessory.
Use power outlets with the engine running
to avoid discharging the vehicle battery.
‚óŹ Avoid using power outlets when the air
conditioner, headlights or rear window
defroster is on.
‚óŹ Before inserting or disconnecting a
plug, be sure the electrical accessory
being used is turned OFF.
‚óŹ 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.
‚óŹ When not in use, be sure to close the
cap. Do not allow water or any other
liquid to contact the outlet.MAP POCKETS
Storage Tray (if so equipped)
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Do not place sharp objects in the trays to
help prevent injury in an accident or sud-
A storage pouch is located on the front of the
driver‚Äôs and passenger‚Äôs seats.
‚óŹDo not store angular, sharp, heavy ob-
jects or objects that cannot fully fit in-
side the pouch because they might in-
crease the likelihood of an injury in a
To ensure proper operation of the pas-
senger‚Äôs advanced air bag system,
please observe the following items: ‚óŹ
Do not place loads heavier than 0.55lb
(0.25 kg) on the cushion storage pouch.
‚óŹ Do not place a combined weight ex-
ceeding 2.2lb (1 kg) on the seatback,
head restraint, seatback pocket and
storage pouch at the same time.
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