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Nissan Maxima Accessories and Modifications

Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,023
edited April 7 in Nissan
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  • Had my new '04 Max for two months. It's a Black SE w/Frost leather, Driver Preferred Pkg. and Moonroof. Here's my gripe...Nissan cheaped out on the driving lights; they are not Xenon like the headlights (cheezy move to save a few bucks if you ask me). Anyway, is there a way to replace the standard bulbs with the Xenon?? I believe Nissan/Infinity uses the same size Xenons (driving) in other car models. Thanks.
  • Took my first long trip in the 04 Max and loved it. But, I noticed the bugs sure liked the front end of the car. I'm afraid I am going to be picking up nicks in the paint from pebbles and such. Anyone know who makes a front-end bra for this car?
  • execute007execute007 Posts: 1
    in the back right brake, when i drive under 5mph and brake, they make noise. also, there is a rattling sound that can be heard in the car on the back right as well ( i wonder if they are related?) anyone have any ideas as to what this is?
  • sschumersschumer Posts: 19
    Just spent last few weeks researching aftermarket GPS for my new 2005 Nissan Maxima SL. The two GPS leaders for cars appeared to be the Magellan Roadmate 700 and Garmin 2620. About same price ($800 or so), with Roadmate being a bit easier to use, Garmin a bit more function. Was about to purchase the Roadmate when I sort of stumbled over a hidden gem, the Lowrance iWay 500C. After further research, this was by far the best one and purchased it a couple of weeks ago. Has been all I hoped for and more. And it cost me only $650 at Comp-U-Plus.com.

    GPS Explorer website does a great "GPS for Car Comparison" chart, rates the iWay 500C the very best. Check it out under "Which one should you get?": http://www.gpsexplorer.com/GPS-for-Cars-CS131.aspx

    The review they wrote was also glowing: http://www.gpsexplorer.com/Lowrance-iWay-500C-GPS-MP3-Combo-W5.aspx

    Crutchfield review good too: http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/reviews/navigation/2005/0419/iway_logan.html

    Here's some great customer reviews/testimonials I found:

    Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0006OCJ2...electronics&n=507846

    BizRate.com: http://www.bizrate.com/marketplace/product_info/review_...8766,sort--date.html

    Epinions.com: http://www.epinions.com/content_177503768196
    http://www.epinions.com/content_179004870276
    http://www.epinions.com/pr-Lowrance_Iway_500c_GPS_Receiver_1/display_~reviews

    Dealtime.com: http://www.shopping.com/xPR-Iway_500c~RD-182210825860

    Crutchfield.com: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-izscSSy3pDs/cgi-bin/ProdVi...d=review&i=550IW500C
  • Does anyone know how to replace a automatic shift knob with overdrive?Im about to replace it with a more stylish one.
  • This is my first time to post a message....hope I do it correctly.
    We are thinking about buying a 2005 Maxima SL. What is slowing us down is the Highway MPG. We LOVE the car, but have been leaning toward buying a car that get over 30 MPG on the HWY. The sticker says 28. My question to existing owners of this car is:
    What MPG do you get HWY and CITY, using 87 octane fuel? I realize that alot depends on how fast you drive and if you are heavy footed, which makes the car drink more gas. Could you PLEASE include how fast you were driving to get your MPG. THANKS for any help that you can give us!
  • If you want fuel economy, get a Sentra. Maxima is a luxury/performance vehicle. I get 21/22 mpg on my 2002 GLE (and I'm heavy footed). Also, you have to run 91 octane in the Max, not 87.
  • gerapaugerapau Posts: 211
    Lakeffer, this issue has been discussed many times. THE MAX DOES NOT REQUIRE 91 OCTANE. Sorry to shout but this has been discussed many, many times before. The Max only requires 87 octane. For best performance, however, 91 octane should be used (according to Nissan).
  • I bought my 2004 Maxima SE when they came out. I always put high octane in mine. I see a difference in my gas mileage...better...and performance. Now with gas prices higher my pocket empties out more though! LOL
  • What aftermarket parts out there that I can add to my 04 Maxima SE to give it even more power....my son keeps saying daddy's car is faster, 87 Mustang GT...I have heard underdrive pulley's, a chip and a better air intake system? Is that a start? Thanks. By the way I only have around 14,000 miles on it and I purchased it when it came out. Next spring the warranty will be out.
  • I had a similiar problem with my 99 maxima se. Inside the brake calipers there are a few little clips that put pressure on the brake pads. What happened is that they wore away and now the pads are ratling in the caliper. I went to AutoZone and got the coreect clip kit (ONLY 5.00) and that took care of problem.

    Hope that helped. ;)
  • gtgraygtgray Posts: 22
    I have a 2005 SL, but it did not have satellite radio from the factory (Bose radio has sat controls already built in). Has anyone added satellite radio from Nissan dealership? If so, how much did it cost?

    thanks
  • My 04 Max has a cracked windshield that will have to be replaced. I checked with the local dealer who quoted $ 500 for orig. windshield and labor.
    I also came across a company called PPG glass that makes OEM(for GM,BMW, Honda, Toyota ) as well as replacement glass for Nissan(they say it meets the specs). One can get it installed at their authorised places for $250.
    Has anyone got a PPG glass or other replacement on their Maxima?
    PPG seems to be a reputable company but i dont know if i should use it or go to the nissan dealer. Here are the links to PPG.
    http://corporateportal.ppg.com/NA/OEMGlass/Information/Vehicles/
    http://www.ppgprostars.com

    Any advice/suggestion is welcome.
  • poodog13poodog13 Posts: 320
    Has anyone got a PPG glass or other replacement on their Maxima?

    I haven't had a PPG replacement on a Maxima, but know the company quite well and know several people who work for their auto glass division (I live in Pittsburgh where the company is headquartered). I would have absolutely no worries about the glass itself, just make sure the installer is reputable and stands behind their work because if you do have problems, it will be more due to install problems than glass fitment.
  • tgregg91tgregg91 Posts: 2
    i would like to know if some1 could tell me how to program my factory alarm so my horn will honk when i arm the alarm and my horn does work.
  • gregorymgregorym Posts: 3
    I am looking to get performance rotors for my 2000 Nissan Maxima SE. I looked around and found SR Performance Rotors at ebay. They are coming from canada and are cross drilled. Has anyone heard of these rotors or have suggestions as to the ones that work best. I was going to replace all four at once. The cost of the rotors will be around $230 with shipping.
  • o2bavwo2bavw Posts: 1
    I need a little bit of help, I just bought a 2002 maxima 6-speed se, and the car is in great shape but the leather on the shift knob is kinda worn out, so i went out and bought an aftermarket shift knob, and it wont work because of the piece you have to pull up on to get it into reverse that goes into the bottom of the factory one. i cant be the first person that has run into this problem, so if anyone has an answer for me i would greatly appreciate it.
  • pernaperna Posts: 533
    I need a little bit of help, I just bought a 2002 maxima 6-speed se, and the car is in great shape but the leather on the shift knob is kinda worn out, so i went out and bought an aftermarket shift knob, and it wont work because of the piece you have to pull up on to get it into reverse that goes into the bottom of the factory one. i cant be the first person that has run into this problem, so if anyone has an answer for me i would greatly appreciate it.

    www.maxima.org

    Your answer lies there. 100% guaranteed, or your 2c back. :P

    (sorry, I have an AT)
  • gregorymgregorym Posts: 3
    Anyone recommend a high performance brand for a 2000 Nissan Maxima SE. I am purchasing Hawk break pads front and rear and looking into high performance rotors. Does anyone have them on their Maxima and recommend a brand? If so, where did you buy them and around how much were they? I am going to replace front and rear at the same time. Thanks.
  • vivianaviviana Posts: 2
    I have a 2006 with nav and am wondering if anyone knows what the pink flashing roads represent? I had a nav in my Quest (traded in, thank God!) and it didn't have that. Anyone know what it means?
  • ceburgceburg Posts: 1
    I am refurbishing my son's trashed 1997 Maxima SE while he goes through Marine training. I need a gear shift knob, console cover (the part over the cig lighter), seat covers, and advice on radio/CD player repair/replacement. Can anyone direct me to resources?
  • poodog13poodog13 Posts: 320
    When you enter a destination, it will calculate the fastest route, shortest route, and minimize highway route (often all the same depending on where you live. In Pittsburgh where there's no direct route to get anywhere, they are often different). It will automatically default to whatever option you have programmed in your settings, but before you accept you have the opportunity to select one of the other routes.
  • probably hold down the lock and unlock together for 2 seconds. My remote has these instructions stamped on the back
  • I am looking to replace as soon as tail lights burn out with led lights, i searched ebay and maxima.org, but cannot find any. I will not replace a whole assembly just bulbs.
    also what should I replace to shorten brake distance and improve g force? Tires? Tires+ rotors and ceramic pads?
  • cmyawncmyawn Posts: 36
    Just leased a 2007 Maxima and we are considering this accessory. Has anyone tried this accessory on a late-model Maxima? Does it help with the wind/noise while the sunroof is open?

    How hard is it to install?

    Thanks

    cmyawn
  • our 2007 SE came with one, dealer installed. It does cut down on wind nose. Can't tell right off how it is installed, I will try to take a closer look in the morning and post if I find something telling. (This is the Nissan supplied deflector.)
  • Took a closer look at how the deflector is installed. 2 brackets fit over front edge of the roof opening and the plastic deflector is mounted to the brackets with hex screws. I could not tell if the molding around the lower part is taped down.
    Hope this helps. :shades:
  • cmyawncmyawn Posts: 36
    Thanks. Before I get one I will try to see if the dealer has a Maxima on-site with one installed that I can test drive.
  • wu8wu8 Posts: 6
    I have a 2006 Maxima that currently has the factory Bose XM Sat built in. I would like to switch this to Sirius. Does anyone know what needs to be done, approx how much and where is best place to get parts?
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