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Nissan Versa Accessories and Modifications



  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    I don't see why they couldn't. but, the metal key will only unlock the doors and glove box. you need the fob to start the car.
  • srbastsrbast Posts: 6
    That's where I get confused. What is the FOB?? We bought this car used and it didn't come with the owner's manual, so we have to get that. I don't see why a metal key wouldn't start the car.
  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    It depends on the trim level, but the cars with the intillegent key system don't have a mechanical key to start the car. the ignition swicth is built in, like the selector for heating controls. instead of a key, they come with a fob. in order for the ignition switch to work, the fob had to be within a certain range of the car. They also have a mechanical key, because if the battery dies, the fob will not be able to unlock the doors. But once in the car, there is no keyhole for the ignition. it looks something like this. Thats from an altima i think, but the one for the versa isn't much different

  • srbastsrbast Posts: 6
    Yes, my remote looks just like this. HOwever,there is a mechanical key hidden inside of it. And there is a slot in the ignition for the mechanical key to go in. I'm looking forward to having the time today to bring it to a locksmith and see if he/she can make a copy. And then see if it works without the fob nearby.
  • john193john193 Posts: 1
    I have recently purchased 2007 Nissan Versa SL w/ convenience package. Still getting use to driving the car since my last car was a jeep.

    Has anyone installed a roof rack to their versa? I'm looking into Thule and Yakima racks to carry a luggae carrier, bikes and a kayak.

    Thanks for the help! Here's to 30mpg!! =)
  • You can have a locksmith make a copy of the key, but it will NOT start the car. It will only open the doors and trunk/hatch. In the ignition, the tumblers will turn but the engine will not start. The key has a security chip in it. If you take out the mechanical key from the ikey fob and look at the bottom edge of the plastic part, you'll see a hot glue plug where the chip was inserted.

    If you want a key that starts the car, you'll have to have the dealer make one for you. However, the price they quoted you sounds like another fob (which is why it's so expensive). Make sure you tell them that you want a mechanical key and not another fob. It's the same key as on Versas without the ikey feature. Different dealers charge different prices. I've heard of prices varying from $50 to over $100. Ask around.
  • srbastsrbast Posts: 6
    Got it. Thanks for clarifying that. Geez...I guess I won't be getting many extra keys for this car.
  • boqibamaboqibama Posts: 25
    Removing versa top dashboard panel seems not easy. Can anybody pass me the procedure to do so? I want to upgrade the two small vents on the top each side.
  • Hello john193,

    Did you ever find a roof rack for your Versa? I just bought a 2008 Versa SL and haven't been able to find a rack yet.

    Thanks, Alex
  • :confuse: I just bought a 2008 Versa, did anyone find a roof rack yet?
  • I'm getting a Versa today :shades: How do you guys like the car so far?
    This site has info on the roof rack, but my dealer doesn't have it. Not sure if it's only available in Canada.
  • Why thank you, Greenplastic, I forwarded the page to my dealer, haven't heard back yet but at least I know it exists somewhere!!!
    As for liking the car, I LOVE IT, which kind of surprises me, having driven an 8V truck for years!
  • J.C. Whitney has two, one Alumium and one ABS Plastic. I believe both of them would require the drilling of pilot holes in the roof.
  • Thank you Jengrave. I just got a removable roof rack made by Highland. It works perfectly with my kayak and being removable means I don't have to put holes in my car or lose gas mileage. If anyone is interested it is the Highland Superfit costs about $30 thought it would be flimsy at that price but it is pleasantly solid (alum)made by Cequent - manufacturers of Draw-tite. Note to anyone buying one, insert the straps BEFORE putting the bars on the towers (instructions say otherwise) I threw away the J clips as of course there is no place for them and got a strap to go through the vehicle. Couldn't be happier. :)
  • Thanks much...I'll check it out.
  • tyou08tyou08 Posts: 16
    Hi alphabrit,

    With the strap goes under the roof, can the windows or door be closed tight? Are the bars parallel to the car or across the roof? how many bars? Can your kayak be secured safely by it? How many pounds is your kayak? I am looking to do the same.Thanks
  • Yes the doors close tight, it works very well, the bars (2) are across the roof as (not sidebars) and yes my kayak is very secure. I have a picture in my Carspace if you like to check it out. I am very pleased with how it works, have taken several trips with it.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Has anyone found an internet site with the parts to add Daytime running lights to a 2008 Versa 'S'? I believe DRL is standard on Canadian vehicles, so suspecting that that parts would be plug and play....if available anywhere.
  • Purchased the basic 2008 Versa Hatchback model, not thinking that not having power doors and windows would be a problem.

    Realized now that the door locks are a problem because it is difficult to reach from the drivers door into the rear doors to unlock.

    Trying to make up for this by having power locks installed on an alarm. Been to three alarm places and none have actuators that fit the car door. Each place said if I can get the actuator from Nissan, they will install.

    Called three Nissan dealers, not one of the parts departments can tell me what actuator Nissan sells that will fit this model.

    Has anyone done this and where did you go for the actuators? If you got them from Nissan, do you have a part number?
  • franko1franko1 Posts: 15
    Gas cap is difficult to remove due to high vacuum. Dealer say's design problem. Until resolved , use wrench to remove. I ordered a" stant" gas cap for $15. that does not have to be removed . Just place pump nozzle thru both flappers and fill. Pump will shut off automatically, as before. No light on dash came on, so far. NEATO!.
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