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Nissan Pathfinder Owners: Accessories & Modifications



  • pathstar1pathstar1 Posts: 1,015
    Borla makes some fancy stainless ones.
  • bigjohnbigjohn Posts: 1
    Hi guys

    I'm an avid surf fisherman and want to install a front 2" receiver hitch to my Pathfinder. This way, I can use the aluminum rod racks that many surf fishermen use.

    Has anyone ever done this? I have no idea where to start.... I don't know what type of hitch, if I'll have to drill holes or is there one available that just bolts on (I know the rear ones just bolt on nowadays).

    Thanks for the help...
  • nicklesnickles Posts: 41

    does anyone know if a interior Sunroof Shade for a 2001 Xterra, would fit a 1995 Pathfinder?

    were there any differences in the 1995-2001 designs of these sunroofs ?

    thank you!
  • robbmedrobbmed Posts: 2
    Have you checked out They're pretty well-known.
  • joe233joe233 Posts: 43
    Has anyone seen a replacement analog clock for the Pathfinder similar to the QX4?
  • cm3246cm3246 Posts: 8
    Can anyone help with directions on how to install the sunroof deflector? We thought we had it right but then the sunroof wouldn't close correctly. Thanks to anyone who can help.
  • lovejettalovejetta Posts: 4
    I have a 2004 SE and would like to have a tow hitch installed so i can haul my bicycles easily.

    The dealer wants $500 to install the Nissan class III hitch. Gosh...that's seems bicycle is only a few hundred more!

    I know you can buy these hitches from aftermarket dealers....which is the best one? And more importantly...where can you get one installed? (I'm not mechanically inclined)

    I live in Texas just North of Houston.

    Thanks in advance...

    ps. I have been noticing that my brakes are squeaky...should I be concerned? I only have about 6,000 miles on my Pathfinder.
  • danpf1danpf1 Sunny CaliforniaPosts: 90
    I have a K@N Air filter on my 2001 LE, I installed it a few months after I bought my Pathfinder. The main reason for installing it was to save on labor and cost to replace airfilters but the added benefit is a very responsive engine when I hit the gas pedal. I also use full synthetics, the two combined probably results in some horse power increase and improved gas mileage. The best improvement is a cleaner running engine that takes in more air when needed. I have been using K@N air filters now for about eight years with no problems.
  • pathy04pathy04 Posts: 27
    I recently installed tow-hitch(Draw-tite)and added a bicycle carrier(Thule, model # 944).
    The distance between the tailgate and bike-carrier looks too-long. is this normal?
    Also the distance between bumper and two-hitch seems not right. see link below

    Any help is appreciated
  • land2206land2206 Posts: 3
    I have an 02 Pathfinder with the BOSE in-dash CD chgr. I was hoping to find a way to switch the entire unit out for a later model unit that had XM Radio capability (03-04). I am also assuming I would have to add the satellite antenna and make some other minor modifications. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I might find a source (other than the dealer) of Nissan stereos for this type of switch?
  • pathstar1pathstar1 Posts: 1,015
    As far as I know, the "XM Sat. Radio Capabilities" means you can connect an XM unit to it, not that it has it built in. In other words, you will still need to get an XM unit and antenna. You can probably do that with your current unit -using a tape insert to feed the audio into the current unit, or using an FM modulator to get the audio in there.
  • DId you ever get an answer to your question about upgrading the BOSE 6disk CD changer. I just purchased an 04 SE and I have a nice amplifier from my old car that I would like to install. The speakers seem a little weak, do you know what brand and power they are?


  • Any answers on the replacement clocks like the QA4 for my 2004 Pathfinder SE?

  • pathstar1pathstar1 Posts: 1,015
    Bose use non-standard speaker impedances (2 ohm or less). If you look you will find an amplifier at each speaker (not the tweeters, though). You can drive aftermarket amps but you need adapters (try Crutchfield etc.).
  • lbinhlbinh Posts: 190
    For those who wish to replace that undefined(nameless?) plastic cover under the front end. The cover you have to remove to get to the oil filter. You can now replace it with a true skid plate(s).
  • I have a question about the Bose (Clarion?) stereo in my '04 SE. It has a feature called RDS that displays the name of the station instead of the frequency (K-Rock instead of 92.3 for example) and also the name of the song and the singer for whatever song is playing at the moment. Does anyone know how to turn this off? I just want to see the numbers, not all the other info. Thanks
  • alinflalinfl Posts: 4
    Anyone have any experience or comments on upgrading seats from cloth to leather or replacing leather seats? I found what I hope is a good deal on a base SE P/F, but I'd really like leather seats. Local dealer says you can upgrade for $1200, which would certainly "damage" my deal, but would still be better than the best deal I can get on an LE, and all I really want is the leather seats.

    Any comments or suggestions are welcomed.
  • Want to install a radar detector into my 2000 PF SE. Need to know which wire in the overhead console goes on when the ignition goes on, and off when ignition is turned off. Will hook into it and this will allow for automatic on/off of detector. Thanks.
  • smokey75smokey75 Posts: 434
    Hey, I have a 2001 PF & wired my radar detector into the overhead console. I can't remember which wire is hot with the ignition without opening my console again, but that's what I wired into. Just buy a cheap meter & you can easily find out. It's the one that shows nothing with the car off & about 12V with the ignition on.
  • I am thinking about the following tires and was hoping that folks could let me know what their experiences have been.
    I am going to be driving over long distances with snow and mud but no heavy off roading activities.
    These would be placed on a stock 2003 SE on the original rims at P255/70 R16.

    Goodyear Wrangler AT/S
    Goodyear Wrangler Radial RT/S
    BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
    Michelin LTX M/S
  • I have a dumb question. We just bought a 2002 Pathfinder LE and cannot figure out how to turn off the fan. We realize with the 'auto' control it wants to regulate the temperature consistently, but don't we have the option to turn it off? The fan is running all the time....can anyone help?

    PS We haven't received our manual yet.
  • pathstar1pathstar1 Posts: 1,015
    If you use the fan switch you can force the system into "manual" mode. I think you can only turn it down to "low", however. If you want to turn the fan off, just turn off the system (three buttons on the left select "ECONOMY", "AUTO", or "OFF". If you turned the fan off, you wouldn't have climate control, so just turning the system off has the same effect, and you have no fan running.

    "ECONOMY" just disables the air conditioner (cooling). If you mess with the fan speed control (rocker switch on the right) the system goes into manual mode, and you control the fan speed (it will not speed up if the temp. diff. changes).
  • Are the Black Armor cargo liners still available? I had the crappy OEM vinyl liner and it tore and I really need something to keep the dog hair off the back of the back seats. Seems like the only option I've seen here is the Black Armor cargo liner but I can't find it for the Pathfinder. Did they go out of business? c-10101

    Any other ideas?
  • ok i think i found the black armor one (called highland now?), but i'm wondering if there are any that cover the wheel wells too - the OEM one did. i see this one tml?id=0006046&navAction=push&navCount=15&indexId=cat- 20119&parentId=cat20119&parentType=index&rid=&cmC- at=MainCatcat21412 but it's not exactly attractive ;) and doesn't come in black.
  • Anyone know if the factory supplied rack on the new Pathfinder is the same as previous racks? I am trying to purchase Yakima racks and "mighty mounts" but I am unsure the mounts will fit the width/shape of the factory rack.
  • pathstar1pathstar1 Posts: 1,015
    I was told the rails are the same, but the crossbars are different. They said the Yakima stuff still fits - by design. That was from the sales guys though, better to go in and check it out.
  • pf2001pf2001 Posts: 110
    Hi all,
     My front brake pads need to be changed on a PF 01?
    I read from previous posts that Axxis Metal Masters are good and was thinking on getting them.
    What other aftermarket pads have you used?

  • smokey75smokey75 Posts: 434
    Hey, I think I've seen this before but can't remember. Isn't there a way without the code reader to clear the SES light? Does this also erase the stored trouble codes or only reset the light?
  • moymchmoymch Posts: 4
    I have the Michelin LTX M/S on my 03 PF/LE and they are awesome. Great in the snow and minor off roading. The ride is smooth and quite.
  • I have a 2001 PF SE that is has a manual tranny. I bought it used. Does anyone know if there are supposed to be rubber cup holder inserts? There are two cup holders: one larger one right in front of the console arm rest, and another smaller one right in front of the large one. Thanks.
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