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#4535 of 8191 Response to chitturi - Pathfinder Price
Jan 20, 2002 (2:53 pm)
In October 2001, I purchased a 2001 Pathfinder LE with everything except ENT and NAV for $30,200. At the time, Nissan was offering 0.9% financing up to 36 months and 3.9% financing for 48 and 60 months. I chose 3.9% at 60 months. In addition, I received $1500 cash back.Nissan was trying to move the 2001 Pathfinders since 2002 Pathfinders were hitting the lots. I think it is only at the end of the model year that you will likely see both the low interest rate and cash back being offered. By the way, my price of $30,200 was after subtracting the $1500 cash back. Also, I did'nt have to make a payment until 90 days later. I got the dealer to throw in a $135 Nissan dog gate, 2 free oil changes, and 3 free car washes. Overall, not a bad deal.
#4536 of 8191 Transmission Slip
Jan 20, 2002 (5:02 pm)
In regard to the Technical Service Bulletin (NTB00084), how can I get a copy of this? My truck has this problem and I'd like to show the TSB to the service manager when I drop off the truck. Thanks
#4537 of 8191 xplorx4 (12v hot)
Jan 20, 2002 (5:05 pm)
Yep, I'm sure I modified the correct relay. I checked by pulling the relay, turning the ignition key to ACC, and verifying the 12v sockets (console & cargo area) had no power. I also performed the reverse test with the other relays on the panel. Additionally, the correct relay has "ACC" inscribed on the panel next to it.
Since the fuse for the console and rear sockets on this model is under the hood about 6" from the battery (#64 from lofquist's documentation, and verified), I tried jumpering hot to fuse #64 but no dice. The relay has to be energized to get juice to the sockets. But when you energize the relay, you also get juice to the other stuff mentioned before.
I can't see a way around this without hacking the wiring -- i.e., eliminating the relay from the circuit for the outlets completely, and then jumpering hot to their fuse on the underhood block. Jon, you have the wiring diagrams, is this at all feasible?
It sure would be nice to understand Nissan's rationale for making the power sockets only be hot when the switch is in ACC or higher. I don't know of any other vehicle where the sockets aren't always hot. Is there one?
Is the repair manual on CDROM still available for 2001's?
Jan 20, 2002 (5:08 pm)
SE 4WD is part time, meaning can only be engaged on slippery surface, right? I thought SE is my choice, but I can leave 4WD on on 4Runner SR5 all the time, which made me lean towards 4Runner, what do you think?
#4539 of 8191 re: Canadian purchase by sshevin
Jan 20, 2002 (6:48 pm)
I'm not Canadian, but I do get notes back from lots of people who are going to Canada to get their Pathfinders. Here's some examples of what I've seen lately for prices. I've converted them to US dollars, and also added 2.5% for duty at the border.
- Path SE AWD (All-Mode, not the part-time one), Popular pkg, Sunroof pkg, LSD. $24,400. About $4000 under US dealer invoice.
- Path Chilkoot Special Edition, auto, AWD All-Mode. Essentially a base SE, but with Bose and LSD. $22,100. About $4700 under equivalent US dealer invoice.
- Path LE AWD with leather, LSD. $27,100. About $4100 under US dealer invoice.
- Infiniti QX4 AWD, Premium pkg, heated seats, sunroof. $29,400. About $5600 under US dealer invoice.
These Canadian prices are well below list, and I don't think you'll find them everywhere. We've been fortunate to find some great dealers to call. Toronto and Vancouver are still the best, but you could go about anywhere. As usual, I'm happy to help anyone with more info on how to do this. Just email.
#4540 of 8191 re: SE 4WD by p_g_00
Jan 20, 2002 (6:51 pm)
All maunal trans models come with the part-time system. It's actually very good. I shift on the fly all the time, even at highway speeds.
SE automatic trans models in the US also have the part-time. In Canada SE models with automatic trans get the All-Mode AWD system.
#4541 of 8191 Re: accessory sockets / relay modifications
Jan 20, 2002 (9:22 pm)
I fear I'd better clarify my short note from last week on this topic. There are of course three power sockets on our Pathfinders (I'm using my 2001 shop manual here).
Dash socket. This is fed directly by the accessory (ACC) relay in the dash fusebox through fuse #13. As nwwoods has seen, modifying this relay is not a good thing because power would then be fed to accessories all over the vehicle. To get constant power at this socket will require a little rewiring. It's late tonight - let's look at that later. Shouldn't be too difficult.
Rear seat socket. This is fed by the battery through fuse #64 (under the hood) and then through a relay above and to the left of the dash fusebox. This relay is energized by the ACC relay through fuse #29. Bypass (modify) this relay and you will have constant power to the socket. Note that this relay is not IN the fusebox, but ABOVE it. Pull out the fusebox cover and look up. The relay points up. It's the one on the left. It's much smaller than the ones directly plugged into the box.
Rear cargo area socket. This is exactly like the rear seat socket, but instead it's fed through fuse #51 (under the hood). The relay for this one is behind the panel on the left (yes left) side of the cargo area. Look in the little "grill" opening and you will see the Bose amplifier. It's right next to that. Again, bypassing that relay will provide constant power to the socket.
Is this helpful folks? Still want to get constant power to the dash, or is the easy fix for the rear seat socket good enough?
nwwoods, yes the shop manual is still available. It's $215 I think from Nissan. Lots of .pdf files. Drop me an email.
#4543 of 8191 pogito cruise control
Jan 20, 2002 (9:48 pm)
I pulled a 2000# trailer for 10,000 miles from Pa to Fl with 96 4 runner only 180 hp. Used cruise control and shifted like crazy. Never hurt transmission. Bought 02 Pathfinder and made 1000 mile trip with the same trailer. Used cruise control and shifted about 1/3 as much. Don't expect it to hurt transmission either.
#4544 of 8191 12V Accessory Relay Modifications
Jan 21, 2002 (3:19 am)
I've only ever owned two vehicles where the 12V plugs are energised only when the switch is in ACC or higher - My 2000 PF SE and my wife's 2000 Accord EX.