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#1815 of 2771 1996 License Plate bulb replacement
Dec 16, 2005 (3:25 am)
I have a 1996 Pathfinder that needs replacement license plate bulbs. The license plate lights are in housings that are on the right and left of the plate. There appears to be no way to unscrew or open the housing.
I have checked my 1996 owners manual and it tells me how to change a 95's plate light, not my model.
Can someone advise me on how to change these bulbs?
#1816 of 2771 Acceleration Issues w/ 2005 Pathfinder
Dec 18, 2005 (7:41 am)
This is my first post to this forum. I purchased a 2005 Pathfinder in May. Besides being out of service for 30 days while Nissan located a part, it has been a fine vehicle -- let's say that I am not impressed with NNA. I have experienced acceleration issues when pulling out from a dead stop while on a moderate incline. I suspect it is the anti-slip kicking in which basically shuts down acceleration. It's very annoying as I put the gas to the floor and get no reponse. Has anyone experienced this problem and how was it resolved?
#1817 of 2771 94 Pathfinder dies on left hand corners, but not right...Idles great.
Dec 18, 2005 (8:14 am)
Hey Guys, I'm new to this site because I figured someone has to be able to help me..My 94 pathfinder has 125k on it and has been sputtering on left hand corners (but remains running, regardless of speed). On sharp left corners it stalls and has to sit for an hour before restarting.I gave it a top of the line tune-up (plugs, wires, cap&rotor, belts, fuel filter). But yet it still gives me troubles. Its getting worse to the point where very slight left corners make it spit and sputter (even with a full tank of gas)Never sputters on a right turn. HELP ME...PLEASE..
#1818 of 2771 Re: 1996 License Plate bulb replacement [dino88]
Dec 19, 2005 (12:01 pm)
To replace the license plate bulbs, you need to remove the plastic door panel on the inside of the rear hatch. Remove the two screws holding the hatch handle on, then gently pry the plastic away from the hatch along the edges. The panel is secured by pressure-clips, which pop off as you pull the panel away. (The clips easily pop back on, so you don't have to get new ones.)
#1819 of 2771 96 spare tire modification
Dec 19, 2005 (2:36 pm)
The swing out spare tire unit on the back of my Pathfinder interferes with my Casita Trailer set up. I am looking for information on mounting the spare tire under the body. Parts are available for a 97 but will they easily install?
Any one have any info on this.
#1820 of 2771 Re: Shocks/struts price [lbinh]
Dec 20, 2005 (3:42 pm)
Hi- I saw the discussion regarding struts on pathfinders and had a question that was hoping to answer. I have a 96 pathfinder that I have been very happy with. It has 150K mile and the plastic boot around the shock is cracked and torn. The mechanic I took it to said it needed new struts, but it is not worth replacing because it will result in steering problems and eventual replacement to adjust to the new struts. he recommended driving the car, but expect bumpy ride. How long can someone drive on bad struts? Has anyone had this experience? Should I just throw in the towel and get another car.
#1821 of 2771 Re: Shocks/struts price [lisa20]
Dec 20, 2005 (6:29 pm)
If the rubber boot around the strut (front suspension) is torn, it won't matter too much during normal driving. However, if the truck continues to bounce up and down after you've pushed down (hard) on the front bumper and let go, then you might need new struts anyway.
Replacing the struts isn't too hard, and technically you don't even need an alignment, since the only adjustable alignment angle is toe. Camber and caster are not adjustable. On the other hand, during most suspension work, it might be a good idea to get an alignment also, especially if you notice uneven wear on the front tires.
If you have a Pep Boys locally, you can get the struts replaced for $40 (labor) plus parts cost per strut.
If you've never had the struts replaced before, I recommend getting the following parts:
1) Two KYB GR2 Pathfinder struts (search google for it) ~$100 each
2) Two strut mounts ~$25 each
3) Two strut bearings ~$25 each
4) Two strut dust boots/bump stops ($??)
For items 2-4, I recommed checking out Pinnacle Nissan.
If you'd like to see photos of what's involved in replacing the strut (do-it-yourself method) click here.
Unless you're really unhappy with the Pathfinder or if it has several other items in need of repair, there's no reason to replace it just because the struts are bad.
#1823 of 2771 Pathfinder Problem--Please Help!!!!!
Dec 22, 2005 (8:49 am)
I have a 94 Pathfinder that has run fine for a long time until now. It will not start. All the lights work in the car and i cleaned to battery thoroughly and had it checked for strength. The battery is fine. When I try to crank the car (its a 5 speed), all I hear is a click. When I tracked to see where the click was coming from, I found that is was coming from a little box directly to the left of the battery. (a relay box?) Can someone PLEASE help. Thanks in advance for any responses.
#1824 of 2771 Re: Pathfinder Problem--Please Help!!!!! [fakebuzz]
Dec 22, 2005 (11:04 am)
I had this problem a month ago. I hear clicking sound even though all the lights work.
Take the battery to the shop and have it check. I took mine to Sears, and they check it for free.
Most likely it is the battery. Once I replaced my battery, problem disappears.