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#407 of 516 aftermarket tow hitch - and brake question
Jun 23, 2004 (9:47 am)
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 high...my 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.
#408 of 516 Re: K&N Airfilter [brisoup #388]
Jun 23, 2004 (9:53 pm)
I have a KN 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 KN air filters now for about eight years with no problems.
#409 of 516 Help with Hitch & Bike carrier
Jun 28, 2004 (8:17 am)
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
#410 of 516 Audio Upgrade Questions
Jul 23, 2004 (1:16 pm)
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?
#411 of 516 Audio Upgrade Questions
Jul 24, 2004 (8:15 am)
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.
#412 of 516 Re: upgrading bose stereo - [greasergrrl]
Sep 05, 2004 (6:55 am)
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?
#413 of 516 Re: Clock [joe233]
Sep 05, 2004 (6:58 am)
Any answers on the replacement clocks like the QA4 for my 2004 Pathfinder SE?
#414 of 516 Bose "upgrades"
Sep 05, 2004 (4:29 pm)
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.).
#415 of 516 Plastic Underbody Cover Replacement
Sep 07, 2004 (11:46 am)
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).
#416 of 516 Help with Bose stereo
Sep 13, 2004 (11:41 am)
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