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Nissan Quest, Van
Nov 05, 2007 (5:24 am)
I've been trying to figure out how to remove the passenger side brake light to replace the bulb on my 2004 Nissan Quest. I see the two screws holding it when I open the hatchback and it loosens it but I can't seem to get it to come out. Someone said it pulls straight out but I can't seem to get it to come out. I hate to take it to a dealer and pay $$$ just to change a light bulb! Anyone have any suggestions?
#2236 of 2475 Re: Brake Light [garycox]
Nov 05, 2007 (12:30 pm)
I had to pull both sides to replace my bumper skin. I am pretty sure it is only those two screws, but there are a couple of thoes expanding guide pins that hold the unit pretty secure. It requires a pretty good tug to pop them out (I thought I was going to break something off). I have a shop manual on CD at home. If you send me your email I will try to look it up and/or send you the diagram.
#2237 of 2475 Re: Brake Light [garycox]
Nov 05, 2007 (6:23 pm)
Yes... pulls out stright with GREAT FORCE! When i bought the van, I want to change the cornering signal to amber for safety issue. However, even put on amber light bulb, it stills has the red turning signal. I had some hard time pulling it out. Do this, hold the top and bottom of the fixture, and give one strong hard pull and the fixture come off easily.
#2238 of 2475 Re: Timing Chain noise [calvin1962]
Nov 09, 2007 (5:19 pm)
Did the new chain work? Not surprised by the dealership's attitude.
Why did you pay 20% more for the Quest over the domestics? After test driving my 2004 Quest, I quickly eliminated the Freestar and Grand Caravan. My Quest was cheaper then the Freestar and about the same as the GC.
#2239 of 2475 Re: Engine Problem 3.5 SE [famof3kids]
Nov 10, 2007 (12:05 pm)
Can you send me contact information on your local dealer thst told you about a failures on Nissan 3.5 timing chain tensioners? My email is hobbes1962yahoo.com
#2240 of 2475 Heated seats...
Nov 28, 2007 (8:34 pm)
I think there may be a problem with the heated seats in the Quest.
My 05 Quest SE (for the second time now) has drained the battery because the heated seats were on and the van was off.
This is my diagnosis anyway.
The front passenger heated seat was on and the door was left ajar; not open, but not fully closed. An hour later the the van wouldn't turn over
We experienced this problem once before but the key was in the ignition; the van was not turned on.
We've never experienced any type of starting or charging problem before.
I called the “free” road side assistance. They said they couldn't come out because I was at 37400mi and that the roadside assistance expired; or they would could out with a fee of $70 (don't think that included the actual work)
So I bought a Black & Decker – Simple Start ($40)...charged it up and plugged it into the lighter; 10 minutes later I started it up.
I told my wife to make sure the doors are always closed when the van is off.
#2241 of 2475 Re: Timing Chain noise [calvin1962]
Dec 02, 2007 (10:46 am)
That's too bad. Interesting that you're seeing the problem too. Do you only hear the problem at a certain RPM as I did?
I would suggest everyone rev their engine slowly building, while parked, up to about 4,000 rpm, and see if you hear the noise. If you do, take it in. I didn't hear the noise until a certain RPM and only at that exact rpm. So, a quick rev up and back down didn't completly reveal the problem.
The dealer said that if it wasn't fixed, over time it would wear through some of the chain guides causing further damage.
My dealer (service manager) said they are seeing it in 'everything' with the 3.5, including Infiniti.
#2242 of 2475 Re: Timing Chain noise [famof3kids]
Dec 02, 2007 (7:58 pm)
Actually mine is obvious chain noise that turns into a buzz as the rpms increase. It is more of a clatter at low rpm, especially now that it is cold. Did I say previuosly that I thought it was the primart tensioner? Now I am not so sure. I found a TSB about defective secondary tensioners! After zero help from my dealer I contacted Nissan directly. They are very helpful and friendly on the phone (at the toll free #), but I have been waiting for more than two weeks for their regional rep to call me. Is there a chance that you could post or email me your dealer contact info? My email is hobbes1962yahoo.com.
Thanks a bunch!
#2243 of 2475 Re: Now our van runs like new [ckeough]
Dec 03, 2007 (4:07 pm)
can you describe about your transmission slipping? Just want to see you have the same problem. I am experiencing slightly slipping from 1-2, 2-3, the rpm goes up by 100-500rpm in between shift (similar to the new camry V6 flare but not 1k rpm slip). Mostly occur the vehicle/transmission is warmed up. Mine is a 4 speed unit. Funniest thing is that even i bought it to the dealer's mechanic, and they said it's normal...
#2244 of 2475 Re: Brake Light [calvin1962]
Dec 24, 2007 (3:04 pm)
I am trying to remove my rear bumper skin and I read in the forum that you have done this before. Do you have a diagram that you can send me that would show me how to remove that bumper skin. Or if you have any pointers on how to get that bumper skin off that would be great. My email address is devenbphotmail.com. I appreciate it very much.