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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Sedan
#981 of 1368 Re: 2008 M35 headlight color [james27]
Oct 19, 2008 (6:38 pm)
I checked www.tirerack.com and www.piaa.com and neither shows any replacement bulbs for the 2006 M35x. Oddly, www.piaa.com has bulbs for virtually all Infiniti's EXCEPT the 2006's and 2007's. Does anyone have any other recommendations for replacing the stock headlight bulbs on the '06 M35x so that the high and low beams match? I'd like it if the fog lights would match too if they're available...the fog lights are yellow.
Thanks for any recommendations!
#982 of 1368 Re: 2008 M35 headlight color [alanpreston05]
Oct 20, 2008 (3:02 pm)
Both the high beams and the fog lights are a standard H-series (halogen) bulbs, and you can get them that appear more blueish. They only look yellow because the HID bulbs are so white. Same issue way back when before everyone went to halogen bulbs...the old incandescents look downright red in comparison.
The high beam is a 9005 and the fog is an H11. Just search on those numbers. Increasing the wattage may damage the housing or wiring, so it's safest to stay at the same wattage. Sylvania's 9005CB is whiter than the 'stock' bulb.
#983 of 1368 Re: 2008 M35 headlight color [james27]
Oct 21, 2008 (9:19 am)
Thanks very much.
#984 of 1368 M35 Transmission stuck in 3rd gear
Oct 21, 2008 (9:48 am)
Five months ago I bought a totaled 2006 M35 and just picked it up a few weeks ago from the body shop. I love it!! I had to add transmission fluid b/c it was low and not shifting properly. After that everything was working fine. At times Iíve driven the car very hard, putting into spins a few times already. At one point when I was manually downshifting to help slow down, the transmission got stuck in 3rd gear. I figured that happened b/c I was ďvigorouslyĒ downshifting. The next morning, everything was shifting as normal and I havenít used the manual shifter since. However, a few days later it happened again, but under normal driving conditions. This time I noticed that my back-up camera was also not working, the seat belt light was flashing (something itís never done before), the key light came on and the seat & steering wheel didnít move when the door was opened after turning off the car. Again, the next day when everything cooled off, everything worked normally. So what seemed like maybe just a transmission problem is now starting to look like maybe an electrical problem instead. Has anyone experienced this before or have any suggestions? By the way, the car has less than 26,000 miles Ė is the warranty still good even though itís a rebuilt title?
#985 of 1368 Re: M35 Transmission stuck in 3rd gear [azeiler]
Oct 21, 2008 (10:17 am)
Being that this is a totaled car, you probably have ZERO warranty whatsoever. My only suggestion is to take it to a dealer and ask them to reprogram the car. Being that you spent so much to rebuild a wrecked car, the cost of reprogramming the computers should be a pittance.
#986 of 1368 Re: M35 Transmission stuck in 3rd gear [tayl0rd]
Oct 21, 2008 (11:05 am)
Thanks. The dealer just confirmed that there is no warranty.
I bought the car for $11,800 and paid $10,200 to have it fixed. It is completely loaded, even has a DVD player. What an awesome car.
I think I'll take it in for re-programming and see if that fixes the problem.
#987 of 1368 Re: M35 Transmission stuck in 3rd gear [azeiler]
Oct 21, 2008 (2:30 pm)
Almost everything in the M-series is controlled by a computer. Computers only react to what they are told. Sounds like you have a bad connection(s) which could include an intermittent short or open. I fear it will take someone who knows the electronics very well to diagnose the thing. If you are lucky, the computer diagnostics might have some clues. If you are really lucky, you'll find a connector that is not fully inserted, and all you have to do is lock it together.
#988 of 1368 Re: M35 Transmission stuck in 3rd gear [james27]
Oct 29, 2008 (12:16 pm)
Dealer says that computer diagnostic code indicates it's something internal, maybe a solenoid, but they aren't sure; so they recommend a new transmission. They also said that it had the wrong tranny fluid and this ruined the tranny. I took it to an oil change place and had them pump out and replace the tranny fluid with clean J-matic. So far it's shifting fine, but I'm still hesitant to really stick it.
Oct 30, 2008 (7:39 am)
If you have trouble filling your M with gas (the nozzle cuts off before the tank is full), Infiniti just released a TSB to fix the problem.
#990 of 1368 Possible M45 Purchase
Nov 04, 2008 (5:52 pm)
I currrently own a 04 S55 and I'm looking to get rid of it before it becomes a deeper money pit. I really do love the car and it grabs loads of attention but I'm ready for something else. I really like the M45 but have not gone to drive one yet because I'm afraid I'll buy it on the spot. So... I've looked online at some pre-owned ones and they are pretty cheap. I would never buy a new one after seeing the depreciation of this model. But anyway, is there anything that I should be aware of on the M45 before I seriously consider the vehicle. I would probably purchase one with anywhere from 15K to 45K miles. Any input is welcome.