Last post on Mar 05, 2007 at 2:45 PM
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Nissan Versa, Performance Mods, Hatchback
#16 of 87 Adding Power Door Locks to a 2008 Versa Hatchback
Mar 25, 2008 (4:41 am)
Purchased the basic 2008 Versa Hatchback model, not thinking that not having power doors and windows would be a problem.
Realized now that the door locks are a problem because it is difficult to reach from the drivers door into the rear doors to unlock.
Trying to make up for this by having power locks installed on an alarm. Been to three alarm places and none have actuators that fit the car door. Each place said if I can get the actuator from Nissan, they will install.
Called three Nissan dealers, not one of the parts departments can tell me what actuator Nissan sells that will fit this model.
Has anyone done this and where did you go for the actuators? If you got them from Nissan, do you have a part number?
#17 of 87 Versa gas cap
Apr 28, 2008 (11:56 am)
Gas cap is difficult to remove due to high vacuum. Dealer say's design problem. Until resolved , use wrench to remove. I ordered a" stant" gas cap for $15. that does not have to be removed . Just place pump nozzle thru both flappers and fill. Pump will shut off automatically, as before. No light on dash came on, so far. NEATO!.
#18 of 87 Re: Nissan Versa Accessories [Sylvia]
Oct 16, 2009 (11:29 pm)
I got a question, I have a Nissan Versa 08 Sedan Hatchback and one of my options for my car is daytime running lights and im thinking about getting headlight flashers like the ones that cops have. Is it possible to get the headlight flashers while having daytime running lights?
#19 of 87 Re: Nissan Versa Accessories [yndangerous]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 18, 2009 (5:40 am)
I'm pretty sure it's illegal to have headlight flashers on your car. I'd be willing to bet that the first time you used them where law enforcement could see you, you'd get stopped for impersonating a police/emergency vehicle.
So you might want to check into that before you proceed
#20 of 87 2007 Nissan Versa Smart Key
Nov 24, 2009 (8:00 pm)
I have had my Versa for 2 years and I really like it. I have had a few small issues but they have not swayed my opinion. Now my 2 smart keys have stopped sensing the car. It's getting annoying to take out the manual key every time. Can this issue be fixed?
#21 of 87 Re: 2007 Nissan Versa Smart Key [shannyp20]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Nov 25, 2009 (3:54 am)
I would assume that the smart key problem can be fixed, but I doubt there's a d0-it-yourself fix. Since you say both smart keys have stopped working, it sounds like the issue is with the electronics in the car that sense the keys and not the smart keys themselves. You could try getting a replacement key, but my gut is telling me that they're not the issue.
#22 of 87 Versa after-market cruise control
Nov 03, 2010 (7:43 am)
#23 of 87 Versa after-market cruise control
Mar 23, 2009 (5:19 am)
Does anyone have any information about adding a cruise control module to a 1.8 S manual hatchback? I don't want the power package (not to mention it's almost impossible to find in the hatchback), but cruise control is one of my wife's non-negotiables, along with power mirrors, which fortunately are standard on the S trim.
#24 of 87 Re: Versa after-market cruise control [ycrtsb]
Mar 23, 2009 (7:04 am)
I have the electrical schematics for the Versa but would not consider myself to be an expert on the Versa cruise control electronics. However, I bought an auto hatchback which we bought with the power package (readily available). It may be that the manual versions are configured more stripped down and hence can't find the power. I didn't even investigate whether you could get the HB in a manual.
However with cruise controls now adays, most cars cruise controls use the existing vehicle computer (eg. drivetrain sensor that tells vehicle speed to the computer and speedometer, throttle position is drive by wire and controlled electronically via potentiometer to the cptr, etc). I suspect even if you were able to buy the controls, that the engine computer software would have to be upgraded and changed.
Personally, I did investigate adding DRL Daytime running lights to the vehicle, since that is standard in Canadian vehicles. The part difference is pretty straight forward, however I checked with three dealerships and couldn't find one smart enough to figure out how to order them since there was a cabling assembly also associated with it that wasn't a typical US part. I finally gave up out of frustration, not that important.
My suggestion is that if cruise control is important, then you buy a vehicle with it on it already.
UPDATE: I just checked the service manual. The cruise control is a function of the engine computer. Uses existing input from the brake switch, the stop lamp switch, the clutch switch, the steering wheel cruise control switches, the park/neutral switch, the combination meter (speed control), and the Powertrain computer for powertrain revolutions.
I guess this is end-of-model year and inventories are low. Even Fitzmall has slim pickens on a S-model HB with cruise. Have about 1/2 dozen SL's w/cruise, but they are CVT....big difference from a manual.
#25 of 87 Re: Versa after-market cruise control [kiawah]
Mar 23, 2009 (8:13 am)
Well, my non-negotiable is having a manual transmission. So, either we wait until a local dealer gets a manual HB with power/cruise in stock, or one of us bends, because the difference between a manual/no power and an auto/power/cruise is about $1800.