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Nissan Altima, Electrical, Sedan
#17 of 59 Re: ISSUES ON '01 ALTIMA [mycar7]
Dec 08, 2007 (12:52 pm)
My 2001 Altima GXE has recently had the same problem. It began several months ago with the fuel gauge indicator being intermittent. It would not come on at start up, then suddenly coming on after driving 15 minutes like the car got an "erection". Or I would have to tap the glass in front of the fuel gauge indicator with my finger to get it to come up. It was more a nuisance than a problem. On one occasion a month ago, my speedometer suddenly froze at "50 mph" regardless of my speed or stopping. After shutting down and restarting car after several minutes, the indicator came back normal. In September 2007. I moved much farther from my job- an hour to hour ten minute drive and on 4 occasions the ENTIRE instrument cluster would go out suddenly after driving for about an hour, speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, temperature gauge. My impression is it seems to happen intermittently and only after engine heats up after driving about an hour. (Note my radio, heater, head lights which were in use did NOT go out). If I would stop and restart engine after 10 minutes, all indicators would come back up normally. It last happened going into work on the tollway one morning. I actually saw the speedometer suddenly go to zero. The odometer, tachometer, etc, and the engine seemed to stall and I was slowly losing speed. I managed to pull off on shoulder with a semi barreling down behind me. After 15 minutes I was able to start normally, get on the road, and limp into work. The car seem to run a bit sluggish. I did not trust driving it so had the car towed back from work to the dealer where I bought it. The Service Department thought it might be a Tachometer problem. Nissan advised the Service Department to replace all of the gauges in the instrument cluster under the extended warranty, and at least for now, the car seems to run okay. Note the cluster consists of more than one asm. I have driven the car for a week without problem but it is too soon to say the problem has been fixed. I have kind of lost confidence in the vehicle and it may be time to start looking for another car, but I still have about 8 mos of payments remaining on the car. Note at NO time did the "service engine" light come on. The problem may be electrical, but could be the result of the car heating up after driving awhile. At least, this was suggested by one person in the service department. If this is the case, then the new instrument gauges may not resolve the underlying problem. Only time will tell. Right now I am driving it but don't have complete piece of mind.
#18 of 59 interior light problem
Dec 15, 2007 (12:41 pm)
yes can somebody please help me!!! a couple months ago somebody broke into my car and stole my deck. i got it replaced and now when ever i turn my headlights on my dash lights go off please help me with this problem thanks alot
Dec 15, 2007 (12:41 pm)
my heater in my car also went out any ideas
#20 of 59 Re: heater [buddy19]
Dec 15, 2007 (6:06 pm)
check your fuses.
#21 of 59 Re: heater
Dec 16, 2007 (8:18 am)
where are the fuses for my heater i think i have checked them all but not sure
#22 of 59 Re: heater [jd10013]
Dec 16, 2007 (10:27 am)
My best guess is that doing an internet search will show you the location. I also think that you can access the fuses under the dash, near the hood release. (Left side) The lid to the box will normally tell you the location and function of each fuse. I trust you may have the tool to remove. (No big deal, fingers work.)
#23 of 59 Re: heater [buddy19]
Dec 16, 2007 (1:19 pm)
Do you have your manual? It should show you which one is for the heater, but if you don't have one, a Google search may very well help as skinsfan3 suggests, or someone here may be able to help. It would probably help to know what year and model your Altima is.
#24 of 59 Re: heater [pat]
Dec 17, 2007 (4:35 pm)
yes i do have standard and it is a 2002 altima 2.5 S. please help it is really cold and i have a 2 yr old son i have to take to daycare in the morning
#25 of 59 Re: heater [buddy19]
Dec 17, 2007 (4:40 pm)
If anyone knows the answer, I'm sure they'll chime in. Whether you'll hear from someone before you have to leave in the morning just depends on who happens to stop by here. I'd try the google search that was recommended while you are waiting.
Dec 17, 2007 (5:12 pm)
I have a 2003 and don't know where the fuses are. I did have an 86mr2 and the fuses were located under the hood. I wonder if your problem is really the fuse? I know that sometimes replacing water in a radiator might result in a pressure problem, causing the heating sytem no become inoperable. I hope it is only a fuse, which should run you about 2 bucks.