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Where is the part of the car that senses the i-key?

Your BCM receives the signal Nissan uses what is called a BCM or body control module. The BCM on your car controls the following Security (key fob synchronization, door locks) Turn signals Wipers ...
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Where is the part of the car that senses the i-key?

For the remote entry receiver see number 11 in the diagram below. The interior key antenna is located under the center console number 13 and inputs to the body control module seen in number 1 of the ...
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air bag light after seat removal repair

I found these directions for resetting the SRS after the dash light starts blinking. It is from this website: Open the driver’s door. Note the rubber covered button located low on the B pillar, a ...
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Does the computer in modern cars record the maximum RPM attained by the engine?

The car manufacturers do this because they want to detect misuses of the engine. If the car has a manual transmission and somebody downshifts at high speed to overrev the engine, it will be recorded ...
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Transmission not shifting from park

It sounds like the brake switch is on its way out. This is essentially a solenoid switch which is supposed to disengage the lock on your shifter when you press the brake pedal. If your Maxima has ...
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Cooling system flush procedure questions

Is it necessary to remove the thermostat since it's going to open when engine reaches temperature? No, it is not necessary to remove the thermostat. In fact, some cars you don't want to remove the ...
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Power Steering non functional at idle

Strangely, after about 1500 miles the problem went away. I'm not sure why this is, though I was told by the individual that helped me with the replacement that new pumps sometimes require a "break in" ...
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Fans run all the time

Sounds like you had an air bubble trapped in the cooling system after changing the thermostat. Check the coolant level. (Id also make sure the coolant temp sensor connector is hooked up, maybe it was ...
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Fans run all the time

You should check if the coolant liquid is between minimum and maximum. If you need to add more liquid, don't mix different liquids colours (I don't remember why). And please be sure it's not hot, else ...
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Fans run all the time

Were there any other repairs/maintenance done prior just before the problem started? If not, it sounds like the wrong thermostat has been installed, or the new one is faulty. What caused you to ...
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How can expand the functions of my key fob?

I am not sure how to do it yourself, but companies such as KP Technologies make modules to do almost all of the functions you would like to use. Note: I am in no way affiliated with this company, ...
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Going at 60-70 KPH in first gear - does it damage the transmission?

As long as you don't exceed the maximum speed (revs) of the engine you should be ok. If you do, then forces acting in the transmission can exceed design limits maybe causing damage.
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Engine braking with CVT - does it hurt the engine in some cases?

There could be. The CVT transmission is a common issue with most Nissan vehicles as the chain in the transmission becomes weak and goes out. I've had it happen before. What I noticed the ...
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Maxima, Alternator & AC

They probably didn't recharge the system when they were done, check your invoice. Another possibility is that they forgot to plug the compressor clutch back in. You need to remove the A/C compressor ...
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Maxima 02 gear stuck in neutral

There are usually three possible things that I know of that prevent shifting between gears other than internal transmission problems. Hydraulic clutch master or slave cylinder issue or a bad clutch or ...
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Not sure if my block heater is working

I am not familiar with Nissan's exact block heater, but am going to give you some general maintenance tips to help you attempt to resolve your issue. First thing to do is to ensure the plug and cord ...
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Does the computer in modern cars record the maximum RPM attained by the engine?

Yes, exceeding maximum can be recorded and probably most ecu does this because it does not require rocket science to record a value in ecu. Im my opinion, ECU would record only if the maximum was ...
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error code p0335 [crankshaft position sensor] 2000 nissan maxima

It turns out the the stumbling issue was due to a vacuum leak in the intake that was past the maf sensor so engine was getting incorrect oxygen reading which is needed to gauge proper air fuel ratio. ...
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Is it unsafe to remove a heat shield?

Heat shields have two purposes. If it is between the floor and the exhaust system it is designed to prevent the heat from warming the floor and possibly melting the carpet. GM had issues in the late ...
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Steering wheel becomes stiff intermittently

if it's the rack and pinion, it will most likely leak fluid into the end-boots from over-pressure. You may see fluid drippings over time. It's also possible you have a seized ball joint. That's ...
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20 Year old car. What should be replaced next?

Nothing should be replaced, if the car has truly been well maintained there should be no immediate concerns with tires, belts, hoses, brakes, fluids, cam chains etc (no more than any other car at ...
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20 Year old car. What should be replaced next?

I'd plan to give the car a full service, and either inspect or, where necessary, replace all of the following: Cambelt, if fitted, as suggested by @SolarMike (if it's a chain, inspect the chain and ...
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Consistently losing coolant, but no overheating

Since you asked for people with the same problem: You can often lose quite some coolant before things get hotter than normal. I consistently lose some coolant in my car and only since a few days the ...
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No clutch fluid moves from the reservoir to the master cylinder during bleeding

Start with some basic tests/troubleshooting. Verify that your clutch master cylinder (located driver's side under the dash usually mounting against the clutch pedal) is not leaking. Verify that your ...
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Wheelwell smokes upon acceleration

DO NOT DRIVE THIS CAR AGAIN UNTIL IT IS FIXED! What you describe is a major problem. When a car resists moving and forcing it causes smoke, STOP. Continuing to drive it in this condition could cause ...
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2007 Maxima transmission lines hose clamp size

I ended up getting a 3/8" hose clamp from Home Depot and it worked!
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Inner tie rod "Lock Plate" (Nissan specific?)

The installation direction gives a deceptive description. The above pictured tie rod is what you would expect to get (this one is specific to your car). Note the washer. The washer installs between ...
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Maxima, Alternator & AC

Returned the maxima to the shop to have them correct it and they said that when they removed the radiator to replace the alternator a connector line came loose for the ac. Problem Resolved....but now ...
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05 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5 P1283

That P1800 may be key This is an elaboration of my comment on how P1800 can explain your observations. Code Details P1800 Nissan - Variable Intake Air System Control Solenoid Valve Circuit ...
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On start up car shakes, steering and braking are very HARD on 2006 Nissan Maxima

Check the rpms on it when on idle , it sounds like could be loosing power, could be spark plugs, or your ac compressor might be defective and applies a hold down on the engine and causes week air into ...
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