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2002 nissan maxima hvac control button lights replacement steps

I have several (3 or 4) hvac button lights out and was hoping to get some advice on replacement procedures.

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SOURCE: 2002 maxima check engine light came on

First thing I would do is make sure you battery cables have a flawless connection. I had a Honda with a similar problem. I changed the battery cable and it all went away. Like magic. Sometimes these can be a simple fix.

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SOURCE: 2005 Nissan Maxima SE Fog light replacement

jorgeva: on the driver's side to gain access, you must remove the air cleaner assembly. At that point, you can see the back of the light which has a plastic cap. Rotate this "counter clockwise" and you can pull it back from the back of the lamp housing. From there you will see how the bulb it self is plugged in, which is obvious. Unplug it. There is a "spring "like latch retainer to hold the bulb in place. Unlatch it, remove the bulb and install the new bulb.
CAUTION!!!!!!! DO NOT TOUCH THE GLASS AREA OF THE NEW BULB! Only handle the rear section. Reassemble in the reverse order.
The right side will require the removal of the windshield washer tank.
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SOURCE: replacement of a head gasket on 2.5 liter nissan altima 2002

frajogag: First off, be aware that these bolts are "torque to yield" bolts (streach bolts). What this means is that instead of torqueing the head bolts to a specific torque specification, they are torqued down to a set spec and then tightened by rotating the bolts a certain angle, like 90 degrees. and all of them are turned the same amount.
This means that the shanks of the bolts must be checked to make sure they are not too thin (or the bolt has already stretched beyond limits and is prone to snap if used)
Here is how you check the bolts. Measure the bolt using a micrometer, at the base, or within the first 13mm from the end where it threads in. Then go to about 10mm before the threads end heading toward the top of the bolt. There should not be more than a 0.23mm (.0091 inch) or less difference or the bolt should be discarded.
Torque the bolts down to 98.1Nm ( 72.ft lb)
Looking at the head from the side, so you are looking at the full length from side to side, I will number the head bolts in this fashion.
#1 & 2 are directly in front of you and in the center of the cylinder head crossing it width wise.
#3&4 are to the left of #1&2, / #5&6 are to the right of #1&2
#7&8 are to the left of #3&4 / #9$10 are to the right of #5&6
Now, you have the sequence.
After the initial pull, back off all the bolts in the same sequence and then retorque them to 36 Nm ( 28 ft lb)
Using a torque angle wrench or having the ability to accurately judge turning angles. Rotate (clockwise) to a 75 degree angle. do this to all the bolts using the sequence I had provided.
Rotate the bolts (clockwise) 75 degrees again on all bolts in the same sequence. The proceedure is complete!

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I have a 2002 Chevy Impala the heat and air comes out all the vents at the same time can't direct it

After looking at the service info for the HVAC system for your vehicle , it sounds like your system lost vacuum somewhere ! The position of the mode doors determine where the air comes out at . The doors have vacuum controlled actuators , on the back of the mode switch vacuum lines are connected to it ! To check for vacuum at the switch you'll need to take HVAC control module out of the dash ! There is also a vacuum reservoir or tank under the dash near the HVAC assembly. You could look under the hood in the engine compartment an look for a disconnected vacuum hose from the engine intake manifold !


  1. Start the engine.
  2. Turn the blower motor fan ON and select an air outlet mode.
Does air flow out of the selected HVAC outlet ducts?
Go to Step 3 yes
Go to Step 2 no


Did the customer concern mention that the air discharges out the correct ducts at first, but then changes during higher engine RPM?
Go to Step 7 yes
Go to Step 3 no


With the engine running, cycle the HVAC controls through all the modes.
Does the air come out of the selected outlet ducts?
Go to Step 18 yes
Go to Step 4 no


With the engine running, take a vacuum reading at the manifold vacuum port that supplies vacuum to the HVAC control vacuum valve.
Is there engine vacuum?
Go to Step 6 yes
Go to Step 5 no


Repair the no vacuum condition.
Is the repair complete?
Go to Step 18 yes


Take a vacuum reading at the vacuum supply line at the HVAC control vacuum valve.
Is the vacuum reading the same as the engine vacuum?
Go to Step 11
Go to Step 8


  1. Disconnect the vacuum supply line from the HVAC control vacuum valve.
  2. With the vacuum gauge connected to the vacuum supply line, re-start the engine and turn the engine OFF.
Does the A/C system lose vacuum after turning OFF the engine?
Go to Step 8
Go to Step 11


Inspect for leaking or collapsed vacuum lines between the engine manifold vacuum port and the HVAC control vacuum valve.
Are the vacuum lines leaking?
Go to Step 9
Go to Step 10


Repair or replace the collapsed or leaking vacuum line.
Is the repair complete?
Go to Step 18


Replace the vacuum reservoir tank. Refer to Vacuum Tank Replacement .
Is the repair complete?
Go to Step 18


Using an external vacuum source, apply vacuum to the appropriate vacuum line at the HVAC control vacuum valve connector. Refer to HVAC Vacuum Schematics .
Does the actuator retract?
Go to Step 17
Go to Step 12


Inspect for leaking or collapsed vacuum lines between the actuator and the HVAC control vacuum valve connector.
Are the vacuum lines leaking?
Go to Step 9
Go to Step 13


  1. Disconnect the vacuum line from the actuator.
  2. Apply an external vacuum source to the actuator.
Did the actuator retract?
Go to Step 14
Go to Step 16


With the actuator disconnected, inspect the door for binding.
Does the door move freely?
Go to Step 16
Go to Step 15


Repair the binding door. Refer to the appropriate repair.
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Is the repair complete?
Go to Step 18


Replace the vacuum actuator. Refer to the appropriate repair.
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Mode Actuator Replacement

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Is the repair complete?
Go to Step 18


Replace the HVAC control vacuum valve. Refer to HVAC Control Vacuum Valve Replacement .
Is the repair complete?
Go to Step 18


Cycle the HVAC controls through all modes to verify proper operation.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Hope this helps an good luck !

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Fig. Cylinder head bolt loosening sequence - Altima & Maxima 3.5L engine

Install the cylinder head bolts and torque in sequence as follows:
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  2. Step 2: Completely loosen all bolts.
  3. Step 3: 26-32 ft. lbs. (34-44 Nm).
  4. Step 4: plus 90-95 degrees clockwise.
  5. Step 5: plus 90-95 degrees clockwise.


Fig. Right cylinder head bolt torque sequence- Altima & Maxima 3.5L engine


Fig. Left cylinder head bolt torque sequence- Altima & Maxima 3.5L engine

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You will need to gain access behind the inner splash shield to get to your belts. This is relatively simple. It is helpful, also, if you can jack the front of the car up and take the Right Front wheel off and get it out of your way.

The splash shield is held on by plastic push pins that are easy to remove with a small flat head screwdriver by prying behind the head of the center section of the clip.

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