Automobile Repair/Nissan/Maxima (4th Generation)/Changing your automatic shifter
- Flat headed screw driver
- A small towel
- A Phillips-head screw driver
- New automatic shifter
- Electrical tape
Last modified on 13 June 2009, at 18:03
- Remove the cover plate that goes around the shifter with the screw driver and using the small towel to prevent causing any damage to the cover.
- Use the Phillips head to remove the one screw holding the ash tray to the dash and unplug its light.
- Remove the four Phillips head screws holding the center consul and leaf it up and out. There are two on the back sides, you will have to put the seats all the way forward. The other two are all the way in the front were the dashboard meets the center consul.
- Now remove the for Phillips head screws that are holding the shifter information panal in place (but don't try to remove it).
- Now put the car into drive wile its shut off, and remove the two Phillips head screws on the back side of it.
- Now look that the base were the shifter goes into the shifter rod, there are two wires there. Cut them wile leaving some slack to twist the new shifter wires.
- Pull the shifter out, the button should pop out so be ready to catch it.
- Drop the new shifter onto the shifter rod
- Now lift the shifter up off of the rod about and inch and push the shifer button with the spring into its hole and put the shifter all the way down the road.
- Now put the two screw back in the back of the shifter.