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Nissan Altima (L32) 2007-2012 Service Manual: Precaution

Precaution for Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) "AIR BAG" and "SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER"

The Supplemental Restraint System such as “AIR BAG” and “SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER”, used along with a front seat belt, helps to reduce the risk or severity of injury to the driver and front passenger for certain types of collision. This system includes seat belt switch inputs and dual stage front air bag modules. The SRS system uses the seat belt switches to determine the front air bag deployment, and may only deploy one front air bag, depending on the severity of a collision and whether the front occupants are belted or unbelted.

Information necessary to service the system safely is included in the SR and SB section of this Service Manual.

WARNING: • To avoid rendering the SRS inoperative, which could increase the risk of personal injury or death in the event of a collision which would result in air bag inflation, all maintenance must be performed by an authorized NISSAN/INFINITI dealer.

• Improper maintenance, including incorrect removal and installation of the SRS, can lead to personal injury caused by unintentional activation of the system. For removal of Spiral Cable and Air Bag Module, see the SR section.

• Do not use electrical test equipment on any circuit related to the SRS unless instructed to in this Service Manual. SRS wiring harnesses can be identified by yellow and/or orange harnesses or harness connectors.

Necessary for Steering Wheel Rotation After Battery Disconnect

NOTE: • Before removing and installing any control units, first turn the push-button ignition switch to the LOCK position, then disconnect both battery cables.

• After finishing work, confirm that all control unit connectors are connected properly, then re-connect both battery cables.

• Always use CONSULT-III to perform self-diagnosis as a part of each function inspection after finishing work.

If a DTC is detected, perform trouble diagnosis according to self-diagnosis results.

This vehicle is equipped with a push-button ignition switch and a steering lock unit.

If the battery is disconnected or discharged, the steering wheel will lock and cannot be turned.

If turning the steering wheel is required with the battery disconnected or discharged, follow the procedure below before starting the repair operation.


1. Connect both battery cables.

NOTE: Supply power using jumper cables if battery is discharged.

2. Carry the Intelligent Key or insert it to the key slot and turn the push-button ignition switch to ACC position.

(At this time, the steering lock will be released.) 3. Disconnect both battery cables. The steering lock will remain released with both battery cables disconnected and the steering wheel can be turned.

4. Perform the necessary repair operation.

5. When the repair work is completed, re-connect both battery cables. With the brake pedal released, turn the push-button ignition switch from ACC position to ON position, then to LOCK position. (The steering wheel will lock when the push-button ignition switch is turned to LOCK position.) 6. Perform self-diagnosis check of all control units using CONSULT-III.

Precaution for Liquid Gasket


• After removing nuts and bolts, separate the mating surface, using Tool and remove old liquid gasket sealing.

Tool number : KV10111100 (J-37228)

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the mating surfaces.

• Tap (1) Tool to insert it, and then slide it (2) by tapping on the side as shown.

• In areas where Tool is difficult to use, use plastic hammer to lightly tap the parts, to remove it.

CAUTION: If for some unavoidable reason suitable tool such as screwdriver is used, be careful not to damage the mating surfaces.


1. Remove old liquid gasket adhering to the liquid gasket application surface and the mating surface, Using scraper.

• Remove liquid gasket completely from the groove of the liquid gasket application surface, bolts, and bolt holes.

2. Thoroughly clean the mating surfaces and remove adhering moisture, grease and foreign materials.

3. Attach liquid gasket tube to Tool.

Tool number : WS39930000 ( — )

Use Genuine RTV Silicone Sealant or equivalent. Refer to GI-15, "Recommended Chemical Products and Sealants".

4. Apply liquid gasket without breaks to the specified location with the specified dimensions.

• If there is a groove for the liquid gasket application, apply liquid gasket to the groove.

• As for the bolt holes, normally apply liquid gasket inside the holes. Occasionally, it should be applied outside the holes.

Make sure to read the text of service manual.

• Within five minutes of liquid gasket application, install the mating component.

• If liquid gasket protrudes, wipe it off immediately.

• Do not retighten nuts or bolts after the installation.

• After 30 minutes or more have passed from the installation, fill engine oil and engine coolant.

CAUTION: If there are specific instructions in this manual, observe them.


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