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2000 Nissan Xterra Manual

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  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    ...enjoy many miles (kilometers) of driving pleasure. Please read through this manual before operating ... and driving’’ section of this manual. ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIVING This vehicle will handle..., in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual. READ FIRST - THEN DRIVE SAFELY Before...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ..., specifications and illustrations in this manual are those in effect at the time of printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change specifications or design ... not let this happen.'' CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING WARNING Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    © 2000 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. GARDENA, CALIFORNIA. All rights reserved. No part of this Owner's Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...in improving both performance and fuel efficiency through new engine designs and the use of ... textile machinery, fork-lift trucks, marine engines, boats and other products. NISSAN has... Design International in San Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan Research and Development in Farmington Hills...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs. However, if there is something that ...Nissan North America, Inc. Consumer Affairs Department P.O. Box 191 Gardena, California 90248-0191 For ...Canada customers Nissan Canada Inc. 5290 Orbitor Drive Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 We appreciate ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    Table of Contents Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems Instruments and controls Pre-driving checks and adjustments Heater, air conditioner and audio systems Starting and driving In case of emergency Appearance and care Do-it-yourself Maintenance ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 7
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...system)...1-6 Supplemental air bag system...1-9 Warning labels...1-11 Supplemental air bag warning light...1-11 Seat belts ...1-13 Precautions on seat belt... seat center position ...1-25 Front facing installation at rear seat outboard positions ...1-26 Rear facing installation at ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... injuries. For most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back ... WARNING Do not adjust the driver's seat while driving so full attention may be... seat to make sure it is securely locked. 1-2 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... or backward to the desired position. Release the lever to lock the seat in position. ARS1207 MPA0001 Reclining ...After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. HEAD RESTRAINTS To raise... restraint, pull it up. To lower, push the lock knob, then push the head restraint...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... tops of your ears. Folding down 1. Pull outward on the two straps at the bottom of the seat cushions. 2. Lift the front of the seat cushion up and remove the seat cushion. Store the seat cushion in a secure place. 3. Pull the ring on top of the seat back up. 4. Fold down the seat back....
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... Folding up 1. Push the seat back up until it latches 2. Hold the seat belts above the... seat cushion back. 4. Push down the seat cushion until it latches. WARNING Never allow ... completely secured in the latched position, passengers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop. Seats, restraints and...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...driver and front passenger seated a suitable distance away from the steering wheel and instrument panel. See ''Seat belts'' for instructions and precautions on seat ... far away as practical from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts. Keep hands on the...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ARS1153 ARS1041 ARS1042 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-7
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    .... ARS1043 ARS1098 Never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental air bag could seriously injure or kill your child. See ''Child restraints'' later in this section for details. ARS1044 ARS1099 1-8 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... and passenger seated upright as far as practical away from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Since the supplemental air ARS1228 The driver supplemental air bag is located in ... passenger supplemental air bag is located in the top right section of the instrument panel. These systems are ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... injury. Tampering includes changes to the steering wheel and the instrument panel assembly, by placing ... wheel pad and above the instrument panel, or by installing additional trim material around... system and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this owner's manual. 1-10 Seats, restraints...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... LIGHT ARS1230 ARS1229 The supplemental air bag warning light, in the instrument panel, displaying monitors the circuits of the supplemental air bag system. The circuits monitored by the supplemental air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor unit, the supplemental air bag modules and all ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... the date of manufacture noted on the certification label located on the driver side door jamb pillar. When maintenance work is required on the vehicle, the supplemental air bag ... remains illuminated after inflation has occurred. 1-12 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... to buckle up every time you drive, even if your seating position includes a supplemental air bag. Most... or territories specify that seat belts be worn at all times when a vehicle is being driven. WARNING Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. Children ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... designed for passengers. They could be injured in sudden braking or a collision. If the seat belt warning light glows continuously while the ignition is turned ON with all doors closed and all seat belts fastened, it may indicate a malfunction in the system. Have...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... abnormality occurs in the pretensioner system, the seat belt warning light will flash intermittently after ... about the pretensioner seat belt system and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner's Manual.... children need special protection. The vehicle's seat belts may not fit them...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...restraint which fits your vehicle and always follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation and use. Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian... Federal Motor THREE-POINT TYPE WITH RETRACTOR WARNING Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. Children ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... installation. During normal seat belt use by a passenger, the locking mode should not ... hear and feel the latch engage. The retractor is designed to lock during a sudden stop ... installation. It is referred to as the automatic locking mode. When the cinching mechanism is activated the seat belt cannot...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... the retractor does not lock during this check, or if you have any questions about seat belt operation, ... shoulder. Release the adjustment button to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position. Checking seat belt operation Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt movement by two separate ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... center seat belt buckle and tongue are identified by the word CENTER. The center seat belt tongue can only be fastened into the center seat ... until you hear and feel the latch engage. Both the tongue assembly and the buckle are marked CENTER. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-19
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... ARS1057 2. Tighten the belt by pulling the free end of the belt away from the tongue. 3. Position the lap belt low on the hips as illustrated. 4. Loosen the belt by holding the tongue at a right angle to the belt, then pull on the belt. 1-20 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ...they are completely dry. If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder belt guide with a clean, dry cloth. Periodically check to see that the seat belt and the metal components, such as...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...vehicle's seat and seat belt system. Choose a child restraint that meets the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers recommended practice J1819 for child restraint installation. 3) ... vehicle. Also, do not put the same 1-22 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    .... For a front-facing child restraint, if the seat position where it is installed has a 3-point type ... belt in your vehicle is equipped with an automatic locking mode retractor which must be used ... a child restraint. Failure to use the retractor's locking mode will result in the child restraint not ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...the seat as illustrated. Always follow the restraint manufacturer's instructions. 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert ...you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions for belt routing. 3. Remove all slack in ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... as illustrated. Always follow the restraint manufacturer's instructions. 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and ... the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions for belt routing. Seats, restraints ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...be used when installing a child restraint. Failure to use the retractor's locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The seat could tip over or... restraint is properly secured prior to each use. 1-26 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint ...is fully extended. At this time, the belt retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts back to emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted. Seats, restraints and ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. ARS1179 ARS1180 ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...used when installing a child restraint. Failure to use the retractor's locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The seat could tip over ...into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer's ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...fully extended. At this time, the belt retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts... webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. 7. Check to make sure the child... prior to each use. If the seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. onto the appropriate anchor bracket. Make sure the shoulder belt is placed between the seat back and child restraint. To ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ARS1250 ARS1135 Anchor point locations Anchor points are located in the cargo area under the ... your child restraint. Installation on front passenger seat WARNING Never install a rear facing child... NISSAN recommends that child restraints be installed in the rear seat. However, if you must install a...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    The three-point seat belt in your vehicle is equipped with an automatic locking mode retractor which must be used when installing a child restraint. Failure to use the retractor's locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The restraint could ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... reverts back to emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted. 4. Allow the seat belt to retract ... place. 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt out of... secured prior to each use. If the seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-35
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    MEMO 1-36 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... gauges ...2-2 Speedometer and odometer ...2-3 Tachometer...2-5 Engine coolant temperature gauge...2-5 Fuel gauge ...2-6 Warning/indicator lights and chimes ...2-7 Theft ... light ...2-24 Map lights (if so equipped)...2-24 Illuminated entry system ...2-25 Manual windows...2-25 ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    METERS AND GAUGES AIC1148 2-2 Instruments and controls
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER AIC1099 Speedometer The speedometer indicates vehicle speed in miles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour (KM/H). Odometer The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has been driven. Instruments and controls 2-3
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    AIC1120 Trip odometer The trip odometer records the distance of individual trips. Before each trip reset the trip odometer. Push the reset knob to change the display as follows: ODO (odometer) → TRIP A → TRIP B → ODO. Push and hold the reset knob for more than 1 second to reset either trip ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE GAUGE CAUTION If the gauge indicates engine coolant temperature over ...stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible. If the engine is overheated, continued operation of the vehicle may ... zone may cause serious engine damage. The gauge indicates the engine coolant temperature....
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...see the Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) later in this section. AIC1102 The gauge indicates the APPROXIMATE fuel level in the tank. The gauge may move slightly during ... the ignition key is turned OFF. Refill the fuel tank before the gauge registers E (Empty). 2-6 Instruments and controls...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...) Seat belt reminder light and chime Engine oil pressure warning light Door open warning light Charge warning light Checking bulbs Apply ... the ON position without starting the engine. The following lights come on: , , , or , If the driver's seat belt is fastened before the ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... low brake fluid level. If the light comes on while the engine is running with the parking brake not... may not be working properly if the warning light is on. Driving could be dangerous. If you judge... seconds. High beam indicator light This blue light comes on when the headlight high beams are on and ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... E (Empty). There will be a small reserve of fuel remaining in the tank when the fuel gauge needle reaches E (Empty). Charge warning light If this light ... in the ''Do-it-yourself'' section of this manual. Engine oil pressure warning light This light warns of low engine oil ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... 2H, 4H, or 4L and the parking brake is set. or Anti-lock brake warning light Automatic transmission oil temperature warning light model) (... until the light turns off. If the light comes on while the engine is running, it may indicate a potential problem with the anti-lock brake system. Have the ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...ignition key when you leave the vehicle. Light reminder chime A chime sounds if the driver's door is opened with the headlight switch on unless ...to have your vehicle towed to the dealer. Malfunction indicator light blinking − An engine misfire has been detected which may damage...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    THEFT WARNING (if so equipped) button is pushed with all When the doors locked, the hazard lights flash twice and the horn beeps once as a...and all the doors. 4. Push the button on the multi-remote controller. All doors lock. The hazard lights flash twice and the horn beeps once to indicate all doors ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    .... The alarm is activated by: opening a door without using the key (even if the door is unlocked by releasing the inside lock knob). opening the hood. AIC1037 The hazard lights will quickly flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... select the low beam. DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEM (Canada only) The headlights automatically illuminate at a reduced intensity when the engine is started with the parking brake released. The daytime running lights operate with the headlight switch in the OFF ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ...up or down to the point where the indicator light begins to flash, but the lever does not latch. AIC0618 To turn the front fog lights on, rotate the switch to the... switch must be in the position (low beam headlights on) for the fog lights to operate. The fog lights automatically turn off ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... at full strength. Some methyl alcohol based washer fluid concentrates may permanently stain the grille if spilled while filling the window washer reservoir tank. Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with water to the manufacturer's recommended ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... switch down to the side. The wiper will cycle twice. The instrument brightness control operates when the light switch is in the or position. Turn the control to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel lights. Instruments and controls 2-17
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... do not work when the hazard warning flasher lights are on. The hazard warning flashers can be actuated ...AIC1004 SIC0050 To defog the rear window, start the engine and push the rear window defogger ... emergency conditions. All turn signal lights flash. WARNING When stalled or stopped on the roadway ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    CIGARETTE LIGHTER (accessory) AND ASH TRAY WARNING The cigarette lighter should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. CAUTION The cigarette lighter socket is a power source for the cigarette lighter element only. The use of the cigarette lighter socket as a ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... the engine running. (If the engine is stopped, this could result in a discharged battery.) Avoid using when the air conditioner, headlights or rear window defogger is on. A storage compartment is located in the center bottom of the instrument panel. 2-20 Instruments and ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. AIC1106 AIC1107 Do not apply a total load of more than 33 lbs (15kg) to ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... injury. CUP HOLDER WARNING The cup holder should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. CAUTION Avoid ... you in an accident. Some cup holders have a rubber insert that can be removed for cleaning and for using larger cups. AIC1119 The tonneau cover keeps the...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    MAP POCKETS AIC1061 AIC1085 AIC1122 Map pockets are located on the side and back of the passenger seat. The map pocket can be used to store maps. AIC1025 Instruments and controls 2-23
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... key position. When the switch is in the OFF position, the dome light does not illuminate, regardless of door position. When the switch is in the center or DOOR position, the dome light illuminates by opening a door. When the switch is in the ON position, the dome light ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM The interior lights illuminate when a front, rear or the back door is opened....saver If the vehicle doors are not fully closed and the interior lights remain illuminated,... the battery from becoming discharged. Interior lights that illuminate when doors are opened turn off after...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ...the window, lift the switch up. The driver side control panel is equipped with switches to open or close all the windows. Locking passenger's windows When ... can be opened or closed. Push it in again to cancel the window lock function. AIC1028 AIC1110 Passenger power window switch ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... opening skyroof. The skyroof may be scratched if it is opened with the gear basket in place. For instructions to remove the gear basket, refer to ''Roof rack with gear basket'' in the ''Pre-driving checks and adjustments'' section of this ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Removing the sun shade 1. Turn each lock bolt counterclockwise while supporting the sun shade. 2. Slide the shade backward to remove it. 2-28 Instruments and controls
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... ...3-4 Multi-remote control system (if so equipped)...3-4 Battery replacement ...3-7 Illuminated entry system ...3-8 Hood release ...3-9 Glove box ...3-9 Back door lock...3-10 Roof rack with gear basket (if so equipped)...3-11 Step ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... WARNING Always have the doors locked while driving. Along with the use of seat belts, this provides greater... towards the front of the vehicle. To unlock, turn it towards the rear. On power door lock equipped models, locking the driver's door simultaneously locks all doors. 3-2 Pre-driving checks ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... not to leave the key inside the vehicle. POWER DOOR LOCKS (if so equipped) The power door ... doors can be operated from the driver, passenger, or back door. To lock the doors without a key, push the ... lock button (driver or passenger side) or the door lock knob (driver or passenger side), then close...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... doors. 4. Push the button on the multi-remote controller. All doors lock. The hazard lights flash twice and the horn beeps once to indicate ... beep feature" later in this section. When the button is pushed with all doors locked, the hazard lights flash twice and the horn beeps ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... turned off without waiting 30 seconds by inserting the key into the ignition or locking the doors with the multi-remote controller or pushing the interior light switch to the OFF position. Using the panic alarm If you are near your vehicle ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    The hazard lights will quickly flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has been... beep feature can be deactivated using the multi-remote controller. To deactivate: Press and hold the and together for at least two seconds. The hazard lights will quickly flash three times to confirm that...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... local regulations for battery disposal. The multi-remote controller is waterresistant; however, if it does... the equipment. APD1087 Replace the battery in the multi-remote controller as follows: 1. Open the lid using... may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this Pre-driving checks and adjustments...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... operation of the device. The interior lights illuminate when a front, rear or the back door is opened. Once... If the vehicle doors are not fully closed and the interior lights remain illuminated... the battery from becoming discharged. Interior lights that illuminate when doors are opened turn off after...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    HOOD RELEASE GLOVE BOX APD1080 APD0601 WARNING Make sure the hood is completely closed and latched ... latch and release it. This allows proper engagement of the hood latch. Open the glove box by pulling the handle. WARNING Keep glove box lid closed while driving to prevent injury in an accident ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    BACK DOOR LOCK APD1081 To unlock the back door turn the key clockwise. To open the ...To close, lower and push the door down securely. To lock the back door, turn the key counterclockwise....closed securely to prevent it from opening while driving. Do not drive with the back door open. This could allow...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... RACK WITH GEAR BASKET (if so equipped) mation" section of this manual. WARNING Properly secure all cargo with ropes or ... and GAWR are located on the Safety Compliance Certification Label (located on the driver's side door jamb pillar). For more information regarding GVWR and GAWR, refer to the ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ACE1051 Getting the roof rack torxdriver 1. Open the back door. 2. Roll back the cargo area carpet. 3. Remove the roof rack torxdriver. AIC1146...and rear crossbars can be adjusted forward, backward, or be removed. Use the torxdriver located in the tool kit to loosen both crossbar ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    STEP RAIL APD1092 APD1088 The roof rack is equipped with a removable gear basket. The maximum gear basket load ... kg) evenly distributed. The gear basket can be removed by unscrewing the four hold down bolts. ... passengers to get into and out of the vehicle. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... cap. Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off automatically. Continued refueling may cause fuel overflow, resulting ... lamp illuminates because the fuel filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the cap and continue to drive the vehicle. ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...) APD1083 PD1238M APD1039 Put the fuel filler cap in the cap holder while refueling. Tilt operation Pull the lock lever down and adjust the steering wheel up or down to the desired position. Push the lock lever up firmly to lock the steering wheel in place. WARNING Do not ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... mirror on the passenger side are closer than they appear. Be careful when moving to the right. Using only this mirror could cause an accident. Use the inside mirror or glance over your shoulder to properly judge distances to other objects. APD1090 APD1096 3-16 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... Push the mirror backward to fold it. The night position reduces glare from the headlights of vehicles behind you. WARNING Use the night position ... because it reduces rear view clarity. A vanity mirror is located on the rear side of the passenger sunvisor. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-17
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    MEMO 3-18 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    4 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems Ventilators...4-2 Heater and air conditioner...4-3 Controls ...4-3 Heater operation ...4-4 Air conditioner operation (if so equipped)...4-5 Air flow charts...4-6 Audio system...4-10 AM-FM radio with cassette player ...4-10 Cassette tape operation ...4-13...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    VENTILATORS AHA1099 Adjust air flow direction by moving the ventilators slides and ventilator assemblies. 4-2 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... and side ventilators and the front and rear floor outlets. - Air flows mainly from the front and ... air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running. Do not leave children, ... conditioner controls should not be done while driving, in order that full attention may be given to ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running. 2. Turn the air control dial ... button (if so equipped) Start the engine, move the fan control dial to the desired... button to turn on the air conditioner. The indicator light comes on when the air conditioner is operating. To turn...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...also directs air to the front and rear floor outlets to heat the cabin. 1. Turn the air ...CONDITIONER OPERATION (if so equipped) Start the engine, move the fan control dial to the desired ...air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running. Dehumidified heating This mode directs...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... minutes at least once a month. This helps prevent damage to the system due to lack of lubrication. If the engine coolant temperature gauge indicates engine coolant temperature over the normal range, turn the air conditioner off. See ‘‘If your vehicle overheatsମ.
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    AHA1150 AHA1147 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-7
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    AHA1148 AHA1149 4-8 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... the ''Technical and consumer information'' section of this manual. An authorized NISSAN dealer will be able to service your environmentally ''friendly'' .... To avoid personal injury, any air conditioner service should be done by an experienced technician with proper equipment. AHA1134...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... control knob Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position, then push the ON OFF/VOL control knob. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, turn the key to the ACC position. The mode (radio or cassette) which was playing immediately before the system was turned off resumes playing....
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... WARNING The radio should not be tuned while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Use the and buttons for manual tuning. To move quickly through the channels, ... broadcast signal is weak, the radio automatically changes from stereo to monaural reception. Radio reception ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the radio fuse opens, the radio memory is cancelled. In that case, ... stations. AHA1027 Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance To adjust BASS TREB FADER BAL... sound level between the front and rear speakers and Balance (BAL) adjusts the AHA1045 Station...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... ACC or ON and carefully insert a cassette tape into the tape door. The cassette tape automatically pulls into the player. The word ... play. CAUTION Do not force the cassette tape into the tape door. This could cause player damage. The cassette tape automatically changes directions to play the other ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...between selections, the system may not stop in the desired or expected location. Dolby NR is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories ...and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Changing the direction of tape play Push the (program) select button. ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... turn the ignition key to ACC or ON. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, turn the key to the ACC position. Radio reception...buildings, bridges, mountains and other external influences. Intermittent changes in reception quality normally are caused by these external influences. Using...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... to adjust the volume. Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance To adjust Bass, Treble, Fader or ...sound between the front and rear knob to adjust speaker. Rotate the Fader (FAD) to the desired level. ...) adjusts the sound between the right and left speakers. Rotate the knob to adjust Balance (BAL) to...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... radio is in as long as the ignition is in ACC or ON. Clock set To adjust the clock, press the knob for longer than 1.5 seconds. A beep signals entry into the clock adjustment mode and CL appears in the display. The hours will be knob to adjust blinking. Rotate the the hours to the desired level. ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... WARNING The radio should not be tuned while driving so full attention may be given to...vehicle operation. Rotate the knob to the right or to the left for manual tuning. SEEK/SCAN tuning SEEK ...reo broadcast signal is weak, the radio automatically changes from stereo to monaural reception. 4-18 Heater,...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    .... Memorizing is now complete. 5. Other station select buttons can be set in the same manner. If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the radio fuse opens, the radio memory is cancelled. In that case, reset the desired stations. CAUTION Do not force the compact disc into the slot. This could ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... is pushed while the compact disc is playing, the play pattern changes as follows. 1: The current selection is repeated. MIX: Selections are ... and is not removed within 10 seconds, it is pulled back into the slot. DISC indicator light CD IN appears on the display when a CD is loaded with the system ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... or rainy days, the player may malfunction due to the humidity. If this occurs, remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate the player completely. The player may skip while driving on rough roads. The CD player sometimes cannot function when the passenger ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    AM-FM RADIO WITH COMPACT DISC PLAYER (if so equipped) ON OFF/VOL control knob Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON, then push the ON OFF/VOL control knob. The mode (radio or CD) which was playing immediately before the system was turned off resumes playing. When no CD is loaded, the radio comes ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...WARNING The radio should not be tuned while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Use these buttons for manual tuning. To move quickly through the channels,...stereo broadcast signal is weak, the radio automatically changes from stereo to monaural reception. Radio reception ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...Memorizing is now complete. 5. Other station select buttons can be set in the same manner. If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the radio fuse opens, the radio memory is cancelled. In that case, reset the desired stations. AHA1007 Station memory operations Six stations can be set for the AM...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... disc stops playing. AHA1028 Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance To adjust BASS/TREB or FAD/BAL (Bass/...) adjusts the sound level between the front and rear speakers and Balance (BAL) adjusts the sound between the right and left speakers. COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER OPERATION Turn the ignition ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... disc is inserted, the play pattern automatically changes to ALL. CD EJECT button When the button ... the compact disc is playing, the play pattern changes as follows. ALL: All selections are played ... or pencil as illustrated. CD (DISC) indicator light This light comes on when a compact disc is loaded...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... or rainy days, the player may malfunction due to the humidity. If this occurs, remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate the player completely. The player may skip while driving on rough roads. The CD player sometimes cannot function when the compartment ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... control knob Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position, then push the ON OFF/VOL control knob button. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, turn the key to the ACC position. The mode (radio, tape or CD) which was playing immediately before the system was turned off resumes ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... WARNING The radio should not be tuned while driving in so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Use the and buttons for manual tuning. To move quickly through the channels,... broadcast signal is weak, the radio automatically changes from stereo to monaural reception. Radio reception ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ..., memorizing is complete. 5. Other station select buttons can be set in the same manner. If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the radio fuse opens, the radio memory is cancelled. In that case, reset the desired stations. AHA1127 Station memory operations Six stations can be set for the AM ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance To adjust the audio levels for bass, treble, fader, and balance,... Fader adjusts the sound level between the front and rear speakers, balance adjusts the sound level between the right and left speakers. AHA1128 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-31
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... ON position, and carefully insert a cassette tape into the tape door. The cassette tape automatically pulls into the player. The word... play. CAUTION Do not force the cassette tape into the tape door. This could cause player damage. The cassette tape automatically changes directions to play the other...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... selections, the system may not stop in the desired or expected location. SIDE button Push the button to change the tape side while the tape is being played. The cassette tape automatically changes directions to play the other side when the first side is complete. COMPACT ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...disc is playing, the play pattern changes as follows. 1. The current selection is repeated. removed within 10... into the slot. CD (DISC) indicator light This light comes on when a compact disc is loaded... disc is inserted, the play pattern automatically changes to ALL. CD EJECT button When the button...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... may malfunction due to the humidity. If this occurs, remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate the player completely. The player may skip while driving on rough roads. The CD player sometimes cannot ... may be rough on the inner and outer edges. Remove the rough edges by rubbing the inner and ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... equipment may adversely affect the MFI (Multiport Fuel Injection) system and other electronic parts..... CAUTION Keep the antenna as far as possible away from the Engine Control Module (ECM). Keep the antenna wire more than 8 in (20 cm) away from the Multiport Fuel Injection harness. Do not route the...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...in schedule ...5-18 Increasing fuel economy ...5-18 Transfer case shifting procedures for 4-wheel drive vehicles...5-19 Auto-lock free-running hubs ...5-20 Tires of four-wheel drive ...5-22 Parking/parking on hills ...5-23 Power steering ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... Do not park the vehicle with the engine running for any extended length of time. Keep the back door and rear windows closed while driving, otherwise exhaust gases could ...into the passenger compartment. If you must drive with the back door or rear windows open, follow these precautions:...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... reduce exhaust pollutants. Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunctions in the ignition, fuel injection, or electrical systems ... promptly by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel level. Running out of fuel could cause the engine to misfire, damaging the three-way catalyst....
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... drowsiness). Always wear your seat belt as outlined in the ''Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems'' section of this manual, and instruct your passengers to do so. Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in collisions...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... the vehicle, ensure that the driver and all passengers have their seat belts fastened. Always drive with the floor mats in place as the floor may become hot. Lower your speed when encoutering strong crosswinds. With a higher center of gravity, your...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... right and left. WARNING Never remove or turn the key to the LOCK position while driving. The steering wheel will lock. This may cause the driver ...steering lock device. The key can only be removed when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position. On manual transmission models, to ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... lever into the P (Park) position. Key positions LOCK Normal parking position (0) OFF (Manual transmission model) (1) The engine can be turned off without locking the steering wheel. ACC (Accessories) (2) This position activates electrical ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...condition. Also check tires for proper inflation. Lock all doors. Position seat and adjust head restraints. Adjust inside and outside mirrors. ...(3) position. See Warning/Indicator lights and chimes in the Instruments and controls section. DRIVING WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (if...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... P (Park) and into any of the other gear positions if the ignition key is turned to LOCK or if the key is removed. If the battery charge is low, the ... is in the ACC position. Starting the vehicle After starting the engine, fully depress the foot brake pedal to ensure the ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... and move the shift selector lever to N (Neutral). 5. Start the engine. These instructions for starting the vehicle in N (Neutral) should only be used until...cannot be moved out of P (Park), follow these instructions. 1. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position. 2. Apply the parking brake. Use this...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...the lock position and remove the key. 2. Apply the parking brake. 3. Remove the shift lock release cover. 4. Insert a small screwdriver in the shift... N (Neutral) position while holding down the shift lock release. 6. Start the engine. If there is any problem moving the selector lever out of P (Park),...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...turn the OVERDRIVE off. The O/D OFF indicator light in the instrument panel comes on at this time. When driving conditions ...engine has reached operating temperature. OFF: For driving up and down long slopes where engine braking is necessary push the OVERDRIVE switch once. The O/D OFF indicator light ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...loss of control. Do not over-rev the engine when shifting to a lower gear. This may cause a loss of control or engine damage. CAUTION Do not rest your foot on the clutch ...into R (Reverse). When the vehicle is stopped with the engine running (for example at a stop light), shift to N (Neutral) and...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...), and fully depress the clutch pedal to the floor while starting the engine. The starter is designed not to ... fails to run, repeat the above procedure. If the engine is very hard to start in extremely cold or... could be damaged. 4. Warm-up Always allow the engine to idle for at least 30 seconds after ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ..., turn the lever and push it in completely. 4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning light goes out. To apply: pull the lever out. To release: 1. Firmly apply foot brake. 2. Manual transmission models: Place the gearshift in the N (Neutral) position. Automatic ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...off immediately. Failure to do so may cause engine damage. The cruise control allows ... switch and release it. The CRUISE light in the instrument panel comes ASD1020 Precautions The cruise... malfunctions, it cancels automatically. The CRUISE light in the instrument panel then blinks to warn the driver...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... methods: a) Push the CANCEL button; the CRUISE light in the instrument panel goes out. b) Tap the brake ... off. Both the CRUISE CONT and CRUISE lights go out. The cruise control is automatically ... speed, use one of the following three methods: a) Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the vehicle attains ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...500 miles (805 km). INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY Keep your engine tuned up. Follow the ... position only when necessary. Four-wheel drive operation lowers fuel economy. SD0001 Accelerate slowly... Drive at moderate speeds on the highway. Driving at high speeds lowers fuel economy. Avoid unnecessary stopping...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... or 4L may cause unnecessary noise, tire wear and increased fuel consumption. NISSAN recommends driving in the 2H position under these conditions....unexpectedly even if the manual transmission is in any gear or the automatic transmission is in the P (Park) position. If the ATP light is on,...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... the accelerator pedal to reduce the engine speed or stop the vehicle. If the auto-locking hubs make a clattering noise after shifting from fourwheel drive to two-wheel drive,... position. If this occurs, the auto-locking hubs may make a clattering noise. To avoid this, drive first in four-...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...depress the clutch pedal. Perform this operation when driving straight. NOTE: AUTO-LOCK hubs will not disengage until the vehicle is moved about 3 feet (1 m) ...about 3 feet (1 m) in reverse. Disengaging the AUTO LOCK hubs will allow for better fuel economy, quieter ride and less ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... authorized NISSAN dealer. pressures are shown on the tire placard affixed to the glove box. Tire chain Tire chains must be installed only on the rear wheels and not on the... including the spare, with a gauge. Adjust to the specified pressure if necessary. Tire 5-22 Starting and driving
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... Firmly apply the parking brake. 2. Manual transmission models: Place the gearshift lever in the R (ReStarting and driving 5-23 MSD0002 WARNING Do not..., the vehicle could roll unex- pectedly even if the manual transmission is in gear or the automatic transmission is in the P (Park) position. This ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... road if it moves. 4. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position and remove the key. The power assisted steering is designed to use a hydraulic pump, driven by the engine, to...side during braking. To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed while lightly pressing the brake pedal ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) Using the brakes Avoid resting your foot ... linings and pads faster, and reduce gas mileage. To help reduce brake wear,... the anti-lock brake system off and turns on the ABS brake warning light in the dashboard. The brake system then operates normally, but without anti-lock ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... be longer than on normal surfaces even with the anti-lock brake system. Stopping distances may also be...Tire placard'' in the ''Technical and consumer information'' section of this manual. Freeing a frozen door lock To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply de-icer or glycerin through ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    .... Allow greater following distances on slippery roads. Engine block heater (if so equipped) An engine block heater to assist extreme cold temperature starting is available through an authorized NISSAN ... brush to remove ice and snow from the windows and wiper blades. Starting and driving 5-...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    MEMO 5-28 Starting and driving
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... In case of emergency First aid kit...6-2 Flat tire ...6-2 Pantograph type jack ...6-6 Jump starting...6-8 Push starting ...6-10 If your vehicle overheats ...6-10 Tow truck towing...6-11 Two-wheel drive models...6-12 Four-wheel drive models...6-13 Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) ...6-14
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... transmission into R (Reverse), or the automatic transmission into P (Park). ACE1041 A first aid kit is located on the back door trim panel. To remove the first aid kit, unfasten the two straps. WARNING The transfer control lever must be in ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... is securely applied and the manual transmission is shifted into R (Reverse), or the automatic transmission into P (Park). Never change tires when the vehicle ...injury. Getting the spare tire and tools 1. Open the back door. 2. Roll back the cargo area carpet. 3. Remove the wheel nut wrench and jack ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... and direct it towards the spare tire winch, located directly above the spare tire. CAUTION Do ... hole of the wheel nut wrench to form a handle. 9. Seat the T-shaped end of the jack rod into the T-... tire is completely lowered, reach under the vehicle, remove the retainer chain, and carefully slide the ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    CAUTION Be sure to center the spare tire suspending plate on the wheel and then lift the spare tire. CE0047M ACE1040 In case of emergency 6-5
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...jack type. WARNING Never get under the vehicle while it is supported only by the jack. Use only the jack provided with your...designed for lifting only your vehicle during a tire change. Use the correct jack up points. Never use any other part of the vehicle for jack support. 6-6 In case of emergency
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... to stay in the vehicle while it is on the jack. Do not start or run engine while vehicle is on the jack. It may cause the vehicle to move. This ... spare tire 1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface between the wheel and hub. 2. Carefully put the spare tire on and tighten the wheel nuts finger tight...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... pressures are shown on the tire placard affixed to the inside of the glove box lid. Retighten the wheel nuts when...accident or sudden stop. To start your engine with a booster battery, the instructions and precautions below .... Your vehicle has and automatic engine cooling fan. It could come on at any ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...positive (+) and negative (−) to body ground (for example, engine lift bracket, etc.) - not to the battery.... vehicle at about 2,000 r/min, and start the engine of the vehicle being jump started. CAUTION Do... unnecessary electrical systems (lights, heater, air conditioner, etc.). 3. Remove vent caps...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... damage. Never try to start the vehicle by towing it. When the engine starts, the forward surge could cause ... high temperature gauge reading), or if you feel a lack of engine power, or detect ... the danger of being scalded, never remove the radiator cap while the engine is still hot. When the radiator ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...a long hill on a hot day, run the engine at a fast idle (approximately 1,500 r/min) until the temperature gauge indicator returns to normal. 4. Get ... coolant is leaking, or the water pump belt is missing or loose, or the cooling fan does not run, stop the engine. WARNING Be careful not to allow your ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... in the straight ahead position with a rope or similar device. Never place the ignition key in the LOCK position. This will result in damage to the steering lock mechanism. When towing manual transmission models with rear wheels on the ground: Always release ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... Distance: Less than 40 miles (64 km) Manual transmission model: Speed: Below 60 MPH (97... Distance: Less than 40 miles (64 km) Manual transmission model: Speed: Below 60 MPH (... to prevent damage to the transmission. ACE1038 FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE MODELS NISSAN recommends that a dolly be used as illustrated...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    Be sure to place the transfer control lever into the 2H position, and the transmission selector lever into the N (Neutral) position. VEHICLE RECOVERY (freeing a stuck vehicle) Tow chains or cables must be attached only to the main structural members of the vehicle. Pulling devices should be routed...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    7 Appearance and care Cleaning exterior and interior...7-2 Corrosion protection ...7-4
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... water. Inside flanges, seams and folds on the doors, hatches and hood are particularly vulnerable ...Take care that the drain holes in the lower edge of the door are open. Spray water under the body ...prevent possible damage from acid rain. after driving on coastal roads. when contaminants such as soot,...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... chrome polish to maintain the finish. Cleaning glass Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and dust film ... is parked in the hot sun. Glass cleaner and a soft cloth easily remove this film. CAUTION When ... the manufacturer. Do not use glass or plastic cleaner on meter or gauge lens covers. It may damage ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... which have snow and ice trapped under the floor matting will not dry. Relative humidity Corrosion ... atmospheric pollution exists. where road salt is used. Floor mat positioning aid (Driver side only) ... designed for your vehicle model. The driver's side floor mat has a grommet hole incorporated in ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... components such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake cables, floor pan and fenders. ... as soon as possible. keep drain holes at the bottom of the doors and tailgate open to avoid water accumulation. check the underbody and inside the pick-up box. If any sand, dirt or salt is accumulated...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    MEMO 7-6 Appearance and care
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... ...8-9 Changing engine oil ...8-10 Changing engine oil filter ...8-12 Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ...8-13 Temperature conditions for checking ATF... ...8-25 Clutch pedal ...8-26 Fuses...8-27 Multi-remote controller battery replacement ...8-28 Light bulbs ...8-29 Headlights ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ..., flame and sparks away from the fuel tank and battery. On gasoline engine models with the multiport fuel injection (MFI) system, the fuel filter or fuel lines should be serviced by an authorized NISSAN dealer because the fuel lines are under high ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK LOCATIONS ADI1129 Do-it-yourself 8-3
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    ADI1052 8-4 Do-it-yourself
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... types of coolant solutions may damage the engine cooling system. Genuine Nissan Antifreeze ... or equivalent 50% WARNING Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Wait until ...’ section of this manual. The radiator is equipped with a pressure type radiator cap. To prevent engine damage,...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...NISSAN Service Manual. Improper servicing can result in reduced heater performance and engine... the danger of being scalded, never change the coolant when the engine is hot. Never remove the radiator cap... drain plug on the engine block securely. 5. See ‘‘Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricantsମ.
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ADI1113 ADI1054 6. Remove the splash shield. Remove the six push pins. Remove the six bolts and the splash shield. 7. Open and close the air release plug to release air. Then fill the radiator again and install the radiator cap. ADI1053 Do-it-yourself 8-7
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...it up until it reaches normal operating temperature. Then race the engine two or three times under no load. Watch the engine coolant temperature gauge for signs of overheating. 9. Stop the engine. After it completely cools down, refill the radiator up to the filler opening....
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... drain valve on the radiator and drain plugs on the engine block for any sign of leakage. CHECKING ENGINE... surface and apply the parking brake. 2. Start the engine and let it idle until it reaches operating... off the engine. Wait a few minutes for the oil to drain back into the oil pan. 4. Remove the...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... Oil level should be checked regularly. Operating the engine with an insufficient amount of oil can damage the ..., and such damage is not covered by warranty. CHANGING ENGINE OIL 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply the parking brake. 2. Start the engine and let idle until it reaches ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    .... Add engine oil if necessary. 5. Remove the drain plug with a wrench and completely drain the oil. If the oil filter is to be changed, remove and replace it at this time. See ''Changing engine oil filter'' later in this section. CAUTION Be...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... oil if necessary. ADI1065 ADI1066 CHANGING ENGINE OIL FILTER 1. Park the vehicle on a level ... hot. 6. Wipe the engine oil filter mounting surface with a clean rag. Be sure to remove any old ... on the mounting surface of the engine. 7. Coat the rubber gasket on the new filter with engine oil. 8-12 ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID (ATF) WARNING When the engine is running, keep hands, jewelry and ... the following conditions have been met: - The engine should be warmed up to operating temperature.... in P (Park). 3. Check the fluid level with the engine idling. 4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    POWER STEERING FLUID ADI1069 ADI1116 ADI1120 CAUTION DO NOT OVERFILL. Use ONLY NISSAN Matic 'D' (Continental U.S. and Alaska) or Canada NISSAN Automatic Transmission Fluid. DexronTM III/ MerconTM or equivalent may also be used. Outside the continental United States and Alaska contact an ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... is below the MIN line or the brake warning light comes on, add DOT 3 fluid up .... Check the clutch fluid level in the reservoir (manual transmission only). If the fluid level ... and recommended fuel/lubricants'' in the ''Technical and consumer information'' section of this manual. WARNING ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...anti-freeze. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the mixture ratio. ADI1034 CAUTION Do not substitute engine anti-freeze coolant for windshield washer solution. This...the window washer reservoir tank. Canada Only Add fluid when the low washer fluid warning light comes on....
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...ADI0710 1. Gently pry between the battery cap and cover as illustrated to remove the cap. Use a cloth to protect the battery case. 2. Check the...is necessary, see ''Jump starting'' in the ''In case of emergency'' section. If the engine does not start by jump starting, the battery may ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    DRIVE BELTS ADI1073 ADI1074 WARNING Be sure the ignition key is OFF or LOCK position. The engine could rotate unexpectedly. 1. Visually inspect each belt for signs of unusual wear, cuts, fraying or looseness. If the belt is in poor condition or loose, have it...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT WARNING Be sure the engine and ignition switch are off and that the parking brake is engaged securely. CAUTION Be sure to use the correct socket to remove the spark plugs. An incorrect socket can damage the spark plugs. ADI1075 Platinum-tipped spark...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    AIR CLEANER HOUSING FILTER Spark plug tightening torque: 14 to 22 ft-... socket to the correct torque. Do not overtighten. The filter element should not be cleaned and ... intervals shown in the ''Maintenance'' section of this manual. When replacing the filter, wipe the inside of the air cleaner ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    Never pour fuel into the throttle body or attempt to start the engine with the air cleaner removed. Doing so could result in serious injury. ADI1080 WARNING Operating the engine with the air cleaner removed can cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air, it ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...damaged when the hood is opened. Make sure the wiper blades contact the glass; otherwise the arms may be damaged from wind pressure. If your windshield is... the release tab, then move the wiper blade down the wiper arm to remove. 3. Remove the wiper blade. 4. Insert the new wiper blade onto the wiper ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ADI1126 Rear wiper blade replacement 1. Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield. 2. Push the tab, then slide the wiper blade down the wiper arm to remove. 3. Insert a new wiper blade onto the wiper arm and press down until the blade clicks into place. Do-it-yourself 8-23
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... of clicks is out of the range listed above, see an authorized NISSAN dealer. With the engine running, check distance A between the upper surface of the pedal and the metal floor. Distance A: Manual Transmission Automatic Transmission 4 1/4 in....
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...in the ''Maintenance Schedule'' section of this manual. Check the brake booster function with the following steps: 1. With the engine off, press and... 30 seconds, the pedal height should not change. 4. Run the engine for one minute without depressing the brake pedal, then turn it off. Depress ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    CLUTCH PEDAL ADI0528 Press the pedal by hand and be sure the free travel is within the above limit. If free travel is out of the range shown above, see an authorized NISSAN dealer. 8-26 Do-it-yourself
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...use a fuse of a higher amperage rating than specified on the fuse box cover. This could damage the electrical system or cause a fire. If the electrical equipment does not ... the headlight switch are OFF. 2. Remove the fuse box cover. 3. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller. 4. If the fuse ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    MULTI-REMOTE CONTROLLER BATTERY REPLACEMENT Replace the battery in the multi-remote controller as follows: 1. Open the lid using a coin. 2. ...the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. The multi-remote controller is waterresistant; however, if it does get wet, immediately...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... HEADLIGHTS CAUTION High pressure halogen gas is sealed inside the halogen bulb. The bulb may break if the glass envelope is scratched ... the bulb, do not touch the glass envelope. Replacing the headlight bulb 1. Open the engine hood. 2. Disconnect the negative ( ) battery cable. 3. Disconnect the ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... necessary, contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. BULB REPLACEMENT Item Front combination light: Turn signal light Parking light Rear combination light: Turn signal Stop/Tail Back-up License plate light Fog ...light Map light High-mounted stop light 27 27/7 16 3.8 35 8 10 12.8 3157NAk 3057k 921 ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ADI1131 Replacing procedures All other lights are either type A, B, C or D. When replacing a bulb, first remove the lens and/or cover. Do-it-yourself 8-31
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ADI1130 8-32 Do-it-yourself
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ADI1110 FRONT FOG LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT (if so equipped) CAUTION High pressure halogen gas is sealed inside the halogen bulb. The bulb may break if the glass envelope is scratched or the bulb is dropped. When handling the bulb, do not touch the glass envelope. 1. Unclip the two ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ..., use a tire pressure gauge to ensure that the tire pressure is at the specified level. Do not drive your vehicle over 85 ... COLD tire pressures are shown on the tire placard affixed to the inside of the glove box lid. Incorrect tire pressure may adversely All season tires NISSAN specifies All Season...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...Do not use tire chains on dry roads. Driving with chains in such conditions can cause damage ...the vehicle due to some overstress. When driving on clear paved roads, be sure to change to 2WD. Summer tires ... your vehicle when using tire chains. In addition, drive at a reduced speed. Oth- Snow tires If...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    WARNING After rotating the tires, check and adjust the tire pressure. Retighten the wheel nuts when the vehicle has been driven for 600 miles (1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire, etc.). Do not include the spare tire in the tire rotation. ADI1115 MDI0004 Tire rotation NISSAN recommends ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...''Wheel/tire size'' in the ''Technical and consumer information'' section of this manual. WARNING The use of tires other than those recommended or..."Wheel/tire size" in the "Technical and consumer information" section of this manual for wheel off-set dimensions. Do not install ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... the first opportunity to avoid possible tire or differential damage. Drive carefully while the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire ...on the tire placard. For tire placard location, see "Tire placard" in the index of this manual. With the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire installed do not drive the vehicle ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...spare tire is smaller than the original tire, ground clearance is reduced. To avoid damage to the vehicle, do not drive over obstacles. Also, do not drive the vehicle through an automatic car wash since it might get caught. Do-it-yourself 8-39
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    MEMO 8-40 Do-it-yourself
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    9 Maintenance General maintenance ...9-2 Outside the vehicle ...9-2 Inside the vehicle ...9-3 Under the hood and vehicle...9-4 Periodic maintenance schedules ...9-5 Schedule one ...9-5 Schedule two...9-5 Explanation of maintenance items ...9-10
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... NISSAN's good mechanical condition, as well as its emission and engine performance. It is the owner's responsibility to make sure that the ...in the ''Do-ityourself'' section of this manual. Tires* Check the pressure with a gauge periodically when at a service station, including the spare,...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    .... Doors and hood Check that all doors and the hood operate properly. Also ensure that all latches lock securely. Lubricate hinges, latches, rollers and ..., etc. to ensure they operate smoothly and all latches lock securely in every position. Check that the head restraints ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... transmission Park position mechanism Check that the lock release button on the selector lever operates ... when the fluid is cold, with the engine off. Check the lines for proper attachment, leaks, cracks, etc.... care'' section of this manual. Fluid leaks Check under the vehicle for fuel, oil, water...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...or low speed driving for long distances, such as police, taxi or door-to-door delivery use. Driving in dusty conditions. Driving on rough, ... oil Steering linkage Propeller shafts and front drive shafts Air cleaner filter These items should be checked frequently to assure safe and proper operation of ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... R R Emission control system maintenance Drive belts Air cleaner filter See NOTE (1) Positive crankcase ventilation (...filter See NOTE (2) (KA24DE only) EVAP vapor lines Fuel lines Fuel filter See NOTE (2)* Engine coolant See NOTE (3) Engine oil R Engine oil filter R Spark plugs (Use PLATINUM-TIPPED ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...(90) 45 60 (96) 48 Steering gear (box) & linkage, axle & suspension parts Tire rotation Drive shaft boots & ...using a camper or a car-top carrier, or driving on rough or muddy roads, change (not just inspect) oil ... (48,000 km) or 24 months except for LSD. Change LSD gear oil every 15,000 miles...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... comes first. Emission control system maintenance Drive belts Air cleaner filter Positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) filter (KA24DE only) EVAP vapor lines Fuel lines Fuel filter Engine coolant Engine oil Engine oil filter Spark plugs (Use PLATINUM-TIPPED type) ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... gear oil (exc. LSD) Manual transmission oil Limited-slip differential (LSD) gear oil Steering gear (box) & linkage, axle & suspension parts Tire rotation Drive shaft boots ( ) See NOTE (2) I I I ) I R I See NOTE (1) I I I I R I I I I...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...hoses, piping and connections for leaks, looseness or deterioration. Replace any damaged parts. Fuel filter If the vehicle is operated under extremely adverse ...filter might become clogged. In such an event, replace the filter immediately. Engine coolant* Flush and refill the cooling ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... under severe driving conditions only). ( Front wheel bearing grease and freerunning hub grease... case of frequent driving in muddy water, the bearing grease and free-running hub grease inspection... proper attachment, leaks, cracks, chafing, abrasion, deterioration, etc. Under severe driving conditions,...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    MEMO 9-12 Maintenance
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    10 Technical and consumer information Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants ...10-2 Fuel recommendation...10-4 Engine oil and oil filter recommendation...10-6 Recommended SAE viscosity number...10-7 Air conditioner system ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... the proper refill capacity. Capacity (Approximate) US measure Fuel Engine oil Drain and Refill KA24DE With oil filter Without oil filter ...*1: For further details, see ''Fuel recommendation''. *2: For further details, see ''Recommended SAE engine oil viscosity''. 10...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... Manual transmission gear oil KA24DE VG33E Manual steering gear oil Final drive KA24DE VG33E 4x2 M/T 4x4 Front Rear Transfer fluid ... Transmission Fluid. *4 Refill to the proper oil level according to the instructions in the ''Do-it-yourself'' Genuine NISSAN PSF II or ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... blends may cause fuel system damage and/or vehicle performance problems. At this time, sufficient data... NISSAN vehicles. If any driveability problems such as engine stalling and hard hot ... solvents or similar ingredients that can be harmful to the fuel system and engine. Reformulated Gasoline Some ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ..., after-run and/or overheating, which may cause excessive fuel consumption or engine damage. If any of the above symptoms are encountered, have ..., because you get the greatest fuel benefit when there is light spark knock for a short time under heavy engine load. Technical and consumer information 10...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... engine. Oil additives ATI0507 ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER RECOMMENDATION Selecting the correct ...II categories. If you cannot find engine oil with the API CERTIFICATION MARK, use ... be used. Oil viscosity The engine oil viscosity or thickness changes with temperature. Because of this, it is important ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...SAE VISCOSITY NUMBER Change intervals The oil and oil filter change intervals for your engine are based on the use of the specified quality oils and .... Oil and filter other than the specified quality, or oil and filter change intervals longer than recommended could reduce engine life. Damage to the ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... recycling of any refrigerant during automotive air conditioner system service. An authorized NISSAN dealer has the trained technicians and equipment needed... your air conditioner system refrigerant. Contact an authorized NISSAN dealer when servicing your air conditioner system. ATI0510 80W-90 for ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ENGINE Model Type Cylinder arrangement Bore × Stroke Displacement Firing order Idle speed Ignition timing degree (BTDC) at idle speed CO percentage at idle speed Spark plug Spark plug gap Camshaft operation Generator belt size Width × Length Nominal: in (mm) KA24DE Gasoline, 4-cycle 4-cylinder in-...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    WHEEL/TIRE SIZE Road wheel/offset in (mm) 4X2 XE SE 4X4 XE SE 15X7J/1.57 (40) Steel 15X7JJ/1.57 (40) Alloy 15X7JJ/1.57 (40) Alloy 15X7J/1.57 (40) Steel 15X7JJ/1.57 (40) Alloy 15X7JJ/1.57 (40) Alloy Tire P235/70R15 P265/70R15 P265/70R15 P235/70R15 P265/70R15 P265/70R15 Spare tire size P235/70R15 ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...w/roof rack w/o roof rack Front tread Rear tread Wheelbase Gross vehicle weight rating lb (kg) Gross axle weight rating See the ''F.M.V.S.S. certification label'' on the driver side door jamb pillar. 73.3 (1,862) 69.4 (1,764) 60 (1,525) 59.3 (1,507) 104.3 (2,649) 73.3 (1,862) 69.4 (1,764) 60...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... if the fuel available is suitable for your vehicle's engine. Using fuel with too low an octane rating may cause engine damage. All gasoline vehicles can be operated with unleaded gasoline. Therefore, avoid driving your vehicle in areas where appropriate fuel is not available. When ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ATI1016 ATI1017 ATI1018 ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER The number is stamped on the engine as shown. FMVSS CERTIFICATION LABEL The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) certification label is attached as shown. This label contains valuable vehicle information, such as: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... shown. TIRE PLACARD The cold tire pressure is shown on the tire placard affixed to the inside of the glove box lid. AIR CONDITIONER SPECIFICATION LABEL The label is attached to the underside of the hood as shown. 10-14 Technical and consumer information
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    INSTALLING LICENSE PLATE Use the following steps to mount the license plate: 1. Remove the two screw gromments from the glove box. 2. Carefully drill a hole using a 0.39 inch (10 mm) drill bill at each location mark (small dimple) on the ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... GVWR or GAWR as specified on the FMVSS Certification Label located on the driver's door jamb pillar. Do not load the front and rear axle to the GAWR... or heavy objects should be placed toward the front of the trunk box to help prevent sliding or shifting. AIC1106 Determining Vehicle ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    .... Do not place cargo higher than the seat backs. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo ..., parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the way your vehicle handles. This could result ... cargo that your vehicle is designed to carry. Before driving a loaded vehicle, confirm that you do not ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). These ratings are given on the vehicle certification label that is located on the driver's door lock pillar. If weight ratings are exceeded, move or remove items to bring all weights below the ratings. ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... are not covered by NISSAN warranties. A Nissan Trailer Towing Guide (U.S. only) containing information on trailer towing ability and ... towing a trailer will place additional loads on your vehicle's engine, drive train, steering, braking and other systems. A Nissan Trailer Towing Guide (U.S. only) ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ATI1025 Maximum gross vehicle weight/maximum gross axle weight The gross vehicle weight of the towing vehicle must not exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) shown on the FMVSS certification label. The gross vehicle weight equals the combined weight of the unloaded vehicle, passengers, ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    TOWING LOAD/ SPECIFICATION CHART Unit: lbs. (kg) Engine Model Transmission MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT*1 MAXIMUM TONGUE LOAD GROSS ... for a properly designed sway control device for your trailer. M/T = Manual Transmission A/T = Automatic Transmission 2WD = 2-wheel drive 4WD = 4-wheel drive Technical and ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... and/or local regulations. For assistance in hooking up trailer lights, contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. Tire pressures When ... tire pressure indicated on the tire placard (affixed to the inside of the glove box lid). Trailer tire condition, size, load rating and proper inflation pressure should ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...wheel well attached to the frame. Store the connector cap in vehicle glove box for reinstallation. 2) Connect the tow harness to the vehicle harness located behind the right... module which draws power from the vehicle stop lamp fuse ● one subharness containing a SAE J1239 specified ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ..., shift into a lower gear and use the engine braking effect. When ascending a long grade, downshift...lower gear and reduce speed to reduce chances of engine overloading and/or overheating. However, for long steep... above 35 MPH (56 km/h). If the engine coolant rises to an extremely high temperature when...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... other vehicle before you can safely change lanes. To maintain engine braking efficiency and electrical charging performance, do not use .... For additional information see the ''Maintenance'' section earlier in this manual. DOT (Department of Transportation) Quality Grades: All ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... may obtain a replacement by writing to: Nissan North America, Inc. Consumer Affairs Department P.O. Box 191 Gardena, CA 90248-0191 Nissan Canada Inc. 5290 Orbitor Drive Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 Temperature A, B and C Temperature grades are A (the ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...all traffic laws. 1. Start the engine when the engine coolant temperature gauge needle points to C. Allow the engine to idle until the gauge needle points between the C and H (normal operating temperature)....least 3 minutes. 8. Stop the vehicle and turn the engine off. 9. Repeat steps one through...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... one through seven interrupted, repeat the preceding step. Any safe driving mode is acceptable between steps. Do not stop the engine until step seven is completed. If you cannot or do not want to perform the driving pattern, an authorized NISSAN dealer can conduct it for ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... For current pricing and availability of genuine NISSAN Service Manuals for the 2000 model year, contact: Tweddle Litho Company 1-800-639-8841 www.nissan-techinfo.com For current pricing and availability of genuine NISSAN Service Manuals for the 1999 model year and prior, see...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    For current pricing and availability of genuine NISSAN Owner's Manuals for the 2000 model year and prior, see an authorized NISSAN dealer, or contact: Dyment Distribution ... In Canada: To purchase a copy of a genuine NISSAN Service Manual or Owner's Manual please contact your nearest ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...-lock brake system (ABS)...5-25 Anti-lock brake warning light ...2-10 Ashtray (See cigarette ... ...3-7 Before starting the engine ...5-8 Belts (See drive belts) ...8-18 Brake Anti-lock brake system ...31 Child restraints...1-22 Child safety rear door lock ...3-4 Cigarette lighter (accessory) and ashtray ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... window defogger switch ...2-18 Dimensions and weights...10-11 Door locks...3-2 Drive belts...8-18 Driving Auto-lock free-running hubs ...5-20 Cold...-4 Fuel recommendation ...10-4 Fuses ...8-27 G Gauge Engine coolant temperature gauge ...2-5 Fuel gauge...2-6 Odometer...2-3 Speedometer ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...Jump starting ...6-8 K Key...3-2 Keyless entry system (See multi-remote control system) ...3-4 L Rear door lock ...3-10 Luggage rack ...3-11 Luggage...See map light) ...2-24 Warning/indicator lights and chimes...2-7 Lock Child safety rear door lock ...3-4 Door locks...3-2 ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...hills ...5-23 Periodic maintenance schedules...9-5 Power Power door locks ...3-3 Power steering fluid ...8-14 Power steering...10-27 Rear anti-lock brake warning light...2-10 Rear door lock ...3-10 Rear ...gear basket...3-11 S Safety Child safety rear door lock ...3-4 Reporting safety defects (USA)...10-...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... Transmission Automatic transmission fluid (ATF)...8-13 Driving with automatic transmission ...5-8 Driving with manual transmission...5-13 Selector lever lock release ...5-11 Travel (See registering your vehicle in another country)...10-12 ...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    Windows Manual windows ...Power windows...Windshield wiper and washer switch ...Wiper Rear window wiper and washer switches ...Windshield wiper and washer switch ...Wiper blades... 2-25 2-25 2-16 2-17 2-16 8-22 11-6
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    GAS STATION INFORMATION Recommended fuel: Unleaded gasoline, at least 87 AKI number (RON...ILSAC grade GF-I & GF-II See Engine oil and filter recommendation in the ''Technical and consumer ...cold pressure: See the tire placard affixed to the inside of the glove box lid. Recommended new vehicle break...
  • 2000 Nissan Xterra | Owner's Manual - Page 263
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