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The twin trip odometer records the distance of individual trips.

Triple meter: 1. Trip computer 2. Engine oil pressure gauge 3. Volt meter

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SIC1948

SIC1949A

쎻1 Speedometer 쎻2 Odometer 쎻3 Twin trip odometer 쎻4 Reset knob for trip odometer SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER Speedometer The speedometer indicates vehicle speed in miles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour (km/h). Odometer/Twin trip odometer The odometer/twin trip odometer are displayed when the ignition switch is in the ON position.

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Changing the display: Pushing the reset knob changes the display as follows: TRIP A → TRIP B → TRIP A Resetting the trip odometer: Pushing the reset knob for more than 1 second resets the trip odometer to zero.

SIC3328

TACHOMETER The tachometer indicates engine speed in revo- lutions per minute (rpm). Do not rev engine into the red zone 쎻A .

CAUTION

When engine speed approaches the red zone, shift to a higher gear or reduce engine speed. Operating the engine in the red zone may cause serious engine damage.

SIC2371A ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE GAUGE The gauge indicates the engine coolant tem- perature. The engine coolant temperature is within the normal range 쎻A when the gauge needle points within the zone shown in the illustration. The engine coolant temperature will vary with the outside air temperature and driving conditions.

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CAUTION

If the gauge indicates a coolant tem- perature near the hot (H) end of the normal range, reduce vehicle speed to decrease the temperature. If the gauge is over the normal range, stop the ve- hicle as soon as safely possible. If the engine is overheated, continued opera- tion of the vehicle may seriously dam- age the engine. See “If your vehicle overheats” in the “6. In case of emer- gency” section for immediate action re- quired.

SIC2556

FUEL GAUGE The gauge indicates the approximate fuel level in the tank. The gauge may move slightly during braking, turning, acceleration, or going up or down hill. The gauge needle is designed to move to the E (Empty) position when the ignition key is turned to the OFF position. Refill the fuel tank before the gauge regis- ters the E (Empty) position.

The low fuel warning light comes on when the fuel tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is convenient, preferably before the gauge reaches the E position. There will be a small reserve of fuel in the tank when the fuel gauge needle reaches the E position. The the fuel-filler door is located on the passenger’s side of the vehicle.

indicates that

CAUTION

indicator

malfunction

쐌 If the vehicle runs out of fuel, the light (MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon as possible. After a few driving trips, light should turn off. If the the light remains on after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer.

쐌 For additional information, see “Mal- function indicator light (MIL)” later in this section.

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operation in such a condition could cause serious damage to the engine.

SIC1954A

Type A

ENGINE OIL PRESSURE GAUGE The gauge indicates the engine lubrication sys- tem oil pressure while the engine is running. When the engine speed is high, the engine oil pressure is also high. When it is low, the gauge indicates the low oil pressure.

SIC1953A

Type B

CAUTION

쐌 This gauge is not designed to indi- cate low engine oil level. Use the dipstick to check the oil level. (See “Engine oil” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)

쐌 If the gauge needle does not move with the proper amount of engine oil, have the vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer. Continued vehicle

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SIC1955

SIC3357

SIC2997

VOLT METER When the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the volt meter indicates the battery voltage; while the engine is running, it indicates the alternator voltage of 11 - 15 volts (normal range 쎻A ). However, while cranking the engine, the volts drop below the normal range. If the needle is not in the normal range 쎻A while the engine is running, it may indicate that the charging system is not functioning properly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.

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TRIP COMPUTER The display of the trip computer is situated in the triple meter. When the ignition switch is turned to ON, the display scrolls all the modes of the trip computer and then shows the mode chosen before the ignition switch is turned OFF.

Switches for the trip computer are located on the side of the combination meter panel. To operate the trip computer, push the side of the switches as shown above. 쎻A : Trip computer mode switch 쎻B : Trip computer setting switch When the ignition switch is turned to ON, modes of the trip computer can be selected by pushing the trip computer mode switch 쎻A . Each time the mode switch 쎻A is pushed, the display will change as follows: Speed indicator → Outside air temperature (ICY) → Distance to empty (dte) → Average fuel

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consumption and speed → Elapsed time and trip odometer → Stopwatch → Up-shift indica- tor setting (for M/T models) → Speed indicator Speed indicator (mph or km/h) The vehicle speed is displayed in MPH or km/h while driving. The speed indicator in the trip computer indicates the reference speed. The actual speed indicated by the speedometer (com- bination meter) may differ from the one in the trip computer. Outside air temperature (ICY — °F or °C) The outside air temperature is displayed in °F or °C in the range of −22 to 131°F (−30 to 55°C). The outside air temperature mode includes a low temperature warning feature: below 37°F (3°C), the outside air temperature mode is automati- cally selected and the ICY indicator will illumi- nate in order to draw the driver’s attention. Push the mode switch 쎻A if you wish to return to the mode that was selected before the warning occurred. The ICY indicator will continue blink- ing as long as the temperature remains below 39°F (4°C). The ambient temperature sensor is located in front of the radiator. The sensor may be affected

temperature or

by road or engine heat, wind directions and other driving conditions. The display may differ from the actual ambient the temperature displayed on various signs or bill- boards. Distance to empty (dte — mls or km) The distance to empty (dte) mode provides you with an estimation of the distance that can be driven before refueling. The dte is constantly being calculated, based on the amount of fuel in the fuel tank and the actual fuel consumption.

The display is updated every 30 seconds.

The dte mode includes a low range warning feature: when the fuel level is low, the dte mode is automatically selected and the digits blink in order to draw the driver’s attention. Press the mode switch 쎻A if you wish to return to the mode that was selected before the warning occurred. The dte indicator will remain blinking until the vehicle is refueled.

level drops even lower, the dte

When the fuel display will change to (----). NOTE: 쐌 If the amount of fuel added while the ignition switch is OFF is small, the dis- play just before the ignition switch is

turned OFF may continue to be dis- played.

쐌 When driving uphill or rounding curves, the fuel in the tank shifts, which may momentarily change the display.

Average fuel consumption (mpg or l (liter)/100 km) and speed (av. mph or av. km/h) Fuel consumption:

The average fuel consumption mode shows the average fuel consumption since the last reset. Resetting is done by pushing the trip computer setting switch 쎻B for more than approximately 1 second. (The average speed is also reset at the same time.)

The display is updated every 30 seconds. At about the first 1/3 miles (500 m) after a reset, the display shows (----). Speed:

The average speed mode shows the average vehicle speed since the last reset. Resetting is done by pushing the setting switch 쎻B for more than approximately 1 second. (The average fuel consumption is also reset at the same time.)

The display is updated every 30 seconds. The

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Display priority If a low outside air temperature warning, low dte (distance to empty) range warning and low tire pressure warning occur simul- taneously, other display modes switch au- tomatically to the outside air temperature display. When trip computer mode switch 쎻A is pressed, the display switches to the mode chosen before the warning display, but the ICY indicator will continue blinking.

first 30 seconds after a reset, the display shows (----). Elapsed time (h:m:s) and trip odometer (mls or km) Elapsed time:

The elapsed time mode shows the time since the last reset. The displayed time can be reset by pushing the trip computer setting switch 쎻B for more than approximately 1 second. (The trip odometer is also reset at the same time.) Trip odometer: The trip odometer mode shows the total dis- tance the vehicle has been driven since the last reset. Resetting is done by pushing the setting switch 쎻B for more than approximately 1 second. (The elapsed time is also reset at the same time.) Stopwatch (h:m:s) You can use the trip computer as a stopwatch. Each time the trip computer setting switch 쎻B is pushed, the stopwatch will be operated as fol- lows:

After 100 hours, the time will start from the reset display again. 2-10 Instruments and controls

Even if the display is switched to the other mode while the time is starting, the stopwatch contin- ues to advance until you stop the time in the stopwatch mode. When the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position, the time is reset. Up-shift indicator setting (rpm) (for manual transmission models) The up-shift indicator setting mode is used to set the desired engine speed (rpm) for the up-shift indicator (situated in the tachometer) to illuminate. When the engine speed approaches or reaches the set figure, the up-shift indicator will flash or illuminate to show the driver the timing for shifting into a higher gear. See “Driving the vehicle” in the “5. Starting and driving” section for the use of the up-shift indicator. When the up-shift indicator setting mode is selected, the rpm indicator blinks and the engine speed currently set (The initial factory setting is 7,500 rpm.) The figure can be changed between 2,000 and 9,000 rpm by pushing trip computer setting switch 쎻B . Press- ing the switch for less than approximately 1 second will add the figure by 100 rpm. If pushing for more than approximately 1 second, the figure will increase by 500 rpm. If the battery cable is disconnected, the set engine speed will be returned to the initial figure (7,500 rpm).

is displayed.

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WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND AUDIBLE REMINDERS

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light

Automatic transmission check warning light (A/T models)

Low washer fluid warning light

High beam indicator light (Blue)

Seat belt warning light

Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)

Brake warning light

Supplemental air bag warning light

Slip indicator light

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or

Charge warning light

Door open warning light

Engine oil pressure warning light

Automatic transmission position indicator light (A/T models) Cruise main switch indicator light (if so equipped) Cruise set switch indicator light (if so equipped)

Traction Control System (TCS) off indica- tor light (if so equipped) Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off indi- cator light (if so equipped)

Soft top indicator light (Roadster models)

Low tire pressure warning light

Front passenger air bag status light

Turn signal/hazard indicator lights

CHECKING BULBS Apply the parking brake and turn the ignition key to ON without starting the engine. The following lights will come on:

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The following lights come on briefly and then go off:

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If any light fails to come on, it may indicate a burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the elec-

system. Have the system repaired

trical promptly. WARNING LIGHTS

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Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light

When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light illuminates and then turns off. This indicates the ABS is operational.

If the ABS warning light illuminates while the engine is running, or while driving, it may indicate the ABS is not functioning properly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. If an ABS malfunction occurs, the anti-lock function is turned off. The brake system then operates normally, but without anti-lock assis- tance. See “Brake system” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.

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