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  1. I think it was like these. But that was the last time I tried to use them 10 years ago. And they are only maybe at my parents house 200 miles away. I actually did take the struts to a NTB that agreed to do it under the table for a $50 tip. The shop manager was really condescending when I tried to show him how the FSM said they should go together. When I got home I discovered they didn't seat the bearing flat, and the chevron was pointing in the wrong direction. This was probably a little dicky of me but I was so mad that I would have never known about the sloppy work if I had taken the whole job to them, that I wrote corporate. I had to leave town, but my dad took them to an independent car shop we had a relationship with who hooked me up free of charge. I later found out the NTB shop manager got fired. I don't know if it was only that, or one of a string of things. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  2. My Autozone spring compressor just bent the jackscrew without compressing my HD springs much at all. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  3. I found warm white HID lamps on Amazon. I really like them. They can power out of my fogged lenses better than halogen. They are almost as bright as high beam on low, but so far the only times I've been flashed were towing a trailer. The high beams aren't good. They just have a halogen hi beam to get by inspection. If I could find some warmer LED headlamps I'd be tempted to try them. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  4. Pic? A fuse for a fuel pump will be like this, about a 1/4 inch by 3/4 by 3/4. A relay will be about as big as your thumb. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  5. I've never seen a relay and fuse integrated in a Nissan or any other OEM vehicle. But they can be in the same larger wiring box. Does the box have labels on top? Have you opened it up? Here in a sec I'll take a pic. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  6. I would have expected the oil to be milky coming out from water emulsification, or at the very least obvious pools of water sitting in the oil that came out. But does that somehow not happen with manual transmission water ingestion? Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  7. In my 2001 it's in a box above the driver's wheel well inside the engine bay, and it's clearly labeled on the cover. I've tapped into it to control my electric radiator fan and trailer power lines. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  8. That's too bad about the Land Cruiser being hard to work on in general. I have other irritations with how Toyota does things too. I was kinda assuming post 2000 Toyota trucks would be pre-wired. But it was more out of principled frustration I said Toyota over Nissan. I finally got the wires run and the wheel well liner in. It has plastic speed nuts, that mount around both panels. I tried to pull off the liner and couldn't. When I couldn't get the liner on with them installed after 90 minutes, and after a cooling off period, I yanked the hell out of them, got them off, installed them on the body first, and it went much better. Now I just have to wire in the actual control box. But for today we just decided to go without them again, and drive conservatively. The camper is 2,600 lbs so they aren't required. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  9. So the years long project that will never end and that escalates at every turn does it again. I hope the Nissan marketing people who decided not to prewire for a 7 pin plug and electric brake controllers on a vehicle that can tow 3,500-5,000, and the engineers who designed them making it so difficult and time consuming to install and remove components without breaking them - rot in the hottest part of hell for all eternity. Alternatively I have great sympathy for the factory workers that build them. I can't understand how Nissan's don't cost $200,000 just from labor rates building them. If I was going to install this for someone else, I'd charge several thousand dollars. And if someone did it for a reasonable rate, they would have had to do a horrible hack job. Among other frustrations that had already raised my blood pressure past the explosive point - I've spent 90 minutes trying to reinstall the drivers wheel liner and I can't get it to go in. If I had any idea how hard this would be, I would have bought a used Xterra that had the 7-pin prewiring. Actually I'd rather not buy a Nissan ever again. But they are very affordable used trucks compared to Toyota. Just had to vent. I was getting to the point i needed to go to the hospital for chest pains.
  10. Cool. It seems the 2001 remote is different than the 2002-2004. Mine looks like this. When I've looked at them they've been more expensive and fewer options than the 2002-2004 remotes. But I just found where this design was used on the 2000-2004 Sentras and Maximas too so I may see if there are more options I could try for generic replacements and flip keys. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  11. Yeah I found the door for the chip. I didn't know most aftermarket keys had a place for it. That remote looks almost exactly like an OEM Mazda remote and flip key. Were you also able to program that remote to the truck? Was it designed specifically for the Nissan remote system or do they have generics that work now? Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  12. That's crazy. Did you just glue your chip next to the ignition? Or were you able to find a place to stick it to your flip key? Do you have a link to the flip key? Sounds interesting. Yeah $200 is ridiculous. I'll have to look around again. I thought it was something like open the door and insert and remove the key 10 times within 10 seconds. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  13. My spare had been lost. But I came home and searched harder and did find it. I'll swap them until the spare breaks, and if the Pathy is still healthy then, I'll deal with it. Small things that you touch everyday bother me when they are cobbled together, and tend to give me 'new' car fever. Though right now since I want another manual transmission SUV, I've only got a lower mileage R50, Xterra or I think FJ on my options list. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  14. Yes it is. Interesting it cost me $40 for key plus cutting, and no programming, for my wife's Honda. Do most of the aftermarket keys have a slot to put the immobilizer chip in? I think I saw a way to program a new immobilizer key without a Nissan Consult. If I remember that right I may see how much a factory blank is. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  15. The Pathy is having a challenging couple of months with things breaking. Has anyone had their key break where the chain goes through? Were you able to do anything to avoid a key replacement? I'm thinking of trying to drill a new hole about a quarter inch in. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

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