Nissan Altima 2005-2006 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Nissan Altima for the year 2005 and 2006.
TRANSPONDER PROGRAMS SEPARATELY FROM RKE W/ A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL
1. Close and lock all doors with the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch.
2. Insert key into ignition and remove it from the ignition key cylinder at least six times within 10 seconds. Your Hazard Lamps will flash if you have performed this step successfully.
NOTE: Withdraw key completely from ignition cylinder each time. If this procedure is performed too fast, system will not enter programming mode.
3. Insert key into the ignition cylinder and turn to the ACC position.
4. Within 5 seconds, push ANY button on the remote transmitter. Your Hazard Lamps should flash.
NOTE: Do not press the button more than one time in the above step. If the button is pressed more than one time, the programming procedure will not be successful.
5. If there are any remaining transmitters (including the old ones), unlock then lock all doors using the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch and within 5 seconds, push ANY button on the next remote. Your Hazard Lamps should flash. Repeat this step for each transmitter (including any existing transmitters).
6. Turn the key to the OFF position, remove keys from the ignition, unlock doors using the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch and open the driver side door.
About Nissan Altima
The 2.5 Altima is powered by a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine with 175 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque (170 hp and 175 lb-ft in PZEV states). The base 2.5 is only available with a five-speed manual transmission, but 2.5 S buyers can choose between the manual and a four-speed automatic. The 3.5 SE, 3.5 SL, and SE-R all have a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This engine produces 250 horsepower and 249 pound-feet of torque in the 3.5 SE and SL trims. The SE-tuning R’s improvements increase horsepower and torque to 260 and 251, respectively. On 3.5 SE and SE-R models, transmission options include a six-speed manual and a five-speed automatic; the 3.5 SL is only available with an automatic.
Antilock disc brakes on all four wheels are standard; ABS is standard on the SE-R, 3.5 SL, and automatic-equipped 3.5 SE, but optional on all other Altimas except the base 2.5. Front-seat side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags are also available as options. Traction control is only available on V6 automatic models. The Nissan Altima received a perfect five stars in government crash tests for driver and front-passenger protection in frontal impacts. For side-impact protection, an Altima without side airbags received three stars. The Altima received the highest rating of “Good” in IIHS frontal offset crash testing.
The first-generation Nissan Altima, which debuted in 1993, sold well, proved to be dependable, and was a lot of fun to drive. Even as a cheap used vehicle today, this is a solid car in every way. In 1998, Nissan redesigned it into obscurity. The car remained dependable and enjoyable to drive, and it was even larger on the inside and outside than the original. Isn’t that a sure bet for success? The problem was that it had the demeanor of a bowl of dried Grape Nuts. The Altima suffered from stale styling, obvious cost-cutting, and an overall tinny feel, and the advertising tagline “affordable luxury” no longer rang true. The Nissan car faded from consumer shopping lists, with only fleet sales and large rebates keeping it alive.
Nissan stated that it hoped to reintroduce a sense of passion and driving spirit to the segment with the third-generation Altima. Wanted? More similarity is required. The Nissan Altima has been a smashing success since its redesign in 2002, with buyers drawn in by its appealing blend of performance, space, and comfort. Interior design and materials have never been Nissan’s strong suit in a class dominated by the ever-improving Accord, Camry, and Passat, though the cabin quarters were slightly improved for 2005. Many rivals now offer large V6 engines to compete with the Altima, while the Mazda 6 and Galant have a slight advantage in terms of dynamics. Nonetheless, the 2006 Nissan Altima is a well-rounded package available in either the sedate 2.5 S or the zippy 3.5 SE trim levels. Since the addition of a slightly more powerful Altima SE-R model with a firmer suspension to the lineup last year, the Altima deserves serious consideration for those looking for a family sedan that can still thrill in the turns.