Nissan Maxima 2002-2006 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Nissan Maxima for the year 2002 to 2006.
ALL KEY FOBS MUST BE PRESENT WHEN PROGRAMMING NEW FOBS. (OLD REMOTES ARE ELIMINATED: BY OLDEST ONE FIRST AS NEW REMOTES ARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE VEHICLE)
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 10seconds. Your Hazard Lamps will flash if you performed this step successfully. NOTE: Withdraw key completely from ignition cylinder each time. If this procedure is performed too fast, the 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.
7. Test remote (s).
About Nissan Maxima
The Nissan Maxima is a full-size car produced and sold by Nissan that serves as the company’s flagship sedan in North America, the Middle East, and China. It is now in its eighth generation. It replaced the previous Datsun 810 and debuted for model year 1982 as the Datsun Maxima. The name Maxima dates back to 1981, when Datsun sold the premium 810 in North America as the 810 Maxima. Early variants of the Maxima, like the 810, were based on the Datsun/Nissan Bluebird. When the Datsun brand was phased out for model year 1985, it was renamed Nissan Maxima.
The Maxima has been marketed in North America as an upscale alternative to the Altima, with features such as a premium interior and a V6 engine. The majority of Maximas were manufactured in Oppama, Japan, until North American assembly began in Smyrna, Tennessee, for the 2004 model year.
The Maxima brand has also been used on variants of the Nissan Cefiro and Teana in markets outside than North America (see below). The Maxima badge has been used on occasion in the Japanese domestic market, initially as a luxury version of the Bluebird.
The sixth generation Maxima, codenamed A34, was offered exclusively in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It was created between 1998 and 2002, with a design freeze in March 2001. At the 2003 North American International Auto Show, it was unveiled in production form as a 2004 model. In the United States, it was equipped with the venerable VQ35DE, a DOHC V6 engine producing 265 hp (198 kW) at 5,800 rpm and 255 lbft (346 Nm) of torque at 4,400 rpm, as well as a standard SkyView fixed glass paneled roof running down the center of the roof (from front to back) or an optional traditional style moonroof. Maximas of the sixth generation were offered in two trim levels: SE and SL. The SE model included 18-inch alloy wheels, P245/45R18 V-rated tires, firmer suspension, a rear spoiler, and an available 6-speed manual transmission. The SL variant included 17-inch alloy wheels, P225/55R17 H-rated tires, wood inside trim, a 6-disc CD changer, a Bose system, leather seats, HID headlights, and optional heated front seats. The SL model never had a manual transmission, and the suspension is designed for a gentler ride. The rear independent suspension was reinstated for all models, this time employing a multilink configuration identical to the Altima.