Getting into Your Nissan or Infiniti
Retrieving the mechanical key
For a Nissan– and Infiniti-made vehicle, to remove the mechanical key, release the lock knob at the back of the Intelligent Key (remote control or ‘clicker’). Use the mechanical key in the driver’s door key cylinder to unlock the door.
Starting Your Nissan or Infiniti
Two Styles exist in Nissan and Infinity vehicles. Some models use Style 1. In this case, insert the Intelligent Key in the port provided. It will be found to the left of the steering column. It might be horizontal (first image) or vertical (second image).
If an attempt is made to start the vehicle with a discharged Intelligent Key, a guide light will illuminate at the port. Insert the key fob with the buttons up in the horizontal port or with the buttons facing the door in the vertical port. Make sure the key ring side is out.
Once the Key is inserted, the vehicle can be started as normal by pressing the Start / Stop ignition button while depressing the brake. Note that the port does not recharge the fob’s battery.
If a port does not exist, Style 2 comes into play. Simply touch the ignition switch with the Intelligent Key (a chime will sound). Push the ignition switch while depressing the brake pedal within 10 seconds after the chime sounds to start the engine.
Note: If you have made an attempt to start the vehicle without success, there may be residual pressure in the brake system and a new warning light may appear (left) or text message to Step on the Brake. Press the brake pedal very, very hard when trying to start the vehicle again to be sure that the release switch behind the pedal is engaged. Check out this page for more!
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