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How do you check the mileage on a 2006 Nissan Murano SL while the car is off? And the text below might explain why random trip button presses to see the odometer beared no fruit when the car was off.

Also I recently had the battery drain and computer reset and I am driving now since the first time I could crank it. Back up camera screen is blank, none of the keys to control the screen and is unresponsive. Tried to engage day and night modes to see if that was the issue of the screen being too light or dark. No response from the screen. Screen was functioning normally with no issues before the battery drained. No radio controls are working either. For example I have a cassette to aux tape cassette loaded in the head unit when the battery drained. Now it will not eject.

Please don't tell me this is going to be another super expensive repair??? I know this group can save me!! If not it's there anything aftermarket I could put in it's place. That is regarding the display screen that plays the backup camera. Fan is also stuck on and I cannot control any climate controls. As I am typing this I am freaking out because basically all my controls are now inoperable. Please send help. This screen in starting to think it's super important and I better not replace it! In haven't checked fuses but the buttons do have illumination. I will check them during lunch break if there is no other solution but take it to the dealership. :(

First time Murano owner here(2006 SL) and I'm loving it. Great thing about these cars is there is a glut of good cheap parts. When I had to dump money in repairs the mechanic was surprised we were able to get the parts so easily. Same here when I needed things like left sun visor, headrests etc. They were reasonably priced and shipped fast and were available. Only thing that I kinda got shafted for was the upper engine cover because my Nissan emblem was missing; a common problem it seems even the covers without a emblem . A little under 100 bucks with shipping with individual ones no where to be found. Granted I only found a grand total of 2 for sale on the net but me and the kiddos will be hunting at my local junk yard for prizes this weekend baby!!!

I should be around quite a bit as I keep trying with my now most favorite automobile ever. I hope I can easily fix these issues I am having.

Thanks in advance,


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The first thing to do in this case is to get the battery fully charged. If you don't have a charger, get one, or have a shop charge it. (It's cheaper to buy a decent one and be able to use it for years...)

Muranos go nuts when the battery is low. You didn't mention charging it or replacing the battery, so I must assume you haven't done either. If that's true, how did you get it started??

Get a good battery charge or replace the battery and let us know what happens. If the battery is over 3-4 years old, it's automatically suspect.
 

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How do you check the mileage on a 2006 Nissan Murano SL while the car is off? And the text below might explain why random trip button presses to see the odometer beared no fruit when the car was off.

Also I recently had the battery drain and computer reset and I am driving now since the first time I could crank it. Back up camera screen is blank, none of the keys to control the screen and is unresponsive. Tried to engage day and night modes to see if that was the issue of the screen being too light or dark. No response from the screen. Screen was functioning normally with no issues before the battery drained. No radio controls are working either. For example I have a cassette to aux tape cassette loaded in the head unit when the battery drained. Now it will not eject.

Please don't tell me this is going to be another super expensive repair??? I know this group can save me!! If not it's there anything aftermarket I could put in it's place. That is regarding the display screen that plays the backup camera. Fan is also stuck on and I cannot control any climate controls. As I am typing this I am freaking out because basically all my controls are now inoperable. Please send help. This screen in starting to think it's super important and I better not replace it! In haven't checked fuses but the buttons do have illumination. I will check them during lunch break if there is no other solution but take it to the dealership. :(

First time Murano owner here(2006 SL) and I'm loving it. Great thing about these cars is there is a glut of good cheap parts. When I had to dump money in repairs the mechanic was surprised we were able to get the parts so easily. Same here when I needed things like left sun visor, headrests etc. They were reasonably priced and shipped fast and were available. Only thing that I kinda got shafted for was the upper engine cover because my Nissan emblem was missing; a common problem it seems even the covers without a emblem . A little under 100 bucks with shipping with individual ones no where to be found. Granted I only found a grand total of 2 for sale on the net but me and the kiddos will be hunting at my local junk yard for prizes this weekend baby!!!

I should be around quite a bit as I keep trying with my now most favorite automobile ever. I hope I can easily fix these issues I am having.

Thanks in advance,


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How many miles are on it? What caused the battery to drain?

The battery and electric system needs to be performing correctly for everything to run... Make sure the battery terminal posts are totally free of corrosion, clean, and snug. Also have both the battery and alternator load tested to be sure they are performing correctly. Places like AutoZone will do this for free.

What repairs have you done so far?
 

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How many miles are on it? What caused the battery to drain?

The battery and electric system needs to be performing correctly for everything to run... Make sure the battery terminal posts are totally free of corrosion, clean, and snug. Also have both the battery and alternator load tested to be sure they are performing correctly. Places like AutoZone will do this for free.

What repairs have you done so far?

Sitting at 156,858 miles at the moment.

Well full disclosure before it drained I was going to replace it because it looked like a piece of crap. But no signs of any electrical problems at all before the battery drained. I was putting in a k&n engine air filter and it was giving me trouble believe me or not. Pro Tip: if you have a bigger air filter than usual disconnect the top of the filter box and then attempt to close it up, because if you don't it will not fit in and you will spend 2 hours doing a 10 minute install. I was listening to my music like a teenager during what I thought would and that's how I drained the battery, that Bose system knocks though!!! In frustration I ignored my the various warning beeps the car was giving me before everything shut down. Funny you mention the battery may be the issue because the same beeping happened again this morning as I got out the car at the gas station to get my smokes. Screenshots of my repair list are attached. And believe me she needed every bit of it, before the car was riding dangerously loose now the steering is nice and tight and rides like a dream. I got the car for a steal because she had been horribly neglected and needed some TLC. I will test first, get a new battery after work today regardless, and pray the alternator is fine. I was hoping for a reset or button press solution that I was missing, so damn this may be a major problem. Let me know if you have any other ideas, I'll keep you posted on the testing and the aftermath with a new battery regardless if everything tests clean. And I will try to Google-Fu the heck out of this problem to see what I could find. Included a picture of the battery with terminals it looks a little bad but I have drove around no problem with a lot worse in other cars, to not like that is a good thing. Thanks again and I hope I or anyone else can figure this **** out.

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The first thing to do in this case is to get the battery fully charged. If you don't have a charger, get one, or have a shop charge it. (It's cheaper to buy a decent one and be able to use it for years...)

Muranos go nuts when the battery is low. You didn't mention charging it or replacing the battery, so I must assume you haven't done either. If that's true, how did you get it started??

Get a good battery charge or replace the battery and let us know what happens. If the battery is over 3-4 years old, it's automatically suspect.
Me and the wife are going through a bitter divorce and she would not crank her car up for me to jump mine. Causing me to have to wait hours for roadside assistance to come to my driveway me being exhausted and 3am Monday morning I let it idle for 30 minutes then called it a day. Not the best way to charge it up but on my other cars who lacked on the bells and whistles it worked fine. And granted to get my smokes this morning it is a 2 mile round trip so no substantial charging was done this morning either. I was planning on getting a new battery anyway before it drained and this event derailed my plans. It is definitely getting replaced ASAP after work. Thanks a bunch for helping me out on this one!


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I would clean those battery terminal clamps with a wire brush prior to installing the new battery.

1/2 hour of charging when idling isn't even close to what a modern computer controlled car requires... If it ever happens again, put on a battery charger to bring it up to a full charge.

You're doing the right thing by getting your recently purchased Murano serviced for fluids, etc.

Was the air conditioner not working? I see work was done on it...

I recommend having a CVT drain and fill done by a competent mechanic. Also, if it's an AWD model, have the transfer case fluid replaced. Both items can be a weak point...

Some 1st gen Muranos experience front and rear subframe corrosion. Tap on all areas to be sure it's solid... They should have done this as part of your comprehensive used car inspection, but I would check myself to be sure...
 
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Definitely clean up the POS lead and connections (and hope for the best) and replace the NEG lead that grounds to the frame and a CVT bracket below the battery tray. Yours looked somewhat similar to mine (only much worse) before I cleaned it with baking soda and a toothbrush and brass brush. That old NEG cable gave the car starting issues.

Refer to this thread...
 

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I would clean those battery terminal clamps with a wire brush prior to installing the new battery.

1/2 hour of charging when idling isn't even close to what a modern computer controlled car requires... If it ever happens again, put on a battery charger to bring it up to a full charge.

You're doing the right thing by getting your recently purchased Murano serviced for fluids, etc. Inspecting it myself before purchase be was

Was the air conditioner not working? I see work was done on it...

I recommend having a CVT drain and fill done by a competent mechanic. Also, if it's an AWD model, have the transfer case fluid replaced. Both items can be a weak point...

Some 1st gen Muranos experience front and rear subframe corrosion. Tap on all areas to be sure it's solid... They should have done this as part of your comprehensive used car inspection, but I would check myself to be sure...
Thanks for your vote of confidence on my choices to make the repairs I did. It was horrific looking at the neglect put on her. The A/C was blowing warm air and nothing else. Turns out the o rings placed in the A/C compressor were not the right ones for the job and was making it leak so new rings and a top off refrigerant and she is blowing ice cold, hell yeah. LOL! I actually am going to check that post out it seems legit by the title. Thanks for all your help and suggestions!!
 

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I recommend having a CVT drain and fill done by a competent mechanic. Also, if it's an AWD model, have the transfer case fluid replaced. Both items can be a weak point..
You see MuranoSL2003 my good human, and me being high school class of '03; I can dig it!! I am itching to go try the CVT drain and fill myself. PRO TIP: FROM WHAT I HAVE READ NEVER FLUSH THE CVT ALWAYS DRAIN AND REFILL ONLY!! My only trepidation is the transmission filter I have not researched it and I have no idea where it is as of yet. If I have to take off the pan I am going to have to take it in and pay someone to do a drain and fill with filter change because I'm going to be working with car ramps and drain and fill and filter changes(ones not in the pan) is going to be my limit. I have 11 quarts of CVT on the way, and now I need to research the transfer case, to see if I can drain it no problem and replace the fluid. I love these rhino ramps but never got the chance to use them at the apartments. Now that I've had the house for a year and the neighbors realize I'm crazy as my pitbull with the zoommies, the projects can now commence and the circle that I live in will turn a blind eye...... 🤔😁😅

Question #1: All the instructions I read online state to drain when it either hot or warmed up(Which one is it dag nabit!!??!!?) And only refill the exact same quantity of CVT that drains. How do the hell am I supposed to measure that? If there is a tool/bucket/oil drain pan that can assist with that that would be awesome. I need to research the filter to see if that it is something I'm willing to tackle. I would like to save the 300-500 bucks that would cost me.

Question #2: Does the '06 Nissan Murano SL come with a auxiliary transmission cooler? I have read the lines go through the radiator to dissipate heat but I would love to drop those operating temperatures even more.

Question #3: Is it worth changing various transmission lines if they look fine? Or does me changing them out every 70k just good preventative maintenance. I would like to do it but at this point I don't want to just piss money away.

Question 4: How much time and or miles should I wait in-between drain and fills of the CVT? Everything that I read indicates your going to get a max of 4-5 quarts out per drain. I think it is 4 if it's cold and 5 if it's hot, I may have that turned around correct me please if I'm wrong. Seeing that total fluid in the fluid is 11 ish quarts I am going to need to do by this twice for best results. Can I be do both in the same maintenance window? My spider service l sense is telling me, nah dawg you trippin tripin with that noise. But I don't know which procedure is right or wrong to be honest.


Off to AutoZone!! I will let you all know what happens when I get back home. Thanks again for all the help everyone!!

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So just leaving AutoZone got a new battery but it was too late I install it. Looked at fuses and while I did not check them all I checked the ones that were indicating power. So a 15a -- RR Power Socket fuse was blown and I replaced it. No affect on the display it was still Black. Did a Google search and one of the first results was basically what happened to my dear Murano to this point.

The solution they came up with was to reset the system and how they did it is they took the terminals off and touched them together for a few minutes. And residual energy blah blah blah, it works after connecting everything up now. So I guess when I go back to the Zone tomorrow I have the store clerk do this before he drops the new battery in. That's plan A. It is just this procedure seems I dunno, dangerous? Basically because I don't understand it. But hey off to home and then back to the office to research more.


Please if anyone has a answer or even a good opinion to any of my questions above. I want to hear from YOU!! 🤪

Thanks for everyone's time and reading.

Blessed be,

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Oh and the battery was good, charge at 100 percent, starter good, alternator good, still bought the best battery they had to put in tomorrow because it's super cheap and you get what you pay for in my opinion, most of the time at least.
 

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Oh and the battery was good, charge at 100 percent, starter good, alternator good, still bought the best battery they had to put in tomorrow because it's super cheap and you get what you pay for in my opinion, most of the time at least.
I thought you mentioned this battery was run down to dead, then only charged with 30 minutes of idling... How much more driving did you do before having it tested and showing it's 100% charged? Also, did they tell you it's current capacity? Capacity diminished with age, and with being run down to dead... How old was it?
 

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You see MuranoSL2003 my good human, and me being high school class of '03; I can dig it!! I am itching to go try the CVT drain and fill myself. PRO TIP: FROM WHAT I HAVE READ NEVER FLUSH THE CVT ALWAYS DRAIN AND REFILL ONLY!! My only trepidation is the transmission filter I have not researched it and I have no idea where it is as of yet. If I have to take off the pan I am going to have to take it in and pay someone to do a drain and fill with filter change because I'm going to be working with car ramps and drain and fill and filter changes(ones not in the pan) is going to be my limit. I have 11 quarts of CVT on the way, and now I need to research the transfer case, to see if I can drain it no problem and replace the fluid. I love these rhino ramps but never got the chance to use them at the apartments. Now that I've had the house for a year and the neighbors realize I'm crazy as my pitbull with the zoommies, the projects can now commence and the circle that I live in will turn a blind eye...... 🤔😁😅

Question #1: All the instructions I read online state to drain when it either hot or warmed up(Which one is it dag nabit!!??!!?) And only refill the exact same quantity of CVT that drains. How do the hell am I supposed to measure that? If there is a tool/bucket/oil drain pan that can assist with that that would be awesome. I need to research the filter to see if that it is something I'm willing to tackle. I would like to save the 300-500 bucks that would cost me.

Question #2: Does the '06 Nissan Murano SL come with a auxiliary transmission cooler? I have read the lines go through the radiator to dissipate heat but I would love to drop those operating temperatures even more.

Question #3: Is it worth changing various transmission lines if they look fine? Or does me changing them out every 70k just good preventative maintenance. I would like to do it but at this point I don't want to just piss money away.

Question 4: How much time and or miles should I wait in-between drain and fills of the CVT? Everything that I read indicates your going to get a max of 4-5 quarts out per drain. I think it is 4 if it's cold and 5 if it's hot, I may have that turned around correct me please if I'm wrong. Seeing that total fluid in the fluid is 11 ish quarts I am going to need to do by this twice for best results. Can I be do both in the same maintenance window? My spider service l sense is telling me, nah dawg you trippin tripin with that noise. But I don't know which procedure is right or wrong to be honest.


Off to AutoZone!! I will let you all know what happens when I get back home. Thanks again for all the help everyone!!

Imhotep
Check out this excellent CVT drain and fill thread by @assad. It's for a third gen Murano, but the procedure is basically the same for a 1st gen. Search the 1st gen forum for similar threads specific to your generation Murano.

We have only heard of European Muranos having the auxiliary transmission cooler... You may be able to add one, it wouldn't be a bad idea, especially if you drive a lot in hot weather and/or mountainous terrain.

It the lines look solid, I'd leave them alone... @Cryogenix1 will have a more informed response...
 

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I thought you mentioned this battery was run down to dead, then only charged with 30 minutes of idling... How much more driving did you do before having it tested and showing it's 100% charged? Also, did they tell you it's current capacity? Capacity diminished with age, and with being run down to dead... How old was it?
It was run down to nothing I did around 25-30 min of driving before getting everything tested(was not intentional, I tell you here in Colorado the GPS is trying to kill you...). Anyways yea by the time I got there it was charged. The display also never functioned BTW. Even as it got it's charge.
Grr.
I have left with a EFB Duralast premium. Just not installed so I am going to be trying some of the procedures listed in this thread://www.nissanmurano.org/threads/2005-in-dash-diplay-dead-after-new-battery-installation.176409/

Seemingly they fixed the problem by holding the battery terminals together for a good bit and then reconnecting the battery? So I am going to bring the store clerk the battery and some new windshield wipers to throw on. Today at lunch.
 

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It was run down to nothing I did around 25-30 min of driving before getting everything tested(was not intentional, I tell you here in Colorado the GPS is trying to kill you...). Anyways yea by the time I got there it was charged. The display also never functioned BTW. Even as it got it's charge.
Grr.
I have left with a EFB Duralast premium. Just not installed so I am going to be trying some of the procedures listed in this thread://www.nissanmurano.org/threads/2005-in-dash-diplay-dead-after-new-battery-installation.176409/

Seemingly they fixed the problem by holding the battery terminals together for a good bit and then reconnecting the battery? So I am going to bring the store clerk the battery and some new windshield wipers to throw on. Today at lunch.
What did they test with? They should have LOAD tested BOTH the battery and alternator to be sure they are good...

I find it difficult to believe a run down battery can recharge to 100% after a 25-30 minute drive...
 

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What did they test with? They should have LOAD tested BOTH the battery and alternator to be sure they are good...

I find it difficult to believe a run down battery can recharge to 100% after a 25-30 minute drive...
Hence why I bought a biggest battery they had at AutoZone. It drained my car in about 15-20 min. Something is wrong with it in my mind. I'm just ready to try this process and and procedure in the other thread to hopefully get my display back on.
 

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Hence why I bought a biggest battery they had at AutoZone. It drained my car in about 15-20 min. Something is wrong with it in my mind. I'm just ready to try this process and and procedure in the other thread to hopefully get my display back on.
That's why I suggested getting both your alternator and battery load tested. Load testing would show what condition the battery is in much better than a simple voltage reading...

Did they load test both items? They should have...
 

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I recommend getting the Android app CVTz50. It can read both engine and CVT error codes to add to your DIY toolkit. Most scanners cannot read Nissan CVT error codes.

 

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Hence why I bought a biggest battery they had at AutoZone. It drained my car in about 15-20 min. Something is wrong with it in my mind. I'm just ready to try this process and and procedure in the other thread to hopefully get my display back on.
A battery does not drain your car. The car's electrical system drains the battery while running if the alternator isn't charging.

Let's be clear about what's going on.
 
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