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Nissan Pathfinder DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance "how-to" tutorials for the 4th generation 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Nissan Pathfinder.

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2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the smart or "intelligent" key fob remote control for the keyless entry and push button ignition start system of a fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and maybe also the updated 2017 model year) Nissan Pathfinder can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb

2. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor of your Nissan Pathfinder (or upgrade it to a brighter LED unit), take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or the thumbnail image to the left.

 

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

3. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and probably also the revised 2017 model year) Nissan Pathfinder hasn't been working well recently or the air coming out of the vents smells a bit musty, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture over on the left side.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Rear Passenger Courtesy Reading Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Rear Passenger Light

4. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Rear Passenger Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The 4th generation Pathfinder is equipped with rear passenger courtesy reading lights located in housings attached to the headliner near the grab handle.

Check out my DIY instructions for changing the light bulbs by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade Change

5. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having a difficult time seeing out of the back windshield of your 4th generation (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) Nissan Pathfinder during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the rear window wiper blade.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the OEM blade size in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

6. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a Nissan Pathfinder contain the brake, rear turn signal, side marker and reverse light bulbs.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

7. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the tailgate door of your fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) Nissan Pathfinder SUV, or you'd like to upgrade them both to brighter LED light bulbs, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

8. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your Nissan Pathfinder, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for removing the door panels by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

9. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) Nissan Pathfinder is to check for a blown fuse or a faulty relay in the electrical panels.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder VQ35DE 3.5L V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

10. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder 3.5L V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element in a Nissan Pathfinder equipped with the VQ35DE 3.5 liter V6 motor should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced every few years or after about 30,000 miles.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.



 

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder 12 Volt Car Battery Replacement Guide
12V Car Battery Change

11. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder 12V Car Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the engine in your Pathfinder and the OEM 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM group size and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Wiper Blades Change

12. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having a hard time seeing out of the front windshield window of your 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016 Nissan Pathfinder during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to replace the wiper blades.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the OEM wiper blade sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the link or picture.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

13. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Nissan Pathfinder contain the low beam, high beam, front turn signal, DRL (daytime running lamp) and the front side marker light bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or the picture.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Fog Light Bulbs Change

14. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out fog light bulb in the front bumper cover of your Nissan Pathfinder, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left to view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with compatible replacement part numbers).

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder PCV Valve Replacement Guide
PCV Valve Change

15. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder 3.5L V6 Engine PCV Valve Replacement Guide

The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve in a Nissan Pathfinder equipped with the VQ35DE 3.5 liter V6 engine should be checked or changed every few years or about 30,000 to 60,000 miles.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder 3.5L V6 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plugs Change

16. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder 3.5L V6 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs in a 4th generation (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) Nissan Pathfinder equipped with the VQ35DE 3.5 liter V6 engine should last up to 100,000 miles, but they should be checked well before that mileage.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide
Oil Change Guide

17. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder VQ35DE 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your Nissan Pathfinder running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the VQ35DE 3.5 liter V6 engine.

Check out my DIY directions for the procedure (including the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder VQ35DE 3.5L V6 Engine Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide
Serpentine Belt Change

18. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squeaking, squealing or chirping noise coming from the engine bay of your 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Nissan Pathfinder with the VQ35DE 3.5 liter V6 motor, you probably need to replace the serpentine accessory belt, the tensioner assembly or a pulley.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial (with the part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads

19. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a grinding or scraping sound coming from the front end of your Pathfinder when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front brake pads.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Brake Pads Change

20. 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads on a Pathfinder tend to last about twice as long as the front pads or anywhere from 60,000 to over 100,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

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