Your Nissan Xterra doesn’t start anymore? Have you analyzed all kinds of things? Battery, alternator, spare keys… And you feel like the trouble originates from your immobiliser ? It is certainly plausible, actually that it is in question if your vehicule doesn’t want to start anymore or stalls when starting for no reason. You want to disable the immobiliser on your Nissan Xterra ? You are on the good article, we have created this article to help you see more clearly and fix your concerns connected to this element. First, we will see how the immobiliser works on your Nissan Xterra, then the different methods to disable it.


How your immobiliser system works on Nissan Xterra

Before describing the different choices available to you, here is a short introduction to show you the role and functions of the immobilizer in your Nissan Xterra. This electronic component was invented 30 years ago and aspires to prevent the theft of your Nissan Xterra. Indeed, thanks to a transponder and an antenna (coil) integrated in the key, and, a immobilisation control box integrated in the ECU and a reception antenna on the neiman, your Nissan Xterra will go each time you place the key in the ignition, it controls that the code emitted by your key is actually the one required by your immobilization box. It is only at this instant, that it will let you start. It is thanks to RFID technology (chip in the key) that this system will work.

The different solutions to bypass the immobiliser on your Nissan Xterra

Enter the code to turn off the immobiliser

First methodology, your key no longer allows your Nissan Xterra to start, you want to turn off the immobiliser of your Nissan Xterra, but first of all you should try this process to start it and take it to a garage check that you can not execute a less significant procedure to bring back the normal start of your car. Indeed, with your car you should have a spare key (which you should try and which should start your Nissan Xterra), but if you don’t have it you should at least have the “code card”, it includes the start code. Thanks to this code, you will still be able to start your car by entering it manually. To do this, turn on the ignition, use your centralized button to enter the digits, several quick presses (example: 2 for digit 2) then a stop of one and a half seconds to validate the digit and resume, replicate the procedure until you have entered the full code. This should allow your Nissan Xterra to start without having to remove the immobiliser.

Repair your key at a key specialist or your car dealer

If even though a battery change, different tries to enter the immobiliser code on your Nissan Xterra still doesn’t want to start, it’s probably your key that’s at issue. We can understand that you still want to bypass the immobiliser device from your Nissan Xterra. Indeed, your transponder must have been weakened or must have fallen off your key. To resolve this trouble, only option, go to a key specialist (also available on the internet) or, at your dealer who can fix your Nissan Xterra key. Based on who you go to the repair should cost you about 100 euros if you still have a duplicate or your “code card” and about 350 euros at your dealer if you have no support and you want a new functional key, it will avoid you having to remove the immobilizer from your Nissan Xterra.

Manually remove your immobilizer

Although you may be tempted to bypass the immobilizer from your Nissan Xterra, this is not advised at all for several reasons. First your Nissan Xterra would be much more vulnerable to theft attempts. Indeed, without an immobiliser box, simply doing “the wires” may be enough to start it. Moreover to that, your insurance, in case of theft most likely won’t refund you if it knows that the immobiliser on your Nissan Xterra has been removed, bypassed or deactivated. This if you still want to do it, some websites online still give the method, we have made the choice not to disclose it, because it could help people with bad intentions.

Whenever you have any further questions about the Nissan Xterra, do not hesitate to consult our Nissan Xterra category.