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Submitted: 05/12/2013 11:40:36 | ID: 23639
Hi, my Nissan Micra K11 95 won`t restart after a short drive and you can smell fuel. I took out the new spark plugs and dried them out and got rid of excess fuel but still it won`t restart. A couple of mechanics have said that it`s the "Throtle Body"? Or could it be the sender inside of the motor?
Submitted: 26/11/2013 14:47:42 | ID: 23540
My Nissan Micra was driving fine. This morning I left the house and it wouldn’t accelerate like normal, it only acclerates at about 1/8th of what it will normally do. I can pull away gradually and if I floor it nothing changes in acceleration speed. If I keep my foot flat sometimes it will pick up normally again and the then just go back to it`s slow picking up. I’ve done a diagnostic test and nothing. I’ve changed the throttle body and accelerator sensor and still no change. Can anyone tell me why it won’t accelerate more than just a touch of the pedal? (1.4)
Submitted: 26/11/2013 12:33:12 | ID: 23518
I have a Nissan Micra K11 1995 and the thermo fan will not turn off? As soon as you start the car the thermo fan is on. Please help?
Submitted: 25/11/2013 14:36:12 | ID: 23472
How do we change the back box on our Nissan Micra?
Submitted: 22/11/2013 09:21:00 | ID: 23365
Hi. My wife’s k12 Nissan Micra rev counter has gone into the red for no reason and when switched off it will either stay there or drop down only halfway. It is not affecting the driving but is annoying. Help please?
Submitted: 21/11/2013 15:43:15 | ID: 23352
I have a Nissan Micra k11. Sometimes when I change gear and press the accelerator the car revs, then jumps forwards a little. I thought it might be my clutch but it only does this a few time a day and then it`s fine. It`s annoying me and my girlfriend because she thinks there is nothing wrong but there is. Any help would be appreciated please?
Submitted: 12/11/2013 11:26:38 | ID: 22972
On my Nissan Micra`s dashboard the sports word is flashing and doesn’t go off. I have been driving it for a few years and this has come on suddenly. In the manual it says check if the sports switch is on. Any ideas where is the sports switch?
Submitted: 07/11/2013 12:59:08 | ID: 22815
My Nissan Micra doesn`t rev properly when the car is in gear but in neutral it does rev. Why is this?
Submitted: 07/11/2013 10:09:32 | ID: 22775
How do I set the digital clock on the radio in my Nissan Micra? (K 13)
Submitted: 04/11/2013 09:23:24 | ID: 22617
My Nissan Micra k12 is failing to reverse but engages very well in other gears. Why is this? (k12)
Submitted: 01/11/2013 10:30:52 | ID: 22549
When turning left with the indicator on my Nissan Micra splutters but when pulling away if I turn the indcator off the car goes okay. Apart from that the car drives and goes well. What should I do?
Submitted: 31/10/2013 15:22:47 | ID: 22509
I changed the bulb holder on my Nissan Micra`s offside headlight, switched the head lights on but they did not come on. I checked fuses which seem okay. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 28/10/2013 16:24:48 | ID: 22370
I have a Nissan Micra 1995 k11. The problem I have is the indicators, one minute they work, then they don’t work. Then they get stuck on without the tick tick sound and also lose the tick tick when they don’t work. Same with the hazards too when operated. Please help?
Submitted: 25/10/2013 14:34:17 | ID: 22238
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My Nissan Micra lost all power when I was driving.. I then pushed it off and it started again. A few days later the engine management came on. It has not cut out since (one week later) but the light is still on. Can anyone help? I`ve been told it could be the timing chain. It only has 71,000 on the clock and surely the timing chain should not have gone?
Submitted: 10/10/2013 15:15:32 | ID: 21811
Hi. I`m purchasing a Nissan Micra 2003 which is smoking when accelerating but not at idle. Any ideas? Cheers.
Submitted: 10/10/2013 12:49:45 | ID: 21789
Do I need to and how do I put the radio ariel down on my Nissan Micra. before I go into the car wash?
Submitted: 01/10/2013 11:08:29 | ID: 21451
Where is the fuse box on my new 2013 Nissan Micra Visia?
Submitted: 27/09/2013 16:04:57 | ID: 21392
Why does my Nissan Micra.s engine light keep coming on when I do journeys of about 20 miles or more, then it goes back off after a couple of days when I do shorter journeys of about 5 miles a day?
Submitted: 26/09/2013 15:48:41 | ID: 21315
Hi there. My wife drove her Nissan Micra to work this morning. After work she tried to get in the car but the fob didn`t work. She rang me so I took down our spare key but it was the same with the spare key. I got in the car through the passenger door and there was a clicking noise coming from behind the glove box and the immobliser light was flashing. When I turned the key there was nothing there. If I kept the key turned the immobliser light would fade. Is it as simple as a flat battery or am I in trouble? Thanks.
Submitted: 09/09/2013 11:24:04 | ID: 20840
I have a Nissan Micra model 2005, 5 door. The car does not start when turning the key in the ignition, I only hear the relay clicking sounds from the dashboard. Do I have a starting relay inside the dashboard and if yes how do I access the relay?
Hi! Just replace the battery - MD from United States of America
Submitted: 27/08/2013 16:28:50 | ID: 20601
Hi, I am trying to find out if I can remove and then refit the centre console easily in my Nissan Micra- the section where the handbrake and cup holders are? I dropped a coin down one of the slits and can’t retrieve it. I wouldn’t mind but am thinking it may get lodged in the screws and workings etc of the handbrake. Any thoughts please?
Submitted: 27/08/2013 12:01:36 | ID: 20561
Sometimes my Nissan Micra`s radio and blowers together stop working, then when I start the engine again they will work. I`ve just bought the car but I have had 4 old Micras before and not had this problem. Am I doing anything wrong?
Submitted: 27/08/2013 10:38:38 | ID: 20543
I have a Nissan Micra. Can anyone please tell me what retains the window glass in the two small runners of the passenger side front electric window? It looks like some kind of putty but someone said that there would originally have been a couple of plastic wedges too (?) At the moment the window will go up but not down because the mastic that I tried failed after a couple of weeks. Can anybody help please? (1.3 super)
I use araldite not mastic. Window came free when it iced up. Repair has lasted 2 years so far :) - Colin from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 06/08/2013 09:47:50 | ID: 20377
Hi, can anyone please explain how I can remove my Nissan Micra`s front headlights, so I can clean the condensation which is inside? The clips are very hard to remove. Is it possible for me to do this instead of taking it to a garage which will cost me £300 each for them to replace them? Thanks.
Are you sure it is condensation. The reason I ask is because I thought the same on a 2004 SX I have recently bought as a runaround. It was not condensation it was clouding of the outside surface of the headlamp. I purchased a Ł20 headlamp restore kit from Halfords and it worked a treat. This kit involves wet sanding the surface with four different graded sand paper followed by a final polish. The final result speaks for itself - David Miles from Northumberland
Submitted: 05/08/2013 14:38:23 | ID: 20358
Hi. Can anyone tell me where is the clock/how to display the clock in my Nissan Micra? I have looked through the whole manual and there was absolutely no mention of the clock! I took it for service and it came back with a clock display. The other day I had a bit of a problem with my car and when I got it back there was no clock display anymore! Please can anybody help me?
Submitted: 30/07/2013 12:45:49 | ID: 20270
Hi. How do you change the bulbs on the dashboard of my Nissan Micra? The left side is not lit up but the dash is working apart from that, so it is definitely the bulbs. Can anyone help please? Thanks.
Submitted: 26/07/2013 11:17:56 | ID: 20231
My Nissan Micra has intermittent slow cranking. I’ve just replaced the battery and plugs but the problem persists. Does anyone have any idea how to solve this problem? Thank you.
Submitted: 25/07/2013 12:29:35 | ID: 20205
Hi. My Nissan Micra has just broken down and restarted after about 20 minutes, but the engine management light came on after it restarted and it was making a shuddering sound. Please can anybody help?
Submitted: 25/07/2013 10:46:19 | ID: 20186
My Nissan Micra`s gears will not go through. I have had 2 mechanics telling me it`s the master clutch cylinder leaking and it is inside the gearbox. I need to confirm if it`s true this is in the gearbox or outside. I don’t like fiddling with the gearbox unneccesarily. The other says it`s not in the gearbox. The brake fluid has all gone and I saw the leak under the gearbox on both sides. Please can anybody advise if indeed the master cylinder or sleeve is in the gearbox and what needs to be done to fix it? (1.4 comforter)
Submitted: 22/07/2013 10:20:09 | ID: 20136
My Nissan Micra`s cd player keeps skipping tracks after 10s. I thought there was a fault with it so replaced it with a new one, but I`m still getting the same problem. Can anyone help please?
Make sure your cd player is mounted firmly and not at any angle more than 20 degrees. Skipping may also be because of a weak or defective lens in cd player - Nicky Conroy from Rhondda Cynon Taff
Submitted: 22/07/2013 10:12:26 | ID: 20134
I put my Nissan Micra through it`s MOT and the mechanic said that the airbag warning light was showing a fault. When I checked it later on I turned the ignition on and the light came on for about seven seconds then went out again. This is what has happened every time I`ve checked. Could anyone tell me if this is normal or is it showing a fault like the mechanic said?
Have you checked the connector going in to the air bag box. Check the connections could just need a clean. I think it is located under stereo on gearbox tunnel in front of ECU. Also check for wetness - Nicola Conroy from Rhondda Cynon Taff
Submitted: 04/07/2013 10:09:39 | ID: 19926
My Nissan Micra`s driver`s side electric window has stopped working and it’s down as you might expect. My car is a 2002 March new shape Japanese import so the manual is all in Japanese. Any ideas before I start dismantling the door? Thanks in advance for any help and advice.
Google translate lol. Try fuses I believe there is one under the bonnet by battery. Also if possible try running live and earth wires off window motor to a spare battery to see if it is the motor that is knackered. For diagrams try this link it may help http://www.scribd.com/doc/23599810/Nissan-Micra-K11-2000-2003 - Nicola Conroy from Rhondda Cynon Taff
Submitted: 20/06/2013 14:08:01 | ID: 19774
Hi all. I have a Nissan Micra 2008. I get a beep tone alarm when I use the brake, but this doesn`t happen every time. Also there are no indications on the "Brake" or ABS on the dash board instrument panel. Any suggestions what could be the reason for this please? Thank you.
Check connections on ABS sensor they could just be dirty and need a clean - Nicola Conroy from Rhondda Cynon Taff
Submitted: 18/06/2013 09:45:50 | ID: 19709
I have a Nissan Micra 1.2 Sport which I purchased from a well known dealership just under 6 months ago. It has had an issue with the ignition; causing the starter motor to stay on and burn out. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Yes, had same prob, you need to change the switch, common prob, can prob get one from scrap yard and swap over chip in key for immobilizer - Alvin Todd from Northumberland
Submitted: 17/06/2013 11:28:52 | ID: 19657
I had my Nissan Micra`s full power steering system replaced last year and it cost me £1.350 for the new one. My problem first started with wobbling and then a total loss of power steering. Since this power steering has now occured will I get a refund on the money I spent unnecessarily on the steering? I have always owned a Nissan car such as the Primera and the Bluebird and Tino but never experienced a problem like this before. I have been a loyal customer for 22 years. I have always believed that there was an issue with the power steering because, according to my research, many Micra customers have had the same problem with steering and power steering. I believe I have paid unnecessarily for the repair when there has been always a fault in the steering from the beginning. I am now experiencing that wobbling once again. Can anyone advise please? Thank you.
Hi there, I myself had purchased a Nissan Micra 1.4 se just recently. Apparently the wobbling in the steering wheel was a factory issue. When the cars were manufactured the steering bolt was never tightened and according to this the steering could have easily come off in your hand. A letter came through my post regarding the call back on all Nissan Micras from 2005 onwards and now has been rectified. A whole lot better. I hope this helped. Have a nice day - Asif Zubair from Middlesex
Submitted: 24/05/2013 09:39:17 | ID: 19462
I have a problem with my Nissan Micra 2004. When I turn on the car and it is cold the motor fan starts working and the blue light on the the dashboard is on. The overdrive light starts flashing when running, the vitesse hits when changing the gear level and the rpm stops working. When turning the car off it won`t turn on again. I went to an electrical technician and he changed the fuse in the box placed behind the left headlight but the problem wasn`t solved. Please can anybody tell me what the fault could be to help solve my problem? Thanks.
I also changed the battery but the problem was not solved. I noticed that when the problem occurs the check engine light won’t be on after turning the key on contact. Please can someone help me thanks ... Ghassan Mansour from Lebanon
Submitted: 15/05/2013 12:25:20 | ID: 19368
My Nissan Micra 1.4 2005 has 129,000 km’s currently. It started cutting out when idling, has mis-fired twice and is jerking whilst driving. I had a diagnostic test done whereby I was advised the problem is the throttle body, I took it to another garage who did another two diagnostic tests and this time it showed no errors at all. I have subsequently done a major service on the car yet am still experiencing the same problem. Please can anybody advise me?
Check and clean idle control valve, throttle body. Maybe the pipes from the air box to manifold. These get clogged up and the engine does not breath tidy. Carb cleaner will do the job - Nicola Conroy from Rhondda Cynon Taff
Submitted: 07/05/2013 14:05:23 | ID: 19278
The boot of our Nissan Micra is locked. It sometimes releases whilst we are driving and a notice on the dashboard tells us that the tailgate is open. Yet once we have shut it again it stays locked. The battery is draining down if unused for a few days. We have only recently replaced the battery and the car has been regularly serviced by a Nissan dealer. We have now become very wary of putting anything in the boot, as we`re unsure whether we will be able to get it open again. Can anybody advise what might be wrong? (1.4 SVE)
Hi. I have recently had this problem, my battery was draining and had to have AA out 3 times to find out it’s a faulty boot lock, it costs approx 90 pounds for the part but varies in price for what lock on your car. My car was covered under warranty with garage - Victoria Greenslade from Caerphilly
Submitted: 25/04/2013 14:18:58 | ID: 19132
I have a Nissan Micra X reg automatic sports button which is not exerting that extra power anymore. It seems to hover over 60mph and strain so I don’t use it. Does anyone have any ideas? Thank you. (Automatic)
Submitted: 23/04/2013 14:03:10 | ID: 19097