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Nissan Versa DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the 2nd generation 2012 to 2019 Nissan Versa.

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2012-2019 Nissan Versa Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of a second generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) Nissan Versa sedan can become weak or stop working entirely.

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

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs

2. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The overhead light housing just behind the rear viewmirror in a Versa contains the two map light bulbs.

To view the DIY directions for changing the bulbs (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   


Cabin Air Filter Change

3. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your Versa hasn't been working well recently or the air coming out of the vents smells a bit musty or moldy, you may need to clean or change the interior passenger compartment cabin air filter element located in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Take a look at the DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa Interior Door Panels Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

4. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM speakers in your second generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019) Nissan Versa sedan, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Check out the DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement aftermarket speaker sizes) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulb Change

5. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out dome light bulb in the housing attached to the headliner above the rear passenger seats of your Nissan Versa (or upgrade it to a brighter LED unit) take a look at the DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   


Shift Lock Release

6. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide

If you need to manually move your Nissan Versa due to running out of gas, a dead 12V car battery or some other mechanical or electrical issue, you'll first have to release the automatic transmission's shift lock mechanism and move the gear selector from "P" (Park) to "N" (Neutral).

To view the DIY instructions for the procedure, click on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

7. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a second generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) Nissan Versa contain the brake, rear turn signal and reverse light bulbs.

Check out the DIY tutorial for changing a burnt out tail light bulb (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

8. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the trunk lid of your Nissan Versa (or upgrade them both to brighter LED units), check out the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Trunk Light Bulb Change

9. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of your Nissan Versa (or upgrade it to a brighter LED unit), take a look at the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Windshield Wiper Blades

10. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you are having difficulty seeing out of the front windshield window of your Versa when it's raining or snowing outside, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Check out the DIY steps for the procedure with the OEM wiper blade size and the compatible replacement part numbers by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

11. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of the 2nd generation Nissan Versa contain the combination low beam / high beam bulb, the front turn signal light bulb and the front side marker bulb.

To view the DIY tutorial for changing any of the light bulbs (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa HR16DE 1.6L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

12. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa 1.6L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The owner's manual specifies that the engine air filter element for the HR16DE 1.6L I4 should be changed every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or every 36 months.

Check out the DIY directions for changing the engine air filter element (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
12V Car Battery Change

13. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the engine in your Nissan Versa on a cold morning and the OEM 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you may need to replace it.

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

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement Guide
MAF Sensor Change

14. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement Guide

If your Versa hasn't been running well recently including rough idling, hesitating and stalling, you may need to clean or change the mass air flow (MAF) sensor for the HR16DE 1.6L I4 engine.

To view the DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa Camshaft Position Sensors Replacement Guide
Camshaft Sensors

15. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa Camshaft Position Sensors Replacement Guide

The HR16DE 1.6L I4 engine is equipped with two camshaft position sensors on the top of the valve cover. If your Versa has been vibrating, has an erratic idle or has been using more fuel than normal, you may need to replace a faulty camshaft position sensor.

Check out the DIY directions for changing the sensors (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Fuse Replacement Guide

16. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa Electrical Fuse & Relay Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your Versa is to check for a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

To view the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement fuse type), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa PCV Valve Replacement Guide
PCV Valve Change

17. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa HR16DE 1.6L I4 Engine PCV Valve Replacement Guide

A few of the symptoms of a failing, faulty or clogged positive crankcase ventilation valve include a rough idle, an oily engine air filter, surging, misfiring, increased oil consumption, stalling, smoke from the exhaust pipe, an oil leak, fouled spark plugs, poor acceleration and possibly a CEL / SES warning light on the dashboard.

Check out the DIY tutorial for checking or changing the PCV valve by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plugs Change

18. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa 1.6L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

According to the maintenance schedule in the owner's manual, the platinum tipped OEM spark plugs should be replaced every 105,000 miles (or 168,000 km).

Take a look at the DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or the thumbnail image.

   

2012-2019 Nissan Versa 1.6L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
Engine Oil Change

19. 2012-2019 Nissan Versa HR16DE 1.6L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your Versa running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the HR16DE 1.6L I4 engine at least every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or every 6 months according to the maintenance schedule in the owner's manual.

To view the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement oil filter part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

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