C1113 G Sensor, Really?

Gen X Apr 10, 2018

  1. Gen X

    Gen X Bought an X Supporting Member

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    If I knew these things had G sensors my college days may have been more interesting! Anyway, this code came up today. Looking at schematics, for a 2001, the sensor is somewhere under the center console. Is this true for a manual? Anyone need to replace this before and can tell me where it is? HA! Same question I used to ask in college!
     
  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    It's on the transmission tunnel behind the cup holders. Block box about 6x6.
     
  3. Gen X

    Gen X Bought an X Supporting Member

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    And what does this thing do? It's in the neighborhood of $100. The light comes on once in awhile. When I turn the truck off, it clears and doesn't come back for a few days or more. Doesn't seem too urgents since it's intermittent.
     
  4. J Everett

    J Everett Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    It's either used to trigger your seat belt pretensioners in the event of a collision, or it measures lateral G in conjunction with a steering input sensor to activate stability control (do the first gens even have that? The stability control in the 2nd gens is pretty crude). It's pretty important. Check with your local Nissan dealer, because I think (not sure) that seat belt and airbag stuff is covered for the lifetime of the vehicle. They don't want any lawsuits related to failed safety equipment.
     
  5. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    It's part of the airbag system. Only some 04s had VDC. Either way, it should be replaced if defective.
     
  6. Gen X

    Gen X Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Hey all, coming back to this post. Was just about to buy this sensor, but found the process for calibrating this sensor in the Autozone repair guide (https://www.autozone.com/repairguid...em/G-Sensor-Decel-Sensor/_/P-0996b43f8037fb1a). If I'm getting this code, will getting it re-calibrated fix it or does this code mean it needs to be replaced? The instructions say to use the CONSULT-ll for calibration and to connect the CONSULT-ll and CONSULT-ll CONVERTER to the data link. I'm assuming the data link is the ECU under the steering wheel? Is there a decent priced tool I can buy with the CONSULT functions? I'm assuming that is part of an OBD scanner but one with a bit more functionality to make the correction?
     
  7. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Consult is the factory scan tool with tons more functionality than a generic OBD scan tool. Professional shops usually have a high end tool that can reach most of the deeper functions of the Consult, but they pay for it. (ex: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/otc-3893-genisys-encore-android-based-scanner-diagnostic-tool/ and https://www.jbtoolsales.com/otc-389...ption-for-scanner-lifetime-hardware-warranty/ )
    I've seen Consult-3 software on Alibaba for a couple hundred (bring your own PC), but haven't wanted to test those waters yet. You might be able to find an old Consult 2 on ebay, but no guarantee as Nissan probably wanted those back when the 3 came out.
     
  8. Gen X

    Gen X Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Ok, definitely cost prohibitive to buy one for this. Not sure what a shop would charge to re-calibrate. Any experience from anyone doing so and correcting the issue? Or, should I just buy and replace the sensor?
     

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