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Here are some commonly asked questions regarding things about the Nitro. If anyone has anything to add, let Scar0 know and he will put it in here!

Engine size:
3.7 L, 4.0 L, 2.8 L(CRD)

Oil
5W/20 5 qts/3.7 ltr 10W/30 6 qts/4.0 ltr
Engine oil CRD
Without Particulate Filter SAE 0W-40 7 Quarts (6.6 Liters)
With Particulate Filter SAE 5W-30 7 Quarts (6.6 Liters)

Transfer-case and Transmission;
Mopar® ATF+4 ATF, Automatic Transmission Fluid.​

Cooling system
14 qts/13 ltr 14 qts/13 ltr

Brake fluid - DOT 3, DOT 4 acceptable if DOT 3 not available

Gas tank capacity - 19.5 gal/73.8 ltr

Rear wiper blade - 10" Assembly 11"
Front wiper blades - 19"

Replacement bulbs

Light - Stock number - Sylvannia replacement
Dome WL212-2 - 578
Cargo 567 - 578
Map PLW21 4-2A - 578
Head light 9008 H13 - H13
Front park/turn 3157AK - 3157
Front sidemarker 168 - 168
Back up 4057K - 3157
Fogs H109145 - 9145 - H10 (2011 Nitro no longer uses the 9145. Its now a PSX24W.)
License plate 168 - 2825
Rear turn 4057K - 3157
Rear stop 4057 - 3157
Rear tail 4057K - 3157
Foot well 906L TF6 - 906
PRND position EWG 203 ('99 Toyota Corolla/Camry climate control bulb is a direct fit Toyota OEM# 90981-11014) , Philips 12516, Eiko 2721

Wheel Bolt Pattern
Bolt Pattern:5x4.5 (5x114.3)
Offset Range:20 to 42 (general info See specific OEM wheel info below)
Wheel Size Range:16x7.0 to 24x9.5
Stock wheel and tire sizes;
16" steel wheel, 7” in width, P225/75R16 tire, 29.3” diameter, 8.86” wide.

16" alloy wheel, 6.5" in width, P225/75R16 tire, 29.3” diameter, 8.86” wide, backspace 5.3", offset = 40.00
17" steel spare wheel 7" in width 5.75" +- backspace,P235/65R17 tire.
17" alloy wheel, 7” in width, P235/65R17 tire, 29.03” diameter, 9.25” wide, backspace 5.5", offset = 38.00
20" Chrome clad wheel, 7 ½” in width, P245/50R20 tire, 29.65” diameter, 9.65” wide, Stamped on rim = offset = +40.475, backspace 5.8~5.9", (Measured by member Bs 5.9 offset = 42.00)
More info...
Hub center bore size 71.5mm
Lugnuts: 3/4" socket, Thread size is a 1/2" X 20 TPI (threads per inch), standard "acorn" lug nut with a 60-degree seat taper (also standard).(Thanks to MarkH)

07 2wd Rear end specs
Axle Ratio 3.21/3.55/3.73
Differential Case Flange Runout 0.076mm (0.003in.)
Differential Case Clearance 0.12 mm (0.005 in.)
Ring Gear Diameter 213 mm (8.25 in.)
Ring Gear Backlash 0.12 - 0.20 mm(0.005 - 0.008 in.)
Ring Gear Runout 0.12 mm (0.005 in.)

7 way trailer wiring colors, Nitro Plug side, looking into the plug under the cover.
......Running lights./ ........... \ Pos (+)
Left turn & brake | .... ( ) .....| Right turn and brake
..............Neg (-) \ ............ / Trailer brakes
....................Backup↑↑Light

The wire Colors are as above, except the Neg is white.
Euro 7 way trailer wire colors, 12N socket, looking into the plug under the cover.
…………………..…... Left Flasher
…………………..….………..O
Brake Light……..O………………..O Fog Light
…………………….…………..O………… <-- Left Side Light
Right Side Light O………………..O Earth(White)
…………………...…………..O
………………...……. Right Flasher
The wire Colors are as above, except the Earth is white.

" How to reset the service now light ?" Turn the ignition key to on (Motor NOT running) pump the accelerator three times quickly ...Turn the ignition key to off ...The Service now light should have reset ...

If you do NOT have the EVIC, here's how to reset the Oil Change "counter":
* With engine OFF...........
* Turn key ON (but don't start engine)
* Push accelerator pedal to floor 3 times
* Turn key OFF

Feature changing:
To turn OFF AutoLocking feature-- (courtesy MarkH)
Key ON & OFF 4X
Press switch to LOCK doors (chime sounds)

To turn ON Auto Unlock on Exit-- (courtesy MarkH)
Same as above & press UNLOCK

To turn on OPEN all DOOR LOCKS with 1-touch on key fob-- (courtesy MarkH)
On KEY FOB... Press& hold LOCK button for 4-10 sec
Keep holding then press&hold UNLOCK button (both buttons)
Then release both

To kill HORN sound when LOCKING DOORS-- (courtesy MarkH)
Same as above, but with PANIC button 2nd

To Program a new KEY-- YOU NEED 2 WORKING KEY FOBS (courtesy MarkH)
1st key fob key on for 3-15 sec
2nd key fob key on for 10 sec
When Security light flashes, remove 2nd key
Insert blank & turn ON
After 10 sec, chime sounds & Security light stops flashing,
and then (maybe) lights on for 3 sec & off (even if it doesn't light for 3 sec at the end, the key is programmed)

SEATBELT chimes-- TO TURN OFF (courtesy MarkH)
Ignition ON, then OFF
Buckle seat belt
Ignition ON, wait for SB light to go off
Unbuckle & rebuckle 4X, ending in buckling
Ignition OFF, chime sounds

LIGHTS FLASH when locking & unlocking-- TO TURN OFF (courtesy MarkH)
Press and hold the UNLOCK button on key for at least 4-10 sec
Then, press and hold the LOCK button while still holding the UNLOCK button
Release both buttons at the same time

09+ Nitro owners with the Express window down feature.
Express remote window down feature.
On the key fob, Press the UNLOCK button once and release, then immediately press and hold the UNLOCK button again to lower the driver and passenger​
front windows to the desired level or until they lower completely.


PAINT CODES:

2007 Nitro

PB5 Electric Blue Pearl
PJC Light Khaki Metallic
PRH Inferno Red Crystal Pearl
PS2 Bright Silver Metallic
PV6 Sunburst Orange Pearl
PW1 Stone White
PX8 Black
PYB Detonator Yellow

2008 Nitro

PB5 Electric Blue Pearl
PBL Modern Blue Pearl
PDA Light Graystone Pearl
PRH Inferno Red Crystal Pearl
PS2 Bright Silver Metallic
PV6 Sunburst Orange Pearl
PW1 Stone White
PXR Brilliant Black Pearl

2009 NITRO

PB5 Electric Blue
PBL Modern Blue
PDA Greystone
PRH Inferno Red
PS2 Silver Metallic
PV6 Sunburst Orange
PW1 Stone White
PXR Brilliant Black Pearl
CD7 Dark Slate
RXF Jet Black (matt)
PR3 Torred


2010 Nitro

PAV Liquid Charcoal Pearl
PBS Deep Water Blue Pearl
PKG Lt Sandstone Metalic
PRC Caliente Red Pearl
PRH Inferno Red Crystal Pearl
PS2 Bright Silver Metalic
PW1 Stone White
PXR Brilliant Black Pearl
PYB Detonator Yellow
PGN Natural Green Pearl


2011 Nitro

PVB Blackberry Pearlcoat
PS2 Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat
PW1 Bright White Clearcoat
PXR Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat
PAV Dark Charcoal Pearlcoat
PYB Detonator Yellow Clearcoat
PRH Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat
PRM REDLINE Red 2 Coat pearl*
PVG Toxic Orange Pearlcoat*
*Late availability

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Dodge Nitro Basic Option and Sales Codes

2_C Quick Order Package
2_G Quick Order Package
2_L R/T Package
2_LL Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
23B Quick Order Package
23C Quick Order Package
24B Quick Order Package

24C Quick Order Package
ABA Austrailia Equipment Group
ABD Middle East Equipment Group​
AEE Chrome Accents Group
AGR SXT Appearance Group
AHC Trailer Tow Group

AHM Convenience Group 1​
ALF Sun and Wheels Group
ASL- Heated Seat Group.
AWK Travel Convenience Group
AWQ Fleet Commercial Safety/Convenience Group II (Fleet)
AWS Smoker’s Group
BNB Electronic Stability Program
CLZ Luxury Front and Rear Floor Mats

CGS Side Air Bags
CUD Console, Mini Overhead​
DEH 6-Speed Manual Transmission-Ren
DG6 4-Speed Automatic Transmission 42RLE
DGJ 5-Spd Automatic Transmission
DGV 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
DH4 Quadra-Trac I Part- Time NVG 143 Transfer Case
DMC Axle Ratio - 3.21
DMD Axle Ratio - 3.55
DME Axle Ratio - 3.73
DRA Axle- Rear, Corporate 8.25
EGS 4.0L V6 SOHC Engine
EKG 3.7L V6 Engin
ENS 2.8L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel Engine
GAE Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass
GEG Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass
GN5 Rear View Auto Dim Mirror W/Microphone
GNA Rear View Day/Night Mirror
GNK Rear View Auto Dim Mirror

GT9 Power Mirrors, Fold-Away
GTB Power Heated Mirrors
GTD Power Folding Heated Mirrors​
GTS Power Heated Mirrors, Fold-Away
GWA Power Sunroof
J003 Standard Metallic Paint
J004 Standard Black Paint

J005 Standard Gloss Paint
JHA Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHB Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JKL Headlamp Leveling System
JPD Power Windows, Driver One-Touch
JP3 Pwr Front Windows, 1-Touch,Up & Down
JPH Speed Sensitive Power Locks
JPM Seats - Heated Front
LAB Tire Pressure Monitoring Warning
LAZ Vehicle Information Center
LMG Automatic Headlamps​
LMK Daytime Running Headlamps (Fleet)
LNJ Fog Lamps
LPG Rear Fog Lamps
LS9 Thatcham Security Equipment​
LSA Security Alarm
LSC Security Alarm​
LAZ Vehicle Information Center
MLA Fascia - Body Color
MLM Mold in Color Fascia​
MRN Gray Running Boards
MXB Front Air Dam R/T
NA1 Export Emissions
NAA Federal Emissions​
NAE California Emissions
NAS 50 State Emissions
NF2 18.5 Gallon Fuel Tank
NGA 19.5 Gallon Fuel Tank
NHK Engine Block Heater
NHM Speed Control
PB5 Electric Blue Pearl Coat
PRH Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat
PV6 Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat
RCY 8 Amplified Speakers Plus Subwoofer

RDZ Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls​
REQ AM/FM 6 Disc DVD MP3 Radio
RER MYGIG Mutlimedia Infotainment System
RSC Sirius Satellite Radio
RSP UConnect Hands-Free Communication

SCZ Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
SDD Performance Suspension
SDE Sport Suspension
TBB Full Size Spare Tire
TBC Compact Spare Tire
TPV P235/65R17 OWL Performance Tires
WGN 17 x 7.0 Aluminum Wheels
WNF 16 x 6.5 Aluminum Wheels
WNP 16 X 7.0 Styled Steel Wheel
WP2 20 X 9.0 Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheel​
WP2 20 x 7.5 Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheels
WPG 20 X 8.0 Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheel
WPV 17 X 8.0 Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheel
XAA Parksense - Rear Park Assist System
XEF Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield
XGM Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
XLR French/Canadia Language​
XLS French/Parisian Language
XRM Remote Start System
XRV Rear Seat Video System


Dodge Nitro Packages;
Here is what I have found so far.
2007 Dodge Nitro Packages & Options
2007 Dodge Nitro Packages



23B Quick Order Package
Base vehicle with standard equipment; Excludes: [24B] Quick Order Package; Requires: [DEH] 6-Speed Manual Transmission-Ren

24B Quick Order Package
Base vehicle with standard equipment; Front and rear alloy wheels with 16 inch rim diam and 6.5 inch rim width; Excludes: [23B]Quick Order Package And [2_C] Quick Order Package

2_C Quick Order Package
Front and rear alloy wheels with 16 inch rim diam and 6.5 inch rim width; Privacy tinted glass on rear and side; Front fog lights; External temperature; Compass; Coming home device; Garage door opener; Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror; Excludes: [24B] Quick Order Package And [WGN] 17 x 7.0 Aluminum Wheels; Includes: [NHM] Speed Control And [GEG] Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass And [CLZ] Luxury Front and Rear Floor Mats

AGR SXT Appearance Group
Body color body side molding; Body color front and rear bumpers; Body color fender flares; Requires: [2_C] Quick Order Package

AHC Trailer Tow Group
Heavy duty engine cooling system; Trailer towing preparation includes tow hook; Power steering cooler; Includes: [TBB] Full Size Spare Tire

AWS Smoker's Group
Front seats cigar lighter; Front ashtray

2007 Dodge Nitro Options

&PB5 Electric Blue Pearl Coat
Pearl paint; Excludes: [&PRH] Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat And [J005] Standard Gloss Paint And [J004] Standard Black Paint And [J003] Standard Metallic Paint And [&PV6] Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat

&PRH Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat
Pearl paint; Excludes: [&PB5] Electric Blue Pearl Coat And [J005] Standard Gloss Paint And [J004] Standard Black Paint And [J003] Standard Metallic Paint And [&PV6] Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat

&PV6 Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat
Pearl paint; Excludes: [&PRH] Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat And [&PB5] Electric Blue Pearl Coat And [J005] Standard Gloss Paint And [J004] Standard Black Paint And [J003] Standard Metallic Paint

CLZ Luxury Front and Rear Floor Mats
Floor mats

DEH 6-Speed Manual Transmission-Ren
Manual six-speed transmission with shift lever on floor, 4.460:1 first gear ratio, 2.610:1 second gear ratio, 1.720:1 third gear ratio, 1.250:1 fourth gear ratio, 1.000:1 fifth gear ratio, 0.840:1 sixth gear ratio and 4.060:1 reverse gear ratio NSG370; Standard equipment; Excludes: [DGV] 4-Speed Automatic Transmission

DGV 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Automatic four-speed transmission with lock-up, electronic control, shift lever on column, 2.840:1 first gear ratio, 1.570:1 second gear ratio, 1.000:1 third gear ratio, 0.690:1 fourth gear ratio and 2.210:1 reverse gear ratio 42RLE; Standard transmision; Excludes: [DEH] 6-Speed Manual Transmission-Ren

EKG 3.7L V6 Engine
3700 cc 3.7 liters V 6 front engine with 93.0 mm bore, 90.8 mm stroke, 9.6 compression ratio, overhead cam and two valves per cylinder; Power: 157 kW , 210 HP SAE @ 5200 rpm; 235 ft lb , 319 Nm SAE @ 4000 rpm; Standard equipment

GEG Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass
Privacy tinted glass on rear and side

GWA Power Sunroof
Glass electric front sunroof; Overhead console; Requires: [2_C] Quick Order Package

J003 Standard Metallic Paint
Metallic paint; Excludes: [J005] Standard Gloss Paint And [J004] Standard Black Paint

J004 Standard Black Paint
Black paint; Excludes: [J005] Standard Gloss Paint And [J003] Standard Metallic Paint

J005 Standard Gloss Paint
Gloss paint; Excludes: [J004] Standard Black Paint And [J003] Standard Metallic Paint

LMK Daytime Running Headlamps (Fleet)
Day time running lights

MRN Gray Running Boards
Argent side platform step; Requires: [2_C] Quick Order Package

NHK Engine Block Heater
Block heater

NHM Speed Control
Cruise control

RSC Sirius Satellite Radio
Audio system with satellite

TBB Full Size Spare Tire
Fullsize steel rim under body spare wheel

TPV P235/65R17 OWL Performance Tires
Front and rear tires with 235 mm tire width, 65% tire profile and black sidewall; Requires: [WGN] 17 x 7.0 Aluminum Wheels

WGN 17 x 7.0 Aluminum Wheels
Front and rear alloy wheels with 17 inch rim diam and 7.0 inch rim width; Front and rear all seasons tires with 235 mm tire width, 65% tire profile and black sidewall; If: [23B] Quick Order Package; Or [24B] Quick Order Package; Discount -335.00: Excludes: [2_C] Quick Order Package

XRM Remote Start System

Vehicle model specific package.

24F SLT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG -inc: 3.7L V6 engine, 4-speed auto VLP trans

24G SLT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG -inc: 3.7L V6 engine, 4-speed auto VLP trans, 17 x 7.0 aluminum chrome clad wheels, (8) amplified speakers, subwoofer, AM/FM 6 disc DVD MP3 radio, heated front seats, leather seat trim, security alarm

28L R/T CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG -inc: 4.0L SOHC V6 engine, 5-speed auto trans, 20 x 7.5 aluminum chrome clad wheels, body color sill applique, body color grille w/chrome accent, deluxe door trim panel, P245/50R20 all season performance tires, performance suspension, Sirius satellite radio w/1-year prepaid service, two tone cloth seats w/logo *Upon selection of this pkg, the cost of powertrain components will be added* *Sirius Satellite radio not available in AK or HI*

2TF ???

2TL ??
 
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Not sure why this was in the original first post. So I moved it to the bottom here in this one....

Changing the stock stock brake pedal out for aftermarket pedal (courtesy f4kev)

The gas pedal goes on easy. The existing gas pedal stays on and the new one pops on right over it. The brake pedal is the difficult one. I used the following steps:

Tools required: Stubby(short) flat-tip screw driver.

1. Soak the new brake pedal cover in hot super soapy water. This will help soften the rubber. I used a bowl to soak the pedal cover in. Don't throw out the soapy water, you will need it later!

2. Remove the old brake pedal cover. It is made out of rubber and wraps around the metal portion. All you have to do is peel it off of the metal portion. I just used my hands to do this.

3. Start installing the new brake pedal cover at the top of the pedal assembly (It's important you do this). Make sure the upper portion of the rubber flange of the cover is fully behind the top of the metal portion of the brake pedal assembly.

4. Dip the tip of you screw driver in the soapy water. Starting with the left side of the new pedal cover; Use the tip of the screw driver to get between the metal portion of the brake assembly and the new cover to
wrap the rubber flange of the cover around the brake assembly. **The rubber flanges on the new cover are not all that flexible making this a PITA...

5. Repeat step 4 until you get the rubber flange all the way around the metal portion of the brake assembly working from left to right.

*Received this great tip from dhh3 on the pedal installation:
When installing the new brake pedal cover, once the old one is off, spray the metal surface with PAM! Works wonders.

Thanks!! :)
 
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Nitro Owners manuals and other manuals can be had from Dodge for free.
https://www.mopar.com/dodge/en-us/care/owners-manual.html
Click the "Select Vehicle" button. Scroll down, select year, and model. Click "Select Vehicle" button again. Then scroll down a little to the "Go To Owners Manual" button on right. Click that and on the left it will have a link for the PDF file. Download and save it.

Here are some direct links to some of the available Nitro "Owners", and "User" manuals, offered to the public, from Dodge's website; (Not all downloads are listed below. For more downloads see the above instructions. Once on the owners manual part of the Dodge website there will be other things available to download via links on the owner manual page under "Additional Resources"

Click the one you are looking for below, then download and save it from Dodge's site.

07 Owners Manual

08 Owners Manual

09 Owners Manual
09 Quick Referance guide

10 Owners Manual
10 User Guide
10 RER radio

11 Owners manual 7th
11 User guide 6th
11 Uconnect 430N/RHB & 430/RBZ Manual
11 730N/RER Manual
11 730N/RHR Manual

These are NOT Service Manuals!
 
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