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Hello,
We bought an '04 Armada in early January of this year. I was looking for an SUV after having driven a Suburban for several years, but then trading down to a passenger car. That didn't last long. I've loved the design of the Armada since first seeing it. I was driving by a Nissan dealer one night and saw them marking $10K off the sticker for their two remaining '04s, so I got one (white SE).

Like so many others, I love this vehicle--I love driving it and I love the way it looks--but I've had a number of squeaks, rattles and minor problems to deal with. And I just noticed today that the V8 emblem is now gone. Not sure what happened to it, but I bet I lost it at the car wash. They give me the spoiler warning every time, but no one said anything about the emblem! Anyway, I always tell them that if the spoiler comes off, it won't be their problem, it will be the dealer's (big) problem.

Like the other new member from Vancouver, I'd like some feedback on after-market customization. I'm especially interested in fog lights (my Armada didn't have the ones from the factory).
 

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Welcome, Jeb!

We've got a lot in common..I traded in my Tahoe on a white Armada SE, early build. Tons of issues with regards to final finish, but I (like you) also really enjoy the beast.

You can get the fog lamp kit and pop it right in- you will have the harnesses and the kit comes with the new stalk. I can't believe Nissan didn't include the freakin' fog lamps with the SE's. What an oversight! Oh well...

Not to get off topic, but what's the deal with the carwash thing? I only go through the touchless kind, and I can't imagine those things doing anything.

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fog lights and car wash

That's good news about the fog lights. I asked a dealer if I could add them and he said no, because there was no wiring for them. I wondered then if he really knew what he was talking about. Is it best to order them from Nissan?

As to the car wash, everytime I go through the one I use, I get the warning. I've checked the spoiler and it is tight. But they say the same thing everytime. This place is one of those brushless, all soft-cloth washes. I can't imagine it tearing off anything, but then my V8 emblems disappeared (can't remember now if there was one on each side or only on the driver's side).
 

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jeb said:
That's good news about the fog lights. I asked a dealer if I could add them and he said no, because there was no wiring for them. I wondered then if he really knew what he was talking about. Is it best to order them from Nissan?.
Your Armada does have the harness for the fog lights. I installed the fog lights on my SE. Use the kit from Nissan; it has the lights and the new switch stalk. You need the new stalk because the fog light switch is on it. It is a very easy installation, you can do it in 30 minutes.
I got my kit from MossyPerformance. They are one of our sponsers (look in the sponsers section). Talk to Greg V, be sure to tell him you are a member of ClubArmada so you will get a discounted price.
 
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