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Nissan Leaf 2012

Postby PCWorth » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:05 pm

Hi, I'm a new member in New Zealand, having just acquired a 2012 Nissan Leaf Gen 1 G.
This vehicle was imported from Japan, so the onboard GPS is configured for Japan only. The car salesman told me that Nissan are not supporting the Leaf's GPS in New Zealand, so I wondered whether there might be any recognised way of "modifying" (I'm not sure if that is really the correct word!) the existing GPS, to make use in NZ possible. Perhaps there have been threads on this previously, but I was unable to find any with a basic search.
Is the Leaf GPS known to be one of the established brands?
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Peter


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Re: Nissan Leaf 2012

Postby Rogue One » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:49 pm

Welcome to NICO!

I'm not sure if there's much interest in hacking the system. I did a quick search and came across this NZ company, but I don't know if it's really an option: http://www.alertautoelectrical.co.nz/ja ... 4566523839

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Re: Nissan Leaf 2012

Postby PCWorth » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:33 am

Thanks very much for your message, and for sending me the link. It looks promising, and the company is in my city, so I'll certainly follow it up and let you know my conclusions.
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Re: Nissan Leaf 2012

Postby PCWorth » Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:03 pm

I followed up on the link that Rogue One sent in the post above, and spoke with the person offering the service. It seems that there is virtually nothing that can be done to modify the dashboard programming of Japanese-origin cars, since unlike the same model car in the US or other overseas markets, they have no software provisions for change of language, etc. If you lived in Japan, this would probably seem the obvious way of making things, to avoid extra cost.
Oh well, it was worth the thought.
I look forward to picking up a lot of other interesting information and advice on this Leaf forum.

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Re: Nissan Leaf 2012

Postby Rogue One » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:25 pm

Sorry to hear it didn't work out. As a long shot, you could replace the Radio/Navigation unit. I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume the wiring is compatible. I found a used one on ebay for $699 US http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-NISSAN-LEA ... 15&vxp=mtr

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Re: Nissan Leaf 2012

Postby PCWorth » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:50 pm

Thanks for that suggestion RO...it is exactly how my own mind was working! However, an apparently knowledgeable person I have already explored the idea with in NZ claims that the "Japanese-made" Leaf is significantly different from other varieties, even having differences in wiring looms, colour coding, plug type and other basic technical aspects, with respect to the wiring. If this is correct, it would seem to preclude the possibility of simply swapping the dashboard components.
Do you think such a difference is likely? It's reassuring to know that replacement units, such as the Ebay one you referred me to, are available, even though the cost in NZ$ would be a significant addition to the recent car cost. However, in the long term, it would probably pay off in increased convenience, providing such a unit could be made to work in the New Zealand environment.

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Re: Nissan Leaf 2012

Postby Rogue One » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:56 pm

Bummer. I rather suspected there might be a difference as I remember someone else running into a similar issue. For what it's worth, here's the direct link to the AV section for the Leaf: http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Leaf/2012%20Leaf/av.pdf I'd suppose that even if you found the Japanese equivalent, you'd still need to have it translated.

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Re: Nissan Leaf 2012

Postby trangen1 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:25 am

Okay , as Promised, to the Cynics on this Forum.

here are the pics, I'm still waiting for the Invoice from the Dealer.

The Temp was 65F last night, and I noticed on the warmer days, while it's charging, I always use 240V, the dash will display more, like 117-118-119 in Eco mode, and Exactly 10 miles less for Drive mode for 107-108-109 respectively.

see attached dashboard pics.


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