[Oeva-list] Leaf telematics upgrade accomplished.

Chaz Smith chazeesmith2u at gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 23:57:41 PST 2016


Congrats Karl, glad it seems to be working for you.  Perhaps here or at our
next hopefully not weather delayed meeting you can explain the benefit of
the other app you mentioned.  I am not clear what it does that the Nissan
app doesn't.

On Dec 15, 2016 6:16 AM, "Karl Boekelheide" <Karl at boekelheide.com> wrote:

I did the 2G to 3G conversion on my 2011 Leaf.  It’s working and was
relatively painless.

There were a couple little snags that I’ll mention here for anyone else who
wants to upgrade.

You should have gotten a letter from Nissan if you’re eligible and/or need
this.  For older Leaf’s like mine it costs $199.  I think newer one’s get
it for free.


   1.  schedule an appointment and get the part ordered.  Tonkin Nissan in
   Wilsonville is where I went.  They know about the part and it arrived in 2
   days.  It seems they don’t stock it.
   2. it took about 2 hours and I got a free alignment check.  Presumably
   they want to sell you an alignment if you need it.  My car is still
   straight and true.  Nice to know.
   3. it takes at least over night for something to get settled at Nissan
   central.  Any attempt to communicate will give a communication failure
   message.
   4. the next day you need to re-log the car into Nissan’s telemetrics.
   You will know it’s ready if you can do an update of charging stations.
   That doesn’t need the login but does need the 3G radio to be working.  If
   you can’t remember your login that Nissan assigned when you bought the car
   you can find it online.  Log onto https://owners.nissanusa.
   com/nowners/user/home and look for this.  The pseudo-link will get you
   to a PDF with your login.  The login function in the car is under Carwings
   setup/sign in.
   5. if it all works you’ll be able to see your car and control the heat
   etc with the Nissan phone app or at https://owners.nissanusa.
   com/nowners/user/home


I also have found a replacement, of sorts, for LeafLink which is broken
with no plans for fixing.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/
app/eva-leaf-connect-to-your-nissan/id1050429958?mt=8  It’s very simple and
easy to use.  It’s limited in that it only shows “% of charge” not miles
remaining and you can’t see or set the climate timer.  For me that’s just
fine.  When I’m freezing at a charging station waiting for the heater to
start this is quick and easy.  Note the silly requirement that you need to
both slide the “on” button AND click “done” under the propellor in order to
get the heat started.  For me the turn on process is pretty reliable and
takes a consistent 10 seconds after you click done.

Karl




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