bowthom
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Leaf Number: 307
Location: Portland Oregon

Re: $700+ OUCH - Parking brake actuator

Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:24 pm

Oh one more thing, which android phone / device would be best to buy if I want to run it as my LeafSpy device only (not activated & not used as a phone)?
Reserv Apr 20 - Ord Aug 31
Red - ETEC trim
BLINK inst 3/14/11 (rev 2.1.2B)
P1213 4/29/11 - Charger repl 6/8/11
P1273 2/15/12 - P32270 10/2/13
TCU upgrd 2/15/17
-1bar 11/8/14 -2bars 6/28/16 -3bars 7/12/18
Est. del 2/28/11

Deliver 2/23/11 - 70k+ mi

GerryAZ
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Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: $700+ OUCH - Parking brake actuator

Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:38 am

bowthom wrote:Oh one more thing, which android phone / device would be best to buy if I want to run it as my LeafSpy device only (not activated & not used as a phone)?

I purchased a Samsung tablet first and used it for a while. I eventually decided it was larger than I wanted to keep in the car all the time so I bought a Kyocera Event (Virgin Mobile non-contract was on sale at Best Buy) phone, but did not activate it. Leaf Spy Pro works fine on both devices and I was able to clear many DTC codes caused by low power supply voltages when my 12-volt battery died. I intend to add diagnostic software for other vehicles to the Samsung and use it as a garage tool.

Gerry
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TimLee
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Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:40 am
Delivery Date: 17 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2026
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Re: $700+ OUCH - Parking brake actuator

Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:47 am

bowthom wrote:Oh one more thing, which android phone / device would be best to buy if I want to run it as my LeafSpy device only (not activated & not used as a phone)?

Some have bought the Kyocera Event at Target for $19.95.

bowthom wrote:... And thus, my leaf is back to normal all systems are GO. ...

Is the parking brake working?
Were you able to rework or repair the emergency release cable, or did you obtain replacement at salvage yard?
If so, from what?

Might be useful info if mine breaks after extended warranty expires in four years.

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

camasleaf
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Delivery Date: 17 Jun 2011
Location: Camas, WA

Re: $700+ OUCH - Parking brake actuator

Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:12 pm

Here are the codes that we cleared:

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If I remember correctly we cleared C10E0 7709 by selecting some ECU and that did the brake initialization. After that we selected the brake in the clear codes check boxes and cleared the first code.

There were two more codes we did not clear:

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webfootguy
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Delivery Date: 25 Mar 2016
Location: Portland, OR

Re: $700+ OUCH - Parking brake actuator

Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:40 am

bowthom wrote:Oh one more thing, which android phone / device would be best to buy if I want to run it as my LeafSpy device only (not activated & not used as a phone)?


If you have amazon prime, you can purchase the Kyocera Event (a popular model because activation is not required and you can use the play store on wifi to load apps) for less than $30 on amazon (http://amzn.to/1x6Z0gD). Sometimes you can also find it at other stores for a similar or cheaper price.
2016 SL with Premium Package 3 year lease on 03-25-2016.

bowthom
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Location: Portland Oregon

Re: $700+ OUCH - Parking brake actuator

Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:51 am

Hello,
Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

Yes, the E-brake actuator works fine. It's a little noisier than new because the motor output bearing suffered some water damage. I have not scoured the wrecking yards for a replacement yet but I plan to when next I have time to do so.
I have not repaired the E-release cable yet either. Both items are on my TODO list.

Don

Special thanks to camasleaf for helping me out. That was a BIG favor.
Reserv Apr 20 - Ord Aug 31
Red - ETEC trim
BLINK inst 3/14/11 (rev 2.1.2B)
P1213 4/29/11 - Charger repl 6/8/11
P1273 2/15/12 - P32270 10/2/13
TCU upgrd 2/15/17
-1bar 11/8/14 -2bars 6/28/16 -3bars 7/12/18
Est. del 2/28/11

Deliver 2/23/11 - 70k+ mi

bowthom
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Delivery Date: 23 Feb 2011
Leaf Number: 307
Location: Portland Oregon

Re: $700+ OUCH - Parking brake actuator

Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:39 pm

Hello,
So why again does Leaf Spy not give the choice of WiFi or Bluetooth?
I have an ELM327 WiFi that I use with my iPhone to diagnose my GMC and Prius but leaf spy only has a bluetooth option.

My only option here is to buy another ELM327 device? What the heck, now I have the Kyocera Event but still can't use it.

Frustrated……………….

Don T
Reserv Apr 20 - Ord Aug 31
Red - ETEC trim
BLINK inst 3/14/11 (rev 2.1.2B)
P1213 4/29/11 - Charger repl 6/8/11
P1273 2/15/12 - P32270 10/2/13
TCU upgrd 2/15/17
-1bar 11/8/14 -2bars 6/28/16 -3bars 7/12/18
Est. del 2/28/11

Deliver 2/23/11 - 70k+ mi

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garygid
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Leaf Number: 000855
Location: Laguna Hills, Orange Co, CA

Re: $700+ OUCH - Parking brake actuator

Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:34 pm

Is the $10 for a BlueTooth ELM-clone type device too much,
or are you having trouble making the BT device pair with the
eVent phone?

There is a thread detailing how to setup the Kyocera eVent,
for those not familiar with the procedure, but I cannot find
it at the moment. It should be in the Leaf CANbus subforum.
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
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TimLee
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Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:40 am
Delivery Date: 17 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2026
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Re: $700+ OUCH - Parking brake actuator

Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:49 am

bowthom wrote:So why again does Leaf Spy not give the choice of WiFi or Bluetooth?
I have an ELM327 WiFi that I use with my iPhone to diagnose my GMC and Prius but leaf spy only has a bluetooth option.

Jim mentioned in one post several months back that he was doing testing of WiFi ELM327, but implementation of that has not been done yet.
Iphone had no choice but to use WiFi as it does not support Bluetooth adapters.

The Bluetooth adapters are markedly cheaper than the WiFi adapters and power draw is low enough when inactive that most have been able to leave them connected all the time without 12V battery problems.
WiFi power draw is much higher and they need to be unplugged or switched off.

I still think Jim will implement WiFi support, but at this point he has prioritized other significant improvements like the charging power graph, etc.

Sorry you didn't know it doesn't support WiFi yet.

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

bowthom
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Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:22 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Feb 2011
Leaf Number: 307
Location: Portland Oregon

Re: $700+ OUCH - Parking brake actuator

Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:28 am

Hello,
I'll ordered another ELM327 this morning. Sorry about the rant, it was the frustration of many hours working on computer problems plaguing my household. Finally got it all sorted out around 2:00 AM. Plus I'm not familiar with Android phones.

Thanks for all your help. :shock:
Reserv Apr 20 - Ord Aug 31
Red - ETEC trim
BLINK inst 3/14/11 (rev 2.1.2B)
P1213 4/29/11 - Charger repl 6/8/11
P1273 2/15/12 - P32270 10/2/13
TCU upgrd 2/15/17
-1bar 11/8/14 -2bars 6/28/16 -3bars 7/12/18
Est. del 2/28/11

Deliver 2/23/11 - 70k+ mi

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