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batzman
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Re: Glove box Question

Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:47 am

FYI, I have a 2012 SL and I had the light put in and the glove box on order from my local dealer. Not sure, but since my 2012 had the wiring harness for the light, I would assume that others do too.
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Re: Glove box Question

Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:16 pm

I inquired about it when I got the software update on my 2011 and they said it was there and working. It is so dim not worth the hassle. Put a motion light in the glove box with Velcro and problem solved. Use one like the one recommended for the charging door on the front of car.

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Re: Glove box Question

Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:56 pm

Phil, pictures are not visible.
Ingineer wrote:Ok, I took my 2011 apart. What I thought to be an LED was actually a crappy little soldered in incandescent bulb:

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Notice how dim the thing is, and that's WITHOUT the white plastic diffuser installed! It has a blue silicone filter stuck on it to make it glow with an "LED Look" which just further reduces the light output and makes it even less efficient:

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I took it apart to measure the current:

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(It's not that bright, the camera just overexposed it... See 2 pics back.) Over 1 watt consumption and it's really all but useless anyway! Is my bench meter really that dirty? (I guess it's time to clean it! =)

I've come this far, so I might as well convert it to LED. After removing the crappy little bulb, I soldered in two 5mm bright white LEDs into the housing along with a 390 ohm 1/4 watt resistor:

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Here it is ready to test:

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Voila:

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Now it only draws less than 20% of the original bulb's power, and is many times brighter even after the plastic diffuser is re-installed:

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By the way, here's the wiring harness on my 2011 that this connects to. It's a little white 2-pin connector coming out of the same bundle that feeds the VSP (Upper box with "A" on it). It's got a grey foam covering so it won't rattle on top the glovebox:

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Here it is all back together, lighting up everything:

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Night and day! I'd guess it also gives me a few more feet of mileage each month! :lol:

Still, just on principle, I'm annoyed that Nissan skimped on so many things. I know it's most likely to leverage the existing supply chain, etc. Maybe they ran out of them now, and they decided rather than do another whole production run of crappy incandescent bulbs, they'd just omit it on the 2012's.

I though I had converted (almost) all of the incandescent bulbs in my Leaf already! I wonder how many many I've still overlooked?!?

-Phil

(P.S. If you reply to this post, please avoid quoting all the pictures, as it will make a big mess in the thread!)
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Re: Glove box Question

Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:00 pm

This is a fairly old thread and whatever the pictures were hosted on has probably expired...

EVerlasting wrote:Phil, pictures are not visible.
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Re: Glove box Question

Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:26 am

I don't have a light in my 2013... does anyone have one?
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HighDesertDriver
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Re: Glove box Question

Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:11 am

TomT wrote:This is a fairly old thread and whatever the pictures were hosted on has probably expired...
EVerlasting wrote:Phil, pictures are not visible.
I've noticed that the avatars for Phil and Mike Walsh (among others) are also missing. Perhaps they have not yet renewed their support, and in the case of Phil, the photo files have been disabled or deleted? Hope not!

Update: Just checked some of Phil's older posts, and the photos still show. His avatar of the old PG&E character is absent, however.
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