NSXTASY
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Precondition a LEAF in the winter. How to ?

Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:03 pm

Winter is here for good. I have access to a 2011 LEAF for a week but manual is missing. So, how does one pre condition a LEAF ? TIA

kubel
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Re: Precondition a LEAF in the winter. How to ?

Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:17 am

Push the Zero Emissions button, then push Climate Control Timer. All of the settings are in there. You can also access pre-heating through carwings (phone or through nissan's web site).

It's a good idea to set the charging end timer as well. You'll want the charging to finish just before you leave so the pack is still warm. It may take a little experimenting to get the time right since the end timer doesn't work very well on the LEAF. It usually finishes charging several hours before it's supposed to.
2012 Nissan LEAF SV
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6/14: 56.70AHr, 86%, 30,000 miles
7/14: 56.36AHr, 85%, 30,800 miles
8/14: 55.59AHr, 84%, 31,400 miles
9/14: 55.43AHr, 84%, 32,300 miles
10/14: 54.83AHr, 83%, 33,200 miles
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garsh
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Re: Precondition a LEAF in the winter. How to ?

Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:13 am

NSXTASY wrote:I have access to a 2011 LEAF for a week but manual is missing.

A quick Google search turned up a PDF copy of the manual:
2011 LEAF Owner's Manual
2012 Black SV w. G35 wheels

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Re: Precondition a LEAF in the winter. How to ?

Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:44 am

One can also get them directly from Nissan's web site: https://owners.nissanusa.com/nowners/na ... nualsGuide.

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NSXTASY
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Re: Precondition a LEAF in the winter. How to ?

Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:08 am

garsh wrote:
NSXTASY wrote:I have access to a 2011 LEAF for a week but manual is missing.

A quick Google search turned up a PDF copy of the manual:
2011 LEAF Owner's Manual

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for some reason my searches would only return payable links... I really appreciate this link sir! I m downloading it as Im typing this post...

garsh
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Re: Precondition a LEAF in the winter. How to ?

Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:59 am

The Navigation System Owner's Manual will probably prove useful as well.
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Re: Precondition a LEAF in the winter. How to ?

Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:10 am

Yeah, this car has more manuals than the Space Shuttle. I keep thinking I should just keep the PDFs on my iPhone so I don't have to lug all that weight around -- and actually have room in the glove box for more than a box of tic-tacs. :lol:
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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