wwhitney wrote:Hi, I got my kit this past week but haven't installed it yet. I'm hoping for a little guidance from those more familiar with Leaf mods:
1) Will it be easier to run the switch wire to (a) the cluster of buttons to the lower left of the steering wheel, or to (b) the location where the seat heater controls would be installed if I had them? Or is there somewhere else I should think about mounting the switch?
2) The switch looks like it is designed to pop into a hole of a specific diameter in a sheet material of a particular range of thicknesses. Any info on those specs? I guess I'll have to take the spade connectors off in order to install the switch.
The easiest solution is to install it in the "blanks" where the switches for seat heaters would have been. But should also be possible to install it in one of the blanks on the left side of the steering wheel. This however is a bit more work...
You should be able to drill a hole thru the on of the "blanks" and pop the switch in there.
When reconnecting the "spades" it does not really matter witch of the cables goes where, except for the brown one. The brown must ALWAYS be on the middle one.
This switch is not a special switch. It is just like any other 3 mode switch. So if you find a nicer switch you can use that. You can even use a simple ON/OFF switch, but then you will not be able to use both "modes".
If using other switches you must always use brown + one of the other cables (depending on what mode you want).