Dear fellow LEAF owners,
I have been working very hard to get a "plug and play" solution to turn the heater off, and still be able to use Carwings or heater timer, without having to turn the switch to "0" when leaving the vehicle. And possible some nice lights in the switch.
I have found the solution! However it will be way to pricey. With "start-up" fees, shipping, taxes etc etc, I will have to charge about $ 100 to brake even. That in it self is not a problem, but the minimum number per series is 200 items. And I do not have $ 20 000 to use on this in the hope that I might be able to sell them all.
So if you want the kit, you either have to gather together and raise some $ 20 000 in guarentees, OR make it yourself. It is farily simple, and will look very nice on any 1. gen leaf!
What you need is a set of my harness to start off with. In addition to that get hold of a nice "fake" Nissan switch (I bought a nice one on Aliexpress "Special Dedicated Car Fog Light Switch Daytime Running Lights Switch Use for NISSAN,qashqai,juke,tiida,almera,x-trail") for about $ 6. They look very OEM when installed, and will have both "backlight", and an additional light when enganged. Get a standard automotive relay (or any type of relay). And a few pieces of cable and spade connectors.
The black cable from the switch as well as pin 85 on the realy connects to the 12v outlets negative cable.
The switchs yellow and red cable connects to the 12v outlets positive cable.
The switchs green cable connects to the relays pin 86.
The relays pin 87 connects to the "climate control harness" brown cable.
The relays pin 30 connects to the "climate control harness" red cable.
With this cheap and simple solution the switch will be looking like OEM (except that it says "LED OFF" instead of "HEAT OFF"). There will be a little light on only when the car is ON, and another little light will be on when the heat is turned OFF. And of course this will only be active as long as the car is turned ON. When the car is OFF, the relay will not be active, so climate timer and remote timer will work as the switch was never installed.
If you make this yourself it will be litturally less than $ 10 (pluss the harness).
I will be uploading 2 videoes on youtube on how to make this. Part one is just how to replace the round switch with a better looking one, and getting some lights. Part two is how to make the kit that I have described here.