pkeys
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opinions on clear charging port protector?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:44 pm

When I ordered my LEAF, I don't remember the "clear charging port protector" as being listed as an available accessory.
Since it is now on the Nissan web site, I'd appreciate it if anyone who has a LEAF could chime in as to whether or not they think this is something worth purchasing.
Phil
Milpitas, California
Nissan LEAF SL, Blue w/Level 3 charger
Delivery Date: July 2nd, 2011

palmermd
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Leaf Number: 1100011011
Location: Hermosa Beach, CA

Re: opinions on clear charging port protector?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:45 pm

What in the world does it look like. The photos I've seen show nothing. It must be VERY clear. I'm assuming that it is just a plastic sheet that sticks to the paint on the front of the car near the charge port. Plugging in is not a close tolerance event. If you are a bit shaky you probably will not hit the paint on the car. You'd have to be falling down drunk to miss that badly. Seriously though, it does not seem necessary to me, but I'm sure there are others who disagree. Thats why it became an option I'm sure.

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IBELEAF
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Re: opinions on clear charging port protector?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:44 pm

I am planning to experiment with plasti dip clear. Can't beat $7.99 price at Ace Hardware

http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Dip-Intl- ... 836&sr=8-1
Currently: '12 Volt (12k) since 7/2012
Previously: '11 Leaf SL (w/ 12k miles & 16 month ownership)

friendnumber1
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Re: opinions on clear charging port protector?

Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:33 am

This is a thin flim of plastic that surrounds the middle area of the front bumper. I suppose it protects the paint in case you drop the plug on the way into the charger.

We ordered the protection package thinking that it would be a cover over the entire bumper front and back. As near as I can tell, the package consists of the clear charging port protector and the black strip that protects the back bumper near the hatch.

It turns out to not be what I was thinking, but not a bad thing to have in the long run.

Too bad the rear protector does not extend over the edge of the bumper, but better than nothing.

And plugging in the charger may not be a close tolerence event, but the first time you scratch the paint dropping the plug (which is not light), you will wish you had gotten this heretofore unnecessary option.

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Re: opinions on clear charging port protector?

Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:44 am

friendnumber1 wrote:We ordered the protection package thinking that it would be a cover over the entire bumper front and back.
+1 ... and just as disappointed :x
2011 Silver SL+QC [Mfg: 11/2010] 36mo/15k LEASE
06Jun2013 Status [28.5 months][34,173 miles][11 bars]
Lost CapacityBar 6/6/13 @34,173 miles while in LEAF Battery Monitor: 83.41%, 71.4F (avg); cool overnight;

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Re: opinions on clear charging port protector?

Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:16 pm

LEAFer wrote:
friendnumber1 wrote:We ordered the protection package thinking that it would be a cover over the entire bumper front and back.
+1 ... and just as disappointed :x
+2!

BrianSanDiego
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Delivery Date: 16 Apr 2011
Leaf Number: 1053
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: opinions on clear charging port protector?

Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:26 am

pkeys wrote:When I ordered my LEAF, I don't remember the "clear charging port protector" as being listed as an available accessory.
Since it is now on the Nissan web site, I'd appreciate it if anyone who has a LEAF could chime in as to whether or not they think this is something worth purchasing.
Has anyone purchase this? How much are the dealers asking for this? I see one listed on ebay for $99.
Cayenne Red SL-E
VIN: 1053
Delivered: 4/16/11

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Re: opinions on clear charging port protector?

Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:31 pm

MSRP on the "Protection Package" (code B94) is $225, and it includes the rubber strip for the upper surface on the rear bunper (where the hatch closes). Invoice is $183,
2011 Silver SL+QC [Mfg: 11/2010] 36mo/15k LEASE
06Jun2013 Status [28.5 months][34,173 miles][11 bars]
Lost CapacityBar 6/6/13 @34,173 miles while in LEAF Battery Monitor: 83.41%, 71.4F (avg); cool overnight;

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Re: opinions on clear charging port protector?

Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:32 pm

Did anyone get the clear rear view mirror protector? I think it's $29.

rawhog
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Leaf Number: 898
Location: Vacaville, CA

Re: opinions on clear charging port protector?

Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:03 am

I got a quote from a place called "Concept Wraps and Graphics" in the Sacramento area for a complete clear protective covering that covers the entire front bumper and surrounds the charging port, $400 installed.
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