daniel wrote:I gather that the car has a button which turns off the noisemaker, and you guys are talking about ways to make it default to OFF rather than ON. Is that correct?
You are correct. As for the difficulty, if you have any mechanical inclinations at all it's not too hard. If you've got a friend who does car stereo work, or something similar, maybe you can rope him into it. You might even be able to get a shop to do it (dunno). Everything needed to make this work is in this thread already, but I'll write it up more concisely later tonight...
Thanks for this, and for the details now posted in your OP. I may ask my dealer if he'll do this for me, but otherwise I won't try. I'm actually pretty comfortable with a soldering iron (I assembled a few Heathkits back in the day, including an HW8 that worked beautifully) but I'm a complete klutz with the mechanical stuff. Considering that the alternative is just pressing a button every time I start the car...
My Zap Xebra has a back-up beeper that I hate, but which is useful when backing out of blind parking slots in busy parking lots. I have a switch so I can turn it on and off and it's not that big a deal. I had a mechanic connect the switch, using one of the existing unused dashboard switches in the car. With the Leaf, I may want to enable the noisemaker under the same situations: Backing out of a slot in a busy parking lot where pedestrians might otherwise not be aware of me, and I cannot see them approaching around the back of the ubiquitous stinking SUV.
Reserved afternoon of 4/20.
"You can order" email late September, but was out of the country so...
Ordered very early October.
Dashboard says: more of the usual worthless Nissan b.s.
(Not on spreadsheet cuz I can't figure it out.)