kpence73 wrote:Based on what I saw in his info booklet, I assumed that the top module and wiring is already there. They just need to install the actual outlet. That is what I am curious to find out about. He kept saying it was only missing the actual port connector itself.
The top module is a totally different part with QC. It looks identical, but all the components that deal with the QC port are not present on the cars that did not come with a QC port.
Most of what you see in this picture simply isn't present in the non-QC equipped LEAF, and you can't order it separately:
The white plastic with the 2 metal tabs is where the heavy wiring from the CHAdeMO connector comes in, none of that is on a non-QC car, check for yourself!
What if I acquired a CHAdeMO equipment top module and wiring from a junk yard? can you think of any other problems I may run into? Is there any firmware differences that would make this impossible? If so is there any work a rounds you could think of? Which computer modules (with chademo firmware) would be responsible for this task? Could I just replace them too?
I am very good with replacing cars parts. I have the service manual and would definitely pull the high volt safety plug behind the center console if I did this (12v too). I also have a friend that is an electrical engineer and contractor who would help me torque all connection and secure wiring correctly.
I would really like to find a relatively cheap way to do this because I'm suck with my 2012 leaf for at least the next 5-6 years.
Not including the salvage part. What would the other costs be?
Very grateful for any knowledge/insight you can impart on the subject.