arnis
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Re: Question: How to Deactivate Charger Door Lock

Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:10 am

When warranty on my vehicle runs out I might add push-button microswitch beneath the the door.
So if I push the door slightly* harder it touches the microswitch and activates the locking mechanism.
Though I always push the release button if I exit the vehicle. Even at destination where I do not charge :lol:

If microswitch doesn't work I will glue a magnet to J1772 plug and a sensor beneath the plastic bumper.


*note that charging door is springy even if it is closed. Seals push it up against latch.
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thebard
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Re: Question: How to Deactivate Charger Door Lock

Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:24 pm

arnis wrote:When warranty on my vehicle runs out I might add push-button microswitch beneath the the door.
So if I push the door slightly* harder it touches the microswitch and activates the locking mechanism.



If you base the microswitch on the electronics in the key fob (which requires you to HOLD to unlatch), you could do Press to latch / Press & hold to unlatch.

Post photos if you proceed...
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powersurge
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Re: Question: How to Deactivate Charger Door Lock

Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:52 am

OMG. Nissan put in a fob controlled lock release on the car and people are still unhappy.

Now they are looking for ways to DISABLE the high tech feature.... What about opening the door from INSIDE your house??

You cant please people If you gave them free cash, someone would complain that they didn't like the color green....

SageBrush
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Re: Question: How to Deactivate Charger Door Lock

Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:41 am

powersurge wrote:OMG. Nissan put in a fob controlled lock release on the car and people are still unhappy.

This LEAF behavior is just a nit so far as I am concerned but I admit to not seeing any advantage in requiring the fob for charger port access.
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jjeff
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Re: Question: How to Deactivate Charger Door Lock

Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:12 am

SageBrush wrote:
powersurge wrote:OMG. Nissan put in a fob controlled lock release on the car and people are still unhappy.

This LEAF behavior is just a nit so far as I am concerned but I admit to not seeing any advantage in requiring the fob for charger port access.

+1
And I'd trade the button on the FOB for a non locking charge port in a NY minute :D
I just see no need to lock the door and I don't carry the FOB in my pocket when just walking around the house, when I might just decide I want to plug my Leaf in. No it's not the end of the world and it wouldn't have kept me from purchasing my Leaf, but it's a "nit" regardless :)
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