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Re: Can't remove charging unit

Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:32 am

Now I'm interested in the resolution too. Can't help thinking this is one of those "the more stuff you add the more stuff to break" situations; obviously I don't have a lock connector.
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Re: Can't remove charging unit

Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:13 am

...and the plot continues on this. Called the dealer and scheduled a tow truck to come by my house after I get home from work to tow it to the dealer. The fella at the dealer says they are very interested in this and actually are flying somebody from Michigan down to look at this issue. Says they have had a few issues like this reported and were glad to know the charger was still stuck in place. They asked to keep it a few days to do root cause.

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Re: Can't remove charging unit

Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:22 pm

Says they have had a few issues like this reported and were glad to know the charger was still stuck in place.


Tell them you planned it that way just so they could diagnose this situation for the benefit of all :roll: :roll:
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Re: Can't remove charging unit

Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:33 pm

I wonder if trying to insert the handle with some force all the way in as if you were just hooking it up to charge? Then, see if you hear a click or anything and see if it would then release. Keep us informed, this may be a recall issue if it happens with any regularity.
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Re: Can't remove charging unit

Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Did they give you a Loaner car in the mean-time?
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Re: Can't remove charging unit

Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:34 pm

...another update on this. A flat bed tow truck came out but the way my garage and driveway are situated, there is no way for him to pull in to hook up the car without putting the car in neutral and pushing it out first - which we can't do because of this situation. The car still has a half a charge left but since it is sensing the charger as still being plugged in, it can't be removed from park. So right now, it is a brick in my garage.

Called the dealer and we scheduled a time for them to come out tomorrow afternoon and manually override the gear setting so it can be removed from the garage and towed. Evidently there is a way to do this that only maintenance can do. He did say that likely the visitor from Michigan will come out to my house to oversee this and see the situation. So I'm getting some special attention from one of the engineers from corporate.

They were nice enough and offered a loaner car. I actually don't need to loaner right now, but will gladly take the credits to use on a family road trip in the future when it could come in more use.

More drama to come.

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Re: Can't remove charging unit

Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:40 pm

Wow, Good Luck!
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Re: Can't remove charging unit

Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:36 pm

tjlyerly wrote:...there is no way for him to pull in to hook up the car without putting the car in neutral and pushing it out first - which we can't do because of this situation.

A simple quick fix is to simply disconnect the small connector running from the J1772 charge inlet into the LEAF's front harness. This will remove the proximity signal, and the car will drive normally.

Here is the diagram, I'm reasonably sure the one you want is shown in red:
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You could then simply drive the car to the dealer after wrapping and safely stowing the EVSE under the hood somewhere.

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Re: Can't remove charging unit

Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:51 pm

Ingineer wrote:You could then simply drive the car to the dealer after wrapping and safely stowing the EVSE under the hood somewhere.

Although that's not quite as much fun as having Nissan engineers over to your garage for an impromptu tech session :D
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Re: Can't remove charging unit

Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:54 pm

Yikes. Good information to have. I'm tempted to do this and drive it in but since I've got the professionals coming to me tomorrow - I think I'll defer. Besides I think as a engineer they might appreciate me to leave the issue in as pristine condition as possible so they can do proper root cause without me fooling around in there. However if it looks like they are going to knock the wall off my garage to get to the car, I'll suggest this to them.

My greatest fear at this point is that when they arrive they will simply push or pull on the charger button a little harder than I did and remove it without issue.

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