I purchased a 2015 battery for my 2012 LEAF. I have a mechanic who claims to have done this twice before but neither he nor i knew that the connections were different. (We did understand that it requires a reset to make the VCM recognize the new battery, and he says he has a tool to do this reset.)
The 2012 battery has two connections and the 2015 battery has 3 connections. There is a High Voltage connection in the middle that appears to connect fine, but the round black (data?) connection does not have the same kind of plug. I understand that the third connection just needs to be sealed.
At the moment the 2015 battery is installed in my car, but he's not able to make the black cable fit into the black plug.
Is there an adapter for this?
Before you lecture me about doing my research, i want to emphasize that i have been trying very hard to get a straight answer on this. The dealer will not give me any meaningful information, Nissan won't help, i did find some info on this forum but it didn't address these connections - i didn't realize this was an issue.
Can someone please help me figure out how to get my car running? Hoping to have an awesome LEAF when I'm done. This battery supposedly has 12 bars and 97% SOH.
I'm aware that it's possible, but a lot more work, to swap out the cells from each battery. Is that what i have to do?? I bought all the other gear that I thought i needed to make the 2015 battery directly fit in my car. From this page: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?t=24272
I have pictures of the different connections but i do not know how to post them.
Thanks so much.