netsmith2012 wrote: cwerdna wrote:
On '11 to '17 Leafs, you could easily bypass the handle lock: https://insideevs.com/news/323954/how-t ... eft-video/
. I've done it to my Leaf and other '13 to '17 Leafs who rudely use the LOCK position at free public L2 charging. Their car is done yet the handle is being held hostage. I use 2 wooden coffee stirring sticks..
My model is 2018. I do not see anything that I can actually pry. Do think 2018 may be different?
On the '13 to '17 Leafs which have a J1772 handle lock, you just need to push the white plastic thing over at the top which tries to lock the handle in place. There's nothing actually locking the white piece in place, just a motor that moves it between two positions.
cwerdna wrote:It's also possible the J1772 handle's tab has broken (I've encountered this before). In that case, you can use a screwdriver to pry up on the handle's tab to free it from the car.
I don't see where I can pry anything on my 2018. It's all quite tight around the charge handle.
Try prying up on the tang of the J1772 handle w/a small screwdriver. I'm talking about what would be the shiny part at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAE_J1772 ... 855567.jpg
. That's necessary if the mechanism inside the handle between the tang (or the tang itself) and button is broken.
If you have the white Blink unit pictured at https://insideevs.com/news/318726/while ... -failures/
, those are the ones that may have the crap defective Rema handles that can melt.
It wouldn't heat up to a point to cause issues on 3.x kW OBC-equipped cars. All '18+ Leafs are 6.6 kW and that's enough to cause issues on above bad handles.