bmalasky
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Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:23 pm

I parked our leaf in the garage and turned it off. A few seconds later the touch screen opened. then it closed. then it opened... I turned the car back on and the touch screen stays in place.

I've tried removing and restoring the magic T34 fuse to no avail. Should I disconnect the battery for a few minutes?

There is no dealer service on this island and it's our only car. I really would prefer not having to ship it for this minor an issue. Any suggestions?

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Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:43 pm

is anything else wrong besides the touch screen? if not, i would let it go. not sure that it would be something i lose sleep over.

does this happen every time or sometimes?
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Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:22 pm

By "stays in place" do you mean that it stays open? Fully, or partially? You do know, don't you, that if you hold the Open/Tilt button down until it beeps it will change the angle it stops at? If it "wants" to be partly open, try that a few times until it changes its mind.

It could be there is a loose or loosely shorted wire somewhere that makes the car think you are pressing that button when you aren't.

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bmalasky
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Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:51 pm

By stays in place, I meant it stays closed if I use the open/tilt button to close it. I just tried disconnecting the 12V battery for 5 minutes and the spontaneous behavior seems to have been fixed. I'm going our now and if the problem doesn't reoccur, I'm a fan of rebooting.

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Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:35 pm

Your touch screen has obviously been possessed by an evil spirit, with a spell cast by the driver of a gas powered car!

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Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:10 pm

I am having this same problem, 2012 Leaf, I tried disconnecting the 12v battery for 5 minutes. Then reconnected but the screens keeps opening and closing until I press the ignition key. So when the car is parked the display keeps opening and closing. I measured the 12v battery, reads 12.54v. Any ideas what to do?

ElectricEddy
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Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:54 pm

bmalasky wrote:I parked our leaf in the garage and turned it off. A few seconds later the touch screen opened. then it closed. then it opened... I turned the car back on and the touch screen stays in place.

I've tried removing and restoring the magic T34 fuse to no avail. Should I disconnect the battery for a few minutes?

There is no dealer service on this island and it's our only car. I really would prefer not having to ship it for this minor an issue. Any suggestions?

Try this fix: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=17990#p448342. The screen used to close then open to the first tilt position until I realized how to listen for the beeps to select the closed position.
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Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:59 pm

The same thing started happening today. When the car is on, the touch screen works as it ought. When I shut the car off, the screen spontaneously opens (exposing the cd player) and then closes at 20 second intervals.

I haven't used any of the buttons around the touch screen since I bought the car two months ago.

I've been fighting this for an hour, and nothing, including the suggestions above make it stop. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

2012 sv and the 12v was fully charged two days ago.

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Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:30 pm

Well, I've torn everything out of the console, unplugged fuses, disconnected the battery... nothing. I know which harness gives power to the tilt, but I'd love to know which wire-- I'll just snip it. As of now, I have to keep the button taped in the pressed position. If that works ok, I'll just glue it.

Ebay sells alot of these touch screen/computers, but not sure what kind of hassle that would be: installing would be easy, but the chip and other electronic watzits might not register with the car. I don't know. Working on a damned transmission is tons easier than dealing with electronic stuff.

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Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:10 pm

Sometimes people get weird behavior from the display after cleaning and a little bit of glass-cleaner dribbles inside and creates a short. May go away after enough time passes for it to dry out. So if you've recently done some cleaning where this had a chance to happen, it might be an explanation.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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