bvakauta
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Delivery Date: 03 May 2013

Need to change the Language from Japanese to English

Mon May 20, 2013 12:10 am

I've just bought my first EV. The language is in Japanese. I got hold of an English Leaf manual but can't duplicate the steps to change the language from Japanese to English. Even with a Japanese student she told me that the steps in the English version is not available on the touchscreen. The steps to change the language are:

Menu >> Settings >> Others >> Language >> English

We got as far as menu >> settings >> others >> but unable to find language.

Does anyone know how to go about changing the language to English?

Thanks,

BV
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DarkStar
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Joined: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:06 am
Delivery Date: 25 Mar 2011
Leaf Number: 568
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, USA
Contact: Website

Re: Need to change the Language from Japanese to English

Mon May 20, 2013 8:38 am

It would be helpful to know which country you're in. For my North American 2011 Nissan Leaf, here is a video I just uploaded of me going into the language settings. As you can tell, it only gives the options for English or French...

https://vimeo.com/66569596
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bvakauta
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Re: Need to change the Language from Japanese to English

Mon May 20, 2013 11:36 am

Thank you for the video. I'm from New Zealand (NZ) and my 2012 Nissan Leaf was imported from Japan. Just in case if you're wondering why have I gone this route.
We do have Nissan Leaf in NZ, they're $70K (inclusive of on road charges) and no govt subsidies :-( . It would have been cheaper for me to fly to the US, pay cash for a Nissan Leaf and ship it to NZ. The only problem is our vehicles are right hand drive.
My other option is, to take up Japanese evening classes at my local community college.
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DarkStar
Posts: 2066
Joined: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:06 am
Delivery Date: 25 Mar 2011
Leaf Number: 568
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, USA
Contact: Website

Re: Need to change the Language from Japanese to English

Mon May 20, 2013 11:47 am

Yep, I'm pretty sure the language can't be changed on a JDM (Japanese domestic market) Leaf.
Mikiko (2011 Nissan LEAF ETEC) Status:
Reserved: 04/20/10 | Ordered: 10/01/10 | EV Project Blink Installed: 03/22/11 | Delivered: 03/25/11 | VIN: 568

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RonDawg
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Delivery Date: 11 Jan 2013
Leaf Number: 027089
Location: SoCal

Re: Need to change the Language from Japanese to English

Mon May 20, 2013 8:44 pm

bvakauta wrote:We do have Nissan Leaf in NZ, they're $70K (inclusive of on road charges) and no govt subsidies :-( .


Wow that is expensive...the equivalent of US $57k. That's about 40% more than the "out the door" price of the most expensive Leaf sold in the US (the 2012 model in "SL" trim), depending on locality.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL

ajkiwi
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Delivery Date: 25 Dec 2014

Re: Need to change the Language from Japanese to English

Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:15 pm

bvakauta, did you sort this out in the end? I'm looking at getting an import Leaf in Auckland for xmas, would be interested in your thoughts!

mikejenx
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Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:38 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Feb 2015
Leaf Number: 7753

Re: Need to change the Language from Japanese to English

Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:44 pm

anyone find a way to do this, just picked up my leaf.

gaddman
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Delivery Date: 30 Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand

Re: Need to change the Language from Japanese to English

Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:41 am

I don't think anyone has been successful here.
I've discovered the power of Google Translate, at least for the text. For the voice activation it's also a useful start and I can now successfully do a speed dial (although my pronunciation of the Japanese translation of 'dial' and 'back' is annoyingly similar).
Also, I reckon once the Aussies crash a few of their cars I'll be looking on the spare parts market for the head units. Nissan guy in Newmarket told me the newest models are still not made for the NZ market, they're Oz models (so including Oz navigation I gather).

New Zealand. 2012 Japanese import Leaf, model X
43,000km; 12 bars; Battery health

mikejenx
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Leaf Number: 7753

Re: Need to change the Language from Japanese to English

Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:45 am

gaddman wrote:I don't think anyone has been successful here.
I've discovered the power of Google Translate, at least for the text. For the voice activation it's also a useful start and I can now successfully do a speed dial (although my pronunciation of the Japanese translation of 'dial' and 'back' is annoyingly similar).
Also, I reckon once the Aussies crash a few of their cars I'll be looking on the spare parts market for the head units. Nissan guy in Newmarket told me the newest models are still not made for the NZ market, they're Oz models (so including Oz navigation I gather).


Ok, thanks for letting me know. I wonder if you can get a unit from the USA or UK.

MauritiusLeafer
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Delivery Date: 15 Mar 2015

Re: Need to change the Language from Japanese to English

Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:18 am

Hi, I just imported a 2011 second hand Leaf from Japan to Mauritius where I have started working to promote renewable energies in the region. Of course, the vehicle came in Japanese . Is there any solution to this problem by now? Can the local Nissan dealership help me? Or a Japanese living there who could just set the language to English?
Does anybody have a practical suggestion for me? I am pretty much alone here as Leaf user for the time being, but I strongly believe that EVs are the future, and in small island states such as Mauritius, the future is now.

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