blorg
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Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Seattle Metro Area

USB overrides source and starts from first song every time I start the car

Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:13 pm

I'm on my 3rd LEAF (2011, 2014, 2017, all leases) and I did have this problem on the first two models. The 2017 (and perhaps 2016 or 2015) have an updated nav screen system that is more responsive but seems to have several bugs.

I have a 64gb USB drive, a tiny one that I leave plugged in all the time to the USB port. I have organized my 4000+ songs into folders of 255 songs each which was required by earlier models (not sure if it matters for the latest one). Neither of the below issues existed in the first two LEAFs, and I'm wondering if anyone has a fix or knows how to overcome these?

1) After starting the vehicle, the "last used source" (e.g. FM Radio) is active, however after a few seconds for systems to load, the source automatically switches over to the USB drive. I'd like to NOT have it auto-switch, and remain on whatever the previously used source happened to be.

2) It seems the most of the time, although not always, when starting the vehicle and loading USB input, it resets to be playing song 1 in folder 1, rather than where it previously left off. Also, if I had it on shuffle mode, that resets as well to be playing in-order. The reset of shuffle doesnt' bother me so much, as I loaded the songs intentionally in random order onto the USB drive, but if it always resets to the first song every time then I was hoping that the "shuffle all" would help circumvent that annoyance.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'd even be willing to buy an old ipod or something if I was assured it would help.
~ Blorg
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2017 Nissan LEAF SV

JanStrnad
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:01 pm
Delivery Date: 20 Sep 2014

Re: USB overrides source and starts from first song every time I start the car

Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:51 pm

No help, here, I'm afraid. I have a similar problem.

Whenever I plug in my iPhone to the USB socket, the Music app fires up automatically and starts playing the first song in my library. I'm SO SICK of those opening chords, I'm ready to smash something.

If I've been playing the iPhone music on "shuffle," it does pick up a different tune, but I rarely use "shuffle."

If I could only disable to automatic booting up of the Music app, I'd be happy!

iPhone 6+ running 10.2.1 if anyone has info.

ElectricEddy
Posts: 329
Joined: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:42 pm
Delivery Date: 31 Oct 2016
Leaf Number: 313506
Location: Nanaimo, B.C.

Re: USB overrides source and starts from first song every time I start the car

Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:53 pm

blorg wrote:I'm on my 3rd LEAF (2011, 2014, 2017, all leases) and I did have this problem on the first two models. The 2017 (and perhaps 2016 or 2015) have an updated nav screen system that is more responsive but seems to have several bugs.

I have a 64gb USB drive, a tiny one that I leave plugged in all the time to the USB port. I have organized my 4000+ songs into folders of 255 songs each which was required by earlier models (not sure if it matters for the latest one). Neither of the below issues existed in the first two LEAFs, and I'm wondering if anyone has a fix or knows how to overcome these?

1) After starting the vehicle, the "last used source" (e.g. FM Radio) is active, however after a few seconds for systems to load, the source automatically switches over to the USB drive. I'd like to NOT have it auto-switch, and remain on whatever the previously used source happened to be.

2) It seems the most of the time, although not always, when starting the vehicle and loading USB input, it resets to be playing song 1 in folder 1, rather than where it previously left off. Also, if I had it on shuffle mode, that resets as well to be playing in-order. The reset of shuffle doesnt' bother me so much, as I loaded the songs intentionally in random order onto the USB drive, but if it always resets to the first song every time then I was hoping that the "shuffle all" would help circumvent that annoyance.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'd even be willing to buy an old ipod or something if I was assured it would help.

I push the back button probably 20 times then use the screen button after that to reduce wear. (it will go back 20 songs)
+1 its ludicrous :roll:
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LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: USB overrides source and starts from first song every time I start the car

Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:05 pm

1) After starting the vehicle, the "last used source" (e.g. FM Radio) is active, however after a few seconds for systems to load, the source automatically switches over to the USB drive. I'd like to NOT have it auto-switch, and remain on whatever the previously used source happened to be.


Only push the thumb drive in all the way when you want to use it, and pull it back out slightly when you turn the car off. I had one sitting like that for two years, and it never caused a problem.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

Durandal
Posts: 242
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:55 am
Delivery Date: 22 Sep 2016
Leaf Number: 025018
Location: Central Arkansas

Re: USB overrides source and starts from first song every time I start the car

Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:14 am

It drives me crazy every day, the same opening part to the same song, every time I start my car. It's obvious that the engineers who designed the Leaf audio system never actually USED it.
Pulled the trigger on going EV on 10/2016 with a 2012 Leaf, and a Tesla Model 3 reservation expected to receive in late 2018.

ElectricEddy
Posts: 329
Joined: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:42 pm
Delivery Date: 31 Oct 2016
Leaf Number: 313506
Location: Nanaimo, B.C.

Re: USB overrides source and starts from first song every time I start the car

Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:35 pm

Durandal wrote:It drives me crazy every day, the same opening part to the same song, every time I start my car. It's obvious that the engineers who designed the Leaf audio system never actually USED it.

A simple folder changing option would be adequate .
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mfd date 09/16

pyromancy5
Posts: 21
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Apr 2017

Re: USB overrides source and starts from first song every time I start the car

Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:46 am

I have the same complaint. I want to charge my phone while I drive, but I might be listening to the radio.

One solution, for about 10 bucks you can get a twin USB port to put into the 12 volt outlet.

HappyLeafOwner
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:54 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Dec 2016

Re: USB overrides source and starts from first song every time I start the car

Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:17 am

This frustrated the hell out of me too. I have seen this problem posted on other forum sites -- with no solution offered. I even sent email to Nissan tech support asking if there was a solution. They emailed back and told to ask my local Nissan dealer. Thanks Nissan! Anyway, on to the fix. It's simple. Just press PAUSE on the touchscreen before you change sources or turn off the car. The audio player will come back to the paused point the next time you start the car or switch back to the USB source. Hopefully, this works for everybody else. If it does, pass the word on.

Richard

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