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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:39 pm

The 2011 and 2012 do no work that way.
The thread is about a cost effective fix for the grossly defective design that Nissan has no interest in fixing.
Bad design :?:
Sorry, Nissan's response even to a funded LEAF Advisory Board is that is the unfortunate customer's problem :roll:

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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:56 pm

Ninjarider1978 wrote:Hey everyone, am I wrong to believe this thread is about running the fan only in defrost mode while the car is running? If that is the case then I can say that my 2015 S model will do that with no modifications. Simply have the climate control off, then adjust fan speed with the dial. This puts the fan on without AC or heater. Then press the mode button a few times until the defrost indicator is lit. It is lit at the same time as the vent for the feet. Forgive me if I am misunderstanding what this thread is about. Good night!


Have you done this test after leaving you LEAF outside in the freezing cold? In our 2011s turning on the fan even with the AC off will cause there to be energy used by the heater when it's cold out.

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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:05 am

Ninjarider1978 wrote:Hey everyone, am I wrong to believe this thread is about running the fan only in defrost mode while the car is running? If that is the case then I can say that my 2015 S model will do that with no modifications. Simply have the climate control off, then adjust fan speed with the dial. This puts the fan on without AC or heater. Then press the mode button a few times until the defrost indicator is lit. It is lit at the same time as the vent for the feet. Forgive me if I am misunderstanding what this thread is about. Good night!


This thread harkens back to the 2011/2012 Leafs, which had no "heater off" button. With our cars, you cannot run the fan only if the outside temperature is below 60F, regardless of the mode setting. To make matters worse, all of our cars have the inefficient resistance heater. So just to move a little air inside the car, when it's below 60F outside (6+ months of the year, here) requires firing up the 6kW heater each and every time.
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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:13 am

GetOffYourGas wrote:
Ninjarider1978 wrote:Hey everyone, am I wrong to believe this thread is about running the fan only in defrost mode while the car is running? If that is the case then I can say that my 2015 S model will do that with no modifications. Simply have the climate control off, then adjust fan speed with the dial. This puts the fan on without AC or heater. Then press the mode button a few times until the defrost indicator is lit. It is lit at the same time as the vent for the feet. Forgive me if I am misunderstanding what this thread is about. Good night!


This thread harkens back to the 2011/2012 Leafs, which had no "heater off" button. With our cars, you cannot run the fan only if the outside temperature is below 60F, regardless of the mode setting. To make matters worse, all of our cars have the inefficient resistance heater. So just to move a little air inside the car, when it's below 60F outside (6+ months of the year, here) requires firing up the 6kW heater each and every time.


It doesn't sound like S models have a heater off button either. They also have similar heaters as our cars so I would be surprised if this isn't a problem for them as well, unless Nissan has decided that at 60 degrees you really don't want the heat to run even if it's 50.

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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:36 pm

GetOffYourGas wrote:
Ninjarider1978 wrote:Hey everyone, am I wrong to believe this thread is about running the fan only in defrost mode while the car is running? If that is the case then I can say that my 2015 S model will do that with no modifications. Simply have the climate control off, then adjust fan speed with the dial. This puts the fan on without AC or heater. Then press the mode button a few times until the defrost indicator is lit. It is lit at the same time as the vent for the feet. Forgive me if I am misunderstanding what this thread is about. Good night!


This thread harkens back to the 2011/2012 Leafs, which had no "heater off" button. With our cars, you cannot run the fan only if the outside temperature is below 60F, regardless of the mode setting. To make matters worse, all of our cars have the inefficient resistance heater. So just to move a little air inside the car, when it's below 60F outside (6+ months of the year, here) requires firing up the 6kW heater each and every time.
Also, if it weren't for the loud complaints by early LEAF owners Nissan might not have added the heater-off button on 2013 and newer LEAFs. If drivers of newer LEAFs like being able to use the CC system with the heater off, as opposed to wasting energy, you might want to thank the LEAF early adopters.
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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:50 pm

TorC wrote:... I will provide a simple "youtube" video on how to install the cable kit shortly after I have received it.

Torj.

Are you still waiting for delivery of the first kits from your supplier?

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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:58 pm

dgpcolorado wrote:
GetOffYourGas wrote:
Ninjarider1978 wrote:Hey everyone, am I wrong to believe this thread is about running the fan only in defrost mode while the car is running? If that is the case then I can say that my 2015 S model will do that with no modifications. Simply have the climate control off, then adjust fan speed with the dial. This puts the fan on without AC or heater. Then press the mode button a few times until the defrost indicator is lit. It is lit at the same time as the vent for the feet. Forgive me if I am misunderstanding what this thread is about. Good night!


This thread harkens back to the 2011/2012 Leafs, which had no "heater off" button. With our cars, you cannot run the fan only if the outside temperature is below 60F, regardless of the mode setting. To make matters worse, all of our cars have the inefficient resistance heater. So just to move a little air inside the car, when it's below 60F outside (6+ months of the year, here) requires firing up the 6kW heater each and every time.
Also, if it weren't for the loud complaints by early LEAF owners Nissan might not have added the heater-off button on 2013 and newer LEAFs. If drivers of newer LEAFs like being able to use the CC system with the heater off, as opposed to wasting energy, you might want to thank the LEAF early adopters.


No further prompting needed: THANK YOU, LEAF early adopters! I read these threads early and couldn't understand the need for all the fuss. Then I realized it was all different in my 2015. I REALLY appreciate the feedback that you gave Nissan.

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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:21 pm

GetOffYourGas wrote:This thread harkens back to the 2011/2012 Leafs, which had no "heater off" button. With our cars, you cannot run the fan only if the outside temperature is below 60F, regardless of the mode setting.

To double check, that should be cabin temperature of below 60F, right? Because 60F is the lowest you can set the target cabin temperature to?

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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:08 pm

TimLee wrote:
TorC wrote:... I will provide a simple "youtube" video on how to install the cable kit shortly after I have received it.

Torj.

Are you still waiting for delivery of the first kits from your supplier?
I ordered the kit from Torc (Torj) on Oct 24. Haven't received it yet. I PMed Torc if he shipped it yet, but no response yet. I will update this thread if and when I receive the kit and install it.
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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:27 pm

EVerlasting wrote:
TimLee wrote:
TorC wrote:... I will provide a simple "youtube" video on how to install the cable kit shortly after I have received it.

Torj.

Are you still waiting for delivery of the first kits from your supplier?
I ordered the kit from Torc (Torj) on Oct 24. Haven't received it yet. I PMed Torc if he shipped it yet, but no response yet. I will update this thread if and when I receive the kit and install it.

He said shipping would be:
Be aware that shipping will be primo nov to mid nov. 2015.
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