mwalsh wrote:So it sounds like if one can find 25401-3TA5A and 25411-3TA1A switches cheap, even if the cosmetics are horrible, it's all good because we're really only after the circuit boards? Is that a correct assumption?
Edit: Oh, except maybe the 25411-3TA1A appears to have a lamp window for the window switch.
Unfortunately, in a 2011 LEAF you cannot just use the circuit board from a 25401-3TA5A - the 2011 door lock switch is COMPLETELY different which, as you might expect, means the rocker for it is completely different too. Also, it's not so easy to remove the door window rockers. So you pretty much have to swap in the whole deal, and therefore need to make sure you can live with the overall condition of the assembly you buy used.
Edit: I was able to remove the door window rockers by using a small flat-head screwdriver on each side. Be super careful with the drivers Auto rocker - a) there are a small ball-bearing and a spring that you do not want to have fly out and b) when putting it back there is a slider on the circuit board which needs to be seated between two prongs within the rocker. Don't get it seated right and your switch won't work.
In the video posted by evgarage on the other thread, it looks like his 2015 door lock switch is physically the same as the Altima one, so that changeover happened at some point in the LEAF too. If I had to guess, I would say with the 2013 model year.
On the plus side, when you do swap in the whole deal everything works as you would expect. Well, except that the rockers are actually lit with the car "on" where I would have thought they'd only be lit with the headlights on. Since I didn't check out the old LEAF assembly for the same behavior before I removed it, I don't know if that's normal or not. However, I can say that the LEAF mirror adjust knob does only light with the headlights on.
Edit 2: When I originally said "switches" in many cases I actually meant the plastic switch covers or "rockers". Have modified the post accordingly to maybe help avoid any confusion.