Darrenf
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Re: Fob Programming

Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:13 am

Does anyone know if the FOBs posted here for sale on eBay also work on 2011/2012 leafs?

powersurge
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Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Fob Programming

Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:10 am

My leaf is a 2015. The key fobs are not just for the Leaf. The important thing is to pull out the key part from the fob you have already and look at the microscopic numbers on the fob.. mine is FCC ID - CWTWB1U840, IC - 1788D- FWB1U840... On google, or ebay, search for your number fob ONLY, do not mention "Leaf". The same fob is used for the Altima, versa, and some others... You should not enter "Leaf" because the fob frequency is the only important number, and they will be cheaper because it is a common fob. I Paid $65 for the NEW fob with uncut key, and still had to get a locksmith with the right computer and make a telephone call to Nissan to set it... It cost me $85 to program it and cut the key.. good luck

paulcone
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Location: Portland, Oregon

Re: Fob Programming

Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:19 pm

powersurge wrote:My leaf is a 2015. The key fobs are not just for the Leaf. The important thing is to pull out the key part from the fob you have already and look at the microscopic numbers on the fob.. mine is FCC ID - CWTWB1U840, IC - 1788D- FWB1U840... On google, or ebay, search for your number fob ONLY, do not mention "Leaf". The same fob is used for the Altima, versa, and some others... You should not enter "Leaf" because the fob frequency is the only important number, and they will be cheaper because it is a common fob. I Paid $65 for the NEW fob with uncut key, and still had to get a locksmith with the right computer and make a telephone call to Nissan to set it... It cost me $85 to program it and cut the key.. good luck


But only the LEAF fob would have the open the charge door button, right?

powersurge
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Re: Fob Programming

Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:51 am

No, the third button down (of 4 buttons) will have a picture of the trunk release, but it will work as opening the front charger door. Mine is like this and works great.

Leffter
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Leaf Number: 418518
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

Re: Fob Programming (stuck at dealer)

Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:53 pm

Hi there!

I got my Leaf from US insurance auction. It had a minor front impact, though depreciated to 75%. The bottom line is it has 260 GIDs...and single FOB.

Today I brought my Leaf to dealer for the second key prohrammig. they ordered a FOB for me. They could not receive PINs or similar numbers, had to wait "the main country Nissan importer" to give the PINs or whatever. They could not do that in regular way since the car is for US market but they are able to convert (or retrieve?) PINs just for EU cars only (I am in Ukraine).

At the end of the day (litterally at 9pm) they notified me that the immo was reset and the car does not see neither old FOB, nor new one. Ok, the car is now stuck at dealer.

I read this topic and found that the BCM PIN conversion is rather straight forward. Not more diffcult than cracking a software having a keygen.

They will do other tries to reprogram my immo tomorrow (Saturday). I just write this post for basically two reasons:

- as a precausinary for those who wants the second key in EU having a US Leaf. Please verify your dealer can do that beforehand; and
- if there are any thoghts of how can I assist the dealer (huh?). Does it make sence finding a friendly dealer at US for PIN (or BCM or whatever number) conversion/acquire? Does the SMART card do the conversion or do they need a database?

May be too many questions, And yes, the dealer wanted to charge me $20 for programming...not the best money to value ratio though.

Please help. Or I will drive the other day on gasoline :)

Next day update: now buttons work. Though the immo does not see the FOB.

The other day update: my dealer finally programmed both keys. The trick was to enter my Leaf as EU Leaf, but not the US one into Consult-III (according to manager).

LeftieBiker
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Re: Fob Programming

Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:35 am

TimLee wrote:
AlanSqB wrote:Has anyone purchased/used just the key instead of the combo? I'd really love to just have a plain key with the chip to unlock the door and then do the button-push thing. This would work better when going riding or swimming.

I tested my 2011 physical key. The RFID identification chip is in the fob, not in the physical door key.

Agree a near indestructible physical key with RFID chip embedded in it would have been better.
But they did not design it that way.



Here is what you can do (and I have done) to go swimming or whatever activity is awkward with the whole fob: remove the steel key from the fob, and put that securely on your person (a zippered key pocket is best), then wrap the fob inside a 4" or so ball of aluminum foil, and place that out of sight inside the car. The foil will block the fob's signal and stop the car from throwing a fit because of a fob inside, the steel key gets you back inside, and once you unwrap the fob, it works once again to start the car.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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Levenkay
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Delivery Date: 16 May 2013
Leaf Number: 19196
Location: Portland, OR

Re: Fob Programming

Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:01 pm

LeftieBiker wrote: Here is what you can do (and I have done) to go swimming or whatever activity is awkward with the whole fob: remove the steel key from the fob, and put that securely on your person (a zippered key pocket is best), then wrap the fob inside a 4" or so ball of aluminum foil, and place that out of sight inside the car. The foil will block the fob's signal and stop the car from throwing a fit because of a fob inside, the steel key gets you back inside, and once you unwrap the fob, it works once again to start the car.
That sounds as if the "ball of aluminum foil" gets worn out & replaced often. Would an Altoids tin work as well? The lid may not seal electrically, I guess.. will try it this evening.

Sblessley
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Re: Fob Programming

Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:10 am

This thread's 3 years old - any new news? Consensus seemed to be "You need special hardware", and "it costs a lot at the dealer".

Thanks!

forgettem
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Leaf Number: 022568

Re: Fob Programming

Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:21 am


TimLee
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Leaf Number: 2026
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Re: Fob Programming

Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:26 am

forgettem wrote:http://www.lynnesnissanwest.com/automotive-news/nissan-key-fob-reprogram-stanhope-nj/

May work for old fobs and early Nissans that had an ignition to insert it in and an accessory position.

But not valid for LEAF.
There is no ignition to insert the fob in.
No accessory position.

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
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