Levenkay
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Workaround for entering nav destination

Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:07 pm

I've recently traded up to a 2018 LEAF SV, and, while trying to preload the addresses for some favored DCQC stations, discovered that the "enter street address" function seemingly couldn't be used for one of them. I made the mistake of trying to fill out the data entry fields from top down, and by the time I'd put in the street name, the system would only allow a choice among three automatically-completed addresses, all of them in the wrong towns. I noticed, though, that there's a new alternative to "by street address", and that's to use the "Destinations by Google" choice (at least, I don't remember having that option before). With that one, I entered a search string like "Joes greasy gut-bombs". and up popped a map dotted with little red "there's one here" icons for all the nearby franchise locations. I quickly found the one that hosts the DCQC I'm interested in, poked it on the map, and it became stored destination number 2 in the car's list. A side effect of using this method, though, is that the destination thereafter shows up in menus as "Joes greasy gut-bombs", instead of something like "459 Dirello St, San Francisco".

I then found out that for the specific address I'd had trouble entering, if I filled out the top field (the state), then the bottom field (the city), and THEN the street address in the middle two lines, the Nav would actually allow the correct address to be entered.

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Re: Workaround for entering nav destination

Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:03 pm

Thanks, for the tip. I gave up on going long list of strange town, state matches. Now I could enter town name first and avoid this awful UI.
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Re: Workaround for entering nav destination

Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:34 pm

Destinations by Google sounds new. I don't recall such at thing in my '13 SV's nav system.

On my '13, I usually select city (often one of the last 5 cities is right) first, I put in the house number then the street.

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Re: Workaround for entering nav destination

Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:03 am

I always enter destination addresses 'bottom up' in my Nav (state/city/street/#), which I would think avoids this sort of situation in any Nav system.
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Re: Workaround for entering nav destination

Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:14 am

Stanton wrote:I always enter destination addresses 'bottom up' in my Nav (state/city/street/#), which I would think avoids this sort of situation in any Nav system.

Remember, we're talking about Nissan software here. The presented menu is ordered, top-to-bottom, as { state, #, street, city } , and it comes up with the top (state) entry highlighted. That strongly suggests that the gradeschoolers who programmed it expect the information to come in that order. Also, my limited experience with entering addresses is that there ISN'T a single, correct order to enter things (although it does seem that entering the state first is always best).

A related sore point is the question of how to enter an address like "1234 W Bungle". At first glance, that should be house number "1234" on "W Bungle" street, and I've entered several addresses of that type successfully. But on about as many occasions, the Nav won't accept that street name, and I've had to enter the house number as "1234 W" , and the street as just "Bungle".

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Re: Workaround for entering nav destination

Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:55 am

Levenkay wrote:
Stanton wrote:I always enter destination addresses 'bottom up' in my Nav (state/city/street/#), which I would think avoids this sort of situation in any Nav system.

Remember, we're talking about Nissan software here. The presented menu is ordered, top-to-bottom, as { state, #, street, city } , and it comes up with the top (state) entry highlighted. That strongly suggests that the gradeschoolers who programmed it expect the information to come in that order.


I just realized we are talking about 2 different MY...and 2 different implementations.
The "old" Leaf Nav (Gen 1) has a different address order than the "new" Leaf (Gen 2).
In either case, I agree you should start with state...then city...
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3G modem upgrade
L2 EVSE Upgrade
Battery Pack replaced (Rev E) @51 months and 41k miles

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