Yanquetino
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Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed May 19, 2010 12:29 pm

May I ask what these buttons are for, and how they function?

Image

My guesses, left to right:

* Toggle regenerative braking on/off?
* Unlatch the lid to the charging ports?
* Toggle charging on/off?

When the left and right buttons are "off," do they light up?

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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed May 19, 2010 1:04 pm

Since we don't seem to be getting many official responses here, let's place our bets!

My guess on the left one - disable traction control
My guess on the center button - same as yours - open the charging port
My guess on the right one - disable timed charging (meaning it will just charge when plugged in, instead of waiting for the programmed time)

I kind of hope I'm wrong though - since I'll be opening the charging port every day, I would rather have that button somewhere where I won't be missing it. With it nestled in between two other buttons, I'm just as apt to hit the left or right as I am the middle one.

I would guess that whatever they enable/disable, the indication of that change would be on the dash, not on the buttons.

This is going to be a long wait ::sigh::

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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed May 19, 2010 1:04 pm

You can pose these questions in the "leaf in california" thread. Someone will ask these questions ...
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed May 19, 2010 1:16 pm

JasonT wrote:My guess on the left one - disable traction control

That was my second guess too, and seems to match the illustration better, but I ventured my first guess because the other two buttons had to do with charging. I'm curious to know the definitive answers.

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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed May 19, 2010 1:19 pm

Right: Leaf the car in "schueduled" (later) charge mode, also opens e-hatch.
Middle: Enable "charge now" mode, also opens the e-hatch.
Left: Disable Driving before charging? Or, Begin evasive manoeuvres (grin)
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed May 19, 2010 2:28 pm

garygid wrote:Middle: Enable "charge now" mode, also opens the e-hatch.


The middle button definitely pops the hatch...it's shown on the Japanese driving video. These buttons don't appear to light up, at least it doesn't show that in the video.
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed May 19, 2010 2:32 pm

My answers were just guesses.
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed May 19, 2010 2:35 pm

I am a bit disappointed that the hatch doesn't open all the way automatically, with an accompanying Star Trek sound, like on that one animation.
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GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Wed May 19, 2010 2:53 pm

Perhaps the e-hatch is intended to be a bit of a rain-shield?
Any other reason why it would not open further?
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Re: Buttons below driver's vent on dash?

Thu May 20, 2010 1:22 am

I'm a bit disappointed at needing to push a button to open the e-hatch. I had imagined one of those latches that you push on and it pops free.

We don't really need a locking "gas cap" cover, you know. I mean, like, no one's going to be able to siphon electrons out, or pour in sugar to gum up the carburetor!
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