nrvous
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2018 Leaf S Driver's side Door Lock buttons

Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:31 pm

Hi all,

Quick question, on the 2018 Leaf S, are the door lock/unlock control buttons in the driver's side door supposed to light up when the lights are on? Mine don't.

Thanks!

jjeff
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Re: 2018 Leaf S Driver's side Door Lock buttons

Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:44 pm

Unfortunately not :(
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nrvous
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Re: 2018 Leaf S Driver's side Door Lock buttons

Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:14 pm

Thanks for letting me know. Went on a dinner date with another couple last night and felt like an idiot last night fumbling for the unlock button in the dark..at least I don't have to take it to the dealer to have them fix it I guess.

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Re: 2018 Leaf S Driver's side Door Lock buttons

Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:45 am

nrvous wrote:Thanks for letting me know. Went on a dinner date with another couple last night and felt like an idiot last night fumbling for the unlock button in the dark..at least I don't have to take it to the dealer to have them fix it I guess.

It's a very requested feature and yes we've all been there, searching for the unlock button! It's the main reason I disabled the automatic door lock feature, that way I don't have to fumble for the unlock button.
A few of the more adventurous people around here have experimented with replacing the switch with Nissans that do light up, even others have somehow added a LED to the switch, I personally have been happy since turning off the auto lock feature :)
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nrvous
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Re: 2018 Leaf S Driver's side Door Lock buttons

Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:44 pm

jjeff wrote:
nrvous wrote:Thanks for letting me know. Went on a dinner date with another couple last night and felt like an idiot last night fumbling for the unlock button in the dark..at least I don't have to take it to the dealer to have them fix it I guess.

It's a very requested feature and yes we've all been there, searching for the unlock button! It's the main reason I disabled the automatic door lock feature, that way I don't have to fumble for the unlock button.
A few of the more adventurous people around here have experimented with replacing the switch with Nissans that do light up, even others have somehow added a LED to the switch, I personally have been happy since turning off the auto lock feature :)


Thanks for the autolock suggestion!

estomax
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Re: 2018 Leaf S Driver's side Door Lock buttons

Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:36 am

Getting lighted door locks is very easy! Nissan Altima door switches plug right in, just make sure it is a base model Altima that only has auto up/down on driver side only. Leaf does not have passenger side servo windows.

Adding an LED doesnt work as easily as i thought it would, there is a resistor (probably) missing in the PCB also. See more info here.

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=24594

I noticed at the auto show that the 2018 Leaf didn't have lighted buttons still, but they did add sunvisor lights at least! I had to retrofit that from a Nissan Sentra also.

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nrvous
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Re: 2018 Leaf S Driver's side Door Lock buttons

Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:53 pm

estomax wrote:Getting lighted door locks is very easy! Nissan Altima door switches plug right in, just make sure it is a base model Altima that only has auto up/down on driver side only. Leaf does not have passenger side servo windows.

Adding an LED doesnt work as easily as i thought it would, there is a resistor (probably) missing in the PCB also. See more info here.

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=24594

I noticed at the auto show that the 2018 Leaf didn't have lighted buttons still, but they did add sunvisor lights at least! I had to retrofit that from a Nissan Sentra also.

Marko


That's a cool little mod. Thanks Marko!

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Re: 2018 Leaf S Driver's side Door Lock buttons

Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:31 am

estomax wrote:GAdding an LED doesn't work as easily as i thought it would, there is a resistor (probably) missing in the PCB also. See more info here.

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=24594




The info for adding the LED is actually here:

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=18608&start=16

And, yes, a resistor required too.
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