Hi all, Leaf Newbie here.
I've just Imported my Leaf from Japan, it arrived 5 weeks ago and I'm loving it!! Mostly......
Unfortunately the car arrived with no Map SD card fitted in the Display unit. This has rendered the Display unit is totally unusable - It just displays a blue screen saying "NO SD CARD" ........ I lie - The Reversing Camera works!
Now I'm not worried about Maps or Carwings as we live in a small city with no EV infrastructure, finding our way around is not an issue. And Carwings is not supported here in New Zealand at all yet.
But having no Car Systems interface (Vent/heater or Kw gauge display etc) & more importantly - No Radio/Audio/Bluetooth ....... sucks big time!!
Ultra quiet car + Noisy kids = No Sanity
I've exhausted all the obvious avenues to get a New SD card.
NZ, Aussie, USA & Japan Nissan Dealers have all said the same thing pretty much.
Its either a software issue with it not being in the intended Country of sale (Jap Language & Maps - NZ, Aussie & USA), or they need the Car physically at the
dealer for SD card coding (Japan).
And I ain't sending it back!
I do not want an aftermarket unit as it will not interface with the rest of the car systems..... So the only option left that I can see, is to import a 2nd hand Nav unit from the States complete with with its SD card fitted. This option would also give us a unit in English which also adds value. (The language cannot be changed from Japanese in the Jap import models)
It appears there are plenty of Wrecked (Salvaged) Leafs in the States.
So my only question is.... to all you Learned Leaf Guru's out there in MyNissanLEAF.com land......... Will a "2nd hand" Display Unit swap out, be a simple "plug n play" exercise? ...
Its an important question considering the cost of the experiment will cost me a minimum of NZD$1300. (US$930)
Any thoughts appreciated