vuelto
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Used Leaf Owner / Carwings Upgrade?

Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:31 am

Hello everyone,

I bought a used 2012 Leaf for $10k with 30k miles a few months ago and have been lurking here even longer. The Leaf is perfect for my short commute.

I added a new 240v outlet to my garage, decided to pay an electrician because my 1970's electrical service was at capacity.

I also put in my deposit for Fenix Power systems. Who knows it might end up being a great investment, or maybe I just threw away $150. :-)

I picked up a spare tire kit from ebay for $60 because I'm a 40-something and can't drive a car without a spare tire. :-) There's really not a great place to put the spare in the 2012 so I just strapped it to the child seat restraints on the back of the rear seats. A cheapo tire cover from Amazon made it look acceptable.

I'd love to get a replacement / upgrade for "carwings" on the 2012. Does such a thing exist?

Thanks for all your help.
Ben

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Re: Used Leaf Owner / Carwings Upgrade?

Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:33 pm

vuelto wrote:I bought a used 2012 Leaf for $10k with 30k miles a few months ago and have been lurking here even longer. The Leaf is perfect for my short commute.
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I'd love to get a replacement / upgrade for "carwings" on the 2012. Does such a thing exist?

First off, welcome!

Secondly, unless the car had its battery pack replaced (esp. with a "lizard" pack), you way overpaid on it. How many capacity bars does it have?

Yes, $199 to replace the TCU with a 3G one should still exist. See https://x.nissanhelp.com/forums/Knowled ... links/740/
NTB17-015a
-REVISED-
2011-2015 NISSAN LEAF; CUSTOMER SATISFACTION INITIATIVE 2G TELEMATICS HARDWARE REPLACEMENT
On February 26, 2016 Nissan announced that it was sending a reminder notification to owners affected by AT&T’s planned discontinuation of the 2G cellular network. At this time, Nissan is beginning the process of making 3G compatible hardware available to owners of affected vehicles as identified above. This upgrade may require an owner to make a copayment in order to receive the 3G hardware update.

I was able to find a copy at https://testing-public.carmd.com/Tsb/Do ... 1298/1vj17.

It didn't come out until the "last minute": https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... -days-left.

'19 Bolt Premier
'13 Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)

Please don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

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