Maui314
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Delivery Date: 27 Nov 2012

Easy identifier of replaced main battery?

Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:37 pm

Feel free to redirect me, but I did not find a result for this.
Is there a way to know WITHOUT plugging into the car if the main battery has been replaced? This would be if I were trying to buy a used car that I could not personally lug into. Any visual cues?

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Stanton
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Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:56 am
Delivery Date: 01 Sep 2011
Leaf Number: 7458
Location: Plano, TX
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Re: Easy identifier of replaced main battery?

Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:56 pm

Maui314 wrote:Feel free to redirect me, but I did not find a result for this.
Is there a way to know WITHOUT plugging into the car if the main battery has been replaced? This would be if I were trying to buy a used car that I could not personally lug into. Any visual cues?


Not unless they can produce the paperwork with the part number...that matches the car's VIN.
The reverse is true as well: there's no way you can prove an "original" main battery WITHOUT plugging in...even if the car shows 12 bars (could have had a BMS reset).
The morale of the story is: if you want to buy a used a Leaf with some degree of confidence, invest in some sort of GID meter (they're no where near as costly as they were back when I got mine).
2011 Blue Ocean SV w/floor mats & window tint
12v LiFePO4 battery & FIAMM 74100 horns
Wet Okole seat covers (front)
Tor's low-power heater mod
2013 sun visor
3G modem upgrade
L2 EVSE Upgrade
Battery Pack replaced (Rev E) @51 months and 41k miles

Maui314
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:16 pm
Delivery Date: 27 Nov 2012

Re: Easy identifier of replaced main battery?

Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:59 pm

Thanks- Next step, anyone got a nice link to this test item, and will it work with an i-phone?

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Stanton
Posts: 1957
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:56 am
Delivery Date: 01 Sep 2011
Leaf Number: 7458
Location: Plano, TX
Contact: Website Twitter

Re: Easy identifier of replaced main battery?

Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:09 pm

Maui314 wrote:Thanks- Next step, anyone got a nice link to this test item, and will it work with an i-phone?


Google "LeafSpy"...or read one of the threads on this forum.
2011 Blue Ocean SV w/floor mats & window tint
12v LiFePO4 battery & FIAMM 74100 horns
Wet Okole seat covers (front)
Tor's low-power heater mod
2013 sun visor
3G modem upgrade
L2 EVSE Upgrade
Battery Pack replaced (Rev E) @51 months and 41k miles

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