adi001
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Nissan leaf war behind US and Europe

Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:40 am

Hi,

I have leaf US import. No one nissan seller in Europe, can't help to update NAV with Europe maps.
They says its impossible, because nissan in Europe want protect local market from cheap cars from US. And if my car from US all services and also maps upgrade can be only from US.
This is underground hide war behind US and EU. Not nice if nissan want increase emobile sales

my leaf GPS works fine, just is wrong maps. When Im driving in EU, NAV shows California on display :)
So, Im looking smart specialist who can upgrade or hack my NAV with EU maps. I cant believe if this is impossible to smart guys......

wait your help

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Re: Nissan leaf war behind US and Europe

Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:02 am

Why not use an EU GPS and save yourself the trouble?

Maybe replacing one of the cards where the CD is might work?

Someone more knowledgable will comment soon. Sorry.
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Re: Nissan leaf war behind US and Europe

Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:23 am

adi001 wrote: my leaf GPS works fine, just is wrong maps. When Im driving in EU, NAV shows California on display :)

Maybe it's pining for it's homeland? Like that parrot in the Monty Python sketch.
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Re: Nissan leaf war behind US and Europe

Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:48 am

mwalsh wrote:
adi001 wrote: my leaf GPS works fine, just is wrong maps. When Im driving in EU, NAV shows California on display :)

Maybe it's pining for it's homeland? Like that parrot in the Monty Python sketch.
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Re: Nissan leaf war behind US and Europe

Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:05 pm

There is a good chance that if you can find a nav unit from a wrecked EU car, it will have the maps resident in it. Try swapping the nav unit in your car from a crashed local car.


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Re: Nissan leaf war behind US and Europe

Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:01 pm

Seeley wrote:And that parrot isn't dead, he's stunned.
Actually, it's just sleeping.

In all seriousness, I would hope that the OP, and anybody else who imports a gray-market (unofficial import) car, would have anticipated a lack of cooperation from a local dealer when it comes to their car. Back when gray-market German cars were popular in the US, many local official dealers outright refused to work on them. And I have heard stories about US military members sometimes having trouble getting their US-spec cars serviced by the same make's German dealers, even if the same car is sold locally as well.
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Re: Nissan leaf war behind US and Europe

Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:50 pm

You'd think that "home" would just be set in some hidden maintenance menu and that changing it to Europe would be sufficient to have the car update it's maps.

Surprised no one has come across something along these lines when hacking around their unit.

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Re: Nissan leaf war behind US and Europe

Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:54 pm

Doesn't the US unit let you back up its maps onto an SD card? If so, maybe a Euro wreck could be used to provide maps for the US car.
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Re: Nissan leaf war behind US and Europe

Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:43 am

LeftieBiker wrote:Doesn't the US unit let you back up its maps onto an SD card? If so, maybe a Euro wreck could be used to provide maps for the US car.
No, not back up of the maps.
It allows update of the maps with a replacement SD card.
Separate thread indicates a lot of US purchasers of updated maps had trouble getting functioning updated maps SD card.

But it is possible that the only difference on non US cars is an SD card with the correct maps for that country. If you can borrow a European card or get someone to send you a copy of the SD card you may be able to burn a card that has the right maps.

But there could be copy protection issues. Not sure about that.

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Re: Nissan leaf war behind US and Europe

Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:01 am

Situation is not good,

For Imported Leaf's from US, EU Nissan dealers have only one answer is (SORRY we cant help)
I asked, maybe I can purchase European Leaf NAV head with EU maps,and put it in to my car. Answer was negative and some "smart" dealers offered for me buy NAV head for 5000 Euro and without warranty if this NAV will work in my car.
So, only one way ,I have to find good hacker who can hack my NAV and fix this problem

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