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What is this button for?

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:21 am
by tokala
Hi

I just purchased a 2016 30kw Leaf. I noticed a small dull red light below the start button, it turned out to be a button and when I press it, it glows bright red. The light goes off when I turn the car off.

This image shows the button/light inside the red circle. Image

Does anyone know what this is for?

It doesn't appear to do anything except lights up when pressed but it looks factory because the button in recessed.

Thanks

Re: What is this button for?

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:13 am
by jlv
Every time you press it an EV gets it's batteries. :D


(maybe include a picture; upload it to imgur.com and either get the path to the image as https://i.imgur.com/ZiktzyJ.jpg and put it in a IMG block or use the "... / Get Share Links" and copy the BBCODE link)

Re: What is this button for?

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:08 am
by tokala
ok, so I edited the post to update the image and the post was deleted so lets try this again.

I have a 2016 30kw Leaf. I noticed a dull small red light below the start button. The red light turned out to be a small button that glows bright red when pressed. The light goes out when the car is turned off

Image

Does anyone know what this button/light is for?
It looks factory because the button is recessed into the panel.

Thanks

Re: What is this button for?

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:04 pm
by alozzy
Hard to tell from your photo, but that looks like a Nissan Leaf Acenta model, in the UK - is that right? If you don't have the owner's manual, then it seems that the UK model owners manual is hard to find online. No idea what that button does, it's definitely not present on my US 2013 SV.

Re: What is this button for?

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:50 pm
by LeftieBiker
I'm going to guess that this is an aftermarket installation, done by either a professional or a competent amateur. Alarm system? Aftermarket seat heater?

Re: What is this button for?

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:36 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
It must be for the electric assist rear hatch lift. :)

Re: What is this button for?

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:33 pm
by Nubo
I was wondering why my porch light kept going on and off....

Re: What is this button for?

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:54 am
by alozzy
If your passenger suddenly disappears, that's the ejector button ;)

Re: What is this button for?

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:41 am
by tokala
Thanks for the suggestions :D

I'm just hoping, if I press it three times my Leaf disappears!!

Well, I think I'll be pulling the dash apart this weekend and follow the wires.