Most vehicles fail to enter their 'sleep' mode, i.e. CAN bus' becomes inactive and ECUs power-down, with the driver'sRegGuheert wrote:
Is there some period of time after opening (and leaving open) the driver's door on the LEAF that all the equipment in the car should go quiet?
door open, but haven't checked my Leaf for this. A simple test using an ammeter, i.e. the meter needs to be placed
in series with either battery lead WITHOUT disrupting the existing current draw, would verify this. This is done
by placing one lead on the battery post and the other on the lead while slowly removing the battery lead from
the post. If the measurement is not done without disrupting the 'sleep' current, the vehicle then begins a major
power-up sequence either damaging the meter (no fuse) or not measuring the 'sleep' current, when the meter
is attached. Obviously, the interior lights need to be off while the door is open.