Lurkio42
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2013 Leaf charging timer won’t work

Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:22 am

I have searched and searched all the forums but can’t find an answer.

I set the charging timer on my leaf. It is highlighted with start time/date. Clocks are correct, days are correct. When I turn car off it shows that the timer is on. I plug in charging lead, the three lights flash consecutively to show that timer is on but the car never starts charging.

I have a Project EV pro earth charger but it doesn’t have a timer set.

Any ideas please? Thank you

GerryAZ
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Re: 2013 Leaf charging timer won’t work

Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:35 am

What start and end times do you have programmed? What days are enabled? What time and day did you plug in?
Gerry
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Re: 2013 Leaf charging timer won’t work

Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:48 am

Trim level?

I can only guess you have an SV or SL or whatever it is in your country that where the vehicle comes with a nav system. S trim doesn't have nav and has less timer functionality besides it being tougher to set.

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Re: 2013 Leaf charging timer won’t work

Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:51 am

Does pressing the Timer Override button on the lower left dashboard (left hand drive cars) allow the car to start charging? The button has, IIRC, a clock face and the word "Off" on it.
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Lurkio42
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Re: 2013 Leaf charging timer won’t work

Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:47 pm

Sorry just saw replies 🙄. It has full navigation system. I have tried setting just start time/ start and end time and just end time. The timer override does work but now just have timer set to off and just plug it in the charge.
I have finally managed to work out project EV APP so will try to set a timer on APP instead.

Watch this space 😀

GerryAZ
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Re: 2013 Leaf charging timer won’t work

Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:07 pm

If you give us the start/end times and days programmed, we may be able to see what is wrong with your settings. I have used the charge timers without incident since 2011 on 3 different LEAFs, but it is important to understand how the start/end times work over multiple days.
Gerry
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Lurkio42
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Re: 2013 Leaf charging timer won’t work

Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:08 am

I programmed in start 0030 with no end time. On all days of the week. Definitely was on.

Have tried all different variables.

I really can’t see what I have done wrong. Will take a photo later.

As an aside. Managed to get project EV app to work. Tried timer on that but still didn’t work although now I can turn charger on and off remotely

GerryAZ
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Re: 2013 Leaf charging timer won’t work

Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:42 pm

I believe you can either program an end time only (car decides when to start charging to reach full charge by ending time) or start and end times (car will start charging at start time and stop when fully charged or at end time whichever occurs first). With start and end times programmed, the car will start charging immediately if plugged in after start time and before end time. I am reasonably certain the timers will not work if only start time is programmed.

If you want the car to start charging at 0030 every day and don't care about end time, then I suggest you program start time 0030 and end time before you would normally plug in so maybe 1700 or 1800 with timer enabled for all days.
Gerry
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015; traded 8/10/2019 at 82,436 miles
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Lurkio42
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Re: 2013 Leaf charging timer won’t work

Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:49 pm

Thanks, will give it a try and report back.

Lurkio42
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Re: 2013 Leaf charging timer won’t work

Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:54 pm

Tried everything nothing working

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