wecm31
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:24 pm
Delivery Date: 25 Jun 2018
Leaf Number: 329921
Location: Renfrew County, Ontario

Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:36 pm

First post!! Thrilled to be here!!:):)

I live outside Ottawa by a more than a few country miles, had the car floated to me on a truck just last week.

And this weekend the dreaded up/down screen horror show...

Was negotiating with dealer to come and retrieve when I tried the button trick.
- car off, hold start till beep, hold screen close button til stop, let go.

did that twice and the screen is staying still! I had been pulling the starter battery cable all weekend till
this was sorted out. And no trip back to the dealer!!

This is an ominous leap for me...I am an old school gearhead, three rides in the yard (bike/camper/convertible) that
are 30-50 years old. I can see how this is going to be a whole new experience:)!!!
Gas is so 20th Century....

wecm31
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:24 pm
Delivery Date: 25 Jun 2018
Leaf Number: 329921
Location: Renfrew County, Ontario

Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:55 pm

oh, the audacity and hopefulness of a noob :oops:

Yeah, that button thing worked....once.

Just drove the car and same deal; up/down with the Nav screen once the car is turned off.

Could not recreate my earlier success with the button pushing dance, so now its a bit of
cedar taped to hold the OPEN/TILT button down, that keeps the screen up.

And send the truck, we are off to the dealer!!

I sheepishly will admit I closed the deal on the car thinking it was sold soon after the build date
of 4/15. But it didn't sell until 9/15, so I believe this will be under warranty.
Gas is so 20th Century....

wecm31
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:24 pm
Delivery Date: 25 Jun 2018
Leaf Number: 329921
Location: Renfrew County, Ontario

Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:08 am

I was about to load the car in my buddies car trailer for the trip to the dealer in Ottawa and the screen
would no longer open/close on its own!

I guess the cleaner used in the detailing dried out?

One week in, love the car!
Gas is so 20th Century....

emanresu
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 12:02 am
Delivery Date: 10 May 2013

Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:14 pm

For several months the 'fix' of holding down the tilt button for ten seconds while shutting off the car worked. Then it didn't. So I got into it and followed Jkline's instructions best I could. It's not easy and like VincentGen1 pointed out- it's the small white cable near the center bottom. Don't do this unless you are handy with car electronics and small screws. I was a mechanic and still some of Nissan's connection routines were baffling to me. It appears it is fixed now. There is no tilt and no dimming feature for the screen but at least I can park it without the battery draining and won't be embarrassed when I have to trade it in. Thanks everyone.

gurs
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:48 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Aug 2020

Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:04 pm

I just picked up my first Leaf (2012 SL), and like any proud parent, the first thing I did was detail it. I doing so, I must have gotten some Windex behind the open/close button on the nav screen, for I am now having the same problem that first prompted this thread 8 years ago. The "hold the power button" technique doesn't work for me, nor does spraying some contact cleaner and compressed air into the button. So I am about to attempt VincentGen1's technique. Before I dig in, I have 3 questions that I was hoping VincentGen1 or someone else who attempted this might be able to answer:
VincentGen1 wrote:
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:22 pm
... So I cleaned the pcb with alcohol ...
Did you literally wipe down the entire board with a cloth wetted with electronics cleaner/alcohol?
VincentGen1 wrote:
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:22 pm
... sprayed four layers Plasti Dip liquid electrical tape on the pcb ...
Did you spray the entire board, front and back? Did you tape off where the cable attaches to the PCB, or did you cover that as well?
VincentGen1 wrote:
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:22 pm
I covered the two buttons with small pieces of tape.
Do you mean the buttons on the front of the screen bezel (dim and open/close), or are there buttons/contacts somewhere on the PCB that you taped?

Thanks for the help!

norwayleaf
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:54 am
Delivery Date: 30 Aug 2020

Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:57 am

All I had to do was put in a CD! Ran in to this problem yesterday. I knew I had to reset the touch screen somehow. Try it, just put in a CD when the car in on and let it run a bit.

gurs
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:48 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Aug 2020

Re: Touch screen opens and closes by itself

Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:19 am

Interesting solution @norwayleaf! Spraying contact cleaner and compressed air into the button and then letting it sit for a day solved my problem... at least for now! If it recurs, I will try your CD trick.

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