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Re: Aftermarket & OEM Accessories for 2018 Leaf

Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:20 am

LeftieBiker wrote:I have a cargo net from either my previous Leaf (likely) or my housemate's PIP. It appears to fit between the mounting points in my 2018 SL. Do I need different push pins to hold it, or will the existing ones work? I don't want to mess around and break them. Is there a source for the pins with hooks if that is what is needed?
I moved my cargo net (and two pins) from my 2015 to 2018 LEAF--seems to function as expected.

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Re: Aftermarket & OEM Accessories for 2018 Leaf

Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:04 pm

Anyone have a source for the pins? I wonder how much the new part for the older Leafs cost.
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Re: Aftermarket & OEM Accessories for 2018 Leaf

Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:51 am

The Weathertech floor mats are a mixed fit. They seem to have left them unchanged from the Gen I Leaf, and while the driver's side fits perfectly, the passenger side doesn't. There is a gap between the "mat" and right outer side of the footwell that can catch a passenger's foot entering or leaving the car. I may try to reshape it with a heat gun. I got front only mats, saving about $75, and reused the Weathertech universal rear mats from my 2013 Leaf.
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Re: Aftermarket & OEM Accessories for 2018 Leaf

Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:23 pm

I recently acquired a front seat set of slightly used Coverking seat covers. No one seems to have made new covers for the 2018 Leaf, even though the Tech package adds a power driver's seat, and I was reluctant to pay $200+ for two seat covers that might not fit well. Tonight I installed them...

First, the Bad News: the power seat is not only not a great fit for the cover, but installation as designed is virtually impossible. Why? Because the Coverking covers (and I assume other brands as well) are designed with rear to front straps that fasten underneath the seats. There is not enough room beneath the Leaf power driver's seat to reach under and fasten strap buckles. There is barely enough room to fish the straps out under the seat backs, and the installation tool they provide is too short (as are the straps) to fish them to the very front of the seat. After wasting most of an hour trying, I finally used insulated wire to just connect the front and rear buckles. This is unsatisfactory both because it's crude, and because with no elastic in the straps, it doesn't properly tension the cover either. I will eventually replace the wire with elastic cord.

Now the good news: the passenger seat cover fits much better, although as with the driver's seat cover I ended up fastening the side straps to the lower rear straps, tucking them below the seat hinge covers. It looks better than the cheap universal covers I had on the seats, but you can still see that the covers aren't a perfect fit on the lower seat cushions.

This is just Odd: if you install the headrest covers so the gray stripe matches the stripes on the seats, they don't fit well at all - the areas that wrap the headrest support rods are in the wrong places. They only fit ok (not great) if you reverse them, putting the gray facing the back seats. I don't mind the black headrests, as my 2013 had them. Anyway, I'll add pictures one of these days...
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Re: Aftermarket & OEM Accessories for 2018 Leaf

Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:28 pm

Does anyone make a hitch (and, even better, install it) for the Gen II Leaf that doesn't require butchering the rear bumper cover? I'm thinking of getting a hitch and robust bike rack for my E-Bike(s).
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Re: Aftermarket & OEM Accessories for 2018 Leaf

Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:31 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:28 pm
Does anyone make a hitch (and, even better, install it) for the Gen II Leaf that doesn't require butchering the rear bumper cover? I'm thinking of getting a hitch and robust bike rack for my E-Bike(s).
You mean cutting a small hole for it to stick out? I have this on mine from EcoHitch.
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Re: Aftermarket & OEM Accessories for 2018 Leaf

Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:44 pm

Yes, cutting that hole in a leased car's bumper is what concerns me. How large is the hole for yours?
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Re: Aftermarket & OEM Accessories for 2018 Leaf

Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:07 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:44 pm
Yes, cutting that hole in a leased car's bumper is what concerns me. How large is the hole for yours?
6x6 inch hole. Yeah, for lease, might have to buy that cover to replace once you remove the hitch and replace cover before turning back in.
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Re: Aftermarket & OEM Accessories for 2018 Leaf

Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:13 pm

I was thinking of looking for a used Brilliant Silver or Super Black cover from a salvage yard, and using that. I seem to recall a zillion little fasteners that have to be R&R'd though, and I don't know if I'm up to doing the job myself.
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Re: Aftermarket & OEM Accessories for 2018 Leaf

Sun May 09, 2021 10:57 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:52 pm
Bump. I'm still looking for seat covers, ASAP!
When the upholstery on my 1978 510 ("Arabella") wore out, decades ago, I didn't even think about any sort of seat covers, except as a temporary stopgap (I think I had one cheap set, that lasted a year or two). Instead, I went to a local automotive upholsterer and had the seats reupholstered (light gray velour, with the sides made from the "hyde" of a black "nauga", duplicating the stitching pattern of the original), and they were still in pretty decent shape when "Arabella" gave her metallic little life for me on the Northbound 5 freeway in Commerce (somewhere between the Airfan Building and the old Uniroyal plant).
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