Coinneach
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Leaf Number: 308932
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Homelink buttons

Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:14 pm

This isn't really a Leaf problem, it's Homelink. The buttons are invisible in the dark and indistinguishable by touch. I didn't care with my Tesla because it used geofencing to activate, but with the Leaf, fumbling in a dark car while approaching my garage door is just stupid. How do you all make the Homelink buttons more accessible?

EDIT: I yelled at Homelink; they claim it's up to each OEM to enable backlighting. :roll:
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Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Re: Homelink buttons

Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:53 pm

I don't know about the others, but I have a Leaf S, which doesn't have homelink, and I replaced my rear-view mirror with this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PX ... UTF8&psc=1

The homelink buttons are rubbery, so I just feel for the buttons I need. Maybe consider replacing yours?
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SalisburySam
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Leaf Number: 018156
Location: Salisbury, NC

Re: Homelink buttons

Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:21 pm

Coinneach wrote:This isn't really a Leaf problem, it's Homelink. The buttons are invisible in the dark and indistinguishable by touch. I didn't care with my Tesla because it used geofencing to activate, but with the Leaf, fumbling in a dark car while approaching my garage door is just stupid. How do you all make the Homelink buttons more accessible?

EDIT: I yelled at Homelink; they claim it's up to each OEM to enable backlighting. :roll:
Yeah, another instance where lighting doesn’t exist but would be very useful. For me, I just grab the rear view mirror, fingers at the top and thumb at the bottom, and starting at the left bottom side, count the indentations to whichever garage door I wish to open. Not a great solution, but works for me. I use basically the same approach with the door unlock/lock buttons.
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GerryAZ
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Re: Homelink buttons

Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:19 am

My SL has an LED to indicate the automatic dimming status. The No. 2 button is just to the left of it and No. 3 is just to the right of it. The No. 1 is to the left of No. 2 so I can find them all by touch. Personally, I drive a lot at night so I don't want backlit buttons on the rearview mirror. My SUV has small dimples on the buttons (1, 2, 3 dimples left to right) which I like.
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mjblazin
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Re: Homelink buttons

Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:48 pm

I just use the one on the left. No problem.
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