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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:21 am
by chirpyboy
Decimus wrote:
ironmanco wrote:A couple of questions:
1) Will this process and guide work on a 2016?
I don't have an answer to that but you can. I've check the service manual for the 2014 and it should work.
It's also pin 5 on my 2017. It's probably the same for all years.

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:05 am
by SurfHawk
I bought one on your Ebay listing, might be your first guinea pig.

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:11 pm
by colemab
Let us know how it works out. He might be able to sale more :)

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:54 pm
by tbear2001
I just bought one as well and will post back once I have a chance to install it.

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:01 pm
by BenTheRighteous
My eBay purchase arrived today and I have one question - what is the "optional night night" (might be a typo for night light) functionality? Does it just slightly illuminate the VSP light all the time so it's easy to find in the dark?

Thanks for selling these BTW, the quality for the price is excellent, and I'm sure I'd make a mess of trying to build it myself.

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:01 am
by Decimus
Thanks Ben. Great to hear from a buyer. Sorry for the typo. Typo fixed, thanks.

It illuminates the VSP warning light only when the ignition is on. It drains very little energy. It seems to be an important feature because it's pretty dark after sunset. My passenger and I now have an easier time locating and pushing the button.

I use a 10K, 1/2 watt resistor. Simply push this pin into slot #14. This puts out about 1.2mA to the LED. If you like it a little dimmer, try putting 1K to 5K resistor in series to the wire.


How to build a night VSP illuminator from scratch:

Parts needed: 1 female-male Dupont 20cm connector for Arduino. One 10K-15K resistor 1/4 or 1/2 watt.

1. Remove the cover/housing from the female Dupont pin.
2. Fold the resistor legs then insert the resistor legs into the female Dupont pin then crimp. (Crimp the actual Dupont pin itself using a crimp tool.)
3. Electrical tape or shrink-tube this part of the resistor leg and the crimp.
4. With a diamond file, file the tip of the other male pin to a 45-degree angle. (This will let you insert the pin into the VSP connector.)
5. Unplug the VSP connector from the VSP control unit. Push the male Dupont pin along its edge into slot/position #14 on the VSP connector. Rotate the pin then plug it back in if it won't go in.
6. Clamp or screw the other end of the resistor's leg to ground, right below the VSP control unit.
7. Plug the connector back into the VSP control unit. Turn on the ignition and the picture of the little car should lit dimly.

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Compatibility Info: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Nissan LEAF service manual shows that pin #14 is for the VSP warning lamp and this mod should work. If anyone has the 2015-17 service manual showing pin #14 being the VSP warning lamp please let the forum know. This will help the DIY members out a lot.

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:27 pm
by BenTheRighteous
I just installed this on my 2017 and it works great. My only issue was that I had to seat the switch several times before I could get it to click reliably. Otherwise this was a simple mod that took just under an hour to install.

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:32 pm
by ltbighorn
Looks like the current ebay item has been updated to one that has a non-OEM button that you stick somewhere on your dash (with the wire running out from behind the dash somewhere), and is also configurable to be default-on or default-off. Am I understanding that correctly? Looks pretty nice if so.

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:01 am
by Decimus
ltbighorn wrote:Looks like the current ebay item has been updated to one that has a non-OEM button that you stick somewhere on your dash (with the wire running out from behind the dash somewhere), and is also configurable to be default-on or default-off. Am I understanding that correctly? Looks pretty nice if so.
I'd stop selling the microswitch version because I couldn't source its unique switch. But now the new version is much easier to install. link

It's just a sticker button you place anywhere flat. Paper thin wires you could fish it thru cracks. I bet there are some who just don't want to drop the dash just to put in a simple switch.

The default to off switch you simply stick it inside the glove box. Control the default to off here.

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:37 pm
by ltbighorn
Decimus wrote:
ltbighorn wrote:Looks like the current ebay item has been updated to one that has a non-OEM button that you stick somewhere on your dash (with the wire running out from behind the dash somewhere), and is also configurable to be default-on or default-off. Am I understanding that correctly? Looks pretty nice if so.
I'd stop selling the microswitch version because I couldn't source its unique switch. But now the new version is much easier to install. link

It's just a sticker button you place anywhere flat. Paper thin wires you could fish it thru cracks. I bet there are some who just don't want to drop the dash just to put in a simple switch.

The default to off switch you simply stick it inside the glove box. Control the default to off here.
Ah, OK, and I see you still offer both kinds. Thanks for the clarification! I'll have to look into how hard it is to pull the dash buttons and decide on which one is best for me. Thanks for making these!