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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:04 pm
by LeftieBiker
HerdingElectrons wrote:Did you know that at least on a 2018 you don't have to manually release the parking brake?

If you begin to accelerate it auto releases.
Good tip! I never thought to try it. Does it release when you shift out of Park or when you step on the Go pedal?

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:12 am
by DaveinOlyWA
LeftieBiker wrote:
HerdingElectrons wrote:Did you know that at least on a 2018 you don't have to manually release the parking brake?

If you begin to accelerate it auto releases.
Good tip! I never thought to try it. Does it release when you shift out of Park or when you step on the Go pedal?
Doesn't work for me but I have an S...

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:57 am
by adebo
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:
HerdingElectrons wrote:Did you know that at least on a 2018 you don't have to manually release the parking brake?

If you begin to accelerate it auto releases.
Good tip! I never thought to try it. Does it release when you shift out of Park or when you step on the Go pedal?
Doesn't work for me but I have an S...
This only works if you have an electronic parking brake. This is common for any model with an electronic parking brake.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:59 am
by HerdingElectrons
LeftieBiker wrote:
HerdingElectrons wrote:Did you know that at least on a 2018 you don't have to manually release the parking brake?

If you begin to accelerate it auto releases.
Good tip! I never thought to try it. Does it release when you shift out of Park or when you step on the Go pedal?
E-Pedal off & in D or B & begin pressing the go pedal and if accelerating slowly you can hear that very distinctive parking brake release motor sound. If accelerating faster then it's less audible but the same net effect.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:49 am
by bitmanEV
HerdingElectrons wrote:Did you know that at least on a 2018 you don't have to manually release the parking brake?

If you begin to accelerate it auto releases.
my 2012 does that too but only when you wear your seatbelt :o

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:17 pm
by LeftieBiker
Bump. Read the first post for the guide.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:10 pm
by LeftieBiker
Bump. Read the first post for the guide.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:39 pm
by LeftieBiker
Bump Read the first post in this topic for the tips & tricks.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:52 pm
by NoReleaf
*Ice Park Wiper Mode. At least on the 2013+ Leaf, the wipers can be "parked" automatically so they are vertical on the windshield, instead of horizontal at the base of it. This allows for much easier de-icing of the blades, and also prevents a lot of ice and snow buildup during Winter Storms. Turn the car off as usual, and then within 30 seconds, pull the wiper stalk toward you and release it, as if to activate the washer function. With the car off, the wipers will instead move into vertical position and stop.
The above is of course from LeftieBiker and the original post in the thread. It is an opportune time to draw attention to this in particular, with my story being that last night I was racking my brain trying to remember this tip (I ended up just manually putting up the wiper arms, disgracefully low-tech), and just now I was going in reverse through the thread looking for it, and there it was in the first post. Ha.

I am wondering, though (even though I certainly can and will find out for myself): Does this maneuver lock the arms in position until the car is started again? The winds last night made wonder if they were going to blow the wipers back down. (They didn't.)

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:46 pm
by LeftieBiker
I am wondering, though (even though I certainly can and will find out for myself): Does this maneuver lock the arms in position until the car is started again? The winds last night made wonder if they were going to blow the wipers back down. (They didn't.)
Yes, the wipers offer as much resistance to moving as they do when parked in the normal position.

A reminder: all of the info should be contained in the first post. If I forgot to add something, let me know and I'll edit it.