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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:51 am
by LeftieBiker
Bump. Read the first post for the tips.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:11 am
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.
Oh, I completely misunderstood this tip. I though it was about raising the wipers right off the windshield, not merely putting them in a vertical position on the windshield, which I (apologies) am not impressed with.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:33 am
by LeftieBiker
A full-on ice storm is going to cover the windshield and wipers with ice regardless, but the ice park mode can save a lot of hassle with more minor icing events.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:09 am
by NoReleaf
Yeah, it's a good tip, even if wasn't what I'd hoped it was. I just had to be a smartass. I noticed later that it is actually in the 2018 owners manual, too. I still like the idea of a "trick" to getting the wipers off the windshield and locked up so they don't blown down, though. I hate chiseling them free in any position. While Nissan is working on this they can throw in windshield wiper warmers, too.

Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:13 am
by LeftieBiker
Bump. Read the first post for the tips.