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Re: Importing US Leafs to Canada - CARWINGS

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:22 pm
by triflic
stonymtnleaf wrote: I purchased a US sourced TCU upgrade unit from an online Nissan parts store in Texas, p/n 283B0-3NA2A.
If this is from a 3rd party company, they probably don't have access to the recent TCU upgrade parts, so I am rather curious, was it a 2016 Model Year Part? Because 2011-2015 were all 2G only. No point in swapping if it doesn't default to 3G.

If it doesn't work you, you can use our software fix, and at least get 2G access until the end of 2017 when Rogers is scheduled to phase out 2G.

Re: Importing US Leafs to Canada - CARWINGS

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:28 pm
by jerkwagon
triflic wrote:
stonymtnleaf wrote: I purchased a US sourced TCU upgrade unit from an online Nissan parts store in Texas, p/n 283B0-3NA2A.
If this is from a 3rd party company, they probably don't have access to the recent TCU upgrade parts, so I am rather curious, was it a 2016 Model Year Part? Because 2011-2015 were all 2G only. No point in swapping if it doesn't default to 3G.

If it doesn't work you, you can use our software fix, and at least get 2G access until the end of 2017 when Rogers is scheduled to phase out 2G.

what is your software fix to get 2g on rogers? pm me?

Re: Importing US Leafs to Canada - CARWINGS

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:37 pm
by triflic
jerkwagon wrote:
triflic wrote:
stonymtnleaf wrote:
what is your software fix to get 2g on rogers? pm me?
The 'software fix' no longer works, because Nissan Corporate axed 2011-2015 TCU Unit# I.D.'s from their database, and refuse to let them talk to their NissanConnect server, even though 2G still worked in canada. Many of use enjoyed a month more 2G access (after the AT&T shutdown) before NISSAN put a fork in it. Currently, the only way to get TCU/NissanConnect access is to upgrade to a 3G TCU Unit.

Re: Importing US Leafs to Canada - CARWINGS

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:48 pm
by jerkwagon
triflic wrote:
jerkwagon wrote:
triflic wrote:
The 'software fix' no longer works, because Nissan Corporate axed 2011-2015 TCU Unit# I.D.'s from their database, and refuse to let them talk to their NissanConnect server, even though 2G still worked in canada. Many of use enjoyed a month more 2G access (after the AT&T shutdown) before NISSAN put a fork in it. Currently, the only way to get TCU/NissanConnect access is to upgrade to a 3G TCU Unit.

how are canadians with non imports able to talk to connect? What would it take for us to have their access?

Re: Importing US Leafs to Canada - CARWINGS

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:11 am
by alozzy
As explained before, upgrade your TCU. Either that, or buy a Canadian Leaf. Those are the choices

Re: Importing US Leafs to Canada - CARWINGS

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:44 am
by grantandrews
People are posting that Jonker Nissan in Langley does the TCU upgrade for $200 Canadian...
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 9&start=10

Happy Upgrading :)

Re: Importing US Leafs to Canada - CARWINGS

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:04 pm
by Lon12
There are almost 100 used US cars for sale in BC now. I don’t want to purchase one unless I know for sure that I will have CARWINGS access. Every dealership I talk to says it is not possible to use CARWINGS on a US car imported into Canada.
Has anyone done it recently?
My current Leaf is Canadian and I use the remote heating and cooling feature all the time. I wouldn’t buy a Leaf if I couldn’t access that feature on it.

Re: Importing US Leafs to Canada - CARWINGS

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:08 am
by medtech1
Lon12: Carwings isn't all its cracked up to be (for me anyways) in my opinion. It was many times painfully slow, and I didn't work other times.

I think it is better to get a Juicepro or other charger that has wifi, and if you go with public charges (chargepoint etc), they can alert you.

My 3G TCU has issues that drain the 12v battery which made the car inoperable. I decided to disable the TCU all I could (instructions found on this forum) and the problem went away. So now, I couldn't be bothered with the TCU and carwings.

I wonder why the life span is for the 2G and 3G TCUs in Canada.


That said, the control of the heating and cooling for you, I can understand you putting a higher priority on those features.