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Re: Nissan leaf 2018 Does the door lock/unlock buttons (Inside) to open close has light ?

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:35 pm
by alozzy
You can also turn off auto-lock, if you prefer. That way, the doors won't be locked when dropping someone off.

Re: Nissan leaf 2018 Does the door lock/unlock buttons (Inside) to open close has light ?

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:30 pm
by goldbrick
Good point :!: I think reprogramming the car would have solved all my issues as I really don't care whether the car locks itself or not when I take off.

But I do like the lighted switches :mrgreen:

Re: Nissan leaf 2018 Does the door lock/unlock buttons (Inside) to open close has light ?

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:09 pm
by cwerdna
Not that this directly helps w/Leaf drivers, but FWIW, despite all the (valid) criticism of the Bolt's interior, I can report that every single button and switch on the driver's side door is lit on my Bolt, including the power door and unlock buttons and all 4 power window controls.

Posted a pic at https://imgur.com/a/mHKqkJI.

So... I guess the GM bean counters didn't skimp there but Nissan's did?

Re: Nissan leaf 2018 Does the door lock/unlock buttons (Inside) to open close has light ?

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:36 pm
by LeftieBiker
Maybe the Nissan engineers feared that fully illuminated interior switches would be blamed for the car's less than stellar (so to speak) range.

Re: Nissan leaf 2018 Does the door lock/unlock buttons (Inside) to open close has light ?

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:12 pm
by henrydehoja
goldbrick wrote:I put those light switches in my 2017 and really appreciate the lights, especially in the winter. It's an easy job to pop out and replace them (both sides for an Altima will fit and have the lighted lock switch). At least on a 2017, it is plug and play.
As Leftie said, the only question is whether a 2018 uses the same part as a 201x.
Those missing lights have been bothering me since I first got the car. I used to think that maybe it was an early car problem, but I realized that it wasn't.

This post has me curious. I popped out my switches to get a look at the body and wiring. It does seem simple to replace. I looked through eBay for used parts matching the mentioned PN 254013TA5A and see that the the parts look like they will fit, and prices are reasonable. I'll do some more research, but I expect to buy a used part and see if it fits and works. I'll keep you posted.

Re: Nissan leaf 2018 Does the door lock/unlock buttons (Inside) to open close has light ?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:40 am
by eplus
LeftieBiker wrote:Maybe the Nissan engineers feared that fully illuminated interior switches would be blamed for the car's less than stellar (so to speak) range.
The same non-lit buttons are on the 2017 Rogue I can confirm.

Re: Nissan leaf 2018 Does the door lock/unlock buttons (Inside) to open close has light ?

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 5:59 pm
by lashlee
For those interested, the Altima switches do fit the '18. I did the swap on my SL without any issues.

Re: Nissan leaf 2018 Does the door lock/unlock buttons (Inside) to open close has light ?

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 6:04 pm
by LeftieBiker
lashlee wrote:For those interested, the Altima switches do fit the '18. I did the swap on my SL without any issues.
Thanks. How high is the risk of damage? (My car is leased.)

Re: Nissan leaf 2018 Does the door lock/unlock buttons (Inside) to open close has light ?

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 7:30 pm
by goldbrick
On a 2017 the risk is minimal. Use a plastic knife or something to pry out the switch and then just unplug it and re-install the new one.

At least on Gen1 Leaf's the plastic piece in the arm rest that holds the switch pops out easily. IIRC there are 4 points that mate with the connecting piece. Just go around the top piece loosening them one by one until it is free. At that point, it is trivial to swap the switches.

Re: Nissan leaf 2018 Does the door lock/unlock buttons (Inside) to open close has light ?

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:50 pm
by LeftieBiker
I will probably do that before next Winter. I now drive much less after dark in the Summer than I used to...