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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:20 pm
by iccountants
I don't have light in door button to lock unlock from inside? Took to the dealership ...but the tech also was not sure whether it comes with that. It's weird that the open and close button for windows has light but not door lock/unlock. Does anybody have light in those buttons?

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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:23 pm
by LeftieBiker
No lighted lock buttons, I'm afraid. There are a couple of topics here on adding a light, or something similar. I'll have a look...

I did some searching, and there is a solution for the 2013-2017 Leaf that will PROBABLY work for the 2018 as well. You need this switch unit:
13 14 15 16 Nissan Altima Driver Window Switch OEM P/N 254013TA5A - from poster "Goldbrick"
The "Altima" is correct - the Leaf just doesn't come with a lighted switch unit.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:26 pm
by goldbrick
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. Probably so, but I haven't heard of anyone doing the mod yet. If the part is identical between the 2017 and 2018 the Altima part should work for a 2018. It seems like most of the functionality is in the switch itself and the plug must just supply power/ground and perhaps a CAN bus line.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:47 pm
by LeftieBiker
That quote should have an attribution to you, Goldbrick. I forgot to add it. I'll fix it now. If I were keeping the car I'd add the buttons for sure. I may anyway, but want someone else to see if they fit, first. ;-)

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

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:02 am
by SalisburySam
Disappointing to learn that 2018 (and 2019?) vehicles STILL do not have lighted lock switches. This has been a noted complaint since MY2011, and apparently one that Nissan doesn’t care to address.

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

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:22 pm
by BenInCastleRock
I don't think so. I think maybe just the driver's window button is lit. I almost never use the door lock button, maybe just when dropping someone off while keeping the car running.

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

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:27 pm
by LeftieBiker
I picked up some textured rubber button tops, but have yet to install any of them. The cruise control buttons are a PITA too.

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

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:37 pm
by alozzy
Never been an issue for me, as I use LeafSpy Pro to set the locks to automatically open when the car is put into Park. When I put the car in drive, they lock too. Hardly ever even have to think about locking/unlocking...

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

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:19 pm
by daddygreen
I remember that I also found a same to your problem on youtube but I forget the title or link, Just search on youtube the ideas

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

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:44 pm
by goldbrick
alozzy wrote:Never been an issue for me, as I use LeafSpy Pro to set the locks to automatically open when the car is put into Park. When I put the car in drive, they lock too. Hardly ever even have to think about locking/unlocking...

That's a good solution too but sometimes I drop people off while stopped and going into P is a bit annoying. Also, I think the passengers appreciate being able to unlock their own door since I often forget.