Seahorse
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Black box in the trunk

Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:26 pm

My orphan LEAF came with a black box in the trunk, see photo. I guess it is some sort of data recorder. Does anyone know how to turn it off and remove it?

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mwalsh
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Re: Black box in the trunk

Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:29 pm

Seahorse wrote:My orphan LEAF came with a black box in the trunk, see photo. I guess it is some sort of data recorder. Does anyone know how to turn it off and remove it?
What the hell? I've never seen one of those before.
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Re: Black box in the trunk

Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:34 pm

Any mfg markings, etc.? any wires connected? If the 'gray' cover was left open I'd almost say it was a rat trap (rats go in but they don't come out) -- could be an add-on sub-woofer but not where it's located and the size of that gray cover.
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jimcmorr
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Re: Black box in the trunk

Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:35 pm

Somebody... might have lost it. Looks expensive too! Have you checked with the place you bought it to see if someone is missing some equipment?
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Re: Black box in the trunk

Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:42 pm

Holy cow, that's the new top secret 200 mile battery. A drunk Nissan engineer left it there by mistake. Please return asap! :lol:
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Seahorse
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Re: Black box in the trunk

Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:45 pm

The dealer said it was some kind of event data recorder. He asked me to turn it off, but I don't see how. Should I try to open it up? Do you think it has any value?

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Re: Black box in the trunk

Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:48 pm

Seahorse wrote:The dealer said it was some kind of event data recorder. He asked me to turn it off, but I don't see how. Should I try to open it up? Do you think it has any value?

LOL!! :lol:

Tell HIM to turn it off! :o
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Re: Black box in the trunk

Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:03 pm

So you must be pulling a prank. If not, someone has put a device in your car without your consent, I would find out who before you go back to the dealer and if they were tracking info without your permission well..... If this is a real post I would not give that back until I knew what it was and why it was on my car. If the car was modified to install the unit then I would be even more interested and not let a dealer pull it out.

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Re: Black box in the trunk

Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:14 pm

Send me a PM with your contact info and I will help you figure it out.

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Re: Black box in the trunk

Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:28 pm

Seahorse wrote:My orphan LEAF came with a black box in the trunk, see photo. I guess it is some sort of data recorder.
Actually, that is a Remote Volt Sensing Device. If a Volt is located and it is plugged into a public charger, but not actually charging, the Volt is disabled. I have one in the back of my car; it really works great!
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