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Brightonuk
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Glove box Question

Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:58 am

My 2012 does not seem to have a light in the glove box the photo is where I think the light should be it is just a hole
In addition, the second photo is the panel on the left inside the glove box it looked like it has a handle but there is a sticky type tape inside the handle any ideas
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Re: Glove box Question

Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:18 am

The hole in the second photo is where the light belongs. The door in the first photo is where you access the cabin air filter. That said, I accidentally pushed against the light in mine with "very" little pressure and popped the light out. Pull the glove box liner and the light may be sitting there.
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Re: Glove box Question

Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:40 am

I stuck my finger up in the hole and there is no light
Is yours a 2011 or 2012?

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Re: Glove box Question

Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:01 pm

Mine is a 2011 and definitely has the light... I wonder if they tried to save 10 cents in the 2012s by eliminating it... If so, how foolish!
Brightonuk wrote:I stuck my finger up in the hole and there is no light
Is yours a 2011 or 2012?
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Re: Glove box Question

Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:49 pm

TomT wrote:Mine is a 2011 and definitely has the light... I wonder if they tried to save 10 cents in the 2012s by eliminating it... If so, how foolish!
Brightonuk wrote:I stuck my finger up in the hole and there is no light
Is yours a 2011 or 2012?
+1 to both of Tom's points.

While I was checking mine out, I got to wondering whether the glovebox light is turned off by closing the glovebox door or whether it is always on when the headlights are on. Being an EV and hopefully designed to not waste any energy, I would have assumed that there would be on off switch connected to the door mechanism, but I couldn't find the usual microswitch anywhere. I realize that this is a negligible amount of energy, but just wondering whether Nissan bothered to include an off switch or not. I tried closing the glovebox carefully and slowly, and the light remained lit until the glovebox was closed and I couldn't see in there any longer.

Hey, it's a slow news period, and since when have we ignored an opportunity to obsess about the smallest details? :lol:
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Re: Glove box Question

Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:52 pm

Reading this thread, I had to go out to the garage and check my 2012 Leaf. It does not have a light. They must have saved at least 1 OZ eliminating the lamp!
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Re: Glove box Question

Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:58 pm

For Boomer -

Get yourself a small photo-electric cell, wire it up in a lamp circuit, stick the cell in the glove box and close it. What happens to the outboard lamp?

Hey, you said it - a slow news period. :lol:

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Re: Glove box Question

Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:12 pm

And equally bad, they left the cutout to make it even that more obvious! Even the new Versa has a glove box light in the high-end model! Nissan should be ashamed of themselves!
GlennD wrote:Reading this thread, I had to go out to the garage and check my 2012 Leaf. It does not have a light. They must have saved at least 1 OZ eliminating the lamp!
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Re: Glove box Question

Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:04 pm

ebill3 wrote:For Boomer -

Get yourself a small photo-electric cell, wire it up in a lamp circuit, stick the cell in the glove box and close it. What happens to the outboard lamp?

Hey, you said it - a slow news period. :lol:

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Re: Glove box Question

Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:19 pm

Brightonuk wrote:
ebill3 wrote:For Boomer -

Get yourself a small photo-electric cell, wire it up in a lamp circuit, stick the cell in the glove box and close it. What happens to the outboard lamp?

Hey, you said it - a slow news period. :lol:

Bill
I dont think it is that small of a deal if you buy a car for $40K+ you do not expect the car to have missing parts I think it is disgraceful that Nissan did not even try to conceal this
Agreed. It is disgraceful for Nissan to eliminate something that inexpensive to save a few cents (or bucks, even). I was just commenting about whether they included a switch in the 2011s.

Cheers, Brightonuk.
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