Turbo3 wrote:... I don't recall seeing that card for sale so probably only dealers can get it.
When my pack was replaced under capacity warranty I talked with the service advisor about this.
The card is a programming tool for the Consult III.
Nissan will not sell it to anyone.
They will only provide it to dealers for use in doing capacity warranty replacements or installation of a new pack that the customer has purchased.
I'm still a bit unclear on whether it is specific to the new pack. My guess is that it is and the dealer must return it to Nissan after the pack is installed.
Nissan does have specific requirements that the old pack must be returned to them in a specific time frame.
If someone wants to monitor CAN while they are doing the software install they will have to get a dealer willing to work with them to do this.
My guess is it would be a gross violation of their contractal agreements with Nissan and they will not do it.
Most dealers won't even let you in the service bay due to insurance and safety liabilities.
The programming card does raise some interesting questions.
Say my LEAF with new pack gets in wreck and insurance totals it but pack is undamaged.
The smart thing to do would be to buy 2011 with badly degraded pack and swap in the new pack.
But the only way to do that will be to get Nissan to provide you a card.
Don't know if they will cooperate and do that or not