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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:51 am

Bump. Read the first post for the tips.
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:11 am

*Ice Park Wiper Mode. At least on the 2013+ Leaf, the wipers can be "parked" automatically so they are vertical on the windshield, instead of horizontal at the base of it. This allows for much easier de-icing of the blades, and also prevents a lot of ice and snow buildup during Winter Storms. Turn the car off as usual, and then within 30 seconds, pull the wiper stalk toward you and release it, as if to activate the washer function. With the car off, the wipers will instead move into vertical position and stop.
Oh, I completely misunderstood this tip. I though it was about raising the wipers right off the windshield, not merely putting them in a vertical position on the windshield, which I (apologies) am not impressed with.
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:33 am

A full-on ice storm is going to cover the windshield and wipers with ice regardless, but the ice park mode can save a lot of hassle with more minor icing events.
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:09 am

Yeah, it's a good tip, even if wasn't what I'd hoped it was. I just had to be a smartass. I noticed later that it is actually in the 2018 owners manual, too. I still like the idea of a "trick" to getting the wipers off the windshield and locked up so they don't blown down, though. I hate chiseling them free in any position. While Nissan is working on this they can throw in windshield wiper warmers, too.
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:13 am

Bump. Read the first post for the tips.
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:16 pm

Just read the FAQ. Great stuff! -about the 12v battery maintainers. Is it safe to keep one connected to the Leaf while driving? If I understand correctly, the Leaf model with the solar panel uses that panel purely as a 12v battery maintainer. My leaf doesn't have a solar panel but if I could accomplish the same with a panel from eBay that would be pretty neat.

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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:47 pm

There is literally no need to do that, because while the car is in Ready mode (including being driven) the DC-DC converter is maintaining system voltage at 13+ volts, doing just what a battery maintainer would be doing. Any good maintainer would shut off the charge at that voltage.
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