I'm wondering if I'm facing the same troubles with the TCU / app connection as you guys.
For me, internet functions such as traffic and weather work perfectly on the new unit.
(Correction: weather/traffic only work when headunit is on wifi, if connected to my phone hotspot on for example.)
I suppose this is the thing that separates the "Connect Premium" cars from the rest - they have an onboard internet connection which allows for downloading the weather/traffic data wherever. Whether it's the SIM card itself or the TCU that controls this connection is beyond me.
drienties wrote: ↑Sat Oct 29, 2022 1:03 am
tried the new app as well regarding the App/battery readout.
But i have to add my Leaf by VIN number, which it says is wrong when i try to add it.
Once i get my unit reprogrammed for the Bose setup i'll inquire about this as well.
I also tried registering the car on the new NissanConnect Services app, and after creating my account on the phone app, it prompts to enter the car's VIN. Now, entering the actual VIN of course yeilds an error. "Sorry, something went wrong. Please try again." Clearly, there's some logic to calculate if the VIN is older than 05/2019. If I change one of the numbers from 3 to 6 near the end of the VIN (so in essence the VIN's sequence number, the last five digits, change from 30000 to 60000) it lets me to the next step: "Get Your Car Pairing Code".
This got me thinking: perhaps the step where you enter your VIN might just be a check to make sure your VIN is new enough and not actually an important step otherwise - maybe that is not actually used in the process at all, and instead the pairing code does all the work.
In the "Get Your Car Pairing Code" step you're supposed to go into the headunit's menus under Info - NissanConnect Services - Information Channels - Info from Nissan - Account Information - Car Pairing Code.
For me this step fails because when clicking Info from Nissan, the car will start connecting to "the centre" but then it fails after a minute or so with an error "The connection to the centre failed". I'm thinking if I could just get that pairing code from the car I might be able to pair it in the new app.
Are you guys able to enter this "Info from Nissan" menu, or is the error message similar for you? Just wondering if I should try pulling the fuse for the TCU, resetting the headunit in the service menu or something else to try to make it work.
Edit: tried resetting in the service menu, did not help. It seems that, inside this menu, the car is not able to communicate with Nissan servers regardless of whether it's on wifi or not. Maybe I'll try putting another SIM card in the TCU just to try if it could establish the connection then and I could get the pairing code that way. Anyway, in below reply I've found a workaround to communicate with the car in the meantime using the My Leaf app.