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  Reply # 1876571 3-Oct-2017 10:45
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k14: .....
I think a better question may be to ask if anyone has seen a right hand drive leaf with no fast charge socket. ...

 

Are you trying to order one from Japan yourself and afraid one may come without it? Next time I am at the dealership - I can ask if they ever came across one w/o.

 

 

Yes, that is exactly what I am trying to do. It seems that I can save $2-3k by doing this myself. I have done it before for my current car (VW Touareg) and it was a long but rewarding process. With an EV I reckon the risk is even less than a petrol car. Really the only thing that can go drastically wrong is getting one with a dud battery. But it seems even that is a pretty low risk. Only other major issue would be getting one with no SD card. Probably a good reason to go for an S model so I can put in an english headunit and not have to deal with a Japanese one.

 

 

 

 

'No SD card' shouldn't be a problem in the near future 


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  Reply # 1876741 3-Oct-2017 15:31
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GizTec:

 

k14:

 

RUKI:

 

k14: .....
I think a better question may be to ask if anyone has seen a right hand drive leaf with no fast charge socket. ...

 

Are you trying to order one from Japan yourself and afraid one may come without it? Next time I am at the dealership - I can ask if they ever came across one w/o.

 

 

Yes, that is exactly what I am trying to do. It seems that I can save $2-3k by doing this myself. I have done it before for my current car (VW Touareg) and it was a long but rewarding process. With an EV I reckon the risk is even less than a petrol car. Really the only thing that can go drastically wrong is getting one with a dud battery. But it seems even that is a pretty low risk. Only other major issue would be getting one with no SD card. Probably a good reason to go for an S model so I can put in an english headunit and not have to deal with a Japanese one.

 

 

 

 

'No SD card' shouldn't be a problem in the near future 

 

 

Could you explain that one? Sounds intriguing


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1876804 3-Oct-2017 17:50
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Boys, over-quoting is not cool.

 

"No SD card" has been solved ages ago. Really does not have a market here. Get yourself Android Av unit with all bells and whistles for <$350 and be happy.





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  Reply # 1876810 3-Oct-2017 18:28
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Didn't realise how bad the quotes had got until I saw it on mobile, whoops.

Didn't know the SD card thing wasn't much of an issue any more

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  Reply # 1876829 3-Oct-2017 19:43
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RUKI:

 

Boys, over-quoting is not cool.

 

"No SD card" has been solved ages ago. Really does not have a market here. Get yourself Android Av unit with all bells and whistles for <$350 and be happy.

 

 

 

 

Of course there is a market for it.. Every $$ counts for a lot of us here in NZ, so a Chinese android unit at a conservative $350+install can still be quite expensive for some.

 

Process is simple; You'll be able to send a picture of the Blue screen on your Leaf and we'll be able to create the correct SD card for it.. Japanese version is complete and we are currently finishing off the Japanese to English SD conversion.


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  Reply # 1876830 3-Oct-2017 19:47
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GizTec:

RUKI:


Boys, over-quoting is not cool.


"No SD card" has been solved ages ago. Really does not have a market here. Get yourself Android Av unit with all bells and whistles for <$350 and be happy.



 


Of course there is a market for it.. Every $$ counts for a lot of us here in NZ, so a Chinese android unit at a conservative $350+install can still be quite expensive for some.


Process is simple; You'll be able to send a picture of the Blue screen on your Leaf and we'll be able to create the correct SD card for it.. Japanese version is complete and we are currently finishing off the Japanese to English SD conversion.


So does that mean you will have a full English translation for the Japanese headunits? Or just have NZ maps for them?

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  Reply # 1876835 3-Oct-2017 20:07
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Actually, the map side of things is the hardest part as there isn't an equivalent or compatible NZ map available for this unit. Looking at other options for this currently however.




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  Reply # 1876853 3-Oct-2017 21:42
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GizTec:

 

Actually, the map side of things is the hardest part as there isn't an equivalent or compatible NZ map available for this unit. Looking at other options for this currently however.

 



I just use Google Maps on a phone mounted on the dash. You can download big chunks of NZ for offline navigation. These maps are more current than from any other source.  





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  Reply # 1877288 4-Oct-2017 15:09
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The Maps available for Android (I should imagine Apple as well) are very good indeed. Apps such as Waze, Sygic, Here etc  all have very good features. The missing one from Google is the speedometer and Speed Limit. You can get additional apps with these features to add to Google Maps

 

A less than $200.00 8"LTE  tablet can be attached to the air vents using magnets (Cost about $15.00 Magnets) Windows Tablets with LTE is also another and Windows Maps is also very good. Windows tablets with LTE are lot more expensive but cheap one can be source from overseas. I have both types and now prefer to Use the Windows Samsung Galaxy Pro S.  It has a larger 12" screen which I have attached to the vents using 2  magnets. The beauty of this is I always have my Laptop Tablet with me. Great when I am charging I know you can use a phone and get the same results but working on a larger screen For me is what I enjoy.


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  Reply # 1877293 4-Oct-2017 15:14
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Linuxluver:

 

GizTec:

 

Actually, the map side of things is the hardest part as there isn't an equivalent or compatible NZ map available for this unit. Looking at other options for this currently however.

 



I just use Google Maps on a phone mounted on the dash. You can download big chunks of NZ for offline navigation. These maps are more current than from any other source.  

 

 

Apple Car play and android Auto should help immensely with this in the 2018 version.....


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  Reply # 1877295 4-Oct-2017 15:14
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The is standard maps on Apple devices but I prefer to use Navmii, its fairly detailed and easy to use!


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  Reply # 1877806 5-Oct-2017 11:48
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GizTec:

 

 

 

Process is simple; You'll be able to send a picture of the Blue screen on your Leaf and we'll be able to create the correct SD card for it.. Japanese version is complete and we are currently finishing off the Japanese to English SD conversion.

 

 

That service has been provided for a few years now in the markets where there is a bit of demand - Ukrain (importing Leafs from USA) and Khabarovsk and Vladivostok cities (importing Leafs from Japan). With cheap labor available in both regions - that service cost ~50USD and same price is quoted by multiple sellers on eBay who offer those non-original cards.

 

But lost SD is rare in NZ and demand here is 0.001%. Many big dealers are swapping Jap units for Android - dealers already have plenty of units with SD to fix the issue if car will come without SD.





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  Reply # 1877825 5-Oct-2017 12:19
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RUKI:

 

GizTec:

 

 

 

Process is simple; You'll be able to send a picture of the Blue screen on your Leaf and we'll be able to create the correct SD card for it.. Japanese version is complete and we are currently finishing off the Japanese to English SD conversion.

 

 

That service has been provided for a few years now in the markets where there is a bit of demand - Ukrain (importing Leafs from USA) and Khabarovsk and Vladivostok cities (importing Leafs from Japan). With cheap labor available in both regions - that service cost ~50USD and same price is quoted by multiple sellers on eBay who offer those non-original cards.

 

But lost SD is rare in NZ and demand here is 0.001%. Many big dealers are swapping Jap units for Android - dealers already have plenty of units with SD to fix the issue if car will come without SD.

 

 

 

 

Thanks again for your input Ruki, though I do feel 0.001% isn't an accurate percentage :) 

 

We haven't been working on the Leaf unit that long, maybe 3-4 weeks among other projects - I know the real need is in SD Japanese to English conversion with NZ maps but us Kiwi's typically like options too so having the option to have the Japanese SD fix isn't a bad thing. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1878040 5-Oct-2017 18:40
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RUKI:

 

 

 

That service has been provided for a few years now in the markets where there is a bit of demand - Ukrain (importing Leafs from USA) and Khabarovsk and Vladivostok cities (importing Leafs from Japan). With cheap labor available in both regions - that service cost ~50USD and same price is quoted by multiple sellers on eBay who offer those non-original cards.

 

But lost SD is rare in NZ and demand here is 0.001%. Many big dealers are swapping Jap units for Android - dealers already have plenty of units with SD to fix the issue if car will come without SD.

 

 

Are you saying that NZ dealers are swapping out the headunit in a X and G for an android unit? In the process loosing all the functionality around climate control, charge control and making all the buttons in the surround largely useless? That seems odd. Generally I'd say that is a worse option than leaving the stock headunit in there.




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  Reply # 1878044 5-Oct-2017 18:52
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k14:

 

RUKI:

 

 

 

That service has been provided for a few years now in the markets where there is a bit of demand - Ukrain (importing Leafs from USA) and Khabarovsk and Vladivostok cities (importing Leafs from Japan). With cheap labor available in both regions - that service cost ~50USD and same price is quoted by multiple sellers on eBay who offer those non-original cards.

 

But lost SD is rare in NZ and demand here is 0.001%. Many big dealers are swapping Jap units for Android - dealers already have plenty of units with SD to fix the issue if car will come without SD.

 

 

Are you saying that NZ dealers are swapping out the headunit in a X and G for an android unit? In the process loosing all the functionality around climate control, charge control and making all the buttons in the surround largely useless? That seems odd. Generally I'd say that is a worse option than leaving the stock headunit in there.

 



It's easy to use the Japanese head unit if you have half a clue. Google Translate on a smart phone can do real-time transaltion of the display on the phone screen....makes sense of most of it. Beyond that there are YouTube videos and printed manuals with translations.   





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