The wimpy “City” horn from the first-generation LEAF carries over to the second-generation car, and the desire to upgrade it is just as strong.
For the ’18 car the position of the horn has changed from being in front of the radiator to down on the front lower right side of the body bulkhead. The area that the horn is in now is very tight, and access to the stock horn bracket is just about impossible without removing the front bumper cover. Continue reading “DIY: 2018 Nissan LEAF Horn Upgrade”
The winter wet season is upon us again, and now is the time to tune-up the windshield wipers on your LEAF for optimum performance. The job of your wipers is to essentially squeegee off the rain, snow, dirt, grime, bugs, bird droppings, etc. that accumulate on your windshield. While the majority of this stuff gets wiped and then blown off of your car, a good amount of it can simply get stuck to the wiper, which can cause the blades to smear, skip, and be less than effective in providing a clear clean windshield. Over time, a wiper blade will start to wear and the wiping blade will separate from the wiper body, making the wiper even more ineffective. Continue reading “Nissan LEAF Winter Wiper Tuneup”
The great thing about the Nissan LEAF is the minimal amount of maintenance that is required to keep the car running in tip-top shape. One of the “Major” maintenance items for the LEAF is the annual or 15,000 mile replacement of the cabin air filter.
This DIY is applicable to 2011 through 2018 LEAFs. The HVAC system on the LEAF is shared with other Nissan vehicles that use the same “B-Platform” There are close to 12 vehicles world-wide that are based on this chassis.
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I don’t know what it is with the horns on Hybrids and other Eco cars. They all seem to have horns that were designed by Droopy Dawg. For me that just does not work, I want a horn that shouts respect when I am in the Slow lane and someone tries to mix it up with me!
Continue reading “DIY: 2011 ~ 2017 LEAF Horn Upgrade”
Contrary to popular belief, owners of the Nissan Leaf are not all tree-huggers. In fact, many owners of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle are more likely to wear Piloti driving shoes than Birkenstocks—and are keen to mod their Leaf for better performance and cooler looks. Thanks to the platform that the Leaf shares with several other Nissan vehicles, it’s easy to enhance aerodynamics, braking, suspension, and lighting. Here are a few DIY’s that any EV-Gearhead can accomplish. Continue reading “Performance Mods for the Nissan Leaf”