This update is performed through the SD reader in the car by Drive EV staff without removal. You can either come to our place of business in Taupo or book in for one of our road trips around the central and lower North Island.
- Full English display
- Update by SD card so no need to remove the unit
- Preprogrammed NZ radio stations
- Clock corrected and easily adjustable for daylight savings
Bookings are essential so please get in touch! 0800 DRIVEEV
This update was created right here in NZ by EVs Enhanced!
Starting with the AZE0-2 X and G spec built from December 2015 onward, Nissan moved from the previous ‘Carwings’ generation of audio/navigation units to the newer ‘Nissan Connect’ type with some added functionality and an entirely new user interface. The audio/navigation unit on these models cannot be easily replaced with a complete aftermarket unit without losing some significant functionality within the car. This includes control of the clock, indication of climate control settings and electric vehicle usage data and settings (such as charge timers and climate timers).
It is possible to fit the equivalent European version from the same generation of Leaf, although these are expensive and difficult to source. Additionally, a used European version must be unlocked before it can be fitted to a different car which adds further cost.
Fortunately, we now have the ability to convert the text of these units into English as well update the clock while retaining GPS-synced time. This allows for the most cost-effective way of converting these units from Japanese into English. While the original Japanese maps remain and the voice recognition functions are not available, this conversion allows the user to operate all other functions in English including, Charge and Climate Timers, AM/FM Radio, CD, Bluetooth, Music Box as well as browsing the menu and settings. While a 14MHz FM band expander must be retained (most imported Leafs already have one fitted), with pseudo-RDS available to display the current radio station name for most regions in New Zealand, there is little need even look at the frequency when flipping between stations.