NISSAN LEAF 2013 1.G Dismantling Guide
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4-1 Jump Starting Procedures
1. If the booster battery is in another vehicle (B) , position the two vehicles (A and B) to bring their
12V batteries into close proximity to each other.
DO NOT allow the two vehicles to touch.
2. Apply the parking brake.
3. Push the P (Park) position switch to place the vehicle in the P (Park) position.
4. Switch off all unnecessary electrical systems (headlights, heater, air conditioner, etc.) .
5. Place the power switch in the OFF position (if possible) .
If the 12V battery is discharged, the power switch cannot be moved from the OFF
position. Connect the jumper cables to the booster vehicle (B) before pushing
the power switch.
6. Remove the vent caps on the 12V battery (if so equipped) . Cover the battery with a firmly wrung out moist cloth to reduce the hazard of an explosion.
7. Connect jumper cables in the sequence as illustrated (a b c d) . • Always connect positive (+) to positive (+) and negative (-) to body ground (for example,
illustrated) , not to the 12V battery.
• Make sure the jumper cables do not touch moving parts in the motor compartment and that the cable clamps do not contact any other metal.
8. Start the engine of the booster vehicle (B) .
9. While the booster vehicle (B) engine is running, turn the power switch ON while pressing the brake pedal in order to place the LEAF in READY mode.
If the system does not start right away, push the power switch to the OFF position and wait
least 10 seconds before trying again.
10. After starting the EV system, carefully disconnect the negative cable and then the positive cable (d c b a) . Keep the EV system on for over twenty (20) minutes to charge the 12V
11. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped) . Be sure to properly dispose of the cloth used to cover the vent holes because it may be contaminated with corrosive acid. AAYIA0160ZZ
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12. If necessary, connect the vehicle to a charging station or EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply
Equipment) to charge the Li-ion battery. The vehicle cannot be driven unless the Li-ion battery is
If it is not possible to turn the LEAF system ON by following this procedure, contact a
NISSAN certified LEAF dealer immediately.
4-2 P (Park) Position Release Procedure
If you need to release the vehicle from the P (Park) position, proceed as follows. When power switch is
turned OFF or 12V battery is low, LEAF automatically shifts to P position.
NOTE: This procedure requires two (2) people.
1. To start the EV system with a booster battery, refer to 4. Jump Starting.
Turn power switch ON by pushing the power switch 2 times without pressing brake pedal.
3. Confirm parking brake is applied.
4. Close all doors and press and hold the brake pedal.
5. Place the selector lever in the N (Neutral) position.
6. Remove the following 2 fuses:
• F/L 40A PBW MTR (under hood fuse and relay box)
• METER 1 10A (in the cabin fuse box)
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Under Hood Fuse and Relay Box Location
TE: : Arrow in illustration depicts vehicle front direction. F/L 40A PBW MTR
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Cabin Fuse Box Location
Insert a screwdriver wrapped with a protective cloth (A) into the slit (1) . Pull to remove the fuse
box cover (2) . Remove the fuse with the fuse puller (3) .
7. Release the parking brake.
8. Turn the power switch OFF.
9. Release brake pedal. To avoid possible personal injury or vehicle damage, use wheel chocks or take appropriate
to prevent the vehicle from rolling freely.
Be sure to firmly position wheel chocks when P (Park) position is manually released.
4-2.1 Reset Procedure 1. Install the 2 fuses removed previously.
2. Turn the power switch ON and wait 5 seconds without pressing the brake pedal. Ensure selectorlever is in the N (neutral) position.
3. If 12V battery is low voltage, please charge with battery charger.
4. Turn the power switch OFF and wait 5 seconds.
4-3 Storing the Vehicle The service plug must be removed to shut down the high voltage system for storage.
not store a vehicle inside a structure. Keep the vehicle away from other vehicles if the
li-ion battery is severely damaged. There is possibility of delayed fire from a severely
damaged li-ion battery. UP
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If LEAF needs to be stored or left unattended, the high voltage system must be shut down by removing the
plug [refer to 3-3.6 Alternate Procedure 2 (Remove Service Plug)] and a sign put on the vehicle indi-
it is an electric vehicle with high voltage dangers. For example: AAYIA0020GB
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5. Dismantling Information
or repair of the high voltage battery requires special tools and specific training. NISSAN strongly
recommends that only certified NISSAN dealer technicians perform these operations.
5-1 Precautions for Handling High Voltage Lithium ion (Li-ion) Battery •
Because LEAF contains a high voltage (Li-ion) battery, there is the risk of electric
electric leakage, or similar accidents if the high voltage components or vehicle is
handled incorrectly. Be sure to follow the correct work procedures when performing
inspection and dismantling.
• If it is necessary to touch any of the high voltage harnesses or components you must
wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and properly shut-down
the high voltage system by removing the service plug.
• The colors of the high voltage harnesses and connectors are all orange. Orange
oltage labels are applied to the Li-ion battery and other high voltage devices. Do not
touch the Li-ion battery or other high voltage devices without always wearing appropriate
• Clearly identify the persons responsible for high voltage work and ensure that other
do not touch the vehicle. When not working, cover high voltage parts with an
insulating cover sheet and sign or similar item to prevent other persons from contacting
• The high voltage battery retains high voltage at all times.
• Be sure to always wear appropriate PPE before beginning work on the high voltage
• Be sure to remove the service plug in order to shut-down the high voltage system
performing inspection or dismantling of high voltage system harnesses and parts.
• Be sure to put the removed service plug in your pocket and carry it with you so another
does not accidentally reinstall it while work is in progress.
• Immediately insulate disconnected high voltage connectors and terminals with
• The vehicle contains parts that contain powerful magnets. If a person who is wearing a
or other medical device is close to these parts, the medical device may be
affected by the magnets. Such persons must not perform work on the vehicle.
• Because this vehicle uses components that contain high voltage and powerful
do not carry any metal products which may cause short circuits, or any
magnetic media (cash cards, credit cards, etc.) which may be damaged when working on
• Keep removed Li-ion battery packs away from rain to avoid electric shock.
• If the vehicle is heavily damaged, for example the Li-ion battery is deformed, broken, or
appropriate PPE must always be used at all times to avoid electrical shock.
• Do not heat removed battery packs higher than 158° F (70° C) .
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There is the possibility of a malfunction occurring if the vehicle is changed to READY
status while the service plug is removed.
5-2 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Insulated Tools
5-2.1 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Protective Wear Control
Perform an inspection of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items before beginning work. Do not use
any damaged PPE items.
5-2.2 Daily Inspection
This inspection is performed before and after use. The worker who will be using the items should perform
the inspection and check for deterioration and damage. • Insulated rubber gloves should be inspected for scratches, holes and tears. (Visual check and airleakage test)
• Insulated safety boots should be inspected for holes, damage, nails, metal pieces, wear or other problems on the soles. (Visual check)
• Insulated rubber sheet should be inspected for tears. (Visual check)
5-2.3 Insulated Tools
When performing work at locations where high voltage is applied (such as terminals) , use insulated tools
meeting 1,000V/300A specifications.
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5-3 Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Battery Pack Removal
NOTE: : Arrow in illustration depicts vehicle front direction.
Li-ion battery pack 2. Bonding plates 3. Li-ion battery under cover
4. Li-ion battery under cover
(center) 5. Li-ion battery under cover (rear) 6. Bolts and clips
7. Battery mounting bracket (left) 8. Battery mounting bracket (right) 1
63 4 5
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5-3.2 Removal Procedure
DO NOT disassemble or open the Li-ion battery to avoid severe personal injury or death by
1. Discharge the high voltage battery. Refer to 3-1 Discharging Procedures.
Raise the vehicle and remove the Li-ion battery under covers (front, center and rear) .
3. Remove the harness clamp (A) and disconnect the high voltage harness connector (B) from the Li-ion battery. Touching high voltage components without wearing
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will
a. Use the following instructions to disconnect thehigh voltage harness connector. To prevent electrocution, cover battery side of high
connector with insulated tape (A) . : Insulated tape A
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4. Disconnect the cabin heater harness connector (A) from
the Li-ion battery. Touching high voltage components without wearing
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will
a. Use the following instructions to disconnect thecabin heater harness connector. To prevent electrocution, cover battery side of high
connector with insulated tape (A) . : Insulated tape
Disconnect the Li-ion battery vehicle communications
connector (A) while turning it counterclockwise. Touching high voltage components without wearing
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will
Pull back lock tab
Press release and