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Never use a fuse of a higher or lower
amperage rating than that specified on
the fuse box cover. This could damage
the electrical system or cause a fire.
If any electrical equipment does not operate,
check for an open fuse.
1. Make sure that the power switch and the headlight switch are turned off. 2. Insert a screwdriver wrapped with the cloth
Cinto the slit1.
Use a cloth
Cto protect the fuse box cover.
3. Then pull to remove the fuse box cover
4. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller
3. 5. If the fuse is open
A, replace it with a new
6. If a new fuse also opens, have the electrical system checked, and if necessary repaired,
by a NISSAN certified LEAF dealer.
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Be careful not to allow children to swallow the battery and removed
An improperly disposed battery can harm the environment. Always confirm
local regulations for battery disposal.
When changing batteries, do not let dust or oil get on the components.
There is danger of explosion if the lithium battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equiva-
Replace the battery in the Intelligent Key as fol-
1. Remove the mechanical key from the Intelli-gent Key. 2. Insert a small screwdriver into the slit of the
corner and twist it to separate the upper part
from the lower part. Use a cloth to protect the
3. Replace the battery with a new one.
CR2025 or equivalent
Do not touch the internal circuit and electricterminals as doing so could cause a malfunc-
Hold the battery by the edges. Holding the battery across the contact points will seri-
ously deplete the storage capacity.
Make sure that the side faces the bottom
of the case.
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4. Align the tips of the upper and lower parts1,
and then push them together
2until it is
5. Operate the buttons to check that it is func- tioning properly.
See a NISSAN certified LEAF dealer if you need
any assistance for replacement. FCC Notice:
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol-
lowing two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference re-
ceived, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly ap-
proved by the party responsible for compli-
ance could void the user’s authority to op-
erate the equipment.
This device complies with RSS-210 of In-
dustry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference, in-
cluding interference that may cause unde-
sired operation of the device.
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1. Front parking light
2. Headlight (low-beam)
3. Front turn signal light
4. Map light
5. Ceiling light
6. Front fog light (if so equipped)
7. Headlight (high-beam)
8. High-mounted stop light
9. Rear combination light (stop/tail/turn signal/back-up light/rear side marker)
10. License plate light
11. Cargo light
Fog may temporarily form inside the lens of the
exterior lights in the rain or in a car wash. A
temperature difference between the inside and
the outside of the lens causes the fog. This is not
a malfunction. If large drops of water collect
inside the lens, contact a NISSAN certified LEAF
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Halogen headlight (high-beam):
The headlight high-beam is a semi-sealed beam
type that uses a replaceable headlight (halogen)
Do not leave the bulb out of the head- light reflector for a long period of time.
Dust, moisture, smoke, etc. entering
the headlight body may affect bulb
High-pressure halogen gas is sealed inside the halogen bulb. The bulb may
break if the glass envelope is
scratched or the bulb is dropped.
Only touch the base when handling the bulb. Never touch the glass envelope.
Touching the glass envelope could sig-
nificantly affect bulb life and/or head-
Aiming is not necessary after replac- ing the bulb. When aiming adjustment
is necessary, contact a NISSAN certi-
fied LEAF dealer.
Use the same number and wattage as originally
installed as shown in the chart. Disconnect the battery negative cable before
1. Remove the connector
2. Turn the headlight bulb, and then remove the bulb
2. Disconnect the battery negative cable before
1. Remove the connector
2. Turn the headlight bulb, and then remove the bulb
Type AType B
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EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR LIGHTS
ItemWattage (W)Bulb No.
Headlight low beams (Type A)* LED—
Headlight high beams (Halogen) (Type A) 65H9
Headlight (Type B) 60/55H13
Front turn signal light 273457NAK
Front fog light (if so equipped)* 55H11
Front park light 5W5W
Rear combination light Turn signal 21WY21W
License plate light* 5W5W
Map light LED—
High-mounted stop light* LED—
Ceiling light 8—
Cargo light 5—
*: Contact a NISSAN certified LEAF dealer for replacement.
NOTE: Always check with the Parts Department at a NISSAN certified LEAF dealer for the latest
information about parts.
All other lights are either type A, B, C, D or E.
When replacing a bulb, first remove the lens
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1. Remove the rear combination attachment bolt
2. Pull the rear combination assembly evenly toward rear of the vehicle
Front turn signal lightParking light
License plate light
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3. Turn the bulb socket and then remove thebulb
Rear combination light
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If you have a flat tire, seeFlat tirein theIn
case of emergency section.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
This vehicle is equipped with the Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS) . It monitors tire pres-
sure of all tires. When the low tire pressure warn-
ing light is lit, and the CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
warning appears on the dot matrix liquid crystal
display, one or more of your tires is significantly
The TPMS will activate only when the vehicle is
driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) . Also,
this system may not detect a sudden drop in tire
pressure (for example a flat tire while driving) .
For more details, seeLow tire pressure warning
light in the Instruments and controls section,
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) in the
Starting and driving section andTire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS) in theIn case of
Tire inflation pressure
Check the pressure of the tires often and always
prior to long distance trips. The recommended tire pressure specifications are shown on the Tire
and Loading Information label under the “Cold
Tire Pressure” heading. The Tire and Loading
Information label is affixed to the driver side cen-
ter pillar. Tire pressures should be checked regu-
Most tires naturally lose air over time.
Tires can lose air suddenly when driven over
potholes or other objects or if the vehicle strikes
a curb while parking.
The tire pressures should be checked when the
tires are cold. The tires are considered COLD
after the vehicle has been parked for 3 or more
hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) at
The TPMS with Easy Fill Tire Alert also provides
visual and audible signals outside the vehicle for
inflating the tires to the recommended COLD tire
pressure. (See TPMS with Easy Fill Tire Alert in
the Starting and driving section.)
Incorrect tire pressure, including under in-
flation, may adversely affect tire life and
Improperly inflated tires can fail sud- denly and cause an accident.
The Gross Vehicle Weight rating (GVWR) is located on the F.M.V.S.S.
certification label. The vehicle weight
capacity is indicated on the Tire and
Loading Information label. Do not load
your vehicle beyond this capacity.
Overloading your vehicle may result in
reduced tire life, unsafe operating con-
ditions due to premature tire failure, or
unfavorable handling characteristics
and could also lead to a serious acci-
dent. Loading beyond the specified ca-
pacity may also result in failure of
other vehicle components.
Before taking a long trip, or whenever you heavily load your vehicle, use a tire
pressure gauge to ensure that the tire
pressures are at the specified level.
For additional information regarding tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety
Information” (US) or “Tire Safety Infor-
mation” (Canada) in the Warranty In-
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Tire and Loading Information label
1Seating capacity: The maximum number of
occupants that can be seated in the ve-
2Vehicle load limit: See Vehicle loading in-
formation in theTechnical and consumer
3Original size: The size of the tires originally
installed on the vehicle at the factory.
4Cold tire pressure: Inflate the tires to this
pressure when the tires are cold. Tires are
considered COLD after the vehicle has
been parked for 3 or more hours, or driven
less than 1 mile (1.6 km) at moderate
speeds. The recommended cold tire infla-
tion is set by the manufacturer to provide
the best balance of tire wear, vehicle han-
dling, driveability, tire noise, etc., up to the
5Tire size — see Tire labeling.
6Spare tire size or compact spare tire size (if
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