NISSAN LEAF 2014 1.G Dismantling Guide
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4. Jump Starting
o start the EV system with a booster battery, the instructions and precautions below must be followed. If done incorrectly, jump starting can lead to a 12V battery explosion, resulting in severe
injury or death. It could also damage your vehicle.
Discharged 12V battery may cause the following issues: • The instrument cluster cannot be displayed while the power switch is turned ON. The start-upsound is not audible. (The electric car system cannot start.)
• The Li-ion battery cannot be charged.
• The vehicle cannot be shifted out of PARK normally. • To avoid electrical shock, the high voltage Li-ion battery CANNOT be jump started.
Explosive hydrogen gas is always present in the vicinity of the 12V battery. Keep all
sparks and flames away from the 12V battery. Make sure the vent tube is correctly
• Do not allow battery fluid to come into contact with eyes, skin, clothing or painted surfaces. Battery fluid is a corrosive sulfuric acid solution that can cause severe burns. If
the fluid comes into contact with anything, immediately flush the contacted area with
• The booster battery must be rated at 12 volts. Use of an improperly rated battery can damage the vehicle.
• Whenever working on or near a 12V battery, always wear suitable eye protectors (for example, goggles or industrial safety spectacles) and remove rings, metal bands, or
any other jewelry. Do not lean over the 12V battery when jump starting.
• Do not attempt to jump start a frozen battery. It could explode and cause serious injury.
• LEAF is equipped with an automatic cooling fan. It could come on at any time. Keep hands and other objects away from it.
• Always follow the jump starting instructions below. Failure to do so could result in damage to the charging system and cause personal injury. • Do not use LEAF to jump start another vehicle.
Do not attempt to perform a jump start on the 12V battery at the same time that the
Li-ion battery is being charged. Doing so may damage the vehicle or charging
equipment and could cause an injury.
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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
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 ( ) . • 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 ( ) . Keep the EV system on for over twenty (20) minutes to charge the 12V battery.
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 (DG–31).
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. UP
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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.
If LEAF needs to be stored or left unattended, the high voltage system must be shut down by removing the
service plug [refer to 3-3.6 Alternate Procedure 2 (Remove Service Plug) (DG–24)] and a sign put on the
indicating it is an electric vehicle with high voltage dangers. For example:
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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 NISSAN certified LEAF 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.
• 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.
• If the vehicle is heavily damaged, for example the Li-ion battery is deformed,
or cracked; appropriate PPE must always be used at all times to avoid electrical
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