NISSAN LEAF 2015 1.G Owners Manual
Page 181 of 412
1Turn the switch to theposition:
The front park, side marker, tail, license plate
and the instrument light will come on.
2Turn the switch to theposition:
The headlights will come on and all the other
lights will remain on.
Autolight system (if so equipped)
The autolight system allows the headlights to be
set so they turn on and off automatically.
To set the autolight system:
1. Make sure the headlight switch is in the AUTO position
2. Place the power switch in the ON position.
3. The autolight system automatically turns the headlights on and off.
To turn the autolight system off, turn the switch to
orposition. The autolight system can turn on the headlights
automatically when it is dark and turn off the
headlights when it is light.
For US models: The headlights will also be turned
on automatically at twilight or in rainy weather
(when the windshield wiper is operated continu-
If the power switch is placed in the OFF position
and one of the doors is opened and this condition
continues, the headlights remain on for 45 sec-
Automatic headlights off delay:
You can keep the headlights on for up to 180
seconds after you push the power switch to OFF
and open any door then close all the doors.
You can adjust the period of the automatic head-
lights off delay from 0 seconds (OFF) to 180
seconds. The factory default setting is 45 sec-
For automatic headlights off delay setting, see
the LEAF Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL
2-42Instruments and controls
Page 182 of 412
Be sure not to put anything on top of the
1located on the top of the
instrument panel. The photo sensor con-
trols the autolight; if it is covered, the photo
sensor reacts as if it is dark and the head-
lights will illuminate.Headlight beam select
1To select the low beam, put the lever in the
neutral position as shown.
2To select the high beam, push the lever
forward while the switch is in the
position. Pull it back to select the low
3Pulling the lever toward you will flash the
headlight high beam even when the head-
light switch is in the OFF position.
Battery saver system
• When the headlight switch is in theor
position while the power switch is in the
ON position, the lights will automatically turn off
45 seconds after the power switch has been
placed in the OFF position.
• When the headlight switch remains in the
orposition after the lights automatically
turn off, the lights will turn on when the power
switch is placed in the ON position.
• When you turn on the headlight switch again after the lights automatically
turn off, the lights will not turn off
automatically. Be sure to turn the light
switch to the OFF position when you
leave the vehicle for extended periods
of time, otherwise the battery will be
• Never leave the light switch on when the power switch is in the OFF, ACC or
ON position for extended periods of
time even if the headlights turn off
Instruments and controls2-43
Page 183 of 412
Daytime running light system (for
The daytime running lights automatically illumi-
nate when the power switch is in the READY to
drive position with the parking brake released.
The daytime running lights operate with the head-
light switch in the OFF position. Turn headlight
switch to the
position for full illumination
when driving at night.
If the parking brake is applied before the power
switch is in the READY to drive position, daytime
running lights do not operate. The daytime run-
ning lights illuminate once the parking brake is
released. The daytime running lights will remain
on until the power switch is pushed to the OFF
TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
Move the lever up or down to signal the turning
direction. When the turn is completed, the turn
signals cancel automatically.
2Lane change signal
To indicate a lane change, move the lever up or
down to the point where lights begin flashing.
The turn signal will flash three times automati-
cally. To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch
position, then turn the switch to the
position. To turn them off, turn the switch to
the OFF position.
The headlights must be on for the fog lights to
FOG LIGHT SWITCH (IF SO
2-44Instruments and controls
Page 184 of 412
The heated steering wheel system is designed to
operate only when the surface temperature of the
steering wheel is below approximately 68°F
Push the heated steering wheel switch to warm
the steering wheel when the power switch is in
the ON position. The indicator light
switch will illuminate.
If the surface temperature of the steering wheel is
below approximately 68°F (20°C) , the system will
heat the steering wheel and cycle off and on to
maintain a temperature above 68°F (20°C) . The indicator light will remain on as long as the sys-
tem is on.
Push the switch again to turn the heated steering
wheel system off manually. The indicator light turn
If the surface temperature of the steering
wheel is above 68°F (20°C) when the
switch is turned on, the system will not
heat the steering wheel. This is not a
• If the outside temperature is low (approxi-
mately 50°F (10°C) or less) and the Climate
Ctrl. Timer or Remote Climate Control are
used, the steering wheel heater will auto-
matically operate in the following
– When using the Climate Ctrl. Timer: Operates from approximately 15 min-
utes before the set departure time until
the set departure time.
– When using Remote Climate Control: Operates 15 minutes after Remote Cli-
mate Control starts. •
The heated steering wheel consumes less
power than the heater and can be used to
either help extend vehicle range by reduc-
ing heater use or to maximize comfort by
supplementing the heater.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL SWITCH
Instruments and controls2-45
Page 185 of 412
To sound the horn, push the center pad area of
the steering wheel.
Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so
could affect proper operation of the
supplemental front air bag system. Tam-
pering with the supplemental front air
bag system may result in serious per-
sonal injury. To activate the ECO mode, press the ECO
1on the right side of the steering wheel.
The “ECO indicator light” on the instrument clus-
ter will illuminate.
To deactivate the ECO mode, press the ECO
1again. The “ECO indicator light” on the
instrument cluster will go out.
See “Electronic Shift Control System” in the
“Starting and Driving” section.
HORN ECO SWITCHHEATED SEAT SWITCH
2-46Instruments and controls
Page 186 of 412
The front seats and the rear outboard seats can
be warmed by built-in heaters. The switches lo-
cated on the center console and at the side of the
front passenger seatback can be operated inde-
pendently of each other.
1. Place the power switch in the ON position.
2. Push the LO or HI position of the switch, asdesired, depending on the temperature. The
indicator light in the switch will illuminate.
3. To turn off the heater, return the switch to the level position. Make sure the indicator light
goes off. The heater is controlled by a thermostat, auto-
matically turning the heater on and off. The indi-
cator light will remain on as long as the switch is
When the vehicle’s interior is warmed, or before
you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn the switch
The heated seats consumes less power
than the heater and can be used to either
help extend vehicle range by reducing
heater use or to maximize comfort by
supplementing the heater.
Do not use or allow occupants to use the
seat heater if you or the occupants can-
not monitor elevated seat temperatures
or have an inability to feel pain in those
body parts in contact with the seat. Use of
the seat heater by such people could re-
sult in serious injury.
• Do not use the seat heater for ex- tended periods or when no one is us-
ing the seat.
• Do not put anything on the seat which insulates heat, such as a blanket,
cushion, seat cover, etc. Otherwise, the
seat may become overheated.
• Do not place anything hard or heavy on the seat or pierce it with a pin or similar
object. This may result in damage to
• Any liquid spilled on the heated seat should be removed immediately with a
• When cleaning the seat, never use gasoline, thinner, or any similar mate-
• If any abnormalities are found or the heated seat does not operate, turn the
switch off and have the system
checked by a NISSAN certified LEAF
Instruments and controls2-47
Page 187 of 412
The vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle
Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most driv-
If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the VDC
system reduces the traction motor output to re-
duce wheel spin. The traction motor speed will be
reduced even if the accelerator is depressed to
the floor. If maximum traction motor power is
needed to free a stuck vehicle, turn the VDC
To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF
indicator will illuminate.Push the VDC OFF switch again to turn on the
VDC system, or the VDC is automatically turned
back on when the power switch is placed in the
off position and then placed back in the READY
to drive position. See “Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) system” in the “Starting and driving” sec-
To open the charge port lid, push the charge port
lid switch. See “Charge Port Lid” in the “Pre-
Driving Checks and Adjustments” section.
VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
OFF SWITCH CHARGE PORT LID SWITCH
2-48Instruments and controls
Page 188 of 412
To lock or unlock the charge connector, push the
charge connector lock switch. See “Charge
Connector Lock Switch” in the “Charging” sec-
tion.To turn off the charge timer, push the charge
timer OFF switch. See “Charging Timer” in the
The power outlet is located in the instrument
• The outlet and plug may be hot during or immediately after use.
• Do not use with accessories that ex- ceed a 12-volt, 120W (10A) power
draw. Do not use double adapters or
more than one electrical accessory.
CHARGE CONNECTOR LOCK SWITCH CHARGE TIMER OFF SWITCH POWER OUTLET
Instruments and controls2-49
Page 189 of 412
• Use the power outlet with the powerswitch is in the ON or READY to drive
position to avoid discharging the 12-
• Avoid using the power outlet when the air conditioner, headlights or rear win-
dow defroster are on.
• This power outlet is not designed for use with a cigarette lighter unit.
• Push the plug in as far as it will go. If good contact is not made, the plug may
overheat or the internal temperature
fuse may open.
• Before inserting or disconnecting a plug, make sure that the electrical ac-
cessory being used is turned OFF.
• When not in use, be sure to close the cap. Do not allow water to contact the
• Avoid abrupt starting and braking when the cup holder is being used to
prevent spilling the drink. If the liquid
is hot, it can scald you or your passen-
• Use only soft cups in the cup holder. Hard objects can injure you in an acci-
2-50Instruments and controls
Page 190 of 412
Soft bottle holders
• Do not use the bottle holder for any other objects that could be thrown
about in the vehicle and possibly injure
people during sudden braking or an
• Do not use the bottle holder for open liquid containers.
The seatback pocket is located on the back of the
passenger’s seat. The pocket can be used to
To open the sunglasses holder, push and release.
Only store one pair of sunglasses in the holder.
Keep the sunglasses holder closed while
driving to prevent an accident.
Instruments and controls2-51