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 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.
This is available now through our Christchurch Service Centre and will be available to others soon via our extended network of partners.
Dates are services are subject to availability. Our service centres hours are 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. One of our team will contact you within 2 working days to confirm your booking. Alternatively, you can contact our service centre for bookings on 032818572
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