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Hi All,

I have imported a Nissan Leaf 80kw from Japan and it requires a IVA test as its within 10 years old.

Now the only issue I am having is that the speedo is in KPH and the requirement is that it must be Mph.

I have tried the options using the trip and understand the Japanese models never came with the option to change language or speed to Mph etc.

Does anyone know the best way to change to Mph or even an alternative route to get passed the IVA?

Apologies I have searched the forums with no lick of an answer to this query.

Please help thanks

Raz
 

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in NZ sell a plug in to convert from KPH to MPH as there's a large number imported from Japan to NZ. I guess that a specialist like Cleevely or another HEVRA garage may already import these products.
 

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in NZ sell a plug in to convert from KPH to MPH as there's a large number imported from Japan to NZ.
That makes no sense. Japan and New Zealand both use KPH. ;)

The conversion done to Japanese Leafs in NZ is to convert them to an English user interface (by flashing the firmware on the head unit) not change to MPH.

By the way as far as I know they are just using the firmware/tools provided by https://xanavi.net/ to do this, and on xanavi's youtube channel you'll find videos of flashing Japanese Leafs to English. Whether that adds an option to switch to MPH on the heads up display I don't know though.
 

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That makes no sense. Japan and New Zealand both use KPH. ;)

The conversion done to Japanese Leafs in NZ is to convert them to an English user interface (by flashing the firmware on the head unit) not change to MPH.

By the way as far as I know they are just using the firmware/tools provided by https://xanavi.net/ to do this, and on xanavi's youtube channel you'll find videos of flashing Japanese Leafs to English. Whether that adds an option to switch to MPH on the heads up display I don't know though.
Yes I have seen some videos about this but as it's in NZ and shipping could take some time.

Also for a one off it seems a little expensive.
 

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Get an aftermarket HUD and cover the speedo readout with black tape. Or use an obd2 dongle and connect to a permanently mounted pnablet just running the speed readout, multiple chooces of obd2 apps out there. The HUD is the most elegant solution some connect directly to the obd2 connector

Cheers Tony.
 

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Get an aftermarket HUD and cover the speedo readout with black tape. Or use an obd2 dongle and connect to a permanently mounted pnablet just running the speed readout, multiple chooces of obd2 apps out there. The HUD is the most elegant solution some connect directly to the obd2 connector

Cheers Tony.
Doesn't HUD display information reversed on the screen so it shows the correct way when shown on the windscreen?
 

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Get an aftermarket HUD and cover the speedo readout with black tape. Or use an obd2 dongle and connect to a permanently mounted pnablet just running the speed readout, multiple chooces of obd2 apps out there. The HUD is the most elegant solution some connect directly to the obd2 connector

Cheers Tony.
As far as I know, not permissible for an IVA test. Can’t have something that plugs in, needs to be permanently wired in the vehicle.

@Rastro - look up an auto electrician, they’re quite a straightforward fit.
 

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Doesn't HUD display information reversed on the screen so it shows the correct way when shown on the windscreen?
Yes, I used one when I toured Europe a couple of years ago to display KMH. It saved my bacon when a mad 25 stone Frenchman wrote off my car in the wilds of Normandy at 12.00am in the morning pitch-black and no other vehicles for miles (sorry kms). The dashcam recorded my speed as zero on the HUD at the junction. I blanked everything except the speed display with black tape.
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I also bought a holder which had a see-though mirror and allowed me to position it firmly and precisely.
As I bought them some time ago I haven't posted links. If you are interested I can go back through my records and find out where I got them and cost. Let me know.
 
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As far as I know, not permissible for an IVA test. Can’t have something that plugs in, needs to be permanently wired in the vehicle.

@Rastro - look up an auto electrician, they’re quite a straightforward fit.
It can be permanently wired quite easily, I just got an obd2 spiltter cable and super-glued it to the obd2 port, allowing the split for vehicle maintenance. and the beauty is you get much more information than the original if you want it.
 

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Ask them, VOSA have always been very helpful to me in the past, just send an email. There will be a disclaimer at the end of their reply of course.
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It can be permanently wired quite easily, I just got an obd2 spiltter cable and super-glued it to the obd2 port, allowing the split for vehicle maintenance. and the beauty is you get much more information than the original if you want it.
This is a great idea. last time I was in Germany this year I got a speeding ticket but I find it hard to gauge speed and on the fly convert mph to km/h in my head. Consequently I had a fine and a funky photo of the leaf going marginally over the limit.
 

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Hi All,

I have imported a Nissan Leaf 80kw from Japan and it requires a IVA test as its within 10 years old.

Now the only issue I am having is that the speedo is in KPH and the requirement is that it must be Mph.

I have tried the options using the trip and understand the Japanese models never came with the option to change language or speed to Mph etc.

Does anyone know the best way to change to Mph or even an alternative route to get passed the IVA?

Apologies I have searched the forums with no lick of an answer to this query.

Please help thanks

Raz
Just curious, is importing a Japanese leaf significantly cheaper than buying a UK registered one?
 
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