Body Appearance - Exterior
- An extensive pictorial tour of the LEAF's underside: belly pans, motor and its mounts, electrical cabling, suspension and brakes, battery, parking brake, etc.
Forward underbody panel:
Forward underbody panel, removed:
Forward underbody panel, fasteners:
- The LEAF's doors and hood are aluminum, which fact is easily verifiable with a magnet. The roof, fenders and hatch are steel.
- A quick-release bike hitch by mynissanleaf.com member Electric4Me. It requires couple of holes drilled in the plastic bottom shield.
Here are some pics and a video.
- LEAF w/ an INNO bike rack, with pics.
- Torklift Central makes a trailer hitch for the LEAF. Here are some instructions on its installation:
- White LEAF with mesh grille, blacked out headlights, black "ground effect" pieces, black door handles, Recaro seats:
- LEAF accessories on Nissan Japan Web site (translate with Google Translate:
- LED-lit Nissan hood logo
- Blue LED ring around foglights.
- Body kits: front, side, and rear skirts
- Mud flaps
- Window shields
- Locking charge port shield (encloses charge port when charge port cover is open)
- Charge port light
- Body side molding in matching LEAF colors, applied with 3M tape.
- Pics of gominigo's "no-hole" front license plate kit: license plate bracket is screwed into the tow hook receptacle.
Some pics also saved on here:
- "Opening" above rear license plate is as designed, having no "cover": it's present on LEAFs at least up to VIN #7462
However, there is a report of newer LEAF's having a "small black plastic cover" in that location.
- Recommendations for tint:
Pics of LEAFs with tinted windows
- Gray LEAF w/ tint, TEIN Street Basis coilovers, Enkei RP03, 225/45-18 ET48 (1" spacer in rear), shark fin antena
- Black LEAF with tinted windows: "30% rear hatch, rear windows, and winglet windows next to the mirrors. 70% on front/side windows".
- White 2011 LEAF Madico tint (30%, 92% IR reduction, $300):
- Blue 2011 LEAF with tinted windows
- Towing: a LEAF being towed on a dolly behind a motor home:
- How to access windshield washer nozzles: "raise hood; insert the screwdriver on the left and right sides of the nozzle in turn and move the handle outwards so that the blade pushes inwards".
- Adding an external quick-release for the charging port's door, so you don't need to go inside the car to release the charging port door: a complete step-by-step pictorial DIY.