Nissan Leaf Connect Unit English Conversion AZEO-2
Nissan transitioned 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 beginning with the AZE0-2 X and G spec built from December 2015 onwards. The audio/navigation unit on these models cannot be easily replaced with a complete aftermarket unit without compromising the car’s functionality. This includes clock control, display of climate control settings, and data and settings for electric vehicles (such as charge timers and climate timers).
Fitting the equivalent European version from the same generation of Leaf is possible, but these are expensive and difficult to find. Furthermore, a used European version must be unlocked before it can be fitted to another vehicle, which adds to the cost.
Fortunately, we can now convert the text on these units into English and update the clock while maintaining GPS-synced time. This allows for the most cost-effective method of converting these Japanese units into English. While the original Japanese maps remain and 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, and menu and setting browsing. With pseudo-RDS available to display the current radio station name for most regions in New Zealand, there is little need to even look at the frequency when switching between stations.