imiev, as you can see I've moved your post over to this old thread on the same subject and there's probably another discussion here somewhere...
My wife always parks her i-MiEV going forward into the garage against the right wall where I've located the EVSE very close to the charge port. I've installed a carefully-positioned small battery-powered LED closet light on the wall (tap-to-light) which she actually uses! Parks the car in exactly the same spot every time with the wine cork on a string against the square on the windshield wiper. For myself, in the dark I just fumble and use my fingers to locate the tip of the J1772 plug and port to shove it in as there's nothing there to zap us.
EVs: Two '12 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 TeslaMS85, three 156v CorbinSparrowsLi(NMC), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conversions: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab96, 48v1kW bike
RIP(2021) ICE: Orig.Owner '67 Saab96V4, '88 IsuzuTrooper; '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV