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    Default Do I have Highbeams?

    1971 240z. Finally was able to register my Z. It hit the road for a while yesterday, and then I realized I don't have high beams. Or I just don't know where the switch is.

    Should I be equipped with such a luxurious item?

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    Try pushing/pulling the turn signal stalk towards you and away from you.

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    I think it's time to do some reading.
    http://xenons30.com/files/Owners%20M...nersmanual.pdf - Different year, same principles.
    http://xenons30.com/files/1971%20FSM%20Supplement.pdf
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    The manual states I should have them. It does not state how they are operated.

    The turn signal stalk does not move forward or back. I fear to break it. But if that is how the operate, I may try pushing a little harder.

    Cheers
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    Read three more pages in the Owner's Manual. Do not push.
    1976 280Z, with some minor modifications

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuD 91gt View Post
    The manual states I should have them. It does not state how they are operated.
    Yes, it does. See page 14 of the owners manual.

    Quote Originally Posted by HuD 91gt View Post
    The turn signal stalk does not move forward or back. I fear to break it. But if that is how the operate, I may try pushing a little harder.
    The stock switch does pull back. Look at the parts manual at CarPartsManual.com - Online Parts Catalogs for Classic Cars. Find the turn signal switch and see if it looks different from what you have. If it does look different, I suggest you post a picture.
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    Well there you have it. Page 14 explained my answer. I only saw the reference on page 11.

    I'll take a look at mine again. It looks the same, perhaps there is something restricting it's movement.

    Thanks

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    man, i have SO been there....
    actually started tearing apart wiring and installing additional grounds before accidentally bumping the blinker stalk while upside down under the steering column trying to remove my cover and tear apart the switch...

    so your'e NOT the only dummy
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