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    any one had trouble with there indicator switch i have replaced mine once and the second ones now stopped working on left hand side

    anyone had this problem and found a fix or replacement if not any aussies got a spare they want to sell let me know.

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    Mick,
    Try a squirt of WD-40 or CRC. It's worked for me several times.
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    I had a problem with my turn signals. It turned out to be a worn assembly/switch on the end of the indicator stick. I would only indicate right if i pushed it really hard.

    So i pulled it out the whole assembly, loosend up the screws that held the switch on the end of the stick and repositioned it.

    Now no left or right.

    What had happened was the plastic bush type thing that switches the switch has worn out, so that when you push the lever it rocks a bit and doesn't fully push the switch. (i think the switch wears internally also, and that combined with the lever not pushing the switch far enough up or down means no indicators).


    So i wedged a thin piece of plastic between the metal part that holds the lever, and the plastic bush thing. This takes up the extra play in the assembly that makes up for the worn part.

    Now it works fine.

    You should also adjust the switch position by loosening the screws that hold it in plase and repositiononing it so that you get both left and right contact happening.

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    Excellent photo! Please put that in your gallery, with "reference electrical switch signal turn" in the Keywords field.
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    Excellent photo indeed!!Notice at the bottom of the photo that long white connector.Thats the hi/low beam. 4 pieces of the fiber board "feet' go in those slots. notice the right side is brown(foot is there) see on the left the shiny contact(foot lock missing). It's not long for a burn out.That contact should be above that slot.You may increase the life by trying some jb or such to hold it back in place.Or better yet I think that rivet at the top is hollow.Make a base to fit the white housing bottom and maybe twist of wire or small tieWrap.Look good fellas,This is the number one headlight killer.If your isn't broken I would fill it with something as those feet are brittle.
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    Call Warren at All-Z Parts and he sells a kit that allows you to rebuild the switch in question. Genuine Nissan parts.
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    Originally posted by Daniel
    notice the right side is brown(foot is there) see on the left the shiny contact(foot lock missing).
    Well it wasnt missing, just had slipped down a bit. I pushed it back up. Might wrap some eletrical tape around it to stop it comming down again.
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    What is warrens phone#? Thanks.Also those things just done slip out. I'm thinking if you shove a needle under the fiber on the bottom across the slots and clip off the extra (left and right sides).Then put some silicone to hold it in place that would give great support and take the stress off the old fiber feet.
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    Contact details for All-Z Parts in Sydney

    Ph 02 9484 8257
    website: www.allzparts.com.au

    Hope this helps you out.
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    An indicator-switch rebuild kit you say? This I have to investigate!

    (I too have the 'indicate-right-damn-you!' problem with my switch)
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    Ben

    Investigate away. I bought one a few years back from Warren. It includes the metal internal switch of the left/right select indicator and also the plastic high/low beam switch (common burn out problem on the z).

    Hope he still can get them. Let us know how you go. If he doesnt have them PM me and I will bring in the Nissan part# for you and you can try your local Nissan dealership directly.

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    Part number 25545-N3600
    Still on the master parts file, ex Japan $61AUD. Beware the description is 'screw'

    Joseph, many thanks for the part number - I owe you one!


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    This seems like a real winner. Can these be obtained in the states? Chloe??
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    The part number (25545-N3600) comes up as 'Switch t/s' in the Nismoparts.com database. It shows a price of $21.23 plus shipping. In my experience, this doesn't mean that it is still available through them. You would still have to call to check availability. Their parts database is useful also for inputing a known parts number to get a description of the part.
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    Hey Ben

    Thats great news that the part is still available, bet it will save a great deal of otherwisw defective indicator switches out there.

    Others, keep in mind that this kit will only rebuild the 240z style switch as far as the indicator selection switch goes. Seems like the 260z switch has a slightly different "moon" shape to the indicator select switch (see the metal "moon" shaped piece in Bens photo above). All else is usable between the 240z switch and the 260z switch.

    BTW Ben, Im glad to help out after all the help that you have provided me over the years that we have been in contact. You dont owe me one, more like I now owe you 99 from 100 ;>

    Let us know when you are fully street legal.

    Regards

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    Default Indicator/low-high combination switch

    I have the same problem with my "76 260z But has anyone had there headlights go out completly when switching from high beam to low beam? this happens to me at times and it's a real safety concern!! Luckly the lights come back on when you switch it between high and low but a real worry!! Also when driving in some wet weather the other day ( with head lights on) I noticed a burning smell and saw some smoke come from behind the stearing wheel! I switched the lights off and luckly the zd is ok and hasn't burnt to a crisp! There must be some high AMPs runing in that low beam high beam switch! I must have a short in the wiring! has anyony had the same problem???

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