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Hi community.

I have moved to Switzerland from Florida with my 240z and I'm in the middle of getting the homologation of the car  to get Swiss License Plates (for the time being I'm still driving around with my Florida Antique blue plates, see attached pic).

As part of the technical inspection they are requesting that I present the Owners Manual (which did not get when I bought my car).

At http://www.xenonzcar.com/ they had the manual but the link is not working.

Anyone who could help me to get a PDF version of it ?

Many thanks.

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Here's the Service Manual, if it will help - https://www.classiczcars.com/files/file/19-1972-240z-factory-service-manual/

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Thanks.

I already have the Service Manual.

As for the link, it is fake, just to get the credit card number.

Thanks will keep trying

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2 hours ago, Lumens said:

Ok I will bite and ask a stupid question. What does the owners manual have anything to do with new plates.

I just did a quick search on Swiss requirements for importing a personal car from another country. One of the required bits of documentation is the owners manual... Who knew!

http://www.helloswitzerland.ch/-/importing-a-car

Read the section "How to proceed". I will say that it makes no sense to me why you have to have the owners manual. In the US when you trade a car in, many times the dealership will remove the owners manual and not pass it on to whoever the car is sold to, so it's common to not get an owners manual when buying a used car.

Maybe if someone on these boards has a 72 240z and is in Switzerland they might lend a manual to get through the red tape??

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1972 https://www.amazon.com/bishko-automotive-literature-Reference-Operator/dp/B00U2TTDNO

1973 https://www.amazon.com/bishko-automotive-literature-Reference-Operator/dp/B00AKLJFH8 (I bought this one a couple of years ago.)

Please note that clicking on the link may cause a security error. You can search for these terms on Amazon to find the manuals: bishko automotive literature datsun

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Thanks to all for the follow up and trying to help.

Unfortunately the Swiss authorities request the Owners Manual for registration of the car.

If anyone has one PDF version that will be great.

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3 hours ago, niushork said:

Thanks to all for the follow up and trying to help.

Unfortunately the Swiss authorities request the Owners Manual for registration of the car.

If anyone has one PDF version that will be great.

You can get a copy of the 72 Owners Manual from Amazon. I provided a link.

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Accidentally typed FSM instead of owners manual

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Darn it I knew there was something I was supossedly to do. I’ll bring it to work on Monday and scan it there. It should make one big pdf.  Shoot me a PM on Monday just in case I forget. 

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Hey Jeff thanks, will send you a PM on Monday, basically I'm waiting on solving the Owners Manual issue to get my Swiss plates.

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On 9/3/2018 at 3:37 PM, Patcon said:

Some on ebay but they can get expensive

Thanks I found one but this guy is asking crazy money for it. I will continue to pray for a PDF version...

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8 hours ago, niushork said:

Hey Jeff thanks, will send you a PM on Monday, basically I'm waiting on solving the Owners Manual issue to get my Swiss plates.

I put it in my glove box. 

 

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20 hours ago, Mike said:

I finally got around to scanning the 1971 Owners Manual.  I have another green one that looks very similar.  

 

This is amazing thanks.

I'm pretty sure that it is as close to the 1972 owners manual I guess the only difference is the fuel filler lid on page 24 that on yours is with a key lock and on mine is not.

The green one you mentioned must be the one on top of this picture and the one below is the 72 owners manual.

 

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53 minutes ago, niushork said:

This is amazing thanks.

I'm pretty sure that it is as close to the 1972 owners manual I guess the only difference is the fuel filler lid on page 24 that on yours is with a key lock and on mine is not.

The green one you mentioned must be the one on top of this picture and the one below is the 72 owners manual.

Yeah I've been going through and populating all of the manuals I can find.  However, it seems the 1972 is missing.  If anyone has one, you can send to me and I'll scan and add it to the system.  Send me a PM if you have one and I'll send you my address.

Here's what I have found so far:

https://www.classiczcars.com/files/category/17-owner-manuals/

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Do the Swiss still have the law that the turn signals have to be above the bumper?  We had a Swiss 240Z in the shop that had blank valance pieces right and left (no holes for what we consider stock front turn/park light lenses) and had turn/park lights mounted on top of the chrome bumper.  Looked kinda like fog lamps but smaller...

 

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1 hour ago, cgsheen1 said:

Do the Swiss still have the law that the turn signals have to be above the bumper?  We had a Swiss 240Z in the shop that had blank valance pieces right and left (no holes for what we consider stock front turn/park light lenses) and had turn/park lights mounted on top of the chrome bumper.  Looked kinda like fog lamps but smaller...

 

I do not know, will find out soon when I have to go through that stupid bureaucracy drill. There is some sort of consensus that side lamps need to be WHITE and in the US are ORANGE. What difference does it make in the 21st Century ? None if you ask me but they seem very a**l retentive about it. Same with the speedometer that needs to be in Kilometers. I asked the guy what difference will make if I go above the limit of speed with a KMH speedometer or a Miles speedometer, would the fine be different ? The very well paid state employee could not answer. Useless.

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So speaking of anal retentive, let me point out that the 1970, 1971 and 1972 owners manuals were reprinted in 1997 for the Vintage Z program.  The printing date for all the manuals is on the rear cover.  If it says 1997, it's a reprint and there is no difference from the original printing.

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5 hours ago, niushork said:

I do not know, will find out soon when I have to go through that stupid bureaucracy drill. There is some sort of consensus that side lamps need to be WHITE and in the US are ORANGE. What difference does it make in the 21st Century ? None if you ask me but they seem very a**l retentive about it. Same with the speedometer that needs to be in Kilometers. I asked the guy what difference will make if I go above the limit of speed with a KMH speedometer or a Miles speedometer, would the fine be different ? The very well paid state employee could not answer. Useless.

The 240Z we had here was fitted with Euro gauges - KPH, Liters, and etc...  New owner thought they were cool and left them in the car.  The car also had to have a rear license plate light that was under the plate.  It had a lamp mounted on top of the rear bumper.  It had to come from the factory like that as the holes and the wiring weren't done after the fact.  It didn't have the usual plastic light holder under the hatch.  It was kind of an interesting story of a US serviceman who bought the Z over there and brought it back to the US back in the day.

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23 hours ago, 26th-Z said:

So speaking of anal retentive, let me point out that the 1970, 1971 and 1972 owners manuals were reprinted in 1997 for the Vintage Z program.  The printing date for all the manuals is on the rear cover.  If it says 1997, it's a reprint and there is no difference from the original printing.

Thanks for that information, did not have it.

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1 hour ago, niushork said:

Thanks for that information, did not have it.

You get the emails ok?

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