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I don't know about the 240's but on the 260's and 280's I've never seen anything (factory) mounted in that spot.*

I've theorized the possibility that they were considering putting power windows in and (again theorized) that is where they were going to put the switches.

That is my theory which is mine and it belongs to me.

 

* Of course that does not mean it never happened. It just means I've never seen anything.

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OH!  Now that I know what the heck is going on in this post I have a little input.  I bought a car several years ago and upon getting it home and going through everything I found I had these switches (and hand throttle).  

 

@AZ-240z, now after reading that thread (again as I'm certain I read it back when it was active) I will have to go and look at the tail lights in this Z (it is in storage) to see if it has the extra bulb.  How exciting!

 

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Every 260Z/280Z console I've had come through the shop has either:

1. Had the block-off plate missing.

2. Had a hole drilled through the block-off plate and/or had a switch installed by some PO.

Same with my 260Z when I bought it...

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Every 260Z/280Z console I've had come through the shop has either:
1. Had the block-off plate missing.
2. Had a hole drilled through the block-off plate and/or had a switch installed by some PO.
Same with my 260Z when I bought it...


Not mine dude ;) got lucky I guess!

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Looking on the back of my European clusters, this blanking plate makes more sense!
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4 hours ago, texasz said:

OH!  Now that I know what the heck is going on in this post I have a little input.  I bought a car several years ago and upon getting it home and going through everything I found I had these switches (and hand throttle).  

Any interest in selling the double light switch?

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I think that spot is where the harness plug mounts
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That makes even more sense! Ty! My plugs have always been free floating then! ;)
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12 hours ago, Terrapin Z said:

Any interest in selling the double light switch?

Nope, sorry...I was very excited to have found these when I first got the car and planned on seeing what was involved in making them work if they do not already.

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7 minutes ago, texasz said:

Nope, sorry...I was very excited to have found these when I first got the car and planned on seeing what was involved in making them work if they do not already.

please document this 🙂

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5 hours ago, texasz said:

Nope, sorry...I was very excited to have found these when I first got the car and planned on seeing what was involved in making them work if they do not already.

I understand. It does not hurt to ask, you never know. 

When you do hook them up, please post about it. Seems a couple of us are curious. Thanks

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6 hours ago, chaseincats said:

please document this 🙂data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAPABAP///wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==

 

What are you looking for?

 

 

32 minutes ago, Terrapin Z said:

I understand. It does not hurt to ask, you never know. 

When you do hook them up, please post about it. Seems a couple of us are curious. Thanks

 

It will be a while, this is not the first Z on my list to work on (probably #2 though).  It will likely be years before I do anything with it.

 

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6 hours ago, texasz said:

 What are you looking for?

Just keep us in the loop when you eventually get to it since I don't think many people have seen how this is hooked up or even knew this feature existed (I sure didn't).  Will you need to make a harness for it, or is it already in the loom just disconnected in the non-JDM models?

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I happened to be over near my storage yesterday so I stopped in to have a look at the taillights and unfortunately they do not have the additional bulb.  This is quite odd since the car has the switches.  I could not get a good look at the taillight sub-harness, maybe there is the extra bulb on there and the taillights have been replaced with US spec ones.  :ermm:

 

 

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Here are the extra bulb fronts.   https://www.ebay.com/itm/112651430499?hash=item1a3a8c6a63:g:nEUAAOSwCJxaFMu4

Edit to add the rear pic. It looks like the bulb would go in the center spot on the top light row. Where the rubber looking plug is. 

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12 hours ago, YZFMax said:

Power antenna switch.


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I think that antenna switch was a relocate when the aftermarket radio went it. 

This should be the JDM parking light switch for that hole in the 260-280 S30's 

 

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