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Parts Wanted: Looking for a interior light lens for a 1975 Datsun 280Z ?


Killain

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Looking for a interior light lens for a 1975 Datsun 280Z ?


Hi All.  The light lens is missing on my 1975 280Z and it looks like this one. If someone has one their not too stuck on, I'd like to buy it.

 

Thank you !


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    Killain
  • Date
    05/21/2022
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    1975
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    280Z

 

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Is the 240/260 lens the same as the 280 lens? thats my question.. if yes i might have one.. but can't promise but i think i've seen a lose one in my "pile" 😉  and they are overhere not so crusty hihi...  (due to climate.)

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4 hours ago, dutchzcarguy said:

Is the 240/260 lens the same as the 280 lens? thats my question.. if yes i might have one.. but can't promise but i think i've seen a lose one in my "pile" 😉  and they are overhere not so crusty hihi...  (due to climate.)

That would be wonderful.

 

Thank you,

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2 hours ago, Killain said:

$25.00 plus shipping, it must be made of some pretty pricy plastics ?

I recall seeing them on ebay for like $60+ a couple months back. I don't think Nissan (or Niles Electronics company) produces any of these parts anymore. $25 is "expensive" but they are probably made as small batches now.

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The one in my car crumbled when I pressed on the wrong area.  Unless a used one came from a garaged car I don't see why it would be any more durable, they all get baked from the roof heat.  That $25 replica seems like a good bet.  It's an odd color though.

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1 hour ago, heyitsrama said:

I recall seeing them on ebay for like $60+ a couple months back. I don't think Nissan (or Niles Electronics company) produces any of these parts anymore. $25 is "expensive" but they are probably made as small batches now.

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Well, it states that mail service between Australia and New Zealand has been closed, so It doesn't seem like a situation workable right now at any price ?

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10 hours ago, Killain said:

$25.00 plus shipping, it must be made of some pretty pricy plastics ?

They are hand made, one at a time. The color does seem off but Steve is very obsessive about making accurate reproductions. I feel confident the color is correct. He would be my first choice if you can figure out shipping.

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Hay I found a new one from a company called Klearz info@klearz.com for a white lens, but it looks like the whole lamp assembly has to come out of the car to replace the lens, can someone clarify this operation for me ?

 

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I have a few of those too. 

There are three wires. One ground. One comes from the door pin switch. The other is just 12V to the light so it will come on when you push the lens. 

If you swap the wires over one at a time you should be fine. You could also pull the fuse, or disconnect the battery if you like. 

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3 hours ago, Terrapin Z said:

I have a few of those too. 

There are three wires. One ground. One comes from the door pin switch. The other is just 12V to the light so it will come on when you push the lens. 

If you swap the wires over one at a time you should be fine. You could also pull the fuse, or disconnect the battery if you like. 

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Hay Thank you Terrapin-Z, I didn't want to pull it down and short out the light and then have to see what fuse I just blew. Do you know how much the suppliers want for a light like this ? anywhere from $137.00 plus shipping to $265.00 plus shipping And Nissan still make the light it's PN # 26410-E4101. All I want is to replace the lens and while I'm inter swap out the bulb with a LED unit. But anything you want to do on a Z-car it is going to be pricy ?

 

Thank you,

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At least fuses are inexpensive to replace, and if yours are of an unknown age I would suggest replacing them all. Cheap insurance. IMHO.

I have seen the price of these and many other parts going up and up. With a limited number of cars and popularity factor that is high, it rings true.

Disconnecting the battery is always the safest method, can not go wrong there. I hope your repairs go smoothly.

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