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  1. Hello! I have a 1978 280z. My tail lights, dash lights, and side markers not coming on, on both sides. Headlights work. 1. I've replaced the stop light fuse with tail light fuse and the stop lights still worked. So that makes me think it's definitely not a fuse. 2. The stop lights still work even after changing fuse so that makes me think it's also not a grounding issue. 3. I've checked the continuity and voltage between the GW and GL plugs under the combination switch and got a signal (see attached photo for location) but no voltage 4. I checked the continuity and voltage at the tail light sockets and tail fuse and got a single but no voltage going to them. At this point I'm not sure what to do next. Any help would be appreciated! There are some mysterious wires not connected to anything. Maybe that has something to do with it....see pictures below...
  2. <font color="red" size="20"><b>Ok</b></font> So I got tired of the very dim green dash and gauge lights for my 280z. I didnt see anyone on the forums so far doing this yet so I decided to take a crack at it. Gonna try and make this easy to follow and understand. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you too are tired of having to squint in at your gauges when driving at night, then you might want to also consider this. Just some basic info: Most production cars use wedge type bulbs for gauge lights that twist out of the back of the gauge. These wedge bulbs also usually have a type of plastic coating on the tips that is Green/Blue so that when installed and turned on they give off the color they are coated with. Like green or blue as described. Our Z cars use a different setup (atleast the 240z-280z). These Z cars use an older system of bayonet style bulbs that you push in and twist to lock in place. And instead of the bulbs having a coating on them to give off a certain color, the gauges themselves have clear plastic domes fitted into them that filter the light. In our cases the Standard Green. When the dome filters the light its also cutting its lumen count down also. Which means its not as bright. <font size="2">This is a comparison of a wedge type bulb and a bayonet bulb</font>
  3. I have a short or something going on that when I pres the brake pedal the sidemarker lights and the dash lights come on in addition to the rear brake lights. Also when I have my headlights on the turn signal for the left signal lights up ...Anybody have an issue like this and how did you fix it. Thanks
  4. i just brought home a 1973 240z. i was parked outside for about 1 year. i got it to start and it runs good. now starts as soon as you turn the key. though im having some issues with a few things. the glove box is locked and i didnt get the key for it. the hatch lock wont unlock.(i broke my spare key trying to unlock it) so i need guidance opening those and making the brakes stronger.(barely any stopping power) i would like to take out the emissions control crap if i can. the dash lights do not light up. thank you in advance
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