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  • Headlight issue

    I recently purchased an 85 300zx. I'm new to the world of Z's (I've always worked on classic Fords or American Muscle). I'm slowly going through it and learning and have come across a headlight issue. I've searched through the forums but can't find my specific issue. My headlights stay up and work. When I turn on the "wheel" on the back of the motor, I can make several turns before the lights will lower and then come right back up. This is the same on both sides. Do I need to make adjustments on the rod for the lights?

  • #2
    I'm not sure I understand your issue. Are the headlights staying up all the time and won't go down?
    '88 300ZX 2+2-- Under the knife
    '86 3000ZX 2+2-- the knife victim
    '19 Leaf SV-- Because I hate burning money
    '19 NV passenger-- Because my wife likes burning money

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    • #3
      Yes, they stay up all the time. I can turn the knob on the back of the motor a few turns and they will go down but they pop right back up.

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      • #4
        There's a switch on the dash just above the headlight switch (middle slot on the trio). Have you tried cycling that switch? If both headlights are doing it, I'm going to guess either that switch is active (on) or shorted.
        '88 300ZX 2+2-- Under the knife
        '86 3000ZX 2+2-- the knife victim
        '19 Leaf SV-- Because I hate burning money
        '19 NV passenger-- Because my wife likes burning money

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        • #5
          Thank you! I sprayed a little electrical cleaner around the switch and then cycled it a few times. The headlights began to work.

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