1983 Datsun 280ZX-Cruise Control

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Mldr
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1983 Datsun 280ZX-Cruise Control

Postby Mldr » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:18 am

Problem: Cruise Control is inop. The switch shows 'On' but will not engage when the button in the center of the turn signal arm is pushed. Can anyone help me troubleshoot this? Thx.


FrenchPople
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Car: 1983 Datsun 280ZXT 2+2
2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Desert Runner 2WD

Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX-Cruise Control

Postby FrenchPople » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:52 pm

Good evening too you. Luckily for you I think I already know what you have to do since I had the same problem with my 1983 2+2 Turbo when I first got it. What you need to do is somehow squeeze yourself under the dash and look at both the brake and clutch pedals. They will both have push button switches. The clutch will have one and the brake will have two. What is supposed to happen is the switches are supposed to hit some rubber stoppers on the pedals. Chances are a rubber stopper has rotted away on one of them. So basically you cruise control module is thinking you are riding the clutch or brake while going 70mph down the road. If you confirm that the ripper stop has rotted away simply go to your local Nissan dealership and ask for the Green gumdrops for the brake pedals and the parts guy will know what you are talking about. You are going to spend around $10-$20 a pop for them but I would get 3 and they will last a long time. Mine lasted over 30years and it's been in Arizona it's entire life so you should be fine. Hope you get it fixed.

Mldr
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX-Cruise Control & Radio Light

Postby Mldr » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:36 am

THANK YOU! The grommet was missing on the clutch arm. It cost me $4.50 at a dealership. The 'cruise' now engages and works like a charm. While I have your attention, the display does not light up on the radio. Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this?
Thx.

FrenchPople
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX-Cruise Control

Postby FrenchPople » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:59 pm

Glad that helped you out. As for the radio I'm not too sure. If I'm not mistaken I may have sent you a pm with my cellphone number. If you want go-ahead and send me a text or call. I will be available the next 2 days and I have the factory service manual for the 83 280zx and covers all versions that year.

Mldr
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX-Cruise Control

Postby Mldr » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:59 pm

I would love to talk with you but unable as I don't have your cell # or email address.

FrenchPople
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX-Cruise Control

Postby FrenchPople » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:09 pm

Check you pm's. I will send you my cell and email there.

Mldr
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX-Cruise Control

Postby Mldr » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:06 am

I'm new to all this. I don't know what the 'pm' is and how to access it.

FrenchPople
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX-Cruise Control

Postby FrenchPople » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:50 am

It's quite simple. Click my user name. It will take you to the pm/message page. Then you can access you inbox for the pm


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