Question about 1988 Nissan 300ZX
This is one of the easiest and cheapest car fixes in the world! (If this is the solution)
Have you noticed a flat, yellowish, old piece of nylon on your floor board lately? It looks like a washer without. or with a hole.
This is the 20 year old remains of a little nylon button that fits in a little hole in the shaft of your brake pedal. It acts as a cushion for the brake switch stem where it rests against the brake pedal shaft.
When this nylon button dies and falls out of the shaft, that leaves a hole in the shaft that the brake light switch shaft happens to fit through, (design note - Oops!) thereby, NOT depressing the brake light switch shaft when the brake pedal is at rest (not pressed to the floorboard).
When the switch shaft is pressed in (normal resting position), your brake lights turn off. So, if it isn't, it won't.
These little buttons are available through your local NIssan parts counter. Mine had them in stock. Apparently there are two different sizes, 3 green, 3 clear for a my '88 300ZX non-turbo, total of six, at a total cost of $21.83. I haven't had time to instal them but I suggest you replace all of them. Some go on the clutch pedal shaft and other locations. Your parts counter should be able to tell you exactly where they go.
I stumbled across this fix at the Z31.com site. A great resource for older Z's. Happy motoring!
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
Okay very easy way of fixing this, takes two things a quarter inch bolt and a wingnut, no sense in spending all the money on a replacement nylon piece for $22.00 especially when no one but you will know and its not visible. and it's a fraction of the cost, about .99 cents compared to that $22.00 you spend for the nylon, that no one sees, so there you have it quick and easy.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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