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#1 Kingos

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:08 PM

Hey guys i know there is a similar post just below with a rear tailight.
My driverside lowbeam doesnt work but the high beam does... its not the globe.
Any ideas ??

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:36 PM

Mine did that too, it's the combo switch. I got one off an N13 pulsar and just use the dash switch to make the lights pop up.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 08:54 PM

Pull the indicator stalk out (Remove the cowl from the colum, and undo the two screews that hold the stalk in, and slide it out), and clean the contacts on the back, behind the clear plastic cover.

It's pretty common with most Nissans of this era, including S13s.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:36 AM

just remember once you clean it out to re-apply some lubrication... weather that be vasaline or other :yes:

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:23 PM

Di-electric grease :yes:

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 12:46 AM

So its the stalk? Cause mine has just recently done this to the passenger side... Dad says its the bulb.. but i don't think it is. Hmm, will have to have a looksy.

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 05:39 AM

Hey guys i cant work out how to get the stalk off without breaking it. Is the cowl the plastic behind the steering wheel ?

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 09:33 AM

you take the plastic steering wheel surround off (three - four screws underneith)

They are pop fitted together and onto the column, have to pull reasonably hard to seperate.

Then there are two screws holding the stalks in place. Only requires a small phillips head.

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 07:30 PM

Hey guys, pulled the cowl off and undid the two screws for the stork.
I un did the clip and cleaned them the best i could, sprayed some silicone spray inside both the clips.
Anyway if i jiggle it the light comes on, but as soon as i turn the light off and on again, i loose the light.
Must be a loose wire ???

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 08:55 PM

At the base of the stalk, you will see a transparent cover. Flick this off, and under there, are copper contact strips. Carefully clean those, and see how you go.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 11:17 AM

All sorted now thanks :blush:

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:04 PM

Awesome :blush:

Thread pinned for future reference.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 04:55 PM

Hey guys,

I just bought a gaz a few weeks ago and I'm trying to get it back to shape. Anyway, I had the same issue where I have no low beam on my drivers side light but I DO have high beam.

I read this thread and I cleaned the back of the indicator stalk (where the 5 small copper strips are). The strips were fine expect for one that had a slight rainbow tinge (I'm guessing this is due to oxidation). Well I put it all back together but I still have no low beam. Any suggestions guys??

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 05:57 PM

i have the opposite issue

low beams work fine
high beams only passenger's lights up (driver's side goes out)

indicator stalk seems alright
any ideas?

i'll take a look at my wires later on
good luck fixing yours LJS12

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:12 PM

If you haven changed combo switch yet ,thats definitely what it is.

I did all sorts of things to mine, i had 2 gazelle ones, they looked clean and i pulled them apart and everything, trust me it' stuffed.
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:18 PM

the combo switch?

as in the 'emergency' up/down switch?
or the switcher in the stalk?

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 08:33 AM

The switcher in my stalk looked fine, but would be .0000001 mm fron touching causing the lights not to go on. I was lucky in the fact i could bend it enough to contact when needed and have it lift off enough when not, but i am going to grab another one from the wreckers next time i'm there.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 07:01 PM

I pulled the switch to bits more than previously described, bent the 5 copper terminals outwards gave all contact points a sand with 800 grit sandpaper bent the copper terminals down further than I thought I should go to ensure a good contact, put everything back together all worked a treat.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 06:29 PM

I pulled the switch to bits more than previously described, bent the 5 copper terminals outwards gave all contact points a sand with 800 grit sandpaper bent the copper terminals down further than I thought I should go to ensure a good contact, put everything back together all worked a treat. (edit) be careful how much you bend the terminals back, cos if your headlight stays on overnight then your car won't start in the morning



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Posted 10 August 2009 - 10:12 PM

i tried to clean the contacts and stuff the combo switch, so a n13 pul is the same any other cars,

ie. a common car, ones that a wreckers would have




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