260/280z blanking plates / purpose | The Z Club of Great Britain
  1. The Z Club relies on the support of it's paid members - join the club or renew your membership here.

260/280z blanking plates / purpose

Discussion in 'Bodywork & Interior' started by AliK, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. AliK

    AliK
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    Does anyone know what the two blanking plates on the right are for? It feels like there should be something like a pair of electric window switches there! I’m looking to modify a stock switch to go there to do other things and would like it to look “correct” but nowhere have I found a photo with actual factory fitted switches there. Have I not googled hard enough?

    9F43F018-9F09-4321-B796-14880AAF6DDA.jpeg
     
  2. Farmer42

    Farmer42
    Z Club Member

    Hi Ali

    On mine, that is where the 2 parking light switches go. I don't think all 260Z had them so that could just be a blanking plate - Mine is the JDM model.
     
    AliK likes this.
  3. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    As Farmer42 says, they are for the Left and Right parking switches on the Japanese market models.

    Service Shuho 272-p81.jpg
     
    AliK likes this.
  4. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    what do they do? toggle the left switch and the left side lights come on sort of thing?
     
  5. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Yes. Individual ignition-off (car locked and unattended) control for left or right side illumination of side lights at the front and (usually dedicated) parking light bulb in the rear clusters.

    Some areas of Japan used to demand this for cars parked at night on streets without lighting. Great business for battery manufacturers...
     
    jonbills and AliK like this.
  6. AliK

    AliK
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    Albrecht / Farmer42, thank you very much gents!

    I’m guessing those switches are pretty rare to come by, given what you wrote.
     
  7. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    Mine came with a couple of electric window switches (Mercedes I think). Not wired up but I may remedy that one day. Not very clear pic.
    20200608_173959.jpg
     
  8. Farmer42

    Farmer42
    Z Club Member

    I also have a switch in the hole next to the one circled in your pic. It's got a plug from the loom attached to the back of it but doesn't seem to do anything. Could that be for fog lights or something?
     
    AliK likes this.
  9. Farmer42

    Farmer42
    Z Club Member

    Scrap that, it's the hazard lights. The extra switch is in the blanking plate above the one circled.
     
  10. AliK

    AliK
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    Ejector seat !? For God’s sake don’t press it!!!!!!!
     
    Farmer42 likes this.
  11. Farmer42

    Farmer42
    Z Club Member

    Or it could be for the anchor release when the brakes fail!!
     
    AliK likes this.
  12. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Scanning and monitoring Yahoo Japan auctions probably would give the the best chance of finding them. Make sure you don't get addicted though...
     
    AliK likes this.
  13. AliK

    AliK
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    LOL!! Thanks Alan!

    Now, there, is the voice of experience!! :EXTRAlol:
     
  14. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Lately, I'm on the wagon. Scarcely dare to look.

    Silvio does Michael.jpg
     

Share This Page