Nissan Electrical Problems

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:14
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No not a Patrol, my sons 1st car a Skyline. Was looking at it yesterday and parking lights came on. No keys in ignition and I was not touching the car. When driving the parking lights come on and off by them selves, but when switched on stay on as they should. Dash instruments work intermittantly. Auto elec looked at it but seemed to know less than me. What could cause this? It had an alarm which I took off as it didnt work. Any ideas team?

tob
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Reply By: chips59 - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:20

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:20
had a similar problem with my sons car and found it was headlight switch.
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Follow Up By: bugger it - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:52

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:52
just to add to what chips suggested how does the switch feel in its operation ? does it feel normal ?

if it feels loose or it does'nt click smoothly it may have had a small spring had a let go or lost tension etc
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Reply By: 120scruiser - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:11

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:11
It sounds like the combination switch.
Quite common on older cars. The contacts get dirty and they bugger up inside.
Check with wreckers as some are able to be pulled apart and some aren't. Wreckers usually sell them exchange if they are repairable.
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Reply By: TOB - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:53

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:53
Thanks for the tips boys. went to the switch and bingo, that was it. still don't know about the dash instruments but i am a lot happier.

tob
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Reply By: chips59 - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:12

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:12
Sorry, I mist the dash problem. It sounds like an earth problem to me, if they all work and then all stop then all work its a earth problem. try running new earth to back of dash.
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