tail lights on gu patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 20:27
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Can someone tell why the main tail lights dont work on my gu.The ones in the rear bumpers do and also the one at the top of the back door. Is this normal if you have the bumper lights? Looked up the manual and it says the normal lights are back up lights. WHAT THE !
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Reply By: mrdesmo - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 20:43

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 20:43
G'day John,
Its all to do with ADR, you'll notice any? 4x4 with a factory rear wheel carrier has the same set up. Our fun police reckon the wheel obstructs the view of the rear lights so they had to go into the bumper. I believe some people have got them to work though as the plugs are there...
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 21:25

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 21:25
Jackaroo has all lights working, so do the later 90 series Prados.

You're right about it being ADR but then again, the Frontera doesn't have tail lights in the bumper and it has a tailgate mounted tyre.

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Follow Up By: Charlie - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 06:50

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 06:50
In my suzuki the lights bumper are fog lights,which I eventually figured out trying to figure out why the brake lights didn't work.I dont think anyone could keep track of all the ADR and thier different interpretations.
Charlie
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Reply By: gumagoo93 - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 20:49

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 20:49
The only globes in the main tailights are the reversing globes!.....to comply with the ADR's, the manufacturers have to fit tail/indicator lights on the bumper bar so that the can be seen, the idea being that as the spare wheel obstructs the view of the main tailights, the bumper bar lights can be seen from any angle at thre rear of the vehicle....there are kits to connect the tailights....the loom is already there to accept the tailight wiring..some guys have bought globe holders and hooked them up that way....seems a bit silly not to have them working, but I guess that Nissan see it as an unecessary expense for the Oz market...the reversing lights are pretty feeble, I have fitted 2 reversing kights to my early GU
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Follow Up By: Hilly - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 04:17

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 04:17
There is only one globe as a reversing light in the passenger side light panel on the GU. I fitted the arab spec tail lights to mine which has brake, tail and reversing lamps on each side. $355 for the pair with the wiring from mmemory. A couple of fuses need to be replaced with slightly higher rated ones as well.

Cheers

Hilly
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Reply By: john - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 21:04

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 21:04
Thanks for the info guys. Gee that really is rediculous. It looks rediculous. Any idea on where to buy the kit and how much? Please dont tell me nissan. For the sake of a few bolbs and holders you would think they would have made them standard.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 21:41

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 21:41
Take an archive cruise thru the forum John, there's a multitude of locations and URL's I think that'll give you this answerLaterally Literal
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 22:14

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 22:14
Why would you bother?? The price of fitting them for what gain?

Also if the cops want to be anal, they can then defect you for obstructed lights....

Your $$....
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Follow Up By: flappan - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 09:09

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 09:09
Not really Truckster, they are in addition to the normal lights.

Steve from the Offroader.com.au sells the Arab spec lights I think, if you want to go that way.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 13:04

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 13:04
Flappan, yes they are additional.. They also dont meet the ADR's....
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Follow Up By: The Crow - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 13:39

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 13:39
I have a GU series 3 I took it to an auto electition about 3 weeks ago he connected the lot up including brake lights, tail, blinkers and extra reversing light looks great and the extra reversing light helps with vision of a night reversing. The total cost including drilling holes to fit plugs, plugs, bulbs, wiring & fitting and GST was $240.
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Reply By: wheeler - Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 15:49

Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 15:49
This is a classic case beaurecratic bull.... in action. Nissan & some other manufactures are required to fit another set of taillights in the bumper in order to satisfy archaic ADR's. In order to reduce costs Nissan ellected not to connect the original taillights. This in my opionion is a ludicrous situation as if you have ever followed a GU towing a trailer the original lights are obscured. ( And we all know trailer lights are notoriously unreliable. especially boat trailers). In my GU I had an auto electrician rewire the original lights so I had both sets working. Cost me aout $300.
Ferris
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