Brake lights

Asked by Mar 22, 2011 at 10:15 PM about the 1978 Datsun 280Z

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The brake lights and tail lights on my 78 280 won't turn off. I don't know if it is a
coincidence but while driving just before I noticed the problem I felt something on
the floor under foot. It turned out to be some sort of clear plastic plug. Round,
clear somewhat soft plastic. Could that have something to do with it?

2 Answers

15

Im not sure about the plastic plug but your break like run off a a small switch which is located by the pedal itself. that is most likely where your problem is coming from.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

That plastic slug belongs on the metal brake pedal actuator bar above the rubber foot pad. It serves as a stop for the plunger of the stop light switch on the foot pedal assembly. When the plastic slug falls out of the pedal bar the plunger of the switch is now extended all the way out turning on the brake lights.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Is it worth it? 9 answers

    Ive always wanted a datsun 280z, and i found one on craigslist for $300, but it has no title, no engine, no transition, no wheels. How much would it cost to fix?

    1982 Datsun 280Z Turbo

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what causes instrument panel lights from comming on 5 answers

    panel lights don't come on

    1978 Datsun 280Z

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Electrical -lights 1 answer

    280 ZX 2+2 Rear combination upper unit lights (both sides) stay on even with rotating light switch and engine off. I had to disconnect the battery to turn off..reconnected and they are back on. Possi...

    1977 Datsun 280Z

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1976 Datsun 280Z dash lights not working? 5 answers

    I just purchased a 1976 datsun 280z and the dash lights are not working. I have read some of the posts but still not sure where to start. Is one of the fuses in the fuse block in line with the das...

    1976 Datsun 280Z

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • EPC light

    I just bought a 2013 CC Sport in September of last year. Last week the EPC light came on and car kept stalling. I brought it to dealership and they said it was the oil was too dirty causing car to s...

    2013 Volkswagen CC Sport w/ Lighting Package

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Datsun 280Z Questions

Datsun 280Z Experts

#1 F_O_R
F_O_R
Reputation 150
#2 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 120
#3 Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen
Reputation 90
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Datsun 280ZX
11 listings
Used Ford Mustang
389 Great Deals out of 47,145 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Supra
41 listings starting at $47,888
Used Chevrolet Camaro
148 Great Deals out of 32,808 listings starting at $1,995
Used Porsche 911
88 Great Deals out of 4,623 listings starting at $11,992
Used Chevrolet Corvette
96 Great Deals out of 20,437 listings starting at $3,495

Used Cars For Sale