1983: Dead Pedal introduced

General information about the first-generation Nissan Maxima in the US. What was the Datsun 810 became the luxury leader Maxima in the US in 1981.

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1983: Dead Pedal introduced


Post by asavage » 12 years ago

One new feature for the Maxima in 1983 was the introduction of the "dead pedal" on the left.


Nissan FAST says it was fitted to both Sedans & Wagons, from Jul-82 onward. It does not call out any differentiation for MT and AT.

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Can anyone confirm that the MT 1983 or 1984 has the dead pedal?
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Post by davehoos » 12 years ago

allmost all OZ sold cars have this "foot rest".was a big deal in early 80's.
later cars it was weilded to the floor to cut cost and the rubber glued on.it fitted to the trans tunel RHD.
the only bluebird ive seen without a foot rest is an economy fleet model.

japanese models have predrilled holes and 6mm nuts,so they tend to be factory options or dealer fitted.

the rest is for both man/auto.
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Re: 1983: Dead Pedal introduced


Post by goglio704 » 12 years ago

asavage wrote:Can anyone confirm that the MT 1983 or 1984 has the dead pedal?
My 83 with factory MT does.
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