Cruise Control Switch

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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Cruise Control Switch

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Post by asavage » 13 years ago

When I got my '82 Wagon back (after selling it to a co-worker in 1999), none of the cruise control indicators would light, although the CC works.

Today, I investigated.

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These are (apparently) T-1 form factor incandescent lamps with wire leads. That lamp is 3mm (~.118") diameter -- that's less than 1/8" !

In this close-up, you can make out the broken filament, on the lower leg:
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After carrying it around in my pocket for a while, the filament got worse:
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Newark sells a pack of (10) of these for $8, Their stock No. 50N8118, SPC TECHNOLOGY number 2182
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I imagine that getting the lamp back into the soft silicone holder, and wrapping the leads correctly is going to be quite difficult for my fat fingers. These things are small:
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Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Post by 83_maxima » 13 years ago

I had the same problem with my gasser's switch. Then I tore the whole system out. Sometimes I think about re-installing it now that the car is a MT.

Anyway, thanks Al!

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Post by asavage » 13 years ago

Removing the switch looked straightforward. I had a spare switch, so I knew exactly how it mounted, but shoving it to the right in the console did not let its finger release, and the console was grimy from spilled food from PO, so I just pulled the whole console.

I did so with trepidation, because the Maxima console cracks when you blink at it. I've broken several at JYs trying to get them out intact. Mine has two cracks now, one I think I created yesterday. I was being extremely careful.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Post by goglio704 » 13 years ago

All the hard plastic in both of my Maximas is extremely brittle. I know age is probably a factor, but it does get tiresome. Have to wonder what the plastic was like when it was newer.
Matt B.

83 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 5 speed, white, 130k miles. My original Maxima.
83 Maxima Sedan converted from gasser, LD28, 5 speed, 2 tone blue, 230k miles
82 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, 2 tone Gray/Silver, 140k miles
81 810 Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, rust, rust, and more rust!

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