Nissan Z - ZX 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Headlamps

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1970-78 Models

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the headlamp connector behind the front fender panel.
  2.  
  3. Go in through the wheel opening and remove the four headlamp housing retaining screws.
  4.  
  5. Pull the headlamp assembly out.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of headlight assembly-1970-78 models

  1. Loosen the retaining ring screws, rotate the ring and remove it.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the connector and remove the sealed beam unit.
  4.  
  5. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Aim the new headlamp, if necessary.
  6.  

Connect the wiring connector to the new sealed beam unit and position it so that the three location tabs fit the hollows in the mounting ring. The letters on the sealed beam must be in an upright position.

1979-83 Models

See Figure 2

  1. The headlights are accessible through the engine compartment. For access to the left headlight, remove the headlight cleaner reservoir tank, if equipped. For access to the right headlight, remove the coolant reservoir tank and the charcoal canister.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the headlamp wiring from the rear of the bulb.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bolts retaining the headlight bracket.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 2: Unfasten the screws (arrowed) to remove the headlight assembly from the engine compartment-1979-83 models

  1. Pull the bracket back and remove the screws holding the headlight retaining ring. Remove the ring and the headlight. Be careful not to touch the headlight aiming screws, located at the top and the outside of the ring.
  2.  
  3. To install, reverse the removal procedures.
  4.  

1984-88 Models

See Figures 3, 4, 5 and 6

  1. Turn ON the headlamp switch and after the headlamps are open, disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the headlight trim finisher screws. Gently push down on the finisher and pull out on the upper part while pulling up on the headlight cover to remove it.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the screws holding the headlight retaining ring and remove the headlight from the retaining ring.
  6.  

DO NOT disturb the headlight adjusting screws.

  1. Disconnect the wiring connector from the back of the sealed beam and remove the sealed beam.
  2.  
  3. To install, reverse the removal procedures.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of retractable headlight assembly-1984-88 models



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Fig. Fig. 4: Retractable headlamp link assembly



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Fig. Fig. 5: If adjustment of the retractable headlamp cover is required, remove the protective cap over the top of the motor ...



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Fig. Fig. 6: ... and turn the knob in either direction to raise or lower the assembly

 
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