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I'm currently working on a friends 86 300ZX that he got after seeing mine, and he wants to make it a show car. He wants to make it so that the headlights only go up when you hit the button on the console and not when you turn the headlights on. I haven't tried to do it yet because of the price and rarity of the headlight motors. Someone has to have done this, any help or a good starting point would be great. Schematics work well too.

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I searched forever for a page like that and turned up nothing, thanks.
 

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go call stu8 i was going to give the same link
 

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or you can just blip your high beams on, works too. Then you don't have to remember to push the button again.
 

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you dont have to remember to push the button again, once the lights go up, the only way to get them back down is to turn the lights off

I've been suffering with this gay ass mod for years, but im too lazy to remove 3 screws and plug the connection back together. Maybe when the button wears out I'll do it, until then I have gotten good at just getting the lights up so I can actually see.
 

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I never raise my lights. I swear it makes so little difference with them up or down that I just leave them down. I think it looks better. in fact, I was almost thinking of buying a projector headlight set from a z32 and removing the z31 headlight assembly altogether, and then just mounting the cover from them back on somehow.
 

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clownsrus: yes you do have to push the button again, or then my car is an oddity. Pushing it once will bring the lights up, and then pushing it again will make the lights go down when you turn them off on the headlight switch.
 

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SINISTAR556 wrote:

> I'm currently working on a friends 86 300ZX that he got after
> seeing mine, and he wants to make it a show car. He wants to
> make it so that the headlights only go up when you hit the
> button on the console and not when you turn the headlights on.
> I haven't tried to do it yet because of the price and rarity of
> the headlight motors. Someone has to have done this, any help
> or a good starting point would be great. Schematics work well
> too.
>
> Thanks
>

You would have to rewire something for this to work the way you are describing. With that plug-disconnect mod, any time you use the high beams, the lights will pop up and stay up until you turn the lights all the way off.
 

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so this works for every one but me. me and my auto tech teacher could not find those same wires on my 87, i disconected every plug one at a time and none of them do the lights poping up. anyone know y?
 

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yup. come up when i push the button, stay up until i push the button again AND turn the lights off. stay down if i don't push the button, even with highbeams or foglights on. And that doesn't seem like a problem to me. I like it that way. I hate having the lights up.
 

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then something is wrong or someone else rewired it. all three of my current Z31s opperate in the way I described. As do all other Z31s I've seen with this mod.
 
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