Go Back   Infamous Nissan - Hardbody / Frontier Forums > Model Specific > Hardbody Forum (D21)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-10-2019, 02:39 PM   #11
Sufarry
 
Sufarry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 24
Vehicle: 1994 Nissan Hardbody
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...mp+switch,4472
Sufarry is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Wersh (01-10-2019)
Old 01-10-2019, 05:18 PM   #12
jp2code
Software Developer
 
jp2code's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Longview, TX [USA]
Age: 49
Posts: 9,030
Vehicle: 94 LB 2x4 Manual VG33e
Thanks: 1,344
Thanked 1,138 Times in 1,008 Posts
Default

Do you have any aftermarket electronics installed (CB radio, AMP, fog lights, Alarm System)?

Often the wiring on these does not last the 20 or 30 years that these trucks have been out there.
__________________
Joe (not a mechanic!) Don't have an account? EMAIL ME
Factory Service Manuals: https://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Hardbody/
Walk-through: Checking Nissan Trouble Codes
1994 VG30E to VG33E with H256 Cams

jp2code is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2019, 06:23 PM   #13
Wersh
 
Wersh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: puyallup, WA
Posts: 34
Vehicle: 1991 Nissan D21 2WD
Thanks: 42
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I have aftermarket headlights / taillights. The headlights worries me bc they ran so hot. Gave a half @ssd look last night. Hoping its the switch. Is it an easy part to replace anyone know?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jp2code View Post
Do you have any aftermarket electronics installed (CB radio, AMP, fog lights, Alarm System)?

Often the wiring on these does not last the 20 or 30 years that these trucks have been out there.
__________________
*Device Repair Tech* Vehicles are harder to work on. Cheers
Wersh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2019, 06:46 PM   #14
urimashe
 
urimashe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: ak
Posts: 163
Vehicle: nissan hardbody 1993
Thanks: 4
Thanked 18 Times in 15 Posts
Default

very easy, undo the column shroud, and just a couple screws and its out.
urimashe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2019, 07:27 PM   #15
jp2code
Software Developer
 
jp2code's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Longview, TX [USA]
Age: 49
Posts: 9,030
Vehicle: 94 LB 2x4 Manual VG33e
Thanks: 1,344
Thanked 1,138 Times in 1,008 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wersh View Post
I have aftermarket headlights / taillights. The headlights worries me bc they ran so hot.
Be careful. If you exceed the wiring's current capacity, you could melt wires.

If the wiring insulation melts and the internal wire conductors are touching, that would cause all sorts of odd behavior.
__________________
Joe (not a mechanic!) Don't have an account? EMAIL ME
Factory Service Manuals: https://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Hardbody/
Walk-through: Checking Nissan Trouble Codes
1994 VG30E to VG33E with H256 Cams

jp2code is online now   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Wersh (01-10-2019)
Old 01-10-2019, 07:42 PM   #16
Wersh
 
Wersh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: puyallup, WA
Posts: 34
Vehicle: 1991 Nissan D21 2WD
Thanks: 42
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Thank you guys so much. Weird what the driving world is like when you have no lights to see. This is going to be a weekend take apart.
Not sure which part i hope is faulty. melted wire which i might be able to do that day or the headlight switch ($50 and waiting for shipping)
__________________
*Device Repair Tech* Vehicles are harder to work on. Cheers
Wersh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2019, 03:43 AM   #17
Wersh
 
Wersh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: puyallup, WA
Posts: 34
Vehicle: 1991 Nissan D21 2WD
Thanks: 42
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Got damn

Went to the autozone. Got my turn signal stock for about $66 after tax life time warranty. But hey! That didn’t fix my issue. Read somewhere about spraying wd40 in the plug. Not sure about that but now I’m devoted & it’s soaking right now. :/
Keep ya guys updated. Cheers

**Update**
No luck on the new switch, no luck with the old switch. both cleaned and look good. Took a look at the taillights, headlights and driving lights: no show of melted wire, nothing disconnected.
Then we did a google search and saw something about cleaning the negative wire on the taillights.. sand papered that and still no luck.
Dash lights, tail lights, driving lights (halo's) all still not working.
Im lost and confused. i guess i take a voltmeter to it? anyone know key spots to check?


Quote:
Originally Posted by h.stickeye View Post
change your indicator/headlight/wiper stalk. its a cheap part and easily obtained. keep your old one for reference.

also, a lot of stuff routes through the hazard lights, so if they dont work sometimes other shit dont work. this is vague and maybe not specific enough, but thats what i got.
__________________
*Device Repair Tech* Vehicles are harder to work on. Cheers

Last edited by Wersh; 01-11-2019 at 05:30 AM. Reason: Update on my death wish
Wersh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2019, 11:07 AM   #18
alabama_lowlife
Owner and Administrator
 
alabama_lowlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: jack, alabama
Age: 39
Posts: 9,067
Vehicle: 08 altima, 1970 Datsun 521, 1995 Nissan Hardbody x2
Thanks: 632
Thanked 1,613 Times in 1,320 Posts
Default

If I don’t reply to this by tonight, send me a pm to remind me to look. I’ll look at the diagram and tell you what wire colors to test and where to test.
__________________
alabama_lowlife is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Wersh (01-11-2019)
Old 01-11-2019, 11:24 AM   #19
jp2code
Software Developer
 
jp2code's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Longview, TX [USA]
Age: 49
Posts: 9,030
Vehicle: 94 LB 2x4 Manual VG33e
Thanks: 1,344
Thanked 1,138 Times in 1,008 Posts
Default

Here are the wiring diagrams you should be looking at.







I can only post them so big, though.

If you want full size versions, I suggest you go to NICO Club and download the d21_truck_1990.pdf from the link in my signature below.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg d21_truck_1990-el5.jpg (95.7 KB, 27 views)
File Type: jpg d21_truck_1990-el41vg.jpg (80.8 KB, 26 views)
File Type: jpg d21_truck_1990-el41ka.jpg (59.1 KB, 27 views)
__________________
Joe (not a mechanic!) Don't have an account? EMAIL ME
Factory Service Manuals: https://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Hardbody/
Walk-through: Checking Nissan Trouble Codes
1994 VG30E to VG33E with H256 Cams

jp2code is online now   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Wersh (01-11-2019)
Old 01-11-2019, 07:14 PM   #20
Wersh
 
Wersh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: puyallup, WA
Posts: 34
Vehicle: 1991 Nissan D21 2WD
Thanks: 42
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Sweet

Looks incredibly helpful! thank you so much. do you happen to know which key points to touch the volt meter to? Looks to me it seems like 1 or more wires upfront, tbh i dont know what im getting myself into

Quote:
Originally Posted by jp2code View Post
Here are the wiring diagrams you should be looking at.







I can only post them so big, though.

If you want full size versions, I suggest you go to NICO Club and download the d21_truck_1990.pdf from the link in my signature below.
__________________
*Device Repair Tech* Vehicles are harder to work on. Cheers
Wersh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.