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Old 10-18-2012, 05:34 PM   #421 (permalink)
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:45 PM   #422 (permalink)
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Ack...

I have been inactive on the forms of late... but glad I stumbled across this!

Putting an order for the harness in today!
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I cant say enough thanks to the developer of this item. Well done! Nice professional alternative to pulling the fuse if you are not comfortable with that option. At least there are options!
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I cant say enough thanks to the developer of this item. Well done! Nice professional alternative to pulling the fuse if you are not comfortable with that option. At least there are options!

I went the cheap route and pulled the fuse (an easy job, but not for the faint of heart), but it is nice to have an option. It looks like it is a well-constructed unit (and buyer reviews confirm this). The security "feature" is nice - I've been thinking that using one/both of the seat heater switches might work but haven't checked the wiring diagrams to see if it will work. If any problems crop up with the fuse-removal method, I'll be buying the harness.
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I went the cheap route and pulled the fuse (an easy job, but not for the faint of heart), but it is nice to have an option. It looks like it is a well-constructed unit (and buyer reviews confirm this). The security "feature" is nice - I've been thinking that using one/both of the seat heater switches might work but haven't checked the wiring diagrams to see if it will work. If any problems crop up with the fuse-removal method, I'll be buying the harness.
Check the parts for sale sight on occasion maybe one will come up for sale! No matter the route taken this problem is no longer a concern. Frustrating the GTR folks had a recall and we dont. Absurd!
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Where can I get one of these quick? Can I get the car to start by simply pulling the fuse and if so, where is it?
The car is in the local Nissan dealer now and they are supposed to be ordering the parts in the morning...
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Where can I get one of these quick? Can I get the car to start by simply pulling the fuse and if so, where is it?
The car is in the local Nissan dealer now and they are supposed to be ordering the parts in the morning...
You're sunk if the steering lock has already failed.
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just saw and reviewed this post, wow scary stuff and expensive it it happens to you!
just placed my order today, car is hibernation for the Canadian winter so lots of time to do it before next spring
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just saw and reviewed this post, wow scary stuff and expensive it it happens to you!
just placed my order today, car is hibernation for the Canadian winter so lots of time to do it before next spring
Thanks for the order which shipped today.
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I also ordered this from Brian along with the backup camera and Nav bypass, got everything promptly and would highly recommend using Brian's harnesses for all these mods.
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Posted my story in the fuse thread for the steering lock but was told today by a Nissan Production Line Diagnostic Engineer to not pull the fuse to disable to steering lock. I will take his advise just based on the fact that he was wearing a Nissan uniform. Plus, who am I to question the folks that build the car.
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Posted my story in the fuse thread for the steering lock but was told today by a Nissan Production Line Diagnostic Engineer to not pull the fuse to disable to steering lock. I will take his advise just based on the fact that he was wearing a Nissan uniform. Plus, who am I to question the folks that build the car.
Did he give you a reason or was it just the typical "don't mod your car" corporate answer? I'm guessing you would have gotten the same response if you had asked about using 3rd-party brake pads or any other common upgrade.

In most circumstances, I would be inclined toward the go-with-the-pro stance - but not in this particular case. Too many ppl have killed power to the SLU (fuse, harness, clip wire), myself included, without any problems.
But I certainly can't blame you, or anyone else, for taking the word of a factory rep over a bunch of hobbyists.
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Did he give you a reason or was it just the typical "don't mod your car" corporate answer? I'm guessing you would have gotten the same response if you had asked about using 3rd-party brake pads or any other common upgrade.

In most circumstances, I would be inclined toward the go-with-the-pro stance - but not in this particular case. Too many ppl have killed power to the SLU (fuse, harness, clip wire), myself included, without any problems.
But I certainly can't blame you, or anyone else, for taking the word of a factory rep over a bunch of hobbyists.
Go to your local dealership and talk to Nissan techs they don't know have as much about the "Z" as people on this site,so to say that you shouldn't take the word of a "bunch of hobbyist" is very close minded, considering myself who made that thread and I have been working on cars for a living for 27yrs.
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Go to your local dealership and talk to Nissan techs they don't know have as much about the "Z" as people on this site,
I understand that, you understand that, and many ppl on this site understand that. But not everyone does.

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so to say that you shouldn't take the word of a "bunch of hobbyist" is very close minded, considering myself who made that thread and I have been working on cars for a living for 27yrs.
I should have worded that a bit different. How about:
I can understand how you might think someone with a Nissan patch on their shirt, who _should_ be an expert, would know better than Some Guy On The Intertubes.
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