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Steering Lock: cut one wire. /switch optional

Damn! ...Sorreee. ...I doubt the steering lock failed and immobilised the engine. Probably summat else as when the lock fails and the steering can turn, the engine will/should start, showing

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:09 PM   #466 (permalink)
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Damn! ...Sorreee.

...I doubt the steering lock failed and immobilised the engine. Probably summat else as when the lock fails and the steering can turn, the engine will/should start, showing a small warning light. (See owner's handbook on this).
Essentially that is what cutting the wire, removing the fuse or fitting the switch does, but without the warning light.

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Steering lock (s/l) failed last week (3/21/13) on revised part #C. Odd thing about it, is I was planing on removing the fuse today. Oh well, could not have happened any sooner. Been driving on borrowed time. Replaced with CURRENT rev part D. Driving a 2009 sport model with 45K miles. This is the original steering lock. Total dollar out of pocket = ZERO. Extended warranty and towing picked up by extended warranty. Picking up the harness from CarKitcompany.com
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Steering lock (s/l) failed last week (3/21/13) on revised part #C. Odd thing about it, is I was planing on removing the fuse today. Oh well, could not have happened any sooner. Been driving on borrowed time. Replaced with CURRENT rev part D. Driving a 2009 sport model with 45K miles. This is the original steering lock. Total dollar out of pocket = ZERO. Extended warranty and towing picked up by extended warranty. Picking up the harness from CarKitcompany.com
I am happy you got everything going -- and for free.
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Steering lock (s/l) failed last week (3/21/13) on revised part #C. Odd thing about it, is I was planing on removing the fuse today. Oh well, could not have happened any sooner. Been driving on borrowed time. Replaced with CURRENT rev part D. Driving a 2009 sport model with 45K miles. This is the original steering lock. Total dollar out of pocket = ZERO. Extended warranty and towing picked up by extended warranty. Picking up the harness from CarKitcompany.com
Glad you got it all sorted. I sent you an email yesterday but wanted to check that you meant to order 2 harnesses? Please let me know and I will either ship out the two today or just ship one and refund for the other.

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Ordered my bypass harness and installed today. Car starts and runs fine, also a super easy install.
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NTB13-014
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VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN 2009 – 2011 STEERING LOCK UNIT
CAMPAIGN ID #:
APPLIED VEHICLES: 2009 – 2010 370Z (Z34)
INTRODUCTION
P3208
2009 – 2011 GTR (R35)
Check Service COMM to confirm campaign eligibility.
Nissan is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to replace the steering lock assembly on certain specific 2009 – 2010 model year 370Z and 2009 – 2011 model year GTR vehicles due to excessive oil within the assembly, which could cause the Body Control Module (BCM) to prevent the engine from starting when the ignition is cycled. This issue does not affect steering or engine operation when the vehicle is already running.
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Nissan has assigned identification number P3208 to this campaign. This number must appear on all communications and documentation of any nature dealing with this campaign.
DEALER RESPONSIBILITY
Dealers are to repair vehicles falling within range of this campaign that enter the service department. This includes vehicles purchased from private parties, vehicles presented by transient (tourists) owners, and vehicles in a dealer’s inventory
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Doesn't help those with 2011's or the tow bill....still need to pull fuse, snip wire, or install harness.
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Doesn't help those with 2011's or the tow bill....still need to pull fuse, snip wire, or install harness.
2011's don't have the SLU.
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2011's don't have the SLU.
Early 2011's did
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Question is whether or not to pull the fuse after the fix has been done. Can this fix be trusted? I understand that if the SLU would again fail after the fix, they would cover but I just don't have the confidence. I plan to remove the fuse after fix.
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^This^ I have a 2011 w/ SLU; Mr. Alcheng has a 2011 w/o SLU

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Question is whether or not to pull the fuse after the fix has been done. Can this fix be trusted? I understand that if the SLU would again fail after the fix, they would cover but I just don't have the confidence. I plan to remove the fuse after fix.
Good call My understanding is that even the last revision of the SLU is prone to failure. I would remove the fuse regardless of whether you had the unit replaced. Also, I am quite confident the fuse is not connected to anything else because Nissan omitted both the unit and the fuse in the later models. If the fuse was working with anything else, you'd think they'd have left it in the fuse box.
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Right, thanks for catching that. Maybe those few people will be contacted by Nissan when they mail out the letters to customers? It would cut down on the confusion and worry of everyone with a 2011 Z. Guess we'll find out shortly.
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... Also, I am quite confident the fuse is not connected to anything else because Nissan omitted both the unit and the fuse in the later models. If the fuse was working with anything else, you'd think they'd have left it in the fuse box.
According to the wiring diagrams, there is a signal that comes from the line between the fuse and the SLU and goes to the BCM (or was it ECM?). As far as I know, no one has been able to ascertain the function of this signal, but it doesn't appear to be important. Many ppl, myself included, have removed the fuse with no problems.

Unless Nissan has redesigned the SLU, I am assuming that the replacements will fail soon and I will remove the fuse (will put it back in before going to dealer) after the SLU is replaced. If it turns out to be a new-and-improved SLU, the next owner can re-activate the damn thing, if they want to.
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According to the wiring diagrams, there is a signal that comes from the line between the fuse and the SLU and goes to the BCM (or was it ECM?). As far as I know, no one has been able to ascertain the function of this signal, but it doesn't appear to be important. Many ppl, myself included, have removed the fuse with no problems.
It is the BCM, and it seems to me from the post below, that this is the signal from the SLU to the car that tells it whether the lock is unlocked and the car is ready to turn on...

Steering Lock: cut one wire. /switch optional

I have removed my fuse along with several other people's
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I don't trust it Nissan stopped installing the locks. For a reason im sticking to my bypass harness because my car starts fine
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