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Coming Back Soon! Ignition Switch, 70-78 240Z-260Z-280Z

Coming Back Soon! Ignition Switch, 70-78 240Z-260Z-280Z
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Part #:12-4201-1
Price: $79.95
Note: We are working with a new manufacturer, and hope to have these switches available again soon.

  • (1) Ignition Switch Assembly
  • (2) Mounting Bolt
  • (2) Security "Breakaway" Mounting Bolt
  • (2) Pre-Cut Key*

Important Design Notes:
Nissan has discontinued the original ignition switch for the early model Z's. These switches are a bit different compared to the discontinued originals. They are replacement switches that have a slightly different appearance and use a different type of key*, but they retain the important functions of the originals. They do not include wiring for "key alert" buzzer found on some later S30's.

Ignition switches serve multiple purposes, ranging from starting the car (ignition) to security (locking the steering wheel when the key). Wear to either the electrical or mechanical parts of the assembly can prevent proper functionality.

*Key Note:
Ignition Switches come with 2 pre-cut keys. This switch does not use the same type of key as your original ignition switch. Your factory keys will not work with this unit. This also means that our replacement key blanks also will not fit in this ignition. Please give us a call if you have any questions.

If you are having electronic issues related to the ignition switch, such as the starter not engaging when the key is turned to "Start", but the switch is otherwise still functional (the key turns fine and the steering lock works), you may only need to replace the electrical portion of your switch; see 12-4208 in Related Items.

Model Guide:
Datsun 240Z, 260Z, 280Z

Code Guide:
Datsun S30

Year Guide:
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978

Some parts may not fit every version of every year listed. See product Title & Description for any application breakdowns or customization options, and contact us with any questions.

  • 1970 Datsun 240Z
  • 1971 Datsun 240Z
  • 1972 Datsun 240Z
  • 1973 Datsun 240Z
  • 1974 Datsun 260Z
  • 1975 Datsun 280Z
  • 1976 Datsun 280Z
  • 1977 Datsun 280Z
  • 1978 Datsun 280Z
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