Last post on Dec 14, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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Infiniti J30, Sedan
#681 of 690 Re: dangerous headlights [elamothe]
Sep 15, 2009 (7:02 pm)
I had the same problem with my 93/j30. The symptoms were a little different in that the headlights never went off while I was actually driving. In my case they either failed to come on at all or only the driver's side headlights would work. I took the car to an auto electric shop earlier this week and they diagnosed the problem as a faulty headlight relay switch. The part from the Infiniti dealership, labor plus a "diagnostic" fee came to just under $300.
#682 of 690 Re: dangerous headlights [30yearvet]
Sep 16, 2009 (12:25 pm)
This is a pretty common issue with J30. If original poster has same problem, replacing the relay is an easy 30 min do it yourself task. the relay sits near the firewall in the engine bay.
#683 of 690 Antenna goes up & down randomly
Sep 17, 2009 (12:52 pm)
I have a 94 J (114K mi.)... and although my radio & CD player stopped working a few years ago (and I chose to not go through the expense of replacing/repairing it), my antenna has developed a weird quirk. Actually, this may be happening because the tip of my antenna broke off... but the antenna no longer fully retracts when I turn off the engine; it makes a noise like it's trying to retract, but can't. The noise lasts about 10 seconds after the key is removed. The antenna also randomly attempts to go up & down while I'm driving, making that same obnoxious (and embarrassing) noise. Stepping on the brake seems to always trigger action in the antenna, but it also happens randomly.
I've tried pulling the antenna fuse thinking this would simply cut the power to the antenna. Since my radio doesn't work, I don't need the antenna anyway. Any advice??!
Also... I've normally taken my J to the dealer to be worked on, but that's been costly. I'm planning to find an independent repair shop to do the work. Any advice on finding a shop who I can trust to deal with the quirky-but-great J30?
#684 of 690 Car runs for a few mins. then shut off
Jan 08, 2011 (2:35 pm)
my car runs for about 3 -4 minutes then cuts off.. it wont start 4 maybe a few hours.. no one can seem to tell me what the problem is.. i've had fuel pump, fuel line, filter , tune up.and still it keeps doing this...help...................................this is a 94 also.
#685 of 690 Re: Car runs for a few mins. then shut off [the_jammer]
Jan 11, 2011 (12:00 am)
Sounds like it is some kind of electrical relay. You will need to take it some inde mechanic who works on electrical stuff. My mazda had something similar and it turned out to be a pickup coi probleml. Not sure if J30 has similar design.
Feb 12, 2011 (12:16 pm)
I own a '93 j30 (bought it used with 160000 on it)and both back doors are locked, the passenger door sometimes locks on it's own, and the drivers door you need to push up and slam it, usually 2-3 times! I've read every thing twice about the Door Lock Timer and have taken it and re-soldered all the points. The locks on all doors click/flip, (the little thumb nob moves)
Here are some questions,
can a door lock timer partially work?
I think the passenger door is a physical problem (as opposed to an emotional one) is this common?
Could all the locking rods inside the doors go bad at once?
#687 of 690 Re: Window regulators [azylstra]
Jun 25, 2011 (12:40 pm)
i have a repair metod for this issue, with a 23 mm diameter tube (1cm long)
two 1cm rods, and a vacuum type line (rubber)
#688 of 690 Re: Window regulators [lescort]
Jun 26, 2011 (10:20 pm)
Could you elaborate on what the fix is other than buying new window regulators?
#689 of 690 Windshield Washer Fluid not Squirting
Jun 27, 2011 (12:48 pm)
Hi. The windshield washer fluid barely dribbles out when I turn on the wiper switch. The fluide level is fine. Could it be a clog in the line? Or is there a pump that might be malfunctioning? Has anyone had this problem? Advice please. Thanks!
#690 of 690 looking for wood trim strip for doors for 96 J30
Dec 14, 2011 (12:05 pm)
Help anyone. The original owner of car added wood trim to each door. It is not the trim on the armrest, this trim is a piece about 1 inch wide and 20 inches long and it runs parallel to the window. (about 2 inches under the window) Have searched everywhere and can't find a place to purchase..