Quick Fixes for the Most Common Troubles of Your Nissan 280ZX Ignition Module
Without a fully functioning ignition module in your Nissan 280ZX to get it up and running, you might as well resign yourself to it being the most costly lawn ornament in the world. It sounds like an exaggeration, but it's true. Your ignition module is simply that essential. It's a part that's easy to ignore simply because it is out of sight most of the time. But, when it isn't working, you will definitely notice immediately. To help keep your system in good shape, we've compiled some of the symptoms to look out for so you can determine a faulty ignition module-and paired that up with the most common quick fixes that you can use.
Start off with this lighter symptom. Faulty or difficult starts are symptoms shared by both faulty batteries and a faulty ignition module. While the former is more commonly at fault, you simply can't rule out the ignition system. One way to eliminate the possibility of a fault with the battery is to try a different one-off your friend's car for example. If the ignition module kicks in then, then the battery needs replacing. That is all very complicated, though. A simpler way to go about it is to inspect the ignition module itself. What you want to look for is physical damage. Burn marks, clear breakages, damage to the wiring, and structural damage-all these are signs that the ignition module has failed. Normally, the extent of the damage falls within the realm of the repairable. Best to consult a mechanic, however, as a replacement might be advised nonetheless.
If, upon turning the key, there is absolutely no sound coming from the ignition, there's a chance it's completely busted. Granted, there's also a chance that the battery is once again at fault, this can be checked by switching the lights on. A broken battery won't let the simplest lights go on. If you eliminated the battery as the potential trouble spot, then it's time to go for the ignition module. Again, the key is to look over the module for damage. In this case, however, whether or not there is visible damage it's best to go to a mechanic for repairs, or have the module replaced.