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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

Hand Brake

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Category: Brake System

Datsun 1200 has a service brake system with the handle conveniently located between the two front seats. Also known as "emergency brake", "parking brake" or "hand brake" (the primary brakes are called the "service brakes").
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74965 Handbrake cover is called by Nissan the "parking brake lever COVER".
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36310 Hand Brake Lever Assembly (comes in black, brown and grey)

36315-H1001 Hand Brake Handle

36402 front handbrake cable

The front cable is different lengths to suit different body shapes, there is some interchangeability but sometimes you end up too short

36400 rear cable (complete set)

UTE: Parking Brake Cable goes out the back wall
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Hand Brake Cover

74965-H1000 original type
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B210 cover also fits and is the offical supersession part.

Top: replacement part, same as B210 | Bottom: original B110 design
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Emu-skin cover
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Cable Routing

Front half is same for all 1200
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Rear half
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Ute - cable comes out the cab lower rear panel
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Dash-top Indicator Lamp

Some utes had a PARK BRAKE lamp on top of the dash that lit up when the handbrake was activated and IGN was ON.

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Light Switch

See main article: Brake Wiring#Hand Brake Switch

Part Numbers

Also see: Hand Brake Part Numbers

  • 74965-H7300 BOOTS-HAND BRAKE [Large style]
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    • replaced: 74965-H1000 BOOT-HAND BRAKE B110 [small style]
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  • 74965-H1000 COVER ASSY-PARKING BRAKE LEVER B120 8910-
  • 74965-G1060 B120 7804-8910 [Brown]
  • 36011-89901 SWITCH-HAND BRAKE USA
    • Also fits B210 USA
    • Also fits B210 JAPAN from '75-4

Aftermarket Cable

  • 48-1/4" Overall Length, 2 Per Car
  • RAYBESTOS BC92888 $39.79
  • ACDELCO 18P154, 18033072 $48.79

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2005 bakkie with Bench Seat has the hand brake lever next to the door.
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