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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

Instruments and Controls

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Category: Owner's Manual

Instruments and Controls is a section in the Datsun 1200 Owners manual.

Contents

Overview


B120 1974 Export owner's manual (Page 06 ... 12):
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USA 1972 Export owner's manual (Page 08 ... 13):
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Instruments and Controls
* Seat Belt Warning System (North America models)
* Speedometer
* Tachometer (OPTIONAL sedan/coupe)

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 09 ... ):

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Seat Belt Lamp, Tachometer and Speedometer

Water Temperature Gauge

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 10 ... ):

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If the pointer stays on the "H" side for more than two minutes, stop the vehicle and let the engine cool down, keeping it at 1,000 to 1,500 rpm.

"H" is past the large middle range (way over to right-side -- the H area).

Also see:
* Thermostat
* Temperature Gauge

Fuel Gauge

The fuel gauge is part of the Cluster Gauge
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Also see: Fuel Sender

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 10 ... ):

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The position of the pointer will vary slightly during acceleration, braking and when the car is going up or down a hill.

Indicator/Warning Lights

Also see: Wiring

Ignition Warning Light

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 10 ... ):

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Glows red whenever the alternator is not supplying current

Oil Pressure Warning Light

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 10 ... ):

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Stop the engine immediately

Headlight Beam Indicator Light

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 10 ... ):

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The beam indicator glows whenever the high beams are being used

Brake System Warning Light

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 11 ... ):

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Brake System Warning Light

Turn Signal Indicator Lights

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 11 ... ):

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Winkers

Switches

Also see: Wiring

Ignition Switch

Also see: 
* Keys
* Locks
* Ignition Switch

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 11 ... ):

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ignition switch ... is integrated with the steering lock device
...
The "ACC" (accessories) position of the switch permits you to use all of the electrical accessories.

1974 Export B120 Owners manual

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(Optional)
ignition switch ... is integrated with the steering lock device
...
The key can be inserted or withdrawn only when the switch is in the "GARAGE" or "LOCK" position. In the "GARAGE" position, however, the steering is not locked.

(3-position)
The "ON" position allows you to turn on the ignition system as well as all the other electrical circuits.

No mention is made of what the OFF position is for. Presumably its use is the same as the "GARAGE" position.

Notice that the standard 3-position type does not have an "ACC" position.
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5-position switch vs 4-position switch:
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Note addition of ACC position, which power Radio & Rear Defroster

Portugal market:
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Interruptor de ignićāo [Ignition switch]
Desligado [OFF]
Ligado    [ON]
Arranque  [START]

Light Switches

Also see: Lighting Switch

Light Switch

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1972 USA Owners manual (Page 12 ... ):

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When you pull the switch knob to the first of two positions, parking lights, taillights, license plate lights and instrument panel lights are turned on.

At the second position, the parking lights are still on and the headlight beams are lit, then if you push the turn signal lever switch forward, the headlight high beams will be turned on ... Pull the lever toward you, and it will be changed over to low beam.

The key takeaway here is that:

  • Knob in the 1st Position, NO HEADLIGHTS for US models
  • Knob in the 1st Position, LOW BEAMS work for other countries, including Japan-market


B120 1974 Export owner's manual (Page 10 ... 11):

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LIGHT SWITCH
The light switch clearance lights, parking lights, headlights, taillights, license plate light and instrument panel lights.


With the light switch knob pulled on, the following lights will be on.

1st position:
Clearance, parking, tail, license, instrument panel lights and then headlight low beams.
With the turn signal switch lever pulled up, the headlight low beams can be turned on.

2nd position:
Headlights and other lights


If you push the turn signal switch lever forward, the headlight high beams will be turned on.


(Australia only)
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B120 1974 Export owner's manual (Page 11 ... ):

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INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHT CONTROL (For Australia only)

The instrument panel light control is integral with light switch. The brightness of instrument panel lights can be adjusted by turn the light switch knob.

Turning the knob clockwise will darken the instrument panel lights.

Turn Signal Switch and High Beam Switch Lever

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 12 ... ):

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Pull the lever toward you, and it will be changed over to low beam

Hazard Warning Switch

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 13 ... ):

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By pushing the tumbler switch, all the directional lights flash at the same time to warn other cars that some trouble happened in your car.
See main article: Hazards

Wiper and Washer Switch

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 12 ... ):

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To operate the washer, turn clockwise and hold the knob for a moment, or until there is enough fluid on the glass to wash off the dirt. Do not operate the washer for more than thirty seconds continuously.
Also see:
* Wipers
* Washer

Horn

Also see: Horn

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 13 ... ):

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Sound the horn by depressing a horn button on either side of the steering wheel

Parking Brake Lever

Also See: Hand Brake

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 13 ... ):

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If the ignition switch is on when the parking brake lever is applied, the brake warning light will glow.

Heat Glass Switch

Heated rear (defrostable) window was Optional equipment.

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 13 ... ):

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The rear heat glass incorporates a printed heating element to prevent frosting or icing
 

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