Here you will find scans of the original wiring diagram for the 1982 Datsun Sentra.
The Sentra was Nissan’s answer to the Toyota Corolla, an automotive rivalry that continues to this day. When the Nissan Sentra arrived in the US market for the 1982 model year, it was the first to abandon the Datsun name formally, However, a small ‘Datsun’ emblem remained on the rear for the 1982 and 1983 model years. Owners of the earliest Sentras often refer to their car as “Datsun Sentra”.
As with all older cars, you may find that your Datsun harness has deteriorated through the years. Chasing a short or a continuity issue in 40+ year old wiring is often a chore, On several of our classic Datsun restorations, we’ve had great luck replacing the entire harness with an updated version from EZ Wiring. This also allows you to use relays where needed, lessening the demand on ancient switches and contacts, and ensuring adequate current to all electrical accessories. Plus, the modern mini-blade fuses are far easier to replace than the old glass fuses!
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