The Nissan Datsun 240Z uses a 7 inch sealed beam headlight. It is a standard beam headlight that can be purchased from automotive retailers like AutoZone and Advance Auto Parts. The entire light housing with the bulb is sold as one unit. This makes it easy to replace the whole unit instead of only the bulb. Since the housing includes everything, a replacement will include a new cover.

A photo of a Nissan Datsun 240Z Headlight on the front for the car

Above Nissan Datsun 240Z Headlight photo by David Aughinbaugh II and EngineMark. Please feel free to share with attribution to David and EngineMark.

Headlight Issues

In the 240Z, there can be issues with the headlights not working. One cause, that is not related to the headlamps themselves, is carbon build up on the switch. The headlight switch is on a twist switch that is attached to the steering wheel column. Carbon can build up on the switch and cause the lights to not turn on. The way to solve this is to twist the switch back and forth a couple of times to loosen the carbon. The lights should work once the carbon is dislodged from the switch.

If that does not work, the bulb or lamp that is in the headlight could be burned out and a replacement will be needed. Below is a list of some of the headlights that will work with a Datsun 240Z.

The following is a list of headlights for the Datsun 240Z. Sylvania, Wagner Lighting, and United Pacific are the main companies that provide headlights for the sports car.

Headlight Brand/Name

Part Number

Sylvania Basic


Sylvania SilverStar


Sylvania XtraVision


Wagner Lighting


United Pacific



A photo of the front of a Nissan Datsun 240Z with the headlights shown

Above Datsun 240Z front view showcasing the headlights by David Aughinbaugh II and EngineMark. The photo can be shared with attribution.