Lotus Elan

S3 dash..

PostPost by: simonknee » Thu Jan 24, 2002 9:37 pm

The 'warning light' thread reminded me that nobody answered my S3 RHD dash
question.
I have three holes on the rhs (RHD), one should have brake warning I know.
Then there are two more. One is about 10mm and the other 20mm.
Did the wiper switch used to live over here (it's currently were the cigar
lighter should be)?
If so what the little hole for? Not hazard as the early S3 loom doesn't have
one?

Simon
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PostPost by: "peteandjanet" » Thu Jan 24, 2002 10:22 pm

Simon,
Checked the "official" books- what a surprise, no help. Quote from the Ian
Ward book P81 photo caption, .... "(this S3 having crash padding on it's
lower edge) and the switch type and layout varied from model to model". My
newly acquired S4/Sprint Owner's Manual shows 3 holes for LHD models but
only 1 hole for RHD, and mine has 2 holes! One is for parking brake warning
and the other is for the heated rear window (FHC). As far as I can remember
all the S3/4 cars I have come across have had the wiper switch up in the
left middle above the ash tray level (both RHD and LHD). If your car is/was
an FHC, then maybe this accounts for one of the holes, but 20mm sounds cigar
lighter/headlight vac switch size to me.

Pete

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Knee [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: 24 January 2002 21:37
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Subject: [LotusElan.net] S3 dash..


The 'warning light' thread reminded me that nobody answered my S3 RHD dash
question.
I have three holes on the rhs (RHD), one should have brake warning I know.
Then there are two more. One is about 10mm and the other 20mm.
Did the wiper switch used to live over here (it's currently were the cigar
lighter should be)?
If so what the little hole for? Not hazard as the early S3 loom doesn't have
one?

Simon








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PostPost by: "Paul Adamson" » Thu Jan 24, 2002 10:48 pm

You've got me curious. Is there any way you could post us up-load a picture or a diagram to the files area on Yahoo!gh!?

----- Original Message -----

The 'warning light' thread reminded me that nobody answered my S3 RHD dash
question.
I have three holes on the rhs (RHD), one should have brake warning I know.
Then there are two more. One is about 10mm and the other 20mm.
Did the wiper switch used to live over here (it's currently were the cigar
lighter should be)?
If so what the little hole for? Not hazard as the early S3 loom doesn't have
one?

Simon
"Paul Adamson"
 

PostPost by: simonknee » Thu Jan 24, 2002 10:50 pm

Perhaps a cenus of all owners should be taken...

"...and lo it was discovered that 83% of Elans have their switchgear
shoved into which ever hole was nearest at the time best out of three..."

The upper left middle you mention is taken up by the heater valve
bastard-stiff pull knob.

--------------------------------------------------------------------
\ \------------/ bonnet bonnet /
\ \ / clock radio fuel tach speed oil /
\ \--------/ heater 1 2 3 choke 4 5 6 /
\---------------\ window ash window /---------------/
\ wiper ign. lights pop-up /
\------------------------/

1. instrument lights
2. fan
3. interior lights
4. ??brake warning
5. ??
6. ??Wiper switch??

I shall move the wiper switch as I need the cigar lighter or how else am I
to enjoy a fat Cuban on the way to work ;-)

Anybody else have dash board opinions?????
And was it true or just an urban myth that the guy making the looms at Lotus
in the early 70s was colour blind.

Simon

BTW I am currently inputting the wiring diagram into a plain text email much
in the same way I drew the above dash!
Simon
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'69 +2 50/1370 (stolen '00)
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PostPost by: simonknee » Thu Jan 24, 2002 10:51 pm

Even better look at the latest mail!

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Adamson [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: 24 January 2002 22:51
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] S3 dash..


You've got me curious. Is there any way you could post us up-load a picture
or a diagram to the files area on Yahoo!gh!?

----- Original Message -----

The 'warning light' thread reminded me that nobody answered my S3 RHD dash
question.
I have three holes on the rhs (RHD), one should have brake warning I know.
Then there are two more. One is about 10mm and the other 20mm.
Did the wiper switch used to live over here (it's currently were the cigar
lighter should be)?
If so what the little hole for? Not hazard as the early S3 loom doesn't have
one?

Simon
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'69 +2 50/1370 (stolen '00)
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PostPost by: simonknee » Thu Jan 24, 2002 10:55 pm

This time properly formatted:


--------------------------------------------------------------------
\ \------------/ bonnet bonnet /
\ \ / clock radio fuel tach speed oil /
\ \--------/ heater 1 2 3 choke 4 5 6 /
\---------------\ window ash window /---------------/
\ wiper ign. lights pop-up /
\------------------------/

1. instrument lights
2. fan
3. interior lights
4. ??brake warning
5. ??
6. ??Wiper switch??
Simon
'67 S3 FHC 36/7002
'69 +2 50/1370 (stolen '00)
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PostPost by: "peteandjanet" » Thu Jan 24, 2002 11:38 pm

I'll try to scan in the manual tomorrow, but technology seems to defeat me
these days, that's why I bought an old car!!!

Pete

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Knee [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: 24 January 2002 22:51
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Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] S3 dash..


Even better look at the latest mail!

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Adamson [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: 24 January 2002 22:51
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] S3 dash..


You've got me curious. Is there any way you could post us up-load a picture
or a diagram to the files area on Yahoo!gh!?

----- Original Message -----

The 'warning light' thread reminded me that nobody answered my S3 RHD dash
question.
I have three holes on the rhs (RHD), one should have brake warning I know.
Then there are two more. One is about 10mm and the other 20mm.
Did the wiper switch used to live over here (it's currently were the cigar
lighter should be)?
If so what the little hole for? Not hazard as the early S3 loom doesn't have
one?

Simon
"peteandjanet"
 

PostPost by: simonknee » Fri Jan 25, 2002 12:23 am

Bugger for some reason it keeps removing a leading space.
Lets try this (sorry for the mutiple posts digesters) ...



--------------------------------------------------------------------
\ \------------/ bonnet bonnet /
\ \ / clock radio fuel tach speed oil /
\ \--------/ heater 1 2 3 choke 4 5 6 /
\---------------\ window ash window /---------------/
\ wiper ign. lights pop-up /
\------------------------/

1. instrument lights
2. fan
3. interior lights
4. ??brake warning
5. ??
6. ??Wiper switch??
Simon
'67 S3 FHC 36/7002
'69 +2 50/1370 (stolen '00)
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PostPost by: simonknee » Fri Jan 25, 2002 1:06 pm

Thanks Pete,
I think I see what has happened, on my dash there is a clock on the left of
the radio whereas originally there would have been the wiper switch or the
heater valve pull.
I also suspect that the holes on the right are originally for a rear demist
switch and an indicator that this is on.
Mine is an early S3 with no demist but the, high quality and the not
original dash I'm sure, is probably styled for a later S3 SE
Pity that the steering wheel obscures the view!
Simon


-----Original Message-----
From: peteandjanet [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: 24 January 2002 23:24
To: ***@***.***
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] S3 dash..


I'll try to scan in the manual tomorrow, but technology seems to defeat me
these days, that's why I bought an old car!!!
Simon
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'69 +2 50/1370 (stolen '00)
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