Lotus Elan

Door surrounds and mystery switch

PostPost by: diablo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:31 am

Can you please tell me if the doors surrounds pieces are painted black or alu polished ( elan S4 ) . Mine are satin black , is it correct ?
Close to the steering column , under the dashboard , there is a small switch , identiq to the alarm one in the glove box . What is the function of this switch ?
Thanks for your answer
Second Gear
Second Gear
Posts: 53
Joined: 25 Dec 2013
Location: France

PostPost by: mmatthej1 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:13 am

My window surrounds are satin black, on FHC Elan....................
User avatar
Second Gear
Second Gear
Posts: 142
Joined: 20 Aug 2011
Location: Chester

PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:08 am

The surround around the window frame is chrome plated originally - if painted black it is probably because the chrome has deteriorated. The exposed Fibre glass door panel inside the door shut areabetween the outer door skin and inner door trim panel was originally satin black on my S4.

User avatar
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
Posts: 7511
Joined: 22 Sep 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:51 am

Not sure if you're talking about the GRP door shut or the door fram, but here's a picture:

castlecombeandpaulmatty-030.jpg and
Phil Harrison
1972 Elan Sprint 0260K
User avatar
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
Posts: 2799
Joined: 15 Sep 2010
Location: Long Island NY, USA

PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:54 am

The switch should operate hazard warning lights.

Silence is Guildern; Duct Tape is Silver
User avatar
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
Posts: 2094
Joined: 13 Jan 2004
Location: Cardiff in Welsh Wales

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: 5296, lotusfan, Noel+2 and 16 guests