Lotus Elan

License plate light source

PostPost by: bluesbrother30 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:35 pm

Anyone know the source of the twin license plate lights on my S-3 Coupe? My "kit" does not have them.....(kit as in meaning boxes or old parts).

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PostPost by: Craven » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:08 am

They are a HELLA product,
https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/produ ... ate-lamps/
The original CHROME finish is difficult to find.
http://catalog.hella.com/lighting/light ... s.html?p=3
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PostPost by: UAB807F » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:00 am

I bought some from the German version of Ebay a year or so ago. I think they were being sold for caravans/campers but they were the genuine Hella versions, the only difference was the rubber gasket was black whereas the ones on the Elan were grey. (or faded black ? )

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:35 pm

iirc these were from the Volvo Amazon.... or P1800.
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:46 pm


I don't know if S3 and S4 are the same. I have an S4 Elan, and bought mine from a nearby Land Rover specialist. If S4 and S3 are the same I will look out the box they came in and let you know. Please reply if you want further information.

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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:29 pm

the topic has been discussed and Hella references can be of help to source parts (iirc there are a little variations, mostly of the spade connector location)


I could not get proper greyish gasket then but just came across that which would be closer than the common black

http://ribblesdaleauto.co.uk/products/l ... aedd0e4327
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