Lotus Elan

Plus 2 heated rear screen

PostPost by: NYK » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:40 pm

Does anyone know if these are still available?
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:47 pm

Try UROGLAS
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PostPost by: NYK » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:25 pm

Thanks, I?ve mailed them
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:27 am

I have one of their rear screens in my +2. Be aware that the elements are more like those in Ford windscreens, embedded in the laminate, not surface mounted like the originals. Also, the current load is much higher than the original and will overload the original wiring. A relay mounted close to the screen, in the boot, to minimise the length of cable is required. Make sure you use at least 35amp cable to the connections. Fords have a timer so the unit is only in operation for a few minutes to prevent overloading the electrics.

The glass also has a black edge to it, like modern screens. After nearly 10 years, the screen is de-laminating slightly at one edge - i.e going slightly milky - see drivers side bottom corner in the attached pic..

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PostPost by: NYK » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:17 pm

Thanks Jeremy, good information

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PostPost by: mikealdren » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:52 am

Also. how old is your car? I think the early +2s had vertical elements as I have a spare screen with that.
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PostPost by: NYK » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:00 am

mikealdren wrote:Also. how old is your car? I think the early +2s had vertical elements as I have a spare screen with that.


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PostPost by: theelanman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:16 am

mikealdren wrote:Also. how old is your car? I think the early +2s had vertical elements as I have a spare screen with that.

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my first early elan had this
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