Lotus Elan

Headlight solenoid mounting

PostPost by: Donels » Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:49 pm

I have a headlight solenoid for my +2 that is different to the usual, see below pic. I think it’s original but maybe not.

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However, it has no mounting features and I have no idea how or where it was mounted. I’ve made a wrap around mounting and thinking of fitting it to a bracket that will attach to the horn compressor mount, one mount two functions, very Lotus.

Anyone seen one before and know how/where it fits?

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PostPost by: Donels » Sat Apr 20, 2024 1:20 pm

Prototype bracket made and it all fits neatly in front of the horn compressor. Most obvious problem is it’s directly under the bonnet gap so needs a weather shield adding. I did think about adding the horns to the bracket but it will need additional support for that.

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PostPost by: Donels » Fri Apr 26, 2024 6:02 pm

Bracket complete and now mounts the solenoid, horn compressor, air horns and recuperator bottle. It just needs assembling in the correct order when installing. Not for the purists but I'm sure ACBC would approve :D .

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