Lotus Elan

Headlight flasher

PostPost by: Rusty » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:13 pm

I purchased a left hand drive S3 and the dimmer switch is on the floor. I've read that the right hand cars have a hd light flasher on the steering column. Are pieces available to wire the LHD cars with the flasher lever? It seems the wire is there, just not the hardware including the relay.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:36 pm

Rusty wrote: I've read that the right hand cars have a hd light flasher on the steering column.


The rhd cars don't have a flasher switch as such, they have the high/low main beam stalk on the steering column but to flash the headlight you raise the vacuum pods without switching on the headlights,the headlights will then flash providing the main headlight toggle/rocker switch is in the off or sidelight position.
When you switch on the main switch for the headlights it cuts off the flashing facility and the high/low beam is controlled by the column stalk.
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PostPost by: Rusty » Tue May 03, 2011 12:13 pm

Brian, thanks for your reply. I thought my lights were wired incorrectly as the relay would click with headlights raised. Will rehook the wire and go with the flashing when up. Not sure why it is wired that way.

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Tue May 03, 2011 1:46 pm

Rusty wrote: I thought my lights were wired incorrectly as the relay would click with headlights raised. Will rehook the wire and go with the flashing when up. Not sure why it is wired that way.


The flashing headlight system is "supposed" to be illegal in the U.K. now but my cars flash and I have no problems with the MOT's.
Here is how the S1/2 manual describes the flashing operation.
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