Lotus Elan

Otter switch connection plug?

PostPost by: prezoom » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:03 am

My understanding is this switch cycles on at 73c, which would have the fan running most of the time.

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PostPost by: AHM » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:05 pm

Rob the spare one I have here has on 92 oC off 87 oC
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PostPost by: prezoom » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:23 pm

Do you have a part number? There are several of us who could use one where ours have failed. My information came from a friend when I suggested he look into the one shown. Right now, I use the visual/manual system, one eye on the temp gauge and the hand ready to hit the bypass switch under the dash.

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PostPost by: AHM » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:21 am

When you get a new one use it to switch a relay and it will last longer.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:40 pm

An Update, SNG Barrett (http://www.sngbarratt.com/stock a connector:
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However, I am not convinced (yet) that Lotus used a connector.... All pictures that I have seen so far just look like 2 female bullet terminals with shrink wrap on top.
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PostPost by: lotusfan » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:10 am

No need to go to the US

http://www.sngbarratt.com/ProductDetail ... 1b6e6ff065

I really must read the whole thread before posting - Phil beat me and the original thread is from 2014 - doh!!
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PostPost by: bob_rich » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:52 am

Hi All

Bit late to comment perhaps but ?15 for a 2 pin low voltage connector is a bit steep and I suspect is not original (for Lotus Elan that is) as I can't believe Mr C would have spent that sort of money on a connector. As one of the very early posts said a couple of bullet female connectors should do fine ( 5p each !). I used this on mine , see photo attached and it has been fine for last 2 years. I used my crimp tool to just pull down on the mating part a tad so it was a nice firm fit on the otter switch pins. Picture attached if that helps

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