Lotus Elan

Wiper Switch from Ray Dent

PostPost by: TomR » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:34 pm

Wish I'd seen this a few weeks ago, would've saved me some time and $30. I've been rewiring my whole car (Added fuel injection, added Bussman fuse/microrelay boxes and deleted a number of the original wiring functions - I should post pictures) and found the heater fan switch was defunct. Also the plastic was oxidized. I bought a replacement from Ray and quickly realized that it would require woodwork because 1) it was wide, and 2) it was low in the dash.

In the end I took the old switch apart, cleaned and lubricated the contacts/levers, and polished the plastic. Works fine but not quite as glossy as the new switch. I'd rather live with this than prise up the plywood, but that's just my opinion. Tom
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:10 pm

I've heard alot about the fading of old switches and the sharp/shiny finish of new switches.
Hey gang, they are just plastic and can be re-finished you know... I've routinely "painted" my switches to retain a dark, rich luster of flat black and they look great. Give it a try yourself ! :)
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