Lotus Elan

Dash top speaker.

PostPost by: djb222 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:15 am

I am trying to find an original dash top speaker for my S4. They appear to be as rare as rocking horse pooh.....

I've searched the previous threads with no luck, so does anyone have any ideas where to get one or does anyone have one surplus to requirements.

The previous owner must have ditched the original in favour of door speakers, now gone but left the covers in place, then fitted a rear speaker which was also removed. I'm going to be replacing the door trim and rear board, hence the search.

Ever hopeful

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PostPost by: Craven » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:21 pm

Hi,
Look under Elliptical Loudspeakers eg
http://www.loudspeakercomponents.com/in ... tical.html
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:56 am

Interesting, I always learn something new most times I come on here. As all of the ones I have seen all speakers were mounted in/on the rear bulkhead....

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PostPost by: djb222 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:22 am

Many thanks Ron.

According to the workshop manual the speaker was fitted under the dash grille up to chassis 8729. From 8730 because they changed from one large grille on the dash top to two smaller grilles the speaker was moved to the rear quarter trim backboard.

From the wording in the manual it sounds as though radio/speaker was not a standard fitment. It is also most likely as most people fitted /modified the standard option, speakers were fitted in a variety of places.

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PostPost by: HampshireMush » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:33 am

Just to confuse things I have 8707 and it has two small grilles on the dash and the speaker was on the back board - so the manual is not always right!

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