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S3 relay location photo/drawing needed!

PostPost by: RoscoP » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:39 am

Hi Folks,
As the restoration of my UK S3Se continues, I've got to the stage where I can install the various relays that fit into the nose of the car, well the inner nearside wheelarch actually. I have the various relays (6RA) etc but since they came in a separate box, I don't know where to locate them as per factory. So, does anyone have an S3 rhd with the relays in the correct place that they could send me a pic or drawing of? Indicating which relay goes where would also be a great help!
Many thanks in advance!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:09 pm

Take a look at http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/lotus-electrical-f38/late-federal-fail-safe-headlight-wiring-t30133.html

The diagram I posted includes a schematic of their relative position. Here's the best picture that I found at the time:

elansprint_headlightrelays.jpg and
S4 but should be similar...
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PostPost by: RoscoP » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:50 am

Hi Phil
Thanks for the reply!
The box that came with the car contains 6 relays with these i.d.s
Lucas 6RA 33243J 12V 1072
Lucas 6RA 33243J 12V 5171
Lucas 6RA 33293D 12V 0671
Lucas 6RA 33255F 12V 1171
Lucas 6RA, can't make out the other no's due to corrosion but it has 3 terminals, W1, C2 and a double pin C3.
Round relay 38706A 2482, no manufacturers name, 3 pins E, AL and WL.
Do you or anyone else know what they do?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:21 pm

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PostPost by: RoscoP » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:07 pm

Thanks for the replies chaps!
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:00 am

pharriso wrote:Take a look at http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/lotus-electrical-f38/late-federal-fail-safe-headlight-wiring-t30133.html

The diagram I posted includes a schematic of their relative position. Here's the best picture that I found at the time:

ElanSprint_HeadlightRelays.jpg


That's good. When I bought my car, the relays were all installed with the prongs up, so they could fill with water and fail..... and they failed.

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