Lotus Elan

unknown wires

PostPost by: davidc » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:40 pm

when putting boot back together I've noted 2 unused wires.

a green one and brown one coming out of loom at same point close to fuelfiller elbow.

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checked wiring diagram but can't seem to figure what they are?

are they redundant or for foreign market types and not a 73 plus 2 130/5?

any ideas?

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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:00 pm

yes ! i have exactly the same
they were not used
i traced them to just below the ignition switch terminated in a double lucas

i used one to power electric fuel pump in boot and the other is spare !
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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:02 pm

Heated rear screen?
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PostPost by: davidc » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:22 pm

nope that's all connected up so far as I can tell.

diagram shows them as green with white and black.
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PostPost by: mbell » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:19 pm

My car (73 130/5) has similar wires, nearer the sender than filler neck. My assumption was they were for the missing boot light but never done a proper investigation into them.
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:52 pm

On my 72 S130, they are more of a blue, rather than green, & a brown & they are connected to the radio at the dash end & the speaker at the boot end. Can't say if that's factory or not, but that's how they were when I bought the car in 87. The wiring diagram doesn't give colours for the speaker wiring, so not much help.

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PostPost by: Bud English » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:25 pm

Power for the retractable antenna??
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