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Door interior light switches-fitting question

PostPost by: bloodknock » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:23 pm

Hello again fellow travellers on the lotus highway
Ive just opened my little bag of door electrical bits and the switches are accompanied by six fibre spacers. I'm now wondering how these assemble onto the door jamb. Do the spacers go inside to back the switch action off or outside to advance it?
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:05 pm

Bob,

I'm going to have another go -let's see if I'm right this time!

I take it you are talking about the Linread switches and the washers are the same shape as the profile of it? The washers are used to adjust how much the switch needs to be pushed in depending on your door fit. You don't want to have marginal operation or your internal lights will remain on with the door closed neither do you want the switches sticking out so far that they damage the door upon closing. So the actual answer will depend on the fits of your car. Most of the ones I've seen have a few washers between underside of the switch and the bodywork to push the switch further out in order that it compresses properly.

Hope there's some sense in that!
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:10 pm

Thanks Steve,
so, as I understand it, the switch sits on the outside of the door jamb with spacers beneath it to move it further out towards the door to ensure engagement, and thus clean operation? I guess that this can only be finalised when the doors are fitted and aligned?
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:16 pm

Stick around Steve, theres more to come!!!!
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:08 am

Bob
If you don't mind losing some originality but want to install the switches early and have easy adjustment later these might be of interest

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 26&alt=web

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PostPost by: MarkDa » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:13 am

One of my doors ended up so far away that I gad to glue a rubber buffet to it to be able to activate the switch
Amazingly the door is a good seal - the vagaries of glass fibre construction!
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:33 am

They look interesting Mark.
You hit the nail on the head though, I'm trying for absolute originality. The car was stripped when it was only a couple of years old and all parts stored away (albeit in treasure hunt locations), so the vast majority were in very good nick and only required superficial refurb.
The problem ive had is remembering how things fitted originally, hence this post on how the switches were fitted.
Thanks for your response it all helps build a picture.
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PostPost by: Sking06 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:54 am

Very nice switches... the GPB 60.00 shipping is a little pricey.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:54 am

I didn't spot the silly delivery charge, the same firm do actually sell at the same price with free delivery.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Door-hood-Boot-Bo ... Ciid%253A1
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:57 am

Sorry -something wrong with the link.
Anyway they do at 2.99 all in,
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