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S3 coupe interior light

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:06 pm

I'm having trouble finding the interior lights that adorn the 'B' pillar in my S3 pre airflow coupe. Looks
very similar to the dash mounted light but they have no switch and the body of the light is
solid, ie, never had a provision for a switch; clearly different from the dash light.

So, what is/are the source(s) for this interior light? Vendors seem to carry only the dash light.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:33 pm

Try sjsportscars uk
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:55 pm

I did and all I can find there is the dash light, although they call it an interior light, but
it has a switch.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:55 am

With some digging, it looks like it is also the license plate light for an S1, S2, and quite hard to find.
lotus-electrical-f38/number-plate-light-t17575.html
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PostPost by: pcarew » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:00 pm

Kelvedon used to carry them I believe.

This link may be correct, but there is no photo, so it's hard to tell. I would give them a call.
https://kelvedonlotus.co.uk/product/rear-interior-quarter-panel-lamp/

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:47 pm

Thanks Paul. I contacted them just now via facebook, since I don't see a "contact us", or something
similar at their website.
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PostPost by: pcarew » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:12 am

From the top of their web page:

Phone 01775 725457 and 01775 711082, email [email protected]" target="_blank. Join us on facebook at Kelvedonlotusfacebook. North Gate Mill, North Gate, Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire PE11 3SQ

For the UK from the US, dial 01144 1775 725457
UK is 5 hours ahead of Georgia

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PostPost by: pcarew » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:25 am

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:51 am

Thanks Paul. The Matty light is switched, however. Looking for the one without a switch.
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PostPost by: pcarew » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:04 pm

You're correct, I hadn't noticed the switch on the top. I was mainly looking at the wires.
Most switched ones are 3 wires I believe and this looked like it only had 2.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:26 pm

The S2's had these Sparto (no switch) lights on the dash and also as a number plate light, the S3 coupe's had one on the dash and two as interior lights. They are both scarce and expensive (if you can find them) but some Jaguars had very similar ones as these on fleabay:
From memory the base was thicker on the Jag ones, black plastic I think.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-MK2-I ... Sw-4RaZi~3
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PostPost by: Bushwacker » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:25 pm

When you find those lights Greg, let me know. I need a pair for my S3 FHC also and have been casually looking.
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PostPost by: 661 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:37 am

I've sourced them for my S2 on ebay.
Going rate seems to be about ?90!
The Jag ones are cheaper, without switch, but different.
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