Lotus Elan

eliminating U.S. S3 headlight relay?

PostPost by: rcombs » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:37 am

I was getting ready for my second spin the the car and tested my headlight only to discovery they had quit working. Glad I checked before I left for the evening. I turned out to be the headlight relay under the dash.

I checked some of the old posts which some stated the relay is required because routed the current around the switch. After checking the schematic the only reason I can see for the relay is to interlock the headlights with the pods. If the pods are down, the headlights won't come on.

I jumpered the headlight wire(brown/blue) to the switch(blue) and it seems to work fine. Is there any problem in doing this?

Thanks,
Rick
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:48 am

There's no issue other than putting the headlights down and the lights not going out. When you return you find you have to bump start the car so you can get home....
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