Lotus Elan

tail light/indicator update

PostPost by: street » Tue Nov 28, 2023 10:26 pm


After some route wiring finding, I noticed the main earth to chassis bolt was ever so loose, enough that it took out the side lights.

Next problem, drivers side indicator, glows a little when side lights on. Any suggestions?
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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Wed Nov 29, 2023 9:35 am

Earthing again I am afraid.

Most likely the sidelight has a dodgy earth and is earthing back through the indicator bulb and then to earth through the other indicator bulbs on the same side of the car.

The bullet connections in front of the radiator all corrode, and would be a good place to look, equally the connections to the lamp units both front and rear work loose and can cause earth faults.
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