Lotus Elan

Brake Light Switch... can anyone identify this part?

PostPost by: ruff » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:35 pm

This brake switch has failed, and the repairs have failed also...

The switch is plastic, with a spring inside. It is screwed into the brake box in the engine bay of a 1969 or 1970 Elan plus 2. The lights sensitivity is adjusted using the screw.

Any assistance appreciated, ideally I am looking for a new replacement switch.

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:16 am

Ruff, Welcome on board!

See this thread:

elan-plus-f13/mechanical-brake-switch-not-hydraulic-t17285.html

It has a reference to switch being from/same as original Mini.

Ref: http://www.ukclassicparts.com/products/ ... h-late.asp

( SJ Sportscars website shows: BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH (Mechanical) Looks the same to me :wink: http://www.sjsportscars.co.uk/index.php?mod=10 )

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PostPost by: ruff » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:15 am

Thanks Richard,

Thats the one! Ordered.

I really appreciate the advice. Great forum!

I have just posted a few shots of my car in the gallery.

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:37 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-LATE-BRA ... 622wt_1037

I think they are a pretty common fit part. See link above or put 'mini brake light switch' into Ebay.

I bought one from SJ for my light pods but they are cheaper on Ebay.

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:11 am

Ruff - as the replacement one is square rather than round like the original, could you tell us if it fits ok please?

I see the ebay link is for Old Skool Minis, nice guys, been there a lot lately as they've just done a full body job on our Mini. The guy that runs the parts side is a Lotus nut too. Had a few Elans and an Elise apparently. He was interested in my Plus 2 as he's having some nose badges made and wanted to compare the colour for a match with his pre-production sample.

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PostPost by: ruff » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:00 pm

The new switch fits perfectly.

Working well.

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:31 pm

Cool. Thanks Ruff

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