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Number of Fuse Boxes in a +2S130 LHD

PostPost by: hastu » Tue Jul 04, 2023 1:14 pm

Hi all
Does anyone know when or from which number the wiring was changed from 3 fuse boxes to 1 fuse box?
When was the fuse box integrated into the dash?
I have a +2S 130. chassis Nr 0210M, LHD, the old harness has 3 fuseboxes.
Can I just change to a wiring harness with 1 fuse box?

Does anyone have a wiring diagram with 3 Fuseboxes in a good resolution in pdf?
Thanks in advance
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PostPost by: hastu » Tue Jul 11, 2023 4:24 pm

really no ideas??
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Jul 11, 2023 8:05 pm

Imho you're better with 3 Fuse boxes.
At least if a Fuse blows it only cuts off a few things. Plus easier to get to and the cables connected to them. To clean or renew Spades.
Fuse box in Dash very difficult to get to Cables at back of Dash
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PostPost by: mjbeanie » Wed Jul 19, 2023 7:37 pm

I have an August 71 build with 3 fuse boxes. I am in hell right now replacing the entire set of wiring harnesses since mine were badly damaged. The single fuse box came around in mid to late 72 with the introduction of the S130 with "enhanced electrics". Enhanced electrics really offered nothing. Wouldn't even begin to attempt a swap to upgrade the electrics. There is little benefit and plenty of downside. Good luck.
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PostPost by: mjbeanie » Wed Jul 19, 2023 7:37 pm

I have an August 71 build S130 with 3 fuse boxes. I am in hell right now replacing the entire set of wiring harnesses since mine were badly damaged. The single fuse box came around in mid to late 72 with the introduction of the S130 with "enhanced electrics". Enhanced electrics really offered nothing. Wouldn't even begin to attempt a swap to upgrade the electrics. There is little benefit and plenty of downside. Good luck.
'71 Lotus Elan Plus 2S130 (Type 50/0179)
'70 Opel GT
'67 Sunbeam Alpine
'88 Porsche 924 S
'67 Elan S3 DHC
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