Lotus Elan

Major Electrical issues

PostPost by: LoTex » Fri May 28, 2021 12:23 pm

Great suggestions, guys- we'll follow up on them. Thanks!


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PostPost by: Craven » Fri May 28, 2021 10:47 pm

Having had wiring changes made by fitment of an alternator I would check the integrity of the modifications.
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PostPost by: LoTex » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:14 pm

Well guys, you were right it was an earthing problem. After much hunting and frustration my mechanic found a couple of wires behind the dash that had poor grounds- the bolts had worked their way out so no contact was being made.

Lesson learned about Lotuses and their quirks for a guy who has mostly worked on MGs and Triumphs over the years....

Thanks again to all for your suggestions.

Happy motoring!


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PostPost by: alan.barker » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:10 am

The bad Earth bolt will be the bottom right vertical bolt holding Body to Chassis.
Next to Headlamp Switch
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