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Elan SE Interior Lights

PostPost by: SilentBow » Wed Feb 07, 2024 7:07 am

I met a mate with his Elan SE and he has the problem that the interior lights don´t go out when closing the doors.
He didn´t find the switches which should shut down the lights when the doors close. To be honest, I didn´t find them either :)
Any ideas?
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PostPost by: David1953 » Wed Feb 07, 2024 9:15 pm

The switch is a simple plunger that completes the circuit to ground when the door is open, and the plunger released. It should be mounted on the body just under the end of the dash so the plunger is operated by the top edge of the door near the hinge.
I sound like it has come loose and is pushed back into the body so the door is not acting on the plunger.
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PostPost by: smo17003 » Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:06 pm

You might be asking the wrong forum - I suspect that your mate's Elan SE could be the Elan M100 from the early 90's.
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