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  1. Are you still on the lookout - ive got a low mileage launch edition in white I am considering selling if you are interested. Its a manual with all packs, radium intake, exhaust (original included), improved radio with much improved reversing camera.
  2. Thinking of selling my white NA Launch edition soon if anybody is looking for one still drop me a PM
  3. On the earlier evora the door lock motor is from a Kia (Rio iirc, maybe the boot on other kias) chances are the motor has got some water in and its corroding the motor leaving it a bit weak/sticky (the motor is the lowest part of the unit on the car so when it gets water in it drowns first). Plenty on ebay for sub £10 so its worth a go
  4. Yep, I just replaced the entire window motor in the end. Very easy job to do and its been spot on since. As far it being a Austin/BL parts I think its actually made by an Italian company the electric side but I didn’t get much further than that, was easier to just by a new one!
  5. when you close the door it should pop up a 1cm ish. If its not, check the door indicator on the dash, if it says the doors still ajar its probably the switch on the latch. If it knows the door is shut then its possibly the regulator When mine broke the window itself worked fine but the 1cm close thing went haywire. It stopped working, then started randomly bobbing up and down when I was driving followed by other odd behaviour. Swapped the motor and its been spot on since!
  6. Regarding the leak try some water with a small amount of washing up liquid in around the valve, if it bubbles try turning the nut half a turn
  7. Both Lotus Silverstone and Christopher Neil didnt bat an eye when I test drove evoras at 28 years old. Recently looking at a somewhat tatty 5 year old range rover at a Kia Dealership they wouldnt even let me test drive it as "the manager wants to make sure your serious and need to agree you will leave a deposit today first". Their loss went and got an Autobiography thats much better for less the following week. Sometimes I think the dealers ask what I do for a living and when I say software development they make allowances for me being a bit scruffy
  8. Nothing special really, it should just unscrew. Have you tried pushing it from the back? via the glovebox hole?
  9. I would start with the cables first, sounds like an issue with those over the gearbox itself.. but if they are ok it does point to the gearbox
  10. Sounds like the regulator has gone awol, theres a few people on here who have had to have replacements fitted due to similar problems.
  11. For future refrence. I used some 28mm ID pipe that was sold as bilge hose. Its rubber reinforced with plastic. Old one was utterly knackered like this all the way along. Forgot to take photos of the one finished but here it is mid fitment before it was neatend up. Easy enough job to sort out and worth keeping an eye on when you fill the washer that its not starting to leak!
  12. The wiring diagram is in the lotus manual, or he could have looked at the alpine manual and got the pin outs from there. Reverse engineering it is not something a professional would do when he has the original head unit with easily downloaded manuals for it online.. I think you suffered some lotus tax there im afraid. Seriously though, there’s 4 speaker wires, a live, switched live, earth, handbrake, amp feed and feed for the lights oh and optionally the speedo if the headunit supports. Is totally within the realms of somebody to DIY..If anybody's stuck with it I can make an image to show how the wires cross over!
  13. Its in no way a bastard of a job. 15 mins with a soldering iron tops. Theres a only a handful of wires and you don't even have to do it in the car as the loom unplugs!
  14. First test drive I had in an Evora was at Oakmere Lotus, they were very accommodating. I will be there later if you want to come over and say hello.
  15. the second one is on par with the alpine quality one (which is fairly average). The LEDs do nothing at all really, least on the IR version I had. They tend to have lines on most of the china versions though so be wary. I actually removed the lines by grounding the pin on the eeprom on the camera but since the PCB inside them vary a lot you cant guarantee that they can all be modified in the same way I actually fitted that camera into a 05 Range Rover L322 to replace the OEM one. Was a huge improvement both during daytime and night.. quite comical really that a 13 quid camera blows the 300 quid oem version out the water. I tracked down one with a sony CCD which was better quality again. Once you’ve got standard video cable to the boot its fairly trivial to test and swap cameras if they fail too as opposed to faffing around with the alpine control unit rubbish underneath the sub
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