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    Elliot Hancock
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  1. I still have my old latch which went faulty, so just checked it out of curiosity. I can confirm that mine also had a crack in the same place. Something tells me that you shouldn't shut the Evora's doors with any greater force than necessarily needed.
  2. Could be worth unplugging the battery and trying again...... This actually worked for me once.
  3. Wow if that is indeed correct that's not very cool at all especially when this part is clearly not up to the job.
  4. I think my first initial faulty latch was the microswitch and why it got replaced, this time its the actual latch that appears to be the issue. So annoying these latches appear to be so fragile. I did get a reply from Deroure stating a 6-8 week estimated arrival for the part. I also did some digging online to see if anyone had converted their door with the new, improved part which was revised for the 2012 cars (no door button) but any info appears to be a scarce. I was tempted to do what a previous owner had successfully managed and that was to soak the old latch in electrical fluid and replace to see if it fixed the microswitch problem like it did his but I have ultimately decided just to wait it out with me being hopeless with the spanners lol.
  5. So I've got a new door latch on order which is estimated to be between 6-8 weeks. Its the first time whilst in my Lotus ownership where I've had to wait an significant amount of time for a new part so I guess I shouldn't moan to much but its still a pain as my Evora is my only everyday car. Just a quick question though, I now have two lh latches with different faults, I'm told that the latches can't be opened up to make one good latch. Can anyone confirm if this is correct? Also do you have to be pretty handy with the spanners to attempt removing my current latch or is it a fairly simple job? And finally, I've done some searching and I've seen some people discussing updating their early doors with the later latch mechanism. Has anyone since tried this route? Any help or advice is much appreciated, thanks everyone.
  6. Thanks for taking the time to reply guys I really appreciate it. With the waiting time and no real Eta time for these latches I'm now hoping even more so its an alignment issue that can be rectified rather than a replacement job. A little update, I've tweaked the Striker pin many times to no avail yet I can quite easily get the car to think the door is shut by using a screwdriver immatating the striker to trick the latch into thinking its shut. The window goes up and down to clear the sill like it should when I do this which is why I believe there could be hope that I don't need a replacement. Anyway it's booked into the same garage who fitted this mechanism only 7 months ago to see what he can do. Thanks again.
  7. Is there a way to manually adjust the latches? it seems like there's a tiny bit of play in the door and it's not pulling it quite in far enough when it catches. (if that makes sense)
  8. Sorry if I've put this in the wrong section but was wandering if someone could throw me some advice on an issue that's happened tonight with my passenger door. When I shut the door it stays registered as being open on the dash meaning the footwell and interior lights stay on. A little pressure against the door from the outside sorts the problem (until I let go) so I'm assuming it's just a loose connection somewhere. Anybody had this problem that can help. Btw, I've had the Evora 18 months now with little to no problem except the door latch being replaced under warranty (funnily enough) a while back. Brilliant cars!
  9. Hoping someone can point me in the right direction I'm currently replacing my mudflap brackets but need the replacement screws, where can I get these?
  10. This evening my battery died on me upon starting it up. I have a 2011 N/A IPS, I'd be most grateful if could you recommend which battery you think would be best to go for. The car is used as a daily driver btw. Ta
  11. I had a similar problem, lamp still didn't go out after inflating it back or even over the recommended pressure. I read on Lotus talk that someone said to significantly let some pressure out before inflating and this has now worked for me on the last two occasions. As said previously you need to go for a drive just for a bit but hopefully as the pressure readjusts the warning lamp should stop flashing with a bit of luck.
  12. Only 6 months in but still absolutely adore my Evora N/A also and can't see this changing anytime soon. Its my only car and to be honest its absolutely wonderful and easily practical enough for my day to day duties.
  13. I like the fact that James is happy to express what he sees as flaws in some of the cars within the Lotus range. You don't have to take his opinion as gospel its simply just his opinion and not fact and I think he makes that very clear. I'm happy to admit I'm a Lotus fanboy and I believe James is too but he's not shortsighted enough to believe every product Lotus releases is perfect. I'm also fairly convinced he'd like to see all the 410's sold regardless of whether he likes the car or not. The fact he currently owns an Evora 400 makes him the ideal person to have an opinion and I for one am happy he's willing to share his thoughts with us.
  14. Very interesting watch! Can't help but wish Lotus had themselves perservered with their own EV model. Really shows what an Electric powered Evora is capable of.
  15. Had my Evora for 5 days and the attention its getting is unbelievable, almost towards the point of embarrasing. I've had so many people want to chat about it and this morning I even had a workman salute me and a thumbs up as I drove past. Also, I overheard somebody come into where I work shouting to the nightshift manager if he had seen that Ferrari out the front ?!
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