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  1. Nice tasteful modifications.. keep them coming.😁
  2. Lovely to see this particular Exige go to a new caring owner.!!.
  3. Have you still got the plastic retaining clip that secures the fuel line.? no 22 on the parts list. I would suspect the retaining clip hasnt been fitted correctly hense popping off
  4. The door card is held on with 4 3mm Allen keys and a plastic fastening on the front edge of the door panel. If you undo these you will be able to see if the switch is connected fully. If you need to remove the door panel completely the panel needs pulling towards the rear (it will become clear why afterwards). Let me know if I can help further. Not sure why anyone would say tricky parts.?
  5. Drl module will be at fault... have replaced a few.. Not heard of the actual lights being faulty. Check for water in the module connector-located in the passenger footwell where the fusebox is located. Can only buy as a kit now..£406.36 FYI warranty is 3yrs from the date of registration.
  6. Clean the dipstick with either brake cleaner or a suitable solvent. You will then be able to see the level.. As the oil will stick to the clean portion of the dipstick Certain oils are darker in colour than others(comma 5w-50w turns almost brown in use)-some almost have a white look to them.
  7. As your car has the lithium battery it will also have a voltage protection device located above the battery. no2 on the link bellow. Can you see a green light on the unit.??. if no green light is shown the unit has isolated the battery from the car hense the completely dead car. If you feel along the unit you will feel a reset button. press it the unit will click and power to the car will be restored. the green light will illuminate. page 63 explains in more detail. with page 65 showing the reset button on the voltage protection unit.
  8. The recall is only for a select few exiges 350,380's. Only with the passenger side boot release handle.( the fix involves strengthening the handle with a metal stop the cable pulling through the plastic handle. if your handle is on the drivers side. There is nothing to worry about but it is advised to (fit the plate into the boot latch) to centralize the striker pin. As the biggest issue is the orientation of the pin(on the tailgate) into the latch as there is a flat edge that locates into the latch and when this pin twists it jams the boot.!!
  9. No need to cut anything.!!. Fits to the upper seat belt mount.
  10. lotus have very recently released a tsb for dealers with regards setting up the evora 400 stereo for better sound quality. Very possible the car you listened to hasn't had the eq set up. as per lotus tsb spec's??. I was rather impressed by the difference personally on our demo and our evora 400 auto. As i carried out the numerous changes on friday The 400 speakers are smaller than the evora speakers...
  11. whenever i fit removable steering wheels i always fit number 5. this is the indicator canceller and horn contact (that is via the brass pin that is fitted right across the range.) Visable just underneath the top steering cowl piece bellow the instrument pack. lives on number 2 Then all you have to do is fit a 3.3ohms resistor( 13p from maplins)into the air bag connector then source a 12v live from the air bag wire to contact the brass pin. The earth is via the column. The rest is easy. Takes me approx 45mins from start to finish( providing the original wheels pops from the splines easily.!!).. Mind you i have done a few over the years.
  12. yes those are the required parts. as your car has a.c you will need to de-gas and re-fill the system 550g after removing both the heater box and blower motor . As the modified blower resistor lives in a new place inside the heater box with the modified part, and not underneath the blower. You should recieve fitting instructions with the resistor kit, if you don't let me know and i'll send you the required info. Byron
  13. sounds like your heater actuator is faulting and not allowing the flap to close, hense the bleeding warm air in the car. no 2 is the actuator and 4 is the shield. unfortunately the front clamshell and other items need to removed to change the actuator(also fit the water shield if you havent already got one fitted). Have you had a recall letter for your oil coolers to be replaced.??.. as this will help keep the costs down if replaced at the same time.(as the front clamshell is removed during this recall).. also whilst the front clamshell is removed there are other items i would also recommend replacing if funds allow.. Modified blower resistor kit, radiator and fans=coolant change(if not already replaced) a.c condensor and pipes replacement towing post and braided brake lines(if not already fitted)
  14. So steering angle sensor needed to be re-zero'd which you did via the alignment.? As A small deviation in the steering angle sensor will bring the light on.
  15. I would say either your steering angle sensor needs recalibrating or you have an issue with the brake light switch or a speed sensor signal. you need lotus techcentre to interrogate and see if there are any logged codes.
  16. If you are refering to a headlight leveling switch unfortunately the evora doesn't have one. you will have to adjust the headlights themselves white plastic adjuster (10mm in size) visable after pulling back the wing liner, there is a circle panel,but inveriably the fixings are seized solid and it is much easier to just pull the wing liner back with the wheels on full lock. Hope this helps
  17. I have numerous back parts and filters due to fitting trd's and other induction kits give me a message if you want one. Byron
  18. Give me a nudge if you need any inspections carrying out on private sale cars... Would hate for you to buy something with dubious history.. Otherwise pop into jct and speak to ben or steve and i'm sure they will be able to find something to suit. I'll be in the back probably in the boot of an evora or esprit.....
  19. Yes replacing the instrument cluster is very easy around 30mins start to finish. If you have the early white/black cluster no mileage adjustment is available.(06-08) (08onwards) if you have the later black version then yes it is possible to re-adjust the mileage but only on a brand new instrument cluster.!!!.And only using Lotus dealer diagnostics(techcentre). Hope this helps.
  20. Congratualtions..!!!!! Gorgeous car and yes i believe you are the 1st customer car..!! I am very interested in your findings... Byron
  21. Unfortunately the technician has updated the tcu(transmission) software and failed to carry out the STATIC GREEN LEARNS. This is the reason the 3 shift lights are illuminated. Trip back to the dealer im afraid.. As lotus techcentre is required to rectify the issue.
  22. The first 50 v8 esprit's had a 5.5mm step. All the later version's run a 3.5mm step.( just to clarify..) There is no mention any-where of a 2.5mm step.!. And i also would like to know as to whom your friend spoke to at lotus and where this info was obtained from.
  23. As far as i am aware only lotus dealers have the required equipment to access the engine history data with the facility to save and print as required. Just a point to NOTE though. When the engine ecm is updated( as the N/a evora is now on "H" level and the evora s is on "D" level) quite often the stored data held within the ecm is wiped.. The ecm software updates are carried out either during annual servicing/or due to a running issue/cutomer request. And are FOC.!!. Haven't had many evora owners asking for the engine history data.. Although almost every Exige owner does..
  24. Unfortunately the grille is bonded in place to the bumper. Personally i would remove the Large front undertray and gain access to a suitable spot this way. Alternatively you could remove the wheel arch liner and see if there is a suitable place this way. Hope this helps.
  25. Remote central door locking is available if the comfort pack is specified.(extra cost option).. So depending on the spec it might well be deleted.
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