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Just had the dreaded MOT and she sailed through except one of the side indicators wasn't working so I went and bought a new bulb then tried to take the lense off. The screw was rock solid and the screwdriver mashed the slots so I drilled it out to find the unit completely corroded. The earth cable rivet had transformed itself into white powder and so was not connecting the cable for a start plus the moulding around the clamp screw had disintegrated at some point so it was a combination or rust and oxidisation that was holding the lense in place.

Anyway, I need a new unit...help! Any Ideas? Not listed on SJ's site or lotusbits.com

Pete

Pete '79 S2

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Just had the dreaded MOT and she sailed through except one of the side indicators wasn't working so I went and bought a new bulb then tried to take the lense off. The screw was rock solid and the screwdriver mashed the slots so I drilled it out to find the unit completely corroded. The earth cable rivet had transformed itself into white powder and so was not connecting the cable for a start plus the moulding around the clamp screw had disintegrated at some point so it was a combination or rust and oxidisation that was holding the lense in place.

Anyway, I need a new unit...help! Any Ideas? Not listed on SJ's site or lotusbits.com

Pete

Perei (see www.perei.co.uk) may be the original manufacturer. I remember seeing a very similar looking one recently in their catalogue. They are in Aldershot (Hants).

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Theres been a few knocking about on ebay recently. dont be lotus specific when putting in search just put side repeaters etc. I know its not very impressive but your local motor shop will probably stock them or a caravan/trailor section as they are the typical after thought bolt ons. If your still struggling mate let me know as there's a place near me that sells them and i'll post them to you. cheers chris

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Disaster averted!

Found them on www.holden.co.uk. Not the cheapest but I'm in a bit of a hurry. Couple going on ebay too.

Pete

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if you are on about the big bulky side indicator I think you will find they are fitted to land Rover defenders, as they look very similar to the one on my 110

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Disaster averted!

Found them on www.holden.co.uk. Not the cheapest but I'm in a bit of a hurry. Couple going on ebay too.

Pete

Is it the same model as on an early Stevens ? like on a 1990 se ?)

In that case, I think I still have one for a little price. It's getting dusty, so I'd prefer to make someone happy with it.

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Thanks for the offers guys. The G-cars had the Lucas ones which are smaller than the S car ones which look a bit like wings...they're HUGE!

Pete '79 S2

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I too, am after the side repeater lens although it is for my 1988 'S' car. (so apologies if it is on the wrong forum section - however I thought it may be covered during the transition period)

I have just discovered they don't like hitting garage door frames and tend to shatter on impact :P

mine have two screws holding them in as opposed to a clip and one screw as on the 'G' cars and Excel

If anyone knows where I could get one - I would be eternally grateful

(I have tried Espritism and Lotusbits and have also checked the x-reference but unfortunately it doesn't indicate an alternative supplier)

The size is approx 77mm x 24mm( they're not that huge Pete ;) )

If all else fails I may have to upgrade them although I would have preferred originals

Thanks

Matt

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I too, am after the side repeater lens although it is for my 1988 'S' car. (so apologies if it is on the wrong forum section - however I thought it may be covered during the transition period)

Matt, if you want to stick with the originals SJ Sportscars list them - part no. A082M6371F [side repeater lamp 88-93 amber] -

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I think you will find that this is the same

http://www.paddockspares.com/pp/DEFENDER/E..._to_331921.html

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Thanks for the information guys

The lenses on the Holden and land Rover sites look similar but on closer inspection , the lens looks like it is screwed in with one screw and clipped in on the other side ????

Looks like I'll to buy the whole unit from SJS at

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I too, am after the side repeater lens although it is for my 1988 'S' car. (so apologies if it is on the wrong forum section - however I thought it may be covered during the transition period)

mine have two screws holding them in as opposed to a clip and one screw as on the 'G' cars and Excel

If anyone knows where I could get one - I would be eternally grateful

Matt,

The side repeaters are from the Mk1 Renault 5 not to mention quite a few London Taxis !!. It looks like you can get a repro lense from Euro Car Parts

http://www.eurocarparts.com/

Part No: 477745000

I changed mine for Mk2 Renault 5 ones as used on the S4, bit of a job mind you but I think they look so much better

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Martyn :)

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