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two issues - hoping to find some experience to steal...

1) My PODs go up - no problem, but do not always come down - one or both. I simply turn the manual knob at the end of the motor a 1/2 turn and then push the headlight switch on-off and the PODs drop in fine. I rebuilt the gears and plastic buffers. Greased the connecting hardware.

2) My low beams are out - but -

- the lamps work and come on with the high beams

- the relay is good

- no blown fuses

- seems to be missing voltage to the relay....


Lou Senko

Austin, TX

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Hey, Lou. The lady and I have been talking about going back to Austin to explore the nightlife. Perhaps we could go next weekend and we can troubleshoot your problem. I might not have much Lotus experience but 4 hands are better than 2.

Is the Esprit still your daily driver?

Scott

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So you replaced the bushings like the ones sold on Ebay......and the gears looked fine with no broken teeth?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/87-88-PONTI...sspagenameZWDVW

So if the motors themselves are fine...it could be the headlight control unit getting lazy....which I believe is also from the Pontiac Sunbird or other 90's GM's like the Fiero, Corvette, Sunbird, Firebird....that ubit sends the delayed electrical signal to the headlights.

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hey Scott -

I'll be in the garage all Saturday - I have the Lotus Gear Shift improvement kit - so be looking at my headlights as well....

Saturday night the neighbourhood fellows are coming over to watch this month's UFC.... starts at 8pm...

If you are coming down - cool - this morning was our 37week check up - so we're not much the partying type with 15 days until the little princess is here....


Lou Senko

Austin, TX

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:UPDATE:

I resolved the low beams not coming on. Turned out to be an intermittent connection in the relay base of the 'Dip Beam Relay' - I pulled out and re-squeezed the connectors - works like a charm now.


Lou Senko

Austin, TX

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