free hit
counters
headlights and pods - Interior/Exterior/Lights/Glass/Alarms/ICE/HVAC - The Lotus Forums #ForTheOwners Jump to content


headlights and pods


Recommended Posts

  • Gold FFM

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

more, more, more....

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.
  • Replies 4
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

Edited by Paul93Lotus
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Gold FFM

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

more, more, more....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
  • Gold FFM

: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

more, more, more....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.


×
×
  • Create New...