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When you pull the indicator stalk back towards the steering wheel and hold it there for a second or two the pods should raise with all 4 lamps lit. :huh:

If they go up when the lighting switch on the dash is used, your contacts on the indicator/ high beam stalk are probably dirty or worn.

try cleaning them first :lol:

Also check the relay(try swapping with known good one)

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On my S1, moving the stalk to the flash position causes the pods to come up and the lights to come on for as long as you hold the switch.

Do the pods and lights come up ok with the light switch? If they do, then the fundamental circuit is ok. You could check your wiring first.

On the S1 the relays are behind a panel near the rear of the left light pod. Mine are behind an access panel held to the fender by 2 screws.

There are 2 relays (maybe 3 with the S2's dual motors). Two control the motor ckt (one for each motor) while the other is the Flash relay. Check all wires for a tight fit and check the sockets and relay connections for corrosion. After you made sure its all ok and clean, drop the bonnet to engage the cutoff micro switch and test the flash function.

In case you don't know this (forgive me if you do) the little microswitch cuts off the motor ckt if the bonnet is up. Thats because the pods will crash into the bonnet if it is raised. So the switch kills the motor if the bonnet is up.

When I had issues, I had to remove the bonnet so as not to screw things up. Then I shorted the switch to "simulate" a closed bonnet.

Remember, my location info is based on an S1.


Dom Giangrasso

1977 S1 Esprit - Lagoon Blue

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Further to Dom's reply, the S2 does not have the microswitch for the lights but, as he thought, it does have two motor relays. It also has a changeover relay and a flash relay. This is the relay you should switch out if the pods come up with the switch on the dash. The relays are mounted in the front compartment behind the left-hand light pod and not covered by an access cover.

S4 Elan, Elan +2S, Federal-spec, World Championship Edition S2 Esprit #42, S1 Elise, Excel SE


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