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Hi guys, my lively new roadster has an electrics problem. Went to start it and instrument panel and all electrics dead. I am currently stuck in the car on a beautiful evening, fortunately able to take the roof off to get some fresh air.

Should I disconnect the battery and check fuses? Is this a recognized problem with an easy fix? Thanks in advance for your help,

Jonathon

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Thanks for all your help guys. Called Lotus assist who were great. A mechanic came over and found the problem was the battery connection, all fixed in 5 mins!    Can drive home on a beautiful evenin

Since it's brand new Jonathon, I would be contacting the dealer and telling them to get out to help. I realise it is now 6:30 in Melbourne (which is where I think you are?), but do you have a mobile number for the salesman you dealt with?

 

I wouldn't go disconnecting the battery or anything. Check fuses? Yes, but if a fuse has blown, something may be wrong.

 

Are you a member of the RACV?

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Thanks Ramjet. I got out Dukes of Hazard style and left the car parked overnight. Fortunately in a car park so won't get towed. Will try the dealer in the morning and/or contact RACV.

 

I got it almost new from Brisbane so hopefully they help in Melbourne, 

 

Cheers,

 

Jonathon

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Does the alarm work still? Flat battery from lights on or similar?

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Alarm dead, no response from the key when turned in the ignition or key switches used. I don't think I left the lights on as that handy little beeper comes on before I get out and no other problems before I turned it off.

 

Hopefully can get it started and back to a dealer for a fix,

 

Cheers,

 

Jonathon

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Sounds like a flat battery, perhaps the interior light was on or something? Might be worth connecting it to a charger for a while or jumping it to save the hassle of a dealer visit.

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Whatever happens, don't connect the jump battery/charger the wrong way around! 

 

Also don't do this with the keys in the ignition.

 

The battery is pretty hard to get to in all honesty, if you're in any doubt, get it to the dealer.

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Thanks for all your help guys. Called Lotus assist who were great. A mechanic came over and found the problem was the battery connection, all fixed in 5 mins! 

 

Can drive home on a beautiful evening which has improved my mood no end. Drive well

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All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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