Lotus Elan

electric window working intermittantly

PostPost by: racy7 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:07 pm

Opinions please
Elan S4 windows only working intermittantly. My first thought is to replace the switch but before I start to dismount the dashboard any other thoughts???
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:14 pm

Do they both fail at the same time ?

Do they only go down, not up?

Is it with ignition on/off ?

Standard loom ?

Any other info would be welcome !

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PostPost by: racy7 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:38 pm

drivers side only, passenger side no problem
standard loom .....new and fitted by P Matty 7 years ago
with ignition on
fail can happen when window up or down............intermittant
occasional failure at first (one year ago) which repeated pushing of switch seemed to overcome but more regular now
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PostPost by: Craven » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:10 pm

Usually driver’s door used more frequently so maybe intermittent break in wiring where it passes through body/door check stop/pipe. You will need to remove door card to check.
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PostPost by: Chrispy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:02 am

I had trouble with my +2. It was the switch. Liberal spraying of isopropyl alcohol and some vigrourous switching and it was all good.
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