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Flasher relay and hazard relay location

PostPost by: LotusEngineeringBuff » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:58 am

Hello,
In the frame of my LED conversion, I have to change the flasher relays (both indicator and hazard) to electronic ones.

Here's the post regarding the conversion
lotus-electrical-f38/bulbs-specifications-and-conversion-led-t42352.html#p306264

I have the relays and I went to the car last Saturday but could not where in the car these relays are located. And since the original ones do not work with the LED I could not located then by listening to the clicks! Of course I did not have with me the original bulbs and put back in and hear le clicks. I had to drive home with no progress. :-(

Can anyone tell me where these relays are supposed to be? Thank you very much
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PostPost by: gus » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:19 pm

handing randomly behind the speedometer and tach
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PostPost by: LotusEngineeringBuff » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:23 pm

OK, thanks.
In my case randomly means far away, because I removed both under-dash panels and looked very hard and long left, right and behind the switches with a powerful flashlight and could find nothing
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:09 pm

If an early+2 (RHD) I'd expect to find them above the headlamp vacuum switch, screwed to the back of the dash (RHS). The flasher unit probably more visible. .. if the loom doesn't look too original then could be anywhere I guess... I think I would relocate up behind or under the glovebox if I were to move them. If not you might have to go back to your original idea.

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PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:22 pm

Mines below the two smaller instrument gauges and alongside the right hand window operating switch. Mines a 1967 plus 2 which doesn’t have a hazard flasher, justbthe indicators. Note that the flasher under the bonnet is for flashing the headlights when they come up without the lights being turned on.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:13 am

In mine the flashers were affixed to the steering column by cable-ties.
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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:35 am

Plus two. 130 rhd
Above the ignition switch which is on the left of the colum
Mounted in push fit metal clips. One rectangle one round.

Properly hidden by the ignition barrel unless you remove the under dash trim and the lip trim from the bottom of the dash panel and squeeze youself under the steering wheel upside down with one foot out the door and the other leg dangling over the seat...
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