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What Lotus Parts Are From Other Cars?

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I'm interested generally knowing what parts on Lotus Elise / Exige / Evora come off other cars does anyone know or can anyone add to to the list? Or correct me on the following...

 

 

ELISE

- Wing mirrors from a Metro?

- Toyota engine from? Or Rover engine from TF?

- indicator stalks from?

 

EXIGE

- Wing mirror from Metro?

- Induction from Toyota RAV4?

- Toyota engine from 1.8 16v....? Rover engine from 1.8 16v TF? Toyota engine from 3.5 V6 camry

 

EVORA

- transmission from Toyota Auris 2.2 sport diesel ?

- engine from Toyota Camry V6 3.5?

- induction from Toyota RAV4?

- indicator stalks from Ford Mondeo?

- inner door hand from external handle from Honda civic?

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S1

Numberplate lights are Rolls-Royce

Switches are peugeot 106 / 206

Window winders are metro

Ignition barrel is vauxhall

Indicator / wiper stalks are vauxhall

Headlights are ( I think) citroen

Side repeaters are vauxhall nova

Wiring loom is (I think) rover MGF

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Evora electric window switches are from Mondeo.

(all Evoras have power fold mirrors, just change the switch if "yours doesn't have them".)

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Evora electric window switches are from Mondeo.

(all Evoras have power fold mirrors, just change the switch if "yours doesn't have them".)

Is that really true? Mine ain't got power folding

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Is that really true? Mine ain't got power folding

Absolutely! First noticed about 4 years ago when I used to help out at Peter Smith's.

Parts list only has a right mirror and a left mirror, and the Evora Extras brochure of that time listed a part number (A132M6068F) for an upgrade to power fold which was a switch.

The Ford part number is 1S7T-17B676-AA. Used on Mondeos and others with power fold mirrors.

 

Link to Techwiki on Seloc with instructions http://wiki.seloc.org/a/Power-fold_Mirrors

Also documented on TLF.

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S1headlights are Renault 4 IIRC

 

Proves you don't need to produce your own bespoke parts to make a good car.

I wonder if part printing will mean low volume manufacturers can make their own at reasonable cost or will that just mean spare parts will be manufacturer only and cost you a fortune?

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Is that really true? Mine ain't got power folding

 

I think G told me he had done this. Also plenty in TLF have done it. £10 part from eBay and easy fit as I understand it.

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3rd brake light is Saab

Wiper mother Citroen, (many say ax but I understood it was actually the ax)

Areal corsa (but with different end to coax)

Exhaust mgf (but with different exit pipes)

 

I do like the ford escort key on the evora

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Absolutely! First noticed about 4 years ago when I used to help out at Peter Smith's.

Parts list only has a right mirror and a left mirror, and the Evora Extras brochure of that time listed a part number (A132M6068F) [/size]for an upgrade to power fold which was a switch.

The Ford part number is 1S7T-17B676-AA. Used on Mondeos and others with power fold mirrors.

 

Link to Techwiki on Seloc with instructions http://wiki.seloc.org/a/Power-fold_Mirrors

Also documented on TLF.

Just orded my Mondeo part, this will definitely work then?

S1

3rd brake light is Saab

Wiper mother Citroen, (many say ax but I understood it was actually the ax)

Areal corsa (but with different end to coax)

Exhaust mgf (but with different exit pipes)

I do like the ford escort key on the evora

It's also same key as the ford fiesta - I think the indicator stalks on the evora are from the ford transit / ford Mondeo aswell

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Just orded my Mondeo part, this will definitely work then?

Lots of people have done it apparently. The SELOC wiki has the instructions but take care not to damage the leather round the switch.

Several references on TLF.

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Just orded my Mondeo part, this will definitely work then?

 

It's also same key as the ford fiesta - I think the indicator stalks on the evora are from the ford transit / ford Mondeo aswell

 

Yes will work, only takes 5 mins to fit. I put a thick towel on the leather and prised out the old switch with a large flat screwdriver. You will see where the spring retainers are on your new switch.

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