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What's this then?

Postby John_W » Sun 14.05.2017, 13:35

Does anybody know what this piece of foam plastic is? I found it lying loose in the battery compartment (down in the depths of the rear wing by the rear end of the right hand sill) when I was fossicking around in there yesterday. It is a piece of grey foam which has been made in a curve shape, with an oblong hole all the way through. The scale bar shown in the attached pictures is centimetres.

I have checked the parts manual without success. Maybe somebody in the factory just dropped a sanding block when they were rubbing down the paint.

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Re: What's this then?

Postby HJ2 » Sun 14.05.2017, 13:47

If I recall right it is a protection sleeve for the wiring loom to prevent it from rubbing and sliding or making noise.
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Re: What's this then?

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sun 14.05.2017, 14:11

John:

HJ's correct. You can find all of the odd parts Lotus used with the harness bits in section 17.01A

See Illus # 182...

Those sleeves are used mainly around the hard plastic cable connectors like the door harness to the main harness buried behind the facia.
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Re: What's this then?

Postby John_W » Sun 14.05.2017, 15:04

Impressive knowledge from both of you.

I guess that somebody has dislodged it at some time - maybe when fitting a new battery. I'll have a look next time I'm in the battery compartment to see if I can find its home.

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