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Re: Headlight warning buzzer

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sun 04.11.2018, 23:53

I understand. That isn't a big concern over here. That is also doable, but it gets complicated and then the driver could STILL forget to turn off their lights...

The warning buzzer seems to be the easiest warning method, it could be accomplished with little additional circuitry.

Does the S2 come with a warning buzzer standard? The Fed Car doesn't.
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Re: Headlight warning buzzer

Postby tb10 » Mon 05.11.2018, 00:19

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:Does the S2 come with a warning buzzer standard? The Fed Car doesn't.


Hi John,

Yes the S2 does.

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Re: Headlight warning buzzer

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Mon 05.11.2018, 00:23

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Re: Headlight warning buzzer

Postby lotusflasherman » Tue 06.11.2018, 22:33

This should be in 'Things that made you smile thread'... I can see how a sidelight or interior light warning buzzer might be useful but headlamps?... Really? I've always noticed those big ugly lumps sticking up and ruining the smooth bonnet line on my SE's. How can anybody leave their headlamps on.. :banghead:
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Re: Headlight warning buzzer

Postby donsladek » Wed 07.11.2018, 00:01

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:I understand. That isn't a big concern over here. That is also doable, but it gets complicated and then the driver could STILL forget to turn off their lights...

The warning buzzer seems to be the easiest warning method, it could be accomplished with little additional circuitry.

Does the S2 come with a warning buzzer standard? The Fed Car doesn't.


My Fed Elan has a chime which rings 5 times then stops if the left door is opened and the main lights or parking lights are on...
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Re: Headlight warning buzzer

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Wed 07.11.2018, 00:10

donsladek wrote: My Fed Elan has a chime which rings 5 times then stops if the left door is opened and the main lights or parking lights are on...

A function of an alarm system?
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Re: Headlight warning buzzer

Postby donsladek » Wed 07.11.2018, 00:35

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:
donsladek wrote: My Fed Elan has a chime which rings 5 times then stops if the left door is opened and the main lights or parking lights are on...

A function of an alarm system?


It had an alarm when I got it, but I took it all out (unless I missed this chunk). I'll have to investigate the chime module is to see where it is...
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Re: Headlight warning buzzer

Postby donsladek » Wed 07.11.2018, 01:21

The "lights on" chimes on my Elan sound the same as these described in the Electrical Manual, page 4, which alert the driver to keys left in the ignition. However there are only 4 radio "dings" vs 5 "dings" for the lights.

USA radio warning chime.jpg


This is described on page 8 of the Electrical Manual:
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