Series 2 aesthetics

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Herzeg
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#201 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by Herzeg » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:53 am

Hi Marek

I have your original led reversing lights. Are you able to swap out those for the new ones, or do you need to replace the whole unit?

John
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#202 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by MarekH » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:26 pm

The new boards are a press fit into the clear Lotus bit of the rear lenses.

Since yours date from May 2016, I'm guessing you'd have to use a scalpel (or Dremel) to cut a hole in the back of the lenses to be able to remove the old LED board. Alternatively, delicately inserting a scalpel between the clear housing and the main body may pry the clear part free.

Later units are a simple swap over as they are unsealed.

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#203 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by mark10337 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:11 pm

Are the LEDs "E" marked, like bulbs have to be? I have had a ticking off from the authorities for the reversing lights on the MOT test :sad:
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#204 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by MarekH » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:33 am

The MGB square lights used by Jaguar will have had markings on them. The clear inserts that make a standard s2 or s3 rear light into a "Lotus" light never had any markings on them. All I have done is change the festoon bulb for a brighter array of LEDs, neither of which ever had markings.

The markings on the s2 or s3 main orange/red rear housings are exactly as before.

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