Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Porter Ranch, CA
Where to buy a Battery?
I know this may be a re-hash of some previous posts but, I need a Battery for my very early 2005 Lotus Elise. I have the black OEM Battery. After checking every auto parts store in town--I live in Los Angeles--so you can just imagine how many stores this can be, I have had no luck. The best question of the day is who makes the Lotus. I heard that about ten times.
A group 26R is close but, the posts sit about 1 inch too high. Maybe the Battery Box will fit if I can lift it up when I put it back in.
Sometimes money is no object, so I went into Galpin Lotus to see if I could purchase an OEM Battery. No luck, they sell an Interstate 26R--even though the cars upstairs had an Excide Battery with the correct dimensions. They are checking with Lotus to see what Battery is correct.
People ask me if it is hard to get parts for my 1930 Ford Model A. I usually respond that it is harder to get parts for a modern car.
2005 Ardent Red Lotus Elise