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Given the accident and the panel smashing into the car, I think you might have pinched a harness somewhere. If you have wires touching, shorting, or severed, pretty much ANYTHING could happen, and your symptoms are pretty all over the place
the lip on the front of the panel wasn't in all the way and it sucked it down, it didn't actually come all the way off, just the front part of it dragged on the ground, I inspected the car visually underneath and everything looked fine. I didn't have any problems except the immobilizer but I think that was due to the a/c comp pulley burning up on me. Im about to go down and mess with the battery and test voltage. Will report back later
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After pulling the battery and inspecting, the positive terminal had a crack in it, went to autozone bought new ones, came back cleaned battery and put all new goodies back on and everything is fine so far, no more flickering lights or anything. Battery is also reading 12.6v. about to go for test run, push to start will still act up if I had to guess but that is probably the switch as said before. Hopefully this was it
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Congratulations! Let us know if you still have switch problems.

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the lip on the front of the panel wasn't in all the way and it sucked it down, it didn't actually come all the way off, just the front part of it dragged on the ground, I inspected the car visually underneath and everything looked fine. I didn't have any problems except the immobilizer but I think that was due to the a/c comp pulley burning up on me. Im about to go down and mess with the battery and test voltage. Will report back later
It's surprising how often people miss that entire slot (male/female?) thing.

Good for you that you found the battery clamp issue.

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Congratulations! Let us know if you still have switch problems.
I am still having switch issues with the push to start :/ Is it pretty likely that the switch has gone bad? I feel like you have to push it just right
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Congratulations! Let us know if you still have switch problems.
Where do you recommend I order a replacement switch?
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Where do you recommend I order a replacement switch?
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Lotus Exige Start Button Failure and Diagnosis

New starter harness and button:
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Buying the harness might just be a convenience factor and to rule out that as a problem as well.

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So some things got better but still problems. Before you resign yourself to replacing the start switch, consider this. A crash could have jarred loose a plate or 2 in the battery, which could cause these symptoms. I would put a volt meter on the battery while driving, or when intermittent symptoms occur to see if battery voltage is fluctuating. In fact, put a meter on it while trying to crank using the start button. This will show either 1) no voltage drop while pushing button indicating a bad switch, or huge drop indicating a bad battery.
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So some things got better but still problems. Before you resign yourself to replacing the start switch, consider this. A crash could have jarred loose a plate or 2 in the battery, which could cause these symptoms. I would put a volt meter on the battery while driving, or when intermittent symptoms occur to see if battery voltage is fluctuating. In fact, put a meter on it while trying to crank using the start button. This will show either 1) no voltage drop while pushing button indicating a bad switch, or huge drop indicating a bad battery.
The push to start issue has been going on for quite some time, but I will try this anyways, thanks for the advice
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Buying the harness might just be a convenience factor and to rule out that as a problem as well.
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Bought a new start switch, think its the harness so now i'm going to wait on that from Lotus Garage. Start switch didn't do anything, but my light in old one didn't work so its a nice touch to looks with the new one at least

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How did the new harness work? Having a few electrical issues of my own, thinking about replacing the harness.
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