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I will start by stating that I have already read the previous threads about the Cobra alarms on the Elise that are on this sight. I just bought a used 2005 Elise that came with two keys with remotes. One of the remotes works fine but the other on will not work. I put a new battery in the remote that would not work and went through all the procedures as listed in the manual, in this sight and on a video on the web. When I press both buttons on the remote it blink then stops after about 10 seconds. When I release the buttons the light stays on when I insert the key and turn on and off three times the dash lites goes on then off. So far so good. When I turn the key back on and it blink the proper amount of blinks(3) for the first number in the code and I turn it off and the back on it will not blink for the second code #. Any ideas on what to do?????
 

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Bill, The timing of that sequence can be tricky. Play with turning it of and on a bit faster and also a bit slower. Once you get it, it is pretty easy, but can be frustrating at first.
 

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It sounds like it is you timing with the pin number. Try watching a youtube video on it and it may help you to get the timing correct. It took me 4-5 tried my first time.
 

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Yes, this is a pain. It took me three tries once I had the PIN from Lotus. I get to do it again because I disconnected the battery to swap to my test ECU and it reset the beeper loudness again...
 

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For other issues, this may help.....



Note to new Elise & Exige Owners:





1. These cars have large (i.e. dangerous) blind spots. Multivex mirrors are NLA, but RLS (Really Light Stuff) offers very good tape-on replacements.





2. The horns are way too weak (quiet). There’s an inverse relationship: smaller the car, louder the horn needs to be.



Get something such as a Stebel Nautilus.



Stock: “Excuse me”





Stebel: “HONK! LOOK OUT!”



Remove the stock horn; replace with louder.



(I drive with my finger on the horn button in any traffic. Iffy situations, my headlights are on.



Stay to the left of traffic, i.e. avoid passing on the right if you can.



Stop way behind trucks, SUVs, etc. Some have blindspots >50’. )





3. The early cars came with misaimed and dim headlights. If you drive at night, convert to HIDs. While better than stock halogen bulbs are available, HIDs throw more light. Stay around 5000k. As of this writing LEDs are not as good.





4. Ensure your car has had the work required by the recall for oil line fittings done. You could lose an engine and/or spin in your own oil.



5. Transmission:



The best transmission lube I’ve found is Redline MT-90 plus a little Power Punch Extreme Gear Oil Additive. (Note that it takes two changes to get rid of the previous lube.)



a) Early cars have wobbly shift towers. Look up Stan’s Mod (bolt and spacer; http://www.billswebspace.com/ShifterReinforcement.pdf) and



And, use:

Re-Enforcer long thru bolts that terminate under car and tie down the tower:

https://www.inokinetic.com/lotus/re-enforcer?category=Transmission



These (lube, mods) make a huge change in shifting.





6. As per some engine builders on these sites, wait AT LEAST 20 -35 minutes after coolant has reached full operating temp before engaging cam switchover.



For street cars, consider removing one or both oil coolers. Some cover them. Oil doesn’t get hot enough on street, leading to cam wiping.



I use Mobil 1 5W-40 Turbo Diesel oil. 85k miles and fine, but one is not a useful example.





7. Rear toe-links can loosen and break with disastrous results. You can check tq periodically, or use Nordlock washers. Best is conversion to better engineered brace, such as BOE’s InoKinetic’s for two examples.



8. While under the car with panel off, look around for hoses and wires chafing their way to failure. That’s how this was found:




9. The stock radiators are prone to leaking where the end caps meet the metal part. Keep an eye on this. Most of us use single-pass all-aluminum radiators.



10. When your wheel well liner comes loose, skip the lame plastic rivet and use Well-Nuts instead.



11. Life will be better if you disable the auto-arming alarm function on the earlier cars. You won’t have to press a button to start the car. Instructions:



http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f320/remote-key-fob-immobilizer-misc-alarm-programming-70940/





12. These cars cannot be left off a Battery Tender for weeks at a time. Unless dead batteries are a particular joy of yours. Buy one right away. There are numerous threads here about which ppl use and like.



You NEED a digital multimeter (voltmeter) to work on modern cars. Handy around house too. Get one this week.



13, Some on this site are a bit obsessed with hockey pucks for lifting the car. Don’t use these. Too hard and slippery, generally, and too small a surface area. Use a piece of wood, as your hero does.



14. If you are fooling with sparkplugs, remember to slather those tubes in dielectric grease (prevents shorts).



15. Visit the Uber Thread



http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/elise-exige-uberpost-read-everything-you-need-know-here-25131/



16. Most parts on the car are made by Toyota and others, so buying things like a/c compressors, engine parts, etc. is wildly expensive when purchased thru Lotus.

Toyota dealers, auto parts stores are way less expensive.



17. The soft high-grip tires on most of our cars lose much of that grip when temperatures drop below 50 F. I know of too many ppl who spun their cars when not remembering this. I use hi-performance all-seasons.



Note that many summer tires cannot even be stored in temps below 20 F.



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Plus, “How to bleed brakes”:



http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f101/how-bleed-brakes-241138/





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