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Hello everybody. I'm a new member and a new Lotus owner. I bought a 2007 Exige S220. Fully original in all parts. Service history is complete, 47.000 km. At the time of purchasing, oil filter was changed, engine oil replaced, gearbox regulated. I have 3 main issues and I would appreciate suggestions please as my Lotus world knowledge is still limited:

- Check engine light:

Already when testing it, I noticed that the check engine light during the driving stayed always on. I had the car driven also by an expert mechanic who did not find any issue. The same with an inspector who tested the car before the sale. I myself felt that the car was running smoothly. The guys who sold the car to me are owners of a sports car and tuning Garage, therefore they did some of the service for me and also checked this engine light issue, but did not find the reason for the check engine light on. They told me that in their opinion this can be simply due to the Supercharger push, but not a real concern for the engine itself. Anyway, I bought the car and drove it home for about 400km. No issue at all, no strange behavior or anything like that. Currently, when I turn on the panel before turning on the car, the check engine light blinks, and when I turn the car on, the check engine light stays on all the time during the drive. In total, so far, I did 460 km on the car. Do you believe this can be simply due to a past issue which is now solved and that simply I need to reset the check engine light? I really feel no issue at all while driving.
I plan anyway to take it to another center for inspection but in the country where I live at the moment there is no specialist on Lotus and I would also like to avoid spending a lot of money for no reason.

- Where is the OBD port located? I did not see it under the dash. I am considering to buy a OBD detector, but I never used one and I do not see the port anywhere. Is it possible to use a OBD detector on a 2007 Exige S220?

- I noticed they mounted the windshield wiper the other way around so when using it, it does not go smoothly on the windshield. Can you advise me how to remove them? This is a different type of wiper from the ones I am used to. Please see the attachment with pictures of the wiper.

Thanks a lot!
 

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The port is under the dash in the center. Here is a photo where you can see about 1/4 of the left side of the port. The clutch and brake pedals can be seen in the photo.

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Guys, there is no port in mine (Exige S220 2008).
Please look at the pictures.

Any idea? As said, I did about 500km with the car and no issue at all. Engine check light stays on while going. I bought it from a Car service/tuner who deals only with sport cars and he told me they checked everything and there is no issue with the engine.
 

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Look to see if OBD port was tucked up under dash. Unless a Lotus dealer gave you the all's ok I would be careful.
 

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Nope, there is nothing else under the dash or behind. Maybe the OBD port was just on cars for the US? I have never really used it in Europe. I guess I wasted the money for the reader.

I will find some specialist and take it to him for a second opinion. We don't have Lotus dealers in the country where I am. Thanks for the suggestions and help!
 

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Maybe check in the engine bay near the ECU? Here's a link to the Lotus Techcentre that dealers use and you can see the various adapters that can be used, Lotus Techcentre
 

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I looked at you photos again isn't that the obd port with cover over it screwed to underside of tray? With blue connector.
 
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You're absolutely righe, I didn't see it!
So, I connected the reader but I am not sure how to interpret it/use it. I attached the pictures. I turned the ignition on (with engine off). The reader showed different options and I selected OBDII. After selecting this, it showed me a list of codes but I don't know their meaning. I selected one of them, the the reader asked to turn off and on the ignition. I did it and then it gave me massage "failed".

Did I select the wrong options or...?

What if I reset so that the check engine light goes off? If there really is a problem it will go on again, isn't it? Thanks!
 

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Not all obd readers will work but most do. You may have to fiddle with setup post the brand and model reader you have I can't make out from your photo. You may want to G search and after your search argument end with lotustalk and you'll find threads here on LT about reader connection and codes.
 
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