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light hearted title :D Actually as I get more familiar with the Elise I find things that would like to change (this is just minor stuff...just for fun). In the rear boot the black tape holding the rear tail light wiring was not what I like to look at..sure I have to stick my head in the boot and see this area but hey..you all that own an Elise know the view and issue I am talking about...so here is my most expensive and technically complicated solution ;)


So off went the black tape and a bit of clean up of the boot and here is the result...



and the other side (oh yes..anyone know what SIR means??)



I am not doing 'before' pics since you can see that for yourself...
 

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"SIR" is what you should call me. I have no idea why it's printed in the boot.

BTW: did you know that the slot above the battery (just above the SIR) is for your manual packet? And the pocket on the side is (most likely) for the tool kit (so I'm not sure why they put velcro on it).
 

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I think someone should mold a fiberglass compartment back there to

[1] protect the lights from moving objects inside the boot;
[2] be used as a locked storage chamber.
 

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agent.5 said:
I think someone should mold a fiberglass compartment back there to

[1] protect the lights from moving objects inside the boot;
[2] be used as a locked storage chamber.
it would add too much weight
 

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Yelo,
Where'd you get the mounting brackets in the picture?

So I take it the brackets are under the carpet? Let me know, I think I'll do that this weekend.

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You can get those at Home Depot. They're avail in black or white, in 2 sizes, IIRC. You need to buy the wire ties separately (or you can use twist ties from garbage bags, but the wire ties are much nicer).

I can't figure out where they are in those pics! Under the carpet? Maybe.
 

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Pin,
Thanks. I went out to my car, I'm assuming the anchors are located just under the carpet edge. where wires lead to
Chris
 

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Hi guys...

I placed the mounts along the outer edge of the base so the edges of the mounts were against the back fascia piece so the back edge of the carpet does cover the mounts and cables... Also forgot to mention this...since this requires removing the carpet and went ahead and removed the battery cover so I could vacuum/clean the entire boot area...I found the cover for the battery positive terminal had not been closed on top of the terminal...no big deal but you might to want to check it out. Also removed the battery death thread stricker so I think I am up to about 7 or eight strickers in my desticking campaign ;)

Yes...Home Depot for items and yes (but thanks for mentioning it) I keep my manual and 'tools':rolleyes: in the battery cover pockets
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Re: Hi guys...

I just did the mod on my car. Took about 20 minutes. Looks good! I used 6 of the mounts. If you do the mod, try to swivel the "head" of the cable tie all the way back toward the back edge of the carpet, so it doesn't stick up too much and create a bump under the carpet.

The mod isn't something you notice often, but when you do look in there, it sure looks a lot more "finished" than it did.

YELOTUS said:
I found the cover for the battery positive terminal had not been closed on top of the terminal...
Mine too.

Also removed the battery death thread stricker so I think I am up to about 7 or eight strickers in my desticking campaign ;) [/QUOTE]

Ditto. And the SIR sticker, whatever the heck that meant!
 

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SIR

Assembly instructions-
Stick Inside Rearboot

Sorry It Rattles!
Still In Repair
Sticker Installed Randomly

The other sticker that says "THEY ALL DO THAT," is missing?
 

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I also did the upgrade today, took no time I used 5 brackets mounted as pin mentions, the brackets I found were 1" sq and they seem to work well. Don't know how sturdy the glue is, may have to epoxy in place as the heat may overcome the adhesive they come with>

Whos back end is now tape free!:D
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Some Irritating Rattles
Sometimes It Runs
Startup Is Rare
Sounds Insanely Raucous
in that san diego yellow car... So I'm Randy's

but what it really means is


Slow Isn't Reasonable
 

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zvezdah1 said:
Whos back end is now tape free!:D
Chris
My rear end looks a lot cleaner than it did this morning!

Uh, wait a minute.....:eek:
 

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All is good...

this is the advantage of us first owners>>>we will find little things to do and we need to keep track and share with others who will have the Elise at some point. I have a few more items to share and will do later tonight..but one thing I did confirm today...our Elise has TWO oil coolers..yep- one on each side front..I took pics and will post later

Oh the SIR thing...pretty funny ideas as to its meaning...I kept that one sticker on just until we figure out what it stands for :rolleyes:
 

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Don't forget to remove the stickers from the radio...I didn't even know they were there until I yanked it out to install the RCA jack pack onto it. The Touring pack radio (Blaupunkt LA) has three...two thin ones on the sides and one large one across the face. They are clear. The face looks nicer with them off - a bit brighter.
 

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Stan said:
Don't forget to remove the stickers from the radio...
Got them the other day. That was my one measly contribution toward the Elise detailing and prep work. ;-) I'm not much into pulling wheels, etc. like Michael is.

They are definitely hard to notice, though! I only saw them when I noticed one area lifting up on an edge.
 

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Stan said:
Don't forget to remove the stickers from the radio...I didn't even know they were there until I yanked it out to install the RCA jack pack onto it. The Touring pack radio (Blaupunkt LA) has three...two thin ones on the sides and one large one across the face. They are clear. The face looks nicer with them off - a bit brighter.
Theres also a clear one covering the lotus emblem on the steering wheel
 
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