As promised here are a few pics of the wheel well areas with the front covers removed. To access the the front lights for adjustments and bulb replacment you need to remove the front portion of the wheel well liner...very easy to do ( of course requires removal of wheel)...panel is held on by two lower screw clips and then up upper screw..remove all three and then taking bottom of panel pull outward and down and panel releases.
Once removed you will see the oil cooler and the light adjustment (allen head) screws>>
First pic was passenger side front and this is the drivers side front>>>
So you can see an oil cooler on both sides and I noted the headlight adjust screws. Also confirmed that to replace the headlight bulbs you need to remove headlights (nuts holding in place can be seen in both pics)...
This pic is just to say how really impressive the Elise suspension is..just a work of art and amazes me to see this type of suspension on a car of this price. Nit pick here and there about the car (like my marginal like for the seats) but bottom line for the Lotus is performance and this shows where the $ went into this wonderful machine...no cup holders here thank you so much
Now to another litter design subtlety..the alloys (standard...you guys with the LSS version will have to comment on them)... the outside view is this>>>
But from the inside view they have created a darkened rim so as to minimize the appearance of brake dust...what is interesting is that darken appearance is REALLY noticeable from looking in this view but when looking at alloy from the opposite side the dark really isn't evident
And finally, is you remove the front grille (and detail area a bit ) you see the dual cooling fans for the A/C condensing coil and radiator
And did I say how great the suspension was engineered>>>
I think that is it for now... closing story... every Saturday eve in Reston at the Silver Diner they have an 'American Iron at least 30 years old' car show/gathering...just a bunch a car nuts gathering to show their GTOs, 440s, Mustangs etc... since I sorta owned several of those cars new. I went by with the Lotus...a TOTAL show stopper...everyone loves this car and questions never stop...greatest one was "is this car German or French.." I told him it was a Hethelian
All good fun..