One comes standard and has a key fob that arms and disarms it. I think is has some type of chip in it that disables the alarm similar to the GM passkey.
The optional one has a siren mounted in the front clam, and some other switches mounted in the front hood panels, doors and rear engine area and it also has a microwave type motion sensor mounted behind the seats in case you have the roof off.
I think you have to order the optional one when the car is being built, since in order to replace the siren, the front clam has to be removed, and the brains of the unit are mounted inside of the rollbar or targa area before the panels are installed.
Looks like they did this to make it hard for the hoodlums to get to it in order to disable it. It would be nice to get the upgraded one, but we will probably just the standard one.
Just put a pit bull in the passenger seat when the car is left unattended. Nobody will screw with it.
The pit bull defense definitely works. Not that I have a pit bull, but rather a 110# wolf cross who people find intimidating. I can leave him happily curled up in the car with the windows down in the middle of SF and nobody messes with him or the car. I've even been pulled over and had several officers refuse to approach the car when the pooch stood up to see what is going on.
You've gotta be an idiot to stick your hand in someone else's car that has a big dog in it. Or any dog, with big teeth.
The notes I have from an old manual I found on the internet ( I think it has since been deleted on Lotus request, but i printed out a copy, so dont ask me to post it) say that the Elise uses either an M36T2 electronic immobiliser meeting Thatcham category 2 requirments, or as an optional upgrade, a full M99 [email protected] alarm system incorporating M23 cockpit intrusion sensing and a self powered siren which meets Thatcham 1.
From what I remember the dealer saying: You have to hit the button on the key before inserting it or the car wont start. I think it automatically disengages the ignition after the key is taken out.
I think we are also geting remote keyless entry too.
The dealer said they can install Lojack and other things as aftermarket add ons too.
...the Elise uses either an M36T2 electronic immobiliser meeting Thatcham category 2 requirments, or as an optional upgrade, a full M99 [email protected] alarm system incorporating M23 cockpit intrusion sensing and a self powered siren which meets Thatcham 1.
I have a 2005 Elise and guess I need new bushings for the front suspension. Had the tie rod ends and ball joints replaced last year, but now I have the squeaking sound again when I turn the steering wheel or go over a bump...so figure time for bushings. Was assuming polyurethane was way to go...
The drivers side front turn signal popped out of my 2005 Lotus Elise today (again) as I was driving down the highway - once again staying connected by the wires and proceeding to beat the living hell out of my paint. This happened to me before a few weeks ago and I ordered a new seal and...