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    Publication Part No.A121T0324

    Lotus Cars Limited 2004

    Lotus Cars USA Inc.2236 Northmont Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30096.

    Tel: 770 476 6540 Fax: 770 476 6541www.LotusCars.com

    For North America

    OWNERS HANDBOOK2005 model year onwards

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    CONTENTS

    1. INTRODUCTION .............................................................. 6

    2. SAFETY INFORMATION.................................................. 7

    3. REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS.................................. 10

    4. CAR IDENTIFICATION....................................................15

    5. SEATING & SAFETY RESTRAINTS

    Seats ................................................................. 17

    Seat Belts ................................................................. 18

    Seat Belt Precautions ................................................ 19

    Airbag Safety System ..................................................... 21

    Airbag Tell Tale .......................................................... 23

    Airbag Deployment .................................................... 24

    Child Restraints .............................................................. 26

    6. KEYS & CAR SECURITY ALARM

    Keys ................................................................. 29

    Car Security Alarm .......................................................... 30

    Transmitter Fobs ....................................................... 30

    Engine Immobiliser .................................................... 31

    Valet Mode ................................................................ 31

    Arming the Alarm ....................................................... 32

    Disarming the Alarm .................................................. 33

    Emergency Disarming/Mobilising .............................. 33

    Intrusion Sensing ...................................................... 34

    Manual Activation of Siren ......................................... 34

    Transmitter Fob Battery Replacement ...................... 35

    Programming Additional Transmitter Fobs ................ 36

    Disconnecting Car Battery ........................................ 36

    7. ENTRY & COMFORT

    Central Door Locking ...................................................... 37

    To Unlock From Outside ............................................ 37To Lock From Inside .................................................. 37

    To Unlock From Inside .............................................. 38

    To Lock From Outside ............................................... 38

    Lights On Buzzer ............................................................ 40

    Interior Rear View Mirror ................................................. 40

    Door Mirrors ................................................................. 40

    Interior Lamp ................................................................. 41

    Sun Visors ................................................................. 41

    Door Windows ................................................................ 42Manual Windows ....................................................... 42

    Electric Windows ....................................................... 42

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    8. INSTRUMENTS & SWITCHES

    Ignition Switch/Steering Lock .......................................... 44

    Engine Start Button ......................................................... 45

    Warning Tell Tale Lamps ............................................... 46

    Bulb Check ................................................................ 46

    Turn Tell Tale ............................................................. 46

    Seat Belt Tell Tale ...................................................... 47

    Brake Tell Tale ........................................................... 47

    Oil Pressure Tell Tale ................................................ 47

    Low Fuel Level Tell Tale ............................................ 48

    ABS Tell Tale ............................................................ 48

    High Beam Tell Tale .................................................. 48

    Airbag Tell Tale .......................................................... 48

    Battery Charging Tell Tale ......................................... 48

    Engine Malfunction Indicator Lamp ........................... 49

    Security/RPM Tell Tale .............................................. 49

    Instruments ................................................................. 51

    Speedometer ............................................................. 51

    Tachometer ............................................................... 51

    LCD Display Panel .................................................... 52

    Fuel Level Display ............................................... 52

    Coolant Temperature Display .............................. 53

    Odometer ............................................................ 53

    Trip Recorder ....................................................... 53

    Dashboard Switches ....................................................... 54

    Parking Lamp Switch ................................................ 54

    Headlamp Switch ...................................................... 54

    Lights-on Buzzer ....................................................... 55

    Hazard Warning Lamps Switch ................................. 55

    Instrument Illumination .............................................. 56

    Auxiliary Power Socket ............................................. 57Column Switches & Horn ................................................ 58

    Headlamp High/Low Beam/Flasher/Turn Indicators . 58

    Windscreen Wiper/Washer ....................................... 59

    Horn ................................................................. 60

    Audio Equipment ............................................................ 60

    9. HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING

    Air Conditioning .............................................................. 61

    Air Re-circulation ............................................................ 62

    Heater Temperature ........................................................ 62Fan Speed ................................................................. 62

    Air Distribution ................................................................ 63

    Engine Bay Ventilation .................................................... 65

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    10. DRIVING CONTROLS

    Foot Pedals ................................................................. 66

    Footwell Carpets ............................................................. 66

    Clutch Pedal ................................................................. 66

    Footbrake ................................................................. 67Anti-Lock Brake System ................................................. 67

    Parking Brake ................................................................. 70

    Gear Lever ................................................................. 71

    11. STARTING PROCEDURE & ENGINE BREAK-IN

    Starting a Cold or Warm Engine ..................................... 72

    Idle Speed ................................................................. 73

    Engine Break-In .............................................................. 73

    Engine Special Features ................................................. 74

    12. EXTERNAL OPERATIONSFuel Requirement ........................................................... 75

    Fuel Filling ................................................................. 76

    Front Service Access Panels .......................................... 78

    Engine Cover/Trunk Lid .................................................. 79

    Child Entrapment ...................................................... 80

    Removable Roof Concept ............................................... 81

    Soft Top Roof Fitting .................................................. 82

    Soft Top Roof Removal ............................................. 84

    Hard Top Roof Fitting ................................................ 85

    Hard Top Roof Removal ............................................ 90

    13. SERVICING & MAINTENANCE

    Bodycare ................................................................. 93

    Body Features ........................................................... 93

    Paint Care ................................................................. 94

    Ventilation ................................................................. 94

    Paintwork Polishing ................................................... 95

    Washing ................................................................. 95

    Soft Top Roof ............................................................ 96

    Windscreen Cleaning ................................................ 96

    Alloy Road Wheels .................................................... 96

    Upholstery Cleaning .................................................. 97

    Seat Belts Cleaning .................................