free hit
Alarm help crossed terminals - Interior/Exterior/Lights/Glass/Alarms/ICE/HVAC - The Lotus Forums - Official Lotus Community Partner Jump to content


Alarm help crossed terminals

Recommended Posts

OK, my fault, I got distracted and crossed neg and pos wires when installing a new battery. The car has power, but will not start. The alarm will work, but I think I need to re set the alarm. I remember a sequence with unlocking and turning the keys, I looked in my black electrical book and could not find it. Any help would be appreciated. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.
  • Replies 2
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Oh dear !  

Not sure on the new models of the esprit,  but on moderns cars a rather large  i.e massive blade fuse is fitted on the positive termial wire,  its normally in a large black plastic case,  if you pop it open you will see a strip of metal that will be burnt through.  

Otherwise i would start to test your normal fuses in the car as i would presume the voltage spike will of killed these also,  but check the posative lead first for that large intergral fuse type assembly .

Fingers crossed no damage to the ECU/ECM 

Good luck and hope it ends up an easy fix 


Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience, serve personalized ads or content, and analyze our traffic. By clicking " I Accept ", you consent to our use of cookies. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.