Opcom OP-Com V1.45 interface

After working on the Lotus Elise the airbag light stayed on. A thread on lotustalk.com told me that the airbags in the Elise are the same as the ones used in the Opel Speedster/Vauxhall VX220 and that the diagnose interface also works on the Elise. So I purchased a Opcom interface (OP-Com V1.45) on dealextreme for €20,- . It did the job. Cleared the fault codes and noticed that it is possible to disable the airbags and seatbelt tensioners. This might be handy if you want to carry a child in passenger seat or visit the track.

Op-Com interface

Op-Com interface

Lotus airbag opcom

Lotus airbag opcom

Airbag measurement blocks

Airbag measurement blocks

Parking heater with Webasto remote in the Lotus Elise ECE part II

In one of my previous posts I installed a Webasto HTM T100 remote to control the MES-DEA RM4 heater. The remote works perfect, it shows the actual temparture in the car and has a great range.

Webasto-remote-show-tenpUnfortunately the MES-DEA heater isn’t connected to the PEU and in the situation that the PEU isn’t charging the battery, the heater drains the battery which affects the range. To prevent the heater to “drain” the battery the PEU charge mode needs to be enabled.

By feeding 12v into pin 8 of connector J1 (see Interface Document for the AC-150 Gen 2 Electric Propulsion System) the APS (auxiliary power supply) turns on and when connected to the grid it will start charging.

 

Webasto HTM T100 inbouw in Lotus Elise ECE

Wiring schematic Webasto HTM T100