Denso referred me to Hi-Lex, which doesn’t really seem to be in quiet that same business.
Any ideas on the make & model of car that these are used in?
Denso’s US HQ did own up to the Part Number but only after I sent a close up picture:
Hi-Lex is to Denso what Delphi is to Taigene (or Globe, or Bosch, or).
Hi-Lex makes power products for the OEM car manufacturers. They do not make their own motors. They buy them from a motor manufacturer. In this case on this product, Hi-Lex must be using a Denso motor on some window lift or sunroof or whatever product.
I don’t recommend trying to get the motors from Hi-Lex any more than I recommend that teams contact Delphi. Teir One OEM suppliers are just not set up to supply onesies and twosies to FIRST teams.
I wish there was a better answer, but I think that your best bet is to buy them from IFI or to barter for them from other teams.
It would be great to get some of that stuff in a future FIRST kit. I have knocked on a couple doors there, but nobody has let me in yet. I was close to getting a similar product from a competitor sunroof mfg (Inalfa), but struck out in the end there too.
If anyone within the sound of my voice has contacts or leads at Hi-Lex or Inalfa or anywhere, feel free to ship me a PM with the data – I’ll try for another shot sometime this summer. OR you could invite them to a local regional and pitch the idea of kit donations yourself.
Much of the cooler stuff in the kit started from a single cold call contact: CIM motors, Globe motor/gearboxes, Allegro sensors, The Gyros, Bosch motors, Mabuchi motors, Fisher Price motor/gearboxes, etc.