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Where is the starter relay?

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by Citizen_Insane, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. Citizen_Insane

    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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    My car wouldn't crank over (paritally because the starter was bad) but also because my starter relay isn't making the connection to run the starter. I know this because I can hot wire the starter and it kinda runs (but not correctly) but it doesn't do anything when I turn the key in the ignition. I hear the relay click, but there's no follow up....no sound from the starter. Steve at hmotors said that this is a common problem. Can someone please tell me where the starter relay is and what it looks like so I can replace it? Thanks

    -Kai
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    90% of the relays are behind the fuse box under the dash
     
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    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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    Its not there, I checked, the sound is comming from the middle of my dash. Kinda behind where my cd deck was. If thats not the starter relay then wtf is clicking (just like a relay) when I turn the key and the car doesn't start?
     
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    Bump, could use some help!
     
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    the only thing that should be behind your cd deck is your power window box, srs unit and a/c.
     
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    ...what does the starter relay look like then...and where is it? The clicking REALLY sounds like its not coming from under the fuse box.
     
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    Bump again...still can't find it
     
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    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    I just had to do some minor wiring with mine and I know the wire ran to behind the fuse box and out to the engine, black with a yellow stripe I think, I might be wrong on stripe color. Check your repair manual for wire color and look around under dashboard.
     
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