Where is the starter relay?

Citizen_Insane

Senior Member
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
 

posol

RETIRED
Staff member
90% of the relays are behind the fuse box under the dash
 

Citizen_Insane

Senior Member
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?
 

Citizen_Insane

Senior Member
...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.
 

cheese9988

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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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