[DML] Re: Strange Relay Pictures
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[DML] Re: Strange Relay Pictures



The black relay is NOT factory. It does not have a plug, each wire is
individually connected by squeeze-on connectors. I have no idea what
it is used for. I have seen a lot of weird things added to cars. Maybe
it is part of a Burglar Alarm and it is an ignition cut-out? If you
don't know what it does the "best" thing is to try to remove it. Just
taking it out may disable some function so you have to try to restore
the wiring to the way it is supposed to be.
The silver relay IS factory and is the ballast bypass. Active only
during cranking.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Scot Stern" <Scotstern@...> wrote:
>
> I have posted two pictures entitled "strange relay" in the photo 
> section.  Please note that it is the black harness wire that goes to 
> the "strange relay" and this harness wire has three wires inside of it.
> 
> The harness seems to be a part of the main harness and is identical in 
> the way that it is made. In short, it looks like a factory installation 
> other than it uses plain old red spade connectors which would be 
> strange for a factory installation.
> 
> The wire colors are blue, which comes from the hot lead on the starter 
> and seems to act at the "trigger" for the relay, white, which goes to 
> the number on terminal on the coil and red, which comes from the 
> battery post in the engine compartment.  It gets its ground locally off 
> of the resister frame on the balkhead.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Scot Stern 
> 6452
>




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