[200q20v] toasty relays
quattro at pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net
Mon Aug 28 02:10:37 EDT 2000
While diagnosing a minor problem I was having(turned out to be a
loose clamp I left from the day's poking+prodding), I shorted the top
of the FP relay.
a)the relay was -very- hot, almost too hot to hold. This was after a
40 minute drive. Everything else in the box seemed cool to the touch.
b)shorting out the top of the relay failed to initiate the code dump
procedure(I have a bulb installed in the check-engine light spot; I
have successfully used this before to get codes.) i know there was a
code stored because the light came on while driving(and the car was
running like garbage because of the loose clamp.)
I seem to remember that when the relay is hot, this is a sign of bad
solder joints inside and indicates impending failure. I'm in the
middle of trying to pop it open now.
Yes/No, more to the story?
Brett Dikeman Systems Engineer
CFN(formerly iClick, Inc) 914-872-8043
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