Headlamp relays

George Sidman sidman at montereynet.net
Tue Jun 4 10:48:10 EDT 2002

IMO the Bosch relays are not good enough. They cost too much, the
plastic tabs break off, the failure rate is too high, etc. I go to my
local electronics store and buy top quality commercial relays for less
than $4.00 each, along with sealed connectors. Mine have been in
service on the body rail above the passenger side headlamp for some
time without a glitch. The primary feed is off the alternator -
separate No. 10 wire to each relay set, and the No. 10 ground wires
back to the ground bar beside the distributor. All connectors are
marine grade, with the epoxy that oozes out under the heat gun, and
all other connectors are sleeved with shrink, or sealed with silicon.

An engine room is a nasty place, and you can't be too cautious unless
you enjoy profane roadside dialogs with trivial parts...........
George Sidman, President
Monterey Network Center
sidman at montereynet.net
831. 657. 1500

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