[V8] starter relay (was back-up light switch)

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Sat May 2 15:30:32 PDT 2009

32VQUATTRO wrote:
> Starter relay is in the fuse box kick pannel. The relay pictured is for 
> the shift lock.

It's starting to be not fun.   I was hoping to just "pop" the kick panel.

It seems the Hood Release is helping secure it. I removed the screws for
the hood release. The top moved some more, but the front edge seemed stuck.
I found a screw under a carpet tab and removed it. I can pry it open a bit
from that side, but the kick panel is still held firmly in place.  I tried
lifting up, but felt a lot of resistance. Does the kick panel include the
plastic left foot rest / dead pedal, too?

I've been searching ETKA to find an image of the kick panel. They sure try
to hide things. "Carpet", no. "panel", no.

This car is making me feel dumb & dumber.

Does ETKA for the year:1990 model:V8 MG:9 SG:41 Illustration:165-10 show
the main relay panel?  Where does it show the kick panel?


Kent McLean
1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"

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