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    Hiya can someone tell me how to test this relay please?

    Part Number 61358364174 #2

    It's a 9 pin relay and the terminals are numbered 1 to 9

    Can anyone help thanks?

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    Connect 5-8 +
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    CONTACT CLOSED
     
     

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    Connect 5-8 +
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    CONTACT CLOSED
    thanks m8 but just so I have it right I connect 5 to 8 and then add the positive charge to 5 and then 4 is my negative charge? 12v Relay clicks (hopefully and everythings ok)?

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    Right. Or use an Ohmmeter for signalling the close switching contacts. It has some electronics inside the recktangle box. Maybe a delay or safety circuitry.
     
     

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    I have a multimeter so is it just the same? 5 to 8 + & 4 -

    What reading should I get if its ok ?

    EDIT: which setting do I put the multimeter on ? I know its the horse shoe looking symbol but which setting ?

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    whats your car doing because iv been suspecting mine noting happens when i turn the key (just every now and then) and when it happens i hear a rapid ticking noise from were the relay is located behind the trim at my knees, ive took the trim off before and tapped it with a screwdriver and it worked first time every time for a few weeks, now its more frequent when i turn the key nothing happens normally second turn start now
     
     

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    Same thing m8, sometimes it starts sometimes it doesn't but when it doesn't my starter motor still clicks but doesn't turn, also have the noises behind the dash but i thought this relay was behind the glove box. I bought this relay 2nd hand and wanted to test it before I tried it as I haven't removed the relay on the car yet I just wanted to eliminate this relay and then swap it over leaving just the wiring that could be at fault if the car still didn't start. I've bought a new battery and the starter works.

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    if the starter motor is clicking that suggests a breaking down battery as all the starter needs is a brief contact from the relay to fire however and if the solenoid is clicking it is getting that signal but doesnt have the voltage to crank (battery), if the starter wasnt clicking i would say it is the relay, how old is your battery? it would be on a left hooker its behind the trim at your knees you cant miss it when its off

    edit- didnt read you bought a new battery lol
     
     

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    I've got a couple of videos of what was happening, this is with the new battery on and I'd just replaced the starter motor as I thought that was my problem originally.

    ignore anything else in the video, this was trying to start the car after putting the intake manifold back on and everything else in the engine bay. The exhaust was still to be clamped and secured just after the cat. which is the banging you can hear and I wasn't worried about not managing to keeping it running as the fuel system etc... needs to sort itself out again which would of happened in the first minute or so of the engine running which will happen when I get it started. lol






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    Each range of the Ohm(uni) meter is good. It detects the switch being closed.
     
     

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