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Engine relay bracket missing a connector?


chaseincats

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So this is an odd one - I opened my engine relay bracket (the one under the black metal cover on the passenger's side) to clean the teeth on the relays and noticed one relay wasn't plugged in and there doesn't seem to be a connector for it on the harness (top middle).  Any ideas what's going on here?

The car runs as-is but I'm just curious

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The connector for the fuel pump relay is plugged into the inhibitor relay.

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I am guessing you have a manual transmission. The inhibitor relay is used in cars with automatic transmissions. I haven't checked, but I wouldn't be surprised if the part number for those relays are the same.

It could be the case that the fuel pump relay failed so someone moved the connector over to the inhibitor relay.

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2 hours ago, SteveJ said:

The connector for the fuel pump relay is plugged into the inhibitor relay.

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I am guessing you have a manual transmission. The inhibitor relay is used in cars with automatic transmissions. I haven't checked, but I wouldn't be surprised if the part number for those relays are the same.

It could be the case that the fuel pump relay failed so someone moved the connector over to the inhibitor relay.

 Gotcha thanks!  The car was originally automatic but the PO converted it to manual so them overlooking that wiring might also be it.  Since the part number is the same, I'm guessing there wouldn't be any reason to swap the plugs so its wired 'correctly' right?

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