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Quick RELAY MOD

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BSP4x4, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Nov 21, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    BSP4x4

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    I didn't want the wires coming out of my relay exposed to moisture inside the enigine bay. Could't fine shrink wrap that large.....An old piece of bike innertube works well!

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  2. Nov 21, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    JKD

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    Another thing to do...get some clear silicone (like Goop! adhesive) and put it in and around the wires where they exit the connector. Be sure to get it up into the connector too (not the contact area, just the place where the wires go in).

    Then, once that goop is hardened, use silicone dielectric grease on the electrical connection side.

    THEN cover it with your inner tube! If that relay experiences water problems, it's probably time to go to the Ark...
     
  3. Nov 22, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    saf023

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    What does the relay do? Is it a part that is known to cause problems from...
    - humidity?
    - driving through high water?
    - washing the engine?
    - premature component failure from all of the above and for other reasons?

    Thanks!
     
  4. Nov 22, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    It looks good....but might actually hold in moisture.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2009 at 5:43 AM
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    I was just thinking the same thing. You'll still get water in there cause it is not sealed and it'll hold in the folds and stuff.

    I'd go with silicone and dielectric grease if I did anything- and I honestly wouldn't worry about it all that much...but that's just me.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    Capita

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    I never really covered my relays at all. So far no problems. Should they be sealed up? They are high up in the engine bay close to the battery
     
  7. Nov 22, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    BSP4x4

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    No real need to do thi...just me taking an extra step to prolong the life. I'm sure it would be fine without it.

    To answer someone above: a relay acts like a switch allowing power to flow to add on accessories like lights, cb radios etc etc...
     
  8. Nov 22, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    dktaco

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    Looks weird IMO! +1 on the moisture thing!
     
  9. Nov 22, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    BSP4x4

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    it's located UNDER the hood:crazy: Who's gonna see it?
     
  10. Nov 22, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    You will! :p Reminds me of a condom going on something it shouldn't. :D
     
  11. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:31 AM
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    hahaha! :)
     
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