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Re-Sodering Main Relay..

 
Old 07-31-2004, 03:08 PM
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Default Re-Sodering Main Relay..

Are there any how-to's to do this, Id rahter just resoder than going out to Honduh and buying a new one..

What exactly do you re-soder, and pics or diagrams are appreciated!
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Did you like cut it out and your putting a differant one in? Ow thats some scary ****, so many wires that could be mistaken for others. But yeah if you know how to solder right (no finger twist with solder) then it should be fine.
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I havent done anything yet, thats why I posted...

I think my main relay took a **** on me...
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Default Re: Re-Sodering Main Relay.. (navin)

Why not just spend the $40.00-$50.00 for a new main relay from Honda?

You can resolder it, but it's pretty ghetto when the new one is already so cheap. Soldering it is like a temporary band-aid.
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Oh, I thought it was more of a permaneant fix... Time to use the honda hookup
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How do you replace it though, before you says get a Helms, mine is away from me..

Any pictures and shtuff will be helpful!

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I've got one sitting here, $25 shipped takes it, works fine. It's located under the dash right above the fuse box/where your left knee would be when driving. Held in place with a ten millimeter bolt, has 7 wires on the connector.
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cool, thanks for the info..

I think I'll just goto Honda and use my friends employee discount...
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by B18C5-EH2 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why not just spend the $40.00-$50.00 for a new main relay from Honda?

You can resolder it, but it's pretty ghetto when the new one is already so cheap. Soldering it is like a temporary band-aid.</TD></TR></TABLE>

I hate to disagree from anything that is typed by you..

but mine has been fine for 6+ months now

Heres a little main relay information:
http://www.markl.f9.co.uk/howt...y.htm
http://autorepair.about.com/cs...1.htm

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My write up:
http://autorepair.about.com/cs...1.htm
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its easier for me to jsut put a good used one in, they are plentiful at salvage yards and iare dirt cheap if you know where to look.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by v4lu3s &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">its easier for me to jsut put a good used one in, they are plentiful at salvage yards and iare dirt cheap if you know where to look.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Yeah but remember your still replacing your main relay with another used main relay that could be 10+ years old (depending on car model and year).

Just pull the cover off and check for dry joints/sockets.

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why pull it off? i got about 6 of em laying around.....and if i go to pick a part i can get a few more for less effort than popping one of em open....and you would be surprised how many near brand new ones i pulled out as well...afterall by the time a honda is ten years old teh main relay has probably failed once already.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by v4lu3s &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why pull it off? i got about 6 of em laying around.....and if i go to pick a part i can get a few more for less effort than popping one of em open....and you would be surprised how many near brand new ones i pulled out as well...afterall by the time a honda is ten years old teh main relay has probably failed once already.</TD></TR></TABLE>

your still not getting my point...NVM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Jimmy &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I hate to disagree from anything that is typed by you [Tom]..</TD></TR></TABLE>

I hate to disagree as well, but this is going to be one time.

A free fix vs 40 bills....I know which one I'd at least try first.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by EE_Chris &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

A free fix vs 40 bills....I know which one I'd at least try first. </TD></TR></TABLE>

I second that emotion.....talk to my brother...Nuc79....he's resoldered them and they work fine....he can give ya some tips on doing it if you wanna try...
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Jimmy &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

I hate to disagree from anything that is typed by you..

but mine has been fine for 6+ months now
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So 6 months is something to be compared to the 10+years it takes for the new main relay to foul out?

I've seen "repaired" ones last maybe a year or so, but again I'd rather buy a brand new one that will last me closer to a decade.

It's fun to tinker with **** and fix it with soldering guns, but I'll take a brand new part over a repaired or used one any day.
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