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RELAY DRAINING BATTERY

1989 Acura Legend

Electrical problem
1989 Acura Legend 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 180000 miles

Hi,
My battery is constantly being drained when my car is off due to a relay located near the windshield washer fluid reservoir. The relay clicks intermittently when the battery is hooked up and the car is off. I removed the relay and everything appears to be A.O.K. However I would like to know if replacing the relay would fix the problem properly or if it is possible that there is a short somewhere else causing the relay to " click" and drain the battery.
Thanks for the help.
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Piker
November 3, 2008.




It would be better if you replace the relay .. the relay is probaby jammed inside ? hope this helps you idntify the relay


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/266999_fuse_4.jpg



Fig. 4: Underhood Fuse Panel ID (1988-90 Sedan & 1987-90 Coupe)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
Relay Identification
A - Jumper Connector
B - Radiator Fan (Std. model), ABS Motor (L & LS models)
C - Power Windows
D - Dimmer
E - Lighting
Fuse & Circuit Breaker Identification
1 - 40 Amp ABS Motor Relay
2 - 40 Amp Power Window Relay, Amplifier Relay & Fuse Box
3 - 70 Amp Power Distribution
4 - 40 Amp Dash Fuse Box
5 - 40 Amp Power Distribution (Ignition Switch)
6 - 30 Amp Rear Window Defogger Relay
7 - 40 Amp Power Distribution (Ignition Switch)
8 - 15 Amp Anti-Lock Brake Control Unit
9 - 15 Amp Anti-Lock Brake Control Unit
10 - 15 Amp Anti-Lock Brake Control Unit
11 - 10 Amp Turn Signal & Hazard Lights
12 - 20 Amp Brakelights & Horn, Security Indicator
13 - 20 Amp Left Headlight
14 - 20 Amp Right Headlight
15 - Blank
16 - 15 Amp EFI Main Relay, Fan Timer Unit
17 - 30 Amp Power Seat
18 - 30 Amp Sun Roof Relays
19 - 7.5 Amp Alternator, Electronic Control Unit, Automatic Transmission
20 - 20 Amp A/C Compressor Clutch Relay, A/C Condenser Fan Motor
21 - 20 Amp Radiator Fan Motor

Dave H
Nov 23, 2008.


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