Mechanics

FRONT AUXILAIRY RELAY PANEL

1997 Audi Cabriolet

Electrical problem
1997 Audi Cabriolet 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 90000 miles

Thank you for posting the diagram of the Cabriolet fuse and relay panels. I however can not locate the front auxilairy relay panel. I removed the dash panel under the steering column, to expose bundles of wires, what looks like the computer, and some plugs harnesses and a few independent relays, but nothing that looks like a relay panel. I don't have any power to the convertible roof pump and was hoping that the relay was the answer but for the life of me I can't locate it. Can you help?
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BryanNyssen
May 20, 2010.





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Bluelightnin6
May 20, 2010.
Thank you. While the drawing is accurate, the entire bottom row of relay sockets (#7 thru #12 ) is completely missing on my car. The relay panel is modular, with T-shaped slots for the top and bottom rows to snap-in the relay sockets. Looks like mine were either removed or never installed on the relay block. There are thick bundles of wire wrapped in fabric tape (2" in diameter) which I think might be hiding the six missing relays, or perhaps they were tucked away elsewhere inside the dash. I have checked several parts catalogs and I can't find a part number for the hydro pump relay which I'm looking for, so it's going to be hard to tell if I've found it since it's not where it's supposed to be. I guess it's time to open the wallet and go to the dealer.

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BryanNyssen
May 20, 2010.

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