Yes it is important & they go bad often on this year & model. Your cooling fan will not go on if the relay is bad meaning if the car is left idling for a period of time it will overheat, could ruin the motor because of it. The relay is in a bad spot. It's directly under the battery housing. Although you have to take the front bumper cover off to get at it as it's screwed to the passenger side wheel well arera. The relay is shaped like a bat with a wire connector. 2 small bolts & you're done. My suggestion is to relocate where the relay is so if it goes bad again you won't have to take the bumper off the next time. Aldo buy OEM part at dealer, aftermarket ones seem to go bad about once per year.
Friday, January 15th, 2010 AT 9:50 AM