The terminal for the load side of the relay is hot all the time. You can unplug the relay, use a test lite, check for voltage. The voltage for the control side of the relay, goes hot when you turn the key to crank.
If the relay has a diagram on it, the load side the symbol may look like an open switch, for the control side of the relay, the symbol may look like a coil.
Have a helper turn the key to crank, can you hear or feel the relay click? I think you would still need to check voltage on the load side.
If the theft system is causing a problem, even if you get the starter to crank by testing. It won't start.
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 AT 9:32 AM