Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
What colour was the relay? From memory it should be green from ‘01 but don’t know when it was changed in the LT range. I’m guessing you have the older style black relay and recommend you go back in and change it for the newer style relay with inbuilt electronics to help prevent the contacts welding by shutting down power when the battery level is low. While the relay is working fine now, it could fail again at any time as it has been compromised, meaning the relay could trigger the starter at any time resulting in a burnt out starter. I believe the newer relay is now the only one available.
BTW, you have probably posted in the wrong area. If you had posted on the RS/GT classic page you likely would have had many more replies. Also, it’s a good idea to first search the appropriate forum page with your issue as in your case, there is heaps posted about this specific problem. Sailor and H96669 amongst many others have a wealth of knowledge and always willing to share.
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