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Old 02-04-2019, 04:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I was able to follow the shorting of the starter relay. It took me a bit to understand what had to be shorted. Once I figured it out I used electrical tape to make sure it stays closed. I upload pictures showing the open contact (see red arrow), the closed contact and then taped up. Thanks to everyone who explained how to short the starter cut relay. My insight starts up right away without delay with no problem.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Maybe I'm just not seeing it clearly because I haven't taken my relay out yet, but I'm a little confused what needs to be shorted where.

I'll take my relay out tomorrow if I have time to inspect it and see if it's clearer there what needs to be shorted out.
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Maybe I'm just not seeing it clearly because I haven't taken my relay out yet, but I'm a little confused what needs to be shorted where.

I'll take my relay out tomorrow if I have time to inspect it and see if it's clearer there what needs to be shorted out.
The relays are 4-pin. When the two that power the coil get 12v, it closes the circuit to the other two. Until this happens, the backup starter cannot run.

I don't recommend it, but you could put a paperclip between the two pins for the starter and it would work.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:12 PM   #24 (permalink)
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when doing this, decided to get a 'macro shot,' hope others can benefit.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:14 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Wait, why not just bypass the relay entirely? You can do this with a single 2" piece of wire with male spades crimped on either end. (Permanently) remove the relay and plug said wire into the connector.
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Wait, why not just bypass the relay entirely? You can do this with a single 2" piece of wire with male spades crimped on either end. (Permanently) remove the relay and plug said wire into the connector.
I suggested this months ago.
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Wait, why not just bypass the relay entirely? You can do this with a single 2" piece of wire with male spades crimped on either end. (Permanently) remove the relay and plug said wire into the connector.
I trust the relay to stay on and make a good connection for years as it has done more than a piece of wire would.

This is the method I choose and I am sticking to it.
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I trust the relay to stay on and make a good connection for years as it has done more than a piece of wires would.

This is the method I choose and I am sticking to it.
Sweet, sounds like you have a solution that works for you. I agree it will work; I was just suggesting an alternative option. Glad you found something that works.
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