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Old 12-08-2017, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I modified the starter relay, IMA bypass

I modify the starter relay so the car will always start on the 12v since I do not have an IMA battery anymore.

What a pain to get relay out!!! The relay is held by two plastic clips. I ended up using a flat head screw driver to pry at the base of the relay to get it out. What a pain.

I modified the relay by sorting the two pins together. Now my starter cranks immediately when I turn the key.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just wanted to ask which relay you are writing about? Picture maybe?

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Just wanted to ask which relay you are writing about? Picture maybe?

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As someone who hasn't bypassed their IMA but has started using the 12v battery, what was it like before? Is there a delay? I've only done it a few times but can't remember anything weird about it.
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As someone who hasn't bypassed their IMA but has started using the 12v battery, what was it like before? Is there a delay? I've only done it a few times but can't remember anything weird about it.
There's a few second delay, but beware. Two of my Insights just stopped cranking altogether, and I HAD to bypass the relay.
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The relay is #8 at the last picture.
Thank you! I also found a little more information you posted that I remembered but couldn't find:

https://www.insightcentral.net/forums...battery-7.html

I have a spare relay to experiment with, so will try it this weekend.

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I modified the starter relay at the driver knee under the dash.

Remove the relay (not easy due to the plastic clips), then open the relay by prying it with small screw drivers, bend the metal and short contacts point. Re-install the relay cap, re-install the relay. I also labelled my relay to "SHORTED" just in case.



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Default Different way to alter starter relay

I took a look at my starter relay, and tried wedging in the cut off end of a zip tie to close the starter circuit instead of bending anything. Worked great! Starts immediately now.

One note: it can start without depressing the clutch now.

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So this is a alternative method to using battery circuit board to make it engine only?
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So this is a alternative method to using battery circuit board to make it engine only?
All this thread covers is just the starter relay modification. Normally, it takes about five seconds before the car will start after removing the battery.

I think this thread will help explain another alternative to the battery circuit board.

https://www.insightcentral.net/forums...a-battery.html

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