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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2004, 09:07 AM
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What is this and where do the three terminal leads goto? It is off an 89' YJ 2.5L. The post has a wire that leads to the alternator.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2004, 09:14 AM
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It looks like someone swapped that in. I don't think it is stock.
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1. It does not look stock.
2. My guess...
3. It's a relay can


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My guess is that the PO was trying to either stop a battery drain through the main harness or it was a theft deterant and that is why it is there.
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Maybe an external voltage regulator?
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No, it is a relay.
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My guess is that the PO was trying to either stop a battery drain through the main harness or it was a theft deterant and that is why it is there

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very possible, there was a "viper" module wired to the harness under the dash.
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Re: name that part

It's factory. My '88 6 cyl had one. I don't remember exactly (removed it a long time ago while rewiring) but I think it is a starter relay that is used in conjunction with the starter solenoid.
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Jeepwifes 88 Cherokee has one, its a starter relay, hers died so I took it out, never had a problem w/o it.
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Yes it is a relay and its for the trans. Its part of the neutral safty setup so you cant start the Jeep in drive just park and neutral. the rest of it is just a place to get power for every thing so you dont have like 9 wires going to the battry. I just bypassed my relay. off-road its nice that way if you die you dont need to go to park to start it.... .
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