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1990 acura legend ls battery power drained by a relay near front

It turns out that a relay located near the windshield washer fluid reservoir was draining my battery. There are two relays located there, the one creating the problem was located closer to the front of the car. I removed the relay and everything still seems to work properly with the car. However I would like to know if replacing the relay will fix the problem properly or if it is possible that there is a wiring short somewhere in this circuit which needs to be traced. This relay made a clicking noise when the battery negative is connected/disconnected. It has vibrated if touch it Partnumber is 056700-5260
What does this relay do?

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My 1st generation car is off to college, but it is usually for a device nearby the relay. Check the wires from the two radiator fans. You can swap the relay from the a/c fan until you get a new one.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

  • clguy Aug 21, 2010

    Relays are solenoid/electro.magnets that make the electrical connection for the device so the majority of the current does not go through the switch. My 1988 has a different set-up but if the relay is making a "chatter" it is using electricity going ON and OFF. Your legend uses many relays while old cars had few. Headlights are the obvious type of device that needs to have the current NOT run through the switch. Replace it. (could it be for the cruise control?)

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