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Light Retractor Relay

Postby pdqubet » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:04 pm

I thought I had everything ready for inspection of my '91 All-Trac, until I went to turn on the headlights. This is a rebuild, so last time I checked the lights was a month or so ago. The lights come on, both beams, but don't pop up. The headlight relay and rtr fuse checked out. The motors on both check good. My shop manual shows the Light Retractor relay floating around above the steering column and behind my instrument cluster. I don't know if this is the cause, but am thinking it could be. I have a donor '90 GTS which is gutted and I looked, but never found the s.o.b. I'd appreciate any info/advice on where, exactly this relay might be and the best procedure getting there.

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Peter
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Re: Light Retractor Relay

Postby underscore » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:21 pm

Why not just crank the lights up manually for the inspection, and then sort it out after?
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Re: Light Retractor Relay

Postby pdqubet » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:50 pm

That's true, but there's no urgency. I still have to locate the relay (I think). :)
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Re: Light Retractor Relay

Postby pdqubet » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:10 pm

Because I've never had the need to change out a Light Retractor Relay, my inability to locate the relay on my donor GTS, was a f*cking nightmare. Ready for this, my Level 9 meltdown was a result of the relay being removed before I bought the car. Ha! I found this out by going to my other '91 AT, pulling trim panel (under steering wheel), removing the metal support (which holds speaker) and removing the air vent duct. Viola, starring me in the face was the relay. So problem fixed, but at a cost, my blood pressure. :) Hope this helps others in need of this relay.
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