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so just today I went in my car to clean it and noticed this weird ticking noise, seems like it's coming from the fuse box inside the car, what is this?
 

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Were your keys in the ignition?
 

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probably the rap relay, it keeps your car alive for 20 seconds or so after you open a door and keys are out of the ignition.
 

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I think so, never heard mine but I'm half deaft
 

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the "ticking" sound is the pole being magnetized and switching from 87a-87 on the 30 (bosch type relay). You can test relays by energizing them and not only hearing it, but putting a finger on top to feel it engage the throw.
 

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the "ticking" sound is the pole being magnetized and switching from 87a-87 on the 30 (bosch type relay). You can test relays by energizing them and not only hearing it, but putting a finger on top to feel it engage the throw.
ah thanks! :thanks
 

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the "ticking" sound is the pole being magnetized and switching from 87a-87 on the 30 (bosch type relay). You can test relays by energizing them and not only hearing it, but putting a finger on top to feel it engage the throw.
You can always test the resistance of the coil with an ohm meter. If I remember right, 70-80 ohms is about what to expect. Look for the Greek letter omega on your multimeter.

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Very low resistance would indicate a short. OL (open loop) means she's completely buggered lol
 

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You can always test the resistance of the coil with an ohm meter. If I remember right, 70-80 ohms is about what to expect. Look for the Greek letter omega on your multimeter.

---------- Post added at 12:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:38 PM ----------

Very low resistance would indicate a short. OL (open loop) means she's completely buggered lol
well i just looked now and it stopped, like it dont last for long
 
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