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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 00, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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I had a post out here a few weeks ago about my 67's intermittent no start problem.I thought after replacing the ignition switch my problems were solved,it hadn't done it for a week or so,where as before it was every day or two,but it happened again Friday.So while going over the wiring today I found a relay,that when disconnected,prevents the car from starting.It is right under the external voltage regulator on the core support.It has two "screw on"terminals,one is marked "batt",and has a red wire running to it,the other is unmarked,and has two black wires on it.It also has two "spade type" terminals on the bottom,each with a wire running to them.Any ideas?What is this called?I find no reference to it in any of my manuals.It appears to be quite corroded,I cleaned up the terminals the best I could hoping this would at least help temporarily,but it looks original and should be replaced.I suspect this MAY be the problem.I just want to know what it is so I don't have to walk into the parts store and ask for that "gizmo" on the core support.Thanks,Drake

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 00, 03:49 AM
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It sounds like the horn relay although on my 72 it is on the firewall. I'm sure someone can tell you for sure.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 00, 05:57 AM
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Yep, that's the horn relay.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 00, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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Really?Why do they have this tied into the ignition?
BTW,thanks!

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 00, 10:44 AM
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It's tied into the ignition so that the relay will buzz when the car is off and you leave your keys in the ignition switch. You know, the sick cow mooooooooooooooo.........

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 00, 04:08 PM
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It is indeed the horn relay. The small lead off the positive battery terminal goes to it, then feeds the rest of your electrical system.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 00, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys.I got a new one today,in stock for $9!I HOPE this solves my no start problems!

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