1996 1500SE relays


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1996 1500SE relays

Postby FCSlim » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:09 pm



In the past year and a half, I have had to replace the same relay 3 times. It controls the gas and temp gauges as well as running lights. Per my Honda dealership, it is a 38370-MN5-003. Is that interchangeable with the 38380-MN5-003 mentioned in the December newsletter? They are both 20A, and your price is half of what Honda wants! Thanks!



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Re: 1996 1500SE relays

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:38 am

FCSlim wrote:In the past year and a half, I have had to replace the same relay 3 times. It controls the gas and temp gauges as well as running lights. Per my Honda dealership, it is a 38370-MN5-003. Is that interchangeable with the 38380-MN5-003 mentioned in the December newsletter? They are both 20A, and your price is half of what Honda wants! Thanks!


Yes, it is 100% interchangeable - both Honda part numbers actually refer to the same Omron relay.

That said, if you are going through relays at that rate, I would have a look at what is causing the relays to fail. Do you have excess current going through the contacts? Just replacing a relay that has already shown that it will fail repeatedly is pretty much going to just give you the result of more failed relays. I'd want to find the root cause first.

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Re: 1996 1500SE relays

Postby tom84std » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:38 am

Some insight might be gained if the nature of the failure were known. Contacts not conducting? Stuck or welded together, or a coil/magnet problem? Yes, two failures in as many years are a symptom of another problem. An even higher failure rate as you describe indicates the need for a closer look.


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