Hot Relay!

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Hot Relay!


Post by » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:18 pm

Got a hot relay on a '48 Panhead FL. Dead on! according to diagram. Any advice would be helpful. I originally posted this under the "projects" forum and received some good feedback but thought I would post here as well to see if this is a common problem with old Pans and just get some veteran advice.

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Re: Hot Relay!


Post by Cotten » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:13 pm


Electrics isn't my field,
but it the relay itself gets hot, then current must be passing through it continuously.

Does the battery discharge while sitting?

I would first inspect the contact points to see if they are stuck, and probably dress them with a tungsten file.

Good luck!


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