Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

I am Dumb: Where can i get relay switches?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by zakk, May 14, 2003.

  1. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Posts:
    4,762
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Jose CA
    I am guessing Radio Shaq, but how do i pick the right one?
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Posts:
    6,737
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Banos, CA
    <font color="green"> Just ask for an automotive relay, they'll know what you're looking for. </font>
     
  3. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Posts:
    4,762
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Jose CA
    do they come in amperage ratings and such? or is there just a one size fits all thing?
     
  4. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2001
    Posts:
    1,544
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Monroe, LA
    gwt a 30 amp. im assuming its for light or radio ect. autozone, walmart, big a , napa, o reillys, advance ect ect,

    nathan
     
  5. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Posts:
    6,737
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Banos, CA
    <font color="green"> The regular one is fine unless you're running some massive piece of gear off of it. I think they're good for 20 or 30 amps. </font>
     
  6. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

    Joined:
    May 31, 2000
    Posts:
    10,384
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Georgetown, TX
  7. ntaj*ep

    ntaj*ep 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2002
    Posts:
    3,248
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Evergreen state
    Car Stereo shops they use relays for relays. They always have tons of em. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2001
    Posts:
    1,544
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Monroe, LA
  9. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2001
    Posts:
    22,059
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Pleasanton, CA.
    Zakk, you keep forgetting to ask the one person you know who works at a machine shop/auto parts store, ME. I can get whatever you need/want. We have them on the shelf and even the trick wiring harness for them. Maybe when you get here friday you can pick some up. Let me know in advance how many you need and I will make sure we have enough for you.
     
  10. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Posts:
    4,762
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Jose CA
    i think i need 3

    2 for the rock lights

    1 for the driving lights

    i'll give you a call.
     
  11. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2001
    Posts:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Ca
    4x4,
    I need some also. Do you stock the hi-quality type? Maybe even the Bosch sealed units?

    I was going to order some from Wrangler NW but maybe I should stop by and see you.....

    Where do you work?

    Thanks!
     
  12. scrappy88

    scrappy88 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Posts:
    314
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Loveland, CO
    I get my relays from Parts Express, they are the high quality sealed Bosch relays for $1.99 each, and the pigtails are $1.50 each. Here's the link to the Bosch Relay and to the pigtails. I bought a Radio Shack 30A automotive relay for $6 and it was crap compared to the Bosch. Buy 10 or more from Parts Express and you get a quantity discount. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  13. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2000
    Posts:
    13,964
    Likes Received:
    447
    Location:
    Marietta GA
    Those are some great prices. Thanks for posting.
     
  14. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2001
    Posts:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Ca
    LOL.
    Just ordered. I guess I should have asked if the close people if they needed some - sorry Zakk.
     
  15. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Posts:
    4,762
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Jose CA
    np, i got mine with harnesses from Scott
     

Share This Page