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is this supposed to be there?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by KGsK5, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. KGsK5

    KGsK5 1/2 ton status

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    i need to replace the glow plug relay on my 83 k5 and found a resistor that doesnt seem like it should be there... anyone else have a resistor here?

    K5relay 001.jpg

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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Betcha it's a capacitor -- or maybe a diode -- across the relay coil -- to reduce chatter or spikes upstream.

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    so shold i keep it there or does it matter?
     
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    looks almost like a trailor light adaptor. no clue bout if it belongs there
     
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    this is it back on the new glow plug relay. what im wondering about is the resistor next to the red wire... :confused:

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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    It's not a resistor. In that pic it looks VERY much like a diode, which is a good thing to have across the relay coil -- prevents a back surge when the relay opens.

    Leave it be, you'll be fine.

    -- A
     

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