The ignition relay is in charge of switching power to both the ignition system and the fuel system once a vehicle’s key is turned.
The ignition relay is typically found inside the vehicle’s fuse box. It can be located using the diagram on the fuse box cover.
The location of the ignition relay often depends on the vehicle’s make and model. For instance, the ignition relay in the 2003-2007 Honda Accord models is the relay in R2 position of the fuse box. That’s the upper left relay if you’re facing the fuse box from the side of the three rows of fuses. On the other hand, in the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, the ignition relay can be found in position 31 of the engine compartment fuse box.
Tips on How to Access the Ignition Relay
It’s best to check your owner’s manual to find your fuse box’s location, because it can be in your vehicle’s engine bay or interior. If you’re having trouble deciphering the code on the inside of your fuse box lid, you can always turn to the internet for more detailed diagrams. These diagrams can easily point you to the ignition relay’s exact location.
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