Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Not sure if the relay is the culprit. The typical failures of a relay are:
1. It won't "click" on. Bad relay.
2. It stays on, won't "click" off. Bad relay ( contacts welded themselves "on", usually only found in circuits where the relay powers a motor, or something else with coils of wires or high inrush starting current)
3. It does "click" on, but doesn't seem to get power where it is needed. Bad relay (most common failure: contacts simply wore out)
4. Magic smoke comes out of relay, showing you it's bad.
More than likely, you have a wiring problem, where a wire is broken, or the insulation wore away. Could even be the wires got pinched when putting the tupperware back on, or the zip ties that hold the harness in place squeezed a little too tight. Just because the outer vinyl sleeve is intact doesn't mean the wires inside are 100%.
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