Replacement relays

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Replacement relays

Post by TaurusSHO_Scorpio » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:22 pm

The car that I've got is a 1988 Merkur Scorpio which has been running well aside from a few electrical issues. Feeling ambitions, I decided to troubleshoot the radio since that is a relatively simple system. Upon opening it up I found that a previous owner had fiddled with a pair of fuses in the main fuse/relay box resulting in one of the fuses shorting out and melting a hole through 2-3 of the main relays and causing burns on 3 more relays.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LB8uvGp6LZugt7xD8

Rockauto, Napa, and O'Reilly's offer no information of other vehicles that shared the same relays, and don't carry anything compatible aside from generic starter relays...

Have any of you had to replace the relays before?
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Re: Replacement relays

Post by merkurdriver » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:00 pm

I have good used Scorpio relays available but nothing new. Just let me know the colors / part # stamping on them. For the fastest response you can email me directly at merkurdriver@gmail.com

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Re: Replacement relays

Post by TaurusSHO_Scorpio » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:11 pm

I was curious and ended up taking apart the burnt relay and then carefully took apart the replacement one that I got from you Mike so that I could compare them and see which parts had failed.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cdl ... sp=sharing

I might try replacing the capacitors on the burnt relay, not sure what I'd use for a cover since I tore the burnt one apart...
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Re: Replacement relays

Post by Bob Weir » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:42 pm

Welcome to the club.

The previous owner definitely didn't know what they were doing with the Scorpio electricals. God only knows what they were thinking when they butchered your fuse/relay box and what other electricals they butchered. Scorpios rarely have electrical issues. Because I'm on vacation, I can't help you because I don't have access to my manuals. Used relays and the entire fuse/relay block are readily available from our members and traditional suppliers [see sponsors at top of every page]. Place a "want to buy" aka "WTB" in the Scorpio classified section.

You should seriously consider buying the Electrical & Vacuum and Workshop manuals. 88 & 89 persons are virtually identical

Email me your postal address and phone # and I'll send you more info about the Merkur Club of America aka "MCA" and links. It will also include instructions to post images directly in your posts without having to use a hosting server such as Google Photos.

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Re: Replacement relays

Post by brokencase » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:50 pm

I humbly disagree with "Scorpios rarely have electrical issues".

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Re: Replacement relays

Post by ford.scorpio » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:33 am

Don't waste your time unless you are retired and nothing better to do........

Pop in the relay from Mike and call it a day.

If you need whole fuse box or entire Scorpio wiring harness lmk
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