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How to wire up relay

GMBanisher

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Hi guys, as stated I have actually forgotten how to wire up a relay, here's what I have.

I'm in the midst of building a BNS ute, I have the BNS style side skirts with the amber lights down the side of them, I have a relay with 5 terminals on it, as follows

......87
86 87a 85
......30

what wires to I run to what, just gonna hook them direct to my parkers.

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is there not a picture on the side of the relay
 

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No and it's just been sittin in my drawer for ages, that's why I posted in the auto electrical part, assumed someone would know it off the top of thier head.
 

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We do, there's plenty of posts on this forum! I know because i've answered it at least twice this year!

Google sent this straight to me: Automotive Wiring Tips

With pin 87, you have a 5 pin one, so pin 87 will be 'on' when there is current flowing and pin 87a will be 'on' when no current flowing.
 

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They do the same job if you just dont use pin 87a, but normally if you dont need it you opt for a 4 pin relay! Especially if your an auto elec!
 

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I was gonna use it just coz I had it lying around from an alarm system I did a few years back, came with a spare for some reason..
 

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Maybe use it to begin with? And then when your happy with it, if your planning on keeping them a long time then maybe get a 4 pin relay? Unless you can think of a use for pin 87a. Otherwise it's a waste, and not too sure if it's illegal, i just know i steer away from them if i dont need them.
 

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Sweet, fair enough, I found a relay diagram eventually, just get sick of staring at threads trying to find what I want, and in this case I serched for something other than relay diagram...... Don't ask :(
 
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