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Where is it? by flimbob
Started on: 06-14-2008 10:41 AM
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Report this Post06-14-2008 10:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for flimbobSend a Private Message to flimbobDirect Link to This Post
Trying to troubleshoot an ac problem, compressor won't kick in when the pressure cycling switch is shorted. The service manual is somewhat vague about the location of the compressor control relay and the a/c control head connector. I have a 86gt. The diagrams show 3 relays mounted in front of the air filter. My gt only has 2. It also alludes to checking voltages at the control head connector, but doesn't show where it might be located. Sure could use help here.
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Report this Post06-14-2008 11:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for max1Click Here to Email max1Send a Private Message to max1Direct Link to This Post
I don't have AC, but going by Haynes manual it shows relays to the side of the accumulator up front under the hood, just behind the spare mounted to the firewall. It shows 2 relays.....the one closest to the accumulator is Power switching relay and next to it (furthest from accumulator) is High blower relay. hope this helps
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Report this Post06-14-2008 03:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for flimbobSend a Private Message to flimbobDirect Link to This Post
Fixie!!! Fixie!!!

The head control unit is the switch cluster mounted in the dash. The edge connector connected on the back side is numbered alphabetically a to n. n is +12v from the fuse box. To get +12v to the compressor clutch, the head control switch has to be set for either max, norm, or b/l. This should route +12v to the g finger on the edge connector. After removing the metal top cover I could see where a peice of etch between a bank of switches had disintegrated. A quick peice of wire soldered between the 2 points gave me +12v at the g finger. Cranked up the GT, and Whala!, compressor cycles. Now I'm off to Big Lots to get R134a ( $4 a can ). Still would like to know where the compressor relay is though. Anybody ever messed with one?

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Report this Post06-16-2008 02:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JazzManClick Here to Email JazzManSend a Private Message to JazzManDirect Link to This Post
Compressor relay is on a bracket on the front left engine bay firewall, the other relay on the bracket is for the fuel pump. They're the same relay part number so are interchangeable.



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Report this Post06-16-2008 05:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for flimbobSend a Private Message to flimbobDirect Link to This Post
So the coolant fan relay is located somewhere else?
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Report this Post06-16-2008 06:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JazzManClick Here to Email JazzManSend a Private Message to JazzManDirect Link to This Post
That I don't know. The picture above was taken from the '86 manual. I do know that the radiator fan relay is a different shape with inline connectors than the fuel pump and compressor clutch relays. My own direct experience is with '88 models which only have two relays at that location.

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