How do I change the Main Relay without removing the dashboard?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by psykopsyke, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. psykopsyke

    psykopsyke Guest

    Honda crx si '89 1.6

    How do I get to the main relay? I really don't want to remove the
    entire dashboard. But I will if need to.

    Thanks in advance.
    psykopsyke, Aug 4, 2003
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    Sean Dinh Guest

    I would remove the hood release for easier access. I then would bend the
    metal bracket that hold the knee bolster to the frame a bit to let the
    relay out. After that, disconnect the relay.
    Sean Dinh, Aug 4, 2003
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    John Ings Guest

    Assuming it's not too much different from my 87 Si...
    Lie on your back on the driver's side floorboards. Remove the
    under-dash cover. Remove the two 10mm nuts holding the fuse block assy
    and move it aside. If the screw holding the main relay is too hard to
    get out, you can pry the plastic cover open and slide the relay
    mechanism out. All this is of course is best done with the battery
    disconnected. Experience as a contortionist helps. Removing the
    driver's seat makes it all much easier too.
    John Ings, Aug 4, 2003
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    Dr Spazz Guest

    I just had to do mine in a 90 civic so my info might not help but anyway...

    I first had to remove a plastic cover that was under the steering wheel.
    This was easy, no screws just 2 clips. Then I had to remove the coin tray
    on the left side of the steering wheel (2 Phillips screws). Then I removed
    the hood release lever (2 10mm bolts) and just let it hang out of the way.
    At this point I was able to reach the 10mm main relay bolt with a wrench. I
    didn't have a lot of clearance so I removed one of the bolts that held the
    dash in place and pulled the dash out a little bit so I had some room to
    work. Once I undid the main relay bolt, I pushed the relay up and out of
    the coin tray opening and replaced the unit. Then I put it all back
    together in reverse order. Total time, about 30 minutes.

    Hope it helps,
    Dr Spazz
    Dr Spazz, Aug 4, 2003
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    Rex B Guest

    |Honda crx si '89 1.6
    |How do I get to the main relay? I really don't want to remove the
    |entire dashboard. But I will if need to.

    I didn't remove mine -'91 CRX HF - but it was easy enough to get at:

    Remove the fusebox cover
    Remove the change compartment (3 phillips screws).
    Remove the bolt hold the very bottom of the dash plastic
    Remove bolt that holds the relay bracket
    Remove electrical plug from relay.
    Rex B, Aug 4, 2003
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