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Old 05-28-2015, 06:34 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by BigMac8253 View Post
pmsherman, I wish I had more experience/skills in this arena than I do, but unfortunately not. But I am gong to get the multimeter to do the troubleshooting. I always worry about screwing things up more than they already are. But you can't learn with out doing. So that's the plan.
Yes put your meter leads on the front relay studs and actuate the switch. You should see 12 volts. Let go the switch and 0 volts. Actuate the switch in the opposite direction and you should see opposite polarity 12 volts. If you have a digital voltmeter no need to swap the leads the meter will show opposite polarity. If you do have volts the relay is not switching. Go for it.

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Old 05-30-2015, 01:54 PM   #12
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As I continue to gain some more understanding of the battery disconnect system, I came across this You Tube video explaining the relay. Possibly having access to this video might be useful to someone else experiencing issues with this system, so here is the link:

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Old 05-31-2015, 06:11 PM   #13
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Thought I'd close this thread by letting you know that I found the problem. If you look at the picture that I had submitted on the 1st page of this discussion, there are two (2) blue connectors in the center of the picture, of which the one on the left connects the red wire from the switch to a yellow wire that runs to the relay. This picture was taken only about a month ago. Getting back in there today, I found that the red wire had pulled loose from the connector. I had missed it. So I redid the connection and everything works fine again. The good thing from this beyond finding the problem is that now I have a multimeter that I am learning to use. I probably would not have bought it had I not decided to troubleshoot the switch and relay. So my hope is it will save me some grief in the future. Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:52 PM   #14
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Glad to hear it was an easy fix after you found the loose wire.
I did watch the video and learned how it actually works.
Now I have to check mine to see if it is that type that locks on and locks off by reversing polarity.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:43 PM   #15
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Iggy, if you have not already, look up the Intellitec Service Manual 01-00066-004 on-line as well. It, in combination with the video, provides full detail regarding how the switch and relay work together and individually.

Now to try and understand the Battery Isolator Solenoid, just in case. Haven't found who made mine yet. Markings on the unit are pretty much gone.

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