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Old 12-08-2008, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Where's your starter relay?

I'm looking for the relay on a 1990 4Runner 4cyl 5spd specifically, but lets here where YOUR relay is no matter what *Toyota* you've got.

Automatics don't have a starter relay only a neutral start switch or something.

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Yeah, I do think it's sort of funny. Can't you see a roomful of Toyota engineers looking at a relay rod, scratching their heads and saying 'Hmmm, this part wore out after 200,000 miles and 16 years, this is just unacceptable.'

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Bump, I checked in the passenger's and driver side kick panels. I think its in there though did not find it. I can smell it. I'm almost certain it is not under the hood.
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Yeah, I do think it's sort of funny. Can't you see a roomful of Toyota engineers looking at a relay rod, scratching their heads and saying 'Hmmm, this part wore out after 200,000 miles and 16 years, this is just unacceptable.'
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Bump. I'm still looking for the relay. I'm near certain its not in the engine bay.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i believe in my 89 that its in the passenger side foot panel. i can hear it "click" when i turn the key to start it.
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In my '86 4Runner it is behind the passenger side kick panel.
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i believe in my 89 that its in the passenger side foot panel. i can hear it "click" when i turn the key to start it.
From the sounds of it that would be you Circuit opening relay...


Oh and matt, First sentence: http://personal.utulsa.edu/~nathan-b.../2starterr.pdf



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I did this fix and it worked beautifully. My relay is in the engine bay on the passenger side. Behind the fuse block. This is on an 88 p/u.
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quote from FSM: The relay is located in the No. 1 junction block
on the driver’s side.


If I'm honest, I don't know what/ where that is.
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Neither do I......

Lol, I forgot about that other thread as well...

Good luck on your search bro


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Found it:


Starter relay is surrounded by a red box on the parts screen. The relay is located in the driver's footwell.
Click the image to open in full size.

The relay itself is a green box marked Toyota Denso Starter Relay. The relay is located in the driver's footwell (see the clutch pedal bracket and dead pedal?) above the fuse box.
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voila. Looks to be a bit of a pain to get in there though to do the relay mod.
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Yeah, I do think it's sort of funny. Can't you see a roomful of Toyota engineers looking at a relay rod, scratching their heads and saying 'Hmmm, this part wore out after 200,000 miles and 16 years, this is just unacceptable.'

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