HOT window winder relay

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24 Oct 2013 08:04 #16164 by probinson
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Any suggestions, window relay 928.615.126.00 is so hot you can't touch it even with the ignition off. Windows and sunroof work fine. This breaker was draining the battery overnight. Seems like if the breaker is bad nothing would work. Switches and motors seem to work fine.:confused:

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24 Oct 2013 09:02 #16166 by the flying scotsman
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first, disconnect the battery and avoid a potential fire.

what year and model of car?

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26 Oct 2013 08:13 #16172 by probinson
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1985 928s, I have pulled the relay and battery is not draining

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27 Oct 2013 20:38 #16179 by Normy1
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"Any suggestions, window relay 928.615.126.00 is so hot you can't touch it even with the ignition off. Windows and sunroof work fine. This breaker was draining the battery overnight. Seems like if the breaker is bad"

First of all, what year?

Second, what is a "breaker"? A circuit breaker is a device that fries when too much current goes through it. It is a protective device. A RELAY is an "automatic switch". Think of it as a switch that uses power to close itself. The two devices are completely different.

Your post is confusing. I suspect that it is the relay that you are talking about, a black box about 1 inch square that is on the fuse and relay panel under the passenger floor boards. A little heat is normal, but so hot that you cannot touch it isn't. I'd replace this and see if the new relay gets hot.

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28 Oct 2013 07:39 #16181 by probinson
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Correct...it is the relay, used to working with electrical panels.

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28 Oct 2013 07:41 #16182 by probinson
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I will replace the relay, the old one was so hot the plastic case was soft. Strange that everything worked...sun roof and windows.

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31 Oct 2013 07:59 #16195 by wallyp
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Heat is resistance. Could have been high resistance where it plugs in, or internally. It seems to be normal for the window relay to be warm - but not that hot.

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02 Apr 2014 05:40 #16994 by probinson
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Replaced the relay, new one is warm but not hot. Seems to work just fine.:)

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10 Apr 2014 14:31 #17025 by mm928
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There you go! Also, there are some relays and fuses that are common to a lot of positions on your board. Keep some with your car somewhere....you never know! :)

Glad you go this one sorted!

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