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Over the past couple of months I've had the Starter Cut Relay (at least that's what the mechanic said it was the first time) fall out after stopping / getting out of the car. This second time I found the location and put it back in. It is located behind the interior fuse box against/near the driver's wheel well. It took me a long time to find it since it was behind electrical harnesses and the fuse box. I see no mention of it in the manual, etc.

Has anyone else had an issue with this falling out? This time I put some electrical tape on it to hold it in place hopefully. The only thing I can think of is that the parking brake (which runs right by there) has slowly vibrated the relay out over time. Attached is a photo of the relay, I couldn't get a good picture of the location unfortunately.

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Try bending the pins a little to create a tighter fit? You may need to crimp the female side a bit as well. You really want a tight fit to ensure a good connection. Tape won’t really get you there. Also inspect the socket and pins for signs of corrosion, overheating, or burning.
 

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Over the past couple of months I've had the Starter Cut Relay (at least that's what the mechanic said it was the first time) fall out after stopping / getting out of the car. This second time I found the location and put it back in. It is located behind the interior fuse box against/near the driver's wheel well. It took me a long time to find it since it was behind electrical harnesses and the fuse box. I see no mention of it in the manual, etc.

Has anyone else had an issue with this falling out? This time I put some electrical tape on it to hold it in place hopefully. The only thing I can think of is that the parking brake (which runs right by there) has slowly vibrated the relay out over time. Attached is a photo of the relay, I couldn't get a good picture of the location unfortunately.

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We have had this issue twice now. The first time we jumped the starter solenoid and drove it to the dealer, to be charged $200 dollars for them to put a new relay in. They also would not give us details about where the number 2 starter cut relay was. We know where number 1 is. The second time was this past week, on vacation, 5 hours from home. We finally found the relay, half out. Plugged back in and started no issue. I am also searching to see if anyone else has the same issue. I thought about tinning the spade connectors very slightly to make them thicker, but maybe as Brian mentioned, splaying them will help. I do realize this thread is 7mos old. :)
 
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