[T3] 9-pin relay position?

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Sat May 29 19:05:05 PDT 2021

On 29 May 2021 at 19:10, Max Welton wrote:

> https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2182839.jpg
> https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2182838.jpg

That looks good, but in my fading memory, the relay was actually on TOP. In 
your case, it doesn't look like there isn't room to do that. I believe the original 
screw head fit down in the "well" of the relay cover, so a much shorter screw 
was required. Mounted as in your photo looks like it would be much easier to 
get to.

Starting in '68, the relay had only 3 terminals (becoming 4, with the added 
ground for '69-'70.) That box was probably smaller and may have fit on top.

You could add a semi-stiff piece of plastic, captured between the relay and 
the mount, to act as an "umbrella." Nobody thinks they're going to drive their 
project car in the rain, until it happens.  ;-)

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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