[T3] 9-pin relay position?

Max Welton max.welton.2k at gmail.com
Sat May 29 20:25:26 PDT 2021

I can't speak to your 68 ... or mine for that matter. So much about
that car had been hacked. What a mess.

This car has plenty of hackage too. The PO and his son removed the
entire fresh-air intake system and filled in the vents in the cowl.
That has all been put to rights.

But that space in this car seems made for the relay on the bottom of
the plate. There's even a little cutout for the edge of the relay box.
Putting the relay on top ... makes no sense at all.

One interesting surprise to me was the location of the hazard switch.
Being a 67 I expected the switch to be on a bracket under the dash to
the right of the column. But this car uses the in-dash location to the
left of the column. The users manual mentions this as the location for
1966. Whatever, I like it better there.


On Sat, May 29, 2021 at 8:05 PM Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:
> 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.  ;-)
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