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CARQUEST by BWD Convertible Top Relay

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BWDConvertible Top Relay
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (12)
  • Interfaces well with ECU (3)
  • Provides accurate readings (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement (9)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (4), Mechanic (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Mechanic (4), Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    AC auxiliary fan won't stop - Fixed!

    The auxiliary fan (cooling fan) for the AC in my 1999 Jeep Cherokee won't not turn off even when the vehicle is turned off. Number one reason is that the relay is starting...Read complete review

    The auxiliary fan (cooling fan) for the AC in my 1999 Jeep Cherokee won't not turn off even when the vehicle is turned off. Number one reason is that the relay is starting to go bad.

    Easy test - if the fan is still on with the AC and vehicle turned off, tap/whack the relay (labeled cooling fan) and it should turn off. If so, you have a relay that is going bad.

    Bought a new relay, put it in, and it's back to normal. Toss the old relay - it will only get worse.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Be Certain This Is The Right Part!

    This was indicated as the Starter Relay for a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant. It is not the correct part. To AAP's credit, both AllData and the Relay Cover reference the spot that this would...Read complete review

    This was indicated as the Starter Relay for a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant. It is not the correct part. To AAP's credit, both AllData and the Relay Cover reference the spot that this would plug in to as requiring, so it's not a "mistake" on AAP's part. Just confirm that your vehicle uses this exact part before ordering.

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    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    covertiable top

    By 

    from Woodbine

    Comments about BWD Convertible Top Relay:

    i always wondered why my convertible top would not go down on my ranger. i replaced this relay and now i love summer day with my top down!!!!

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    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good fit. item as described

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about BWD Convertible Top Relay:

      Item as described. Good fit

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      (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AC auxiliary fan won't stop - Fixed!

      By 

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Casual Driver, Shade tree mechanic

      Level 2

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about BWD Convertible Top Relay:

        The auxiliary fan (cooling fan) for the AC in my 1999 Jeep Cherokee won't not turn off even when the vehicle is turned off. Number one reason is that the relay is starting to go bad.

        Easy test - if the fan is still on with the AC and vehicle turned off, tap/whack the relay (labeled cooling fan) and it should turn off. If so, you have a relay that is going bad.

        Bought a new relay, put it in, and it's back to normal. Toss the old relay - it will only get worse.

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        (9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Winch Relay

        By 

        from Grand Rapids, MN

        About Me Mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • No Improvement In Performance

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about BWD Convertible Top Relay:

        The contacts appear to be smaller than the OEM part.
        However, it does work. It would be nice if there was a sheet that identified the contacts.

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        (19 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect fit for Jeep Sahara

        By 

        from Shreveport, LA

        About Me Casual Driver

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Interchangeable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about BWD Convertible Top Relay:

          There are five relays in the fuse box next to my battery. All five relays are alike. It didn't seem to be listed in the AAP computer as compatible with my '93 Jeep Wrangler Sahara so the clerk came outside the store with me, pulled the dead relay (horn)and cross-referenced it. They had two in stock and I bought both so I'd have a spare. The clerk then came outside again and plugged the new relay in place, had me blow the horn, then closed and secured the hood. Thank you, Scotty. The relay works just fine.

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          (19 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Happy

          By 

          from sc

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • No Improvement In Performance

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about BWD Convertible Top Relay:

          Happy with part and service and price......

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          (19 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Relay works fine for 4 of the required

          By 

          from Virginia

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 3

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Interfaces Well With ECU

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about BWD Convertible Top Relay:

            Works fine with 1996 Ford Explorer and some of our other vehicles. It works with multiple relay replacements. You can also cross-reference relay manufacturers to see which relays can be replaced. Recommend keeping the old ones that work as replacements for an emergency. These also work for my snow plow application on my truck.

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            (16 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GOOD PRODUCT

            By 

            from HUNTSVILLE, AL

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Comments about BWD Convertible Top Relay:

            GOOD PRODUCT

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            (18 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Real true "Quick Fix"....

            By 

            from Sanford, Florida

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Change relay first
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BWD Convertible Top Relay:

                Plug and play...Simple fix...

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                (24 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Relay was an exact fit.

                By 

                from Knoxville, TN

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about BWD Convertible Top Relay:

                  Just pull the old relay out and install the new.

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                  • Q:

                    i've change the the timeing belt, coil, and plugs and i still get a engine light warning now i get a shimmy while idleing and a multy missfire
                    Asked on 3/19/2015 by mmsunnyboy from longview tx

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Mmsunnyboy! Since you didn't mention the specific vehicle and error code, it's hard to tell for sure. To give you the correct information I would need the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                      Answered on 3/19/2015 by Solomon
                  • Q:

                    will this work for a starter interrupt relay for 1996 buick park ave.
                    Asked on 2/18/2015 by norm from wv

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Norm, this is an exact fog light relay for your 1996 Buick Park Avenue. The exact starter interrupt relay for your vehicle is currently unavailable online.

                      Answered on 2/19/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    1994 jeep cherokee sport 4.0 l 2wd automatic dose this relay control any ECU/COMPUTER functions ? Have a spark from coil to dist. will not fire to plugs? Any relation?
                    Asked on 11/25/2014 by yungbuk from springhill fl

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Yungbuk, I could be of some help! Yes, this relay control some ECU/COMPUTER functions. Several failures of part may be a reason, including fuel pump, ASD, oxygen sensor. But, it is very doubtful. I would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis.

                      Answered on 11/25/2014 by Solomon
                  • Q:

                    I got a 1994 chevy 1500 and it's showing it's got a BWD Convertible Top Relay. I'm Wondering what is the purpose of this with the fuel?
                    Asked on 10/14/2014 by PipawF

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi PipawF, I'm glad to help you! This will work as a horn relay on your 1994 Chevrolet 1500.

                      Answered on 10/16/2014 by Solomon
                  • Q:

                    I have a 2007 jeep grand cherokee with a 3.7L. Battery not charging had altinator tested its good the battery is also good what else can be the problem?
                    Asked on 10/13/2014 by Leslie from United States

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Leslie, Sorry, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it, nor provide you with a 100% answer. I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                      Answered on 10/14/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    My rear washer is not working, how can I tell if it is the relay or the pump that is bad. this is for a 1998 Ford Windstar
                    Asked on 10/13/2014 by Gunsights from Germantown, WI

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Gunsights, glad to assist you! There may be a block in nozzle. The usual reason for a blockage is in the reservoir pump itself as there is usually sludge at the bottom. You need to get at this pump and clean out the filter and the piping at the reservoir end. However, I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                      Answered on 10/14/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I have a 1995 Chevy s-10 blazer . Can you tell me where the ignition relay is located on my vehicle? My engine is a 4.3 v-6 automatic w/4wheel Dr. Thanks
                    Asked on 10/1/2014 by jrm

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi JRM, For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                      Answered on 10/2/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    How many amps is this relay rated for?
                    Asked on 9/2/2014 by James from Milwaukee

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi James, great question! This relay is rated 20 amps for intermittent and 30 amps for continuous.

                      Answered on 9/3/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    03 dodge durango using as auto shutdown relay, under what name is this relay installed on fuse box, Engine?
                    Asked on 8/2/2014 by frank55 from San Antonio Texas

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Sorry, I would not know. You might want to call the dealership and see if they can tell you. We do offer a Haynes repair manual for your vehicle, Part No. 30022, that might have the information you need.

                      Answered on 8/5/2014 by Anonymous
                  • Q:

                    Is this the same as a radiator fan relay?
                    Asked on 6/28/2014 by Chanell from United States

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Chanell, good question! To give you the correct information I would need the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle please.

                      Answered on 6/30/2014 by Vincent from AAP
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