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Old 17th March 2013, 06:54 PM
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A couple of questions....

Which relay is this...?



And what the hell is this......?

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Old 17th March 2013, 07:21 PM
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The relay is for retracting the headlights so should be ok to remove/bypass.

The second one is a resistor pack to do with the Dip/Dim of the headlights. Again it can probably be removed if you remove all the other parts to do with it and plumb the headlights in directly.

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Old 18th March 2013, 09:43 PM
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The relay is for retracting the headlights so should be ok to remove/bypass.

The second one is a resistor pack to do with the Dip/Dim of the headlights. Again it can probably be removed if you remove all the other parts to do with it and plumb the headlights in directly.

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Cheers for that,
I spent ages looking at the wiring diagram for a 1991 Miata from Madracki.com site but the number and colour of the wires didn't match...
As for the resistor pack the wires trace back two a 2 pin connector which I don't know where it plugs in (been over a year since I started stripping the loom).
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Old 18th March 2013, 10:08 PM
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Looking on the net it seems to show a lot of wiring diagrams from across the pond and the location of relays and wire colours are totally different to what my car has got...
Originally I took out the obvious stuff,,,,,

1, Powered windows.
2, Heating system.
3, Rear demist.
4, Audio.
5, Pop up head lights.
etc....etc...

But I only seem to be left with three relays that were under the dash...
1, Open circuit relay.
2, Retractor relay.
3, Flasher relay.

Whats happened to all my others....
1, Headlight relay.
2, Horn relay.
3, Warning buzzer......
4, TNS relay...

I must be loosing the plot...

Can anybody help?
Are the UK cars so different?
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Old 18th March 2013, 11:50 PM
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I know the horn relay looks like this.

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Don't know if this helps but shows where the relays are grouped together,



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I must be loosing the plot...
I think you must be Johno

The Madracki diagrams seemed to match my car pretty well (mine's an import, but there should only be minor differences between that and the UK model).
They're not the easiest diagrams to follow though, and Mazda put some of the relays in weird places which doesn't help!
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Old 19th March 2013, 09:51 PM
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This is a steep learning curve....
Thanks guys for all your help.

I found my horn relay today (left it on steel relay bracket under plastic cover labelled up as "block b" stashed away in my bench).....LOL
Under this black cover there was only the one relay but as Stot's diagram shows there are 3.....

After having a quick look on the net it seems the "retracta relay" can be under the dash (as mine is) not with the horn relay and the "dim dip relay" is sometimes removed so the pop up headlights don't work on just sidelights.

So under my dash I have the "flasher relay" "open circuit relay" and "retracta relay"...... and not forgetting the fuse box.

I think now all I need to find is my "TNS relay" and "warning buzzer" which I'm guessing will probably be in the boot and in the left door panel...
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I wouldn't worry about the warning buzzer, you don't need it!
I don't think it was always fitted, and I believe some owners remove it to avoid irritation!
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What is the tns relay?

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