Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, K 134 multifunction relay in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hope someone can help me I have an 01 Catera car has 188k miles runs like a top only problem ...
Hope someone can help me I have an 01 Catera car has 188k miles runs like a top only problem im having is the k134 relay keeps going out ive put 4 in my car so far will last 3-4 days then goes out I can unplug it plug it back in and will work foraybe a day but ive gotten 4 different relays and they all go bad any help will be greatly appreciated and by going bad I mean the radio trunk release and fuel release quit working.
Could possibly be one of the ckts that the relay controls is drawing too much current. Not enough to blow the fuse but enough to burn up the relay over time. You could try pulling all the fuses on the ckts connected to k134 and see if the relay lasts. You could also check the current draw on each ckt.
Certainly could be something else but this is one direction to take.
Hello All: Can the contacts on the relays in the K134 be cleaned up? I'm guessing that the contacts can accumulate crud after many years use. I've had problems with mine, and checked all the soldered connections on the back of the board. By the way, if one needs a new K134, where can they be purchased from?
You can get a new one from Rockauto.com for $53, p/n 90494163. You can try hitting all the solder joints with a soldering iron in case there's a cold solder joint. Not sure if you can access the contacts to clean them or not. You can also try a used one from the junkyard for like $5.
If im not mistaken I cleaned mine by spraying electric clean. I sprayed alot , kind wash it out. Electric clean was in red can. U can buy it any automobile part store or in walmart, its cheaper there
Since that I don't have any issues. It did cut of on me few times since pass year. But thats not a big deal