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XpressKit 8617 Relay

40-amp relay with 5-wire socket

Item #: 6078617

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XpressKit's 8617 relay is a useful tool for managing automotive circuits that require electrical switching, such as a trunk release or starter kill. The heavy-duty 40-amp relay plugs into the included 5-wire socket harness. Warranty: 1 year

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  • Prewired relay assembly (40A normally open/30A normally closed)

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Overview: A relay is simply an electrically activated switch. Relays are used in a wide variety of automotive applications. This relay is composed of three contacts (terminals #30, #87A, and #87). Activating this relay is done with the coil (terminals #85 and #86). For auto security applications there are numerous features which require the use of a relay such as Starter Kill, Circuit Isolation, Trigger Inversion, and Trunk Release. The 8617 relay is capable of handling 40A maximum across its normally open contacts and 30A maximum across its normally closed contacts.

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It was recommended by customer service. [ G  Dec 18, 2015 ]
Required to activate the 5th wire ignition circuit on a 2012 Scion Tc (per Crutchfield Support (Ozzy)). [ Rob  Dec 06, 2015 ]

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