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Metra E-5000 relay

Single pole-double throw (SPDT) relay

Item # 120E5000

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About the Metra E-5000 relay

Metra's E-5000 single pole-double throw (SPDT) relay is used in car security installations, primarily for interfacing with starter interrupt, door lock/unlock, and trunk release. Warranty: 60 days.

What's in the box:

  • SPDT relay
  • Plug with 5 attached wires (red/white/black/blue/green)
  • Instruction/Application sheet
MFR #E-5000C

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Overview: The SPDT (single-pole, double throw) relay is a switch controlled by a voltage input instead of a mechanical action. By sending current through the relay, you can turn a device on or off without touching the device. The relay consists of two parts: the relay, which includes a 5-blade socket, and the 5-blade plug with 5 wires. It has a capacity for up to 30 Amps.

Typical Applications:

  • Relay Turn-On: for turning on/off high-current devices such as multiple amplifiers or neon lights
  • Relay Turn-Off: for turning off or disabling a device such as a vehicle's starter system (in conjunction with a security system)
  • Remote Trunk Release: for remote control opening of a vehicle trunk (in conjunction with a security system--requires existing power-assisted trunk release)
  • Power Door Lock System: for remote control locking/unlocking of vehicle doors (in conjunction with a security system and aftermarket power door locks)

Wiring Considerations: Installation of this relay requires soldering of the connections. Installation of a 30-amp fuse and fuse holder may be required near the battery connection.

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
Cause I really like it [ Michael De  Jul 06, 2019 ]
I did not choose this, when I added the installation kit to the order it included this. Not sure what it is for. [ Don  Nov 26, 2018 ]
ease of wiring [ David  Nov 23, 2018 ]
installation package [ Trevor  Aug 22, 2018 ]
Recommended by Dexter the sales associate [ Jason  Jun 13, 2018 ]
recommended and economical [ vincent  Feb 14, 2018 ]
I'm hoping to boost a week head signal and turn on two amplifiers. [ Jeff  Jan 14, 2018 ]
site said it was needed for backup camers [ Kevin  Jan 10, 2018 ]
Free [ Mathew  Nov 15, 2017 ]
I have no idea will find out when the instructions come [ Jeffrey  Jun 30, 2016 ]
Gotta have the parts! [ Michael G.  May 29, 2016 ]
need to connect to speaker amp relay [ Grenard  May 13, 2016 ]
Recommended by customer representative and technical support representative for bypass the factory infinity speaker relay so solve the 'no sound' issue. [ Jeffrey  Jan 31, 2016 ]
running amps and cooling fans need a reliable 12 volt power source [ al  Dec 11, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

Hello, everyone. I'm trying to figure out exactly what this relay I really need it or can I bypass it? Vehicle: 2009 Chevy Corvette. Thank you VERY much! Ric
[ Ricardo  Feb 26, 2015 ]
1 answer
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Feb 27, 2015 ]  Staff

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