Q: Car won't start. Battery, starter & fuses ok. Suspect relay behind dash is there an easy way to access this relay?

asked by on

Repairman is of opinion that a relay switch located behind the dash is faulty and to get at it requires removal of dash. Potential expense if that is the case would be too much considering car age. Is he correct.

My car has 142000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The starter relay is located under the driver side speaker in the dash, mounted to the firewall. It may be possible to remove the speaker and reach the relay. If you are not comfortable with the repair or would like a second opinion, a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to determine the exact cause of your starting concern and give you a quote for repair.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car won't start. Battery, starter & fuses ok. Suspect relay behind dash is there an easy way to access this relay?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Is it my alternator or starter that's having issues if it's a loud clicking noise when trying to start it ?

Good question and thanks for inquiring. I believe you are having an issue with your starter. When your starter goes bad the solenoid fails to come out all of the way and turn the flywheel, a symptom which is often...

Q: Hello. My car shifts into gear... the engine revs, the transmission gauge moves as it should... but the car doesn't move right awa

Hi Kim. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com today. As much as I'd like to tell you for certain that it's a speed sensor issue, the description you're providing just won't permit me to do so. Generally speaking, what you...

Q: the air blower to select where the air is blowing isnt working the only thing till do is blow on the dash.

Hello, thank you for writing in. There may be one of several things happening. There are "blend doors" located in the duct work that control where the air flows. If the servo-motors that control these doors fail, or the switch...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...