Q: Just want to know what it is.

asked by on March 06, 2017

morning-I have a 2002 Jetta. What is the relay connected to some small motor underneath the car. Its mounted on small shock absorbers?

The relay maybe for the horn or for the security system. Look at the relay and follow the wiring to determine what the relay operates. If you need further assistance with your electrical system, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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