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2002 Chevrolet Impala Question: the back up relay "clicks" but NOTHING ELSE works.

 

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1puzzled1, Columbia, TN, November 25, 2012, 17:17
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I turned the key, the lights came on then immediately went off and something in the dash started "clicking". On investigation, the owners manual calls the clicking item a back-up relay. It continues to click even when you turn off the key. Have a code reader but I guess it doesn't work unless the engine is running.

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    your.mechanic November 25, 2012, 17:30
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    Im just assuming that your battery voltage is too low...have your battery checked and repost.

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    1puzzled1, November 25, 2012, 17:47
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    Hooked it up with jumper cables, still got nothing. Don't have meter. Will buy one tomorrow. Thank you. Will reply with results. Thanks again!!!!!!!!

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12205 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper November 25, 2012, 17:36
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    code reader will not help,ck voktage at relay. should have approx 12.2v

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