Ed's Delorean

My 1983 De Lorean DMC-12, VIN 16908

New Relays, Ground Bus

After suffering another cooling fan failure in 2018 due to a bad relay (see my previous post) I decided to buy some new relays. Compared to the old relays, my new genuine Busch relays are easy to spot since they’re purple.

I also decided I’d had enough of the sloppy-looking fused jumpers in place of the fan fail relay. I purchased the Fused Fan Fail relay from DM-eng, which restores the fan fail light functionality, adds fuses, and removes the need for the circuit breaker in the fan circuit. The fan circuit breaker has given me problems before.

I also purchased the ground bus from DM-eng, which sends a separate ground wire to the relays. The stock wiring has the relays daisy-chained with questionable wire connections.

After suffering another cooling fan failure 2018 due to a bad relay (see my previous post) I decided to buy some new relays, genuine Busch relays. And, they’re purple!

I also decided I’d had enough of the sloppy-looking fused jumpers in place of the fan fail relay. They’ve previously come loose, and left me without fans. I purchased the Fused Fan Fail relay from DM-eng, which restores the fan fail light functionality, adds fuses, and removes the need for the circuit breaker in the fan circuit. The fan circuit breaker has given me problems before. The aesthetic value is also great!

I also purchased the ground bus from DM-eng, which sends a separate ground wire to the relays. The stock wiring has the relays daisy-chained with questionable wire connections.

Before…
New relays
New Ground Bus
Installing the ground bux
Goodbye to these!
Much better

Costs:

ItemPurchase DateVendorQuantityCost Shipping  Tax  Total 
Fused Fan Fail relay8/11/2019dm-eng.weebly.com1$10.00 $              –   $      –   $    10.00
Front relay bank ground buss8/11/2019dm-eng.weebly.com1$84.00 $              –   $      –   $    84.00
Bosch Mini Changeover Relay8/11/2019amazon.com2$9.09 $              –   $  1.14 $    19.32
 Total  $  113.32