Salmon relays

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Post by Ben f » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:29 am

Is it worth changing these as a precaution? Nothing wrong with my roof at present, cars 5 years old, any thoughts?

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Post by tintoverano » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:41 am

it looks that these relays start to fail after 7-10 years, depending on usage of course this varies

I changed them when the car was 9 years old, had no issues before that and they looked OK
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Post by Beeacon » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:51 pm

For the £30 it costs, I'd just do it, replace every 5 years and it's cheap peace of mind.
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Post by IRD » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:59 pm

My car is 10 years old and hadn’t had any roof problems but I changed my relays just as a precaution after reading earlier posts. As others have said for £30 or so it is not worth taking the risk of not doing so.

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Post by scootr » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:01 pm

I changed the 10 yr old relays on my perfectly working top and was appalled at how pitted they were.
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Post by Big Bad Boris » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:07 pm

Where do most people get their famed salmon relays from, do they all come from the main stealers or are there other reputable sources to acquire them?

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Post by Silverstar » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:16 pm

Big Bad Boris wrote:
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Where do most people get their famed salmon relays from, do they all come from the main stealers or are there other reputable sources to acquire them?
Main dealers only I think.
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Post by Pbondar » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:29 pm

You can get them in many places the part no 12631742690 is available from dozens of sources..it’s a generic reply made by Tyco used in dozens of bmw applications...around £15 ish is the market price for one relay..make sure the date code is within the last couple of years to avoid old stock..
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Post by IRD » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:44 pm

Sopers BMW in Lincoln will give a small discount if you mention that you are a member of this forum. :thumbsup:

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Post by Owdgit » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:52 pm

Thanks to all.
Stumbled upon this thread so I picked up a pair of relays.
Just changed them and it looks like they have never been replaced from new with a date code of 0949!
Possibly dodged a bullet but would never have known about it without this forum.
So I've got an original pair of salmon relays that could have been destined for an M if anyone wants to buy them, only £50 each :D :) :poke: :evil:
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Post by Pbondar » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:43 pm

Owdgit wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:52 pm
Thanks to all.
Stumbled upon this thread so I picked up a pair of relays.
Just changed them and it looks like they have never been replaced from new with a date code of 0949!
Possibly dodged a bullet but would never have known about it without this forum.
So I've got an original pair of salmon relays that could have been destined for an M if anyone wants to buy them, only £50 each :D :) :poke: :evil:
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Post by Big Bad Boris » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:02 pm

Went to my “local” dealer in Colchester today for some salmon relays, I promised myself it would be the first thing I did to the new car. Probably just as well, as in line with Owdgits post above the ones I removed were numbered 0926, so I guess the previous owner dodged a bullet !!

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Post by inimic » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:30 pm

Do I need to disconnect the battery prior to replacing the relays?
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Post by Owdgit » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:51 pm

I didn't and it's all ok.
Only takes 5 minutes.
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Post by scootr » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:06 pm

inimic wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:30 pm
Do I need to disconnect the battery prior to replacing the relays?
I didn't either, no troubles.
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