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Relays & Switches

Your vehicle’s relays and switches are small components but are crucial to your electrical system. Relays are essentially electrically operated switches that allow a low-current circuit to control a high-current circuit, enabling the efficient management of electrical loads.

Replacement relays and wiring in Bartow & Lake Alfred, FLSwitches, on the other hand, are manual or automatic devices that open or close an electrical circuit, controlling the flow of electricity to various parts of the vehicle.

When either relays or switches fail, the consequences range from minor annoyances to severe safety hazards. A malfunctioning relay might prevent essential components like the fuel pump or starter motor from operating, leading to a vehicle that won’t start or suddenly stalls.

Faulty switches can cause erratic operation of lights, wipers, or other accessories, which can be particularly dangerous while driving in adverse conditions.

Electrical failures can often be traced back to issues with relays and switches, such as corrosion, worn-out contacts, or overheating. Regular maintenance and prompt replacement of damaged components are essential to prevent breakdowns and ensure your vehicle’s reliability.

Common Electrical Issues Caused By Non-Working Switches or Relays

Engine Stalling or Failing to Start

A malfunctioning relay, particularly in the fuel pump or ignition system, can prevent the engine from starting or cause it to stall unexpectedly. If the relay controlling the fuel pump fails, the engine may not receive the necessary fuel, leading to a sudden loss of power while driving, which can be particularly hazardous in high-speed traffic or on highways.

Cooling Fan Failure

The cooling fan relay ensures the engine remains at a safe operating temperature. If this relay fails, the cooling fan may not activate, leading to engine overheating, which can significantly damage the engine.

Brake Light Failure

Brake lights are required to signal other drivers that you’re slowing down or stopping. A faulty brake light switch can prevent the lights from coming on, increasing the chance of a collision, especially at night or in inclement weather.

Headlight Failure

Just like brake lights, headlights are required for illuminating the road at night or in low-visibility conditions.

Replacement front end parts in Polk County & Winter Haven, FL

As you can see, these tiny parts are critical to your vehicle’s safety and performance.

If you need replacement relays or switches, RAW Auto Parts can help. We sell high-quality used auto parts at discount prices. Parts include Combination Switch, Ignition W/Key, Headlight Switch, Headlight Relay, Front Door Switch, Misc. Relay, Rear Door Switch, Misc. Power Window Switch.

About RAW Auto Parts

We’re a family-owned used auto parts dealer and salvage yard serving Polk County, Florida. Owners Ricky and Alex Welch are committed to providing quality parts at discount prices. Everything we sell comes with a 181-day guarantee.

We also buy junk vehicles. If your car has been in an accident or isn’t worth fixing, sell it to us. We handle the paperwork for a hassle-free experience.

Contact us at (863) 875-7518 or visit our auto parts shop at 805 Old Winter Haven Rd, Auburndale, FL. ¡Se habla español!