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    Quote Originally Posted by Six5 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckshop Ted View Post
    iffy connections in the 4 way plug into the starter solenoid under the seat of the TLS can produce that effect as well. I know, you have a TLR.
    Quote Originally Posted by rxf610 View Post
    Still applies for the R... Cept the plug is off the solenoid on the left hand side battery area.


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    Given your symptoms Leadfoot, the starter relay connector would be the first thing I suspect. It is a common weak point in the TL loom, and especially so on a TL without BOTH the Charging Mod and the Headlight Relay Mod.

    Those little terminals in the SR connector are inadequate for the load they need to handle, IMO. When they are shiny and new, their performance is OK, but as they age (all the OEM units out there are nearly 20 years old now), their reliability goes downhill unpredictably. <img src="https://www.tlzone.net/forums/images/smilies/headbang.gif" border="0" alt="" title="banghead" class="inlineimg" />
    Being as the connector is likely to fail at some point, what’s the fix? New relay and plug? Or solder the wires onto the relay?

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    The fix is the Charging Mod, so if it's already been done (properly) then that's not your problem. And I highly doubt this has anything to do with your old battery. The connections maybe, but not the battery itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leadfoot View Post
    New relay and plug? Or solder the wires onto the relay?
    No, maybe (but can't hurt) Brainless on the Planet makes much stouter replacements, no. The relay itself is quite robust. They fail, but mine is one of the oldest possible (1/97 still kicking!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Leadfoot View Post
    Being as the connector is likely to fail at some point, what’s the fix?
    Like Six said,

    BOTH the Charging Mod and the Headlight Relay Mod.

    Those pull basically all current out of that plug, thus saving it.

    You can inspect it in like 5 seconds. TLR its mounted to the battery, look at Josh's picture. Pull the plug and inspect.
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    in my case, one of the connectors inside the plug part had broken in two so when the male part was pushed in it would connect most of the time and occasionally disconnect.
    I wanted to retain the ability to take the plug apart so I used another plug off a sacrificial loom I have.
    I cut off the replacement plug and about 4 inches of cables, cut off the old plug as near to the ends of the wire as I could and soldered the two together.
    The bonus being that connection is now twice as long making it easier to route safely.

    You could use individual connectors but they are very close to each other and they would need to be fully insulated right to the ends of the connectors.
    Also as that connection has one of the very few waterproof connectors you would have to find a way, with individual connectors, to make it waterproof.

    Or maybe Eastern Beaver could supply a complete replacement female socket...................
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    So yeah it’s the battery &#x1f61d; I’ve tested the voltage on the bench throughout today, voltage would sometimes be 10v and on the next test 12v. It’s a year old gel battery and I can only imagine something is breaking down inside so it shows voltage but won’t pass a load.

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